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How to Match Colors Perfectly

When creating any form of visual art…

having color options to work with is very important. However, sometimes with so many shades out there, we can have trouble matching the exact ones to keep them uniform over a series of several graphic design projects.

After finding this helpful site, i figured I’d give you a few tips on making it less of a challenge.

First, you going to want to pick an initial color. Once you find one either on the web or in a website template you generate yourself, just plug that URL into Color Combos in the search box and the system will do the rest to locate all colors on the website page.

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No website, no problem.

Another method is to use an image that contains the color you want to use for your work. Just upload one to Image Color Picker and easily find out the HTML, RGB or HSV code for it with no problem.

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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

So, What Makes a Good Model?

Modeling and what qualities, physical and non, make a great model is like so many other things, somewhat subjective. So, while it would be overly simplistic and even somewhat disingenuous to assume there is some sort of exact formula for what creates the ideal subject for a model photographer, it is not so when it comes to a given artist or photographer’s preferred qualities in his or her models. That being the case, I have my own particular opinion. And while I don’t think there is any right or wrong here, I do think that whatever works for you can lend itself to amazing art. So, keeping that in mind, here are what I personally consider the three key component for any model.

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Willingness to learn and put in the effort

The majority of models don’t start out driving into poses and holding their bodies in flattering positions for a photographer. In fact, the majority clearly need some instruction. When a new model, or even a seasoned one to some degree, is willing to learn about his or her craft and willing to be professional in their approach to everything from punctuality to commitment to personal upkeep and hygiene, it goes a long distance in a modeling career.

Personality

No matter how hot a girl or guy may be, if they show up to shoots with a bad attitude or have a boring or unpleasant disposition, this can be a major problem. Not only will it make them hard to work with but it will show up in the shots as well.

Uniqueness

Contrary to popular opinion sometimes, nobody wants a cookie-cutter model. When a person has just some sort of “it” quality to who they are it really makes a huge impact on how they model. This could be something physical, something about their attitude or even a personal style or look of some kind. there is not really any specific element here as that this is what makes it unique.

Notice here that “looks” are not in the top 3. Sure, attractiveness is important for models but I would put it fourth as that the other features listed create a type of visual appeal in anyone who is even moderately pretty or handsome.

Poetry , Video and Audio! Oh, My!

Quite a lot of art today focuses on more than one type of media. However, it’s not that often that you may find a creative effort that uses more that two at a time. This powerful video just just that.

The poem “The Dash In Between” by Youtube member Borrowed Light And Broken String and adds in intense music as well.

Be warned, it deals with some emotional subject matter but feel free to check it out in the below video.

Like Finding New Musical Artists to Listen To?

If you’re an avid music fan, or even if you aren’t but just enjoy discovering some new bands or artists once in a while, I just came across a tool you might find enjoyable and useful.

Music Map

Here’s how it works. Just click this link to Music-Map and from there enter the name of an artist whose music you like. Click the search button and you will be shown a list of artists who might appear to you. the closer they are to the name of the original search you put in, the more likely (at least in theory) you might be to like their songs.

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Be PhilARThropy’s Efforts in Rural North Carolina

The small community of Bynum in central North Carolina is probably just how you picture a small town in your thoughts. The community is close, people are friendly and open and the residents love nature and the environment.

Recently, two residents of the town, Craig Greiner and his wife Amanda Cox Greiner, started an organization they call “be PhilARThropy in an attempt to merge the arts with good will activities and activism.

Bynum Bridge Arts Fest

There first major undertaking is scheduled for April 23, 2016 in the community mentioned above and will be an artistic extravaganza and market called “Bynum Bridge Fest and StudioTour.”

If you live in the area or are planning to travel that way this spring, make sure to check it out to experience some excellent artwork and help with a worthy cause while you are doing it.

 

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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