Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Spherical Panoramas

These are my two finished Spherical Panoramas that I made in my G.T. class. To create these worlds, I first took two sets of 10-15 images in a 360 degree rotation while having a 10-15% overlap. I then edited my pictures in Adobe Camera Raw before compiling them into a panoramic image using Photoshop's Photomerge plugin.

Next, I resized both panoramas to be square and filtered them both by using the Polar Coordinates tool. My final worlds were later selected by using the elliptical marquee tool and were feathered
to refine the edges of my images. After applying a black or white background I used the quick selection tool to cut out an image of me. After resizing the cut-out image so it would fit perfectly into my spherical world, I added a shadow effect to make the image of myself look more realistic... and those are the steps to creating my spherical panoramas.

Polar Panoramas

These are my two finished Polar Panoramas. I first researched the process of creating a Polar Panorama before choosing a great location to take my two sets of at least 10 images. When taking these images I moved the camera vertically while making sure I took them with a 10-15% overlap. After I created my panos by using the Photomerge plugin in Photoshop, I resized the two images to be square. I then rotated the square images with a 180 degree turn before implementing the Polar Coordinates filter.

After finishing both Polar Panos, I partnered up with another student and had a portrait photography session. These pictures would be used to imitate the feeling of being on top of the world. After editing my portrait photos, I used the quick selection tool to cut out the background, refine the images, and  resize them perfectly so they would fit my worlds. After resizing I created a shadow effect by copying, warping the portrait layer, decreasing the exposure to black and setting the opacity to 40%. All of these steps added up to creating my Polar Panoramas!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Final Photomontages

Here are my two finished photomotages, inspired by the famous photographer David Hockney, who created similar "joiner" like images. To make these images I used a digital camera to take several different shots of a specific subject. By doing so it creates an image from many different perspectives and is an attention grabber. I also used photoshop to compile the images and to create these photomontages!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

All About Me

Hi, I am Leleaka Anakalea, the producer of this blog. I am a former student of Hanalei Elementary School. I am now a seventh grade student at Kapa'a Middle School and new to the G.T. program. This blog will include my finished projects that I created in my Gifted and Talented program ( G.T. )

I am very lucky, I live in a beautiful place called Kaua'i. In Kaua'i there's is nothing but blue and green. The breath-taking ocean surrounds this island and the tall lush mountains compliment these oceans. I was born and raised on Kaua'i and have gotten to see it's beauty for 12 years.  

Here are a few other things about me, I love being with my family, I believe that family is the most important thing in the world! I am so grateful that I have such an incredible family! I also love to sing! You can find me singing day and night, day after day, every minute every second. I sing while working on homework, surfing the web, while walking around my house... I sing everywhere. The songs I enjoy to sing is, R&B, Hawaiian, pop, and old school. I believe singing and music creates a positive atmosphere for everyone!

As I said before this is my first year in G.T. and I have loved learning about new technology and how to use it. I have enjoyed getting the opportunity to learn new techniques and getting to explore many things on a computer... and only in G.T. will you be able to do these things!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Magazine Cover

This is my finished Magazine Cover for Singing Forever, that I created during the fall of 2013 at Kapa'a Middle School. I made this magazine cover by using a digital camera and Photoshop to create multi-layered images that describes myself.