I. Getting the itch to write, but don’t know where to start, what about doing some Literary Taxidermy?
II. If you ever wanted to write concise and with the punch of Hemingway, now you can with the Hemingway App, just paste in your words and get feedback on how to make it more Hemingway-esque!
III. The current world climate can feel turbulent at times, especially for those who have brought children into the world (like myself). It’s nice to consider all the wonderful, inspiring and beautiful things about this place we call home and to foster all the good things we want our children to strive for and become. This little magazine for children, is such a special little package of triumph, exploration and bravery. The illustrations are the icing on the cake!
IV. One of our fave illustrators Maira Kalman’s new book is about Cake and her love for it or in her words ‘a visual memoir of eating cake’.
V. Hey, hey, we launched a new Fine Art B+W editing set so you can make print worthy black + whites. This set is for you photographers, artists and designers. My current fave editing set to date!
VI. I am on day 10 of my #100dayproject and feeling the crush to post on a regular basis (who has the time?), I just read that Later now allows an auto-publish, this is a huge win for social media scheduling!
We are beyond thrilled to launch our Fine Art B+W Photoshop action set. This has been a project a long time in the making and we are so excited to be able to share it with you! We chose to release the Fine Art B+W set with Photoshop actions before Lightroom presets, because we had in mind the end user that would be creating art worthy prints and not editing huge amounts of images (which you can do with a batch edit). This is a powerful editing tool for those that want access to a ‘digital darkroom’.
In our research we found that many artists we admired created their end black and whites in the dark room (we are looking at you Ansel Adams). Sometimes you can have an end image in mind that just needs the right base image combined with the right tools to create magic. The set includes everything from your classic B+W conversion to the more graphic and modern high-key. We have loaded the set with refinement tools so you can truly bring your unique creative vision to life. This set is unlike anything else we have found on the market and we hope to see some incredibly beautiful B+W conversions from it. As with all our editing offerings we include a multi-page PDF and quick videos to help you along the way. We of course are always here to answer any questions you may have.
Foto Rx Co. Fine B+W Photoshop Action Set
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Ansel Adams in the darkroom
Some of our fave B + W photographers
This week for our 52 week photo project prompt is ‘portrait’. You can choose a human (yourself included) or animal, any style you like. We know portraits can be challenging, they don’t need to be traditional, think outside the box (like the portrait shown). What we want you to try to capture is the essence of your subject, a glimpse of who they are. Have fun!
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So much to write about this week, but so little time. Now that we have even a modicum of sunshine it feels a shame to sit in front of the computer, right? But because we adore you and need to let some of this information overload out we are here to share (feel free to do the same!) If you have any suggestions please do drop us a line!
I. We think you’ll find photographer Jonathan Higbee’s ‘World of Coincidences‘ worthy of a click through.
II. It seems a lot of book publishers are adding little cinematic goodies to entice readers, we think this one for Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance is just perfect.
III. The bird based system that eventually became Pantone-Fascinating!
IV. I decided that I was going to jump on the #100dayproject bandwagon (yes, a few days behind) , because I obviously don’t have enough on my plate, right? I am going to attempt a 100 days of florals both drawing (maybe painting?) and photographs. I’m just going to explore, why not? If you want to join in, you can read about it here! Famous designer would teach a 100 day workshop at Yale, his most successful student was Ely Kim who did Boombox (you’re welcome).
V. 9 year old captions New Yorker cartoon and is killing it with her wit.