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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: My kitten, KODA! :D 6pics. on: May 28, 2008 09:49:39 PM
oh well first i would like to make clear that i don't mean to offend anyone. when i came here i thought this is about the art of photography. but apparently it is about putting up cute snapshots about cute kittens. that's fine with me BUT i didn't know. that's why i gave some hints that weren't meant to be rude but were taken like they were. i'm very sorry about this.
honestly, to me your kitty is adorable. but the pictures are photos that every girl in the world would take of their kitty. i thought you put them up to learn more about photography and not just to show your cat. i'm very sorry and again: i didn't mean to offend.

and i know that there are different ways to photography BUT as i stated above: for me these pictures are alright as snapshots and that's it. sorry agaon for putting it so clear but i'm getting confused by this board.
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: My kitten, KODA! :D 6pics. on: May 28, 2008 08:27:18 AM
Oh, and to reply to "the kitty is looking out of the picture" - I think that's a good thing. Portraits often look stale because there isn't necessarily anything in that world that we can't see - the person/animal is right there, looking right at you, and that's it. The odd cropping and him looking somewhere else is what brings life to the picture. Making it more art than postcard. Smiley
you are wrong there. looking "out" of a photo is not the same as looking somewhere else than into the camera. as a photographer you want to create pictures that captivate the viewer. to captivate you need to make him stay in the picture. there are different possibilities to do this. but often photographing is very similar to painting: you have to arrange a picture and compose it. you have to think carefully about where to put what because every angle gives a different meaning. if you're doing portraits you can keep the viewer's eyes in the picture if you give him lines to follow (directions of eyes, arms, legs...) and if these lines don't led out of the picture you got him. well, it's kinda hard to describe but if you don't get the idea look it up in a book.
i thought this was meant to be a photography thread but everyone seems more interested in the kitten. it is cute but cute things don't neccessarily make great pictures i'm afraid.
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: IKEA cushion with photos - personalize your pillows on: May 27, 2008 04:37:23 AM
thank you very much for all your kind replies. it's the easiest thing to use: iron-on transfers. but i am not sure if you can use them on aluminium as they're meant to go on textiles. but i've heard about a possibility to transfer photocopies onto all kind of materials but i don't know much more about it.
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / IKEA cushion with photos - personalize your pillows on: May 15, 2008 01:27:14 PM
Hi! I am new to craftster. Well, not really new as I have often read about your projects but haven't put one up yet. So I thought I might share this with you.
For the last friend's birthdays I made them cute cushions. One of them is a sissy fan so I sewed a pink cushion, put on a Sissy photograph (kind of transfer foil, not sure what to call it in English) and lots of glittery stones. So really kinky - she loved it. Unfortunately I don't have pictures of all those cushions. But I have one of the cushion I gave to my bf for christmas. As I didn't have enough time to make the pillow from scratch I bought a pillow slip from IKEA and added the photos. To match the IKEA cushion they are in the shape of leaves.
Well, people seem to love personalized pillows Wink and it's so easy and fast to do!



I hope this project is right in "Home sweet home".
5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: katie-did's rose fairy costume now with action shots on: May 15, 2008 01:25:59 PM
very cute but i'm afraid your girl won't appreciate lying around on uncomfortable wings Wink
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Jem and the Holograms ! on: May 15, 2008 01:24:05 PM
ha nice! having made such an amazing costume you HAVE to wear itmore often now Wink
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: I developed film! Woo hoo! (pics, of course :) ) on: May 15, 2008 01:22:11 PM
hey nice photos!
8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: My kitten, KODA! :D 6pics. on: May 15, 2008 01:19:02 PM
Your kitty is really really sweet! But to stay on topic: your pictures could be better. To me, your pictures seem really unsettled. Lets take the first one: You managed to capture these wonderful eyes (amazing!) but unfortunately kitty looks straight out of the picture. The viewer will follow your kittys view and so nothing keeps him IN the picture. Also the parts of the human body in the back (especially the finger on the bottom) tear the picture. Same with most of the others, thats why they look like snapshots. And also sometimes the focus is not right as you will have noticed yourself anyways.
Try to find calmer backgrounds or undergrounds. Or emphasize them if you want a vivid picture. But I know: Its sooooooooooooo hard to take photos of animals!!!
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Pinhole Camera madness! Warning - tons of pics! (New pics on Page 6!) on: May 15, 2008 01:08:10 PM
i love pinhole photography. i had one of these cameras when i was a child. time to make one again. great job!
10  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: >>I Made Ballet Flats<< now with tutorial >>UPDATES<< on: May 15, 2008 01:05:11 PM
i think people who can make shoes are amazing. especially if you can really walk in those shoes!
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