HIGHLAND PARK FISH CAMP | Niki ButcherDeland, Florida © 2019
Photographic Story I love old Florida, and it’s getting harder and harder to find. Fortunately, Captain Bryn Adams invited Clyde on a boat trip to photograph the St. Johns River and surrounding tributaries. We fell in love with her Fish Camp…old Florida at last! Her family has run the fish camp for three generations, and it’s genuinely a sweet camp. It has RV spaces, cabins, and a boat launch. If you don’t have a boat, their fishing guides will take you out for a day of fishing, bird watching, photographing, sketching, etc. We visited twice and will plan on returning again and again. The folks were terrific, and the environment was magnificent. The Art of Hand Painting Black and White Photographs Photographed with a Sony digital camera and instead of oil painting with Q-tips and cotton balls, Niki was able to paint using Photoshop. Changing from the old-fashioned way of doing her art, to the new ‘fashion’ of using technology was challenging, but she’s enjoying getting back to her own personal expression. Archival Print Making Niki’s open edition gicleé artwork is printed on Sunset Bright Velvet Rag matte finish paper using eight archival inks. A state-of-the-art Epson Stylus Pro printer creates deep, rich dark values that hold subtle detail in the shadows as well as bright vivid colors that are truly tropical.