Fractal “Beauty Awakens the Soul to Act”. Little Bunnies post-production: Before and After


My “Little Bunnies”:-)

To get such warm toning I’ve used Gradient Map with Blending Mode “Color” and Layer Opacity 44%
To see the bigger photo click here.

Photographer Alex Koloskov

Credit for the bunny goes to Vic-The-Raccoon

Don’t Sit Still, Move! Fractal Art “Bubble Flower”. Before and After Images “Sunflower Friends”:-)

“Don’t follow, lead.
Don’t copy, create.
Don’t start, finish.

or even,

Don’t sit still, move.
Don’t fit in, stand out.
Don’t sit quietly, speak up.

Not all the time, sure, but more often.” ~Seth Godin


Before and After Photo “Sunflower Friends”.

For post-processing of this image I’ve used some elements from this tutorial: 3 Minutes Effect to Make a Difference for Your Photo

Power is never given. Power is taken. “Birth of Diamonds” Fractal. HDR Outline Tut #1.


“Power is never given. Power is taken. … what “taking power” means. Not needing anything from another person in order to be the best in the world.”

  Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity  by Hugh MacLeod


“Birth of Diamonds” Fractal

Do you know how diamonds appear? Here is my version:-))


HDR Outline, Tutorial #1

Now I am happy to announce the First HDR Outline Tutorial. I created it as for myself: how I like to see tutorials. I believe that simple visual materials are more understandable way to learn.

What people are saying about this tutorial:

Alex, I love the techniques in the PDF. I did a couple tweaks aside from it just because the shot I took wasn’t that great it was just for testing purposes, However I like the results alot and I can definitely see a difference from the way I was processing my HDR’s. Now I just need something worthy of posting to show others the results of your outlined technique. ~Marty Mar

I looked through the PDF and applied some of the techniques to one of my pictures. It helped a lot. Thanks so much. ~ Nathan Olmstead

Now available for iPad (iBooks) and PDF format!

Your Creativity is a Gift to the World. Red Satin Fractal and Traditional Before and After.

“Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it.”

~The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield

Red Satin Fractal:

Retouched ring: Before and After:

Nikon D800E v.s Hasselblad H4D40: the end of medium format superiority? Round two

Find Your Own True Voice. Lily Pond Fractal. Traditional Before and After.

“A Picasso always looks like Picasso painted it. Hemingway always sounds like Hemingway. A Beethoven symphony always sounds like a Beethoven symphony. Part of being master is learning how to sing in nobody else’s voice but your own. Every artist is looking for their big, definitive “Ah-Ha!” moment, whether they’re a master or not. That moment where they find their true voice, once and for all. …

Was it luck? Perhaps a little bit.

But it wasn’t the format that made the art great. It was the fact that somehow while playing around with something new, suddenly they found they were able to put their entire selves into it. …

Put your whole self into it, and you will find your true voice. Hold back and you won’t. It’s that simple.”

Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod

Do nit miss this test: Nikon D800E v.s Hasselblad H4D40: the end of medium format superiority? Round One
Round two will be publish today on WWW.PHOTIGY.COM!!!

About Self Esteem, Purple Fractal, and Before and After Picture from San Francisco

Who is responsible for your thoughts, health, and life? Who is controlling your behavior and actions? Who is choosing your friends and relationships?

The answer is ONLY YOU!

“You can’t become jealous if you maintain high self esteem.

If you begin to feel jealous or envious of others, do not try to control, manipulate, or negotiate with them to appease these feelings. That is a childish and ineffective approach. You will only encourage people to lie to you and hide things from you so they can avoid having to deal with your “Poor me… I’m not good enough… make me feel better about myself” script.

Instead, focus on setting and achieving your own goals. Start with the basics such as simple physical goals (like specific exercise targets) to restore a sense of self control, and then gradually build towards self mastery. Rebuild your sense of self-worth and confidence by asserting control over how you use your time and how you maintain your space. Restore order, cleanliness, and neatness to your home, your workplace, and your body. Create an environment that reinforces the belief that you’re in control and that you’re responsible.

The belief that you are not enough will simply attract proof of such. Prove to yourself that you are enough, not by seeking validation from others but by creating the evidence for yourself. Strive each day to grow towards your potential. If you do that, then others will tend to respect you more, and other high self esteem people will want to connect with you. Hence you will seldom have cause to feel jealous or alone; you will graduate from this problem and move on to more interesting challenges.”

~ Steve Pavlina

Happy time in San Francisco. Before and After Photoshop.

The Single Most Powerful Asset We All Have is Our Mind

“The single most powerful asset we all have is our mind. If it is trained well, it can create enormous wealth in what seems to be an instant.”

by Robert T. Kiyosaki

San Francisco night. HDR. Before and After.

Software I used to create my fractals, HDR and before and After plugin you can find here: Useful Links

Photo and Photoshop tutorials are here: WWW.PHOTIGY.COM

New Fractal “Brown Pearl” and Alex Koloskov’s Portrait Before and After

Fractal + Photoshop “Brown Pearl”

Software: Apophysis 7X 15C


Before and After Alex Koloskov with two super cameras:-)
Here is the bigger size image: click

Using Software:

- Photoshop CS6

- Color Efex Pro – Bleach Bypass

I’ve captured all retouching process, so the video is coming soon:-)

HDR Before and After and Blue Lotus Fractal

Fractal “Blue Lotus”

Software: Apophysis 7X 15C

Do not miss Alex Koloskov’s new tutorial on WWW.PHOTIGY.COM How to create stunning HDR images with iPhone: iPhoneography examples

HDR Outline Tutorial on PRO Corner and Butterfly Fractal for Pleasure:-)

HDR Post-processing outline tutorial:

We started a new section in our PRO Corner, called “HDR Outline”. We believe that simple and short visual tutorials are more understandable way to learn. Below you can see Before and After picture from the first tutorial. Subscribe to Photigy Pro Corner to see all tutorials.

Before post-processing and after


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