Thanks to the incessant rain, I am in a ponderous mood today. I believe it was Ansel Adams that said: “You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you … Continue reading Take it – or make it?
If you've followed my page at any point, you'll probably get that I love using textures on my photography. Although I do buy textures from other artists, making them for myself seemed like a logical, creative process. My textures are now for sale at my brand new Etsy shop and I'd be thrilled if you'd … Continue reading Textures
Until some time last week, I had heard of the Orton Effect and sort of knew what it did, and I was aware that some landscape photographers and many woodland photographers processed their work to gain a sort of dreamy effect without really softening the focus too much. I hadn't clicked that this was, in … Continue reading The Orton Effect
Faced with an ailing smartphone and the need to replace it before it died, I decided to go iphone this time. Not iphone x, I hasten to add. I am a poor musician and photographer and the iphone x is more than I am willing to invest. Not even iphone 8 or 7 but back … Continue reading Iphoneography!
A brief look at the Multiple Exposure option for in-camera results.
I love the software that is available to photographers in these digital times - and I'm quite happy to make use of it. Indeed, I make use of plenty of software programs including Lightroom 6, Photoshop Elements 14, Affinity Photo, The Nik Collection (largely because it's free) and Topaz Studio with various 'pro' adjustments which … Continue reading Getting the Effect In-camera
Looking at the Creative, ICM technique.
I must stop reading things. It only leads to bouts of curiosity! This week's read was all about ICM - Intentional Camera Movement, Not that I haven't come across this genre of photography before but I perhaps haven't paid much attention until now. Having read a couple of little articles on it, I took off … Continue reading And then I Read Another Thing
I should really limit my internet time. Trouble is, I find something interesting and then I find something related that also looks interesting - which leads to something else and before I know it, it's the wee small hours. Anyhow, this time, I read this thing about how to make twirly patterns out of your … Continue reading So, I read this thing . . .
No - Im not talking about violins here. If you had ever heard me try to play one, you'd realise that will always be a no! I am talking about editing - 'creative' editing to be precise. I think we now acknowledge that if you shoot in raw, you need to do some kind of … Continue reading To Fiddle – or not to Fiddle?