Post-production: Editing

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Adobe Photoshop CS for photographers
Evening, Martin. Adobe Photoshop CS For Photographers. 1st ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2004. Print.


The above book discloses the main features of Adobe Photoshop, i found it well explained and it has aided to edit my picture.


The various tutorials available at have also aided me to achieved the style I wanted to apply to the project.


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Photoshop CC 2017: Nondestructive Exposure And Color Correction
“Photoshop CC 2017: Nondestructive Exposure And Color Correction”. – from LinkedIn. N.p., 2017. Web. 24 Apr. 2017.


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The above image has been the most challenging to edit.
The clone stamp tool was employed in order to remove unwanted objects and the Brush tool aided me to repair certain sections of the photograph.

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The photoshoot session has generated me more than a hundred pictures.

Adobe photoshop which is a raster graphic editor was employed in the post-Production phase in order to edit the project.

Multiple tools were employed to edit the pictures, the most significant were:


  • Threshold for the sin city effect
  • Curves to fix the black and white
    Camera Raw filter employed to achieve the night/ dark environment by tweaking the temperature and exposure properties.
  • Quick selection and Pen tool in order to select part of the picture.
  • Clone stamp and the brush tool to eliminate unwanted parts of the picture
  • Adjustment layers and smart objects in order to keep the original file
  • Adjustment > Black and white
  • Add Noise





Tarantino, Scorsese, Munch

Photography, Uncategorized

Sin City

The brief stated that only black and white compositions with the use of spot colour were allowed, that was enought for me to make a connection with one of my favourite movie:
Sin City. Sin City with his signature style has played an essential role in defining the outcome of my project.

The aforementioned movie is based on a series of neo-noir comics created by Frank Miller. The motion picture was directed by Robert Rodriguez with the collaboration of  Quentin Tarantino as a special guest director.

Sin City
Miller, Frank, Robert Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino. Sin City. United States: Troublemaker Studios, Dimension Films, 2005. film.

The film, in my opinion is an outstanding modern representation of the  noir genre that was popular in during the great depression in America between the early 1940s – late 1950s.

Taxi Driver.

Taxi Driver
Scorsese, Martin. Taxi Driver. United States: Italo/Judeo Productions, 1976. film.

Taxi Driver is another  great movie with neo-noir elements by Martin Scorsese that has inspired me in the realisation of this project.

The above movies were an essential input for the outcome of the project, they’ve provided me  inspiration  and an opportunity to expand my perspective while researching on related topics topics such as:

  • Graphic novel
  • Neo-noir
  • Film Noir America popular during the great depression – early 40s late 50s. Originated from
  • German expressionist cinematography and art.


I have researched the American film noir and came across the genre that generated it:

The German expressionism 

   -The Cabinet of Dr Caligari.

The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari
Wiene, Robert. The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari. Weimar Republic: Decla-Bioscop, 1920. film.

The above movie is a silent horror film; it is a story of a hypnotist who uses a somnambulist to commit murders. The movie is considered by many one of the first horror movies and has a significant influence in the American film noir.


Munch, Edvard. The Scream. Oslo, Norway: National Gallery, 1893. Print.

The scream.

The expressionist artists believed that art should be seen as a manifestation of the artist’s feelings and should not be employed merely to depict the external visual world.

The Scream by Edward Munch is one of the most recognisable instances of expressionism. Munch throughout his career emphasises agony and anxiety.
“Expressionism Movement, Artists And Major Works”. The Art Story. N.p., 2017. Web. 24