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This work has been placed into the Featured folder and Founders special FAV Selection and promoted on my own page due its pure impressionistic quality. Well done Mia .. More like this please everyone.     Nigel
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Please note that pure photographic submissions no longer meet the requirements of this specialist group. (a)

Current members please be aware that  any future Photo Manipulations or digital paintings submitted to FOTO-IMP ... need to be uploaded to DeviantArt in either of the following categories in order to be accepted into our Group galleries.

1. Digital Art/ Photo Manipulation ( Multiple photographic images digitally manipulated together)

2. Digital Art/ Mixed Media ( one photograph digitally manipulated)

3. Digital Art / Drawings and Paintings (Impressionist style)

(a) This rule has been relaxed for former joint Co-founder and current contributor to the group MadGardens who has been given special permission to continue to investigate producing impressionistic style images using in-camera techniques and other dark room processes.

It shouldn't need to be said but all work submitted must be original and the copyrights for any elements of Digital/mixed Media and digital /photo manipulation should be owned entirely by the submitter. Or permission for use must have been given by the copyright owner of a photograph used but not owned by the submitter and also ref to the owner must be included in the artist's notes.

Also as our club is a specialist impressionist based one. No outside images of impressionistic paintings by others (whether famous or not) may be used in or as part of a manipulation to give a false appearance of impressionistic appearance.

All works submitted must be 100% genuine and stand alone as new original works of art

Before submitting new work please Click Below .. To read more about us and why the group was formed see why the group was formed.…

Submissions need to attempt to meet our ideal of creating Impressionism from Photography.

This nearly always means some sort of editing. Simple scenery snaps are a beginning but not the end of the process. Also please note that even more creative manipulations can also fall out of the classification of impressionism.

Now the group is up and running we have to be more strict about what we accept. There are many excellent groups out there which accept Non Impression style photos and manipulations.
This group has been formed to showcase, teach and specialise in the creation of Impressionism.

So once again please read .. About Us .. Prior to submitting any new images .. Thank You.



Hint: Number One


The main difference between Classic Impressionism and a Photograph is detail.
The masters of impressionism worked physically with Oils brushes etc and through knowledge and skill were able to give a suggestion of detail with dabs of paint. They created everything themselves leaving what they considered to be superfluous out of the final image.
Photography works differently. All modern cameras, even my humble phone camera can take multiple snaps quickly. When we study the images, we see that all around our desired subject are unwanted details.
So the main thing we need to do is to find ways of getting rid of the excess detail.
This can sometimes be done in camera by carefully choosing the composition. Zooming, Various Camera tricks which I’m sure many of you know more about than me. Blurring the image by defocusing. Masks, Filters etc.
It can also be done at a later stage using Image manipulation software, which is what I mainly do.


Hint: Number Two

Download from the internet GIMP 2 .. It is FREE .. Relatively SIMPLE to use and Great FUN

All NEW Members who have their submission accepted into the Featured gallery will have their submission also promoted on my personal deviantArt and Google+ Sites .

Finally can I challenge you guys to get out of your comfort zone and have a go at a more diverse variety of subjects. The different categories set up should give you some ideas !!
Find a way to get the art from your photographs by doing a bit more post editing. There is plenty of free software out there so no excuses.



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nataliaquiet Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016   Photographer
thanks:) (Smile) 
FauxHead Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the request :) this is the perfect group for my art, thank you!
KittenDiotima Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015   Artist
I'd like to suggest a free editing software program for Macs called IMAGE TRICKS.  I found it doing a search for the best photography editing programs for Mac - the list included Gimp, but suggested that Image Tricks was good for beginners.  I find that it's wonderful, and there's so much you can do.  It's easier for me to use than Gimp (which i've also downloaded but not used so much...yet).
Nigel-Hirst Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the Info kitten .. if you ever feel like joining the group ... I will show you how to use Gimp to do photo impressionism .. Nigel
ansdesign Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for accepting! It's very apreciated. :)
Redsterfish Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
Nice group :)
jennystokes Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the request.
Radu-Mihai Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Thank you for the request! Much appreciated! :)
Pajunen Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Thanks for the requests!
ansdesign Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for accepting my submission! :hug:
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