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Australia and New Zealand

issue 14 - may 2018 | digital artistry


06 E D I T O R ’ S M E S S A G E by Pam Henderson

33 B R O N W Y N K E N M I R - Deceptive Refuge

50 M I C H E L L E D R U M M O N D - T he Forest Of Silence - Narnia

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PHOTOSHOP ARTISTRY by Sebastian Michaels

34 M A R J O R I E L O R D - The Balcony - Abstract

08- N E W S / W H AT ’ S O N 13 b y A D U M e m b e r s - Care For Africa Raf fles - Water From Ar t

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- Hear tbroken

- Birds On A Wire Exhibition

- By The Light Of The Moon

- NZ Ar t Show Exhibition

- As Night Approaches

- Endometriosis Fundraising

- Ocean Bound

- Care For Africa Foundation and

- Full Bloom

WorldPix.org

- Winter Beauty

- APSCON 2018

- My Ride Awaits - The Invitation - Caught In The Breeze - Snow Princess - Biography

by Judi L apsley Miller

15- A R T I S T S A C H I E V E M E N T S 24 - F a c e b o o k P a g e - Light Space & Time

- Living The Photo Ar tistic Life

- T he Rose - A Still Life

43 C O R R I N E D AV I S

- W a t e r C o l o u r - Tr e e s 2 - Water Colour - May

- Ar t Sold - International Colour Awards

26- A R T I C L E 28 J U L I E M E A D

44 B A R B A R A D U D Z I N S K A - Sadness

- White Roses

IN T ERVIE W

B y Tr i s h H o s k i n

45 S A N D Y B O L E S - Par ty Time

29 D A L E B O T H A

- Dancing With A Bird

- L az y Sailing

- Looking Out My Back Door

- Ladybird Picnic

- Church

54 A N N W E H N E R - Bereaved

- A Room With A View

55- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T LY N N J E N K I N 61 - Private Dancer Reach - Lady In Black - Joy Of Movement - Break Away - Whose Dream - The Mare Paddock - Flight - Things Of A Feather - Storm At Sea - Biography

62 P H I L L I PA F R E D E R I K S E N - Bee In Magnolia

46 B I L L O L D H A M

30 A N T H E A S C O T T E

52- C H R I S T I N A B R U N T O N 53 - W a i t i n g A t T h e C h a p e l

- Back Lit

- Zaylee

- U s e Your W in g s

- Abstract - 3

- Dreams Are Not Always Out Of

42 C H R I S B A R N E S

- finear tphotography

DE AN HOHN - T he Encounter

35- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T PA M H E N D E R S O N 41

2018 WILDLIFE AND N AT I V E P H O T O G R A P H Y CHALLENGE

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63 L E A N N E M W I L L I A M S - Photography Of Old - Devastation

- F ollow Your He a r t

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J O H N K E L LY - Walking The Dog - Water front, Geelong

32 T H Y S J E A R T H U R

- The Abandoned House

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64 I L O N A A B O U - Z O L O F

ALI OPPY - Incy Wincy Spider - Queen Flora

48- A R T I C L E 49 P H O T O S H O P

- Sydney Harbour

65 D E N N I S R I C K A R D ARTISTRY

- MY TOP PICKS By Jusi L apsley Miller

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- Homebush Shipwreck

- Brighton Bathing Boxes


66- A R T I C L E 68 S O M E P H O T O S H O P

INSP IR AT ION

by Andrew Haysom

69 T R I S H H O S K I N

84- LY N D A R L I N G T O N 85 - M r . S t e v o . . . D o g W i t h 86 A R T I C L E

CHINESE WHISPERS #6

- Madame Butter fly - The Branch

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GER ARD WHEL AN - Garden Gate Ar t - Evening View

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HELEN AKERSTROM - Cub Cuteness - Lemur Love

- Drought

- Your Nig h t m a r e

102 M I C K R O O N E Y - Gold Coast

by Maureen Max well

- Cit y Stroll

A N N L AV I N

101 C O L I N K I L L I C K

- Goodbye Old Mate

- At The End Of The Day

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At titude

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KEVIN SIMS - Lifeline

- Sur fers Paradise

103 R O C H E L L E M A R S H A L L - Devastation

- The Struggle Within

88 K A R E N WA A L W Y K - Magnificence 1

- Vespyr

104- A R T I C L E 105 M I L K B A T H P H O T O S H O O T By Ilona Abou-Zolof and

- Magnificence 2

89 J U L I E P O W E L L

- Duplicit y Among st Us - Life Of The Par ty 2000

Christina Brunton

106 C O L I N C A M P B E L L - Relic

- Radar ( White Noise)

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WA R R E N M AYA L L - T he Girl In T he Wall - On Your O w n

90 S U E M A P L E S

- W her e We S a w W ild Go a t s , WA 2009

107 D E N I S E M c D E R M O T T - Tr a i n s

- W h e r e v e r I C a n , To e s D i p p e d

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- Sunflower

JUDI L APSLEY MILLER - From Whence Cometh Evil - At What Cost Forever

91- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T EDWIN LEUNG 97

108 A L B A M A S S - 16 Else Mac

- Vicious Mind

75- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T JULIA HARWOOD 81 - Ruth Painterly

- Brolga With Fish - Brolga With Wings Out - Wolf - Manna Hill Sunset - Tr a p p e d F a r m H o u s e - Blue Beard Orchid - Queen Of Sheba

- High Societ y - Love My Bike

82 V I K I M U R R AY

- A s L o n g A s W e A r e To g e t h e r

83 A N D R E W H AY S O M - Echidna

- Meerkat Pup

109 K Y E T H O M P S O N - Hello Mr. R hin o

- S on g F or You

- Sea Songs

- F r o m M e To Y o u - My Prayer - Dance With Me

110 S H A R O N R A N K M O R E - Simetra 1

- Home Sick - Gothic Nymph - Biography

- Frog 2 Red - Biography

- Mixed Emotions In Red

- Must Fly Again

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MARGARET K ALMS - Which Medication - One Step At A Time

98- M A U R E E N M A X W E L L 99 - F l y i n g H o m e - Noddy With Fly

100 O N A B O O R M A N - My Wish

- Grace Cruz - Gentle Way

112 S O N I A P U S E Y - T ime Flies

- Shadows Of My Mind

FRONT COVER by PA M HE NDE R S ON - Lost In Love

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Trish Hoskin - Cityscape

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Sonia Pusey - Spellbound

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aD rOt W i s tNs U N D E R Australia and New Zealand

EDITOR’S MESSAGE

Welcome to the May edition of the Artists Down Under magazine. I am so thrilled to be able to showcase to you the amazing talents of our artists from Australia and New Zealand. This month Trish Hoskin introduces us to the amazingly talented designer Julie Mead. Julie takes us on her fascinating life’s journey - a must read interview. Judy Lapsley Miller gives us her Top Picks in PhotoArtistry Resources, excellent information for those just starting out. Andrew Haysom delves into some more of his Photoshop Inspirations, this month featuring Lumenzia, one that I am definitely going to try out

The Redlands Digital Artists Group show us another of their very talented artists Collaborations in their “Chinese Whispers” series, this month being “The Hidden Room”. We get taken behind the scenes of a Milk Bath Photoshoot by the very talented photographers and Artists Down Under members - Ilona Abou-Zolof and Christina Brunton. We also cannot forget to mention the successes of our talented members in global competitions and magazines.

