Creating Art with Animal Photography
Irene Bowers is a local and international award winning photographer
specializing in computer artistry. While she enjoys many different genres
of photography, she is particularly drawn to translating her background and
skills as a technical illustrator and artist into the photographic realm,
creating composites that are both vivid and visionary. Whether creating
simple portraits or a complex composition, photoshop is th
e medium upon
which she builds her images into painterly works of art. She loves using
digital media as a vehicle to bridge photography with her imagination.
Irene is a member of the Professional Photographers of America
(PPA), Professional Photographers of California (PPC) and Professional
Photographers of Orange County. She was recognized by PPC as
Photographer of the year for 2017, and was a Gold Medalist in this years
PPA International Photographic Competition, with two images placed in the
Loan Collection. She was recognized as Photographer of the Year for 2017
and 2018 by PPOC, as well as received Best Photographic Computer Artist
and Best Nature Photographer in those categories.
Thank you again for asking me to speak at your group. Animals are a
small portion of what I do, but I love them SO much! My main objective
during this topic is to show a few images and perhaps go through a
sample edit. Since a great deal of time is spent on each image, I
cannot replicate, exactly, that which I do in photoshop, but I thought we
could work through an image, which would highlight the following:
1. Masking an image (if needed)
2. Adding elements.
3. Creating backgrounds through textures.
4. Creating backgrounds with brushes.
5. The importance of photographing areas of nature that you could
composite your animal in. Just because you photographed the
animal at the zoo doesn’t mean you have to “keep it there.”
6. Demonstrating how I can use existing backgrounds and get
different results with plugins.
My presentation more stresses the creative freedom of thinking outside