- Category: Design
We have been blessed with some remarkable design concepts this week from an exceptional team of bathroom renovators.
When it comes to bathroom designs you want practicality mixed with style and grace. An elegant bathroom design brings not only a sense of sophistication but also luxury. Achieving such a beautiful design is not always easy, however a good bathroom renovator can easily achieve such an outcome. However finding a good renovator is often the challenge.
A quality bathroom renovator will be able to bring concept, style and use your existing environment in a perfect synergy.
For truly amazing Inner West Bathroom Renovations check out the work completed by the team at Eastern Suburbs Sydney Bathroom Renovations. Don't be fooled by the name as this team of renovations professionals branch out across all of Sydney and produce simply stunning designs.
Their designs work perfectly in both small, large and medium sized bathrooms. Often in Sydney's Inner West space is an issue, however our highlighted team have a unique eye for fitting in all your needs into your allotted space. Often combining laundry and bathroom together and hiding washing machines behind sliding days in hallways you end up with more space in your whole house.
- Category: Design
You may have heard this question asked before - What makes a good designer? You know how some people just seem to be better designers than others. What is it that allows this to happen?
Is there really something in people's geans or genetic makeup that allows them to be more creative than others? Some people think so. In fact there has been many tests throughout human history trying to find out if people are naturally gifted or if talent can be learnt. Is there a definite answer? Well not really. There are people on both sides of the argument that have equally as strong opinions that their theory is the correct one.
Either way I believe natural talent (if it exists) would be the same as born creativity. If you have born creativity then you would in my mind be a good designer. But can design be learnt? Well sure why not? I believe that anyone can do anything they put their mind to. However there are obvious physical advantages that some people will have over others. For instance if you are taller you will be at an advantage to play basketball. Broad shoulders and big feet? Then you are at an advantage if you become skilled at swimming. More creative mind? Well you get the point.
But whatever you do you need to enjoy it and have a passion for it. Otherwise you will quickly grow tired, it will seem like a chore and you will not but your heart and soul into getting better.
Take for instance 2 young children. Both grow up in different families and live different lives. In one household one child is forced into learning piano. They are given strict rules about how many piano lessons they will attend weekly and what needs to be learnt. This child becomes very good and can play the piano very well.
The other child is given the opportunity to pursue whatever they feel like chasing. They choose piano as to them the instrument allows beautiful music to be played. They request from their parents to get piano lessens and try their best to learn new pieces and play music that excites them.
If we fast forward years later the most likely scenario is that the first child while having a great ability to play piano may have branched out to another musical instrument or something totally different altogether. While the second child has become the next Mozart writing great pieces and really utilising music as their career and making a great living from being a musician.
As we can see the person who follows their passions and dreams will achieve great things. If we are forced to do things that we don't always agree with then sure we can become great at those things but only f we make a choice to do so.
So what makes a good designer. Well sorry but that is still up for debate. All i know is that if you are passionate about design enough to be researching pieces on what will make you better you are taking a step in the right direction. Your passions will always win. Natural creativity is al in the mind. Literally if it is or isn't true your mind will tell you what is.
Just remember that paintings with sprays of a paintbrush can be classified as art to someone even if it was made by a 3 year old. While others only hold art at being a piece from a world renowned artist.
- Category: Photography
When you are first starting out taking photos most people just point and shoot. While this is great to capture snaps on the go, have you ever wondered why some people's photos are so much better than yous?
Here are a few easy to use simple photography tips to turn your photos from average to great!
Background: The background of a photo can sometimes have more significance than the front ground. Even if you are taking a picture of a person of group. Take for example taking a photo of a person in front of Niagara falls. In this case the background is the bases of the photo and you are just capturing a person in the shot, often to show that they were in fact there.
Another case where the background of a photo is important is when there is something distracting happening in the background. If for instance you are trying to take a serious portrait photo of your friend in a suit or formal attire then you don't want to have kids in the background pulling funny faces. Or worse yet having someone who just walked out of the shower!
Instead for a portrait photo try to get a neutral colour that is consistent. For instance for passport photos you are often standing in front of a white wall or sheet. I have had similar effects with standing in front of a white sheet draped from the clothesline.
Position: Simple positioning of the subject matter of a photo can often have incredible effects. For instance I used to never think about the positioning and would just point and shoot. Until I was taught in photography class that you should divide your rectangular view of the camera lens or view port into thirds. So effectively have 2 lines running horizontal and 2 lines running vertical on your viewing area. this divides the screen shot into 3 horizontal section and 3 vertical section, making a total of 9 segments.
Most digital cameras have this as a viewing option and when you know how to use this method you can produce more visibly attractive photos.
The trick is to take up 2 thirds of the viewing screen with the subject matter, either vertically or horizontally. I used to think that trying to get the subject matter bang in the middle had the best effect, but after playing around with this was surprised with the results. After learning about this I can now see that many famous or at least photos that I find visually appealing have use this strategy.
Light Source: Being aware of your light source can make all the difference between a good photo and a disaster photo. Take for instance if a bight light source is being a person in a portrait photos, for a sunset shot for instance. With no flash all you get is a great sunset shot with a dark face or maybe just an entire shadow in front.
This is why photography studios have s many light sources behind the camera, and the camera itself has a flash. Light source is best to come from above and behind the camera to avoid shadows, but on the flip side you can;t have too much light either to blind the subject matter or cause reflection.
We hope that these simple tips will allow you to produce better photos. While easy to understand and easy to apply, ignoring these tips can result in disastrous photos. Make sure you don't ruin your memories by incorporating these into your photo taking strategies.