Monday, December 17, 2018

Another Year



It's the end of another year and January 2019 will mark my 15th year since I first took up a camera and found my passion in creative photography.

What a long way I have come since then and what a journey it's been.

A couple of months ago my website got hacked and no matter what I did the hackers broke in time and time again and my hosting server refused to host my website so I was forced to shut it down and now I have to create a new one.  All.  Over.  Again.

This shutting down of my website is a little bitter sweet as I created it from scratch, learning code so I could have it just the way I liked though that often meant putting in many hours; having to look up youtube tutorials on css scripts and code every 10 minutes.  On the other hand, it gives me a chance to start again afresh, a new year, a new website, new work and who knows what the coming years ahead will bring along with all that.

So upwards and onwards, I'm going to be posting here for the foreseeable future or at least until I have my new website up and running.

If you're interested in being on my mailing list to get updates on my next workshop or talk you can email me here and leave your contact details so I can get in touch you in the future.

Have a lovely Christmas and New Year!!

All for Love

Ellen xoxox

Thursday, September 8, 2016

What have I been up to?

Not much, took a few photos since I've last written a blog here. Not sure how long its been since I've posted here.  Perhaps a couple of years.........
















Sunday, September 29, 2013

Slipping into the unknown

Slipping into the unknown by '_ellen_'
Slipping into the unknown, a photo by '_ellen_' on Flickr.

I'm holding a workshop for photoshop and other ways to manipulate a photograph. I'll be adding a page to my website soon and all the information about it can be found there.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Anna Livia Pleurabelle

Here is the before and after of this image which I've called Anna Livia Pleurabelle after James Joyces character in Finnegans Wake.   I used layers and layers here.  Possibly 30 or so to achieve the effect here.  I'm really happy with the colours here and love the burst of electric blue the fish give to the finished image.

Speaking of layers, I'm giving a weekend workshop in November '13 on Layers and Textures so if you're interested get in touch with me.  A knowledge of your way around Photoshop is required for this workshop.  We'll have a couple of hours shooting models and the rest of the time we will spend editing the shots we've taken over the next day and a half.  If you have no photoshop and are interested in seeing whether or not you enjoy making art from your photos then do what I did and download Gimp which is a free platform similar to photoshop.  I also do beginner workshops throughout the year so do contact me if you're interested in that either

Friday, June 1, 2012

 This is the before and after of the shot I took of Rosyln.  I asked her to stand in front of a white wall so that I could change the background to whatever I liked. I thought I'd keep it simple in the end and just make her the center of attraction.  I made her hat a little more raised height wise and I extended her skirt material to cover more of the front of her body and I changed the colour of it from blue to purple because purple is a complimentary colour to the yellow gold on her eyes and arm.