How I Create Fine Art Photographs

You don't need to spend a lot of money on lighting to create fine art photographs.

I try to keep my budget at a minimum. Sometimes I don't spend any money at all. It's the time I take creating the photo and then turning it into art in post production.

When I see an item that catches my eye, I visualize what it could look like in a photograph, as a greeting card or an art piece that will be displayed in your home or office.

My favourite way of displaying my artwork in on a gallery wrap canvas with a two inch edge.

I create some of my fine art pieces right on my back porch.

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There are lots of windows and it's usually quite bright. When it's overcast, the lighting is flat and even. It's perfect. I sometimes use some white reflectors to fill in the shadows if it's a gloomy day.

When the sun is shining very bright I pick a shady area to photograph in.

I love to photograph vintage things and flowers.

I don't spend much on my props if at all possible. Usually I find things laying around the house or buy it from a second hand store.

This is a real bird's nest I found in my yard. The eggs inside were taken from an Easter headpiece I purchased from the dollar store. The book pages were torn out of a vintage book I bought at St. Vincent de Paul in Val Caron. Books there are on sale for 20 for a dollar.

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The pink roses were also purchased from St. Vincent de Paul. I love the look of these photographs.

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I use many of these photos as greeting cards.

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I photographed these pearls that I purchased second hand. I added some textures and special techniques in photoshop afterwards.

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I cut out these butterflies from my vintage book collection. The flowers were from a centerpiece I have.

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I created this photo from a collection of masks I have. I thought it made a neat photo. It reminds me of the Mardi Gras.

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