:: i am learning colors ::

do you know that i love to learn new things! and it is more fun for me if i can do it myself. i can learn thing at my own pace and time. with the internet technology almost anything we can LEARN as long as we know where to find the information source from. ACTIVE browsing to the subject that you are interested on will be a BIG HELP. your keyword on doing searching and browsing is very crucial. usually as i go deeper on my searching and browsing my vocabularies increase hence my terminology/ keywords to use are multiplying as much as well. so .. the browsing and searching become a lot more easier as you go deeper.

we need to be FOCUS on what we are looking for here, otherwise you will end up spend so much time on the computer without finalizing your finding. and at the end of the day … i WILL BLOG my finding. my blog is like my personal journal where i keep my record so i can easily go back and look again.

allright! in relation to my hobby on mastering photography on my own preference and style, i realize … i need to understand colors composition well as well. how to create pictures that is attractive and eye catching and yet very pretty and beautiful to see. i have browsed so many beautiful pictures out there be it on my FLICKR, Instagram or Tumblr. Go to my page : my photo collections, there is a link to my FLICKR favourites and Pinterest that give you some sort of ideas what kind of pictures i would LOVE to do and make.

to begin with these are the BASIC color scheme that i need to understand

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and i found this beautiful blog by verlee where she discussed about colors composition.she said to learn about colors we need to understand the structure of colors which comprise of 3 level. 1st level is the basic colors which are yellow red and blue. followed by the 2nd layer which is orange violet and green and followed by the combination of the 1st level and 2nd level to make a nice soft hues.

and when we match the colors to each other we call them completent colors. there is a website as well that give us a short cut on how to choosing nice combination colors for our working pallete. click here and you can actually do it all yourself, the website will give your sugestion of colors to choose from.

and lastly a nice children song about colors … enjoy

allright! i am still continue on my journey to understand colors. HOPE this post will give you some spark to actually explore it yourself as well. Cheers! it’s FRIDAY!

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:: Playing with soft-tones and bokeh ::

these pictures are the ones that inspired me to actually write blog post on how to do these stuff using the iPhone only. i don’t call it tutorial, i call it knowledge sharing. because i, myself is still learning on instagram from others. i love to be inspired by other great Igers that i adore inside there. their originality and creativity are the things that always caught my attention first.

so this is first knowledge sharing … how to make soft-tones and bokeh …..

i told you once i play a lot with applications during my first month in Instagram. click here if you want to read that experience. i own quite numbers of applications on my iphone that help me doing the photo editing. i use them a lot and explore them until i know how they behave quite well. probably because of that, i can do an edit pretty fast, cause i know exactly which application, which filters that will give me certain impact and tones on my pictures. i used to call myself filterholics! i can use almost 8 applications just for one pictures. the better i know how the application work, the lesser i use them on my pictures. so … that’s it, know the application well will help a lot.

allright to play with soft-tones and bokeh i used the following applications a lot.

FilterMania, Meitu, Phototreats, QBro, LensLight and Cute.

the following are some print screen of the filter i use from each of these applications, if you click on the pictures it will bring you to the application store so you know which one that i actually own without having to search it by yourself.

FILTERMANIA

MEITU

PHOTOTREATS

OTHERS

these are QBRO, LensLight and Cute …..

check out the following before and after ….

few tips here when doing with soft-tones and bokeh …

1. always choose the soft filter to tone down the color and make it sheer and softy look

2. apply the bokeh once you are comfortable with the colors

3. i usually go to PhotoFx to have a final touch on my color tone and lighting. i balance them out with this application under photography option.

4. always have a final look of the picture, if possible bring it to Instagram and apply the filters that are available inside Instagram without uploading it.

5. Once you fell happy with the whole thing … you can go ahead apply wording or stickers to add drama on the picture. { Look out my next post, on how i make wording on my pictures }

6. always and always .. be confident, be yourself and smile when you do all these.

allrite, i hope this help. drop me a comment or question and i will try to do my best to get back to you! cheers all … catch up with you on my next post.