This week on The Profitable Photographer Podcast we are thinkin’ OUTSIDE THE BOX with multi-talented artist and photographer, Carly Sullens. She helps us understand how to use the new tools in the current Creative Renaissance to create digital photographic art limited only by our imaginations.
Carly is an award-winning photographer, artist, digital painter, and educator.
With a master’s degree in art therapy, Carly studied painting, psychology, and art history in both undergraduate and grad school. She added photography to her repertoire several years ago. Eventually, she began to apply her painting training, turning photos into works of art. Her photographs have earned tons of awards, including “Image Excellence.”
Carly combines her painting and photography worlds by exploring how photographs can be deconstructed and transformed into a new reality.
She says, “The idea behind my work and what I teach is to push the artistic potential of photography and compose a new artistic image. Whether that be through digital painting or composite.”
In addition to art for the sake of beauty and exploration, Carly is also a trained art therapist, helping students tap into their own creative genius. “Art and symbolism speak to all of us in unique ways. To be more creative is to learn to sit with imagery, yours, and others and to listen.”
If you’re looking for a way to tap into your creative genius, Carly says:
- Go within
- Notice the patterns that show up over and over
- Explore your emotions
And if you’re interested in taking up photo painting:
- Choose the right photograph
- Be sure the image has good highlights and shadows
- Test your digital brushes
- How you paint the pixels is up to your artistry
- Focus on fundamental principles like perspective, form, and color
It’s never too late to learn a new skill and add to your artistic portfolio. You never know what potential you’ll tap into.
AND DON’T FORGET Carly’s free guide to photo-painting at https://paintedcamera.com/5strategieschoosingphoto
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