“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough”

The concept of shooting to a brief, fascinates me. I think as photographers, we tend to immerse ourselves with specific themes or subjects. The challenge to find inspiration by the challenge of being given “your assignment” is such a great way to break away from old ways and technics of capturing images. Breaking out of our individual comfort zones.

This wonderful article from the BBC News in Pictures site is about a 52 week challenge for street photographers sponsored by The Photographer’s Gallery  of London.

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TtV photography: how to create vintage-style photographs

This is a very interesting concept and the first I’ve heard of it.

In this article from The GuardianAngie Muldowney demonstrates how to create unique, vintage-looking photographs with all the convenience of a digital camera. The complete article is here→


George Chamoun. (is that your cousin Lailah? lol)

He is a 26 year old guy from Stockholm, Sweden. Currently studying Jewellery Art.  I love the way he uses celebrities photographs, from two different eras, to create something quite unique and interesting.
A fusion between patterns, shapes, and the anatomy of the artists. He named the project Iconatomy from the words “icon” and “anatomy.”

Natalie Portman – Audrey Hepburn
George Clooney – Cary Grant
Angelina Jolie – Elizabeth Taylor
Robert Pattinson – James Dean
Scarlett Johansson – Marilyn Monroe

“The pictures are not morphed in any way. What you see is a collage of two different people in each picture. Did it take me a long time to find the right pictures? Hell yes it did!”

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Photoshop Quick Tip: Selecting a Layer.

Ever find yourself working with a bazillion layers in Photoshop and before you know it you can’t remember which layer that object is on? 

With the Move Tool (v) selected simply hold down the command (Mac) key and click on the object. The layer will be selected (or the group the layer is in). To select multiple layers hold down the shift key along with the command key.

From The View From Here Collection

This inspiration features my photograph of Cannon Beach, Oregon shot from a rest area in late October.

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The background was created from a digital image I shot of wood and then a little Photoshop work with flourishes added. Hope you enjoy it.