Ross den Otter: Photographer / Mixed Media Artist

Photographer, mixed media artist, and teacher Ross den Otter began experimenting with fine art materials on his photographs after being inspired by a local artist in the Eastside Culture Crawl. After years of being immersed in the arts, he used this experience to explore and develop a multitude of processes for taking his photographs beyond the JPEG.

Ross now balances his commercial photography practice, teaching at VanArts and Vancouver Photo Workshops, along with creating his mixed media artwork.

From classic film, digital prints and encaustic wax, to works of art thickly coated in resin – see behind the lens of Ross den Otter and discover his techniques for adding new layers and dimensions to his photographs in the video above!

Interested in some of the products Ross uses?
Envirotex Lite High Gloss Finish Resin
Opus Gloss Medium
Buzz Cradled Wood Panels
Jacquard Encaustic Wax
Buzz Gesso
Buzz Acrylic101
Strathmore 400 Recycled Sketchbook
Foam Brushes
Painting Knives
Safety Goggles
Wintergreen Oil for black and white image transfers. Alternatively, Chartpak Blender Markers offer the same results.

Take your photography to the next level with Opus!

The Opus Digital Printing Service will reproduce your work on our selection of fine art digital canvas and art papers, ready to be framed and displayed. The Opus Digital Printing Service is available at all six retail stores throughout BC, offering both digital printing and our professional Digital Print Mounting Service.

Start printing and working on your own photos today!

Create your own work with Resources from Opus!

Read our Handouts and watch our Videos below to discover the processes for completing a photo transfer, mounting a digital print onto a cradled wood panel, and applying resin to your artwork and photographs!

You can also discover some other artists who use photography, digital printing, and mixed media techniques to create imaginative works of art!


Digital Fine Art Papers
Hand Tinting Photographs
Inkjet, Laser & Photocopier Papers
Inkjet & Resin Transfers


How To: Mount a Digital Print onto a Cradled Panel

How To: Resin Transfer (Beyond the JPEG)

Yuichi Takasaka: “Fires In the North” Exhibition with Facemounted Digital Prints

Fertile Images + Design

Pixels to Paint with Ellen Scobie