From time to time I read photography magazines and blogs in the vague hope I can pick up a few tips to improve my photography for my website and other publicity tools. It's my least favourite job because my photographs never come out as brilliantly as I think they will (I have never so much appreciated the skill of professional photographers!)
I am a terrible procrastinator when it comes to having to grapple with tripods and remember how to do the settings on the camera, and guilty of using my phone or iPad instead (I know - it's not a great idea for an artist to fill up their website with phone pics!) But today I read something absolutely fascinating about misting a polythene sheet and setting objects behind it. I thought it was a brilliant idea (I bet all you clever photographers are sniggering up your sleeves at me getting all excited about what is probably the oldest trick in the book for you).
So I gave it a go with some objects I have lying around in the studio and had a whale of a time. What's really spooky though, is the appearance of a face in the top right of the first photo here ... I have no idea where it came from.
Welcome to my blog, where I share what I have been doing during the week.
I have at last copied my nom-de-plume Binky McKee blog entries from here to their own blog, having given the illustration website an overhaul. Peace and tranquillity may resume here in the somewhat quieter nature of Heather Eliza's work, while Binky has her own rather more colourful Weekly. Please visit Binky McKee if you would like to visit!
Heather Eliza Walker
Artist in Edinburgh, Scotland
My Illustration Work:
Binky McKee Website