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Light Painting Process: Step 1 - Sketching. An uncommon practice for photography.

Light Painting Process: Step 1 - Sketching. An uncommon practice for photography.

In one of my previous blog articles, I spoke about what makes Light Painting photography so magical. I also listed the main 5 steps that go into the process I'm using: Sketch Composition & Camera set up Photography process Post-processing Print And today, I'd like to talk a bit more about the first step, i.e. sketching. Sketching is a relatively uncommon practice for photography. It is mainly due to my drawing/painting background why I am personally a big advocate of a good sketch. I used to study painting and drawing in my teenage years before I even started my photography career....

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Light painting photography as a way to memorialise a family heirloom

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Light painting photography as a way to memorialise a family heirloom

I occasionally photograph the family heirlooms of other people. And one of these heirlooms belongs to a friend of mine. I met him while we were exhibiting together at a pop-up photography exhibition in a local gallery. He told me a fascinating story about his family heirloom. It was a leaping Jaguar mascot from his dad's car - a car that was very dear to his dad's heart. These cars were only produced in 1960-1967. And this mascot was the only piece that he has got left from it. His dad turned 77 years this year, and my friend wanted...

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Extraordinary Plant Collection of Ranno ’o Astra: Satrum tree. Inventing a new alphabet for a photograph - The magic behind the fine art photography process

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Extraordinary Plant Collection of Ranno ’o Astra: Satrum tree. Inventing a new alphabet for a photograph - The magic behind the fine art photography process

I recently started working on my new photography art piece - Satrum tree. The main idea behind this artwork is to depict the magical properties of this very special and rare tree from the Extraordinary Plant Collection of Ranno 'o Astra. You can see the preparation process in the video below. I had to invent a whole new alphabet for this composition alone. You can see several unfamiliar symbols belonging to this language on the tree's bark in the video above. It all started from an idea of a tree that can predict the future (you can find out more about...

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What makes Light Painting photography so magical?

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What makes Light Painting photography so magical?

Today, I'd like to talk about light painting photography technique.  So, what is it that makes this technique so special? Light painting can help you create a result that cannot be achieved with any other photography technique. The technique itself involves a mixture of photography and painting skill sets. It works very similar to painting - but instead of a brush, you use the light to paint. And the resulting photograph is truly unusual and magical. Every photo has a unique painterly look to it - every single photograph has a deep and rich texture and a very dramatic, atmospheric...

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Coffee & Commerce Podcast with Sara Jones & Photoportrayal - Limited edition fine art still life photography

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Coffee & Commerce Podcast with Sara Jones & Photoportrayal - Limited edition fine art still life photography

This week, I would like to share with you a podcast that we participated in recently, thanks to a lovely organiser Sara Jones. We spoke about where we started as an art business back in 2009 and how we got to where we are today. Hopefully, you will enjoy it and let's dive straight in! Here is the timeline to help you navigate the podcast: 00:00 Introduction 00:20 How did it all start? 01:30 Light painting technique: let's talk about the magic behind 03:30 How did it start as a business? 06:00 The website: choosing the best platform for fine art prints...

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