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14 Famous Old Photos Colorized

We live in the modern technology time. You can easy find all kind of gadgets wherever you wants. Smart phones, digital cameras, tablet computers and much more. Imagine life 50 years ago…imagine life 100 years ago. There is no digital cameras, there is no facebook or twitter, there’s no even television. Taking picture in those times was special thing and only few people was able to do this. They should have a lot of creative design in order to take proper photographs that will shape new ages and leave memories of history that we know. As all you know, old day photographs were black and white because in those ages there’s no technology to get color photographs. We always imagine how really some of those scenes looked in their original time when photos are taken. Thanks to website ufunk.net and magic of photoshop and graphic design we are finally able to see them in real-life colors. I hope you will enjoy in this collection:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Create a Christmas Lights Backdrop

The best part of Christmas is to see lots of lights all around. The holiday season looks so charming with lights of all colors on garlands, wreaths and trees. The peaceful glow of the twinkling Christmas lights gives innate satisfaction to the heart. Everyone wants to click unforgettable pictures on Christmas with their family and friends. But perfect shots are rarely taken. The ideal locations for photographs in the parks and malls are always crowded. It becomes even more difficult to take those ‘once in a lifetime’ clicks at such places.

So, can we take memorable photos perfectly? Sometimes, you must have thought of creating your own Christmas lights backdrop. But, the cost and effort involved might have pulled you back. Here, we are suggesting some easy DIY tips that would give you ideas for low-cost set ups for creating great Christmas backdrops.

How to create the Christmas lights backdrop manually?

  1. Hang a cream colored clean bed sheet or large paper sheets against the support stands, a wall or a high furniture piece. Spread some sheets on the floor as well. Try to conceal the seam between the wall and the floor. If you feel the need, secure the sheets with a clear tape. Do not worry about the wrinkles. They would not be visible in the photograph.

  1. Secure strings of Christmas lights all over the sheets. Fill the backdrop with as many lights as you can. More lights will give you a bright sparkly bokeh in the photographs. You should ideally use white lights with white wire casing. Colored casing of the wires will distract the viewer from the main subject.

  1. Hang some Christmas balls on the sheets as well. They will add a touch of color to the pictures.

  1. You can also use some props which can be used by the models. You can use a beautiful chair, a string of garland or a toy your kids play with. Use your creativity, look around and use any prop you like, which can add a little color to the backdrop.

  1. Do not overdo while looking for props or while hanging Christmas balls. The purpose is to add a pinch of color. The basic color of the backdrop is cream only.

  1. Get ready to fire the camera. Keep the aperture to the minimum. Aperture at 2.0 is good for these shots. You can perfect the set up by practicing a few shots with a still object. Use a teddy bear for trial. You have to create a shallow depth while clicking. Use manual settings of the camera as you prefer. But, do not forget to turn off the flash.

  1. When you are about to click the photograph with actual models, make sure you position them at least 6-8 feet away from the lights. This will give a depth to the photograph. The photographer can stand close to the model, say, at 2 feet-distance.

  1. Now, you can click as many photos as you want. The bokeh in the backdrop will give a blurry backdrop of lights. And the photos will be placed forever in the albums of your models.

Beautiful Girl Portraits

We always enjoy in beauty. No matter if that is beautiful landscape, amazing architecture, creative design or perhaps the beautiful girls.Today we presenting you collection of 25 beautiful girl portraits and we hope you will enjoy at least how much we do.

Don’t Believe Your Eyes



Matthew Albanese is artist who fascinated with special effects and magic. Matthew own a stunning artwork collection of photographs that will blow your mind with their realistic presence. On the left side in  gallery you can see the final image and on the right you will be able to see how image was created using his special effects. Scroll down and enjoy in today’s gallery with 15 beautiful artworks.

Box Of Lightning

 Diorama for Box of Lightning.. Backlit etching in plexiglass painted black.

 How to Breathe Underwater

Diorama made out of walnuts, poured and cast candle wax, wire, glitter, peanut shells, flock, plaster, wire, dyed starfish, compressed moss, jellybeans(anemones), sponges, wax coated seashells, toothpaste,
clay, figs, feathers, Q-tips, nonpareils.

 A New Life

Diorama made using painted parchment paper, thread, hand dyed ostrich feathers, carved chocolate, wire, raffia, masking tape, coffee, synthetic potting moss and cotton.

 Breaking Point

 Diorama made out of tile grout, cotton, phosphorous ink. This model volcano was illuminated from within and underneath by six 60 watt light bulbs. 

 DIY Paradise

 Making clouds out of drug store cotton balls. Diorama madre from cotton, salt, cooked sugar, tin foil, feathers & canvas.

 

 After The Storm

 This model is simply made out of faux fur(fields), cotton (clouds) and sifted tile grout(mountains). The perspective is forced as in all of my images, and the lighting effect was created by simply shifting the white balance.

 Everything We Ever Were

 It took two months to store up enough fireplace ash to create this lunar landscape. The darker rocks are made of mixed tile grout, flag crumpled paper & wire. The Earth is a video still projected onto the wall.

 Salt Water Falls

 Diorama made out of glass, plexiglass, tile grout, moss, twigs, salt, painted canvas & dry ice. The waterfall was created from a time exposure of falling table salt.

 Sugarland

 Made out of 20 pounds of sugar, jello and corn syrup. The crystals were grown in my studio over the course of two months.

