Senin, 27 Februari 2012

Make The Most Of Digital Photo Printing

Whilst the ease, simplicity and relative cheapness of digital photo prints have all conspired to make the analogue alternative look anachronistic in the extreme, the main advantage of the leap forward in technology lies elsewhere. Not only can your images now be printed time and again and be perfect every time, but they can also be used on Mother's day as the basis of stunning gifts for Mum.

Before the widespread take-up of digital photography, the process of photo developing was one which placed a severe limit upon the number of pictures which anyone felt able to take. Not only was the roll of film itself limited to a number of shots such as twenty four or thirty six, but once it was full it would have to be carefully removed from the camera and then passed onto others for the actual work to be done. Given the fragile nature of the celluloid film itself and the specialist equipment and skills needed, only a tiny minority of the population were ever able to undertake the process themselves, meaning that the film had to be handed over to a specialist high street laboratory or sent away in the post.

Senin, 13 Februari 2012

Collect Stamps for Fun and Profit

I collect postage stamps. Postage stamps are pieces of miniature art designed by top class engravers and master artists around the world. They can be collected used or in mint condition. As a student since my pocket money was limited I preferred collecting used stamps. Initially I used to cut out the stamps from the letters received in post and soak them in water. After some time when the glue became loose I used remove them from covers and dry them on a white paper with gum side facing up. When they became dry I put the in side thick book and put that under a few books. After a couple of days I used to remove them and put them in a stock book. After that I classified them. I live in India.Therefore, I got more of Indian stamps easily. I sorted them year wise and put them in a printed which I purchased from a philatelic dealer. Other stamps from foreign countries and the extra stamps of India were kept aside for exchange with other philatelists. This was my way of spending my leisure. As my collection grew I started looking for the stamps to fill in the gaps in my collection. I also subscribed to some stamps journals and magazines. I delved deeper into the nuances of collecting stamps.

Senin, 02 Januari 2012

Top 5 Places to Find Jobs in Textiles

Landing your first job is almost a full-time job in itself these days. Networking, searching for opportunities, perfecting your resume, and promoting yourself are all essential, but time consuming. Often times, what ends up eating the most hours of your day is just trying to find the right opportunities to apply to.

To help save you some time in the search, here's a list of the top five places to find jobs in textiles (in no particular order):

Jumat, 18 November 2011

An Overview of T-Shirt Printing Techniques

Throughout many years the industries of fashion and clothing have evolved by leaps and bounds, especially when it comes to middle and lower classes. These days, it is literally possible to obtain any type of clothing, made out of any type of material. After all, to witness all the imagination spent in making new clothes one simply needs to look at what catwalk models sometimes wear; it's mind-boggling. In any case, one of the greatest advantages which technology brought to us is referred to as T-shirt printing.

What precisely is T-shirt printing? Well, you've probably seen a variety of T-shirts already with run-of-the-mill designs that were mass produced for public consumption. While some of the designs are indeed noteworthy, the truth is that for a lot of people they do not have enough uniqueness, considering there are thousands, of not millions more models that are essentially the same. What T-shirt printing allows you to do is to make a shirt with your own design on it. You can literally put any type of art on it, whether it is a drawing, a picture, a painting, or something Photo-shopped. As a matter of fact, over the years many T-shirt printing techniques have been developed, each one having its pros and cons.

Sabtu, 15 Oktober 2011

How To Sell Art Online Using Your Own Website

If you are an independent artist working to sell art online then you have come to the right place to learn more about doing this using a personal website. You might be questioning your decision to sell art this way but online art sales are booming and there is no reason not to try to get a piece of the pie for yourself. Going at it alone is also not as big of an issue as it used to be; things like social media, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), and the nature of the internet in general make it easier than ever to reach a wider audience and sell art to a wide variety of potential customers.

Sabtu, 10 September 2011

Beautify Your Desktop Background With A Nice Space Wallpaper

Desktop wallpapers are the first thing a user sees when they sit down at the computer for work or play. They bring color to a black and white world especially for the office worker who has to stare at words or crunch numbers all day. There are numerous usages for wallpaper, mostly as decoration.

Space wallpapers provide some of the most interesting designs someone can find for their desktop. The universe is full of different colored stars and planets captured on clear and dark nights with only the stars illuminating the sky. Most people have never even seen the sky without some form of artificial light marring the view, what better way to bring back some of the wonder the ancients felt than with a nice space wallpaper.

Minggu, 14 Agustus 2011

Comparing Film and Digital Photography

Making the transition from film to digital photography wasn't easy when I was in photography school. It was like learning a new language. Sure it was easier in that you didn't have to buy film and load it into the camera, yet with all the new-fangled gadgets attached to digital cameras, I found it a bit intimidating. There will always be an argument that film is better than digital. Digital cameras have all but replaced film cameras, yet in photography schools, both film and digital are still taught, so that students are aware of each format's attributes.

I went to a camera show recently knowing that film cameras had fallen out of favor, but I was somewhat surprised to see the total lack of interest. Ten people (in addition to the vendors) were at the show besides myself. The sad truth is that even though film cameras are still being used in photography schools, most professional photographers rarely use film anymore, for many reasons, including expense and lack of resources for developing the film.