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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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Extraordinary Plant Collection of Ranno ’o Astra: Tesro'on. What does an animal's soul look like?

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Extraordinary Plant Collection of Ranno ’o Astra: Tesro'on. What does an animal's soul look like?

I often like to invest some time into a bit of a DIY for my fine art still life photography compositions. It all starts with an idea in my head which is then turned into a sketch. This sketch is in turn transformed into a ready-to-photograph composition, followed by hours and hours of photographing it in a close to complete darkness. And finally, the resulting image is then put together through a sophisticated image-editing process. This time, I wanted to explore one idea that came to my mind - "What does an animal's soul look like?" And this is how this composition was born....

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Extraordinary Plant Collection of Ranno ’o Astra: Er Naro flower

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Extraordinary Plant Collection of Ranno ’o Astra: Er Naro flower

Today I would like to share with you a story about a special flower called Er Naro. It belongs to the Extraordinary Plant Collection of Ranno ’o Astra. One of the unique things about this flower is that it grows only when someone is looking at it. That is why it hardly ever achieves its full size, especially in wild nature. That is why it is so rare. It is a carnivorous plant, it derives most of its nutrients from trapping small animals and birds. By spraying its spores it leaves animals immobile and causes severe hallucinations from which no...

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