James Vedder Imaging

See deeply in order to better photograph; photograph in order to see more deeply. -JNV dates are upload dates
Flowers    Asia
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    Artwork by Hand Helps us See

    A few sketches, drawings, paintings to help us see for photography. You generally need to know about an object's form, contours, textures etc when drawing or painting it. Such perception and knowledge
    Asia

Smallscape

I painted this for my daughter, using no "model." often it is more fun not to copy a scene but to just make one.

Dock Scene, 1984

Sketch made in London, but subject was in a book, I think

Hand drawn copy of Maggiore Early Morning, Venice

I'm trying to get back into drawing ..

Carol, drawn in 1957

Yes, in 2016, that's 59 years ago!

Sketch of My Daughter Laurie

Forty-five years ago - with a 2 pencil...

St Erasmus

The original by Turner, 1796, was pencil and watercolor. I did this copy in miniature and in charcoal to practice small stuff: Actual width is 2.5" wide. (I'd say that was miniature, wouldn't you?)

How to Paint a Door

Patagonia, Torres del Paine

"Torres del Paine" in Spanish is the name of the National Park and also of mountain towers within this range of the Andes.

Arctic

Arctic photos from Svalbard, Norway and north to 82 degrees, Aug-Sep 2018

Images for Essays

images, slides to insert into essays

Fine Art, Doges Palace, Venice

I arose early on a November morning to be first in line; I wanted the forms and textures of he arches and columns without tourists in the frame. Doges were nominated by the City Council to govern Venice.

Artwork by Hand Helps us See

A few sketches, drawings, paintings to help us see for photography

Asia

Selected photos from Philippines, Thailand, Japan, etc.

Nature

Mostly flowers and small animals

Light

Light and Lighting

Guest Artists

The woman’s eyes blend into the dark around her. The artist is “photographer Sebastion Unrau,... Deutschland.” He started in 2015! Nicole S is a young woman not afraid to experimebnt and

Black and White

Images that emphasize texture, form etc.

Travels

Images of Africa, Asia, and Europe

Landscapes

The Shared Beauty of Nature

Africa

Images from Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania, Tunisia and other African countries.