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Selling limited edition prints

My ‘Daugter Of Woman’ series is the first time I have created work to sell as a limited edition series. Wife Of Woman - 20x20cm Limited Edition Giclee print - Artist Proof So I had to do some research on how to work with limited editions and what mine would look like. Things to consider… Continue reading Selling limited edition prints

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Lisa Congdon – Becoming a working artist

I have never sold or marketed my work, and I have never run a business. But it is time to take my passionate hobby seriously and turn it into a profitable business. I am on a steep learning curve! I stumbled across Lisa Congdon's 'Becoming a Working Artist' workshop on Creative Live and what a… Continue reading Lisa Congdon – Becoming a working artist

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Creating shadows in Photoshop

Creating believable shadows in Photoshop is something that elevates composite photography. It is something I have found SO hard, over the years. I have tried different methods, all gleaned from YouTube and gathered a couple of go-to strategies. The same strategy doesn't always work for every image. Curves and select and mask Select the area… Continue reading Creating shadows in Photoshop

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Wife of Woman

Here it is, the second piece in my series 'Daughter of Woman'! Titled 'Wife of Woman', my aim is to create a 'family' in this series. The title concept links the pieces through them all being 'of woman', aka 'born' from a woman. However, the main concept linking all the pieces is 'the duality of… Continue reading Wife of Woman

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How I create my fine art photos

To create my images, I deconstruct my original idea into a number of individual images. Then I capture those images on camera whenever possible. I prefer to use my own images. But if an idea requires an image I can’t capture, then I use stock photo sites. Unsplash and Pixabay offer some good quality free… Continue reading How I create my fine art photos

Blog, photography, The Art of Story Telling

Happily ever after

“Kiss me and I’ll turn into a prince. Then we can get married and you can be a princess,” said the toad. “I don’t want to be a princess and I don’t want to marry a prince!" exclaimed Hope. " But I do need a horse... ” With a swish of her wand, the Frog… Continue reading Happily ever after

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Fairy stories

I loved fairy stories when I was a child: Enchanted worlds filled with magic; the battle between good and evil; places where anything was possible and my imagination could run free. I read every fairy story ever written - quite a claim I know - but I'm sure I did. I went through phase of… Continue reading Fairy stories

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The Art of Story Telling

I love books: old ones; new ones; fact; fiction. I love the smell of books and the way they feel. My shelves are full of books. Some I’ve read many times, some I'm waiting to read, some books I may never read, but I want to have them anyway. We are surrounded by narratives. Stories… Continue reading The Art of Story Telling