This is my photo artist review of 2016.
I create a book of samples of my work each year, mainly so that I can see how my graphical skills are progressing and to show potential clients.
All the images are created from ordinary photos and then stylised using Photoshop, Photoshop Actions and manual editing.
I currently own around 300 Photoshop Actions and each action has multiple layers and settings that enable me to produce literally thousands of variations.
However, as you will see I revert to a relative handful of my favourite actions to produce most of my work.
Reviewing my work this year, I think I need to be a bit more adventurous with my styles and introduce a greater variety of designs.
Although there are some 160 images in the new book, there are literally hundreds of images that I couldn’t reproduce because of lack of space. The book is in A3 format.
The book starts with oil paintings of Stratford-upon-Avon landscapes taken with my camera, then a flowers section and then portraits of humans and animals thereafter.
I apologise for the sound in the background of this video which is picking up background noise – you may prefer to switch the sound off:
In addition to Photoshop Actions, I have literally thousands of banners, icons and graphic templates all accumulated as a result of my subscription to Envato Elements. This enables me to create an infinite variety of graphical designs.
As I produce my images, I keep them in monthly folders so I can see my productivity each month.
I would love to produce my work in poster size and display in a big gallery but for the time being I am selling my designs on Redbubble . I am also doing a few private commissions.
Perhaps the greatest use of my graphics is to use them on my websites and those of my clients.
A few of my favourite styles are featured on my website at http://marksalmon.biz/photo-artist .
I hope this photo artist review of 2016 gives you a good insight into my graphics work during 2016.