 Wildfire

  Diorama made from wood, moss, yellow glitter, clear garbage bags, cooked sugar, scotch-brite pot scrubbers, bottle brushes, clipping from a bush in bloom (white flowers) clear thread, sand, tile grout (coloring), wire, paper and alternating yellow, red and orange party bulbs. 

 Icebreaker

 25 pounds of sugar cooked at varying temperatures (hard crack & pulled sugar recipes) It’s basically made out of candy. salt, egg whites, corn syrup, cream of tartar, powdered sugar, blue food coloring, india ink & flour. Three days of cooking, and two weeks of building.

 Tornado

Diorama made of steel wool, cotton, ground parsley and moss

 Waterglass Mountains

 This one is a mixture of many different materials, tile grout, moss, bottle brushes (pine trees) Actual clippings from ground cover and was built on top of  standard outdoor patio table (water glass).  The sky is canvas painted blue. Coloring was again achieved by shifting white balance.

 Aurora Borealis

 This one was made by photographing a beam of colored light against a black curtain to achieve the edge effect. The trees were composited from life ( so far the only real life element in any of these images) The stars are simply strobe light through holes in cork board.

 Paprika Mars

 Paprika Mars. Made out of 12 pounds paprika, cinnamon, nutmeg, chili powder and charcoal

 Matthew Albanese’s fascination with film, special effects and movie magic—and the mechanics behind these illusions—began early.  Born in northern New Jersey in 1983, Albanese spent a peripatetic childhood moving between New Jersey and upstate New York. An only child, Albanese enjoyed imaginative, solitary play. He loved miniatures and created scenarios intricately set with household objects and his extensive collection of action figures. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography at the State University of New York, Purchase, Albanese worked as a fashion photographer, training his lens on bags, designer shoes and accessories—this small-object specialization is known in the retail trade as “table top photography.” Albanese’s creative eye soon turned to tabletop sets of a more wildly eclectic nature. In 2008, a spilled canister of paprika inspired him to create his first mini Mars landscape. More minute dioramas—made of spices, food and found objects—followed. In 2011, Albanese was invited to show at the Museum of Art and Design of New York. His work has also been exhibited at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Winkleman Gallery, and Muba, Tourcoing France. Matthew is represented  at Bonni Benrubi Gallery in New York

All images, titles, description and BIO are copyright and in ownership of Matthew Albanese website



Top 20 Beautiful Examples of Symmetry In Nature

The world around us is beautiful. There are stunning pattern and Symmetry everywhere around us and all we need to do is to stop and enjoy in it… The earth design is one of the kind and in today’s article we will try to show just one tiny peace of great patterns nature produced. You will have chance to enjoy in 20 entries starting with Sunflower at number one. Do not hesitate to let us know what your personal favorite is…

Sunflower

 

 Zinnias flower

 

 Cactus

 

 Peacock feather

 

 Orange and red dahlia

 

 Green butterfly

 

 Flamingos

 

 Sharp-pointed agave plant

 

 Succulent plant

 

 Honeycomb

 

 Palm leaf

 

 Sunflower

 

 Green leaf

 

 Two butterflies

 

 Passion Flower

 

 Wildflower

 

 Straw Flower

 

 Dragonfly

 

 Echeveria plant

 

 Water lily

 

 

Amazing Wide-Angle “Fisheye” Photography

Fisheye is an word frequently used in photography and design world. Fisheye photographs are made using wide angle lenses, creating wide panoramic or even hemispherical image. In today’s article we will present you the best of the best from wide angle photographs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Other Kind of “Porn”

There are a lot online communities that are registered and have “Porn” in their title, promoting not adult content, but just beautiful stuff from various industries. The great examples are Car, Food, Fire, Earth and many other porn’s.  Please note we collected just 10 that were most interested for us, but there are dozen more. If you are fan of simething particular, open your browser and search for your interest’s porn. [Read more…]

Earthy Arts

This awesome Creative Design is masterpiece from Walter Mason from Berlin who creates a delightful pictures of the installation and materials of nature. Harmoniously combining together the leaves and bark of trees, water drops, rocks and so on, it gets paintings and prints in their native environment. His art he calls the Land Art.The author was born in British East Sussex, but the last 10 years is living in Germany. From his childhood dream of becoming an artist in the 16 years he has manifested craving for natural beauty.

Origami Tsuru Creative Photography

Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD at the latest and was popularized outside Japan in the mid-1900s. It has since then evolved into a modern art form. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of material into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques, and as such the use of cuts or glue are not considered to be origami. [Read more…]

Creative Crop Circles Advertising Design

There are some amazing crop circles in this world that are unexplained. However, these crop circles are very easy to understand. Some bright marketing executive got the idea to use them for advertising. For this creative design people didn’t use internet marketing tools, or expensive designs. All those panoramas are dome with tractors and heavy machines. If crop circles advertising become more popular, internet marketing will be beaten with those awesome artworks….

Celebrity Portraits by Martin Schoeller

This creative design artwork is masterpiece of New York based photographer Martin Schoeller who have some really kinky and weird sense of humor. Anyway, on pictures bellow you will find a lot of popular celebrities.

Stephen Colbert

Jack Black

Sean ‘P.Diddy’ Combs

Paul Rudd

Zach Galifianakis

Russell Brand

Will Ferrell

Mike Myers

Christian Bale

Jane Lynch

Owen Wilson

Robin Williams