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How to Turn Your Photographs into Fine Art Masterpieces.
Picture to painting - turn your photographs into original fine art in days
These days one can commission a photo to be turned into a piece of art to hang on your wall or office. Within seven days or more you can have it hanging on your walls. So much of our creative thinking goes into our photography so why would we not want to display these as our very own original oil art masterpieces to complement our home or office. This idea of turning photos into art is not a new one. It has become a very convenient and affordable option! Why put up with cheap store-bought prints. It is now possible to simply e-mail a file from our computer to a specialist who deals in creating these masterpieces. All you have to do is let them have the details and dimensions of the image and they will do the rest. If you prefer to discuss your requirements before you proceed they are always happy to oblige. Your images can be created to fit a certain space, painted to scale and made to fit your own budget. You can even have the image painted in any of the colors you desire!
With this in mind, I became interested in the idea of converting some of my own Bubble images into Original Oil Art Masterpieces.
From Bubbles to Art Masterpieces
Creative Bubble Blowing
One starts to see endless possibilities for creative intent when you take up bubble photography. It offers one seemingly endless opportunities to capture a variety of different images within bubbles.
The difficulty of photographing bubbles is of course, the fact that you need to blow them and take the image at the same time! I guess the easy way out, would be to hire someone else to do the blowing whilst you take the image! Somehow I find this a cop out! If I can’t do it by myself, then it does not work for me! For one thing, the person blowing the bubbles has to fully understand the thought processes going through my mind! They need to understand what I want from the image and I don’t think this is possible! I believe that by blowing the bubbles myself I learn better how to respond to them with my camera. I believe I have more control over the images I produce. I can at least direct them to where I need them to be in order to get the reflection I want to appear in them.
Blowing bubbles can be a fascinating fun filled pastime for both adults and children alike. Photographing them, can become an obsession! Trust me, I know!
In 2009. I saw an image taken by Tom Falconer of a frozen bubble burstingI I was stunned by the beauty of it and ever since I have continued to enjoy looking at Tom’s images on Flickr. I find them as spectacular now as I did then. We cannot all aspire to re-create Tom’s wonderful images. but we can teach ourselves to create some of our own bubble magic and add own individual stamp to them.
Little bubble girl
Children and bubbles
At the start of my bubble journey, I began by taking photos of children blowing them. I managed to capture some nice images of the children. but I did not get nice images of the bubbles!
Though I love working with children and taking photographs of them, I knew I was looking to create art masterpieces from photographing the bubbles and not the children. Then I discovered how to do it! I made myself a giant bubble wand from two bamboo sticks and some string. My journey had begun.
Bubbles, Buildings, Cars & People
I love images of bubbles, especially those which reflect buildings, bridges, trees or have people inside them. They are a real challenge to take well! It can be very little tricky do well.
Officials can sometimes discourage people from taking images of certain buildings in the public domain so take care, you might find yourself having to deal with some of these and also some of the many willing volunteers, who want to offer their services to blow the bubbles on your behalf!
You may even find yourself in a situation where you may need to watch your camera so be careful.
If it is shots of people blowing bubbles you are after take a large jar of bubble water into the public domain. I am sure you will find plenty of volunteers. My guess is that will have unlimited photo opportunities on these occasions.
Jazz in a Bubble
Bubbles, Water and Art - The whole mix.
I happen to prefer being on my own when I shoot my bubble images. It probably stems from the many hours of solitude which I spend photographing insects! The sad truth is that both I and the insects prefer not to be distracted from the task at hand! Working on my own gives me the freedom to explore my own creativity. I seldom have to respond to any outside influences or suggestions from people, especially those who sometimes think they know best how to get the image I want!
I am continually searching for different places to take bubble images. I deliberately look for places which have either buildings or structures which result in interesting reflections, such as bridges or gates! I clearly need places which offer me enough space to create both the bubbles and the reflections..Getting enough space can be difficult at times, especially if I am photographing giant bubbles! It took me a while to realize that finding open spaces big enough, often means that you will find that space near water.
Being close to water is such an obvious choice. One drawback can be the wind. It is often better to wait for a calm day or find a much more sheltered spot.
On my list of favorite places is a really neat little boatyard not far from home. This is a definite winner in my book, even in windy conditions because even then. it is often possible to find a sheltered spot between two boats.
The craft will throw up gorgeous reflections, either below water or from the high masts above and these will reflect in the bubbles. It was at the boat yard that I first began to notice that bubbles seem to have a life of their own; even if their life is short lived! The bubbles will bounce merrily along the surface of the water without a care in the world. They mark their way by leaving little ripple marks on the surface of the water. These are magical moments and some of these memories are forever stored in my mind.
These can be yours too! I hope you will take time explore some of my ideas for creative bubble photography and perhaps you will find a way to turn some of your images into original Oil Art Masterpiece Be creative and make some of these memories for yourself.
Pictures to Painting
Would you like to convert an image you had taken into an Oil Masterpiece?
© 2013 Sally Gulbrandsen