Playing with Darkr on iPhone

Photography

If you have an iPhone or iPad, and you’re a fan of darkroom photography, consider downloading the Darkr app.

This app has various features that simulate the darkroom experience, to create rich black & white photography. The photos above are examples of my experiments with Darkr.

Darkr takes patience. You need to have a grasp of Manual Mode photography, as opposed to point and shoot. There are no fancy filters. If you miss the shot, you’ll discover that, in the darkroom.

Darkr is worth it, though. Using dodge & burn, crop and blur, you can create stunning images worthy of print.

I’m still learning how to use this app. I’m excited about where Darkr will take me, in my growing body of work.

How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

Illustrations
Practice

07-30-2017: Practice

“How do you get to Carnegie Hall?”

“Practice!” Old joke, but it still applies. People constantly ask how I achieve such great light and reality to my analog and digital art. Short answer: PRACTICE. Long answer: Constantly challenge how the brain wants to see something, through regular and daily practice. I’m always drawing, scribbling, sketching and seeing.

HOWEVER, My goal isn’t to become a better realist. I’m hoping to relearn how to deconstruct what I see, the way I used to.
Just stick with me, kids… Watch what happens to my work. Personally, I’m dying to know how this all comes out!