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Photo Innovations

Digital photography and digital manipulation are the main topic of this blog. Much of the blog has to do with the creation of art using Photoshop. Post processing is the key factor.

I began my foray into compositing early in my digital years of photography. Going on trips to photograph were rare events, and conditions such as weather were you get what you get. I did not have the luxury to wait for the perfect moment. I did however have a love of photographing skies, especially sunsets. I noticed I soon had a huge library. One of my favorite places to photograph was Moab, Utah, Arches National Park in particular. I came home with almost wow images except for mostly blah skies. Thus began my early days of combining skies with landscapes. My first were tedious cloning since I had no clue how to make layers.

Photoshop is a marvelous program. It’s so manipulative that even the creators are probably stunned at how artists get their work done. Trying to learn following many tutorials can be a nightmare. That said, if you’re serious, it doesn’t take long to discover great ways to make your job easier.

Mostly this site is show and tell. Often it is more about the shot than the technique. I invite questions.

Please peruse the whole site. The new PhotoReactive Theme is a great way to share that I hope you find intuitive. My images are available on both 500px and Deviant Art, and are accessible with the menu.

Thanks,

Michael Atman

Digital Photo Art

Space Art

Space Art

Red Cliffs at Night

Grandscapes

Grandscapes

Arago Sunset

Intimate Worlds

Intimate Worlds

Dragonfly

Conceptual Portraiture

Conceptual Portraiture

Girl on a Rock