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Digital Artist Deb Booth Shares Her Journey

Deb Booth

I’m a soon-to-be 55 year old digital artist living in Virginia, USA. I began taking photographs in 2002, during a solo trip to Italy.  I wanted to bring back memories for myself, and for my friends and family who couldn’t see what I was seeing.  My husband bought me a printer so I could print out some of the pictures, and the printer came with photo editing software.  My son showed me a few tricks, like inverting colors… and I was hooked!

I like taking what “is” and turning it into what it “could be”. The actual taking of the image is only the first step on the journey for me. I really enjoy playing with my images using Photoshop Elements to add new emphasis, or remove distractions, or change the image completely.
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Dewdrop Drink

Most folks never take the time to look at the backs of flowers. They’re works of art on their own – the play of colors and arcs of petals – quiet joys!

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Harmony Ball

This is a fractal. I was drawn to the intricacy of the sphere, and the colors. Generated using Apophysis.

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Alpaca

This is an alpaca from my friend’s alpaca farm. I loved his distinctive face and hairstyle!

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Intracasies

A butterfly in Aruba – filters applied. Doesn’t it look like stained glass?

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Release of Light

This was my first collage of the new year, when all were still reeling from the events at Sandy Hook. I pictured everyone sending healing thoughts and energies to all who were affected.

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My favorite subjects tend to be flowers – I love using the macro setting on my camera to capture a super closeup of something people see every day, but tend to overlook. You know how a band will do their version of someone else’s well-known song, and it’s called a ‘cover’? Well, the way I look at it, I do covers of some of Nature’s greatest hits.

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Shadows and Ruffles

I loved the shadows and texture created by the simple lighting I used here – just a single goose-necked lamp placed to the side of this gorgeous, plate-sized dahlia bloom. It’s a party in flower form.

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Manny

This is a stray cat with the most beautiful green eyes. Topaz filters applied.

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Ascension

I’ve just begun to explore digital collage as both a means of expression and of self-analysis. Check out Soul Collage, if you’re interested!

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Upward Mobility

I just loved the feeling of vibrancy and movement created by the many upward thrusting petals. It makes me feel exuberant.

I get my inspiration from seeing sunlight streaming through the leaf of a plant…
or the lines of a building, or the swirl of ice etched on the windshield of my car.

I keep my camera in my purse at all times, just so I don’t have to kick myself for missing a shot. I’m constantly reminded that photography is a metaphor for life – the best, most dramatic shots are those that show a ‘battle’ between dark and light. It’s the contrasts that make it interesting.

I offer classes in digital editing (one on one at my home, or online), and in creative sight (how to help yourself “see” more wonderful opportunities for creativity, no matter what your chosen creative outlet is – photography, stained glass, quilting, cooking… everyone gets stuck sometimes. I have a few ways to help folks get UNSTUCK).

One of my newest favorite activities is creating slideshows using my images set to beautiful music… picking the perfect image for the crescendo in the music, and allowing it to change color, or mutate into another shot seamlessly, flowing gently one into another. I began my first slideshow as a project for my mom, who is in end-stage renal failure. She spends hours in dialysis each week, and I wanted to be able to give her a way to be somewhere else, mentally, while her body was a hostage of the tubes and machines that keep her alive. I call them relaxation videos – or visual meditations. The plan is to donate them to hospitals, hospice centers,patients and caregivers – and to sell them to the general public to finance those donations.

If you follow these links, you can see examples of my work on YouTube:

All Things Green and Gorgeous
Images of the Sky Throuout the Day
Different Shades
Serene and Tranquil

You can see more of my work on my website, http://www.DifferentLightStudio.com where I have prints, notecards, bookmarks, books, and videos for purchase. You could also sign up for my free newsletter there if you like. Or feel free to email me at deb@differentlightstudio.com – I’d love to hear from you.

I wish you light and laughter,

Deb Booth

If you’re an artist and you would like to be featured in this gallery, please contact Gia at gia@evolutionezine.com

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7 Responses to “Digital Artist Deb Booth Shares Her Journey”

  1. Lee says:

    Such impressive and gorgeous shots!

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  2. Elisabeth says:

    Wonderful images and an inspiring story. I loved how Deb Booth shared her journey. You can tell that she is always speaking from he heart and her work captures that truthfulness and caring energy.

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  3. Nancy says:

    Beautiful images. I hope you didn’t just take a picture of the stray cat
    and made sure she was safe.

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  4. Larry says:

    Great work Deb, thanks for sharing.

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  5. raghu says:

    O my god amazing Images. thanks for sharing.;-)

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  6. Ginny Swann says:

    Wonderful article Deb, and, as always, your work continues to impress and amaze me.

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  7. Bruce says:

    I’m in awe. Wish I could come up with something so artistic!

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