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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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Creating Silhouettes

Silhouettes can be some of the most beautiful images a photographer can take. So, what’s the secret behind getting this effect in your photos? It’s all about lighting and position of the subject.

Think backwards

As a general rule, we want the source of light in our images to come from in front of the subject and to be project on them facing toward the camera. With silhouettes, this is actually not the case. For a good silhouette, you need the light source to be coming from behind the subject. This is why many of these images seem to be in front of windows with natural light for example.

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Time of day can matter too

In some case, the time of day you shoot can make a big difference. I find that for outdoor silhouettes, it works best if you are shooting as the sun is going down but still very strong. I suppose this is because it minimizes the light in front of the subject and emphasizes it behind.

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Black and white

In general, silhouettes seem to look better in black and white so I would suggest adjusting your final image to a grayscale setting of some sort.

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