As we have seen in the previous articles, most of the artists were able to bedazzle us with their awesome photo manipulations. But, what if an artist could produce breath taking results without manipulations. As anyone who watched the opening ceremony of the recent Beijing Olympics will attest, China has been enjoying a burgeoning of the performing arts in recent years. One of the most striking artists to emerge from this thriving scene is Li Wei, who has become renowned for his arresting and seemingly gravity-defying photographic work. Strangely enough, his works are not photo-shopped but are a result his awesome skills.
Typography has long been a vital part of promotional material and advertising. Designers often use typography to set a theme and mood in an advertisement; for example using bold, large text to convey a particular message to the reader. Type is often used to draw attention to a particular advertisement, combined with efficient use of color, shapes and images.
Move aside SONY, we designers have our own way to make our laptop screens transparent. Well, it is fun and awesome. In this article, I will show some really cool examples of desktop and laptop screens which seem to be “transparent” but it is just a clever manipulation of a photograph. It is a very skilled procedure to make it look exactly real. A little bit of adjustments in the lighting conditions and some contrast values is sure to get the transparent screen up and running. It is also a clever way to fool your friends 🙂
Night photography has gained wide spread popularity nowadays due to the advancement in camera technology, especially due to the advent of the SLR cameras. Low light levels make night photography a challenging yet rewarding subject. The best results require specialised equipment, like SLR cameras, tripods, cable releases and flashguns. After sunset, the everyday world is magically transformed, and city buildings, fireworks, thunderstorms and the northern lights all become popular subjects. With the progress of high-speed films, higher-sensitivity digital image sensors, wide-aperture lenses, and the ever-greater power of urban lights, night photography is increasingly possible using available light.
High speed photography is the science of taking pictures of very fast phenomena, usually at a very high rate of more than 5000 frames/second. All you need is a digital camera (with a reasonably high fps rate capability), some fast-moving subject (like a bee, or a bullet 🙂 ), and a bit of knowledge about how to take the best pictures of moving subjects will allow you capture some of the most interesting photographs you’ve ever seen. Although some blurring can be effective in communicating a sense of high-speed motion, some photographers want the subject to be frozen in time to get some pretty special photographic effects.
Meet Liu Bolin …. Now you see him, now you don’t. He is extraordinarily different from a lot of other artists we have seen until now. He actually paints himself to blend with the environment. Simply put, he paints an invisible cloak around himself to seem deceptive and take viewers by surprise. His works/pictures have been exhibited at the Eli Klein Fine Art, New York.
Norman Rockwell’s rosy illustrations of small town American life looked so photographic because his method was to copy photographs that he conceived and meticulously directed, working with various photographers and using friends and neighbors as his models. Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) was a 20th century American painter and illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States, where Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine over more than four decades. His amazing photo-realism techniques comes directly from the pictures he took. It is absolutely an honor to share his works in this article.