Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tips to become a good Photographer

Tips to become a good Photographer.
With the speedy advancement in digital technology the field of Photography is consistently evolving. One cannot polish his or her skills in photography simply by getting a classy camera or possessing the most recent tools and equipments. To be a good photographer, one ought to keep himself upgraded with all recent technological changes occurring within the field of photography.
In essence, photography is a form of art and can be learn only through rigorous practice. In applied professions like photography, technique is much more important than equipment used. Therefore to be a successful photographer, one should associate his or her imagination with proficiency required to master the continues technological changes taking place within the industry.
Here are ten universal tips for the photography enthusiast which can assist them in capturing good photographs or which one should bear in mind before clicking the photographs.

  • Knowing your gear: It’s imperative for photographers specially beginners to have hands full information of ins and outs of camera basics and gear to be used. One will go through various books, magazines, and online tutorials for new updates on camera settings n tricks. Books on photography by Scott Kelby are quite popular amongst the beginners. 
  • Consciously compose your shots: Always frame the image in your mind before framing it on the camera. Try to keep the unnecessary mess (material) out of the frame of the image so as to bring good and less cluttered photos.
  • Always set your camera at the highest resolution possible. High resolution allows you to take high quality pictures as against the low-resolution images which are harder to modify later-on.  Also cropping of high resolution pictures can be done with much more ease and convenience. 
  • To take good photographs, one should stand close to the subject matter of the image. Standing near to the subject will allow you to frame it more effectively without any distractions.
  • Getting closer while taking a portrait allows you to notice facial expressions and alternative fine details One should capture a specific subject from different-different angles. Photographing subject from distinctive angles will add aesthetic elements in your pictures. 
  • Shutter speeds: Shutter speed refers to the minimum time that a shutter can stay open at a given setting. Lighting quick shutter speeds are good for capturing fast paced object or shots having lots of action, whereas slow shutter speed are appropriate for landscapes without lots of movement.
  • In order to attain dramatic effect or creative feeling (black n white mode) of old camera, you can consider buying a vintage gear from the concerned shop.
  • One should avoid capturing blurred images or photos while taking a close-up or shooting from distance. Camera shake can be reduced by keeping still or using a tripod.
  • Judicious use of flash: Using flash in poor light can cause foul-looking reflections or can even make your subject washed-out. Thus one should judiciously use flash and avoid using it when you don’t have to. Flash is best used for eliminating the raccoon eye effects, filling in shadows, etc…  
For more information:
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Job Interview Tips for Graphic and Web Designers.

Presently web and graphics are the two most challenging professions in the entire digital media industry. Advancement of web technologies, improved means of communication coupled with the growing users of internet -has made the web and graphics profession extremely demanded across the globe. Thousands of job opportunities are witnessed within past five years. This is generally because one can work as a freelancer web or graphic designer while working in other areas, sectors or fields. So if you wish to become a web or graphic designer or hunting for a job in the market here are some quick interview tips for you guys.  
I know you must have come across various article on the similar topic detailing you on how to prepare best for the graphics interviews, tips and tricks to crack the web design interview.  However through this blog, I’d like to brief you regarding some of the universal questions which will serve as road map of what you will be asked during an interview and the way to construct spectacular answers.
Here are some questions that one must prepare before going for an interview for the post of graphic or web designer:

Tell Me Something About Yourself (T.M.A.Y) 
I have found over my career that T.M.A.Y is typically the very first question which will place up by majority of interviewer in one or other way. The purpose of this question is to judge the analysis level of the candidate towards himself. One will tell his/her basic and professional qualification while answering this question. Additionally one will tell his/her area of interest towards this question.  

 Why do you want to work in the field of graphic /web designing or for the desired post?  
The question is simple, but one should give an appropriate answer so as to grab the eye of the recruiter. On will suitably answer that working for the desired post/field will be a challenging and beneficial experience form him and his career.

What do you know about the topic/post? 
While answering such type of question, one will brief the recruiter about the software proficiency and Adobe credentials.

What is your biggest strength or why should we hire you or what you can bring to our company if we appoint you?
 Such question will enable the candidates to polish their qualification to the requirement of their employer. Also where the candidate wants to see himself/herself.  In order to construct an impressive answer one should identify what you are good at in terms of knowledge, experience, skills or abilities. One will diligently say that “I have those attributes which are necessary to fill the requirement of this job”.
How long would you expect to work for the company, if hired? 
Never be specific while answering such questions. Instead answer in impressive approach, for example: I’d prefer to go with you guys until the time we both feel that I’m doing a good job or until the time you allow me & believe that I’m doing a good job for the company.      

