In 1865 H. H. Bennett began a career as a photographyer — and Wisconsin Dells would never be the same. By combining mechanical skills with an inherent love of nature, Bennett was able to produce technically amazing, aesthetically mesmerizing landscape and personal portrait photographs. His images were so compelling that they sparked a tourist influx and helped foster the growth of one of Wisconsin’s most beloved tourist destinations.
After Bennett’s death in 1908, his family kept his vision alive. His widow Eva was 44 and had two young daughters. She kept the studio going using the techniques Bennett taught her and passed that knowledge to her children, Miriam and Ruth. During the 1950s the family created a museum in the studio Bennett ran. The family preserved and displayed Bennett’s original equipment, negatives and prints.
This layout combines a sketch technique with which I’ve been practicing and something different than how I normally create with Anna’s FotoInspired templates.
- Clip photos to masks of template 6, FotoInspired Template Pack 2P.
- Add Adjustment layers to turn the majority of the photos to black and white.
- Reduce the size of all layers to about 35%.
- Create a composite of all the layers.
- Frame the composite with psd frame 2 from ArtPlay Palette For the Record.
- Clip composite of file 2 from ArtsyKardz Embers MultiPack above the photo composite. Change the blend mode to Color Burn.
Note: I deleted the layers with all the photos clipped to the template layers by accident.
Fill Background with a Sketch
- Resize the sketch to fit the page.
- Clip copies of sketch to png masks 2 and 6 from Ember FotoBlendz No. 1.
- Above the masked copies clip Artsy Papers 1 and 2 from ArtPlay Palette Ember to the top sketch. Change the blend mode to Color Burn.
- Then clip composites of files 1 and 4 from Artsy Transfers Embers on Color Burn.
- Next clip copy of the photo on Color Burn at 60% opacity to the sketch.
- Place another copy of the photo and clip a composite of transfer 6, both on Color Burn at 50%.
Note: I experimented with different blend modes, positions and opacities to colorize my sketch with paper and transfers.
Position layers of file 1 from MultiMedia Branches No. 17 above the frame.
This is a wonderful little museum for those who love photography.