Esther Byrt: Blog https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog en-us (C) Esther Byrt (Esther Byrt) Mon, 05 Jul 2021 23:19:00 GMT Mon, 05 Jul 2021 23:19:00 GMT https://www.estherbyrt.ca/img/s/v-12/u483018010-o193888958-50.jpg Esther Byrt: Blog https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog 120 120 Light Space Time “555 Special” Art Exhibition 2021 – Photography & Digital Category https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2021/7/light-space-time-555-special-art-exhibition-2021-photography-digital-category Great news! Three of my pieces garnered recognition in the Light Space Time 555 Special Art Exhibition. Old Grain Truck received Special Recognition, Exhilaration garnered an Honorable Mention and Blue Door received Special Merit. Two of these, Blue Door and Old Grain truck are my own photos with just a few effects applied while Exhilaration is composited with many layers.

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(Esther Byrt) art art work composite compositing digital exhibition ph photo art photo artistry https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2021/7/light-space-time-555-special-art-exhibition-2021-photography-digital-category Mon, 05 Jul 2021 23:19:16 GMT
Living the Photo Artistic Life Magazine Issue # 73 https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2021/3/living-the-photo-artistic-life-magazine-issue-73 My latest work titled "Ezili" was published in the March 2021 edition of this wonderful international magazine. Check it out here and feast your eyes on 114 pages of beautiful work.

Living the Photo Artistic Life Magazine #73

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(Esther Byrt) art artwork composite compositing digital magazine photo art published https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2021/3/living-the-photo-artistic-life-magazine-issue-73 Fri, 19 Mar 2021 23:16:14 GMT
Light Space Time “All Women” Art Exhibition 2021 – Photography & Digital Category https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2021/1/light-space-time-all-women-art-exhibition-2021-photography-digital-category I am very excited to have won 9th place in this prestigious competition with "Tail Feathers". In addition, my piece "Break Free" garnered a Special Merit award.

https://www.lightspacetime.art/all-women-art-exhibition-2021-photography-digital-category
 

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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork award competition composite compositing contest digital https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2021/1/light-space-time-all-women-art-exhibition-2021-photography-digital-category Wed, 06 Jan 2021 03:13:23 GMT
Surprise!! https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2020/10/surprise What a lovely surprise when I click on a link for a Photoshop class and find my own art featured!

https://shiftart.com/ten-favorite-summits/?idev_id=101
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(Esther Byrt) art artwork class composite compositing course digital photo art photo artistry photoshop promotion https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2020/10/surprise Sun, 04 Oct 2020 20:12:59 GMT
Call Your Art What It Is -- ART! https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2020/9/call-your-art-what-it-is----art Let's address something I think many artists who do what I do with their photos, textures, digital painting, etc are guilty of - using terms to describe the artwork and the work of others, which, in my opinion, devalue the artist's creativity, vision, and hard work. This is a list of my most hated words I see in comments about my art: Edit, Editing, Manipulation, Manip, Treatment.
 

This short post by Jai Johnson at the Daily Texture is spot on! Read the rest of the post here https://www.dailytexture.com/blog/call-your-art-what-it-is-art 

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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork compositing describe description digital edit editing manipulation treatment https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2020/9/call-your-art-what-it-is----art Mon, 28 Sep 2020 15:10:28 GMT
2nd Place Win and published on the same day! https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2020/9/2nd-place-win-and-published-on-the-same-day I was so excited to check my emails this morning and find I had won second place in the digital category at Fusion Art's 3rd Annual Women Artists competition! There were a total of 930 entries so this is no small feat! I also had two pieces, Break Free and Not in Kansas Anymore, published in the September 2020 issue of Living the Photo Artistic Life #67. Whoop whoop!

