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Anthony Kurtz Senegal Street Photography

“It is sometimes hard to convince people that you are taking these pictures because of your love for people and places with, what I define as, true character.” A strobist style street photography project by Anthony Kurtz.
As a volunteer in Senegal, Anthony Kurtz had the opportunity to do some personal work by photographing people in the village of Dindefelo.
I have to admit, the strobist style (off camera flash) creates some really pleasing and dynamic photographs.

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Skills You Need To Plan, Prepare and Win Exams

An effective approach to examination technique enables students to enter the examination room with a clear idea of the skills they wish to demonstrate, with a realistic expectation of what the questions will be like, and with the intention of using the questions to demonstrate as much knowledge as possible. This active approach to examination technique enables students to be in control of the situation. However, some students approach examinations with a fatalistic attitude, rather like helpless victims facing torment. They respond passively to the questions and then hope for the best. The first approach is more likely to succeed.

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2. Strategies To Tackle Examination :-

1. Make A Mental Plan, Use Mnemonics & Spider Diagrams

Students could plan to jot down, some of your mnemonics or spider diagrams before you start answering any question. In that way, you can refer back to your plan when writing your answer, without fear of forgetting what you were going to write next.

2. Express Your Knowledge & Learn To Link Concepts

It can be quite frustrating to do a lot of revision and then find that you are not asked questions that reflect what you have learned. However it sometimes happens that examination questions give you the opportunity to express your knowledge. For example, if you have learned a lot about the psychoanalytic and humanistic approaches for unit 1 (Introduction To Psychology) but a ten-mark question asks you to evaluate the biological approach you can still use base of other supporting approaches to criticise or contrast the idea of biological approach.

3. Prepare A Skeleton Plan Before You Write Long Answer

For long answers, it is useful to jot down a skeleton plan of the answer before you start. That way you can empty your head of detail in one go so you don’t have to think of things as you go along. The plan should be in very brief note form and should list only main points you want to include in your answer. This will also help you to order the points logically and spot gaps if any.

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Miniature Art on Toilet Paper Rolls by Anastasia Elias

I love toilet paper rolls. Yes, toilet paper rolls are definitely under appreciated. Each toilet paper roll is the same – they are cylindrical in shape, short and made of thin cardboard. I find them inspirational in a crafty sort of way. Obviously, I’m not the only person who is enthralled with the toilet paper roll.

Anastasia Elias is a French painter and collage artist who uses toilet paper rolls to create a wonderful scene in each one of them. The inside of each toilet paper roll becomes a tiny stage and the art tells a different story.

Inside the toilet paper roll, Anastasia Elias uses shapes made of paper like the toilet paper roll and places them with tweezers inside the hollow opening. Anastasia Elias uses the entire length of the roll to give a three dimensional effect to the scene she creates. The shapes are not that complicated, but when the toilet paper roll is viewed in the right lighting, they take on a totally different appearance. Since the toilet paper rolls only take an hour to create, think how many Anastasia could create in a week!

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10 Perfectly Timed Photos

Perfectly Timed Photos (also known as “Well-Timed Photos”) refer to photographs that are taken at opportune moments to reveal a sight of spectacle (often at high speeds) or an optical illusion, such as forced perspective.

You may be the best photographer in the world, but sometimes all it takes to take the best shot is being in the right place at the right moment. It doesn’t even matter if you take it with your cell or high-end DSLR. Often, you won’t even notice you made an incredible picture until you come home and transfer your photos to a computer.

However, that doesn’t mean you should stop improving your photography skills and just wait for that one and only moment. As a popular saying goes:

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

So be prepared for it and be lucky!

Here are 10 perfectly timed photos to get you inspired.

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Mother Turns Sleeping Baby Into A Work of Art

Nuno can barely talk or walk, but already she’s a sensation in the art world. Well, at least in Nezo Art, or Sleeping Posture Art, thanks to her mother’s best-selling book Nezo Art no Hon (“The Book of Sleeping Posture Art”). And for a lot of Japanese mothers, this has sparked their creativity and started a Nezo Art craze.

Instead of just resting and doing other chores, cartoonist Mami Koide has turned her downtime while little Nuno is sleeping into a literal work of art by creating fantastic scenarios around the form of the sleeping baby. The book contains 90 of her creative works, as well as practical and inventive tips for mothers (and maybe even fathers?) to create their own Nezo Art.

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Although she did not mention it in her book, Koide was probably inspired by Mila’s Daydreams, a photo blog by Adele Enersen, a Finnish former ad copywriter showing off the “dreams” her daughter has while sleeping, which were of course whimsically created by Adele herself. The blog became hugely popular in 2010, and so Enersen compiled the photos into a book called Mila’s Daydreams.

Now, it’s Japan’s turn to go crazy over these dreaming babies artworks. A daytime TV variety show featured the book and the publisher themselves sponsored a photo contest. Now whether Nuno (or all those other babies) will appreciate her unconscious star status someday is still something Koide is doubtful of, but at least her mother is having a blast now.

