Today I would like to direct your attention to a photographer who creates quite unique images. He started a new series of … well I don’t know how to call it … steps to document how he works on an image from scratch. Read about it here on his blog part of the website:
You can subscribe to get new steps delivered to your inbox. Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with David Osborne, I don’t get paid to do this, I just find that what he has to teach is quite valuable, and wanted to let you know about his work. He sells photography workshops that are quite expensive, and I can’t tell if they are worth the money, but if I would have the money to spare, I would definitely book in for a workshop with him. Unfortunately, an in-person workshop would add a flight from New Zealand to London to the cost for me, which is currently prohibitive for me (he also offers online workshops). But I really like his work, and maybe one day, I can afford it.
Well, in the meantime, he gives away some free teachings, and I quite enjoyed his tutorial pages on his website so far. Have a look at his images to gauge if his style is what you are after:
I like his analytic and methodical approach to photography. He pre-visualizes the images first and then collects all parts he thinks are needed to complete the image in Photoshop. So as far as I can tell, it is always a composite image, often using an array of bracketed images (especially overexposed ones to get details in the dark parts), and stitched together as panoramic composites. The handling of the light results quite often in images that look like a painting from old Dutch masters like Rembrandt.
Can’t wait for the next part!