I’ve been pressing ahead with my virtual exhibition in the absence of any imminent possibility of securing a canal side site and funding for a site specific exhibition. From the outset I disliked Kunstmatrix and its like; they are clunky to use, resemble online kitchen showrooms and come at a significant ongoing cost. Instead, I’m using my own images (taken this weekend) of the site around Leeds Canal Basin and Photoshop skills to add in my own images and photo-posters to the scene. On top of shooting, this was about a couple of days work.
The technical approach in Photoshop for placement of project images into the site images was complex and varied between composites. Tools used included:
- Vanishing point filter
- Blend-if settings
- Displacement filter
- Noise and blur filters.
Having completed the composite images, I worked through some iterations of presentation on the www.leedsandliverpool.co.uk website. I settled on one where images enjoy maximum screen space, allowing for clear viewing, including on mobile devices. Adobe Portfolio can be a little tricky to understand at first with layout as many of the spacing controls are adjusted as part of the text / block settings and are not always easy to find – however, familiarity helps!
Portfolio is not a blogging platform, so I’ve included a link to a ‘visitor book’ that I’ll place on my fitzgibbonphotography.com website. I’ve separately looked at ‘guest book’ plugins for WordPress, which I’ll write about separately.
The finished exhibition can be seen at https://leedsandliverpool.co.uk/exhibitions.