Posts tagged ‘digital’

November 18, 2012

Guest Post: Three Steps to Step Up Your Digital Photo Game

by evilnymphstuff

By Brian Dilg, Chair Photography School at New York Film Academy

We are all photographers now. Within a world that is increasingly visual, when every person has a pocket holding a camera that happens to also be a phone, we are all just ten seconds or less away from being our own version of paparazzi. And we tend to think this is all quite normal, don’t we?

Because it is – normal, that is. But let’s imagine you want your photos to be more than normal. How do you shoot pictures, even with a simple smart phone, that are extraordinary?

If that is you, I suggest first that you think about what kind of photographer you would like to be. Some say it is about being a silent and objective observer – unobtrusively recording whatever it is that is going on at the moment. This is when you are a photojournalist, which plays an important role in how we perceive the world around us. The most talented photojournalists can recognize visual news, which might be the significance of a melting glacier, the smile on the face of an old woman or the drama of a child running out of a burning building. Your ability to capture those things requires command of your camera as well as being in the right place at the right time – and ready to shoot.

A professional photographer quite often gets much more involved in constructing the shot and using the technology of the camera to accomplish certain things. Let’s break that down into three pieces, things that even an amateur photographer could learn (learn, perhaps, as they are looking at photography schools as a possible educational pursuit):

September 10, 2012

The Fashion Organizer

by evilnymphstuff

It’s been a long time since I haven’t been posting on fashion, you know so here we are, with a new crazy, and hopeful helpful, post of mine…

I don’t follow the actual trends or whatever although I love to watch and read about fashion. It’s fun. Makes my eyes water ;) I usually have my own style and recently, I’ve been a little more conscious of what I wear, so I’ve started to consciously build my own fashion trends – of course, inspired by other trends. All right, I’ve been thinking about it for a while, if you’ve read my last fashion posts (see in the categories in the right sidebar!), but I’ve never really sort of organized my clothes, keep records of outfits and so on.

But now I am.

teenage girl winter outfit

This was one of my very first outfits to become ‘digital’, I mean which I took a photo – last year.

September 11, 2011

Art And My Life

by evilnymphstuff

Hey guys! Just a short post to tell you that I’ve opened a Deviantart Account HERE! You will be able to see my progress in Digital Painting in there… :)

Read previous post if you think you’re lost about what I’m talking about.

digital painting eye

In Art there’s Passion with which Humans can create as much as they can destroy.

Write to you soon! :)

Yours Artistically,

An Evil Nymph.

September 10, 2011

Adding Colours To My Life

by evilnymphstuff

Most of you know that I’m very fond of makeup and I frequently watch makeup tutorials on Youtube. So today I was doing just that and I ended up in a very creative channel which is not only on makeup but also on painting! Digital painting to be more precise, with Photoshop. The girl is just so talented! I was amazed! Her name is Meowyuanw and here’s one of her wonderful arts:

Painting is such a beautiful art. I think I’m gonna start doing that :)

It has so many advantages like:

(i) Relieves stress and makes us relax; a good remedy (after chocolate!) when social expectations and school/work are demanding too much of you, and you get imprisoned in a pressure bubble.

(ii) It is a way to express your inner self, just like makeup… :)

(iii) It is a way to play with colours and enjoy yourself.

(iv) Your visual senses and creativity (right side of your brain :D) become much more precise.

(v) It makes you learn about Patience…

In addition Digital Painting is money consuming as you don’t need to buy lots of paint pots or paper. It’s all in your computer! :)

From this:

You can end up with:

This is my first digital painting for the time being :) I use Paint but of course I’ll have to download the Photoshop later :) Just wanted to try and see for myself how it’s like. Firstly it’s very tiring (Did you know: I get tired more when I work mentally than when I work physically), but it makes me want to learn art!

When I was doing Art at school I hated it because the teachers always expected specific designs from us… while what we all wanted was to freely express ourselves on this blank white paper. That’s why most people don’t like taking art courses unless they’re very good at it and really passionate about it.

For me it will only be another hobby to be added to my long list! :) But whatever hobby I decided to adopt I always ended up putting all my love in it. I love myself for that ;)

But I think I’ll begin by simple pencil sketches for the time being. Then maybe I’ll take on Photoshop and all that. I might be posting my amateur drawings because I would like to know your opinions :)

What I’ll draw? Faces, faces and again faces!!! Human features are more interesting to paint :) It’s also due to my makeup addiction :P Imagine, giving LIFE to an empty page…

Just like we can all add colours to our lives when these are the darkest…

Take Care!!

Artistically Yours,

An Evil Nymph.

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