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matthew
11-29-2008, 09:09 PM
[O]ne can proudly say that these photographers have broken the tradition of the artificial reproduction of nature. They have freed themselves from photography.
- Karl Voll, 1867 1917

Digital photography has had a tough childhood. As with the origin of photography over a hundred years ago, it's had to be accepted by those who have set the terms of what "art" is. The Pictorialists used their cameras to emulate paintings, and digital photographers can be equally concerned with staying true to their technological predecessors.

But the start of a new technology never knows where it will end up. For this assignment, let's look at what's possible when we stop trying to create a literal view of the world. Be creative, experiment, and show us your favourites here.

Jim Flinchbaugh
11-30-2008, 06:17 PM
Here's one I've been playing with recently. I posted this photo a while back but wanted to make it look kinda like an "old time" press print of some sort.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/James64/Olympus%20E510/remnantsBW.jpg


Jim

Nepherim
11-30-2008, 07:22 PM
That's very neat. I don't recall the name, but there was/is an old printing style that looked just like that. Very neat effect.

Jim Flinchbaugh
11-30-2008, 08:57 PM
Yeah, I couldn't think of of either. :tony:

I wanted to say lithograph, but I don't think thats it, & I didn't want to look any dumber than I already do :p

Jim

AnnF
12-01-2008, 12:29 PM
I believe in art class we called it pen and ink, where your image came to be from a series of dots and/or line strokes. For me, the lines were far more interesting because it took more time, effort and thought in creating one.

Ann

Here's my digital art. You might never know that it was originally a rooster (I'll attach the original shot). :) I like how it has a 3D effect.

Jim Flinchbaugh
12-01-2008, 06:01 PM
Ann,
the filter I used was called penstroke :)

Jim

AnnF
12-01-2008, 10:47 PM
Aso, I was close. :rolleyes: :D

pfjong
12-02-2008, 07:09 AM
This is a somewhat traditional art but in digital form from me. It was the very first piece of assignment I did when I started learning Photoshop about one-and-a-half year ago. My hand ached when trying to paint using the mouse and it feel rather awkward too; only to learn to appreciate that painting with a Wacom Intuos pen a few months later was a much pleasant experience. :cool:

WulfysKingdom
12-03-2008, 04:33 AM
I'm not very good at photoshop yet, but this is my favourite picture so far.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s8/wulfyone/My%20Boys/Bish.jpg

cledry
12-10-2008, 11:34 AM
Here's a few.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2035/2537368649_8c1269eb45_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3252/3035236823_422764406c_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2271/2543298724_ecbd5c6eec_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3034/2543618724_5b0d4ff7a4_o.jpg

photo_owl
12-11-2008, 03:54 AM
Is this the sort of thing that falls into this category?

I have had some time recently and revisited some images shot in Greece last year and came up with this treatment. I found a few subjects responded really well.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3113/3085850450_0c8db02112_o.jpg

carisi
12-11-2008, 07:37 PM
Here's a pic and the different ways I played with the image in photoshop...taken with the e-410 + 14-42mm.

Tony Finnerty
12-11-2008, 08:54 PM
There's some very creative stuff here! I'm more of a photorealist myself, but I took an advanced Photoshop class last year from Randy Snook and tried desperately to keep up with the professional digital artists who were taking the class.

For one of our assignments we created posters to advertise the class. I took an ordinary photo at the Nevada County campus and played with Channels:

http://flipperty.smugmug.com/photos/229252550_UHjEr-XL.jpg

Jim Flinchbaugh
12-11-2008, 10:10 PM
Very creative there photo owl, You could go in to the greeting card business with that style treatment.


Jim

Ddaside88
12-14-2008, 08:50 PM
Some really neat work here. Creating digital art can be very addictive: sometimes I think I take a lot of shots just to have something to Photoshop.

Jim Flinchbaugh
12-15-2008, 07:14 PM
WOW, the moon shot is killer!
Well done

Jim

holmesworks
12-15-2008, 09:25 PM
So here's a few of my experiments. I have them in a directory I label "abstracts" because there are critics ( :down: )out there who think any manipulation beyond straightening a horizon and a little sharpen is blasphemy to photography.
But seriously, thanks so much for coming up with this assignment because isn't photography about just telling stories in an artistic way? :cool:

Jim Flinchbaugh
12-16-2008, 05:57 PM
Another wow, the flower is awesome!

Jim

Nepherim
12-16-2008, 06:13 PM
This is one I did a long time ago, but I was reminded of it by Jims rendition. It was done using various effects in Picasa.

Tony Finnerty
12-16-2008, 07:35 PM
I love the tunnel effect in your first image!

holmesworks
12-19-2008, 06:12 PM
I must confess Tony.
There's not really an effect there other than a bit of blur and a slight PP swirl. It actually IS a tunnel - the footpath under the Thames in Greenwich England. Low light, longish exposure and orangy arc lights.
I do like the effect though.

Phinehas
12-24-2008, 12:45 PM
Here's one of mine.
http://www.lmbphotos.com/web_postings/Jessica.jpg

gucio
12-28-2008, 11:34 AM
A photo of my son in water mark paper effect.

gucio
12-28-2008, 11:39 AM
Farm House in Pallet Knife effect.

JackAZ
01-04-2009, 02:41 AM
I probably did a dozen different things to this image but for some reason I like this one the most. It started life as a sunset picture with a great orange glow from all the particulates in the air but when I applied the zephyr affect I really like the rainbow of colors and their stark contrast to the dark saguaro cacti in the foreground.
http://photocamel.com/gallery/data/500/P1017919_iview_zephyr8x6.jpg (http://photocamel.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=29272)

Calais225
01-04-2009, 04:45 PM
Here are a couple using a watercolour effect from Topaz Labs called Topaz Simplify. Tried these when there was a free trail offer of the beta version of the program.

11665

11666

11667

Calais225
01-04-2009, 04:47 PM
Rats, wrong attachment format--again.

Still working on it.

Bill

Calais225
01-04-2009, 04:55 PM
Trying for larger images--clickable.

11668

11669

11670

Nepherim
01-05-2009, 04:37 PM
I think the third one works pretty well in the watercolor format. Nice landscape.

bug
01-05-2009, 06:11 PM
I was messing around in pp and turned the contrast way up.

jaeae
01-09-2009, 02:55 PM
Hm how does one survive without Photoshop? :confused: I installed it not so long ago (used paint.net before), here's my first "artsy" try :D