106 Miles – 8 Towns – 1 Saturday … Join me for a “Coastal Road Trip”

One of the joys of moving to a new town is “seeing” what makes a town unique.  Two years ago my sister and I moved to Southport (North Carolina) and now call it home.  After we settled in, we would take to the road to visit the neighboring towns.  Even though we had already traveled to these towns, I decided I wanted to “see” what maybe I had missed on our earlier road trips.  On a beautiful, sunny day last March, we set out for our “Coastal Road Trip.”  This journey was  documented through my photographs along with a short story.  My “Coastal Road Trip” was just published in the South Brunswick Magazine-Spring 2017 issue, Pages 77-84 and can be found in local grocery stores and drug stores in Brunswick County, North Carolina, for the next three months.  Be sure to pick up a copy, or you can read it here.  Ah, the joys of a good road trip!  Hope to see you on the road. ~ Barbara

What? No Camera? – New Exhibit of Scanography Work

Just what is “Scanography?”  Scanography is the process of capturing digitized images of objects for the purpose of creating printable art using a flatbed photo scanner.  No camera is used to create this digital art.  From sea shells, to fruit, to vegetables, and of course, beautiful flowers, the combinations are endless.  Want to see more?

From May 1, through May 31, 2017, a selection of my work is on exhibit at the Calabash Library: Hickmans Crossroads Library, 1040 Calabash Road, Calabash NC 28467,  (910) 575- 0173.  The library is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and closed on Saturday and Sunday.  This exhibit is set up in the tall glass case in the main lobby, as shown below.

Here is a close up of a couple of the images on display.

I have written a tutorial that illustrates how this work is done on a scanner.  You will need some type of post-processing tools, i.e., Photoshop, Elements, etc. in order to process the images.  Click on the link below.

Click here: Scanography Tutorial by Barbara Sammons

If you need more inspiration to try this process, click on the link below that will take you to a gallery on my website of all the work I’ve done.  Maybe you will be inspired to try Scanography.

Click here:  Scanography-Creative Digital Photography

And don’t worry, you don’t have to grow your own flowers or vegetables … stop by your local food market or farmer’s market and pick up a bouquet and just have fun.

Any questions?  Drop me a line.  Happy Scanning!  ~Barbara