For months, politics had been the hot topic of the folks I attended classes with, so I thought I would document how they were feeling through my photography.
I was asked by many if I was worried about offending people, and my answer was ABSOLUTLEY NO!!!!!!!!!!! Throughout history photography has documented our worlds social issues and has been shared through various medias so it can be seen in hopes to bring attention and change.
You can’t let fear control what you photograph, document what you see even if it’s not your point of view, because I can’t even imagine what we wouldn’t know if artist didn’t share what they have seen through their art…….
THE ARTS ARE A POWERFUL MEDIUM TO EDUCATE AND EVOKE SOCIAL AWARENESS.
A friend of my husband makes beautiful pen sets, so I thought I would photograph this for him. I hope to do a series of his pens because they are truly a work of art. This one he has titled “2nd Amendment” and I love how the case for the pen is actually a gun case.
I have a total love hate relationship with Photoshop and my editing skills are something that I am focused on learning to really bring my images to the next level.
This was my first attempt at taking one of my flower images to the next level in Photoshop. I decided to learn the “oil painting” feature in Photoshop and prayed I wouldn’t toss my computer across the room LOL…….. NOTE: NOTHING WAS HURT OR DESTROYED DURING THE EDITING OF THIS IMAGE. To my utter surprised I completely enjoyed the creative process today and am totally stoked that I learned a new editing style in Photoshop.
I would love to hear your feedback, as well as any ideas/tips you would like to share editing your images especially in the abstract photography area.
Before I entered the world of photography, I realize I rarely slowed down long enough to appreciate the beauty around me, this is why I love getting into photography, you slow down and see the world around you. People, places and things start to take on another world to you and I’m finding that I’m actually connecting to my community and the people around me in ways I never have before. Photographing the beauty of what nature gives us is so rewarding. I love the lines, textures and range of colors nature gives us in her works of art.
It’s my goal in my photography to document people, places and nature, letting my camera capture what I see because I believe documenting what I see is in someway preserving a time in history. The above image I feel I’ve capture the beauty of the rose in its glory, because soon it will die and I will soon forget just how beautiful it was. Life in any form is so fragile and can be gone in a moment, memories fade and we wish we had something to remember what is close to us, so document what you see and hold on to your memories .