J u l i e P o w e l l - A l i c e Te a T i m e

A special congratulations goes to Marjorie Lord for her amazing achievement with winning the 11th Annual International Colour Awards Nominee title in the categories of Abstract, Children of the World, Fine Art, Nature and People. I would like to lastly introduce you to this month’s very talented Feature Artists - Pam Henderson, Lynn Jenkins, Julia Harwood and Edwin Leung. I think you will all agree, their work is amazing. Once again the level of talent amongst our artists throughout Australia and New Zealand is simply outstanding and I hope that you all help to support and encourage them. I hope you enjoy this edition of Artists Down Under. Stay safe and see you all next month.

Pam Henderson Backgrounds: Laitha’s Designs - Jai Johnson - White Lane Studio Copyright 2017 © Ilona Abou-Zolof - Abstract Creation

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Artists in this publication are responsible for any rights appertaining to their work.


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aD rOt W i s tNs U N D E R Australia and New Zealand

NEWS

Care for Africa The raffle image has been kindly printed and donated by Print 2 Metal in Melbourne in support of the Care For Africa Foundation. A huge thank you to Marie and Frank for their ongoing support. The raffle image is titled “Water Is Life ll”. The image is a Unique State image and a collaboration between Nigel Lazenby and myself. The image is 20”x30” printed on ultra gloss white coated aluminium with a floating frame. The raffle will be drawn on a date TBA. Raffle tickets are available 1 for $5, 3 for $10. Tickets are available by emailing Dean at dean.hohn@bigpond.com. You can also purchase tickets online direct from Care For Africa. Direct deposit into: Care for Africa: BSB: 037608 Acc: 387249 or Email: jennysaunders122@gmail.com Will ship to anywhere in Australia. Dean L Hohn

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Care for Africa Cont ...

WATER FROM ART As many of you will know, my “WHY”, is using my art to support the Care for Africa Foundation to drill fresh water wells in the 6 villages it supports in the Tarime District of Tanzania. These villages are off the tourist route and therefore received no form of aid until the Care For Africa Foundation heard about their plight and decided to do something to help. It was the middle of June 2016 when a friend and fellow photographer posted some of her designs on Facebook that the idea of using my art for designs on clothing and scarves hit me. I asked her if she would mind if I copied the idea, of using my art on clothing and she said no. The end of June 2016 I launched my Nuna Collection, with designs originating from my rock art that dated back to the Nuna Era. As a designer I receive a commission of 10% for each piece that is sold and I in turn donate all proceeds to the Care For Africa Foundation. My designs have evolved over time and my latest designs are more contemporary and varied. You can view the collection at

https://tinyurl.com/yc5ar9gw

I also do custom designs and if you would like something created especially for you, you can contact me at dean.hohn@bigpond.com and I will be glad to discuss it with you. The scarves are available in Modal, Cashmere Modal, Cashmere Silk and 100% Cashmere. If you find a design you would like in a fabric other than shown, please contact me and I’ll add it and let you know when it’s available to order. I’m truly grateful for the support I’ve received to date and would appreciate any support you can give me in the future. Dean L Hohn Below are samples of some of my latest designs.

Abstract Design - Cashmere Model Scarf

Purple and Green Design

Sheer Wrap

100% Cashmere

Leather Statement Clutch Bag

Statement Bag

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WHAT’S ON Judi Lapsley Miller

Birds On A Wire Exhibition 9 April - 21 May 2018

Edges Art + Framing 4 Donnelly Street, Havelock North, New Zealand

Judi Lapsley Miller Exhibition NZ Art Show 1 June - 4 June 2018 TBS Bank Arena, Queens Whart, Wellington https://www.artshow.co.nz

Announcing “Birds on a Wire” - my new solo exhibition at Edges Art + Framing 9-30 April, featuring nineteen of my photo-artistic pictures, framed by the talented Edges team. Ranging from local kākā and tūī, to cockatoos and lorikeets from across the ditch, all the way round the world to toucanets from Ecuador, there is a bird for everyone! Prints will be available framed or unframed, in various sizes, on archival fine-art paper. And 10% of my proceeds will go to conservation projects, including Zealandia Ecosanctuary, World Parrot Trust, BirdLife Australia, and the American Bird Conservancy. More at https://www.artbyjlm.com/boaw.html

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Margaret Kalms

Make your shopping count, visit and share: I’ve learnt a lot about pattern design and shape h t t p s : / / w w w . r e d b u b b l e . c o m / p e o p l e / as the designs needed to be adapted to the I’ve recently started to sell my art and designs on EndoWomanArt/shop different aspect ratios of different products. clothing, household goods, laptop and phone cases and even as framed pictures! I’m using my site There are cash prizes; $2,500 first, $1,000 second Click on this link to see the Throw Pillow as a fundraiser for endometriosis research (I’ve and $500 third; plus prize winners get to sell their dedicated 20% of profits). Endometriosis affects 1 products in the Library gift shop! It would be You can buy designer clothing at affordable prices in 10 women worldwide (500,000 in Australia) and terrific publicity by a reputable institution. What and raise money for a worthwhile cause at the can cause debilitating chronic pain. We urgently a great opportunity! same time!! need more funding for research into better, more My design shown here uses an historical botanical effective, non-invasive treatments. illustration by Pietro Andrea Mattioli. It’s available Share EndoWomanArt with your friends or buy a on dozens of products including cloths, laptop unique treat for yourself and your friends. Click here to visit EndoWomanArt covers and mugs. Margaret Kalms Last month I entered a competition which was a collaboration between Redbubble and the State Library of Victoria! We were given images from the library’s historic collection to use on our products. I chose the botanicals which included some interesting Australian flowers, banksias and cassias. You can buy designer clothing at affordable prices and raise money for a worthwhile cause at the same time because 20% profits go to endometriosis research.

Digital Art links the Care For Africa Foundation with WorldPix.org! Never think for a minute people don’t take notice of your art and what you’re doing. Especially if it’s for a good cause! I got noticed by Mike Goldner, at ArtisanHD, from my ArtBoja page, who in turn told Paul Lynch, the founder of WorldPix.org about the work I was doing with the Care For Africa Foundation, raising funds for drilling fresh water wells. Thank you Mike Goldner for passing my information on to Paul Lynch. It is coming up 12 months ago that Paul first contacted me to see if I would be interested in joining their group, who are doing similar work to what I’m doing for the Care For Africa Foundation, in various locations around the world.