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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork competition composite compositing contest Living the Photo Artistic Life photo art photo artistry published https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2020/9/2nd-place-win-and-published-on-the-same-day Tue, 15 Sep 2020 16:37:32 GMT
Tail Feathers was published in Living the Photo Artistic Life Magazine Issue 64 https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2020/6/tail-feathers-was-published-in-living-the-photo-artistic-life-magazine-issue-64 Tail Feathers was published in Living the Photo Artistic Life Magazine Issue 64 June 2020

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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing digital Living the Photo Artistic Life photo art photo artistry published https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2020/6/tail-feathers-was-published-in-living-the-photo-artistic-life-magazine-issue-64 Tue, 16 Jun 2020 03:30:00 GMT
Inspired garnered Special Recognition https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2020/5/inspired-garnered-special-recognition My digital art “Inspired” won special recognition in the “Created in Isolation” 2020 competition at Light Space Time. 

https://www.lightspacetime.art/created-in-isolation-exhibition-2020-photography-digital-category/

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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing digital photo art photo artistry https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2020/5/inspired-garnered-special-recognition Sat, 16 May 2020 02:30:00 GMT
The Escape makes it in! https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2020/3/the-escape-makes-it-in The Escape was published in Living the Photo Artistic Life Issue 61 March 2020. This one is especially dear to my heart because my lovely grand daughter is the model!

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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing digital Living the Photo Artistic Life photo art photo artistry published https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2020/3/the-escape-makes-it-in Mon, 16 Mar 2020 03:30:00 GMT
Aries won second place in the January 2020 Shift Art Competition https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2020/1/aries-won-second-place-in-the-january-2020-shift-art-competition Aries won second place in the January 2020 Shift Art Competition!
 

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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing digital photo art photo artistry https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2020/1/aries-won-second-place-in-the-january-2020-shift-art-competition Tue, 21 Jan 2020 03:30:00 GMT
Falling and Fire Bringer in Living the Photo Artistic Life #51 May 2019 https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2019/5/falling-and-fire-bringer-in-living-the-photo-artistic-life-51-may-2019 Falling and Fire Bringer were published in Living the Photo Artistic Life #51 May 2019.

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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing digital Living the Photo Artistic Life photo art photo artistry published https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2019/5/falling-and-fire-bringer-in-living-the-photo-artistic-life-51-may-2019 Thu, 16 May 2019 03:00:00 GMT
Greeting the Sun and Inspired https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2019/4/greeting-the-sun-and-inspired Greeting the Sun and Inspired were both published in Living the Photo Artistic Life issue #50 April 2019.
 

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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing digital Living the Photo Artistic Life photo art photo artistry published https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2019/4/greeting-the-sun-and-inspired Tue, 16 Apr 2019 03:00:00 GMT
Machine Language https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2019/3/machine-language Machine LanguageMachine Language

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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing digital Living the Photo Artistic Life photo art photo artistry published https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2019/3/machine-language Sat, 16 Mar 2019 03:00:00 GMT
She Reached for the Stars! And Won! https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2019/1/she-reached-for-the-stars-and-won I am thrilled to win Best in Show in the Fusion Art 2nd Women Artist competition January 2019 and have my canvas on display at the Stephen Baumbach Photography Studio & Gallery in Palm Springs’ Backstreet Art District from February 6 – 23rd, 2019. How exciting! SheReachedForTheStarsShe Reached For The Stars

 

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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing digital photo art photo artistry https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2019/1/she-reached-for-the-stars-and-won Wed, 16 Jan 2019 03:15:00 GMT
Sailing published in Living the Photo Artistic Life Issue 45 https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2018/11/sailing-published-in-living-the-photo-artistic-life-issue-45 Sailing was published in Living the Photo Artistic Life Issue 45 November 2018.
 

