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Abstract Photography

A few samples of some abstract photography I’ve done lately. To see more, you can check out some of the photos at Three Rivers Creative Arts today.

Foreign Tourists Image Bank – Royalist and Copyright free

The Foreign Tourists Image Bank had originally been housed on the social platform Facebook and while it still exists in that location, we no longer update it as that it was moved to Google+ instead. Now that Google+ is being discontinued, you can find it as MEWE and we’d be thrilled to see you join, view and contribute.

 

No-Edit Methods to Improve Your Photos

No matter what type of camera you use, from the old school film units to modern digital SRLs, or disposables to your phone, there are a few things you can do that will not require doing any edits and will improve your photography.

1. Do not always center your subject

In many instances, a subject positioned slightly off-center can be more appealing. See my article on the Rule of Thirds.

2. Do not always shoot in either landscape or portrait

If you are shooting with a standard camera, the tendency might be to go with a landscape shot and rarely switch to portrait. This is the opposite for cell phones. Change things up once in a while, you will be pleasantly suprised.

3. Do not use your flash on default

When at all possible, you should avoid the flash. This is because it tends to cast hard shadows and wash out the people or objects in your photos.

Now Offering Dictionary Page Photography

A few months back a family friend introduced us to the concept of dictionary print photos. If you don’t know what I mean, just do a Google search and be prepared to enjoy what you find.

Basically, it’s when a photo is printed onto a dictionary page which allows for the picture to show through the words. The first time I saw one it was of my home city Pittsburgh, PA and made me want to try my hand at it.

After some experimentation and finding the right tools, I am now selling custom dictionary prints through my creative arts business.

Check out the site for details.

 

Street Art Photography Book Showcases The Emerald City

As the majority of us would concur, there are many forms of art. Some are traditional and others are not. Some are looked at with respect, others with a bit of disdaine. And on occasion, some have both fans and critics on both side. That is surely the case with street art.

Personally, I like it and think that fans as well as those who dismiss right away do might benefit from giving it a shot. That’s where publications likeĀ A. Tarantino’s “Seattle Street Art” (volumes 1 though 3) come in.

The photography and stories behind these books, available in both paperback and e-book, is really something to admire.

You can find out more at the official seattlesreetart.com.

 

 

The Universal Gobo – Unlimited Options for Gobo Photos

As you probably realize by now, I enjoy being artistic with my photos. This being the case, one of the tools I find interesting is what are commonly referred to as gobos. I mentioned these in another post as any material that is placed in between the light and the subject to make a pattern out of shadows.

The biggest problem with today’s gobos are that they are big, heavy and tend to allow for just a single pattern making them inconvenient and costly. I recently invented what I call my “Universal Gobo” that solves ever one of these problems.

You can buy our Do It Yourself guide for just $3.00 and the materials should cost you less than $20. This is a lot nicer than paying around $20 each for those available in stores and over the web.

Remote Photography Sessions Are Now Available

For the first time, now offered exclusively by the arts services company Three Rivers Creative Arts, people can get professional photos taken from any location at any time! All you need is a reliable connection to the web and either a webcam or device with video camera like a cell phone.

The process includes a number of steps and a propriety cocktail of software and tools but it can be done quickly and easily at a rather reasonable rate.

Whether you need headshots for a model portfolio or just want some good ones to send to relatives, it can be arranged.

For more details, see the remote photography page.

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