I said yes and filled out the application form, but I didn’t really meet the requirements of their organization because I have never been to Tanzania and therefore couldn’t provide images of the people or animals from the villages we are supporting. Combine that with the fact I did digital art instead of straight photography and it took a bit for the board to work out how I could fit into their organization. In the end, we have overcome the hurdles and I am delighted to be a member of WorldPix.org.

result of not having been to Tanzania, the board of WorldPix has been gracious enough to allow me to use my digital art images from around Tasmania, until such time as I’m able to actually visit Tanzania. I thank them for this privilege. You can see my gallery of images at https:// worldpix.org/galleries-2/ Dean Hohn

My dream is to visit the Tarime District of Tanzania and spend time with the villagers and attempt to capture their stories and include them in my gallery. The Care For Africa Foundation, that I am raising funds for is based in Launceston, Tasmania. As a

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APSCON 2018 Gold Coast 11 - 16 September 2018 This is an excerpt of the presentation given at APSCON 2017. More information will be updated as it becomes availble. Watch this space! THE VENUE Arts Centre Gold Coast - Now known as HOTA (Home of the Arts) * Purpose built * High quality sound equipment * Comfortable seating * Large break out areas * In-house lunch cart * Lift and ramps * Away from external distractions but close to good accommodation THE THEME Photographic Art – a new concept? * Program has a high conceptual content * A move away from competitions to exhibitions * Encompassing new technologies * A virtual speaker from the USA * A nature speaker from NZ * Caring for nature in the city flavour THE PROGRAM * A photo walk and portrait workshop on Tuesday afternoon * Packed with exciting and diverse presentations and hands-on workshops * 12 presenters....2 from overseas * 8 presentations including a virtual presentation and a group discussion * 5 workshops to choose from * 6 excursions * 3 social events * Print Exhibition - Triptych (that tells a story) * Sunrise and sunset shoots in interesting locations THE WORKSHOPS * Architectural Art and Photography with Robert Dettman * Nature with Rod Morris * Taking photos and when to use which device for a given situation with CameraPro * Introduction to Action/Sports Photography with Tina Dial * Natural Light Portraits with Tony Scott * Street Photography with Lisa Kurtz THE EXCURSIONS * Nature walk in Coombabah Wetlands * Architectural walk around Surfers Paradise with Robert Dettman * Free walk around Surfers Paradise * A day in the Numinbah Valley * A Day Tour to the Canungra Valley * Sunrise and Sunset shoots Free * Night shots at Bond University Free

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APSCON 2018 Gold Coast 11 - 16 September 2018

THE PRESENTERS Rod Morris - Nature Rod, from New Zealand, has been in film making and wildlife photography for many years, as well as writing and lecturing about New Zealand wildlife both nationally and internationally. Damien Caniglia - “Travel” and Tours Damien is a Brisbane based photographer who has guided groups for the last 10 years, mostly on the Kokoda Track as well as Southern Africa and Nepal. He focuses on capturing images that speak of the people and places he visits. Emeritus Professor Kenneth Collerson - Polarizer Light Microscopy: Rock Art Ken Collerson is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at UQ. He has worked and photographed in many environments in Australia and around the world. Sebastian Michaels - Living the Photo Artistic Life Sebastian lives in the mountains of western North Carolina. He started many online courses relating to Photo Artistry and has approximately 16,000 students in 93 Countries. Sebastian will be speaking via an interactive internet connection. Dr Greg McMillan - Learning and Photography Greg’s interests lie in landscape, nature with an emphasis on birds, with a growing interest in monochrome, in particular high key images. Greg will give us a few hints on how to start a photographic business. Phillipa Frederiksen EFIAP MAPS SSAPS - Will lead a discussion around conceptual art portfolios Phillipa has been interested in creative photography ever since she became interested in photography and instigated the APS Conceptual Art Portfolio Awards. Julie Powell - Conceptual Photography Julie is a digital graphic artist and conceptual photographer. Her work has been described as Surreal, Fairy-tale, colourful, textured and eclectic. Julie uses the camera and computer as her canvas; her brush. Lisa Kurtz - Street Photography Lisa is a well-known and much respected Brisbane based conceptual photographer and experienced street photography tutor who runs workshop both in Australia and Italy. Robert Dettman AFIAP Architectural Art and Photography Photo Walk Landscape and contemporary architecture are Robert’s inspiration. He enjoys creating portraits of notable architectural works in a style similar to that seen in the professional journals. Tina Dial EFIAP/s MAPS PPSA PSQA - Introduction to Action/Sports Photography Tina is the owner operator of Pawsnap Pet Photography and apart from personal bookings, she loves photographing dog sports. Another enjoyment is sports photography. She was involved with the Brisbane International Tennis in 2012, as well as several Masters events. Tony Bryce Scott - Portrait Photography “For as long as I can remember I would draw for hours on end. I can draw portraits and this naturally led into photography, but especially lighting. Digital kinda took over the drawing and now instead of using a pencil it’s a stylus in Photoshop.”

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Art of Birding 2018 Wildlife & Nature Photography Challenge

Join Judi on a year-long weekly photography challenge, designed especially for nature and wildlife photographers. Storytelling, wildlife advocacy, and creative/artistic photography is where her heart is, and she hopes to encourage more photographers and photo-artists to not just stop at the perfect wild life picture but to take it further. These weekly challenges will encourage you to think about how your images can be composed and used to advocate for our precious wildlife (story), to hook the viewer in with compelling, creative images (creative), and to increase your technical skills and development (technical). She has created each challenge so that most people can participate, regardless of skill level or where you live in the world (though you will notice a New Zealand bias!). Most challenges can be achieved with just a camera phone. Don’t worry about catching up, just jump in at the current week. Details at https://www.artbyjlm.com/art-of-birding-2018.html

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artists down under monthly Achievements

Dean Hohn - Gold Rush

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artists down under facebook

Trish Hoskin - All Aboard

Ilona Abou-Zolof - The Milk Bath

page

Viki Murray - Lush Forest Green 1

The Artists Down Under Public Facebook page has been set up to allow the artists in the group to showcase their work and to enable them to share promotional information about themselves, e.g. exhbitions, awards etc... You can find the Artists Down Under Public Facebook page at this address; https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArtistsDownUnder/ So, if you are an artist in the group, don’t forget to regularly share your work and information here, and to let your friends and family know about the page if they are interested in viewing the latest art and news from the group. If you are a reader of the magazine who does not have access to the page, please click the link above and request to join. When you request to join you will be asked to answer three simple questions that will allow us to determine if you are an eligible artist who may wish to join the group and therefore be able to post on the page, or a member of the public who can view, comment and like the work on the page. It’s a great place to see some great art from this vibrant group every day!

