You can have a lot of fun editing photos and scanned images to produce something artistic. Taking the photo gives you many options; besides location, there are many settings on the camera. Then there are additions like filters. (more…)
Art is subjective, everyone likes different things. We tend to find patterns interesting and have a common view of what is beauty. Other things affect our perceptions, that are often deep within our memory. A scene might remind us of our childhood for example; but whatever it is, it must evoke an emotional response. Art is about emotion. It’s not logical, it’s emotional. (more…)
Neodigital Art is about taking images and editing them to create something different. I took this photograph yesterday. I often add a white border, but here it’s more grey and just on the sides. The picture was very dark on the left side, so it makes it a little better. It was unfortunate that someone dumped rubbish in the canal, but that’s hardly noticeable. (more…)
You can often create an artistic image from a photograph of dereliction. In this case an abandoned railway. I simply added some warmth to this photo, to bring out the winter colours of the leaves and the grass. (more…)
You can do lots of artistic edits using PhotoScape and add words to make a greeting. This one is for New Year and can be sent in an email as a New Year greeting. You can do similar images for other celebrations such as Christmas and birthdays. Using email is cheaper than paying for postage. (more…)
I have begun with a Christmas image today, being as it’s Christmas Eve. Winter is just beginning and I will probably be taking pictures of snow in a few weeks time. I took this one last year of the local church and I edited out a lamp post that was in the way! Then I added the text in PhotoScape. (more…)
With PhotoScape you can combine lots of editing features to create something original, something that you created as art. You start with a scan of a drawing or a photograph and then starts experimenting with editing. I took this photograph of a tram on the Midland Metro on a sunny morning.
I was very creative last week, but all I have done to this image of a sunset is make it a little darker, add contrast and crop it at the bottom. I also added the border, which I don’t usually do, but I think it works for this image. (more…)
My first image today took me about an hour to edit. This street photograph was taken in the early evening and it was quite dark. I’ve used the gradient border again, but made the whole picture lighter using the bloom option and the region (out of focus) option gives me a lot of tools to do something creative with.
Digital cameras will quite often produce bright colours. I prefer the shades in this picture. The edit makes it look like a stamp and so more interesting. This image is at 300 dpi and it was taken with my Nikon D3200. If you’re having a photo enlarged or entering it for a competition, they often have to be at 300 dpi.
This week I’ve started with a before and after of my poppies picture. The original picture was shot in bad light on a demolition site. You can see fairly easily how I have cropped the picture. The editing is harder to explain, but I used PhotoScape and used the watercolour pencil option. It was also resized, as was the original.
I had problems taking this picture and had to compromise. I only got the art work to the right of the little shop. I decided to crop it and change it to grey scale and add some vignette. When you add vignette in PhotoScape, you have 10 different ones to choose from. I think I chose number 9 for this picture.
I took this photo in June and I’ve edited it a few times. This picture has been popular but it wasn’t quite what I was looking for. If you take the picture at a high resolution then you can crop just a small part of it and still have a good picture. I cropped the poppies on the left. I’m still working on that picture.
White Hart, Walsall
Neodigital Art is about creating art using digital cameras and scanners. I went out to take some photos of buildings on Sunday and this was one of the more interesting and historic ones. It not only led me to do some research into it’s history, but even had me researching my own family tree more.
Neodigital Art is about taking digital photos and scans and trying to create art. I don’t think this photo is very artistic, it’s nice but not exactly unique. It looks very different from the photo that I took in the same place last winter.
I want at least one picture to submit to a summer art exhibition, perhaps next year. I’m thinking of shooting all river and canal pictures. This was taken on the River Tame on Sunday. I did the edit with PhotoScape. It’s unusual because the river has flooded recently. What do you think? Exhibition material? (more…)
Neodigital Art is about taking images and editing them to create something artistic. Today, I’m taking images that you might associate with the Victorian era and trying to do some interesting edits. I’ve started with a narrow boat on the canal. I cropped the image a lot, so the subject dominates the picture.
Darlaston is a local town with quite a few Victorian buildings, so we wandered around there a couple of years ago taking a few photos. These pictures can be edited and the ‘modern’ things taken out to give the picture a real Victorian look.
Neodigital Art is about editing pictures to create something with emotion. I was quite annoyed when I took this photo, because the sun had gone behind a black cloud. I’ve used colorize in PhotoScape for an artistic edit. What do you think?
What do you think of today’s picture? Art or photography? Andy Warhol once said art is, whatever you can get away with or words to that effect. There have been a lot of art movements. A picture of a tin of Campbell’s soup was recognised as art once. I remember a pile of bricks being passed off as art too.
The weather has improved a little now that we are closer to summer. I took this shot on Sunday and it was quite sunny. Notice how I’ve used the trees to add depth. I didn’t edit much, I just added some contrast.
Pictures were drawn by early man, on the walls of caves with whatever he could find. The earliest pictures were probably done with chalk and maybe charcoal. Some artists still use charcoal. Artists tend to be avant garde, the advanced guard, exploring the new frontiers. They search for new ideas and new mediums.
This must be my best picture so far in 2013. The angle of the shot is unusual and I think it looks good in grey scale. I did my usual editing and removed a council litter bin, then changed it to grey scale. I did crop quite a lot of the original too.
I did this edit from a photo by Simon James. I cropped the photo and then edited with PhotoScape using the coloured pencil option. Neodigital Art is about using digital devices, cameras, scanners and computers to create something different.