Recovering from a cold can be a bit of a drain so when the boredom started to creep in after resting all day it was time to turn on the computer. Plugging in an old hard drive I was delighted when I found three photos which needed some work. I had originally photographed this scene as three separate vertical images and now was the time to process them into one.
Opening the three images in Photoshop I selected File > Automate > Photomerge. The computer steamed away and threw out the composition you see below. I trimmed the edges with a square crop and then began the process to connect myself emotionally with the image.
Last week I was inspired when I was driving along listening to a local Australian Broadcasting Corporation talk back show. There was an older Australian woman talking to the host about works of art, from what I gathered she was previously an art curator for the National Gallery. Unfortunately I didn’t catch her name but she said something which stuck in my mind, “A piece becomes a work of art as soon as the viewer connects emotionally with it”. Hopefully I remembered the quote correctly but at the time I thought to myself that’s so true!
With this new thought running through my mind I set out using my Photoshop brushes and mountainous canvas to hopefully create a work of art.
If you find yourself sick like me here’s four tips, which might help you get through the boredom.
1) Plug in an old hard drive and scroll through some RAW files to see what you may have missed.
2) Try browsing through some famous museums using Google’s Street View – Art Project to help with some artistic inspiration
3) Watch some Photoshop tutorials so you can improve your photography. If you want to think outside the box try steering away from the common photography tutorials you may know. Instead look for Art Photoshop tutorials like this one found on Digital Arts – Master Photoshop CC’s new Perspective Warp tool for compositing photos.
4) Once you have found some of your old photos sign up to an agency like ImageBrief and submit some of your photos to make some money. I found myself doing this quite a bit today (after resting).