Maureen Maxwell - Different Worlds Dale Botha - Taking The Long Way Home

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Lynn Jenkin - The Snake Charmer


Phillipa Frederikson - Broken Heart

Kay Evison - Leading The Way

Three ADU members receive a special gift Our very good Awake friends Teddi Rutschman of Foxey Squirrel and Diane Stafford from WhiteLaneStudio continue to give gifts as a reward for members of the Artists Down Under group who contribute to the ADU Facebook page by regularly posting their artworks and supporting other members with their comments. Teddi, from Virginia, USA, is well known for her fantastic sets of digital designer backgrounds, masks and all kinds of wonderful elements ready for designers to add to or build a wondrous creation.

The May lucky winners are Teddi Rutschman (Foxy Squirrel) Gift Voucher of $10.00 - AL BaMass Dianne Stafford (WhiteLaneStudio) texture & Overlay Kit - Thysje Arthur - Sue Maples

Teddi Rutshman can be found at http://www.foxeysquirrel.com/ http://www.oscraps.com/shop/Foxeysquirrel Teddi has given a $10.00 voucher for one very lucky member to spend in her on-line shop. Diane Stafford from Chester, UK, designs Photoshop textures and overlays for photo artists and photographers to use in their digital artworks. Diane has created another special kit just for Artists Down Under for the month of May. Two artists will receive a Diane kit each. Diane Stafford can be found at https://www.etsy.com/shop/whitelanestudio

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Light Space and Time Figurative Art Exhibition Overall Category 7th Place Julie Powell - “Kitsune”

Photography and Digital Category

Julia Harwood - Knocking On Heaven’s Door

3rd Place Julie Powell - “Kitsune” Honorable Mention Andrew Haysom - “Time To See” Special Merit Julia Harwood - “Knocking On Heaven’s Door” Special Recognition Andrew Haysom - “The Power Of Imagination” Julie Powell - “Memories of Marilyn” Julie Powell - “The Very Sad Clown”

Andrew Haysom - Time To See

Andrew Haysom - The Power Of Imagination

Julie Powell - Memories Of Marilyn

Julie Powell - Kitsune Julie Powell - The Very Sad Clown

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Light Space and Time Cont...

feature artist showcase Lyn Darlington

Hard Day At Work

I Think We Are Lost ... Which Way Is Home

Waiting For My Mum

Where’s My Mummy Leaving

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LIVING THE PHOTO ARTISTIC LIFE Congratulations to the following Down Under Artists who had work published in the April Issue of “Living the Photo Artistic Life” magazine, Issue No. 38

Leanne M Williams - Times Of Old - Devastation Dale Botha - Travelling On A Train Sonia Pusey - Volante - Midnight Thysje Arthur - Fire Fight - Just You And Me Judi Lapsley Miller - From Whence Cometh Evil Sue Masterson - Lady Butterfly Al BaMass - The Debate Julie Powell - Clown Tres Triste 2 - Kitsune Spirit Ann Lavin - Wet Night Ann Wehner - A Torn Fairytale - Bereaved Pam Henderson - 7th Avenue Rochelle Marshall - Neve Michelle Drummond - Running Late - Unexpected Timing Barbara Dudzinska - Prince Charming Ilona Abou-Zolof - Giraffe Mum And Baby

Pam Henderson - 7th Avenue

Judi Lapsley Miller - From Whence Cometh Evil

Dale Botha - Travelling On A Train

Michelle Drummond - Running Late

https://issuu.com/thephotoartisticlife/docs/issue38-final?e=15580327/60217316

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Leanne M Williams - Devastation

Barbara Dudzinska - Prince Charming

Thysje Arthur - Just You And Me

Sonia Pusey - Volante


LIVING THE PHOTO ARTISTIC LIFE celebrates this month’s feature artist

Ali Oppy

Release Me

Voices

Storm

Emerge Autumn Breeze

Faded Flight

Calla Dance Of Disguise

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FineArtPhotography Congratulations to the following Down Under Artists who had work published in the “Fineartphotography around the World� magazine, Edition 111/2018.

Dale Botha Dale Botha

Rochelle Marshall

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Rochelle Marshall


Art Sold Congratulations to Dean Hohn Dean has recently sold several pieces of art.

Hitting The Beach Recently sold at the Penguin Creek Gallery in Penguin, TAS. This piece was sold as a 24”x 12” (60cmx30cm) matted print.

Abstract - 3 Recently sold at the Orenda Gallery in Reno, Nevada, USA. This piece was sold as a 12”x 12” (30cmx30cm) print on paper.

Evening Light Recently sold at the Gallery Pejean in Launceston, TAS. This piece was sold as a 12”x 12” (30cmx30cm) matted print.

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international colour awards A big Congratulations to our ADU Artist Marjorie Lord. Marjorie has been awarded Nominee for 5 of the 6 images submitted in the International Colour Awards.

Elizabeth

Ancient Lands

Two Landscapes Meet

Connor

Camp Cooks

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JULIE MEAD OF E-SCAPE N SCRAP By Trish Hoskin

A lot of you would be familiar with the Digital Store of E-scape N Scrap and having purchased from the store as well as catching up with its creator and owner Julie Mead via our Awake group and various chats over the last couple of years, I thought it would interesting to hear all about Julie’s life. I asked Julie to give us some background about herself and how she started the Store. I am originally a city girl growing up in several large cities before getting married and settling down with my husband on his family owned, 6 generation farm. The farm was originally homesteaded at the beginning of the 1900s and the history surrounding it is fascinating. Stories about Indians, prairie fires, railroads, horse-drawn wagons, droughts, wars, blizzards, and one room school houses have been recorded in journals kept by family members through its 125 years of existence. When I first moved to the farm I taught kindergarten plus a few, various other classes at a small local school for 32 years before retiring and turning over my keys to my daughter to take over my position as the kindergarten teacher. During my teaching years a co-worker introduced me to Photoshop, as she thought this might be a program I would enjoy. I had always loved technology and would help her teach other teachers on how to incorporate computers into their classrooms. Photoshop was not only a welcome challenge, but I felt compelled to learn more and more about this program. Unfortunately, when Photoshop was just getting started the help was very limited so it was mostly trial and error. Along the way I discovered digital scrapping because of Photoshop and began creating with digital scrapbook pages. (I had been a traditional scrapper for a very long time before digital came along). As I progressed in digital scrapping I was needing items that were more like my traditional scrapbook supplies so I began to create my own elements and papers. In the summer of 2004 I decided to put together a CD of products that I had created and sell them on my very own website. I spent my summer vacation learning about website building, creating my product to sell, coming up with a store name and learning all about website hosting. I am often asked about the name of my store and how I came up with E-scape and Scrap. E-scape - The “E” stands for electronic or digital and “scape” refers to photo such as landscape but it is also a play on the word “escape”. Scrap - referring to scrapbooking. So, to me digital scrapbooking was a wonderful place for me to escape and relax and create! 2018 will be the online store’s 14th birthday! Things have changed dramatically in those 14 years. I am thrilled that I no longer have to create CDs for my customers! Downloading and uploading is so much faster now. When I first started I only had dial-up internet, as did most customers, so you can imagine how slow and frustrating it was! As the years progressed I began to add a few designers here and there to the store. We now have over 30 designers which bring a unique variety of products for our customers. In this day and age it is so easy to live anywhere in the world, even on a farm, and run a website. Keeping in touch with designers and customers is always an email or a Facebook Message away. In fact, one of my favorite parts of being in this business is working with people and making friends from all over the world! My friends that live in our rural community are always amazed at the contacts I have made from just about all corners of the earth.

