Digital Photography Ideas:Creative ideas using digital photography from: color to black and white, digital series, landscape photography and filters, photo contests and photo ideas for simple Facebook pages.
Ideas to Inspire Your Best Photographs
I’ve been trying to find a trial software tool for finding and replacing a small amount of text in 45 pdf’s.
Thus far, I know what NOT to purchase http://www.wise-pdf-tools.com/
This software will embed a line of text across the top of each page.
You will then need to buy the software to remove it.
Additionally “Wise” does not replace the text with your new text. Complete waste of time.
Second this doesn’t work either VeryPdf so don’t bother.
The very next software I am about to try is InFix PDF Editor http://www.iceni.com/
It looks very professional and I will let you know how it works shortly.
In the meantime – tell me your experiences.
I am in a show with my Photo art based Perspectives Group. Opening is July 6th 5-7 p.m.
My favorite photograph is in the show named Sunrise December
There are seven of us Photographers in the show.
Hi to all the Cause subscribers:
I've discussed ideas using images to create a Facebook page a couple weeks ago. I used a Facebook web template and began the process of swapping out the template images for my own. Image to the left.
At the same time I was looking for a site that would offer free and/or low cost Facebook page templates and I did just that. You can always find that template link in my upper menu bar at Facebook Templates. They also include a how-to-install page. What I want to demo is how to swap the images and text. Do you have a template in mind, images and text? This will save you a lot of time in building your site.
Take a look and see which free or purchased one that interests you. I am going to start all over with my webpages as I want to create one that is more image based and simpler.
You can find my Facebook related posts here.
I had dinner with a friend the other day and he spoke of his landscape photography class. The instructor said it's always better to have a cloudy sky as a back drop and I agree – except with the always part. But what if it's a clear sky day and windy like it is here in Santa Fe, New Mexico and many places will be this spring? That's your chance to:
It took me four tries to come up with a really good idea – write down four yourself and see what the last one brings – and tell me in a comment
I ran outside with a couple bowls and water. I used the darker bowl and needed shade to get a reflection. The wind kicked my hair up; some tall dried grass swirled nicely in the upper right corner. The camera obscures my face and strap dangles down. As I use images for art I wonder what I can do with the image. I learned about outdoor light and self portraits.
I'll let my creative side soak this information and use it later.
(oouuh, but I want to fill in the black space of the camera)
I saw this Facebook page last week and I think it inspires ideas for webpages and more.Uncle Ben's Rice Facebook Page. But Is it a digital image? Yes. Regardless, if the box was cut out and reassembled then photographed – that photograph is a digital image. I think it lends itself to so many ideas. Cutting and pasting old prints for one. Perhaps, prints that had errors of ink drops or smears from the printer. Cut out the blotches – use a different background. You may be more creative with paper and scissors then using a complex program like Photoshop.
This is an idea that goes beyond Facebook pages. I have created very large images from cutting and and gluing printed paper. I show this in a newzletter and my art piece in "Identity Theft." Uncle Ben's text was added later, but why not add the text before you photograph the image? You can add text with a pen or print the text using a word document – print on colored paper then snip away. Uncle Ben's site designer used the hand cut look where the edges aren't perfect and it works. In order to make areas clickable and linked to more pages image maps need to be created. More about this soon.
A picture is worth a thousand words. How many times have you been compelled to delve into a website because the text looked compelling versus a photographic image drawing you in?
This is the basis of a Facebook Page, expressing your self through an image. There are the mechanics to creating the images and technical issues (can’t escape the technical stuff) in uploading it to the site, but let’s start with the image.
For my own promotional page I always had this quirky idea of a self portrait titled “Outstanding In Her Field” So, I finally did that: got out in my yard – stood in it with my camera on tripod, timer on and ran forward a dozen times in the wind with a different coat, jacket and scarf and found one – left. The smiley portraits looked too much like snapshots and the serious meant business.
My original image was in color and landscape mode – the image was wider than it was tall. But a Facebook page needs to be 520 pixels or less wide to fit into the page’s middle slot. Make your image narrower than that for safety sake and narrower still if you add borders or spacing.
So, what else is there to think about when creating a facebook page? The complexity, the cost, one’s technical level (I personally think you can do it yourself If you have access to a camera and photo editing tools to resize and edit the image ) and an SSL or a shared SSL and a plan.
What Is An SSL And What Is An SSL Certificate? SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is a protocol that creates a secure connection between a client and the server which sends the information. If you have a website you may be able to share a certificate for free the way I did on Bluehost.
Obtaining a shared SSL for no extra cost: Since Bluehost is my hosting company I phoned and asked them if a shared SSL was available. Yes they are available free with a existing domain from Bluehost. As long as you don’t have a shopping cart on the Facebook page sharing a certificate it’ll work. I asked the rep to email me the shared link for one of my domains - ruthbutler.com.
The FB site is actually hosted on Bluehost – the url inserted into Facebook’s Developer’s page (anyone can be a web developer) but finally the site rests and is interactive on a Facebook Page and given a Facebook URL link containing the application extension.
I’m implying that my promotional website was uploaded to FB. But I haven’t done that yet. (It’s still resting here website simple. ) because I changed my plan. A month or so ago I thought I wanted to create websites for others on WordPress and for Facebook pages, but with much consideration I knew instead I would be happier helping others “you” do it yourself.
I then dusted off this old blog, Digital Photography Ideas,switching to a new theme and all the widgets and research to come up to speed. I now have begun the official process to promote DIY simple sites. Simple but not necessarily easy because the internet platform changes so quickly. So, my promotional site is next-in-line for a facelift and it’s still only in its infancy – what this world coming to? But if you want to see where it’s been in a holding-pattern here is the link: website simple
A simpler solution to creating a webpage is #3 a single page with the text being clickable.
More about this in my next post.
I was taking a web design class and from the midterm assignment’s list of themes I chose the tango because I always had a fascination with the dance. For the design I wanted to break away from the usual header at the top, navigation bar columns and this was my chance.
Because I didn’t have a photograph of tango dancers I found a free stock image and added some links.
Really, the webpage is primarily that stock photo of the tango dancers. You can see the site live here Tango!
I wrote the word Tango! with a marker pen then scanned it and merged it into the photo. As I learn more I can get better, but look I do know enough to create a decent page.
And you may very well have enough of skills and creativity to launch yours.
Creating this site a couple years ago showed me that I can use my strengths in creativity, photography and Photoshop rather than adhere to a preconceived idea what I think a web page should look like.
Here is my art website I designed for the final: Ruth Butler and just updated last weekend with new images.
I post many images on facebook and you can friend me on Facebook if you like. I’d like that. Mention you found me on my blog.
Now that I learned html, and css from college course, website marketing I leaned from Patrick Chan’s online course I’m adding Joomla (learning it through Lynda.com) which I think will help me design more contemporary sites faster. I’ll never stop learning new things and having new ideas. Stay current stay fresh.
Wish me luck with Joomla as I wish you the best of luck in all of your endeavors.
Have a great day. Be good to yourself.
Santa Fe just had its last snowfall of the season which reminded me of a photo I took early December morning 2008….
I loved the winding driveway with the sun and tree at the very end so I cropped the image and thought it might look better without the color. Here is what I came up with:
I did more than desaturate the color… I used different filters in Photoshop, cropped and created a sepia tone..
and came up with the second image…
For some unknown reason there was a bold grid in the best version I created. I blended it out using the rubber stamp tool, lightened the image and entered it into a contest with my fingers crossed.
Look for that pearl in the images you have already taken.