Posts Tagged ‘oil’

First Look Photo: Making Scents

February 22, 2017

For this assignment, I was asked to shoot 4 small bottles of different sizes.  I chose two of my wife’s perfumes, and two scented oils we have for our diffusermake-scents.

Photo Friday: A new look at photographic cliché.

April 24, 2015

Here’s a subject I’ve been thinking about for a video, and I just posted it on NaturallyPhotographic on YouTube.  Thanks to Instagram, Twitter, and other equally prominent social media sites, many of the photographs we grew up loving have become common, and everyday; shots like sunrises, sunsets, and food.

With such a subject saturation, both amateurs and professional photographers have started to steer clear of subjects that could still have so much potential.  The question is, how can you take a photograph of, say, a sunrise, and still give it something special?  Today’s photograph is my response to that.  It is a simple answer that is more simple than it seems.  Introduce a new element that isn’t found in other photographs.

In my case, I chose to use The Spring Point Light sillouhetted against the sunrise, with a tanker floating nearby, waiting to enter Casco Bay.  This not only adds interesting elements, but it also gives you a sense of location, and time of day.

Before I start rambling, here is the link to my channel to see the video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2IaJTvV8u1BwIJbu3kc5oA Check it out, and here is the picture, I hope you all enjoy.

Spring Point 2

I even did the wide angle

Spring Point 1

I Saw the Sign

January 12, 2014

I Saw the Sign

I am a firm believer in the fact that everything happens for a reason.  In all of the books I’ve been reading, they all agree that if you want to succeed, you should follow your intuition.  This week something happened that brought both of those to the forefront of my mind.

Last Sunday, I was enjoying the first afternoon of my vacation, watching videos, when I heard a knock at the door.  One of my favorite neighbors was standing on the other side with a tray full of oil paints, and equipment.  Since the same time last year I have been re-learning my passion for art, and drawing.  My plan was to start with drawing, then work my way up to oils, which I planned to learn by the end of this year.

I wasn’t certain when I was going to start working on it, but with her knock, I felt like now would be a great time.  Before this point, I came up with the usual excuses; I don’t know where to start, I don’t have any good equipment, all the usual points of resistance.  I tried to watch some Bob Ross videos, but they don’t stay on YouTube long enough to get anything out of.

With no Bob Ross videos to watch, I came to another resistance point; how can I learn the style I like if I can’t learn from the best?  Then I told myself that I just have to ask the right question, and it hit me.  Look up Bob Ross style paintings, and through the results I found a guy who is teaching painting.  His name is Jason Bowen, and not only is his style very close to Bob Ross, his method of teaching is close.

Since that excuse is blown, I thought canvas will be expensive.  Through the Art Mart in Portland I found stretched canvas, 5×7, for 1.75 each.  Ok, so now I’m out of excuses for starting now.

I know, I could have let that inner voice have its way, and not follow my intuition; but how will I ever find out how much potential I have if I don’t start doing something about it.  I am hoping to have a painting finished soon to show everyone, but until then, don’t let that inner voice tell you not to start moving forward with your dreams.

Don’t let your current dreams become your future regrets; start now.

Enjoy,

Allen

For those who wanted to see the motivational prints I have available on my website, there were technical difficulties last time.  That has been fixed.  I will now start selling blogs on the site for 1.00 each.  The site is www.jrnytosuccess.com

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