Tuesday, 23 December 2014

2014 In Review

2014 In Review - I've created a small video slideshow with some of my favourite iPhone photos on Instagram. I really enjoyed discovering how I progressed in iphoneography and how it related to different events in my life.
Hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed creating it. Cheers!!! PS: (it's only 2:42 minutes long)
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Sunday, 30 November 2014


1st Place WINNER!!!! I'm psyched to find out that my image "Canadian Aboriginal Man", bellow won 1st place in "Behind The Door", a juried contest hosted by www.voartg.com, a Virtual Online Gallery. My image will be displayed in the virtual gallery for at least 30 days, along with marvellous artwork from other amazing artists from around the world.

I feel honoured to have been picked to win from almost 700 entries. Woohoo!!! Congratulations go out to the second and third places as well as all the runners up.

This image has won now 1st and 2nd place prizes and has given me confidence to keep creating the type of artwork that I love.

Eduardo Tavares

Monday, 24 November 2014

Why does this happen to me?

Ever since I started getting better at photography, and more recently started creating fine art images, it has been hard for me to promote my work to people for fear that I might sound too presumptuous. There are times I wish I could write about my work and promote it all over the appropriate channels but when I start writing, that fear sets in and I get "writers block" or even worse, I get anxiety and can't think properly, so I end up procrastinating and forgetting about it. I believe my work is qualified and up to par with other top artists in the world, and I have been reassured of that by all the great feedback I have been getting from fellow artists and photographers, but that fear is always present. www.mindtools.com has a great article on "Fear Of Success". Their article is related to fear of accepting higher positions in the workplace but some of the points are applicable to my situation. Experiencing some of these thoughts or fears, might mean you have a fear of success on some level: - You don't tell others about your accomplishments. - You avoid bigger projects, especially projects that could lead to recognition. - You sabotage your own work or dreams by convincing yourself that you're not good enough. - You believe that if you do achieve success, you won't be able to sustain it. So why bother? Lately, I have been developing a need to express my thoughts on my life and artwork, in writing. I still have a lot to learn about writing, I was never good at essays in school, and English is my second language, but I will do my best to make it interesting. As they say, the worst part is starting. I will leave you now with an image of my latest artwork available now at Fine Art America and if you like it, consider telling friends and family.

Eduardo Tavares  

Art Prints
Canadian Pacific In Banff

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Giving back - Monthly Free Artwork

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

My image won 2nd prize in the contest Native American Heritage Month

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Does Persistence Pay Off?

The following image almost did not make the cut into my artwork gallery at Fine Art America.
Four days, a lot of frustration and many versions later, I finally decided on this monochrome version after trying different colour variations. Nothing seemed to please me when returning to upload the image.

Then it occurred to me, I have a tendency to like dark, earthy tones, painterly images and that's why none of the other colourful versions pleased my eye, but there is something about this image that resonates with me. Maybe it's the fact that it is such a simple image and sometimes less is more.

Whatever it is, the version bellow ended up being my favourite and it is now uploaded to my website. I love the faded sky and clouds and although it is monochromatic, the trees on the bottom still show the different tones of the end of summer, when the leaves start changing to yellow and red colours.

You can purchase prints, cavasses, framed, metal and acrylic prints and greeting cards here

You can also download royalty free and rights managed licensed digital copies of this image and others at Licensing Pixels.com.

The Gull Sees The Farthest Who Flies The Highest by Eduardo Tavares

Friday, 15 August 2014

[FRAMED] Ep. 12 Jennifer Hudson "Fine Art Conceptual Photography"

I am totally inspired after watching this video from "Framed" about an amazing fine art photographer, Jennifer Hudson! One of my projects in the near future is to do portrait work on an outdoor studio setting. Can't wait.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Was it a waste of time?

I did not take any weddings for 2014 because I was involved in a commercial project at CCM in Woodstock, ON, a brand new mini shopping mall on the southeast of the city. For seven months I was responsible for creating and maintaining their website and social media pages. I  photographed products and food and created all the promotional materials.

Because fine art has always been a passion of mine and computers were my field of work for over 15 years, it is only natural that I feel comfortable using the computer to create my art. I love transforming a photograph into a beautiful piece of art. You can find my work in fine art by going to  www.etphotography.ca and clicking the Fine Art link.

While managing CCM, I ran my own small portrait studio where I created a body of fine art work and at the same time, photographed family and modern female portraits with more emphasis in my Signature Style portraiture.

A couple of months ago the owner of CCM decided to sell the property and the project came to an end.

So, was it wasted time? I don't think so. The past year was an amazing learning experience. It gave me a chance to take workshops and classes by some of the top photographers and marketing teachers in the world, and I have a much clearer view of what I want to achieve in my photography and artistic career. I am working hard now to re-establish my business in Ontario and focus on reaching my desired target market.

I have some exciting ideas coming in the near future and will be updating here and on social media.

Until then, stay creative.

Eduardo Tavares Signature Style Portraiture

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Black and White Portraits

I love black and white photography, even on portraits. I am going to try doing some sessions exclusively in BW.
For now here is a candid portrait of Erin at her wedding last summer that I converted. I think it looks great even in happy portraits!