This is my graphics review 2015. In 2015, I took a different direction with my business.
It started with my interest in creating better graphics for my websites but gradually the process of creating art-work from any photograph took me over with a passion. Sometimes in life you just have to follow your passion and that’s what happened to me.
In 2015, I have restyled literally hundreds of photographs and I decided to put a selection of these together in a physical 160-page A3-size book that is currently on order. I decided to video the book on the site of the vendor to give you a flavour of some of the images I have created in 2015: (Click the arrows in the bottom right-hand corner of the video to view full-screen)
I have taken many of the photographs with a very cheap camera and the rest are other people’s restyled photographs. Other images are simply video snapshots from YouTube!
I use Photoshop and Photoshop Actions to create these images.
The purpose of the book is to be able to show friends, family and clients examples of my work and encourage them to think that they can restyle their photographs, if only by hiring me to do it for them.
No matter how good a photographer you are, it makes a lot of sense to edit your photographs in a photo-editor like Photoshop. You can adjust lighting, colour saturation, you can change the background, you can add effects etc You can literally turn your photograph into a work of art.
I have a passion for art that goes back many years. The walls of my house are a testament to that passion. I own a lot of pictures. This is a problem because I don’t have space for too many more. I now own digital images that in many cases are better than the pictures currently on my walls! I therefore need to offer my skills as a service to other people to make any sense of generating more art work.
Other than this, I don’t really understand why I have devoted so much time to increasing my graphical skills. It was just something that interested me so deeply that I was compelled to spend time pursuing my passion whether or not I could find a way to monetise them.
I hope you enjoy my graphics review 2015