This is a little departure from my usual wedding and portrait work but I think this is the sort of thing that will become part of part of my business in the future. And by that I mean digital painting. This my first stab at it. It's a bit crude as an image but that's kind of the point since this effort is to showcase Corel Painter's ability to mimic natural media. I think that I really did succeed here in making it look like I sat down some paints and brushes and worked away at. If I got this image printed on canvas I might actually fool somebody with it; at least if they didn't look at it too closely. Sometimes I wonder if we're all being rather foolish going to so much trouble to imitate old-fashioned media on our computers. Did we adopt all this fancy new technology just to do things with it that we used to do without it? That isn't going to stop me, though. With my computer and my wacom tablet, I will continue to perfect painting without paint. My next project is a picture with people in. I'll start with one of my photographs and go from there. I love the look of paintings and I think a portrait done that way is a beautiful thing.
Here are some more pictures I like from our wedding shoot last September. Of course, we produced hundreds of photos that day and I could fill an awful lot of blog posts with them. I really should blog more. As it is, we do have a gallery with all the pictures from that wedding shoot at a website called show my photos. This is a very handy website that allows us to post galleries of entire shoots for our clients to view. We've actually included links to this website at the top of the Helpful Links, Galleries and Pricing and Inquiries pages on this site. Clients can order prints directly from the galleries on the show my photos site. I think it will be a useful tool that will help us serve our clients better. Here, again, is the link: http://www.showmyphotos.ca/tccreative By the way, the beautiful, classy lady holding the camera in the third picture, the one who looks unhappy to be having her picture taken, is my wife and indispensable helper, Theresa. She'll probably be mad at me for including it in this post but I just needed to. I'd be nowhere without her.
When it's wet outside, the temptation is to stay indoors. Last August we were shooting a family out in their backyard despite the rain. Actually, if you don't mind getting a little wet, a rainy day can be a beautiful time to shoot pictures. Of course you have to be careful about your camera. Since my gear is on the pro side of things it can stand a little moisture. I caught this little detail in a cherry tree. Sometimes it's the little things that catch your eye.
Sometimes it’s the subtle little things that make all the difference in a picture. I don’t just do wedding, portrait and event photography. I like to do all kinds.Last summer Theresa and I went camping in Glacier National Park in Montana. On a cloudy day there, I had a chance to do a long exposure waterfall picture. The difference exposure time can make in a picture of running water can be seen in these two pictures. The top one was exposed for 1/200th of a second while the bottom for a third of a second. I compensated for the difference by stopping down the aperture, which means that the opening inside the lens that the light comes through was narrower.