Wednesday, August 2, 2017
In 2010 I started an Etsy shop where I began selling prints of my photography. Around that time people were asking for prints, and I had done a few small exhibitions so I figured I'd make some of my images available. Just as it started picking up...I was making sales and getting good reviews...It was a small start, but it was a start. Then, life happened and I just didn't put the time into keeping it going, regretfully. In fact, I stopped being active with social media all together. Who knows how well my shop might have done if I had just kept it going?
Well, I'm giving it another shot. Although my personal photography has been sparse over the years, I've built up a collection of photographs and have had a few requests. I'm in full swing photography mode whether it's shooting, planning shoots, exploring for locations, finding frames, altering and painting frames, printing my photographs, editing, retouching and adding new and framed images to my Etsy shop. I'm eager to make it happen. :)
Please visit my Shop HERE
Any requests or suggestions? I'd love to hear them
Monday, July 31, 2017
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
|Self Portrait Retouch 2012|
I've been into photo retouching for about 10 years now. Starting off as a complete amateur, and over time working to pursue it as my life's ambition. To me, it’s like being a painter or makeup artist; and before Photoshop came into my life I actually wanted to become a makeup artist. So, in a way I’m doing what I originally set out to do, just in digital form.
The thing I love about retouching is the same thing I love about makeup artistry, and that’s the ability to transform someone or something into anything I want. I can work with a great quality photo and turn it into a masterpiece. I can do subtle techniques to make an image more visually appealing. I can add clouds to a cloudless day or change someone’s hair color. I can turn a pink shirt into a black shirt. The possibilities are endless.
|Before & After 2017 • Photo by William Clark|
|Photography: Debbi Rotkowitz & April Alexander|
We live in more of a visually stimulating time than ever and retouching has become a vital part of what we see everywhere. Years ago, retouching was mainly an industry skill and now it's crossed over into the mainstream world. I feel like a tiny sea creature in a giant ocean of retouchers all trying to find work. I may not have “made it” yet, but I'm taking the steps and so far, I have gotten somewhere with it. Better to be somewhere than nowhere. I have to remind myself of these things. I have to just keep on going, keep on learning, keep on getting better and better until the work pays off. And that's where I am at the moment. :)
Keepin' the faith xoxo