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alternative processes

I’m having fun with new processing these days. My shooting time is limited, but I try to make a conscious effort to “see things new” (thank you, Ernst Haas, for this wisdom). Looking around at other photographer’s work I became intrigued with what Tony Sweet was doing with textures. One facet of Tony’s genius is his ability to see a photograph in the field, but take that vision deeper to the end product. With such a feast of options in processing these days, having that kind of clarity is fabulous. My sense is that Tony has taught himself to see in layers and possibilities simultaneously.

Taking that inspiration, I purchased the collections available from Fly Paper Textures. They were fabulous to deal with through several downloading issues (not their issue, my server’s) and coupled with the quality of the product, I highly recommend them. I do not receive a percentage of sales from them….but if you log onto Tony’s site he might have a discount code.  He often does for Nik and Topaz, among others.

No matter our chosen profession, we all compete in a market that is filled with talented people that work hard. In my own niche for horse and farm photography, there are great people in the field that have been working a lot longer than I. So I would like to be able to offer something that no one else does, or at least for a little while. Here’s where the textures come in.  I’ve posted a gallery of before and after images. I’m just getting into this whole process and with any new idea I think that some of the glow will diminish after some time passes. But for right now I enjoy these images and the depth that I hope I’ve added with some subtlety. And can anyone answer why subtle is spelled like it is instead of suttle?  Strange.

Comments, as always, welcome and deeply appreciated.


8 Responses to “alternative processes”


  1. 1 honey Lazar
    December 2, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    keron, i love the snow on this page again! how wonderful…

    those textures are amazing, and i love your invitation to see the before and after and to challenge ourselves to see more, try more, and support each other whenever possible. i really like the difference, the painterly quality of the images, and just the very idea that photography has so many possibilities.

    thank you for suggesting that we open our hearts and our eyes as you have done.

    bravo.

    • December 2, 2010 at 4:05 pm

      I know! I love the snow. : )
      Thanks very much for the comments. It is my intention to support other artists as they have given me so much. And yes, the possibilities are endless! Now I am seeing images that would MAKE actual textures and that deeper awareness excites me. Onward. It’s easy with great friends and support.
      Keron

  2. December 2, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Thanks Keron, love the photos, you’re making great use of the textures I can see.

  3. 4 Paul Grand
    December 3, 2010 at 1:29 am

    Thanks for the link, love your first efforts with Flypaper textures,
    Amazing!:-)
    Paul

  4. December 5, 2010 at 11:35 am

    The textures are fantastic!! Love how you’ve used them to transform these images. Truly inspiring!! And now – over to Tony Sweet’s site to check out what he’s doing..

  5. 7 Wil
    December 7, 2010 at 8:05 am

    I thought that I had posted to this post. These are terrific and a very cool use of textures. Thanks for the link and it looks like it will be fun to play with these techniques. Truly inspirational.
    Wil

  6. December 7, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Thanks, Wil! : )
    The Fly Paper folks are wonderful. Have fun!
    Keron


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