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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Digital Journal - Mixed Media Mayhem -IPhonography

On my recent trip to Spain and Portugal, I did not take my usual assortment of cameras, lenses, image cards, and accessories.  Instead, I relied on my new IPhone 6s and apps for photo editing.  For example, I took a classic photo of the riverfront in Porto...a photo that everyone who visits this city has probably made.  I experimented with a number of apps including Distressed FX, PS Express, and Photo Lab to get my own interpretation. I like the way the apps brought out the blues in the small boat in the foreground and gave the bridge a luminosity.  Additionally with the application of the apps, the lines of the boat's rigging are more visible.  The overall effect I hoped for was to put the photo in a historical context.

The original

Digital Journal - Mixed Media Mayhem

Having been away from my studio for some time, I have turned to digital image making to fill that void of art withdrawal.  I have always loved Photoshop for my photo editing providing that replacement for the darkroom, multiple lenses, and filters.  I used these traditional tools to prepare the images "Seeking Light" and "Self Reflection" that were juried into the Indian River County Photo Club show at the Vero Beach Museum of Art.  I was delighted to receive Second Place Award in the People category.

Seeking Light 

Self Reflections

After going through back issues of Digital Studio magazine, I was inspired to create images combining my own photographs with digitally made elements.  Two examples used the same background to feature very different focal images.  Pinterest and Graphics Fairy are great sources for images, brushes, and other png. files.