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Old Image Breakdown

A simple image called the Swirl, created in 2003. See more on the Image page.

Place Setting

A bit of fun for the first post for the new year. Not my usual colour selection but playing around with Blending modes and colours. I like the Blues and Orange Tones.

It looks great as a print.

Also find it on Instagram

Alone this Christmas

Keep Well and keep safe this festive season. Keep in touch with Friends and family even though you cant be together. Remember sacrificing this time together can save their health and their future. Enjoy the day and look forward to next time you can see them. x

Christmas Trees

Christmas Card 2020

Christmas Cards are always hard to define as Christmas means so much to so many people. This years I'm returning to a well used theme of "Trees". It's a great time to photograph bare trees at the moment but finding them against the sky isn't always easy. One of my other recurring elements is a circle in a square format. All tried and tested elements.

I had a background I wanted use and my trees but tried various ways of mixing them together. In the end I decided to go for the more simple approach instead of trying to reinvent the wheel.

I hope you all have a great Festive Season, keep safe & well.

Star Gazer

I started collecting this set of dragons, many years ago. I have other dragons but these are my favourite ones. Even though they’re always on display I’ve never photographed them before. It could possibly a new series. Mixing myth and magic.

Archive Update

During Lockdown 2 my Archiving has continued and will for many weeks to come. It’s slow process as I’d not realised that I’d made so many images.

In 2013 I had a project with a friend to create an image s day, I’ve skipped that year and will return after the New Year, I think I need a cold, wet, dull day to start tackling that one.

Each image I add to the Archive brings back a memory, some about taking of the image and some memories of judges and peoples comments about the prints during talks and judging. The three new images are all ones that have one well in exhibition but also have a special place in my photographic timeline.

Three new images on the Archive Page.

Each page has a link to the next new mage at the bottom of the page.The Archive will be regally up dated as it shows images and stories that haven’t been seen in a while. Do you have any memories from the images, let me know on the Contact Page or Comment below.Looking forward to hearing from you. Don’t forget to like my facebook page if you used the link from there, it just helps me know posting on Facebook about updates works. Thanks for looking.

SRGB Group

November's Winner

SRGB GROUP CRITIQUE

The SRGB Group are keeping in touch through our webpage and posting on Our Members Critique Group. We Take it n turns to choose image of the lunch and two runners up The Critique is anon subjected in November we added a theme.

I’m pleased to say that Fae Chilling was chosen as Novembers Winner.  It’s always very special when a team member  picks and award in the group.The Theme Award and Runners up are on our Facebook Page. 

Image information

The original is taken with my iPhone. She usually ends up sat with me or near me. Fae was actually having a wash, I called her name and took four shots. this was the best of the set.  I like the way her tail flips up to take you back to her face and the eye contact. 

Processed in Photoshop, I added a couple of textures to cover up the blanket and the chair and a little dodging & burning to highlight areas and her eyes are slightly saturated. It has 32 layers in 5 groups. 

I’ve printed it on Hahnemühle Hemp, part of the Eco Friendly Naturals Range to add the final magic. 

Black Friday Sale

Black Friday Deals 2020

Up to 50% off

Friday the 27th November through to Monday 30th November

Photo Cards

Hahnemühle FineArt

Photo Cards (10cm x 15cm) are a great way to share your work with prints and make great memory gifts too.

Black Friday Deal on three finishes.

Photo Pearl 50 Sheets

Photo Luster 50 Sheets

Photo Matt Fibre 50 Sheets -

Digital FineArt Trial Bundle

A great Christmas Gift for photographers.

All my work is printed on Hahnemühle FineArt Papers. It has a unique finish that adds the final touch of magic to any print.Your choice of paper is the difference between a good print and an amazing print.

All Sample Packs & More... Most people only use one paper for all the image. You have the chance to try all the papers and bring out the magic in your images. Add the arty touch with the Smooth and Textured FineArt Packs or the Glossy pack., that has a great range of photo papers.

The deal includes all Hahnemühle A4 sample packs.

Smooth, Textured and Glossy Papers,

The Natural Line (Eco Friendly Papers)

A Pair of Hahnemühle Gloves

A Bamboo USB drive

Massive Saving on this Deal Black Friday from £82.00 now £45.00

Hanemühle FineArt Photo Papers - Rolls

and Panoramas Paper

Offers available

German Etching 17" x12 m Rolls

Photo Rag Satin 1 17" x12 m Rolls

Agave 17" 17" x12 m Rolls

Photo Rag 308 Panoramic

Photo Rag Baryta Panoramic

All included in the Deals.

Lots more on the Black Friday Deals

Don't forget to check out the Traditional Books and Papers. My personal favourite is the ZigZag book 14cm x 14 cm

Visit Black Friday Deals

CREATIVE LIGHT EVENT

Hosted by Hahnemühle UK

A great event featuring lots of hints and tips about the Photography World.

Who is Going to Be There?

In short, sharing their wisdom, expertise and nuggets of inspiration are:
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Gillian Devine, Andrew McCarthy, Chris Chambers, Michelle Szpak, Claire Elliott,Jayne Bond, Natasha Ince, Gary Hill, Emma Finch and Panikos Hajistilly!

Jayne Bond Photography Natasha M Photography  @artoftheportrait@emmafinchphotography@panikosphoto@photography_by_claire, @ szpakbiker, @chrischambersphoto@andrewmccarthyphoto@gilliandevinementor

Theme

The SRGB Group are keeping in touch through our members page and doing online critique. Theme for this month is Rocks & Water. My image is a mix from the Gormley Exhibition at the RA in 2019 Titled SUBMERGED

All Right Reserved Dianne Owen FRPS