Being able to capture some of Mother Nature’s amazing creatures is only one part of finding beauty within oneself.
As more and more photographers emerge in the nature and wildlife field, stunning images of birds and wildlife are overwhelming the internet. Easy access to high quality equipment, and location information shared with photographers add even more to the abundance of wildlife everywhere you look.
So how do you differentiate your work from others? Begin the exploration and discover the artist within you. There are some notable and incredible art photographers out there than can inspire you to take your images a step further than the “Bird on a Stick” picture.
I’ve been slowly entering this Digital Art Room world, first overcoming my intimidation of Photoshop and its complexity. And I’ve learned that creating these types of images are rather simple and take less than ten minutes to bring them to life.
Utilizing textures, and an additional software program “Topaz Impressions” I am now creating true digital works of art.
In fact, being creative both in-field and at home with a computer, it has inspired me to create and offer a “Digital Art Room” photography workshop in February. Being offered in mid-February, this class will introduce you to a variety of in-field techniques, including Smart phone apps for your cell phone. We’ll then continue to creative applications of software to your images to create an artistic rendition.
If you’re interested in participating, please send me a private message at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The artist within YOU has always inspired me, Emily. Keep exploring, keep creating from that space within, I support and celebrate your artistry and your perception that make you, YOU. Rock on, Sister, Rock on! xoxoxo ❤
You are too much Sally. Such a wonderful cheerleader you are tonight. Thank you so much my dearest friend.
I love using Topaz impressions, Can’t stop using it for the more colourful photos I’ve taken 🙂
Isn’t that the truth Andy? I tried hard not to overdo it. Thank you.
Emily, You’ve inspired me to give this a try when I get back to land with some of the bird images I am capturing on this sailing trip.
Wonderful news ! You’ll find that some pictures work beautifully as others don’t. Good luck and enjoy your holiday.
wonderful photography and very informative..
let me share some recent photography work of mine
Happy Valentines day
Thank you so much for sharing.
Simply stunning – your work is truly inspiring – I have my fingers and toes crossed 2017 is going to be the year of my FINALLY mastering Photoshop (I hope)!
LOL ! Mastering, now that’s a big step to take but I know you’re up to the challenge Joanne. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season.
Cheers Emily – if only there was an emoji with its tongue in its cheek, mastering for me means not running from the computer in tears having only managed 100 layers of what appears to be of the same thing, NOTHING… having achieved… NOTHING! PhotoShop is one of the few things that can reduce me to a trantrum-throwing-wailing-five-year-old but I will NOT be beaten… I hope!🤔
OMG Joanne! You sound just like me. It”ll happen, I just know it.
I have always felt the same about photoshop, and still favor Lightroom, but I am gradually learning bit-by-bit from Ben Willmore and his Adobe Photoshop class on Creative Live and his Masters Academy. I highly recommend anything Ben teaches. He is very good at taming the tantrums.
Cheers Carolyn, I’ll be sure to check out Ben Willmore classes. Once I’ve dedicated some time to actually “learning” PS it should all be good. Sadly I’ve allowed the thought of PS to take on a life of its own.😜
These are superb Em, especially the beach birds. Have a great Christmas 😊
You are so very kind Mark. Thank you so much and Merry Christmas as well.
I fully agree with you, Emily…and I am walking the same path. I love to be able to transform my images to something more artistic than “a bird on a stick”, but for some reason I have tried to remain as close to the original as possible for the images on my blog and have showed my ‘art’ in other places. Maybe more courage is needed 🙂
I’m not sure if it’s courage, but rather inspiration. Not all images lend themselves to an artistic rendition. It’s a wonderful artistic journey we are on, and I wish you all the best in your journey Tiny. Happy New Year!
Happy 2017 to you too!
BTW This post is amazing, and I almost missed it! Your workshop sounds like a lot of fun. I would love to do it sometime, although right now I am working up my courage to rejuvenate bring my Smugmug site.
Indeed it does take time to rework a web page. I wish you all the best with the project. Just find a nice cup of tea and a rainy day. 🙂
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digital art is the future.
Wow, such stunning art! I love the last photo!