Taking the time to experiment – Meet the Artist Aaron Blaise

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” Andy Warhol

The Daily Image – Exploring the Infrared Garden

So I’ve had this one staring at me for a while in my small collection of finished images in Lightroom. It’s a little holding area for my creations before I break the tether and release them into the ether of the inter webs. I’ve never really considered this one complete though. I’ve been tinkering around and playing with the infrared process for a while now and to be honest with, I don’t feel like I am there yet. No fault of the gear, just my own vision of what I can create someday. Sometimes its ok to feel like you have not arrived. Isn’t that what the creative journey is all about though? I feel I have a ways to go, but I’ll keep plugging away at it though as I’m only bound to get better!

Exploring the infrared garden

I’ve gotten a few emails lately about what I did to my camera to be able to capture and create these infrared images. You can do a lot with plug ins and software, but for true conversions of your camera, I highly recommend these guys! I decided to convert my Nikon D200 a couple of years ago and I went with Life Pixel. The have several different conversion options and a host of tutorials and inspirational images on their site. In fact, I think I’m heading over there again now for some more tips myself. See ya there!

…..and switching gears, its time for Sunday’s……..

Meet the Artist – Aaron Blaise

So Aaron is someone that has popped up on my “circle of online artist friends” quite recently. I first found out about him, his, and his story from a Kickstarter project that he was a part of. My friend Aaron (another Aaron) linked to it on Facebook and I fought it was a pretty cool story and concept. I am happy to say that I helped crowd source this creative project! As you know, I am a HUGE supporter of the arts and a strong believer of feeding the creative soul. He recently started posting a few tips and tricks on his Youtube channel and as you can see below, he’s a pretty good teacher!

Great teacher, isn’t he?!

The video embedded below is from the Kickstarter project I was talking about. These projects take a while to get created, but I am sure it will be worth the wait! I’ll make sure and keep you posted on any updates I get from the project 🙂

For more from Aaron, his teaching and his amazing art, check out his website here at Creature Art Teacher



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