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JULIE MEAD (Cont....)

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JULIE MEAD (Cont....)

I am originally a city girl growing up in several large cities before getting married and settling down with my husband on his family farm.Somewhere along the way I became a portrait photographer. My Photoshop skills just naturally led me to work with photos. I started with my own family and as others saw those photos they began to ask me to take photos for them. I finally decided to make this a business and charge for the work I was doing. So I juggle the store and my portrait photography business on a daily basis. I keep super busy but I do love the flexibility I have working from home. In fact, I really hesitate to call it work. Since it all involves being creative it is nothing but FUN to me. Is it a massive amount of work ensuring that your presence in the “digital world” is high profile. I know you send out emails everyday with Blog freebies and updates, do you have a big IT team behind you or is there a lot of effort directly from yourself? Julie said she laughed at this question as with most things I am sure you just have to do what you can. Julie said ..... I have a hired web developer who takes care of my store’s back up and checks out its security every month. She also spends time in the store cleaning things up and making sure it runs at its peak. Other than that it’s just me, LOL! I wish I had a big IT team but then I might lose the feeling that this online store is like a hometown store in my rural community. I want the opportunity to personally work with the designers and the customers. I want to reassure them that I am here to help them out when needed. I want the opportunity to know my customers on a personal level. If they could actually walk into my store I would love to offer them a cup of coffee and sit down for a chat. I would love to listen to their stories, catch up on how their kids are doing, and find out how life is treating them. Online may be a bit different than a real brick and mortar store but I hope that in some small way I can convey that feeling to others.

What a great lady and I know I have always felt that personal touch happening when I have contacted the store to ask questions etc. Julie’s average day would be a lot different from those of some of us – living on a farm, running a business both for Photography and Digital Art as well as caring for family, and making time for grandkids. She sounds super busy starting her day at six am, exercising and getting ready for the day, sorting emails and helping customers and then ensuring she spends lunch with her husband and son coming in from working on the farm. Afternoons she often spends organising photoshoots, working on previous photos taken and store work, newsletters and advertising etc and also keeping up with various digital classes for her own growth and then always finds time for her grandchildren after school who also live on the farm. After dinner she often goes back and does a couple of hours work but also ensures she spends time with the family. Makes me feel exhausted thinking about how she fits it all in, but I guess like she says and I know too when you are doing something you love it never feels like hard work. A great insight to the background of a great store, so thanks very much Julie we really appreciate the time taken to do this interview. Trish Hoskin

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USE YOUR WINGS

DANCING WITH A BIRD by DALE BOTHA

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/x1el96/

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L ADYBIRD PICNIC

FOLLOW YOUR HE ART by ANTHE A SCOT TE

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WA L K I N G T H E D O G

WAT E R F R O N T, G E E L O N G b y J O H N K E L LY

Australia

http://www.instagram.com/myphotosbyjohn

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THE ABANDONED HOUSE by THYS JE ARTHUR

New Zealand

https://www.tgagraphics.co.nz/ https://artboja.com/art/wpqa4m/

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DECEPTIVE REFUGE by BRONWYN KENMIR

Australia

www.smiletime.photography https://artboja.com/art/bpr5pe/

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THE BALCONY

ABSTR ACT by MAR JORIE LORD

Australia

http://artmuse.com.au/ https://facebook.com/ArtMuse.MarjorieLord

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BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON by PA M HENDERSON

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/snapnshootdesigns/ https://artboja.com/art/dmfi9d

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OCE AN BOUND

FULL BLOOM by PA M HENDERSON

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/snapnshootdesigns/ https://artboja.com/art/dmfi9d

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M Y R I D E AWA I T S

T H E I N V I TAT I O N

CAUGHT IN THE BREEZE by PA M HENDERSON

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/snapnshootdesigns/ https://artboja.com/art/dmfi9d

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SNOW PRINCESS My passion for photography started back in High School, but back in those days, living in country Victoria, we never had the opportunity or funds to allow me to pursue it any further, so I became a hairdresser, then went into bookkeeping, married, had a family ..... life kind of got in the way. It was only a few years ago that I built up the courage to enrol and complete an online diploma in photography, that’s when I became totally hooked. I joined an online photographic group that helped me to learn more of the basics then found the current groups “AWAKE and Kaizen” that I currently belong to comprimised of extremely talented and supportive artists with a fantastic teacher and mentor, Sebastian Michaels. This has totally changed my life and given me courage and confidence to further pursue my dreams. I have been lucky enough to have my art appear in the fineartphotography magazine and in December 2017 to be chosen as a Featured AWAKE Artist for the Photoshop Artistry Facebook Group. I was recently thrilled to be chosen as the Featured Artist in the February 2018 edition of the worldwide magazine “LIVING THE PHOTO ARTISTIC LIFE” with a 6 page spread and one of my images making the front cover. Then I was interviewed on Quill and Camera - dreams really do come true. Living The Photo Artistic Life https://issuu.com/thephotoartisticlife/docs/issue36-final?e=15580327/58384049 Quill and Camera Interview https://www.quillandcamera.com/the-pam-henderson-interview/ To be able to put all of your crazy thoughts and emotions into a photo and then turn that photo into life has to be one of the most satisfying and rewarding achievements I have experienced. Having to leave your comfort zone and challenge yourself makes you grow as a person. My future plans are to open up a Photographic Studio and offer this type of photgraphic style to the public. I would also like to one day write and illustrate a childrens book. I am a Digital Photographic Artist and proud of it.

