The goal of this project is to use basic color editing tools to change the apparent time of day of an image. As the sun rises and sets, as outdoor and indoor lights are turned on and off, the only visual changes that take place in a particular scene result from these changes in lighting. Therefore, you should arguably be able to adjust the time of day of a photo by selectively changing the localized lighting.
You will need to find and scan a starting image. Please use a spatial resolution between 600 and 1000 pixels on each dimension, and keep the spatial resolutions of both your starting and final image the same. You are free to use color modification tools such as brightness, contrast, HSV, and soft light to make the changes. Do NOT use any retouching, cut and paste, etc., even if you know these tools. This exercise is intended to get you familiar with color, both in terms of training your eye and in using a number of the color-correcting tools.
This project is due in two parts:
PART ONE due Wednesday, February 9 at the beginning of class
so that I can clearly identify your work. It is your responsibility
to make sure your images meet these criteria! I won’t consider your project
handed-in until they do.