Author: Sarah Gardner

Sarah Gardner

Sarah Gardner is a UK based Fine Art Photographer who studied at the Nottingham Trent University. Sarah graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and it during these studies that Sarah discovered a passion for photography. During her early studies in the darkroom Sarah started to consider and explore the idea of layering negatives together to create multi layered imagery. Upon graduation Sarah embarked on a successful career in Marketing and was fortunate enough to work with some of her countries leading creative agencies. After taking a career break to raise her family Sarah returned to her love of Photography in 2008, this time swapping the darkroom for a computer and film for pixels. This transition to digital photography opened up new creative possibilities that had captivated Sarah's imagination some 12 years prior. By 2010 Sarah had established a successful photography business, exhibited her work and launched her first collection of photographic Textures. Today designing and creating her own unique Textures provides Sarah with the complete tools required to process her photography. She has established an inspirational portfolio of work and continues to pursue her love and passion for Fine Art photography.

Website: http://www.sarahgardnertextures.com

Posts by Sarah Gardner:

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Shooting with Digital Textures in Mind:
Negative Space and the Right Composition

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Negative space is the term that photographers use to describe an area of composition that isn’t occupied by anything specific. It’s a void or a space with no real defining quality; it’s the counterbalance for the subject, the space left over. I’m not sure the word negative really sums up just how important this element…

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Working with Digital Textures – Blend Modes Explained

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Blend modes are simply magical! They transform a solid image into a translucent one by blending a combination of the texture and the background image’s light, dark, and middle tones. This change, or transformation of your texture’s state, suddenly makes way to a wealth of tantalizing creativity. Blend modes explained I have painstakingly followed relevant…

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Working with Bokeh

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Bokeh is the Japanese term for blur, and blur comes in an array of delightful effects. We all love the sparkling jewels of sun flare bokeh through to the creamy soft blurs found in the gradients that fall just outside of focus. Bokeh works just like negative space and plain backgrounds, creating a wonderful anchor…

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A new look to the holiday: digital textures

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All I need for Christmas is….. I’m often asked what lens I would recommend for photographers wanting to achieve a similar look to myself. That’s an easy question, my faithful and much loved 50mm f/1.4. The reason for my choice is because I like to work with a very narrow depth of field. Because I…

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Free textures for your paper hearts – and a good cause!

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Valentine’s Day may come but once a year however the sentiment is one we should embrace everyday. Photographer Sarah Gardner is offering you the opportunity to get a little more out of Valentine’s this year. If you’re a creative or fine art  photographer, or interested in digital scrap booking, you can download a complimentary set…

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A new look to the holidays: digital textures

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All I need for Christmas is….. I’m often asked what lens I would recommend for photographers wanting to achieve a similar look to myself.  That’s an easy question, my faithful and much loved 50mm f/1.4.  The reason for my choice is because I like to work with a very narrow depth of field.  Because I…

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