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1) For Commercial Stock: trademark issues (send as editorial)
- no brand names
- no IPP
- keywords should not contain trademarks
- no isolated pictures of single buildings and avoid landmark modern buildings
- compression artefacts
- check skies and shadows
- what is concept? what could it be used for?
- arrangement not optimal. leading lines, rule of thirds. use in-camera grid
- distracting elements
- horizon line crooked
- negative space so customers can insert text
- shoot from different angles
- Focus a bit too soft. try single and continuous focus
- Camera shake: stabilise yourself against a tree, elbows in and don’t breathe
- avoid zoom lens or move closer
- under or over-exposed – use histogram and correct
- not good lighting
- avoid midday, ‘golden hours’ 1 hour before or after sun
- look at on-line resources
- use critique section on forums
- sometimes they do make an error
- make correction and re-submit
The flâneur archetype takes different forms but can easily be identified in the figure of Brassaï (1899–1984) who embodies Rebecca Solnit’s description of the flâneur as “… the image of an observant and solitary man strolling about Paris” (Solnit, 2001, p.198). Brassaï photographed, in both senses, the darker side of Paris. He photographed transvestites and homosexuals at underground bars and clubs, and he photographed the streets of Paris extensively at night, published in the celebrated Paris by Night (1933).
Yang Yongliang is a Chinese contemporary artist. As a young student, he studied traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy before attending the Shanghai Art & Design Academy, where he specialized in decoration and design beginning in 1996. (Wikipedia)
He produces very atmospheric animated digital paintings that overlay traditional Chines landscapes with modern day scenes.
This website has good coverage of his videos and other work.
Relevance to my practice:
Stylistic inspiration for 3.2 The Bamboocutter
I had hoped to animate some of my images from Aldeburgh using similar techniques. This is now postponed to VisCom Level 3.
Photoshop video compositing
Cutout text effects
Smoke and other effects