Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I got a fever...

... and the only prescription is more photoshop tutorials!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


Wordle illustration of some of my blog text. Neat huh?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

What have I been up to lately?

Reading Photoshop tutorials....that's what.

They're still a bit rough around the edges, and I'm basically just following directions (nothing original here), but I've learned more Photoshop in the past 24 hours that I had in the previous 5 years. So yeah....holler at some progress.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

More and more

Now that I'm sans job, I've had lots of time for photo play. Here's another one I like.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

More Photoshop Phun

Just when you thought I was done with the blog! I've been playing around in Photoshop CS3 and here are some of the things I've put together.

Here's a panorama I stitched together from photos I took on the top of Fuji. If you're interested, here's a post I wrote for my friend Evan on his blog Japan Photo Guide on why climbing Fuji is the greatest thing ever.

Here's a graphic I made from a photo I took of a Maiko in Kyoto near Kiyomizudera. It's a bit rough still, but I think I'm on to something.

Finally, my favorite, is a pic I took in Shibuya last summer. I've selectively blurred the photo to mimic a tilt-shift lens. This, combined with exaggerated contrast and saturation creates a miniaturization effect. It's like I've made a teeny tiny model of Shibuya. Aww...it's cute.

ONE MORE! I'm on a roll! First, I did a gradient blur, like in the photo above (though this one is circular, not reflective). Then I blurred out the corners to make it Holga-y. Finally, I added some noise to make it look like I used I high ISO film.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Where in the Hell is Matt?

In keeping with my recent theme of embedding videos instead of really writing anything, I bring you this. Seriously...watch it.

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

I can't hear you! LALALALALALA

See the NY Times full coverage here.

Friday, June 20, 2008

WTF Fact of the Day

I was listening to a piece on NPR's Talk of the Nation today on China's Three Gorges Dam. During the talk Yung Chang, the director of the upcoming movie Up the Yangtze, mentions that the weight of the water in the reservoir created by the dam will be so great that it will cause the Earth to tilt ever so slightly on its axis.

Check out the trailer:

Sunday, May 11, 2008