• blogging

    How I Edit and Schedule Instagram Photos

    As a designer, Instagram is a great way to promote my work. I have a second Instagram account just for my art and design work. Since the new API update, Instagram has allowed business accounts to directly schedule photos rather than manually post them. Today I thought I would share how I edit and schedule Instagram photos for my art account. TAKING PHOTOS Iā€™m still working on my 100-day project so usually, I will wait for a free day so I can take multiple photos at the same time. Setting out a good chunk of time to take a batch of photos works better for me as I actually get…

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    My Instagram Tips: White Balance

    Today I thought I would share one really simple trick which has made my Instagram photos look better. That is adjusting the white balance. For those of you who don’t know, white balance is the process of removing unrealistic colour casts so that objects that appear white in real life also appear white in photographs. SETTING UP The type of light that bounces off an object changes its appearance, this is something our eyes can adjust to but when taking a photograph the camera will record exactly what is there. This is easy to adjust nowadays using a digital SLR but phone cameras don’t have the ability change white balance. But…

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    How I Edit My Instagram Photos Using VSCO & PS

    Today I thought I would share my photo editing process for Instagram. I love Instagram and I love sharing photos so hopefully you will find it useful. Some of my photos are taken using my digital SLR so the process I use changes depending on what camera I took the photo with. I know some people think not using a phone is cheating but my view has always been use the best camera you have available. Sometimes this is my phone and sometimes this is my SLR. HOW I EDIT INSTAGRAM PHOTOS Another little handy tip for any bloggers out there. You can change your Instagram account to a business…

  • art & design

    I Designed A Video Game Cover

    I am so far behind with posting about my design projects at college. I think I have another 3 to write about. Anyway I thought today I would talk a little about the biggest project we have done so far. The brief was to create the cover and disk art for a video game. This project wasn’t about redesigning an existing game cover so we also had to come up with an idea for a game and it’s name. I’m also doing a presentation on this project next week so thats going to be fun. I DESIGNED A VIDEO GAME COVER I started out by researching video games. I had…