Meet Karen Alsop, a photographer who makes fantastical images straight out of her imagination or inspired by books and movies. She is a photographer who expertly manipulates images into other-worldly scenes. Find out how: how she got started, her first attempt at composite images, how she developed Photoshop skills, working with charities, how her work has evolved, planning a conceptual image, where her inspiration comes from, pricing, marketing and much more.
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Karen Alsop is an international award-winning Australian, Melbourne based photographic digital artist. Expanding on two decades of photographic and graphic design experience, Karen brings photography and art together to create stunning artworks that tell a story and take the viewer into another world.
Gina asks Karen:
- How did you get started
- Portrait photography business. How did that look
- Tell me about your first attempt at composite images.
- How did you develop your photoshop skills
- Tell me about your first conceptual shoots
- Working with charities
- How has your work evolved?
- How did you make this transition
- Planning a conceptual image
- Does the idea come first or do you spot a location or see a movie?
- Where does the inspiration come from
- Finding talent
- Set up/lighting/gear choice/assistants
- Location or studio
- Karen’s awesome trick to create grand costumes on a “tiny” budget
- Pricing and marketing
Social Media links
- Website: https://storyart.com/
- Instagram: storyartaustralia
- twitter: storyartaust
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/storyartaustralia/
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG05FFQQcy2c1tPv7S3ImPA
- Gallery: www.shop.storyart.com.au
- Education: www.storyart.education
- Masterclass (8 week online class): http://www.storyart.education/downloads/masterclass