New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 15, 2013

Art is all about self-expression, says Photographer Ellen Fisch. As an architectural / art photographer, Fisch has photographed hundreds of buildings, architectural details and construction sites through the years. Currently, she is experimenting with ways to add depth, contrasts and to increase the visual appeal of her black and white and sepia photographs in artistic ways. I love taking photographs of architecture. I am always captivated by architecture as a photographer. Artistically, however, Fisch was looking for a way to combine her painting background with photography in her fine are photographic images. Drawing with charcoal, pastel and applying small accents of gold leaf gives my art photography new direction.

Photographer Ellen Fisch has an extensive fine art background as well as considerable credentials in the fields of photography and architectural drawing and drafting. Recently, Fisch combined her expertise by drawing into her architectural art photographs. The photographs are first printed on fine art paper. Then Fisch highlights areas of the architecture and its environs with pencil, charcoal and pastel pencils. Finally, the images are finished with touches of 12-24K gold leaf in several colors: white, gold and moon-gold. The idea of incorporating my fine art drawing skills into my photography has been in my mind for several years, says Fisch. I needed to formulate the concept of combining my love of architectural drawing with photography to accomplish my goal.

First Ellen Fisch researched the available photography printing papers. Using an Epson 4000Pro printer for several years, Fisch had to make sure that her printer could handle the paper she selected. She decided on William Turner Hahnem

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