are presented, for your viewing pleasure, Centralia
threw my eyes. First, let me introduce myself.
My name is Ryan Warner, I'm from Red Lion, PA and have
been an amateur photographer for about 3 years now.
I have no official education or training, everything
I know about photography I taught myself.
first started exploring the option of going to
Centralia to photograph it, I decided that I wanted
each photograph to be a separate viewing experience. I
wanted to present each image as a separate entity so
the viewer would see that there is more to the area
then what initially meets the eye. I set forth to
capture the ever-changing mood that Centralia has
experienced in it's past.
My technique was simple, and I'll try to explain it
so that non-photographers can understand it. I
always use a polarized filter. A polarized
filter is basically sunglasses for your camera lens.
It reduces the bright sky to level that allows the
camera capture it. The other in camera step I
take is to lower the depth of field, meaning less of
the scene is in focus. This effect creates an aged
look in the photograph, as if it was taken with an
post-production (the tweaking or editing of the
original image) I use a variety of programs to achieve
the look that I was after. The main program is
Abode's Lightroom, occasionally I'll use another Adobe
program which most you are familiar with called
Photoshop. I treat each photograph independently
and try to enhance it's mood. Sometimes the
enhancement involved adjusting the color levels, other
times it meant introducing a color that was not
present when the photograph was taken.
Regardless of what it took I always kept in mind the
end goal was to enhance the feeling already present in
For more visit Ryan's website
Ryan can be contact by email
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