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Sharon Beth Photographer & Photograph Compositing

Sharon BethI have been a photographer for most of my life, yet a frustrated one. I love photography and the realism that it provides and I sought out any and all methods, techniques, cameras, lenses and programs to afford me more and more realistic detail. Combined with good composition, color and skill, these images came out stunning in their detail and accuracy.

I was one of the first to be interested in HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography as early as 2007, when it’s popularity was in it’s infancy, and I studied and implemented it’s incredible detail rendering abilities using multiple exposures and programs used to combine intelligently, all of these images into one detailed masterpiece.

But something was missing, STILL.

Endless by Sharon Beth © 2016 Sharon Beth. All Rights Reserved.
Endless by Sharon Beth © 2016 Sharon Beth. All Rights Reserved.

I had conquered the detail issue. But what of the thousands of other valid and talented photographers who do the same? What of the millions of beautiful sunset shots that take your breath away? I wanted to give something different, something more.

My precious mother was a traditional artist. She painted everything from mountain scenes, to portraits, to renditions of Old Masters and was incredibly good at it. Her art has an unspoken gift that emanates from it, no matter the subject or composition. It grabs at your heart and transports you to another reality as all art should do in my opinion.

 Aaliyah by Sharon Beth © 2016 Sharon Beth. All Rights Reserved.
Aaliyah by Sharon Beth © 2016 Sharon Beth. All Rights Reserved.

In some distant future I wanted to be able to acquire her ability to put the ‘soul’ into a photograph, the way she does with her painting. For me, the tools came to me with photo editing programs like Photoshop and Painter and a host of others. I was finally able to add my own unique touch to my photos that made them more into what I defined as ‘art’.

You may say that a good photographer can do that with a camera alone and I would not disagree with you, but I still wanted something more. I have managed to make some beautiful art from my photographs using at least one, and up to 6 different images combined. It’s called compositing and the two images you see are examples of this technique. I love doing art this way!

I am currently intent on taking it to the next level and, instead of using photographs, starting from scratch, yet still using the tools of the computer programs. It is the next challenge for me as a photo artist and artist. I do love to take a subject and make a composite piece of art of it which depicts many different aspects of that subject in one piece.

Just recently I had the pleasure of making images of a number of local farmers for a restaurant. These images were composites and combined a number of different elements relating to the particular product of that vendor including breads, cheeses, oysters, chickens, wine and spirits! Each of these images has a story to tell.

I love that the reaction I get to these is pure delight and happiness on the part of the ‘participants’!

I am currently taking appointments to create this kind of art, whether using my own photographs or those of the clients themselves. Sometimes you may have an idea of a piece of art that you would like to create but may not have the skills or the tools. I am here to help you with that whether it be from your vision or from your own collection of images, either new or vintage or any combination thereof.

My goal is to create something that will bring remembrance or joy, or whatever it is you want to carry forward with you in time. Each of my projects is individually priced and executed.

My websites are:
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I live in Blaine, Washington ( near Canadian border!)
My phone is 360 778 3420

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Sardar Khder Aziz – Photographer Irbil City

Sardar Aziz PhotographerMy name is Sardar Khder Aziz and I live in Erbil City in Kurdistan of Iraq. I have been a photographer for about 30 years.

Urban life at Irbil can be dated back to at least 6000 BC, and it is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.

At the heart of the city is the ancient Citadel of Arbil. It is a unique and inspirational city to take photographs in.

The inspiration behind my work is the great love to my land and my people. I photographs that I shoot are landscape and nature photos.

I find that the quality of light is very important when taking landscape photography. Getting just the right lighting to create the mood is vital to getting my feelings and inspiration across to the viewer.

You can find me on Facebook – Oscar Photography – please stop by and “Like” my page.

Oscar Photography
Doctors St., 066 252 99 88 Irbil, Iraq
Mon – Sun: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
+964 750 321 3131

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Photography by Cheryl Perin

Cheryl Perin Photographer. © 2016 Cheryl Perin. All Rights Reserved.I have been taking pictures since I was a kid. I grew up in PA out in the country. We lived at the foot of a mountain which was surrounded by forests so nature became my favorite thing to photograph. We had animals all around as we were in farming country.

My purpose in my photography is to share nature through my eyes so others can enjoy it. My husband and I go camping, hiking and backpacking which a lot of people do not get to do. We see some very beautiful things on our adventures and we like to share these things. I love flowers as well and love to photograph their amazing colors.

Morning Magic - © 2016 Cheryl Perin. All Rights Reserved.
Morning Magic – © 2016 Cheryl Perin. All Rights Reserved.

I’m a realist when it comes to art, although with Photoshop and Lightroom you can do some newer forms like HDR photography and Colorization which I will be learning soon.

My husband is a professional photographer so I have had the opportunity to learn things from him over the years which has approved my ability as a photographer.

I have all my photos for sale on two websites. One is Fine Art America and the other is Viewbug. I have a full time job so I hope to have more time to work on my photography in the future.

I have had great responses to my photos and have even won a contest or two. I have sold a couple and just had a great time creating the photos. We love to travel and we always take our cameras and we usually have two or three cameras a piece as we go photographing.

Sunset On Bowman Bay © 2016 Cheryl Perin. All Rights Reserved. The nice thing about taking photos is you get to see things that a lot of people would just walk right by and never see. Having a photographer’s eye gets you to look at your environment in more detail and develops you to see the little things. It’s amazing what you will find when you look and see.