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.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bringing a little Venice to Dublin Ireland

Here is the before and after of Rosyln who was body painted.  Unfortunately the body painter ran out of time and asked me to do a little improvisation.  It was a quick shoot, taking just under an hour and we hadn't planned on the open topped Dublin tourist vehicles that kept passing us being there on a quiet Sunday afternoon ;-)