Posts Tagged ‘Digital Image Manipulation’

Another Magazine Feature!

Another Magazine Feature!

In December 2011 I was contacted by Steve Harnell, the Operations Editor at ‘Practical Photoshop’ magazine, after he saw one of my images ‘Communication’ on the Photoradar website, where I posted it ages ago and promptly forgot all about it.  Steve wondered if I would like to feature on the Image Re[……]

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Star Blossom, Part 4

Further images from my new project ‘Star Blossom’, of photo illustrations to accompany the poetry and prose of my uncle Fergus Chadwick.  Please see original post for full story on this one: http://www.vivecakohphotography.co.uk/2012/02/09/star-blossom/

Photo illustrations to accompany the book of poetry and prose by Fergus Chadwick (Viveca Koh)

In “Paradise Lost” Milton has starbright[……]

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Star Blossom, Part 3

Further images from my new project ‘Star Blossom’, of photo illustrations to accompany the poetry and prose of my uncle Fergus Chadwick.  Please see original post for full story on this one: http://www.vivecakohphotography.co.uk/2012/02/09/star-blossom/

Photo illustrations to accompany the book of poetry and prose by Fergus Chadwick (Viveca Koh)

Walks in the Dark

Poems remembered from[……]

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Star Blossom, Part 2

Further images from my new project ‘Star Blossom’, of photo illustrations to accompany the poetry and prose of my uncle Fergus Chadwick.  Please see original post for full story on this one: http://www.vivecakohphotography.co.uk/2012/02/09/star-blossom/

 

Photo illustrations to accompany the book of poetry and prose by Fergus Chadwick (Viveca Koh)

 Other lives here on earth are al[……]

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Star Blossom

When my Uncle Fergus asked me if I would produce a series of photo illustrations for his new book of poetry and prose, I was extremely pleased and excited to be asked, whilst at the same time equally apprehensive that I would be unable to rise to the challenge and create anything remotely suitable t[……]

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A Walk in Richmond Park

A week ago I met my friend Cat for a photowalk in Richmond Park, an arrangement we had made some time previously, but we were incredibly lucky with the weather on the day as the sky was clear blue and the sun was shining.

Aeroplane and trees in Richmond Park (Viveca Koh)

The light was beautiful and warm, brightening up a Winter day with gold[……]

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Royal Photographic Society – Digital Imaging Group – Projected Image Exhibition 2011


Lobby at the abandoned Potters Manor. (Viveca Koh)

I am a member of two of the specialist groups within the Royal Photographic Society, the Visual Art Group and the Digital Imaging Group, and both of these have annual members exhibitions, so naturally I entered some images into both.  I was pleased to have these two accepted for the DIG Projec[……]

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Royal Photographic Society Visual Art Group Exhibition 2012

I have had an image accepted for the Royal Photographic Society Visual Art Group Exhibition 2012 – ‘Dreamscape’, which I had also submitted for the RPS International Projected Image Exhibition 2011 where it just failed by one point to make the grade.  Now it will instead be seen in print at the exhi[……]

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Article in RPS Visual Art Group Magazine

Article in RPS Visual Art Group Magazine

I was commissioned to write this article for the journal of one of the sub-groups of The Royal Photographic Society, the Visual Art Group, founded in 1921 “to foster the interest and advancement in all matters relating to Pictorial Photography”.  These pages are reproduced with kind permission of th[……]

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Rabbit

Section view of rabbit, the Horniman Museum, London (Viveca Koh)

Mark and I visited the local Horniman Museum on Sunday, a short distance from where I live and free entry too, which is always a bonus.  Remember visiting the place as a young child and being fascinated by the volume of weird and wonderful objects on display, collected by Frederick John Horniman d[……]

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The Tower

The Elizabethan Tower at Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent, United Kingdom (Viveca Koh)

Another view of the Elizabethan Tower at Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent, United Kingdom, to link to my previous image ‘Magic Castle’.  This one features three separate textures to enhance and colour various sections of the image, which was shot on a sunny Spring day, so I wanted to warm up the[……]

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Flora

Camelia with water drops, bokeh and other layers applied (Viveca Koh)

After struggling for some time to produce any new work that I considered remotely satisfactory, I decided to step away from my usual UrbEx subjects and try something completely different, to see if I could get some of my lost inspiration to return.

