Feels good to have sent out the latest issue of my free newsletter which, this month includes;
* Inspirational images for photographers around the theme ‘Spring’. There is a different and relevant theme each month – seeing something beautiful might just spark an idea that leads you to a terrific shot, perhaps even a portfolio piece!
* A step-by-step guide on how I convert my colour images to punchy monochrome. It might not be the best way but it’s my way and super simple.
* Plus a few more images from my recent trip to the Dolomites.
Let’s inspire each other. Let’s share and learn and grow together.
Reaching back into my ‘Textures’ folder feels warm and fuzzy, it’s so familiar to me now after a few years of painting them on and off, adding bits of colour, splashes and scratches here, there and everywhere. I know photography purists are repulsed by the idea of adding textures or actions to an image but I don’t think it really matters when you love the process of creating something that in the end – purist or not – is art and brings people pleasure.
I’ve just added Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ to my photoshoot playlist. There, I’ve said it.
It sticks out like a sore thumb amongst old school tracks like The Cocteau Twins’ ‘Blue Bell Knoll’ and a great mix of jazz and soul classics but it really does make me happy. It’s just so poppy and boppy.
Just to let you know that there’s a promotion running until March 9th in my S6 shop and I’ve just added few new lovelies, one of which is featured in the new S6 customer newsletter (Breathe In, Breathe Out mug).
If you want a look-see and something takes your fancy, you’ll need to use this code http://society6.com/AngelaFanton?promo=8a47c7 to be eligible.
The offer doesn’t include framed art prints, stretched canvases or cushions with inserts but you’re good to go with everything else! Happy shopping!!
Gosh, it’s already March. Happy to see a change in the light and to feel the promise of warmer days.
Have a great month!
Cor blimey o’Riley, we saw a lot of snow in the Dolomites last week. It hardly stopped and we heard that there had been quite a few avalanches due to the sheer volume that fell some nights. Amazing.
Roofs were piled high and road signs weren’t visible in places. If, like me, you love trees, there was an almost overwhelming amount of beauty as far as the eye could see. Tremendous skiing too.
… Spring is almost here. Snowdrops are beginning to lift their heads, no doubt prompting a hot flush of excitement amongst flower/nature photographers across the country. Astonishingly, green shoots from the bulbs my daughter and I planted last September have also started to show. Actually ‘astonishingly’ doesn’t quite express the degree of my surprise because I have rarely managed to grown anything from scratch, or indeed keep anything alive that someone else has so cleverly grown for that matter. So I am waiting, chuffed by my sudden, new-found green fingers to find out what it was that we planted in the first place. Watch this space …