Landscapes: Volume 3 from Dustin Farrell on Vimeo. There is something about seeing the world…
As a Graphic Artist I frequently need to manipulate photographs. To aid me in my creative endeavors I take photographs of textures and patterns. Frequently people will ask me what I am taking photos of because I seem to be pointing my camera the wrong way. Here’s some recent photos I took at a winery. Definitely not your normal fare.
How do they serve me? Recently I was designing a book cover for a series of stories about Texas. The author wanted a Texas flag of sorts and I created Texas Flag on a board with photoshop and my textured wood photo of a garage door. I selected the part of the photo I liked I like the best, elongated it and painted the Texas Flag!
Another time, I took a great photograph of a hawk but the background didn’t show off the bird at all. I removed the background and added the cloudy sky photo with a little added gradient. The bird shows up better and there is ample empty space for text.