Monday, 18 November 2013

Playing around with Cabinet Cards!

 As you may well know, I love to play around with creating old styled images.  Just playing with cabinet cards at the moment. Their kind of fun to do! The images are mine, the cards are from my free PNG kits, which you can download at my Deviant Art page.


Just a quick post of two little people that are especially special to me. Yea, you guessed it, my own!

The Sweetness Of being Children

Once in a while I get to photograph someone special.  Sometimes I get really lucky, and it ends
 up being three!  These children really are just the sweetest!  With delicate souls, and the light of youth just shimmering through their little persons. 
 I am always caught up in the depth of who they are when I spend so many hours editing their photos. Sometimes, I get so enarmoured with "seeing" them, their personality reflecting in their eyes and faces,  that when I do meet them again, "in real life", I forget that to them I am only a stranger, someone they have only met once before. It's an odd, strange feeling. One, I think, is a part of why I do this creative job in the first place.


Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Just another boy!

I adore freckles! Every time I see them on a child I just want to take a photo, right there and then! Like all the stars in heaven wanted to add a bit of sparkle dust to those very special and lucky people who are blessed to have them!
I love how B/W really brings them out!

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Investment And Website!

Hi there. Some of you have previously been directed to my blog page, to check out information about pricing and what I offer when you book a session with me!

Well, I have finally got myself a website!  YAY!  So... if you are wanting to find out stuff (!),  pop on over to my web page, and you can get all the details there!

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

More black and white Volunteers!

Popped over to a dear old friends the other day. We had a great catch up, and most importantly ( well, not quite as important as good coffee and lamingtons.. ) I was able to add her children ( in the previous posts ) and parents to my list of intense Black and White portrait victims!

And a couple of a super cute little boy!

Simply sweet...

Something shone,
it glistened and gleamed...
I spied your smile, your heart within...
How lucky am I,  to see you both, 
beneath the skin...

Monday, 19 August 2013

Wet Plate in a Modern Era

There is so much about photography today that is quick, sharp, snappy and truly wonderful.  We get to see how the photo looks, instantly, and enjoy the images in full colour, without any messy steps in the dark room, with fumes and chemicals and all the paraphernalia that comes with it.

But, somewhere, along the line, there is something I feel, deep inside my self, with each and every 1800's wet plate, or tintype or ambrotype etc image that I look at. It's like looking into the soul. I have been doing a great deal of playing around, lately. With creating textures that fit the " ambrotype" bill, and editing.
This is probably the first of many attempts to replicate the style. 

My boy.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Free Texture SET 2

And the next set!
You may use them in all you personal work.

Don't forget to pop over to my facebook page, if you like my textures, and click "like"!

Free Textures SET 1

Because I am always finding something to create, I thought I might share these with you!
You may use them in all you personal work.

Sweet, Sweet Child

In those eyes a dream, a sigh and a whisper
of hope, of innocence and youth.
Immortal and old, and ever sweet and new.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Friday, 19 July 2013

Ambrotype Textures and Action

Everyone who knows me, knows I have an abiding fascination with early photography. I just love it. The still faces, the rigid poses and the beauty that they represent, of an era gone by. 

This is why I have created these ambrotype textures, and an action to go with them too.
 I couldn't find anything, anywhere, that enabled me to transform a new image into an ambrotype image.

All I ask, is that you support my gift to you, by never reselling, altering or uploading my textures and actions to another internet site. These are for personal use only.

I would also really, really appreciate a  little like click on the ol' facebook  page --->

So, pick up your free action, and a couple of textures from my page at deviant art, 

Candy Textures

I think most people may stumble onto my blog, and wonder, what on earth are textures?? 
Textures are little things that add alot of interest to an ordinary image.

For example..

without the texture... ( I know, its nice enough, but...)

 with the texture!

So, this is why I am always creating my own textures, which you can freely download from my deviant art page,  if you use editing software.

Got creative and made these today...

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Red Flower Girl

I haven't been here for a while. I have been moving in a different direction, and learning many new things, related to photo manipulation and graphics. I really find this is the area I love playing in, more than others! Like the PS Actions, and the new textures I have been working on.

This is something else I have been working on!
Before the manipulation...

And after...

Monday, 24 June 2013

Free Big Textures - Artsy

These are all big textures, between 5-12MB. This means if you want to use them for a personal photograph, and print them up really big, you can, without loosing any of your resolution. ( which means pixelation and fuzziness. )

My textures are all supposed to be used in your personal work, only.
You can get your free download at my deviant art gallery.

Please show your appreciation by popping over to my facebook page, and clicking the like button!
You can get there by clicking on the button to the right  --->  --->