In this tutorial we get a bit more splashy. It was at times hard to follow. But the tutorial gives you the images you need, recommends usin...
HitRecord has some kinks in it, but it seems to be an awesome idea, I was just trying to access their about or help page, and it kept takin...
has some kinks in it, but it seems to be an awesome idea, I was just trying to access their about or help page, and it kept taking me back to the featured page...needless to say I'm going to try to stick with it...here is their official blurb on themselves...
"HitRECord is an open-collaborative production company, and this website is where we make things together. We make things a little differently around here."
HitRecord is the brain child of actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the break down is thus...artists come together to create collaborate and combine their art words and music to create something new piece of art. It's an awesome idea, my only downside thought is the website, which is the major platform to navigate the other art work is hard to navigate. I find myself in the same place all the time, when I'm trying to go forward I end up going backward...which in a sense is the story of my life. ha!
There are few things around anymore that are original.
"Repetition is the death of art" ~Northern Exposure quote.
But for the most part, with over thousands of years of art, repetition is bound to happen. One persons original idea may already have been someones idea across the planet already done, so why not collaborate and create something new?
This is what I've submitted for one collaboration regarding the story of Little Red Riding Hood. What I wrote to describe the photo is underneath.
Definitely check out the site, it's awesome!
I'm Revisiting some of my older posts, b/c I didn't have any images on the posts they were literally just words and the link. ...
How so 3 years ago.
This is about Scott Schuman, The Sartorialist, he went to IU - where I went, which is awesome!
I first found out about him when I saw his book on the shelf at the library in the new book section.It was great, it's not just simple street photography, there is definite talent and knowledge of light and the camera, a very certain photo-journalistic style. Check out his website for more images.
Tilt-shift photography is a creative and unique type of photography in which the camera is manipulated so that a life-sized location or s...
Smashing magazine has some great examples of tilt shift photography, it works best with large landscape city-scapes are best, b/c you can see the scale of human to object.
According to Smashing Magazine, "To add good miniature effect to your photographs, shoot subjects from a high angle (especially from the air). It creates the illusion of looking down at a miniature model. A camera equipped with a tilt-shift lens, which simulates a shallow depth of field, is essentially all you need to start."
Action or Photoshop Tutorial?
You can use Photoshop Action, like this from deviantart - or use tutorial like this one. I used both. By stopping the action @ a certain spot you can customize it to your photo, what you would do similar to the tutorial.
Here are mine.
This landscape doesn't work as well as ones with some sort of comparison of an object or subject, like a person or car.
Taken in Chicago on a nice sunny day, from atop a parking garage just a few blocks from Michigan Ave, and the Bean.
I think I'll re-post some of my older posts, but edit them so they make sense. I've learned a lot in blogger, finding tutorials and...
I've mentioned before the Library of Congress offers free images of older photography. Tonie Frissell was a female photographer setting the way for future female photographers. Without going on a rant about how women photographers tend to shoot babies and weddings, there are few you see on lists of photographers to remember now and way back when. So, when I find them I try to remember them. Hope you do too.
According to the Library of Congress website, Toni Frissell is "remembered today principally for her high-fashion photography for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, Toni Frissell (1907-1988) volunteered her photographic services to the American Red Cross, Women's Army Corps, and Eighth Army Air Force during WWII. On their behalf, she produced thousands of images of nurses, front-line soldiers, WACs, African-American airmen, and orphaned children"
Her Fashion images are amazing, here are some...
Here are some of her war photography she did for the government. I wish the government still did this...or do they??? hmmm
I'm posting some older photos taken back in 2004 in California. I miss how many locations and different photo opportunities Califor...
The following images were taken at the Huntington Library in Pasadena California.
A wonderful bit of property I went to twice, here's a bit of history, according to their website.
"A private, nonprofit institution, The Huntington was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington, an exceptional businessman who built a financial empire that included railroad companies, utilities, and real estate holdings in Southern California.
Huntington was also a man of vision – with a special interest in books, art, and gardens. During his lifetime, he amassed the core of one of the finest research libraries in the world, established a splendid art collection, and created an array of botanical gardens with plants from a geographic range spanning the globe.
These three distinct facets of The Huntington are linked by a devotion to research, education, and beauty."
all photos by me - Colleen McCahill - taken at Huntington Library. If your in Pasadena go see this!
