August 18, 2012
available light photography: direction of light / posing into the light
A topic that I’ve given more and more attention to here on Tangents, is available light photography - but specifically the concept that it isn’t just a random way of taking photos, but that consideration has to be given to the direction of light. When you work with someone you want to take a portrait of, it is crucial that you pose someone in flattering light. This often means posing someone into the light, with the one shoulder toward the direction of light. This idea works for even the simplest of cameras.
May 19, 2012
An interesting progression for Instagram users, and one that will make all Instagram junkies happy – you can now sell your Instagram photos, and browse and discover other artists photographers, via Instacanvas. And I’m happy to announce that my gallery is live now.
As mentioned on their site, photos are printed on museum-quality canvas with a 1.5 inch-thick frame, and come ready-to-hang. You can print your own photos too, or browse galleries of other Instagram users on Instacanvas. Coolness!
January 15, 2012
My friend Chuck Arlund mentioned Instagram to me earlier on last year. Instagram is an iPhone app which allows instant sharing of images, but with a unique way of doing so. I briefly had a look at it then, and uploaded a photo of Chuck … and then promptly forgot about it again. That’s just how it goes with dozens of photo apps on the iPhone, nevermind the zillion things clamoring for our attention every day.
Then over the weekend another friend nudged me again to check Instagram out again, and this time I more carefully looked into it. I then realized it wasn’t just a stand-alone photo app, but rather a photo-sharing social media cosmos based on the iPhone. Interesting. Of course, you can share photos on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Tumblr.
You may well say that I’m late to this game, but here I am if you’d like to follow random images that I will post on Instagram in future. I should be easy to find – neilvn