Old Home. Different Light. Digital Painting and Photography

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax

Virginia Landscape Photographer and Realtor Steve Bachman


Photography and digital painting have been dancing for 20 years.
Digital painting has been around since the mid 1980s with MacPaint, Corel Painter and Photoshop.
The invention of sensitive touch screen devices like the Ipad have made it much more fun than using a mouse.

Virginia Landscape Photographer and Realtor Steve Bachman
You use your finger for
brush and paint selection, and can control the result by the speed and pressure utilized.
The artistic tools available are almost endless and enable you to attempt many different styles. The photo above is very clean with almost no under painting....or layers...with much of the photo allowed to show through.

Virginia Landscape Photographer and Realtor Steve BachmanAlternatively, you can create great depth using different brush sizes, and building deep layers, allowing very little of the original photo to show through and get get a sweet impressionistic look.
You do not need any art training to use the modern programs. In fact, they are art training in relatively painless form.

Virginia Landscape Photographer and Realtor Steve Bachman

You mix paint, select brushes, determine style, and have at it without mixing mess or clean up.

Use a photo as an integral part of what you are doing or just as inspiration.
If you have an iphone, check out this site http://thebeginnerslens.com/ to get some instruction and ideas.

The paintograph above was created on an Ipad using Photoviva.


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Why pay more and get less when selling your home? Jan and Steve Bachman of RE/MAX Gateway use professional photographers, create interactive photo floor plans, print full color brochures, and make an individual property website for your listing that goes out to 40+ public real estate search sites including Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow etc.


We also create a custom photo tour that is sent to other agents and prospective buyers.



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Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
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I have been playing around with this a little lately and it's a lot of fun. Incidently, I created our company logo from a photo Mel took, using some of these techniques. I love your photos/pieces of art. So interesting... I love the textures and colors.


Feb 10, 2012 10:41 AM #1
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Jan & Steve - Your examples of this technique are very nice ones. I started fooling around with this with Photoshop 1.0 a long time ago and I've had tons of fun with it. We have used it in the past to do renderings of clients' new homes, both as framed prints and business cards.

Feb 10, 2012 11:56 AM #2
Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986.
eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com - Victoria, BC
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Hi Steve and Jan,

We have payed with some of the art conversion software in the past, but have not done so on our tablet, that will be next on our shopping list hopefully there are android options

Feb 10, 2012 01:28 PM #3
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Steve and Jan, this is making me want to sign up for a Photoshop workshop.

Feb 10, 2012 03:07 PM #4
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Steve & Jan, That is really impressive work!  I am always impressed by people's creativity!  Great job!

Feb 10, 2012 04:26 PM #5
Keith Gilkey
Re/Max Chesapeake - Elkton, MD
410-920-7214, Re/Max Chesapeake

Steve, WOW! I love the photo's they are fantastic. Thanks for sharing. I need a Ipad for sure. 

Feb 11, 2012 04:15 AM #6
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

I have downloaded all kinds of photo apps to my IPAD but have had no time to play around yet.  Love what you did with these.

Feb 12, 2012 07:04 AM #7
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