No two situations are exactly same; however the above mentioned question questions will serve as a general guide to all the web or graphic aspirants whether they are applying as a fresher, intern or as an experienced professional.

 For more information:
ADMEC Multimedia Institute
Mob.: 99 1178 2350, 99 9949 2155

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Resume Writing Tips for Web Designers

A resume is more that just a sheet of paper. A resume not only represents an individual but also reflects his or her personality and statement of their ambitious to the outside world. Generally there is no standardize set of rules for writing a resume, but it should be given in a perfect standard format so as to make good impression and  seek the attention of the recruiters. As far as the resume of a web designer is concerned it should invoke the designing skills, creativity, visualization & representation skills, knowledge of designing software and tools etc. 

Over my two years experience I found that majority of the people knows what to define but the way to define or outline it in an effective manner isn’t clear to them. Thus here are some resume writing tips for the aspirants who wish to become a web or graphic designer. 
  • Creative Resumes: Designers should prepare their resume in a manner as it seems like a portfolio. For this they can make use of assorted template designs available on the internet and edit them using CorelDraw. One can prepare their resume on the plane sheet of paper as well but being a designer creative resume helps illustrates the visualization skills and designing abilities of the candidate.
  • Information in the resume should be presented using the latest style and pattern. For example: on the very beginning of the resume one can provide their passport size photograph, name, e-mail id and post (Web/Graphic or any other).
  •  On the top right corner designers should provide the logos of all the adobe credentials they possess or any other area of proficiency bearing logo.
  • Qualification of a candidate should be given in the reverse chronological order i.e., Professional qualification and Educational qualification. Professional qualification may be further bifurcated into Technical skills and Designing skills.
  • Experience: Web or Graphic designers can fill this particular even if they haven’t obtained any formal experience in their field or are fresher. Candidates can mention the names of the projects undertaken by them under the heading “Key Projects Handled” while pursuing the web or graphic designing course.
  •  Don’t forget to provide the links of all the projects prepared by you in your resume. Providing such links will manifest your work.
A good resume is an advertisement of oneself. Also preparation of resumes varies according to one’s need and qualification. However, I hope you’ll find the above mentioned tips helpful and would really like to employee while preparing your resume for the post of web or graphic designer. 

For more information:
Admec Multimedia Institute
Mob.: 99 1178 2350, 99 9949 2155

Monday, March 3, 2014

Difference between Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop is an image editing software. The software is widely used to enhance the existing images and give them more polished and professional look.

Illustrator is vector graphics editor application. It allows the designers to create original illustrations and graphics.
Adobe Photoshop is raster graphics program also known as bitmap graphics. Raster graphics works on the basis of pixels i.e. images consist of pixels in a grid.

Adobe Illustrator is vector based program i.e. the lines are made up of paths and not pixels.
Raster images are resolution dependent i.e. quality of an image depends on its resolution. One cannot stretch an image beyond a certain limit.

On the other hand, vector images are not resolution dependent. Images can be manipulated or resized without compromising on the quality.

Most common raster formats are JPEG, TIFF, BMP and GIF. GIF format is mainly reserved for Web use.

Common vector formats are PDF, CDR, AI, EPS, WMF and PICT (Mac).
Raster graphics are slower to display & print, less economical, less versatile and more onerous to work with.
Vector graphics are much more flexible, versatile, and easy to use.
In comparison to Illustrator, Photoshop has less vector art and drawing tools.

Illustrator has strong library (swatches, brushes, symbols, gradients, patterns, graphic style, etc.). In-fact it’s a complete drawing tool.  
In Photoshop, we can create only single page layout.
Eg: Poster, Web ads, Banners, Press ads etc.

On the other hand illustrator allows creation of multi-page layouts in a file.
Eg: Prospectus, Books, Magazines,  
       Brochures, Newsletters, etc.
Photoshop is best suitable for small drawing needs, non-line art graphics and UI designing (web).

Whereas Illustrator is best suitable for serious or professional graphic design.
With Photoshop we can do digital painting, matte-painting, coloring, retouching, color balancing, color correction, web and graphics cutouts, etc.
With Illustrator we can create cartoon & logo illustrations, tracking, and creative effects, etc.  

For more information:
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Mob.: 99 1178 2350, 99 9949 2155

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