Pam Henderson

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THE ROSE - A STILL LIFE by CHRIS BARNES

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WAT E R C O L O U R - T R E E S 2 2

WAT E R C O L O U R - M AY b y C O R R I N E D AV I S

New Zealand

www.madeinglenorchy.co.nz https://artboja.com/art/fjonsr/

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SADNESS

WHITE ROSES by BARBAR A DUDZINSK A

Australia

ht tps:// www.SmartArtPlace.com ht tps:// artboja.com/art/7qn7s6

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PA R T Y T I M E

Z AY L E E by SANDY BOLES

Australia

ht tps:// www.facebook.com/photographybySandyboles

https://www.sandybolesphotography.com

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L AZY SAILING

LOOKING OUT MY BACKDOOR by BIL L OL DHAM

Australia

https://www.flickr.com/photos/25818712@N04/

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INCY WINCY SPIDER

QUEEN FLOR A by ALI OPPY

New Zealand

https://www.facebook.com/Mysticsparrows https://artboja.com/art/lzqpfy/

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PHOTOARTISTRY RESOURCES - MY TOP PICKS By Judi Lapsley Miller

Aside from a good dose of curiousity and willingness to explore and try things out, I can recommend the following courses, software, and hardware to anyone keen on getting into photoartistry. ONLINE COURSES Anything and everything by Adobe Evangelist Julienne Kost (check whether your local library provides free access to her Lynda courses - Wellington Library does.)

http://www.jkost.com/photoshop.html https://www.lynda.com/Julieanne-Kost/1059150-1.html Photoshop Artistry: Fine-art Grunge Composition with Sebastian Michaels Teaching the fundamentals of photo-artistry with Photoshop and PS Elements

https://prophotoshopartistry.com/specialoffer

AWAKE - Living the Photo Artistic Life with Sebastian Michaels A year-long training program for photo artists - life-changing! Enrollments open twice a year for students of his Fine-art Grunge Composition class.

https://prophotoshopartistry.com/awake2018

Fine Art Photography with Brooke Shaden Everything you need to know about creating fine art photos from the shoot, compositing, making prints, to running a fine-art business.

https://www.creativelive.com/class/fine-art-photography-the-complete-guide-brooke-shaden

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The Boofheads (Kereru) SOFTWARE & HARDWARE My essentials: • Photoshop CC (although you can get a long way with PS Elements). Another free alternative that I haven’t used is Gimp. • Lightroom Classic (or Bridge), for organizing your assets. I don’t recommend Lightroom CC unless you have an excellent internet connection with no data-cap and the funds to pay for GBs of online storage. Photoshop files are huge and you will also start acquiring thousands of image assets. Better to save locally and use a backup service instead. • Wacom Intuos Pro drawing tablet. • Calibrated monitor, especially if you’re making prints. • A grunty computer with a ton of disk and ram, especially if you want to make big images (though many people happily create on their iPad or smart phone). • A camera - even your cellphone camera is good enough to get started with. I still occasionally use images taken on my very first digital camera - a 4 MP Nikon Coolpix 4500. Though I’m now glad to be shooting with full-frame mirrorless cameras. Wouldn’t be without, but not essential: • Topaz Labs Suite (especially ReMask, ReStyle, and Impression). • On1 Perfect Resize for generating high-quality enlargements. • DxO PhotoLab for industrial strength denoising. Judi Lapsley Miller

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THE FOREST OF SILENCE

NARNIA by MICHELLE DRUMMOND

New Zealand

https://enchanted-reality.blogspot.co.nz/ https://www.facebook.com/pg/Whimiscal.Imagery/photos/

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ABSTR ACT - 3

THE ENCOUNTER by DE AN HOHN

Australia

ht tps:// www.facebook.com/Dean-Hohn-Photo-Artistry-247723325687722/ ht tp:// artboja.com/art/yw8ic8//

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WA I T I N G AT T H E C H A P E L by CHRIS TINA BRUNTON

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/1pa52q/

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CHURCH by CHRIS TINA BRUNTON

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/1pa52q/

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B E R E AV E D

A ROOM WITH A VIEW by ANN WEHNER

Australia

https://www.annwehnerdigitalartistry.com https://www.flickr.com/photos/annwehnerdigitalartistry/

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LYN N J EN KI N

P R I VAT E D A N C E R 55


D R E A M S A R E N O T A L WAY S O U T O F R E A C H b y LY N N J E N K I N

Australia

www.jenkinphotography.com.au/

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L ADY IN BL ACK

JOY OF MOVEMENT 57


B R E A K AWAY

b y LY N N J E N K I N

Australia

www.jenkinphotography.com.au/

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WHOSE DRE AM

T H E M A R E PA D D O C K 59


FLIGHT

T H I N G S O F A F E AT H E R b y LY N N J E N K I N

Australia

www.jenkinphotography.com.au/

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S T O R M AT S E A

I was one of those people who grew up believing the story I told myself that I wasn’t creative. On top of that I narrowly defined what ‘creative’ was. Pretty much everything in the artistic fields I could not do. Over time as I learned to embrace a broader concept of creativity through my work with developing teams and leaders I also threw myself into my love of photography and the natural world. In particular the world of horses, another long time passion. In an effort to explore the beauty of the horse I travelled not just to my own back paddock, but around the world to capture horses in different environments. My aim was always to capture not just the physical beauty but also the spirit and the connection I felt. And then I was introduced to Photoshop Artistry and discovered that I was creative after all. I just needed the medium that allowed that to blossom. My journey through Awake, Kaizen and Shift Art brings new challenges and learning everyday. And the heart is always the horses and their spirit and my connection to it. Contact details are www.jenkinphotography.com.au, instagram Jenkin photography and eqabstracts, Facebook jenkinphotography. My artboja site is not set up yet Lynn Jenkin

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BACK LIT

BEE IN MAGNOLIA by P HIL L IPA F R EDERIKSEN

https://artboja.com/art/33o0hk/ http://phillfoto.smugmug.com

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PHOTOGR APHY OF OLD

D E VA S TAT I O N by L E ANNE M WIL LIAMS

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/leannemwilliamsimages/?pnref+lhc https://artboja.com/art/d019th/

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HOMEBUSH SHIPWRECK

SYDNEY HARBOUR by ILONA ABOU -ZOLOF

Australia

ht tps:// www.ilonaabouzolof.com/

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B R I G H T O N B AT H I N G B O X E S by DENNIS RICK ARD

Australia

https://ink361.com/app/users/ig-3279276017/dennisrickard/photos

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SOME PHOTOSHOP INSPIRATION LUMENZIA By Andrew Haysom In the March 2018 issue Bill Oldham introduced us to Luminosity Masks, and explained that they are masks based on the luminosity or brightness of your image. He also explained how they can be created from the RGB Channels in Photoshop. I am a huge fan of Luminosity Masks and use them all the time, it adds tremendous power to be able to restrict adjustments to particular brightness areas in your image. There are many add-in products available to make using Luminosity Masks easier and this is a review of the one I have chosen, for reasons I will explain at the end of this article, called Lumenzia. Lumenzia is an add-in panel for Photoshop that adds a huge amount of functionality, most of it around Luminosity Masks and Selections. This is what the Lumenzia panel looks like.

Figure 1 - Lumenzia Panel

The Mode button at the top left defaults to “Preview” and that is the mode I use the panel in most of the time. I will briefly explain some of the other modes later in the article. The Create buttons are where you select the type of mask you want, the three columns of buttons labelled D, D2, ... D6 and M, M2, ... M6 and L, L2, ... L6 are for Darks, Midtones and Lights respectively. For example if you choose L the lighter pixels in your image will be more selected, the darker pixels less selected. As you progress down the L buttons towards L6 the brightest pixels become progressively more selected. When you press one of these buttons, Lumenzia will show you a visualization in the image window of what the mask will look like, and will create some temporary orange layers in your document. If you don’t think the mask is what you want, you can press a different one of the Create buttons.

