Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

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Recognizing Brett May For ‘Post-It Notes’

November 30, 2009

Last week, I saw Brett May’s latest work, ‘Post-It Notes’ and I thought it was quite amazing. I can only wonder how much time it took him to pull this off!!

I’ve had the pleasure to meet this really cool and talented photographer through Gwinnett Technical College Commercial Photography Program. When I see Brett Mays’ work, I have to say that I see a young artist on the rise with not only his camera but his technical capability, is just out of this world. Stop by his blog to see more of his work.

This is just some of his great work. I hope to be able to work with him some time in the future.

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A Look At Lines & Shapes In Photos

November 23, 2009

While I was searching some Ali’s photos to celebrate his 50th Anniversary on the world stage, I came across a blog about lines and shapes in photos. Victor Navone talks about “posing” as it combines elements of other principles from The 12 Principles of Animation within it, such as staging, appeal, exaggeration, and solid drawing. But consider this: still images can suggest motion. And a good animator could animate an entire acting scene within a single clear pose. For example on this photo as the action has been frozen for eternity, Muhammad Ali doges a left hook by his opponent.

The lines of action are so clear, so extreme in this photo, that it almost feels staged or manipulated. You can feel Ali’s lean back onto his right leg, and your brain wants to see the invisible arc of that left hook coming around. Look at the way the other boxer’s body leans into Ali with a simple curve, while Ali’s main line of action is a strong, straight line. The convergence of these two lines at the boxers’ feet creates visual tension, and Ali’s supporting right leg makes his silhouette huge and grounded. Check out this article from Carlos Baena for more about lines.
More examples about lines & shapes in photos with Muhammad Ali.

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A Look at ALI: 50 Years Of Greatness!

November 23, 2009

While I was at the store, I came across USA TODAY ‘ALI Celebrating 50 Years on the World Stage,’ and on the cover had one of Ali’s best images ever captured. The photographer captured Ali at his most intense moment in the ring as he demonstrates his perfect persona. Ali, known for his cockiness and aggressive style, stands over his opponent Sonny Liston as if he was to say, “don’t you think about it!!” A great shot during an amazing era of boxing.

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Is Watermarking Important To You?

November 11, 2009

Its been busy for me lately, photographing Professional MMA fighters training and fighting, that made me realize how important the issue for protecting my images has become. As I’m getting very close to be fully operating with my business where I’m starting to get sales request, I want the viewers to start recognizing my logo with my work. Now I don’t have any problem that my photos get posted on Facebook or other profile type sites, I’m all about sharing them. I just want the credit for my images and to me its about marketing my business through my photos.
I researched more about this matter only because there’s mix feelings in my class about watermarking photos. I personally like having watermarks and seeing others do the same. The only concern for me is that the watermark doesn’t look to busy and interferes with the image that will turn people away from them.
Well good luck which ever way you choose to go and please leave a comment on how you feel about it.

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How To Watermark Photos: Photoshop Tutorial

November 10, 2009

Great tutorial clip. FAIR WARNING!! If you are going to follow along click pause button because it will not rewind or fast forward when you drag the bar over. BEST SUGGESTION! Watch it and take notes.

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Photographer Of The Week: Eric Nelson

November 9, 2009

Gas Chambers
Shortly after I started my Flickr account, I served to see other photographers on this space. I found Eric Nelson who specializes on the oceans surfs and surfers. You must check out some of his great images on his Website and Flickr account.

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National Geographic: Steve Strike

November 9, 2009


This would be an amazing opportunity to travel to “the land under”!