• A New Years Evolution

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    The Mobile Masters Sessions will be the largest assemblage of talent and inspiration to date.
    http://bit.ly/macworld2
    This MacWorld Event in San Francisco on Jan 30 will be a celebration of a new year and a new chapter in photographic history, the Mobile Movement
    Please help spread the word by reposting this image!
    Also Tag your photos with #mobilemasters to enter your work for inclusion in the MobileMasters iPad eBook coming to iTunes in conjunction with this event.

  • My works for sale at the iPrints Store! Last Updated

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    I am delighted to announce, that an exclusive collection of my works updated for via iPhoneArt iPrints Store.
    You can visit the online gallery to make the order by clicking on the following link:

    http://iprints.iphoneart.com/artist_studio/NaProsvet

    Here are some examples of my works currently available for sale.
    Please note, that some of my works are available in limited edition only. Although works that are sold in a limited edition series command a higher market price, the buyer can be assured that once the edition sells out there will be no more prints produced.
    For example, if you buy the work which have an edition of 5 you can be sure that there will be only five prints in the world and you’ll own one of them. Many collectors place a premium on limited editions, knowing they are getting something rare.
    Also note that all prints are presented in various print formats (size, material, design and installation on a bamboo or metal base)
    If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me by e-mail. I’ll be happy to comment and advice.
    Some examples of novelties are below
    You may also find useful visiting my online gallery where you can find most of my works produced to date.
    If you were interested to order in print one of my works which is currently not available in the iPrint store, please contact me and I’ll settle the arrangements ;)

     

  • Tutorial 9. “Waves of Change”

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    First of all I must warn you, I am not sure that this tutorial will be so interesting and really useful for all readers…At least, this work is one of narrowly focused style,as well as, it is the result of manipulation and the imagination of a mad scientist))
    However, I received several inquiries for clarification on creating this work and I hope that this lesson will inspire you to create your personal -vibration (abstractions).
    Accordingly, below will be presented just technical explanation.
    If you’re still here, let’s start ;)

    1. First things first, I processed one pic from my archive using one of my favorite apps Decim8. So, I got the next image.

    I must say that I love this playing with forms and colors and I want to run with it anymore!

    2. Considering the initial capabilities of the resulting image I would like to run it through the TinyPlanet app.

    This is what I need!

    3. I want to make it look more artistic, so I run it through the Glaze app.
    So I got next pic.

    4. Thinking of the waves, I would like to see more motion and blue/cyan colors. Further, I used another image from my archives, that I also processed using Tiny Planet app. So, I merge them both, using Blender app., playing with application settings “Blending Mode

    Finally I got the foundation of my final image

    5. However, this is not all. Further I process my images using the Tiled app.
    I have to confess that quite often I use it in the creation of my art- works.

    6. Finally, to complete my work I used ScratchCam app.

    That’s all!
    As always – ”Let your imagination works on you!” ;)

    All the Apps Used In This Tutorial:

    Decim 8
    Tiny Planet
    Glaze
    Tiny Planet
    Blender
    Tiled
    Scratchcam

  • Tutorial 8. “Ghosts of crimes against humanity”

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    I may say, I don’t know the way to start this tutorial…
    This is quite dangerous dancing with fire and ashes … I would say so.
    This work, which I would like to consider today, concerns a very complex subject … I had been thinking for a long time before I decided to write the tutorial on it.
    However, this work does exist.
    Crimes against humanity were lived out in World War 2. Genocide, murder, torture, starvation, exposure to disease on purpose, intentional bombing or shooting that has no military purpose or authorization (also considered a war crime) and mass arson of people and their homes or in buildings. I have probably missed some types of crimes but it is pretty gruesome what some people have done to others. It was atrocious.
    I wont concern everything that is behind this work.
    So, let us turn to the discussion of the process of creating, as well as explore some applications that I have used here.

    1. I took this picture with Hipstamatic (BlackKeys super grain film, John S lens) last winter in the subway. This capture reminded me of this slippery subject immediately..