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SOME PHOTOSHOP INSPIRATION (Cont ..) The a, b ... e and 0, 1, ... 10 keys are another way to choose the mask you want based on zones of Luminosity, like the Ansel Adams Zone System. You can also use the Zone Pickers or the Range button to create a mask based on tones (or a range of tones) that you select in the actual image.

Figure 2 - Lumenzia in action The bottom layer of the temporary orange layers is a Black and White adjustment layer that you can use to affect the mask based on the colours in the image. For example, if I wanted to affect the selection of the sky in the image in the picture above, I could slide the blue slider and the visualization of the mask changes as you do it. The top layer of these temporary orange layers is a Levels layer that you can use to modify the overall lightness / darkness of your mask. Once you are happy that the mask is what you want, you click one of the buttons in the Apply section of the Lumenzia panel. “Sel” applies the mask as a selection. “Mask” applies the mask to the active layer. Then there are buttons for Curves, Levels, Brightness/Contrast, Selective Color, Hue/Saturation, Color Balance and Solid Color – these will create the appropriate adjustment layer with the chosen mask applied. Then, as you make adjustments in the adjustment layer they are only applied to the area of the image you chose when creating the luminosity mask. Note, if you choose not to proceed, click the “X” button towards the top-right of the panel to remove the temporary orange layers. The buttons in the Refine section allow you to further refine your masks by adding a group with a mask, based either on a manual selection, any temporary orange layers you have present from the Create buttons, or from a colour selection (for the Colour button). I also love the Vignette, Dodge & Burn and Sharpen features, as these simplify these processes greatly for me, I use at least one of these buttons on nearly every image I process, even if I don’t use a luminosity mask. There are four other modes available via the Mode button. “LIVE-M” creates a mask directly on the active layer without the preview and temporary orange layers being displayed. “LIVE-S” creates a selection without the preview and temporary orange layers being displayed. “If:Under” and “If:This” modify the BlendIf sliders to perform the masking rather than creating an actual mask. There are many other features of Lumenzia that I am not going to go into here for fear of confusing everyone, but let me just say that the “tooltips” you get when you hover the mouse over any button are great, and offer multiple variations of nearly every button via modifier keys.

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SOME PHOTOSHOP INSPIRATION (Cont ..)

So why do I like Lumenzia? I have tried a number of other Luminosity Masking panels, including two other purchased ones, and I find Lumenzia the easiest to use, and the most reli able. It is as fully featured as any of the others I’ve tried. It is not expensive – at only US$40 it is very affordable and great value for money. It is upgraded frequently, and new and improved features added regularly, and these upgrades are made available at no cost (through five major releases so far). There is an excellent user guide, and many explanatory videos on the various features, and examples of use. Many key videos are linked in the PDF user guide. Lumenzia is written by Greg Benz and is available from his website

https://gregbenzphotography.com/lumenzia/ Greg is one of those technical people that does a great job of explaining technically difficult topics in an easy to understand way, so I would highly recommend his website anyway even if you choose not to try Lumenzia, great photography and many other interesting articles and videos. He also has a free Luminosity Masking panel available if you decide not to purchase Lumenzia, but my recommendation is that the money for Lumenzia is a good investment. If you have any questions about Lumenzia feel free to ask me. Andrew Haysom

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AT T H E E N D O F T H E D AY

CITY STROLL by TRISH HOSK IN

Australia

https://www.trishphotography.com https://artboja.com/art/726rzm/

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M A D A M E B U T T E R F LY

THE BR ANCH b y A N N L AV I N

Australia

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EVENING VIEW by GER ARD WHEL AN

Australia

http://gerryspictures.com.au/ https://artboja.com/art/abf48i/

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LEMUR LOVE by HELEN AK ERSTROM

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/helen.akerstrom https://www.instagram.com/ha2260/

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T H E G I R L I N T H E WA L L

ON YOUR OWN b y WA R R E N M AYA L L

New Zealand

www.warrenmayallphotography.co.nz

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FROM WHENCE COME TH EVIL

AT W H AT C O S T F O R E V E R by JUDI L AP SL E Y MIL L ER

https://www.artbyjlm.com

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J UL I A H A R WO O D

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BROLGA WITH FISH by JULIA HARWOOD

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/s6w7af http://www.juliaharwood.com/

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WOLF by JULIA HARWOOD

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/s6w7af http://www.juliaharwood.com/

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BLUE BE ARD ORCHID

QUEEN OF SHEBA by JULIA HARWOOD

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/s6w7af http://www.juliaharwood.com/

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FROG 2 RED I am a digital artist and photographer who has worked in the photography industry for many years. I started in the film days and progressed to digital. I am also a photography coach and critic. I held this position with Digital Photo Secrets for over 4 years. I joined Photoshop Artistry and then the Awake Program and am now a member of Kaizen. It is through this that I have discovered my love of digital art. My motto is “Healing Art - bringing the outdoors in”. I have learnt that photography and digital art can be very healing, and a lot of people don’t have the access to beautiful scenery as I do, so I want to bring it to them no matter what environment they live in. I donate work to hospitals to help brighten the lives, lift the spirits and help heal those who are either patients or visitors. I began to experiment on my own with photoshop and then came across Photoartistry and realised that this medium would allow me to express my feelings and emotions through my work while also still capturing purely photographic images for those who prefer that. I have won numerous contests and been featured in a number of publications. I also have a Redbubble shop at https://www.redbubble.com/people/juliakharwood/ as well as my own website at http://www.juliaharwood.com and an Artboja store at https://artboja.com/art/s6w7af/ I suffered a double tragedy in 2016/17 with my house being burnt to the ground and losing all my possessions followed by the death of my husband 4 months later. I found that one of the things that helped me through this was being able to express myself through my digital art. It has given me the inspiration to keep going even in a world that is much different to what I had imagined. Even in my dark moments I was able to create and show others how I was feeling through my art and it has now given me the motivation to keep moving forward, being open to where my art might take me. Julia Harwood

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AS LONG AS WE ARE WITH E ACH OTHER b y V I K I M U R R AY

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/vikimages https://www.instagram.com/viki_murray/

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ECHIDNA

M E E R K AT P U P b y A N D R E W H AY S O M

Australia

https://www.flickr.com/ajhaysom/ https://andrewhaysom.myportfolio.com/

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M R . S T E V O . . . . D O G W I T H AT T I T U D E b y LY N D A R L I N G T O N

Australia

http://www.sabvaningphotoart.com

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G O O D B Y E O L D M AT E b y LY N D A R L I N G T O N