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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing digital Living the Photo Artistic Life photo art photo artistry published https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2018/11/sailing-published-in-living-the-photo-artistic-life-issue-45 Fri, 16 Nov 2018 04:15:00 GMT
Sorrow https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2018/7/sorrow Sorrow was published in the July 2018 issue of Living the Photo Artistic Life #41. https://issuu.com/thephotoartisticlife/docs/issue41-final

 

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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork b&w composite compositing digital Living the Photo Artistic Life photo art photo artistry https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2018/7/sorrow Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:30:00 GMT
Justice wins again! https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2018/4/justice-wins-again I am very excited to be awarded an honorable mention for “Justice” in the Fusion Art quarterly open competition that ran April to July 2018!
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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing digital photo art photo artistry https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2018/4/justice-wins-again Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:15:00 GMT
What Lies Beneath https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2018/3/what-lies-beneath What Lies Beneath was the first place winner in the March 2018 Shift Art Challenge. I am thrilled! There were over 150 very good entries so placing first is a real honor!
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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing digital photo art photo artistry https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2018/3/what-lies-beneath Fri, 16 Mar 2018 02:15:00 GMT
A Conspiracy of Ravens and In a Bottle both published! https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2018/1/a-conspiracy-of-ravens-and-in-a-bottle-both-published "A Conspiracy of Ravens" and "In a Bottle" were both published in the January 2018 issue #35 of Living the Photo Artistic Life.

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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing digital Living the Photo Artistic Life photo art photo artistry published https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2018/1/a-conspiracy-of-ravens-and-in-a-bottle-both-published Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:45:00 GMT
Honorable Mention of Transformation at Fusion Art https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2018/1/honorable-mention-of-transformation-at-fusion-art Transformation won an Honorable Mention in the Women Artists competition at Fusion Art January 15, 2018. This is a huge honor as there were so many wonderful entries!
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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing digital photo art photo artistry published https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2018/1/honorable-mention-of-transformation-at-fusion-art Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:15:00 GMT
Forest Light Published! https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2017/12/forest-light-published Forest Light was published in issue #34 of Living the Photo Artistic Life December 2017.

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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing digital Living the Photo Artistic Life photo art photo artistry published https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2017/12/forest-light-published Sat, 30 Dec 2017 03:00:00 GMT
December Shift Art Challenge – Also Noticed https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2017/12/december-shift-art-challenge-also-noticed Woohoo! My piece Better Run got an Also Noticed rank in the December Shift Art Challenge.
You can see it HERE

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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing digital https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2017/12/december-shift-art-challenge-also-noticed Sat, 30 Dec 2017 02:45:00 GMT
Honorable Mention in November 2017 Shift Art Challenge! https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2017/11/honorable-mention-in-november-2017-shift-art-challenge My piece Overload was awarded an honorable mention in the November 2017 Shift Art Challenge. This piece was constructed entirely from stock photos that were provided with the challenge. One of the hardest things on these Shift Art contests is to create something unique. Many artists have very similar visions when given the same set of photos. Looks like I succeeded in being unique this time!

https://shiftart.com/2017/11/21/shift-art-photoshop-challenge-results/

It also won the Reader's Challenge in the Photoshop Creative Magazine issue 162 published in the UK. What a nice surprise that was when I opened up the magazine!

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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing digital photo art photo artistry https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2017/11/honorable-mention-in-november-2017-shift-art-challenge Thu, 02 Nov 2017 01:45:00 GMT
Contemplating Fire and The Thief Published! https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2017/10/contemplating-fire-and-the-thief-published I am very pleased to have two of my pieces in this month’s Living the Photo Artistic Life magazine #32 in October 2017. Contemplating FireContemplating FireContemplating Fire

