Category Archives: Visual Arts

How graphic designers utilise texture

In graphic design, the wise use of textures is a great way of evoking sensations in the person seeing the design that go beyond the purely visual. Touch is a very powerful sense, and can make something look luxurious and rich instead of just beautiful, or refreshing and cheerful instead of just light. When talking

Digital Photo Editing Tips

Depending on the digital editing software you are going to use, the tools may vary, but most programs should have the same options with different names. I am familiar with photoshop, so the steps I will be referencing will be from this program. Remember that you can not fix a improperly taken photograph with a

Guidelines for Good Composition Rule of Thirds Photography Beginning Photography

Great photos are created; not simply captured. Creating a photograph with well thought out composition can make the difference between an average shot and one that stands out in the realm of visual interest. Learning the basic guidelines to good composition will take your photographs to another level. The more you take your time and

Tips for Taking Vacation Photos

Our bad vacation photos are generally a learned phenomenon. Uncle Fred had a Polaroid and lined you all up in front of Mt. Rushmore, then backed off half a mile to take the picture. That’s the kind of vacation image that rots in a drawer for eternity. If you want to take dynamic pictures that

Lens Flare and how to Avoid it

Lens flare is created when a reflection of the light is shined directly into the lens, creating ufo looking objects in your photograph. I have seen many great pictures ruined by not paying attention to the lighting situation and lens flare showing in the photograph. In order to stop lens flare, you will need to

Digital Photography being a Photographer

I understand the principle of this discussion and agree with it entirely. I’ve been taking pictures and making films professionally and for pleasure for coming up to forty years (that’s scary, believe me!) and get immensely frustrated by the many people who describe themselves as photographers simply becasue they own a camera (usually digital). However

Move from Point and Shoot to Digital Slr

As you go around with your little point and shoot camera, you may see people with their big fancy digital SLR cameras and all the lenses and flashes and think you need one of those. But how do you get from a little camera to which you are accustomed, to one of those with all

Tips for Taking Great Sunset Photos

Tips For Taking Great Sunset Photos When the sun starts to go down it is a great opportunity to get those beautiful silhouetted photographs over the water with a beautiful reflection in the water. In order to get this great work of art you will need to scope out an area in advance. There is

Become a Freelance Photographer

Becoming a Freelance Photographer Essentially a freelance photographer is a self employed person doing a job for another company. Magazines, newspapers, etc., use freelance photographers in order to cut cost. With freelance your work has to be top notch, because you don’t work for anyone; you are trying to get them to purchase your work

Natural Light and Photography Qualities of Light Lighting and Photography

Without light, photography as we know it would not exist. Not only does light make photography possible, but it has the ability to completely alter the way a photograph is perceived by the viewer. Next to possessing the knowledge of good composition, understanding light and how to use it is one of the best ways