Photography by T. L. "Tom" Cubbage II
These are some of my "Santa Fe 2000" images.
"Santa Fe 2000 - An American Beauty"
Gallery 1 (Introduction)
This is a special series. All of the work was done in Santa Fe in two hours on a single Saturday morning in September 2000. The venue was the campus of the Santa Fe Photographic Workshop. The model for the 160 portrait images shot that day is Patti Levey. All of the images were done with either an Olympus D-360L or D-460 Zoom.
My original purpose was to test the two cameras to determine their practical suitability as outdoor portrait camera. Both have a 1.3 mega pixel capability. The lens on the 360 give the equivalent of a 35 mm wide angle lens on a regular 35 mm camera. I shot the 460 with the lens at the full 3x zoom limit to get the equivalent of a 100 mm portrait lens. I used the super high quality capture format on the 360 camera and the high quality format on the 460. With the 360 in SHQ mode the resulting image is 13.3x17.8" with a 72 pixels per inch file size from 320 to 390 Kb. With the 460 in HQ mode the resulting image is 13.3x17.8" with a 72 pixels per inch file size from 120 to 215 Kb. In the SHQ mode one can get 36 images on a 16 Mb Smart Media card.
In 2001 I used Adobe PhotoDeluxe Business Edition version 1.1 to edit the images. I believe it is the easiest to use and most straightforward of the several Adobe editing programs. It certainly did what I needed to do Today, with more powerful computers at hand I do my editing with Photoshop CS. .
Each images was edited and enhanced as a full sized color original and saved in Adobe PDD file format. Then the images were reduced in size to 4.5x6" images and finished in four or more ways. First, I did a color version. Second I made a black and white rendition. Third, using the latter I did a version that had an overall sepia tone. Fourth, I did a b/w version in which a sepia tone is added only to the exposed flesh area of the model's face, neck, arms and hand. In the case of some images I also used one or more of the Adobe special effects. In many cases I also cropped and re-edited the original images, so that, at the end of a four months editing process, I had over 1,000 finished images.
Obviously, I was pleased with the quality of the images the two Olympus camera captured, and with the work of model Patti. Shown below are ten images that represent a sampling of five ways the images were finished. Other pages provide additional photos highlighting images done in the color, b/w, sepia, tinted flesh, and special effects styles.
"Santa Fe 2000 _ An American Beauty"
Gallery 1 (Introduction)
"Patti Contemplating Patti"
(Santa Fe, NM 9/00) (PL 000909 080d SF2000.jpg)
"Patti in Red - Color Original"
(Santa Fe, NM 9/00) (PL 000909 080.jpg)
"Patti in Red - B/W Rendition"
(Santa Fe, NM 9/00) (PL 000909 080 bw.jpg)
"Patti in Red - Sepia Rendition"
(Santa Fe, NM 9/00) (PL 000909 080c sepia.jpg)
"Patti in Red - Flesh Toned Rendition"
(Santa Fe, NM 9/00) (PL 000909 080b bw&ct.jpg)
"Patti in Red - Special Effects Rendition #1"
(Santa Fe, NM 9/00) (PL 000909 080c accented edges.jpg)
"Patti in Red - Special Effects Rendition #2"
(Santa Fe, NM 9/00) (PL 000909 080c posturize.jpg)
"Patti in Red - Special Effects Rendition #3"
(Santa Fe, NM 9/00) (PL 000909 080c note paper.jpg)
All images: Copyright 2001 by T. L. "Tom" Cubbage II - All Rights Reserved
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This page was first published on 5/5/2001
This page republished on Photogserver.net on 9/11/2004
Updated 11/25/2005, at 1600 hours CST, by Webmaster Tom Cubbage