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Journal History

For the last month I’ve taken on a project that I initially started in 2008 when we traveled around the US with our camper. Every time we stopped for the night I took out the GPS unit and entered “place of worship” in the search criteria. I then selected the one closest to our location and drove to it, where I took a series of photos. My intent was to create something from that series. Every time I attempted to use the images I was disappointed with the results.

St Johns Meth Kingman AZ by Photominimalist

The images were documentation of the places. Some of them were decent but most left me unimpressed. It was less about the technical quality of the shots or even the perspective, and more about the fact that none of them really expressed any sense of the places. So during November I started to work through the images using some of the new tools I’ve been working with.

Shrine of the Ages - Grand Canyon AZ-2 by Photominimalist

I’ve developed a little deeper sense of control in my edits. Where I had used filters and overlays on the whole image (mostly) I started using layers more extensively. I segment the images into areas that can benefit from different treatments, then lay them back together and blend them with different modes. Overall I’m happy with the results as they deliver more of a personality to each of the churches.

Winter Presby Casper WY  by Photominimalist

At the same time I’ve learned a lot about the controls I’m trying to use, though I still have plenty of learning and experimenting to do. But using the different effects on different areas has made a difference in my ability to evoke a sense of each place.

Wilsonville Baptist Newport TN by Photominimalist

As always I understand that the edits I make are personal to me and don’t please everyone. I still struggle to find an audience, but I’m less concerned with ‘likes and clicks’ than I am with being able to develop my own skills and to find a mode of expression that suits me.

First Baptist Moriarty NM by Photominimalist

Though I have plenty of church pictures to draw from, I still managed to edit some other images in November. I have a fair number of flower pictures, most of which were shot on my lightbox.

Sunflower-2 by Photominimalist

And at the end of the month I started recording (some of) my edit sessions as screencasts. I’ll continue this for 2 reasons: 1-they may be of use to someone who wonders ‘how did he do that’, and 2-the process makes me think about what I’m doing just a bit more analytically.

Lemonaid Stand on Rt 66  by Photominimalist

I’m still not happy with the level of understanding I have over the tools, and I want to expand the variety of editing that I do. In some cases I see myself falling back on similar tools, making the images too similar for my liking. I don’t believe that I’ll ever develop a particular ‘style’, but I do notice that overall I tend to prefer brighter colors that go beyond reality.

Lexington ky-Grazing by Photominimalist

December will be yet another set of experiments.


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Scott Koegler
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
I'm a photographer and writer using photos as the basis for digital art.


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LUCILALEYLA Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
 Happy Birthday - PNG by lifeblue  Tomorrow :hug:
yogendraabo Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student Photographer
thanks for watch
Alexander-LR Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch ! =)
claudio51 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the watch, Scott!
You're always welcome to the World of the Spheres!
tsukiko-kiyomidzu Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch! :D I really appreciate it! :hug:
MaithaNeyadi Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :D (Big Grin) thank you very much for the watch Added to my devWatch!~:heart:
I really appreciate it :hug:
could you like my facebook page/follow me on twitter too if its okay? Love
daianaramona Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for watching:)
SevenCorridors Featured By Owner Edited Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for watching me @Photominimalist :)
Luperkalia Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:merry christmas: hello and thanks really much for your watch! I appreciate your support and wish you a nice day christmas wave 
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