After the Camera: Digital Transformations for Conceptual by Thom Rouse

By Thom Rouse

Thom Rouse turns out to have an unbridled creative sensibility. during this booklet, he deals up for evaluation sixty of his favourite fine-art pictures. Rouse takes photographers behind the curtain of his inventive method, displaying the beginning point—always a portrait, captured via him—and then info the Photoshop instruments and methods he used and, occasionally, a few “accessory” photographs that he provides into the combo, to create a dramatically assorted murals. whereas the elements and tone of every picture range from web page to web page, Rouse strictly keeps that his inventive technique is predicated at the concept that every one murals needs to, at its center, stay photographic. In different phrases, his fine-art works are more suitable, stylized photographs that go beyond the bounds as a rule self-imposed by way of portrait artists. His target in developing the ebook is to teach and encourage different photographers—or, within the phrases of the artist—to “show you anything you haven’t visible before.”

This ebook contains a selection of appealing snap shots that collide with a wierd collections of elements—one portrait, entitled Shhhh, is coupled with decorative wood fish, goose wings, and components of an plane; one other, referred to as Andromeda, makes use of complicated Photoshop mixing recommendations and texture layers to create a Gustav Klimt-inspired think within the photograph—to create a storytelling piece that elevates the portrait to an exceptional artwork class. On web page after web page, you’ll notice how Rouse conceptualized the featured murals, the stairs he took to carry the idea that to lifestyles, and the interestingly attractive inventive portrait result.

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Abandoning the use of textures pushed me to be a little more careful and precise about the blending of the other elements. The result is a look that had not been typical of my work. The central subject was posed by the model Amelia in a quasi-steampunk Victorian wardrobe and was captured on a neutral gray background in the studio. The architecture was simplified by removing all but the essential elements and floats with no apparent ground beneath it. The dark moon was created from a snapshot image of a blood moon eclipse taken long before I even thought of becoming a photographer.

I loved the result in which the dog is camera aware and Megan seems blissfully unaware of anything other than her own dog in her own environment. Had I taken the time to remove the alarm clock, I would have missed the shot. I assumed at the time that I would take it out in post, but I like the counterpoint it provided and left it. Only the most fundamental retouching was applied to the image. 31 Catherine I frequently create complex, composited images with dozens舒and sometimes even hundreds舒of layers.

The nude Arabella struck a pose in the window, and I began to shoot. ) Arabella quickly retreated from the window but not before I was confident I had the shot. The clouds were added from personal stock and a good deal of time was spent masking them out of the door and window frames. Several textures were added over the top in various blending modes and were masked back selectively to achieve the final result. Straight out of camera with no adjustments Intermediary step in postproduction Angelic , finished image 10 Country Girl Dream T he inspiration for the image Country Girl Dream was from a dream my friend Debra Sportel had about flying over a pig pen on a magic carpet.

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