Fine art photographer
Judy Mandolf is a fine arts photographer from San Diego who has won numerous awards, including the 2001 Adobe Digital Imaging Competition, 2002 Seybold Conference Digital Art Competition and the 2008 Sony International Digital Art Competition. Her still lifes and imaginative multi-media digital collages have been exhibited worldwide and hundreds of her images have been published in books and magazines.
Bentley House Publishing, a fine arts publisher of greeting cards.
Shoot a series of still life images using fruits and flowers to be used in greeting cards and journals. All should have a feeling of softness, such as created by natural light, and a muted color palette.
"I frequently use light from an Eastward-facing window because it gives me a variety of effects ranging from strong sunlight and shadows the morning to softer, more even light in the afternoon. This image was made with a Canon Digital Rebel camera set to automatic exposure."
"Not much adjustment was needed in post production. Nik Color Efex was used to add the glowing effect and Photoshop's Shadow/Highlight filter was used to reduce the shadow areas."
"Using an Epson Stylus Photo 7600 printer, I output the image on Red River's UltraPro Satin, Premium Matte Plus, and Aurora Art. I rarely use glossy paper, preferring to obtain a painterly feel but, to my surprise, the image printed on UltraPro Gloss jumped out at me. I could feel the peach fuzz and wanted to take a juicy bite. I used Epson paper profiles which gave perfect results."
She can be contacted at [email protected].