Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Inspired by Kim Klassen

Inspired by Kim Klassen

It was purely by chance a very long time ago (or so it seems) I discovered this wonderful (and Canadian too) gal who was offering up free classes, free textures and a refreshing approach to photography for the artist.

This is the absolute most wonderful place for all!


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Watercolour Gabby - In-Camera Double Exposures

My latest experimental work with double exposures (Canon 6D) and an inspiring tutorial from Somerset Digital Studio Issue Spring 2013!

Awesome Digital Tutorial Link :)

I came across this pdf file again yesterday and thought it was great for sharing.  I haven't actually done the tutorial but I hope to get started this evening.  A share for you all!

Christy Laudig Tutorial!  Paper Whimsy


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

In Your Light..


Back and inspired by the next stage of Beyond Layers...Beyond Beyond!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Day 47 Polaroid Love...

This was so much fun...and I spent far too much time on it, playing, layer after layer...!

Day 49 Make a Colour Storyboard

This was taken on Friday before the Canada Day long weekend!
IPhone always at hand! 

Beyond Layers from Kim Klassen

Friday, January 27, 2012

Focus on Simplicity..

Six Word Memoir

There is something to be said for the ways in which our spirits connect and find all of the ways to share what we were intended to in this lifetime....our journey is always unique, but the way we all share it is universal....the right place at the right time, for all the right reasons...g.

Day 3, Beyond Layers Six Word Memoir

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Beauty 'Photomontage'

I was recently asked (second hand request) to give a presentation on how I create my layered photo works...
'Beauty' is an example (simple) to illustrate the steps.

The imagery I tried to evoke was a reflection of the statue's symbolism and what she meant for me.  Created as a welcoming figure (but not really knowing this consciously at the time of the photograph); I added the warmth of the orange-red roses, with the almost rising up effect as if she were spreading open her palms and sharing the heat from below her feet...the texture layer with the word embedded "Beauty" was in the right place at the right time, don't you think?

Essentially the image is comprised of layers of images composited one atop the other and blended together using various blend modes in Photoshop. The 'grain' or textured layer is usually on the top. A variation to this might occur when the layer is below but the upper most layers are erased to reveal the texture below.
This Photo example:
Layer one: Image of carved statue "Welcome Figure" 'Beauty'
Layer two: Image of roses taken on the same day close to the statue
Layer three: Texture image.

If Birds Talked they ....

This is not the first time I have used this quote...perhaps it is the entire reference to birds that has me held captive by its beauty?

Friday, August 5, 2011

dreaming hummingbird ;)

A link back to Kim Klassen's blog.....love her inspiration and the brush "dream" compliments of her!

Captured Moment

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Monday, January 25, 2010

Welcome to One World One Heart 2010

Hiya's all! Please post your link to this blog post! There are two prizes consisting each of a set of original photocard illustrations. The recent posts below are an example. Enjoy All :) Entries will end on Feb 15th, 2010