Journal

Job Opportunity

The company that I work for is looking for another photographer to work at Randwick (Inner Sydney)…the job is permanent part time, you must have your own equipment, a good portfolio and some experience handling newborns.

If you are interested let me know :)

HSC Mentoring

Over the past few months Daniel and I have been working with Cooper a Year 12 Photography Student with his Higher School Certificate works.

We got together about 4 months ago and came up with a concept…

To emulate four Old Master’s ArtWorks with a modern twist in each as a commentary on modern consumerism.

Daniel and I met with Cooper a number of times to shoot all the images used in the reproductions and to create the composites in Photoshop.

The final images were printed up as close to the original artworks sizes as possible (the largest being 800 × 600mm) on canvas and then framed in antique frames.

The results were fantastic!!

We will be waiting with baited breath for the marks :)

I won a camera!!

Yesterday I received a notification from the Canon – World of EOS site that my image Bejeweled had won in the latest link on the Hero Chain!!

As an avid Nikon fan it is a little disconcerting to now be a Canon owner – but I am now the proud owner of a Canon 550D Single Lens Kit.

I am not sure that I will cross over to the dark side – but it will be fun trying it out :)

The winning image….

I won a camera!!

Yesterday I received a notification from the Canon – World of EOS site that my image Bejeweled had won in the latest link on the Hero Chain!!

As an avid Nikon fan it is a little disconcerting to now be a Canon owner – but I am now the proud owner of a Canon 550D Single Lens Kit.

I am not sure that I will cross over to the dark side – but it will be fun trying it out :)

Rainbows...

During our Kid’s Photography Camp this term we created rainbow collages out of everyday objects.

The kids brought in their own objects, we set up lights and the backdrop and they had to shoot the objects.

Then each of them chose the images they wanted to use in the collage, edited them in Photoshop and then put the collage together.

How clever are they?!!

Collage by Bec

Collage by Dylan

Collage by Joe

The Seven Deadly Sins...

Red Door Creative is turning one in July and we are celebrating with an exhibition (shock!!).

The theme will be The Seven Deadly Sins and we are looking for artists who would like to participate. This will be an awesome party, we plan on having a blast…and would love some interesting, provocative, innovative, creative pieces to surround us. We want all genres of art and photography, you can cover any or all of the sins…and interstate entries are most welcome.

The Seven Deadly Sins

  1. Wrath
  2. Greed
  3. Lust
  4. Pride
  5. Sloth
  6. Envy
  7. Gluttony

Opening Night: FRIDAY 23rd July from 7.30pm with live entertainment, music, a pole dancer, and fabulous art by amazing artists :)

For more information or an application form please email Sarah at reddoorcreative@bigpond.com or call 0400 111 904.

Opportunity to Exhibit

Over the next couple of months we have a variety of opportunities for artists and photographers:

Red Door Creative holds a Twilight Art Market once a month along with an Exhibition – there are limited tables available for artists to sell some of their smaller artworks (eg. Cards, jewelry, matted prints). The markets are a fabulous event with live music, art demonstrations and lots of laughter and fun. They are a great opportunity to network and meet new people.

Red Door also holds regular themed exhibitions and we are always looking for artists and photographers to exhibit their works.

Put the following dates in your diaries :

APRIL

  1. Friday 16th -18th April : Live Youth Art & Photography Exhibition (open to children aged between 10 and 18)
    Is your child a budding artist/photographer? W

An opportunity to exhibit

*She – A Celebration Of The Female Form *

The next exhibition at Red Door Creative will be a celebration of the female form.

We are looking for artists to exhibit or participate. We are looking for ALL forms of art the more diverse the better – we have one artist exhibiting her handmade corsets :)

The exhibition will open on Friday 26th March at 7.30pm with live music, a Burlesque/Pole Dancer Dancer, and an art demonstration. The Exhibition will then run 10 – 4pm Saturday and 10 – 2pm Sunday, with art to be picked up from 2-4pm on Sunday.

All artworks exhibited are required to be for sale with a 25% commission taken if sold.

Red Door Creative
937 Old Northern Road, Dural

For more information or an application form please contact Sarah at reddoorcreative@bigpond.com

Tutorial - Painting with Light

There a many different ways to photograph light trails and painting with light, the following tutorial is what worked for us at the Snapshots meet. You can also find this tutorial in the Red Door Creative Group you can also enter your awesome images in the Painting with Light Challenge.

There are two very different methods you can use when painting with light.

  1. Painting portions of the subject with diffuse light
    Here you paint around your subject, or on your subject to expose desired parts (eg. Face), while ensuring that the torch faces away from the camera and directly towards the subject. You can get quite close to the subject for a more intense light, or move back for a softer light. This technique will give your object a beautiful glow.

  1. Creating light trails
    In this technique you use th