Welcome to my bubble home. I’m Mel Brackstone EFIAP FAPS, mother of two, wife of one, and I took up photography in 2004 to help satisfy my need to be creative in new ways. I’m self-taught, and after joining a few camera clubs and entering competitions, particularly on line, I managed to find my way here to redbubble in 2007.
When I joined, I was mostly shooting landscapes and seascapes, however now I’ve branched out into portraits and nudes, which are shot in my studio, or on location, all over the country and overseas!
My halftone portfolio includes many more.
MY WEB SITE
Published in Silvershotz folio 2009
TED Global 2009
- Tips and tricks for bubblers
- Me and my alters……click the image
Feel free to contact me at mel at melbrackstone.com
Like my Farcebook Fotografy Page
Or follow me on twitter
Interesting and thought-provoking essay from Amanda Tomlin
Cate asks why we don’t get more panning of the guy’s outfits! I have to say, I’m interested to know too! :)
The workshops I’ve been taking part in have included etching and collagraphs, however, whilst I was waiting for the layers and layers of shellac to dry, we went on to mezzotint. / In times past mezzotints would be produced by marking the plate all over with a rocker, or similar, to make the entire surface pitted. Wim uses the rosin, in a fabulously quick way to add the texture, without the …
Following on from my journal about etching, we explored collagraphs and mezzotints. I grabbed some mat board, pva glue, japanese paper, and tarlatan, and started putting together a scene…and guess what, it turned into a seascape! (How weird is that?) / The plate / Printed with black ink, and then dolly wiped with different tones, to simulate a cold day. / Plate and print with warmer tones. …