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JUST A BIG CAT Photograph by Solara Santoni (TheWildKid on deviantART)
Minimalism is a very subjective concept in the art world. The Webster dictionary defines it as follows: A style or technique that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity. Some love it, others hate it, but no one seems to be indifferent
Only what you need nothing else
less is more !
If you need to put together a professional-looking visual portfolio of your photos, drawings or visual layouts, here is a collection I have put together for my own use, pointing to the very best tools and services available online to do this.
While most of these image portfolio builders are free, many have Pro paid options that allow to further improve the presentation, the number of images shown and their quality, as well as the ability to share, export or import images from other sources.
Free to use.
Collection of online image portfolio builders:
For the last month or so photographer Yume Cyan has been shooting some magical long exposure photographs of fireflies in a forested area around Nagoya City, Japan.
By keeping the camera’s shutter open at a low aperture Cyan captures every bioluminescent flash of each insect resulting in dotted light trails that criss-cross the frame.
Two-headed daguerreotypes, Dadaist photomontages, and how the subversion of optical reality got its start."The painter constructs, the p
Photography is one of my favorite topics. It is a profession and a hobby but really an expansive topic that covers an extraordinarily vast range of subjects from science and art.
Incredible India Photography, India is truly incredible. The person who coined the term "Unity In Diversity" must have surely visited India and came up with the term keeping India in mind!
For you to enjoy the best examples of this amazing art we have picked a set of...
A tutorial on how you can make a custom-designed camera strap using 1 1/2-inch natural cotton webbing and acrylic craft paint.
Robin Good: Amara / Universal Subtitles is a free web-based service that allows anyone to easily sub-title and add captions to any video.
As long as you have a URL of a published video, Amara makes it very easy to caption it. The clip may be on a video sharing site or embedded in custom video player and Amara can still get to it.
Amara is made up of three main parts:
a) A subtitle creation and viewing tool (aka the widget)
b) A collaborative subtitling website
c) An open protocol for subtitle search/delivery
All tools inside Amara are free and open-source.
Supported video players and video sharing sites include:
See examples: http://www.universalsubtitles.org/en/videos/watch/
To start subtitling now, go here: http://www.universalsubtitles.org/en/videos/create/
Find out more: http://www.universalsubtitles.org/en
This tool makes video more acessible for EAL learners. Of course, we could create captions with the tools in Youtube.
We investigate the common problems that plague new photographers and offer some jargon-free beginner photography tips to avoid them.
Although you can correct a lot of exposure errors in Photoshop, particularly using raw format files, it’s still better to get the results right in-camera as much as possible.
Even when converting raw images, there is a limit to how much highlight detail you can recover if you over-expose your images.
While it’s often possible to boost the detail in the shadows of an under-exposed shot, the result will be noisier and lower quality than if you correctly exposed it in the first place.
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FIRST FLIGHT Photograph by naturen-ar-fantastisk.blogspot.com
Nice tips for video and picture taking both.. what do you want to accomplish with the shot? Trying different angles will show your subject in a very different light... enjoy the read!
Wow fantastic pics!!
Nice refresh of PIX magazine - free digital online issue focus on Travel this time.. enjoy! [until May 31 you can enter to win Tamron lens]
Photo tour of the colorful Bo Kaap neighborhood in Cape Town.
Flash Photography Tips & Tricks for Beginners Flash photography seems to scare a lot of photographers away.
Motion-blur photography is one that produces amazing effects where moving objects appear blurred or smeared due to the usage of longer shutter speed.