Abrams Books/Big Life Editions, 2010. 192 pp., 90 illustrations
Nick Brandt is a Los Angeles based videogapher who has followed his passion for photographing the wild animals of East Africa for the past 14 years.
With his medium-format film camera in hand, Brandt spends weeks following and becoming accepted by his subjects, before waiting for favourable combinations of lighting and behaviour.
The resulting photographs are nothing short of spectacular.
Texture photography can be a standalone genre of photography for those who like to capture detail and abstract images. Textures are also used by many photographers and digital artists to enhance their work.
Today here’s another collection of the finest fresh new free textures to use in your own work.
Please note these files are under the creative commons license, so please visit the texture’s page by clicking on the corresponding image and read the owner’s requirements for using their work first. Let’s all be one big happy family =)
Followers of my blog will know that I love well-executed digital art with an ethereal, whimsical, surreal edge, so of course I was delighted to recently discover the evocative work of Beata Bieniak.
Following is a selection of Beata’s images for your viewing pleasure…
Click on the images above to see the original works
It’s easy to reach for Google when you need some suitable textures for your work, but armed with a little imagination and a camera it’s ridiculously easy to create your own. The following tutorial from the clever people over at Redbubble contains some tips for photographing textures and a whole bunch of textures you can find in and around your own home…
Let’s face it, we all love something for free. So, here’s a fab collection of free new textures below for use in your post-processing work, courtesy of Diana Eftaiha over at The D-Photo!
Textures enable you to create interesting effects by adjusting the aesthetic look and feel of your images.
Never layered textures in your Photoshop post-processing before? Then check out this informative video tutorial by Matt Nicolosi which explains all you need to know to get started:
I downloaded the trial version of Photoshop CS6 Beta this afternoon and it looks fab!
It’s available for Mac OS X and Windows, with the full release expected sometime in the next few months. Until then, you can trial it for free – and who doesn’t love free?