Photographing Our Beautiful Butterflies

How to Effectively Search Tattoo Photo Galleries

If you are thinking of getting yourself a tattoo, chances are you are looking around for a good design. Browsing through an album of tattoo photo galleries brings you to a world of fashion and style. Numerous designs can be seen in these galleries, rendered in different artistic styles, and bringing out the individual characteristics of the person who has the tattoo. Proprietors of tattoo parlors have these photos put in albums or displayed prominently in their walls. The visual stimulus helps the clients to think up designs for themselves, or else choose from the ones already made.

Most likely, in the tattoo photo galleries you will see sketches of tribal designs, astrological signs, koi fishes and other Japanese designs, dragons and other mythological creatures, religious themes, favorite animals, even scorpions, crabs, and spiders; as well as more modern images of cartoon characters, flowers, butterflies, and hearts. The tattoo artist might even draw a portrait for you on your skin. Some designs are comprised of text and letters that are meaningful only to the wearer. Others texts spell out well known phrases, or names of loved ones. There is a vast gallery of photos for tattoo designs. Sometimes, when a client is confronted with it, it becomes harder to choose. This is where a pre-knowledge of who you are, what you want, and what a tattoo artist can do will come in handy.

For those who think it is better to have a design in mind before going to the tattoo parlor to get permanently inked, then there are online tattoo photo galleries for you. There are more choices to be had online. Choose a few, print them out, and bring them with you to the shop. The artist will then discuss the designs with you. The one you like will be transferred into a stencil as the artist gets ready to give you your permanent tattoo.

Having a tattoo is not a light decision to make. You will be stuck with the design you have chosen, for life. Yes, there is a process for tattoo removal, but why bother going through it if you can choose your design wisely and be happy with it? This is how tattoo photo galleries can help you out. A good advice is to choose a design that is meaningful to you; one that will communicate who you are, not for the moment, but always.

Better Photo Tips – Photo Filters and More

One of my first award winning photographs was a photo with a waterfall in the background and a stream leading from its base right into the foreground. I was standing in the middle of the stream at a fairly low angle, but what made this photo unique was that I had also managed to capture several stars reflecting off the water. I admit it; it was pure luck, but with so many people impressed by those little stars . . . I started looking for ways to be able to do that whenever I wanted. That was when I first started exploring the world of photo filters.

Photo filters are NOT going to change a bad photo to a good one, BUT . . . they may change a good photo into a great one. In other words; filters are like the frosting on the cake, if the cake itself tastes bad, it doesn’t matter how sweet the frosting is. For the sake of this photo article we are going to assume you know how to make a good cake (take a good photo), and now you are ready to go to the next level.

Star Filters – these are available in 4 point, 6 point, or 8 point variety. These photo filters add glamour to nature or highly reflective surfaces (like someone playing a trumpet).

Polarizer – this type of photo filter is often thought of for enhancing clouds in the sky, but they also give you more control with reflections on water or glass. They also help with extreme photo lighting situations like snow or sand.

Close-Up Filter Set – not everybody can afford an extra $300 to $400 for a macro lens, this set of photo filters is well worth the investment. This gives you the edge to be able to take advantage of, and photograph the unexpected; whether it is a butterfly on a flower or dew on the morning grass.

Split Field Filter – A Split Field Filter allows you to go beyond the limits of traditional depth of field in photography. Half of the lens is basically a close up filter, half is regular glass. Now you can take an extreme close up photo of a flower at the edge of a vast canyon and still have BOTH sections of your photo look crystal clear.

Split Color Filter – This filter comes in several combinations. Similar to the split field filter, part of the filter is just regular glass, BUT the other half is colored. If half the filter is deep orange for example, you can take a photo of any mountain range and make it look like it was taken at sunset.

Spot Filter – The idea behind a spot filter is that a small portion of your photo will appear sharp (usually a spot in the middle) and the rest of the photo looks soft and dreamy. Often used in Wedding pictures or individual portraits.

Soft Focus Filter – As the name implies this photo filter gives the entire image a soft focus or dreamy effect. Use this VERY sparingly or people will think you can’t focus.

Besides photo filters there are some other small items that you should tuck into your camera bag to help you improve photographic opportunities. The cost of these photo gadgets are relatively small but can give you big time (professional looking) results.

Double Sided Poster Board – For many years I carried a 10 inch x 12 inch poster board that was black on one side and white on the other. This can be used to make a small subject stand out from

the back ground. A small tree frog on grass is much harder to see than one against a black background. This can also be used for controlling light like a small photo reflector.

Spray Bottle – having a small spray bottle of water means now you can take a “flowers with morning dew” photo, even if it’s the middle of the afternoon. You can make athletes sweat when you want them to; or wet down wild hair that is blowing in the wind for better outdoor portraits.

The last fairly cheap item for big results is a Tripod or a Monopod. Tripods don’t have to be built so a man can sit on it to be of good quality. And if you are worried about space as you are taking your wonderful photo trek into the wilderness consider a monopod. It offers stability as well as making a good walking stick.

All of these items are considered photo add-ons. None of them are required to make a great photo, but when the opportunity arises it’s good to know you have the right tools at your disposal. Of course there are hundred of other photo gadgets and gizmos that you can get, but I advise sticking with the basics. Far more important than anything you can add to the outside, is the vision you have on the inside. Learn the elements of design. Practice leading lines, balance, repetition, framing and the rule of thirds . . . these are the ingredients of a great photo. All the rest is just frosting on the cake.

Designer Butterfly – A Fresh New Approach To Selling Authentic Handbags

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