I have known Erin since she was a little girl, of about 3 years old, it has been a joy to watch her grow into a wonderful young lady, and now expected mom. I was tickled when she asked me to do maternity photos. Belly shots she called them, we had a great morning trying out different backgrounds, tops, toys, blocks, ribbons, etc.
This image is one of my favorites. Layered with a texture in photoshop that blends well with the dress, Erin’s gaze cast down at the blocks. I used Nik Silver Effects Pro to convert to a black and white image. Erin loves the result, and we are already talking about newborn baby photos. And I am looking forward to meeting the new baby.
I have had this project, figure, form and texture on hold a very long time, working on it in bits and pieces, between claims and photography assignments! yesterday I stopped everything for a couple of hours and worked on this, part of a personal project. I will show you more over the next few weeks. The figure and form project has been percolating away on the back burner for quite sometime, probably a year now. With only the occasional opportunity to move forward. I think sometimes projects need that kind of time, and sometimes I wish they would move faster!
I need two things to make this project work, people, or more specifically ladies, if you are in the Calgary area and what to collaborate on the project send me an email. Secondly, I would like some feedback!
Any day now, well to be honest, any day some time in the next couple of weeks! We, your family and friends are waiting patiently for the arrival of the new baby. My first attempt into maternity photos was a lot of fun, due in large part to the patience of my wonderful friends! I added a little texture to the image, creating a border and depth to the image.
Can’t wait to get the call, when they arrive home with the new baby!
If you know anyone who lives in the Calgary area and would like to work with me to develop this are of my portfolio have them send me a message! Happy Friday to everyone!
Quite some time ago now I was out walking when I found this lovely eagle feather, I knew immediately that I wanted to create this image. I could picture it in my mind. Time passed, travels, and other projects became a priority and this lovely feather sat in a basket on the coffee table for many months. Last week I finally took time, made it a priority and photographed the lovely and delicate feather. Then using Kim Klassen’s texture Phoebe as an overlay I was able to achieve the image I had in my mind the day I picked up the feather.
I don’t use textures a lot in my work, but it is a tool I have explored and worked with on occasion. Kim Klassen Cafe has workshop, tutorials and above all wonderful textures to work with. Head on over to her site for some inspiration!
I am not sure that I am entirely done with this image, as it is staying with me. It might need some text, or a haiku, I will have to sit with it a while to decide. Let me know what you think
Back in June I worked with a young lady to create “figure and form”, and wanted to try the same process with a male figure.
While the lady was a soft shadow, I choose the harder more defined lines for the male subject. Here you can see some details in his face, and I used a darker grungier rock texture. So the two images while following the same process look quite different. Let me know what you think.
I have been experimenting with figure and form, shape and light; here my lady is standing in front of a sheet of thin white paper, with the light behind her. during processing I added a textured rock layer.
Where ever I go I will shoot small detail pictures of stone walls, bricks, stucco, anything that could be an interesting texured layer and can be added to photos.
I am interested in your thoughts on my experiment, your comments would be appreciated.
I met Hannah on Sunday Mar 18, 2012, a group of us were getting together to work on a photo project. Hannah was one of our models, she was creative and lively and willing try just about anything. Her dress was a great contrast to the background. We didn’t get much to talk but I have since learned that she doesn’t like getting up in the morning for class and finds riding the bus boring! Hannah I hope your Wednesday is a good one!
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. Victor Hugo
The guitarist in the photo was playing on the streets of Nuremberg Germany, absorbed in the song he was playing we stood absorbed as the music floated around us. between songs he acknowledged those that place a contribution into his guitar case. He acknowledged my camera, an smiled for a photograph, then went back playing. I like the images of him playing, his passion for his music is palatable.
I have been following along with Kim Klassen’s Cafe, she has some wonderful textures, e-lessons, “where textures and photos connect.” After adding the texture I used the the Floreabella Retro Vintage Action, adding to the vintage feel. I have been experimenting with different images and I want to that these two websites for inspiration and encouragement.
The white Hippeastrum, commonly known as Amaryllis, that has been sitting on my dining room table has been blooming for a couple of weeks. I have finally taken a few minutes to photograph it, to try to capture the delicate beauty. Amaryllis means “to sparkle” in Greek, the flowering bulb has become almost as popular as the poinsettia to decorate our home. Photographed in front of the kitchen window, using a macro lens I was able to get a nice clean background, and the backlight helps to bring out the lines and texture.