Tuesday, 17 December 2013

William Klein Light Trails - Painting With Light Fashion Photography

William Klein trained initially as a painter, then worked as a fashion photographer for Vogue and rewrote a lot of the rules of fashion photoraphy. These are some early 60s fashion shoots where he has used a light very quickly sketching around the model to create light trails

More on William Klein click here

More William Klein ideas

colour lines on contact sheets a development from his light trails fashion shoots click here

Dorothy + Light Newspaper, 1962


Monday, 16 December 2013

Little People Big World Zev Hoover

Zev Hoover is a 14 year old american photographer and artist. Using his camera and an idea originally from his older sister he produces manipulated images where he is reduced down to the size of Slinkachu little person. His work makes excellent use of photoshop and aspects of the concepts of tiltshift

Zev Hoover

Zev Hoover

Many of his images use himself as the subject matter

Zev Hoover

His flickr pages

His website lots of good tips and ideas

Article in the Daily Mail

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Unusual Approach To Still Life - Food Landscapes - Carl Warner - Landscapes made of figures - Bill Brandt

Carl Warner is a photographer who creates Food landscapes both as artwork and as images for advertising

Carl Warner's website click here

Bill Brandt
1904 - 1983
b/w photographs looking at links between landscape and figures

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Use of a scanner to manipulate images or create images

Just a straight scan can be an interesting way of creating an image

You can use a scanner to create an image - try rolling your head as the scanner bar moves

stretching part of the image by thinking about when and how you move the object you are scanning

Matus - multiple scans - links well to David Hockney

scanning mixing found objects and x-rays Giang Nguyen Hoang


scanography - ok hate the word but excellent website click here

Stuart Nelson click here

Mike Leale click here

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Manipulation of Images Digital and non digital

Non digital. Cottingley Fairies. 1917. Two young girls in East Yorkshire take photos of the fairies they play with at the bottom of their garden. In an age of early photography 'the camera never lies' people including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who wrote the Sherlock Holmes stories were convinced by the photos. The fairies to our eyes accustomed to manipulated or illusionist images look like the paper cut outs pinned to the bush that they were, but in an more innocent age paintings were illusions and photographs were real.

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James Dean, NYC, 1955 —printing annotations by Pablo Inirio
*final image here
Dennis Stock

Can someone make a Lightroom version? 

Pablo Inirio 1950s photographer has annotated his photos with detailed instructions of how he is going to vary the exposure of different parts of the print to manipulate the exposure of the image. Dodging and burning. Masking out areas of the photographic paper to increase exposure and make areas darker (burning) or decrease exposure and make areas lighter (dodging)

So photos have been manipulated outside the camera for as long as there have been photographs.

Jerry Uelsman 1961 

Symbolic Mutation

Images layered or blended in the enlarger no photoshop

click here to see more work

Anton Corbijn

Anton Corbijn - Tom Waits

Play around with the gamma, exposure and tone in photoshop and see how far you can push it

click to see more Anton Corbijn

Liam Frankland


Manipulate ISO to create grain in photos

click here to see more

Andrea DeFreitas double exposures - these can be done in camera by winding the film back or by layer images in photoshop and using the layers menu on the bottom right

Simply invert the tones or colours in one of your images

click here

Emily Allchurch's version of Pieter Brughels 'Tower Of Babel' reimagined as The Tower of London

Emily Allchurch

More overtly digital Artist, rebuilds lost buildings using digital photos taken on her phone

her website click here

Britain in pictures BBC webpage with her work click here

Pierre Beteille - creative digital artist and photographer click here

Simon Siwak surreal and very creepy photographer / digital artist click here 

Misha Gordin click here

Susanne Moxhay click here

JF Rauzier big flamboyant photoshop images click here

Friday, 27 September 2013

Illusions with or without photoshop

Philippe Ramette is a French conceptual artist who plays with the viewer’s mind. Ramette creates gravity-defying photographs that appear to be digitally manipulated, using cleverly designed weight-bearing structures (or lead weights for the underwater shots), but in fact they are real world settings that were carefully arrangement, in order to achieve these impressive scenes. No photoshop

click to see more

Stunning Photographs by Philippe Ramette (28 pics)

Wire frame and balance hidden by the suit and the shelf

click to see more - some of the photos here you can see how they were done

Pol Ubeda Hervas

click to see more

Thursday, 12 September 2013

 Reflections: Portraits of the Elderly as They Once Were

Portraits of the elderly as they once were.

Beautiful portraits using simple but effective photoshop to create amazing portraits


Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Stages of a movement - Sequential Photographs

Bragaglia Brothers Italian Futurist photographers long exposure photos to show movement what they called Photodynamism

Lucas Simoes click here

Andrea Taurisano collapse of a glacier

Edweard Muybridge early english movement photographer

Etienne Jules Marey Wiki page