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The world’s longest tree top walk

Take a walk in 8 to 25m height in unspoiled nature and experience completely new points of view. All this is possible upon the new tree top walk in the Bavarian Forest National Park.

Starting from the parking area next to the wildlife enclosure the world´s longest tree top walk starts at the entrance tower. With its elevator it gives easy access for all kind of visitors. Even for wheel chairs and children´s buggys it is absolutely no problem to enter the walk.

The wooden construction is integrated into the forest and delivers a natural experience. Along the path you will find various Points of information regarding the mountain forest as well as some adventures points. You may discover a unique forest and it`s different forms of life from a different point of view.

The path, 1300 meters  long,  winds up to an impressive tower  with a height of 44 meters. You will discover an extraordinary and almost “borderless” view. Towards Lusen and Rachel mountains you will find the untouched wilderness and the sea of trees in the Bavarian and the bohemian forest.  Towards Neuschönau it will be the vast cultural landscape and, on a clear and sunny day, even the silhouette of the alps.

The tree top walk ends on the ground and right in front of the Hans Eisenmann Visitors Center.

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The Treehotel in Sweden

Treehotel offers a unique hotel experience: treerooms with contemporary design in the middle of unspoiled nature. Here you can forget about the time constraints of everyday life, enjoy the serenity, and rejuvenate in a sophisticated yet familiar environment.

Where is Treehotel?

Treehotel is located in Harads, near the Lule river, about 100 kilometers from Luleå airport. The village has a population of about 600 and features a restaurant, shop and guest house. When you arrive at Treehotel, you check in at Britta’s Pensionat. Then it’s just a short stroll through the beautiful nature to your treeroom.

The most striking part of Harads is its magnificent surroundings. From Treehotel’s rooms you get a fantastic view of the Lule River valley, miles of forest and the powerful river.

The Concept

Why not create a hotel that gives people a chance to experience nature amongst the tree-tops, while also providing a uniquely designed housing experience? These questions led to the creation of Treehotel in Harads – a place where nature, ecological values, comfort and modern design are combined for an exciting adventure.

Treehotel was inspired by the film ”The Tree Lover” by Jonas Selberg Augustsen. It’s a tale of three men from the city who want to go back to their roots by building a tree house together. “The Tree Lover” is a philosophic story about the significance of trees for us human beings.

The idea behind Treehotel is to offer high-standard accommodation in a harmonious place where daily stress melts away. Guests can relax and renew their energy while surrounded by unspoiled nature.

Together with some of Scandinavia’s leading architects, we created our uniquely designed “treerooms.” The rooms are suspended 4-6 meters above ground – all with spectacular views of the Lule River.

A very important part of our concept is to consider ecological values and make minimal environmental impact. For this reason we devote considerable resources to finding sustainable construction and energy solutions.

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Cool and Creative Bus Stop Ads

Bus shelters are a wonderful medium for advertising, but it takes a lot of creativity to make the best of it. Bus shelter ads also known as “transit shelter displays” are highly effective, sometimes more so than larger hoardings, claims research sponsored by Right Angle Media. Moreover, some areas do not have billboards as an advertising option, so transit shelter advertising will often be an excellent alternative to larger billboards.

In addition to this, they are always on as they work for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bus shelter advertising also offers great visibility – drivers, pedestrians and bus riders all see your ads. Moreover, a lot of people are going to see it more than once, because people usually pass the same location everyday while driving to work and then back home. Another really important benefit is the ability to make precise geographic targeting. If you do business locally and want to target local consumers, there’s probably no better advertising vehicle.

On the other hand, plain bus stop advertising cannot get consumer’s attention effectively because of one-way communication. Usually, people are bored to death waiting for a bus, so everyone would thank an advertiser for giving a little game to play, and eventually maybe even buy the product later. Here are 40 of the world’s most creative bus stop ads that managed to do that.

IKEA: Bus Stop

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Coca-Cola Refrigerator Bus Shelter – Advertising Agency: McCann Erickson Istanbul, Turkey

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Guarana Antarctica: Net – Art Directors: Marcelo Maia, Bruno Brasil, Rodrigo Rodrigues

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Shocking Photos After the Hurricane Sandy

The New York region began the daunting process on Tuesday of rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, a storm that remade the landscape and rewrote the record books as it left behind a tableau of damage, destruction and grief.

The toll in lives disrupted or lost and communities washed out was staggering. A rampaging fire reduced more than 100 houses to ash in Breezy Point, Queens. Explosions and downed power lines left the lower part of Manhattan and 90 percent of Long Island in the dark. The New York City subway system a lifeline for millions was paralyzed by flooded tunnels and was expect to remain silent for days. Below we have gathered the most shocking photos after the devastation from the sources such as New York Times, Guardian and ABC News.

