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FOTO-IMP .. a worthy cause

Please click and donate a few points to help promote PhotoImpressionism and finance the new artgroup FOTO-IMP

Thank You

Nigel.


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FOTO-IMP

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Has been formed as a focal point for both artists and photographers to unite their skills with the aim of producing good quality Classic Impressionism Style Artwork by image manipulation of photo’s using various software such as Photoshop, Gimp Ultrafractal etc.

Our main difference with other photo manipulation groups .. Is that we have been formed to stay within the remit of Impressionism and Post - Impressionistic styles of artwork.

So what is Classic Impressionist Style?

One def is: - Impressionist painting characteristics include relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), and ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles.

However the best way is to look at the various styles of the masters of this genre:-

Courbet. Degas, Manet , Pissaro, Renoir, Monet, Millet, Cezanne, Sisley, Caillebotte, Morisot, Signac, Seurat, Van Gogh, Gaugin, Toulolouse - Lautrec, Matisse. ... (Check them out on the internet or through books ! .. (I’m old enough to still remember books )

They were a very varied group of artists in nature, temperament technique and their whole philosophical approach to life and art.

So if you find yourself interested in our general concept ... then I'm certain that there will be a place for your artwork somewhere in our galleries.


So with certain latitude made for the fact that we are attempting the difficult task of reproducing impressionistic style from photographs:

By the joining of like minds into a group... I am sure we shall be encouraged and challenged by each other to ever greater heights and ultimately succeed in our aim.

So let artwork begin.

MEMBERSHIP IS NOW AUTOMATICALLY APPROVED........ So please join us!!

Please submit all your work to the NEW SUBMISSIONS gallery
We will then move it to what we feel is the most appropriate gallery.

The very best works of the group will be displayed in our featured Gallery.

Would new members also note that there is also an Overflow Submissions category where we may temporarily relocate artwork to enable balance between various artists in the Featured gallery? This is for the benefit of the group as a whole. This also ensures that the quality of the Featured gallery will always remain at the highest level.

Please NOTE that I have temporarily increased submissions for members to 3 per day due to the pure quality of their back work.


Please note that all new members with featured artwork will have at least one work tweeted into social media to help promote their artistic talent. Other featured artwork will from time to time be promoted on my own Google+ Art page as well as my home deviant Art page to further foster interest in Photo-Impressionism.

HINTS ON CREATING IMPRESSIONISTIC STYLE ART FROM PHOTO's

Hint: Number One

Simplification.

The main difference between Classic Impressionism and a Photograph is detail.
The masters of impressionism worked physically with Oils brushes etc and through knowledge and skill were able to give a suggestion of detail with dabs of paint. They created everything themselves leaving what they considered to be superfluous out of the final image.
Photography works differently. All modern cameras, even my humble phone camera can take multiple snaps quickly. When we study the images, we see that all around our desired subject are unwanted details.
So the main thing we need to do is to find ways of getting rid of the excess detail.
This can sometimes be done in camera by carefully choosing the composition. Zooming, Various Camera tricks which I’m sure many of you know more about than me. Blurring the image by defocusing. Masks, Filters etc.
It can also be done at a later stage using Image manipulation software, which is what I mainly do.

However whatever methods you feel happy with then it is fundamental to understand this thing:

FOTO-IMP’s – MUST BE SIMPLE.

If you find this hint helpful and would like to hear more from me then positive feedback is always much appreciated.

Nigel Hirst. (Founder) FOTO-IMP

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A special thank you to my watchers and supporters this year. Every fav and comment by you has always been such a blessing and provided a source of strength to spur me on. I wish you all a very happy Christmas 2014 .. And pray that your dreams come true.

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Welcome to the home of FOTO and FRACTAL Impressionism.

Click below for a quick link to my Featured gallery

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Please note that all Photo-Impressions (FOTO-IMP's) are manipulations of my own Photo's. All Copyrights for the original photo's and subsequent artwork produced from them reside solely with me.

Nigel Hirst

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PHOTOPRINTS FROM MY RECENT FOTO-IMP SERIES ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR SALE !!

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CHRISTMAS MAKES THIS THE IDEAL OPPORTUNITY TO OBTAIN SOME UNUSUAL ARTWORK FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.



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NEW ART GROUP PROMOTION

I have recently started a new artgroup to promote Photo-Impressionism. ( Basically taking a photo and manipulating the image into a more classical artistic impression ) .. please take a few minutes to click on the links below to see what my new friends and I are doing.

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