Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Sorry, my friends for the long absence in posting. I have been very busy learning in my photography class. My class is actually for portraiture but, I am learning much about my camera in the process. So, I try and practice on things that will eventually aid me in my proposed future projects. When I decided to start photographing my dolls to create stories or scenes, I began to realize one thing right away. I needed to refresh my knowledge of photography and also my DSLR camera. I kept thinking that I would need a new camera and so was a bit depressed.
Well long story short, I have been shown the light so to speak. My teacher Kate Messer is an awesome teacher. She is dedicated to her art and she is also a very patient teacher. You can't ask for anyone better.
As you can see these are not portraits per se but, are floral portraits as I like to view them. I took these of a neighbors tulips that have decided to shout hello spring has sprung.
Another important lesson for me is in the learning off Lightroom 4 by Adobe for processing my pictures. I was totally intimidated by this software and now I am finding it a great challenge, a fun challenge to learn.
So don't despair my friends. Dolls will be making an appearance here again real soon. I am in the learning mode to better capture my vision of what I wish to convey. I am finding that I have to adapt as an artist. As my hands keep getting more and more painful when I sculpt. I am finding that I have to transition into something else. So, this is a great tool and hopefully just as interesting to you all. Thanks for following along on my journey.
I will be heading up to Columbus Ohio next week for AFICC or Artistic Figures in Cloth and Clay. It's a great doll making conference and I am looking forward to learning some new things, seeing old friends and making new ones. I will keep you all posted.