Before and after photos of the Hurricane Sandy

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A view of the corner of 34th Street and 1st Street in front of NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan during rains from Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012 in New York City.

 

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Fire fighters evaluate the scene of an apartment building which had the front wall collapse due to Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012 in New York.

 

Hurricane Sandy swept through the US, leaving several billion dollars worth of damage. Want to see photos taken before and after the disaster?

Invisible Street Art

Los Angeles-based video, photography and sculptural/installation artist Cayetano Ferrer has re-interpreted the discipline of graffiti through his artistic interrogation of urban objects. Through his projects “city of chicago” and “western imports” he camouflages street signs and ordinary cardboard boxes to mimic the surrounding scenery – rendering them “invisible street art”. Ferrer creates the work by pasting high-quality photographs reflecting the relevant environment printed onto stickers and fixing them to various urban debris around the city. By photographing these pieces in situ, the resulting images articulate an illusion of transparency, prompting the viewer to look twice.

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Genetic Portraits by Ulric Collette

Ulric Collette Wonderful Portrait Work

Canada-based photographer and graphic designer Ulric Collette came up with probably the coolest family photo shoot idea ever. He ended up creating his first genetic portrait.

While doing “an image a day” type of project Urlic tried to age his son in Photoshop an accidentally ended up creating his first genetic portrait (the first picture on our list). It was made by splicing together photographs of himself and his son.

Urlic calls his on-going series ‘Genetic Portraits’ and sees a lot of potential and other ideas related to genetics. Interestingly enough, the new combined faces of relatives look quite normal or at least are not far from it.

However, the best part is that you can try it yourself! In case your face doesn’t match with your family members, you might also consider experimenting with your neighbors.

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Breathtaking Photorealistic Pencil Drawing

Incredible photorealistic pencil drawing by 22 year old self-taught Italian artist Diego Fazio …

Check out these highly detailed and realistic pencil drawings. Each one is sketched by hand and some are so mind-blowing that you may do a double-take before realizing that they are, in fact, illustrations and not photographs.

As designers we can get caught up in creating our art entirely in the digital realm. While this is fine, it can be incredibly beneficial to get away from the computer and draw by hand. Designs can then later be scanned and traced if you need the concept digitized for printing, whether you use your own printer setup or an online printing company. Dabbling in a variety of artistic mediums keeps your abilities sharp and your creativity flowing.

So, in honor of creativity, this roundup is dedicated to some stunning realistic pencil drawingsfound across the web. Some of these pieces defy what you might think could be traditionally accomplished with graphite; therefore, let these designs inspire you to step back and create some art by hand.

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Do you believe in this? Not? Well ok click here and see how the guy is drawing the breathtaking photorealistic images.

The Sublime Samana Resort, A Jewel In The Dominican Republic

Located in the Samana Peninsula in the Dominican Republic, the Sublime Samana resort is a wonderful vacation destination hidden on one of the Republic’s most beautiful and remote beaches. It’s surrounded by natural beauty and it features stunning elements of its own. The way the resort integrates into the natural surroundings are quite beautiful. There’s harmony everywhere you look.

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This wonderful independent resort also known as Sublime Samana Hotel & Residence opened its doors in March 2012. It’s a collection of exclusive villas and suites, all with spectacular views and stylish interiors. The resort offers a total of 20 such extraordinary private suites and they can be found on one of the most beautiful remote beaches in the Dominican Republic. They are all facing the pristine sandy beach and, to make the experience perfect, the resort includes a series of stylish outdoor spaces from where the guests can admire the views and enjoy the weather.

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Do you want to see more of this beautiful resort? Then click here and let your dreams become true

The hidden meaning behind logos

40 Seriously Funny Print Ads

Print ads need to get a message across with a single image and without the recourse of interactivity that we find today on the Internet.
In today’s world of interactive web-based marketing, viral campaigns and high production television commercials, the print ad remains one very powerful and effective means for advertisers to reach their audience.

The printed format, whether it is for magazines, newspapers or billboards, sets specific challenges for ad designers. An idea or message must be communicated simply and swiftly, it must be eye-catching enough to grab the viewer’s attention and convey the important information in an instant. When a print designer employs humour to carry this information, the result can be become a visual ‘one-liner’, a joke that speaks the message the ad intends. This post brings together 30 hilarious print ads that combine great imagery with cracking comedy.

As interactive media expands, attention spans are getting shorter and shorter every day.

For any company trying to get their product or service out in print format, the task is ever more challenging and difficult.

Humorous ads remain one of the few effective ways to engage an audience in a very saturated advertising market. This is an area where the audience is far more receptive and still willing to pay attention.

In this post, we’ve gathered 40 hilarious and really creative ads for your enjoyment…
1. Kayaking Jumbo Peanut: Choking
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2. Ambulance – Listermint Mouthwash

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3. EPhone: Snakebite

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4. Wolf Hot Sauce: Hand dryer

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See the rest of the funny print ads here