For this tutorial (mediamilitia.com) , the designer takes us through a fashion-esc type spacey entrapment of whats-ezzy and what the hell? ...
He used several resource images that you have to pay for, which is fine, if you can pay for them. I used my own and some free images from NASA
The one on the left was my first attempt, the photos of the models I took, the one on the left - the lighting definitely doesn't do anything for the photo it was taken outside, and though it worked fine for the model @ the time the lighting doesn't do much for the affect. The one on the right came out a bit better, I think mostly it helps to have the subject on a black background like in the original tutorial.Taken in the studio with professional lighting it is also higher resolution.
For the most part the tutorial was ok to follow.
Having a photo stylist is a wonderful thing, but learning it yourself is even better. I found some great websites about tips and how to styl...
This website, Running with Tweezer has some great before and after shots.
Here are some things done that sounds crazy gross... list supplied by Rapid Food.
Cotton balls, which, when soaked and microwaved, perform quite nicely in creating the illusion of steaming-hot foods.
Spray deodorant, which gives grapes that desirable frosty veneer.
Hairspray, which can give (the appearance of) new life to a drying-out slab of cake.
Spray fabric protector, to prevent the motor-oil syrup from soaking into the pancake, which has bursting blueberries artfully pinned to it in an aesthetically pleasing, yet random, scattering (still hungry?).
Toothpicks, to hold unruly sandwiches together and tease out perfect crumbs from hot (wink wink) muffins.
Smoke pellets or incense sticks, which can stand in for steam as long as they are lightly fanned so their smoke disperses, avoiding the appearance of a lit cigarette laying behind the pot pie.
White glue, used instead of milk for cereal photos and for pie repair (that would be the pie actually filled with mashed potatoes, where a serving-sized piece is cut out, with the resulting opening’s edges slathered with lemon custard or rhubarb-strawberry filling).
Paper towels, which, when artistically torn into blob shapes, can make gooey syrups stick to the top of ice cream, which may really be a concoction of powdered sugar and shortening
I'm not sure how I feel about all that artificial stuff to make food look appetizing, most food photography I like are from photo blogs, people who use natural light to highlight what they made in their own kitchen. That is something I'd rather do, I usually buy stuff @ the supermarket, and it's not the best picture perfect item. But I'm working on it. :-)
According to 6 Bittersweets, a lovely blog that has some great tips on composition, like including yourself (hand) in your photo see below.
I'm still working on my food photography but here are a couple of mine.
Photojojo has an awesome store, I ran across the website when researching and looking for ideas for a class or something, then ran across th...
They have tons and tons of cool and inspiring photo related products to keep you shooting and inspiring you to create photo art in a whole different way. There are tons of iphone photo accessories as well. I have yet to upgrade to an iphone, a bit out of my price range but its fun to look at and dream.
Below are some products from their website.
aren't these great!!!??
I see these type of ads and wallpapers all over the place. This tutorial was super easy to figure out and use. The only hard part was tryin...
This tutorial was fun! It's similar to a tutorial I did for class, so on this one I didn't use hidden images within the splash, bu...
It's similar to a tutorial I did for class, so on this one I didn't use hidden images within the splash, but added one in the background. And as you can see didn't use alcohol- but rather rubbing alcohol. he he
This was a great tutorial b/c of the visuals & screen captures. It is very helpful. The creator gives links to the reference images, and so far I think Stock Exchange is a great FREE image website. Of course, if your looking for something specific like I was the other day "break dancer, female" for another tutorial I'm working on, it was nearly impossible. I think that is usually the case when you are looking for images of people. Copyright. (see previous post)
and this is the one I worked on before for Class assignment, done in Photoshop, tutorial found here.
Cool idea I ran across on Kickstarter . This looks like an awesome idea. I'm totally going to go in September. I even mentioned it to th...
Art on track is a wonderful concept for the Chicago area.
What it is...
Art on Track is a CTA train which circles just the “Loop” track. Each train car has been transformed into a gallery open to the public. For the 5th time, Art on Track will gather a group of artists and designers from Chicago’s diverse creative industries for an extraordinary mobile gallery experience.
The train will make stops at Adams/Wabash, Washington/Wells, Quincy/Wells, and Randolph/Wabash.
Below photos are from their blog.