Photography Tips #19: Portraits

Before I even begin, what are the main questions I am asked about portrait photography?: What makes a good portrait? What settings are best? How do I compose a portrait? What makes a good portrait? The photo captures your subject(s) in a flattering way. The subject(s) is the main part of the photo Your subject(s) LOVE the photo Lighting The background doesn’t distract from the … Continue reading Photography Tips #19: Portraits

Expat in Normandy #1: a White girl gets settled

As requested by like one person… Here’s my first blog of moving from Canada as a white girl to Rural as heck Normandy. Hold onto your hats as it’s windy here and always raining. January. New year, new me. That’s how it goes right? So my new beginning is moving back to Europe from the wonderfully snowy north known as Canada. Of course, I am … Continue reading Expat in Normandy #1: a White girl gets settled

I Finished a Sketchbook! (And showing you the best bits)

It finally happened. I finished a sketchbook on my own! It only took me a year and a half, but from start to finish it has been a wild ride of sketches, painting and planning. A lot of my graphic design sketches I tend to do in lined notebooks so I can write around it neatly. I also don’t use a ruler most of the … Continue reading I Finished a Sketchbook! (And showing you the best bits)

The Importance of Colour Harmony

Elegance, style and balance. When looking at a well designed piece, whether it is a logo, a website or a painting, we are absorbed by the colours. In designing, picking colours for a piece is not necessarily just about what the designer thinks looks good. Countless amounts of research have shown that people can be affected with exposure to colours, whether its a behavioural or … Continue reading The Importance of Colour Harmony