These are both two photographs combined, of Ca[……]

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UrbEx Cathedral

The the pipes next to the control room at ECVB abandoned powerstation. Not much to say about this one, except that I wanted to make the image my own in terms of style, and for it to be a bit different from the others out there. Large scale is not really my ‘thing’, I always prefer the smaller deta[……]

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The Museum

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="665" caption="Danse Macabre"]Self portrait in abandoned Belgian powerplant museum (Viveca Koh)[/caption]

Here I am in a borrowed hard hat at the museum attached to the abandoned ECVB powerplant in Belgium.  It was completely un-vandalised which was refreshing to witness, and all the crumbliness around me was simply the[……]

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ECVB – Abandoned Belgian Powerplant

Turbine hall of abandoned Belgian powerplant (Viveca Koh)

A more traditional shot from ECVB abandoned powerplant in Belgium, in that it is large-scale, features a turbine and looks properly ‘industrial’.  The turbine hall was massive and difficult to photograph in a way that did justice to the scale of the place, and I did take a couple of panoramas wi[……]

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Books From Boxes

Files on shelves in abandoned Belgian powerplant (Viveca Koh)

Here’s the first one from my visit to ECVB powerplant in Belgium with Mark last month, and not the shot that most people would take while they are there but those of you that know me will understand that this is more ‘up my street’ than the ‘big industrial’ shots. Of course, I do have some of th[……]

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Article in RPS Digital Imaging Group Magazine

Article in RPS Digital Imaging Group Magazine

I was commissioned to write this article for the journal of one of the sub-groups of The Royal Photographic Society, the Digital Imaging Group, which is for members who use computer manipulation on their photographs using various available software and techniques. These pages are reproduced with kin[……]

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Crossness Pumping Station

Multiplicity self portrait with Mark at Crossness Pumping Station, Abbey Wood (Viveca Koh)

Last weekend Mark and I visited Crossness Pumping Station in Abbey Wood, which is only open to the public a few times per year, and was on this occasion open for the annual Open House event.  After a lengthy queue to enter the building, we were then faced with another queue once inside to enter[……]

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To Willie With Compliments

Vintage postcard of soldier and shell, with textures (Viveca Koh)

This image features another of my Mum’s vintage postcard gems, as soon as I saw it I knew I had to make something further from it.  The old fashioned captions on the card –  ‘A present for the Kaiser’ on the front, and on the reverse ‘our grand artillerymen like to address a shell before they fi[……]

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The Cubbyholes of my Mind

Self portrait superimposed onto toolmakers wooden cubbyholes (Viveca Koh)

 

Trying something a little different here, in that I have taken a photo from the recent explore at the abandoned toolmakers in Sheffield and combined it with an older photograph of myself from the bandaged head series (used to create The Trick is to Keep Breathing).  I was aiming for so[……]

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Royal Photographic Society International Projected Image Exhibition 2011

After my success last year in getting my photograph ‘Beauty Ensnared’ accepted for the prestigious Royal Photographic Society International Projected Image Exhibition, I have again entered four images into the General Digital category in the hope of getting one accepted for the show. The exhibition[……]

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I See You

I See You

Painting by artist Fauna Graphic in abandoned building in Sheffield, South Yorkshire (Viveca Koh)

I hate it when this happens – I cannot decide between these two slightly differently processed photographs which one I prefer or which one is better – the darker and more moody version with the emphasis on the painting, or the brighter one that shows up more of those tasty textures?  I would wel[……]

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A Room With A Dog

Painting by Luke Da Duke on mantelpiece at Hellingly Asylum (Viveca Koh)

When I saw this scene, I felt that it had the look of a painted scene, extending beyond the actual reality of the painted dog by artist Luke Da Duke into something unreal, almost like a doll’s house. I set about deliberately photographing it in a very precise way, keeping all the lines as straight[……]

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Cloned Self Portraits: How I Do It

Cloned Self Portraits: How I Do It

I have been asked by several online friends how I create the photos of multiple me’s such as this one below, so here is a tutorial. This is my Christmas card 2010.

Multiple self-portrait photo Christmas card (Viveca Koh ARPS)

I set up the tripod in the corner of the room and composed the shot, ensuring that all the places I planned to be were in the fra[……]

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