Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hey y'all, so for my first post I'll just show everyone a great HDR photographer's info site in case some people haven't heard of this guy before. His name is Trey Ratcliff and he's top class at HDR photography work, a wizard when it comes to the software post processing aspect of HDR, and it's just great travel/adventure photography. Take a look, I put some photos up from his site.

Just giving an idea of what he shoots, hyper real and glorious. He has lots of learning resources and does instructional videos too. Enjoy


jeremy dower

artist website

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Jack Hardwicke Photography

Here is some work by Jack Hardwicke he uses a technique called paintography to make beautiful work

Monday, September 24, 2012

Kyle Thompson's work

One image (among many) of his I thought was pretty interesting....


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Kyle Thompson, Check it Out!

Here is his flickr account:

I really like how much thought he puts into shots and how creative the end result looks.

I wanna take over the top fantasy portraits like he does. :)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Jill Greenberg

Yesterday we spoke of nature photography and I suggested a photographer by the name of Jill Greenberg that makes pictures of monkesy (among other should also check out the babies crying series) and so I thought I'd post an image of hers for you to see.

Philip Halsman

Yesterday, someone in the class mentioned the Photographer Philippe Halsman, who actually studied to be an engineer, designed his own 4x5 camera with twin lens reflex that he used for portraits.

For the Halsmans, photography was a family business. L to R: Jane, Yvonne Philippe, Irene

Some of Halsman's photographs are unforgettable because he had his subjects 'jump' and also because he was able to use flash to 'freeze' motion in the studio.

 Salvador Dali

Audrey Hepburn

 Brigitte Bardot

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Ecce Homo painting by Elías García Martínez was unremarkable until transformation by well-intentioned but cack-handed amateur...Jesus Christ. The damage inflicted on the mural in the church of the Santuario de la Misericordia in Borja is being investigated by experts, says local press

Somewhere in the north-eastern Spanish city of Borja, an elderly woman is probably praying that the road to hell is not really paved with good intentions.
There can be little doubt that the woman, identified only as an octogenarian local, was just trying to help when she noticed that the face of the scourged Christ on the wall of a small church in the city was looking a bit faded, and decided to freshen it up a bit.Sadly for her – and Elías García Martínez, the 19th-century artist who painted the mural – her brush skills were not quite up to the job.The unnamed amateur has transformed what was once a pleasant, if unremarkable, Ecce Homo into something that more closely resembles a bloated hedgehog than the image of Jesus before Pilate.The press have dubbed her efforts "the worst restoration in history" and "a botched job", and the Borja authorities fear they are right.According to the local paper, El Heraldo de Aragón, the damage inflicted on the mural in the church of the Santuario de la Misericordia is being investigated by experts, but the artist's descendants are said to be unhappy that an individual decided to take the restoration job into her own hands and fear her handiwork is irreversible.Juan María de Ojeda, a city councillor, said the woman, acting "spontaneously and with good intentions", had confessed what had happened as soon as she realised "that things had got out of hand".

and here's what this spawned!

Even Banksy is doing a tribute!

Purported New Banksy Mural Commemorates
Failed Art Restorer Cecilia Gimenez

Over the weekend the above image appeared on Internet image-sharing site 9GAG, ostensibly showing a new mural by British street artist Banksy based on the recent restoration fiasco surrounding Spanish octogenarian Cecilia Gimenez’s heavy-handed alterations to a 19th century portrait of Jesus.
While Gimenez’s failed restoration has spawned many art history-themed images, if the Banksy mural is authentic — it has not yet been posted on his site, where his latest pieces are usually posted — it would be the first artwork created by an artist in response to the story.