Company Name: rachel bear photo
Member Since: Jul 19, 2020
Art is a big part of my life, and as my photography improved I started to see the potential for other artists to work from my images. From following talented wildlife artists on Instagram, I began to follow suit and try my hand in painting wildlife from my own archive, noticing what a big market there was for good quality reference photos. No matter how saturated the industry is, no two images are ever the same, which is great for people who are searching for that specific subject or pose to add to their creation. It also enables many who can't travel to a place themselves (especially in recent years!) to work from an authentic experience of which they know the original photographer, and when/where the image was shot. I personally much prefer to have a personal connection with what I'm painting - rather than working from generic stock photography sites - and so this is a great way to be able to talk about your work in more depth, as well as supporting other small business owners. As a result, I have curated a small collection of wildlife images that you can now purchase for download. I have selected these images based on their strong composition, flattering lighting and how you can see the best of the animal's detail in form and clarity. This collection has been edited by an artist, with artist's needs in mind. This means everything from fur tone, to shadow enhancement and highlighting is edited as naturally and realistically as possible - maximizing detail whilst creating cohesive tones and a flattering subject for your work. Follow me at @rachelbearphoto on Instagram - if there are any images on there you would like to see as a reference photo that I have not yet uploaded, feel free to send me a message and I'll see if it would be suitable for reference use. I also have a collection of fine art photography available for print - follow the link to my website: www.rachelbearstudio.com or search for rachelbearstudio on Etsy. Thanks for your support!