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Digital Blending methods by Jimmy McIntyre
follow the link below to several great tutorials using digital blending to create sharp, dynamic and natural images.
A late start to 2015……. who am i kidding we are well into the year and i have been very remiss in not posting anything other than someone else’s posts, things i want to remember etc. It’s not that i haven’t wanted to post just that i haven’t had the time. At the end of last year things really took off, i was selling at craft fairs and artisan markets every weekend, going out taking photos and working on my computer. Looking after family and myself and i kind of lost the time to post anything.
I decided that i am going to start my own business and i have been working extremely hard finding bigger markets and more prestigious exhibitions and basically asking to be included in magazines, papers and any kind of of art thing going. Some i was turned down for and some i was snapped up for, so this month i have a feature in the ‘Lake’ magazine, have booked some great artisan markets in Liverpool and best of all and by sheer chance i have a booth in the Liverpool contemporary Art fair, http://www.liverpoolcontemporary.com/ it’s held at the Royal Liver Building from the 26th to the 28th June and i will be among some pretty amazing artists.
Now is the time i really could do with a patron, someone to help me start up, pay for my work to be printed and framed but that’s not going to happen anytime soon, so i am furiously hording money to pay for printing on archive papers and framing. All that adds costs onto my work which then brings me to how much i need to charge and really it goes into large amounts, i just hope i have the equations right and i’m not pricing myself too cheaply.
I have also been looking through my work, right from the beginning and the ghastly HDR stuff to the really nice stuff and you can see the leap in experience and technique and i am really pleased with how much better my work is now.
I have been working on some photos of the River Mersey and the ferry recently, the Three Queens are coming into Liverpool and i have the chance to sell when they are here so i am stock pilling images of Liverpool :-D http://www.cunard.co.uk/cruise-types/anniversary-cruises-2015/ I am going to try something a little different and have coloured some of my images red or blue to play on the Liverpool and Everton football theme, it will be interesting to see how they go. I am going to try and post more as i am going to need to advertise myself to a wider audience so be prepared, i’m not lol but i will try harder, i promise.
Originally posted on PI Photography and Fine Art:
Photographing Flowers, Not Distractions
Spring is here! The insects and birds are returning to do their part in making this world beautiful. The gardens are filling with joyful colors, fragrances, and subtle textures. It’s time to pack a bag for the day and enjoy a walk through the gardens, whether its someplace like Longwood Gardens or your own back yard. You can take in the beauty that the world has to offer during this season…but don’t forget your camera and extra batteries.
Is it a distraction or a creative element?
Gardens are filled with all kinds of photographic possibilities but there are also a lot of potential distractions too. They might be the tool shed, a fence, other flowers, electrical lines, people etc. The photographer must be aware of these elements and make a decision on whether to include these elements…
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I remember doing this at art college, it was a great time!
Originally posted on paulamyes:
The other day I got an email from 500px telling me that some of the pictures I had listed with them for licensing could not be accepted because I didn’t have model releases for them. On contacting 500px I got the following reply:
“We recently ran an algorithm to detect images that had people in them with no release attached, this was our attempt to speed up the ingestion process since we are working through a bit of a backlog at the moment. It has certainly been effective in identifying unreleased photos, but it sometimes tags photos that don’t have people in them so we still have some tweaking to do :)”
Now I can sort of understand how the shot at the top got selected by the computer as the sculpture does have some anthropomorphic features…
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