Nitsa M. on December 22nd, 2013

Christmas is right around the corner and oh no! you forgot someone on your shopping list.
Why not get them an ebook?
eBooks are very easy to download and take only a few minutes to purchase.
OK, you say, yes, its easy but such a lame present.
Sending someone a message such as “Merry Christmas, here is your download link” is quite boring.
But no worries, you can actually GIFT WRAP your ebook with Giftwhip.com.
Giftwhip.com is a free service that will let you create an e-wrapper for your eBook and send it to your friend or relative to be opened on Christmas morning.

After you purchase the ebook (Spice Up Your Photos or Much more than Photography) just paste the software download link and code into Giftwhip, pick a wrapper and set and send away.

Here are two great eBooks ideal for photographers and mixed media artists:

Spice up your photos ebook download

NEW eBook: Spice Up Your Photos

103 pages of creative photography practices such as image transfers, texture layering, alternative photography and hand coloring photos. In no time you will be able to take your ordinary pictures to the next level > > > > $12 DOWNLOAD

More than Photography ebook ebook download

eBook: More than Photography

174 pages of ideas, inspiration and actual practices (such as image transfers, texture layering, mixed media photography) for creative and experimental photography.
All the processes in the book are easy to follow and will sure to inspire you to create your own photo-art work > > > > $12 DOWNLOAD

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Nitsa M. on December 14th, 2013

I have a few signed copies of the book and will sell them for only $28 each.
Shipping is free in the US.

Get it HERE.

spice up your photos - paperback bookProduct Details
Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First edition (December 21, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1481203525
ISBN-13: 978-1481203524
Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.9 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces

Publisher review: In her latest book Nitsa provides detailed instructions accompanied by her unique photos to guide you through some fun and easy-to-do creative photo processes. You will find here processes such as: inkjet and image transfers, texture layering, hand coloring photos and alternative photography.
All the processes in the book are easy to follow and will sure to inspire you to create your own photo-art work.

If you ever wanted to Spice Up Your Photos this book is a must!
In her latest book Nitsa provides detailed instructions accompanied by her unique photos to guide you through some fun and easy-to-do creative photo processes. You will find here processes such as: inkjet and image transfers, texture layering, hand coloring photos and alternative photography.
All the processes in the book are easy to follow and will sure to inspire you to create your own photo-art work.

Spice Up Your Photos

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Nitsa on November 6th, 2013

photo prints for sale

 

I am now offering Holiday Discounts on my color darkroom prints for sale in 3 sizes: 8″x10″, 11″x14″ and large 16″X20″.
Each print is one of a kind, hand printed and signed by me.
Go to photo print sale
These prints make a great holiday gift!

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Nitsa M. on October 8th, 2013

mixed media photography Tutorial page

 

As promised, I put together a new mixed media photography tutorial page. This is a collection of some processes I developed and learned in the last few years.
Tutorials include: image and inkjet transfers, texture layers, hand painting photographs, alternative photography, mixed media photography, altered imagery, etc.

 

 

 

If you like these tutorials you can find many more in the book Spice Up Your Photos

Download Now [$12]
Get this book on Amazon [$29]
Thank you for your support!

 

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Nitsa M. on September 24th, 2013

My book Summer in Israel – the photos is now available for sale on Blurb.

summer in Israel - the photos

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Nitsa M. on August 15th, 2013

The Sierras.  Texture layering

The Sierra Nevada

Page 58 in the Book
Spice Up Your Photos
download now or get it on Amazon

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Nitsa M. on May 16th, 2013

Next month I will be returning to my homeland, Israel, for a first visit after 22 years in America!
Other than rediscovering my family, friends and past memories, I am excited about a PHOTO SHOW of my recent color prints featuring my journey in America (Show title: My 22 year journey in America).
And maybe even more exciting is the wonderful opportunity to go back to my homeland as a PHOTOGRAPHER and for the opportunity to DOCUMENT it as seen by someone who was away for so long (working title: Summer in Israel).

In order to fund this amazing project I am offering my recent color darkroom prints for sale.
These are all 11″X14″ signed prints printed with hand made texture from paper negatives in a process I have developed myself.

Hinton, West Virginia

Hinton, West Virginia/ 11″x14″ Color darkroom prints for sale.

Each print is ONE OF A KIND, hand printed and signed by me.
I will be selling these unique prints for $200 each (plus shipping).
If you are interested in helping me with my project but cannot afford this price I will print for you an 8″X10″ print for a $100.

In order to view all available prints go to: Darkroom prints for sale

To contact me and order a signed print go to: Buy my darkroom prints

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Nitsa M. on April 26th, 2013

 



Combining photography with other forms of visual arts has the capacity to produce a very interesting and appealing final piece. Therefore blending mixed media and image transfer, two methods that are often done independently, is probably the ultimate union and can generate some exciting results.

What you need:

• Inkjet photo or laser photocopy
• Collage materials such as: newspaper clippings, designer or hand-made papers, stamps, ticket stubs, brown paper bags, wrapping paper, etc.
• Acrylic or water paints
• Mod Podge or gel medium
• Gesso
• Spray fixative
• Canvas or wood panel
• A water spray bottle
• UV-resistant clear finish

Mixed media photo transfer

Mixed media photo transfer on 12×18 canvas panel

1. Gather your collage materials and lay them out in a design of your choice on any size canvas or wood panel. Adhere the collage pieces onto the surface using Mod Podge.
2. Make sure to cover the collage pieces with Mod Podge so it not only adheres the papers to the canvas but also protects it for all eternity (or at least a few years).
3. Next, cover the collage layer with watered-down gesso. It will mute the layer a bit and also will tie the pieces together.
4. Optional: add a thin layer of acrylic or watercolor paint of your choice. Don’t over do it so it doesn’t overwhelm the other layers.
5. Let the collage thoroughly dry.
6. Convert the photo of your choice to black and white (not grayscale) by adding brightness and 100% contrast. If you prefer to use a color photo (like the one used here) make sure to mute the colors.
7. If you are using an inkjet, print a mirror version of your image onto standard printer paper and protect it with spray fixative.
8. Cover your image with Mod Podge and press it face down onto the collage. Rub gently with your fingers to smooth out any air bubbles.
9. If you are using an inkjet photo you will have to wait only about 15-30 minutes for the Mod Podge to dry and for the transfer to complete. If you are using a photocopy let it set for a few hours, preferably overnight.
10. Spray the back of your photo with water and gently remove and rub off the excess paper with your fingers in order to reveal the transfer. If you are using a photocopy you will have to repeat this step until all the excess paper is completely gone.
11. For the final touch you can add text, letters, gesso and paints.
12. Preserve your art work with a protective finish such as “preserve it!” by Krylon for inkjet or Krylon Crystal Clear if you used a toner based photocopy.
Applying the UV finish will help minimize the foggy appearance created by the leftover paper.
13. Clean up the mess!

 

If you like this article you can find it and many more photo processes in the new book:

Spice Up Your Photos - creative and experimental photography book

Spice Up Your Photos [eBook download]
PRICE: $12

Thank you for your support!

 

Get this book on Amazon

 

 

Nitsa M. on March 28th, 2013

Try capturing light trails by shooting long exposure in low light conditions.
If, like me, you don’t have a tripod you can open a larger aperture (at about f/2).
This will allow you to adjust the shutter speed to something more reasonable, at around 5 seconds.

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