Ep 284: How to create images that stand out from the pack with guest Karen Alsop

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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Show Notes

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

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