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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing digital Living the Photo Artistic Life photo art photo artistry published https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2017/10/contemplating-fire-and-the-thief-published Mon, 02 Oct 2017 01:45:00 GMT
Living the Photo Artistic Life #30 August 2017 https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2017/8/living-the-photo-artistic-life-30-august-2017 My art piece “Story Time” was featured in a double page spread in the newest issue of Living the Photo Artistic Life!
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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing digital Living the Photo Artistic Life photo art photo artistry published https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2017/8/living-the-photo-artistic-life-30-august-2017 Wed, 02 Aug 2017 01:30:00 GMT
My art was featured in a blog post at Quill and Camera! https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2017/5/my-art-was-featured-in-a-blog-post-at-quill-and-camera My digital art piece “Learning to Fly” was featured in a blog post by artist and teacher Sebastian Michaels over on his Quill and Camera site. Check it out HERE!
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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing digital photo art photo artistry published https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2017/5/my-art-was-featured-in-a-blog-post-at-quill-and-camera Thu, 04 May 2017 01:15:00 GMT
Living the Photo Artistic Life #27 May 2017 – Justice https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2017/5/living-the-photo-artistic-life-27-may-2017-justice My composition Justice was published in this month’s Living the Photo Artistic Life issue! This composition started out as a monthly challenge from ShiftArt.com – a site any aspiring artist might want to spend some time at.
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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing digital living the photo artistic life photo art photo artistry published https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2017/5/living-the-photo-artistic-life-27-may-2017-justice Tue, 02 May 2017 01:30:00 GMT
Living the Photo Artistic Life #26 April 2017 https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2017/4/living-the-photo-artistic-life-26-april-2017 My creation “Borderline” was published in this month’s issue of Living the Photo Artistic Life! Check it out on page 88. Once again this issue is packed with beautiful art from artists around the world.
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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing digital Living the Photo Artistic Life photo art photo artistry published https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2017/4/living-the-photo-artistic-life-26-april-2017 Sun, 02 Apr 2017 01:30:00 GMT
Living the Photo Artistic Life #25 March 2017 https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2017/3/living-the-photo-artistic-life-25-march-2017 I am so pleased to once again have my artwork included in this wonderful magazine, Living the Photo Artistic Life . This issue is just packed with stunning artwork! Check out "At The End"!
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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing digital Living the Photo Artistic Life photo art photo artistry published https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2017/3/living-the-photo-artistic-life-25-march-2017 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:45:00 GMT
Lost in Thought was published in Living the Photo Artistic Life! https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2017/1/lost-in-thought-was-published-in-living-the-photo-artistic-life Lost in Thought made it into this fabulous magazine!
https://issuu.com/thephotoartisticlife/docs/issue23-final
 

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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing digital Living the Photo Artistic Life photo art photo artistry published https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2017/1/lost-in-thought-was-published-in-living-the-photo-artistic-life Sun, 15 Jan 2017 23:30:00 GMT
Transformation was published in this amazing magazine! https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2016/12/transformation-was-published-in-this-amazing-magazine Another of my art pieces has made it into print! So exciting!!!!
https://issuu.com/thephotoartisticlife/docs/issue22final?e=15580327%2F41941055
 

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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing Living the Photo Artistic Life photo art photo artistry published https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2016/12/transformation-was-published-in-this-amazing-magazine Thu, 15 Dec 2016 23:15:00 GMT
Published Again! https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2016/11/published-again Fierce has been published in Living the Photo Artistic Life!
Living the Photo Artistic Life Nov 2016 Issue 21


https://issuu.com/thephotoartisticlife/docs/issue21-final?e=15580327/40718564
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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing photo art photo artistry published https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2016/11/published-again Tue, 15 Nov 2016 23:15:00 GMT
Living the Photo Artistic Life #20 Oct 2016 https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2016/10/living-the-photo-artistic-life-20-oct-2016 Wow it is amazing to be included in this magazine with so many talented artists!
 

Learning To FlyLearning to Fly https://issuu.com/thephotoartisticlife/docs/issue20-final
 

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(Esther Byrt) art art work artwork composite compositing digital photo art published https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2016/10/living-the-photo-artistic-life-20-oct-2016 Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:15:00 GMT
Living the Photo Artistic Life B&W Mar 2016 https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2016/3/living-the-photo-artistic-life-b-w-mar-2016 I was honored to have Windy Day published for the first time in this fantastic magazine!

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(Esther Byrt) art artwork b&w black and white compositing photo art photography published https://www.estherbyrt.ca/blog/2016/3/living-the-photo-artistic-life-b-w-mar-2016 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 22:32:00 GMT