Applying the Digital Paint,

Art, Art Gallery, Photography

Salford 6th February 2018

This is a photography post with a bit of a difference.

I mean – what do i do with a pic after i’ve taken it ?

With my new Nikon Camera (i use that term very loosely) I can already adapt a photograph thanks to the imaging tools on the camera

OK if i just want to switch the image from Colour to Black and White, and add a bit of Sepia, but what about an artistic angle ?

Here’s an original photo of the Fort at Albufeira in the Algarve, taken with my Sony DSC H-300 Bridge Camera

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It looks good enough – i particularly like the anchor 🙂 but with a few tweeks using my Art Programs i get some lovely effects. This photo was edited with the latest edition of Corel painter essentials, but I also have a copy of adobes photoshop essentials to hand, should I want to create any layered effects.

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Here’s the same photograph using an oil effect – very impressionist……

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Here’s the photo using what Corel call a “Coloured Pencil” Effect

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and here’s one using a “Modern” paint effect

They’re all a bit abstract in their way but they produced some great artwork!

Creating something special

BASIC, Colours, Photography

Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford

20th October 2017

Returned to the home of BASIC Clicks to create some lit up photography

here’s my favourite shots

The portacabin was dark during the creation of these shots

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Orb – setup shot for the other shots (this one in the light – others dark)

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Marble in Light

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Planet

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Fireball

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Mars Fragment

Cameras – Sony DSC – H300, Nikon D3100

Equipment – Backcloths (Dark), Tripods, Seashells, Glass Ball, Fairy lights

Close ups and Action Effects

Art, Arts, Photography

DSC02669.JPGBrain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford

28th July 2017

Today at basic we’ve been carrying on creating action shots from scenes from magazines and books, using props such as toy figures and cars.

The resulting shots taken produced some rather abstract results,

“The Wave” was created from the picture of a horse – i like it as it reminds me of the sea coming in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back in the Studio

BASIC, Photography

Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford

7th July 2017

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We were back in the base camp of BASIC Clicks photography group on Friday creating scenes with backgrounds, toy cars and figures

taking every day items and creating something new, from behind the camera lens.

Another show at BASICs sponsor, John Lewis will be on display soon.

Here’s some of my favourites from Fridays session. Created with the trusty Sony Bridge camera.

 

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Magnified

 

 

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Framed

 

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Wine and Roses

 

 

 

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Sailing boats

Feeding the Heffalumps

Animals, BASIC, Photography
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Feeding the Heffalumps at the Virtual Zoo!

Another Photographic from the archive – without the need for a soaking at any of the Zoo’s in the Northwest of England!

Amazing what you can do with a magazine and some toy figures….

Created by Inky at the Portacabin.  Home of the BASIC Clicks photography group.

Camera : Sony DSC – H300

Additional Model (sic) – provided by playmobil.

Riding around in Outer Space

Out of Focus

BASIC, Photography

Salford 19th June 2017

in response to wordpress photo challenge Focus

Blurred Church

Here’s a Pic of A Greek Chapel, in Crete taken during a recent family holiday.

I played around with the depth of field in this shot – concentrating the focus on the chapel and the bench outside.

Being a chapel – I couldn’t take a shot of the inside.  So i concentrated on the area around it!

Camera used was my Trusty Digital Stills Camera from Sony, additional tweaks to the Depth of field was done using Adobe photoshop elements.

And for those who wanted to see the original pic of the chapel – here it is….

 

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Ripples in the water

BASIC, Photography, Water

Brain and Spinal Injury Centre (BASIC), Salford

5th May 2017

Fun and games in the portacabin of the Enchanted Garden, Home of BASIC Clicks photography group in Salford

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What effects can be achieved with a simple bridge camera, a clear glass bowl of water and a dropper.

Believe it or not – this was a tough assignment for me.  My hand was gripped around my Sony cybershot like my life depended on it.  Reaction time has never been my strong point.

In order to capture the shot, my camera required a few tweaks as i switched from single shot photography to continuous shooting. I also changed the angle of the shot.

I’d tried to capture the drop from side on – but it didn’t work. So after a little perserverance i moved the camera above the water….and it worked.

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Ripples in the water

Musical mayhem and culinary capers

BASIC, Home, Music, Photography

Brain and Spinal injury centre, Salford

17th march 2017

another fun session and close ups with objects with Basic Clicks.

continuing with the bokeh theme, we set up shots with various different objects, from spoons to a guitar.  The guitar worked nicely with last weeks shots, as we used a backdrop of musical notes again.  I liked the images I managed to create in the session.

 

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Fretwork – (p) Brian F Kirkham March 2017

 

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Imitation of an Album Cover (p) Brian F Kirkham March 2017

 

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Spoon Spiral (p) Brian F Kirkham March 2017

 

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Shadows (p) Brian F Kirkham March 2017

 

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Shadowforks (p) Brian f Kirkham March 2017

 

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Guitar Notes (p) Brian F Kirkham March 2017

 

After the session, I enjoyed a lovely steak and onion panini with a side salad in the centre café – “Food for thought”, washed down with a lovely cup of tea!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special effects

BASIC, Music, Photography
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A Musical Piece (p) Brian F Kirkham 2017

Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford

10th March 2017

Today at BASICs photography session, we’ve had a bit of a Musical theme, using objects we’ve used before together with some musical notation.

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Musical Notation (Closeup) (p) Brian F Kirkham 2017

Sheets of Music were used by the group to create some wonderful imagery. everything from rings and chains to coloured backgrounds.

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Musical Heart (p) Brian F Kirkham 2017

Some shots required close up photography or zoom, whilst others required angles or distance. Once again, I used my Bridge camera to create the shots , and we used overhead lighting to get the best of the effects.   I’m happy with the shots I took in the session

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Heart of the Music (p) Brian F Kirkham 2017

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Ringing Musical Heart (p) Brian F Kirkham 2017

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Maskerade (p) Brian F Kirkham 2017

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Musical Reflections (p) Brian F Kirkham 2017

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Musical Fortune (p)  Brian F Kirkham 2017