    2. So, to complete this work I had to enhance the feelings and emotions with some applications.
    First of all, I added some texture, using Textures+ app.

    I love this app and use it quite often in creating my works or to create my own textures.
    Keep in mind you can always clean up necessary area, using “eraser”. So I cleaned the area of ​​the face.

    3. Further I run it through Horror Cam app. and a bit improve it by Snapseed using apps settings (adjust Brightness, Ambiance, Contrast, Saturation etc.)
    So I got this pic.

    4. Then, I add some text using the Phonto app. It is simple in use and I like a fairly large selection of the fonts that they have, as well as the resulting images have a good resolution…
    Generally I use different apps to adding texts.

    5. Finally I add the last element using ArtSet app. I may to confess, I’m not a big master in this application, so, all my tests in its use is still very meager…=) However, that’s all what I need here.

    That’s all!

    All the Apps Used In This Tutorial:
    Hipstamatic
    Textures+
    HorrorCam
    Snapseed

    Phonto
    ArtSet

    Despite the story behind this image I love it ….

  • Tutorial 7. Turn on your imagination! Again and again ;)

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    Going back again to the issue of how you can use your personal imagination and creative fantasy))

    Before starting this tutorial…
    Well, I was looking for handwriting (like my business card) in my works for a long time. It was hard and I was really upset about it … Recently I have revised my works over the last couple of years… Finally, I got it! I have two major direction!! =)
    On the one hand – it’s something vintage, antique and so often little bit scared and whimsical works (mostly portraits and images with human forms). On the other hand – I really love the color! Such a kind of explosion of the moods and feelings. As usually too bright colors are present in my graphic works.

    So, I decided to consider one of my personal favorite of my graphic works of this summer.
    I really wanted to choose an interesting work, processed using a variety of apps and show how you can use your personal imagination and creative fantasy))

    “The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.” Charles Dickens

    I tried to be detailed and clear. I hope this will be useful and interesting stuff.
    As usual - When you begin to create your work, you must have the main idea in your head!

    1) OK, the main images included in the final version  were two pictures taken with my long focal lens for , using “ClassicPan” app. Nothing special, just not so good quality pictures with awesome workers in the sky.  They were establishing some decoration for the street scene.  I must say that I loved how they looks,  this is what I need!

    Images were captured on a rainy and overcast day. I little bit cleared my pictures from the gray clouds and flipped one of them, so that they looked at each other, using “Camera+

    2) I love the geometry and I really love the “poster”-images!

    With the clean (almost white) image, I created some different graphic images using “addLib” app

    Further I proceed to the fun – blending!  Here I used “Blender” app, playing with application settings “Blending Mode“. So I got this pic

    Looks not bad, but it is too little for me! I want even more colors and geometry!

    3) Further I turn to my archives and I remember that I want to see more colors at least…

    I picked a pair of bright colored textures.

    4) Step – 2. Gone back to the “Blender” app, and playing again with settings “Blending Mode” one by one I added my colors textures at the previous picture.

    5) So I got next pic.

    For the base it looks good. I like the color and graphic design. But still there is no real life ..

    I gone back to my “workers” and I add them in sequence at my previous picture, using the “Blender” app.

    Finally I got this image

    6) Well, I really love it, but I would like to add some light without changing the exposure and contrast. Perhaps it will be glares or something like this. However it’s the graphic art, so I guess that an ordinary glares will spoil the mood and structure of whole work.

    So I created the image next image, using “Flowpaper” app.

    7) Gone back to the “Blender” app. and merge layers, playing with application settings “Blending Mode

    Finally I got the FIN.pic

    THAT’S ALL!

    Let your imagination works on you! ;)

    All the Apps Used In This Tutorial:
    ClassicPan
    Camera+
    addLib
    
Blender

    Flowpaper

  • Photo review: “In the tradition of Russian avant-garde”

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