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Snapchat and Instagram Filters – An Insult to Real Photography

There is a lot you can do with the filters out there for Snapchat and Instagram. However, just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. The growth of virtually automatic editing tools and the overuse of their options has turned the photography industry on its head, and not in a good way. Sure, you might be saying to yourself that it’s just silly fun with pics you shot on some mobile device. But to the serious shooter, who edits with dedication while trying to stay true to the shot, this is just a bunch of garbage.

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No, we don’t need to see what you’d look like with bunny ears. No, we don’t want to see you have yourself a foot taller or 10 sizes thinner. And no, we don’t want to see what you’d look like in a photo with your favorite celeb.

Rant over.

 

 

New e-book available now – Tools for Your Creative Side

As Promised, here is the info on my new e-book and where you can find it.

The details:

The advancing technology we have available to us can be an incredible and amazing thing. However, it can also be costly and difficult to utilize in some cases. This e-book is designed as a collection of 65 online and downloaded resources to help assist creative people in doing the things they love with ease and at either no cost or affordable prices.

For those artists, photographers, writers and videographer types, this book is for you. For the people who work with audio and animation, this is for you.

Order on Amazon of my author website.

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One Way To Eliminate Harsh Shadows in Your Photos

To put it frankly – harsh shadows in photos suck. But, sometimes when the sun is strong or the lighting inside is hard to work around, there are a few things you can do to combat the horrid shadow.

My e-book Pesky Shadows, Pretty Shadows can be of some help but here’s one little tip that can make a huge difference and doesn’t take any technical skill or special tools.

Potion the subject as far away from any walls as you can. The more distance between the person or object and a wall, the less strong the shadow that shows up on it will be. Give it a try like the shots below. It’s easy and work too.

Harsh Shadow:

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Softer Shadow:

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Bringing Out the Edgy Look In Model Photography

Sure, it is nice to look at pretty photos of beautiful models smiling and showing off a clean-cut or All-American feel. But, once in a while, for the sake of creativity as well as breaking the cookie cutter mold, photographers and models might be inclined to take things in a different direction.

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If you are interested in making your shots a little more edgy, here are a few suggestions that might help.

Use darker and more intense clothing

Hair and makeup should bring out the harsher elements

Background and lighting can make a big difference

Using angles that emphasize the tougher elements of a model

Bring Out the features – In Black and White Photography

Black and white photos can be beautiful…

but at times, it can be a challenge to bring out the features in the shots without the use of color. Here are a few tips that you may find useful.

Make use of contrast

If your subject is dark, try to shot it against a lighter backdrop. Do the first if the subject is lighter.

Capture shadowing a light streaks

Featuring these elements can showcase depth and texture.

Use different types of black and white

Most photo editing software allows for a number of different levels and variations of black and white. Check out the different options rather than just setting for a default setting.

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New Creative Services at Fiverrup

For quite some time, I have been a seller on a rapidly expanding and incredibly popular website called Fiverr. And while I love the site, it does limit the number of services an individual can provide. That being the case, You can now find more services being offered though a similar site called Fiverup.com.

These currently include the following options:

  1. App creation
  2. Spot color effects
  3. Formatting e-books
  4. Editing .pdf files
  5. Blog ads
  6. Product reviews
  7. Removing glare from pet eye photos
  8. Animated .gifs

 

Image Converting

There are a ton of different file types out there when it comes to images and photos. Some that you might know are .jpeg, .gif, .tiff, .raw and more.

If for some reason you want to, or have the need to, convert images from one format to another, maybe due to file type restriction on social media, file size issues or something else, this handy little site can help you.

Online-covert.com

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