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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Photography



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.

See ya.

4 comments:

David Walker said...

Really liked your photographs, especially the third shot, good composition. I'll have to speed up my work now . . . since I have more competition:)

David

David Walker said...

Really liked your photographs, especially the third shot, good composition. I'll have to speed up my work now . . . since I have more competition:)

David

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you David. Hey no competition here. I love your work too. I learn from you and other artists whom inspire me.

PB said...

Oh, green with envy here- I would love to take a photography class! Beautiful tulips.