I wanted to gauge people reactions and feedback to the photographic art above. It's not something i do a lot of but i was interested to see if i could make a series of images that are closer to traditional art than true photography. This is the same series of photos that i took from my recent trip to Bali, Indonesia and i wanted to create something a little different.
Using a series of lighting techniques using adjustment layers and filters in Adobe Photoshop CS5 i have created these highly stylised portraits that have been cropped to a square format. I think they would look great in a series of canvas prints
While i definitely wont be doing this regularly i certainly had fun creating these photographic art portraits and may look to create some more down the line. If anyone is interested in purchasing one of these on a canvas please let me know as i can get some great pricing on quality archival canvas that would be sure to create a talking point in your lounge room.
I would love feedback of any sort so please don't hesitate to leave a comment.
The latest free wallpaper on offer features the textures and colour of the amazing and exotic fruit from Bali, Indonesia. This shot was taken up in the mountains of Bali while i was on a cycling tour from Kintamani down to Ubud. Can highly recommend the cycling tour as it's a great way to experience the way the Balinese live. Its a gentle ride down the the mountain and takes in the local villages and Balinese people living their traditional lifestyles. If you are going to Bali and are interested i can recommend: www.balibintangtour.com
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On my last day in Dalat, Vietnam i took the slightly daunting journey through a slum section of Dalat. This man was facinated by my camera and my Daughter, Isiah. He wanted to see what he looked like and posed for a couple of portraits before bringing his grandchildren in for more photos.
Even though he didn't speak a word of English we seemed to develop a bit of a rapport and shared a few laughs.
I'm finally getting around to getting to the mass of Vietnam photos. These were taken in between Dalat the picturesque mountain town and on the way to Nha Trang on the train. The landscape of the rice fields was pure luck as we were hurtling along at a hundred kilometers per hour i stuck my camera out the top of the window and snapped some at the highest shutter speed i could.
One of jobs as a photographer that i find the most tedious is archiving and cataloging of images. Have to file terabytes of images is one thing that i find really boring. I have begun filing my Vietnam photos and realise how many i need to upload to the website (another of my favorite tasks!). I came across this image of Monkey Island when i went searching for monkeys. After a hour trek up the side of the cliff without monkeys i stopped to take this image as i wanted something for my efforts.
It was an 6 image stitch overlooking the bay on a amazing day.
Chris Bishop professional commercial, landscape & travel photographer based in Perth, Western Australia.