Posts tagged Art
The Desktop Backgrounds III

For me, researching new imagery is incredibly worthwhile and finding an aesthetic that suits you just make the day a little better. Here are some potential ideas for your welcoming picture, where I can I have referenced the artists but none of these creations are mine (no matter how much I wish it) and most have been found through the wonders that are Tumblr or Ignant. What type of design do you prefer when you start your laptop?

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Classic Black & White Photographers To Love

In one of my monthly What I'm Watching posts (found here) I mentioned one program I was loving was a TV photographic competition, namely the Master Of Photography. It filled a visual hole but it also took me back to my photographic education days, the thought process, the methodology and the critique - yes they were incredibly cutting. Watching this program has helped reignite my love for black and white photography and the beauty of it, so I thought I'd discuss some of my favourite artists who shoot predominately if not exclusively with a lack of colour. Who are your most inspiring photographers? Well known or not.

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Being Inspired #4

Art is something I adore and appreciate in all it's forms, on occasion it may not be to our tastes but we can still admire the thought process, style and efforts behind a piece. I find inspiration can come from anywhere and everywhere, so once in a while I like to share some imagery that piques my interest - keeping those creative juices flowing. In most places I genuinely don't know who the artist is but if you happen to please let me know so credit can be given*. What images are your current inspiration?

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Ways To 'See' Potential Photographs

Once in a while, especially if you're feeling a dip in creativity, you may feel something is lacking in your photography and you may feel a disconnection to your work. Having the ability to 'see' photographs is a hard skill to crack and could take time, practice, perseverance plus a bit of good luck but if something is worth doing then it's worth doing well. Falling back in love with your style can take time but there are some steps you can take to move you forward to getting back to the imagery you want to create, here are some ways to find the images to capture. How do you 'see' your potential photographs?

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Being Inspired #3

Once again I'm back, to bring you some of the various weird and wonderful artistic images from across the internet to help inspire you. If you're feeling a little stuck for both inspiration and motivation, one of the best ways to find your groove again is to take in fresh influences - ideas may come from the most surprising places. Before you click ahead I should note that not every image is suitable work as there are a few artistic nudes thrown in for good measure. Where I can I will link the relevant artists so hopefully it can lead you to discovering a whole new artistic love.

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Lessons From Film Photography

Film photography is a beautiful medium to work in however for some it may not be the preferred way to create art, during my time playing with analogue film and darkrooms I've learnt a few things that may (or may not) help you in your quest for innovative work. Here are a few lessons to take from film photography that could help your approach your art in new a way, what would take away from this medium?

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Alternative Editing Programs For Those Who Don't Have Photoshop

Some of you may have read your favourite bloggers or creatives talk about Photoshop, it's a brilliant tool that can subtly compliment your images or help push them to something wildly abstract and fun however what happens when you don't have this program in your arsenal? Whether you can't afford the software or it's simply not accessible to you there are a few alternatives that can help you on your quest for an image style you're happy with and here they are:

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Being Inspired #2

It's been a long time since I last did a Being Inspired post, my last was in August here. In these posts it's all about collecting a variety of inspirational images to get those creative juices flowing, I really have tried to find the artists names however I get a large majority of the lovely pictures included here are from Tumblr and more often than not original links get lost in all the reblogs. If anyone does have the artists associated with some of these images it would be a real help.

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Creating An Effective Portfolio

If you're any kind of creative you'll be aware of the importance of having a portfolio, a snapshot of your best bits and what you can offer to a potential client. Portfolios can also be used when you're applying for job, college or University applications you want to show your interviewers what you are capable of (even if it was a wonderful fluke - they don't have to know that). They come in all sizes for a range of purposes, here's how I've put my current one together, what about you?

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The Desktop Backgrounds II

It's the second edition of my desktop images series, my last post was in April (here) so I thought it was time for an up date. These images come from all sorts of genres of art but have been sourced from the wonder that is Tumblr. Where I can I'll try to find the artists of the images, however Tumblr has never been the best for keeping names and original artists. I must state these images are not mine.

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Contemporary Artists You Should Know

Since completing my university course on contemporary photography practices I've come to understand that art comes in many different forms and our perceptions of what we like and appreciate is completely individual to everybody else, plus it changes over time. I've tried to be concise and show you some some brilliant contemporary artists. Which artists do you like contemporary or not?

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Not Copper Armour2015, Art
Being Inspired #1

 Today I've put together a few images that run across different media to hopefully inspire you whether you're a writer, painter, photographer or filmmaker. Despite an unyielding love of photography, I have found that for me I can be inspired by an multitude of different things coming from all sorts of places. I am a fairly visual kind of girl so I admit a lot of stimulus comes from imagery.

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