This blog’s readership, my dear imaginary reader, should have noticed by now the recent emphasis on a certain style of image.
I’m exploring a product I’ve owned for a long while, Synthetik’s Studio Artist. I used it a long time ago, rather effectively if I don’t say so myself, in my old seen heard) blog, but never explored it properly. As a photographer, I could describe it as a sophisticated package of photographic effects, in much the same way that I might describe a Giant Sequioa as a piece of wood.
I’ve been putting the software through it’s paces, applying what it can do to a photo I took at La Défense earlier in the year (below). You’re seeing some of the results.
Everything’s being put together in a new section on this site, here. There’s a long way to go. I’m about a tenth of the way through.
So why am I doing it? I sense the software may be a very useful tool to give my photography a kick up the arse the next time it dries up, like my music has dried up at the moment. I think it will give me the freedom to do to any photograph what I’m learning from my exploration of reflection, or my old exploration of mold (a very nice town).