Sat at my desk on a dull and rainy day I felt a bit of excitement when I finally came up with the idea of creating 'how-to' tablet friendly cards to teach photography. Cards are divided into two parts: the photo and an explanation on the various compositional elements used.
Millions of blogs about learning photography exist and probably a few more thousands are on the making as I am writing this new blog post from a rather nice coffee shop on a fine afternoon in Copenhagen.
These cards can be downloaded onto your tablet to keep forever. They are available to you anytime since they are image files and an internet connection is not needed once they are on your device. They can of course be downloaded on your laptop, phone and desktop too. If you find them useful you can also share them on social networks such as Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and [insert you social network of choice]. Sharing is free so you can spread your love for Digital Craft Factory around the world :)
This is completely new so some adjustments may be needed. Please let me know how it works for you and if you encounter any problems.
Below you will find the layout and the text that appears on the card. At the bottom of this article there is a link to download the 'how-to card'.
Walking through the streets of Copenhagen you cannot ignore the historic rows of the Naval Barracks built during the 17th and 18th century to accommodate the rapidly growing Royal Danish Navy and their families. Like many subjects in photography those barracks can be overwhelming to photograph because they cover a large area with similar and mind-numbing features. I knew I wanted to photograph them as soon as I saw them of course. The unusual yellow colour of the walls is what attracted me in the first place. But I wanted to go beyond the postcard, beyond what everybody would photograph: a yellow facade. Cycling through the cobbled streets was not an easy task but allowed me to quickly scan for something interesting to use as my point of focus. Suddenly it is not just yellow barracks that I saw, but red shutters, textures on doors, cracked walls, peeling paint and windows where people live. Those barracks are not a museum. They are homes where people still live today. Window sills are filled with living plants and herbs. A bike left by a front door will be the perfect point of interest for my photograph.
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