Australia

http://www.sabvaningphotoart.com

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Australia and New Zealand

REDLANDS DIGITAL ARTISTS GROUP A COLLABORATIVE GROUP OF PHOTO ARTISTS By Maureen Maxwell

CHINESE WHISPERS #6 “THE HIDDEN ROOM”

STAGE 1

STAGE 2

FINAL STAGE Our esteemed editor, Pam Henderson, started off our latest round, and Gerard Whelan was second this time. I must admit to a moment of ‘Oh! No! What can I do with this one?’ as the last person in this month’s collaboration. Pam and Gerard had created such an interesting photo artistic image that actually looked complete. However, I eventually managed to entice my creative muse out of deep freeze, and add my own interpretation. We hope you enjoy our collaborative efforts. I can highly recommend working in collaboration with a couple of other artists from time to time - it is an effective learning opportunity. Three artists is an ideal group of people that allows good interaction with the possibility of each one making a difference. Maureen Maxwell

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LIFELINE

THE STRUGGLE WITHIN by K E VIN SIMS

New Zealand

http://www.kevinsims.co.nz https://www.artboja.com/art/fx6wd6/

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MAGNIFICENCE 1

MAGNIFICENCE 2 b y K A R E N WA A L W Y K

Australia

https://www.flickr.com/photos/88165766@N05 https://artboja.com/art/i1sahn/

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DUPLICITY AMONGST US

L I F E O F T H E PA R T Y 2 0 0 0 by JULIE P OWEL L

Australia

ht tps:// www.juliepowellphoto.com/ ht tps:// artboja.com/art/glul6i/

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W H E R E W E S AW W I L D G O AT S - WA 2 0 0 9

WHEREVER I CAN, TOES DIPPED by SUE MAPLES

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EDW I N L EUN G

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M U S T F LY A G A I N by EDWIN L EUNG

New Zealand

https://500px.com/elkynz https://artboja.com/art/ola8i6/

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HIGH SOCIE T Y

LOVE MY BIKE

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SONG FOR YOU

FROM ME TO YOU by EDWIN L EUNG

New Zealand

https://500px.com/elkynz https://artboja.com/art/ola8i6/

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DANCE WITH ME

HOMESICK by EDWIN L EUNG

New Zealand

https://500px.com/elkynz https://artboja.com/art/ola8i6/

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GOTHIC NYMPH

My name is Edwin Leung, a Hong Kong Chinese migrated to New Zealand some twenty years ago with my family of four. I am lucky to be here and have never looked back hence. I always regard myself as a photographer who loves to shoot whatever is in front of me. Lucky me, New Zealand does provide me everything I want, and in great abundance, be it lovely sceneries, nature, flowers etc., but above all, beautiful people around me including those strangers on the street. Yes, I like taking photos of people, and being a Chinese, I can have, apart from Western models, Eastern ones as well. They have good stories to tell. I am, however, not a good story teller and so to express what I have in mind, I have but to resort to image manipulation that aids myself to unleash a freedom of expression to my heart’s content. “Awake” came to me sometime ago, and I joined the group in the hope of transcending my work to another level, and hopefully, myself too, from a photographer to an artist. The road ahead is still long and winding, and I shall tread on it the best I can. Edwin Leung

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F LY I N G H O M E by MAUREEN MA XWELL

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N O D D Y W I T H F LY by MAUREEN MA XWELL

Australia

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MY WISH

G R A C E C R U Z - G E N T L E WAY by ONA BOORMAN

Australia

https://www.pinterest.com.au/onaboo/my-scrapbook-pages/

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DROUGHT

YOUR NIGHTMARE by COLIN K IL LICK

Australia

https://driftingleaves.net

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GOLD COAST

S U R F E R S PA R A D I S E by MICK ROONE Y

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D E VA S TAT I O N

VESPYR by ROCHELLE MARSHALL

New Zealand

https://www.darksapphirephotography.com

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MILK BATH PHOTOSHOOT By Ilona Abou-Zolof and Christina Brunton

We are regularly meeting for tutorial days and photoshoots. We always think of something new to do to extend our comfort zone. We decided on a milk bath shoot and we are lucky enough to have our own model, Effie Lmn, who is willing to try new things with us. We all collaborate and come up with new ideas. We thought we would get a large blow-up swimming pool. Ilona went on e-bay and got a good price on a large pool. When we unpacked it, the back yard was nearly not big enough for it. We had no pump and decided to blow it up, but we ran out of puff so soon, especially because we got the giggles. Even an electric pump from my son took forever. When it was blown up we saw the size of it and just gave up because we would need too much milk and water for it. We moved to my little bathroom and used Almond milk because that smelt better but it wasn’t white it was yellow. We mixed up some cornflour to add to it as we thought that might make it whiter. That was a bad decision, the cornflour curdled and came out as clumps on Effie’s clothes. We drained and rinsed everything ready to start again. We used normal milk .... 12 litres of it!!!!

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MILK BATH PHOTOSHOOT (Cont....) Some of the issues that we came across: We needed a ladder to shoot from above and the bathroom was so small that we could not both stand in there together, so this became one at a time shooting. The light in the bathroom was not bright enough but we didn’t want to have strobes. Electricity and water don’t mix very well, and we didn’t want to fry our Effie. We used LED lights powered by batteries, we made sure they were stable, so they didn’t fall in the water.

We tried wide angle lenses to get Effie fully in the shot from top to toes, but we discovered that there was too much distortion. We went back to our normal lenses. We were all laughing so much from all the problems. We thought we would not get any decent shots, but we were very surprised how they turned out. Recently we did it again at Effie’s request. This time we were better prepared, and it took half the time. Straight into the bathtub and Effie changed many times. The lesson from this, even if you don’t know how to do it, just try it, and you will get better and have lots of fun trying. We did. Ilona Abou-Zolof and Christina Brunton

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RELIC

R ADAR (WHITE NOISE) by COLIN CAMPBEL L

Australia

ht tps://colincampbell.mypor t folio.com https://artboja.com/art6bq9cj/

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TR AINS

SUNFLOWER by DENISE McDERMOT T

Australia

http://www.imagesbydenise.net/

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16 ELSE MAC

MIXED EMOTIONS IN RED by AL BAMASS

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/nsthnn/

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HELLO MR. RHINO

SE A SONGS by KYE THOMPSON

Australia

http://artboja.com/art/xb2kgr/

109


SIME TR A 1 by SHARON R ANK MORE

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/0719aj/

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W H I C H M E D I C AT I O N

O N E S T E P AT A T I M E by MARGARE T K ALMS

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/zg47s6/ http://ecospiritlife.com.au/

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TIME FLIES

SHADOWS OF MY MIND by SONIA PUSE Y

112

Australia


http://tinyurl.com/artisitsdownunderpublic

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Artists Down Under - Australia and New Zealand - May 2018  

Digital art works from the members of the Artists Down Under - Australia and New Zealand group.

Artists Down Under - Australia and New Zealand - May 2018  

Digital art works from the members of the Artists Down Under - Australia and New Zealand group.