As Gavin Hoey explains in this informative video tutorial on softboxes, soft light is generally preferred over a hard light when shooting portraits. There are a number of light modifiers that can help achieve soft light, but one of the most commonly used is a softbox. When choosing and setting up the correct softbox for [...]
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Here’s a quick and easy DIY build you can use to spice up your collection of studio lighting. Kevin Kubota walks us through the process in the 12 minute CreativeLive session, below. He uses four of these 4′ LED strip lights he found at Lowes for $34 each, so this isn’t exactly a cheap only-need-stuff-you-already-own kind [...]
Ever wonder what it was like to shoot with a rangefinder? In this quick little vignette produced by Leica, street photographer Craig Semetko takes us on location as he wonders the city showing viewers the benefits of using a rangefinder firsthand. Semetko also explains how to use one, which is a slightly different process than your [...]
Earlier this summer, Cinescapes Collective was hired by Tourism Saskatoon to produce a video series featuring some of Saskatoon’s local and international talents as they talk about why they love Saskatoon so much. One of the people we featured in the series was Kim Coates, star of the show, “Son’s of Anarchy”. We felt his [...]
As a designer, whenever you design something, let’s say a banner or a poster or a web template, the text makes a great difference. A good choice of text and creating perfect text effects can make your design outstanding whereas the immature choice can harm your design. In this today’s blog post, we have collection […]
As data is often owned by more than one master, collaboration with colleagues in real-time is a useful feature. Through this, you can invite your colleagues and clients for online chatting to discuss and contribute to diagrams in real-time. This kind of active participation by everyone to improve the diagram further.
A redirect is when a web page is visited at a certain URL, it changes to a different URL. For instance, a person visits "website.com/page-a" in their browser and they are redirected to "website.com/page-b" instead. This is very useful if we …
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In a responsive theme you will want some parts of your website to look the same whether you see it on a large screen device like a laptop or smaller device like mobile phones or tablets. But some parts of your website should behave and feel very different based on screen size as users interact […]
I'm often asked how to design a website that will maximize conversions. Obviously several factors exist in this process, such as your product and customer base, but there are a few basic tips that... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
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In this tutorial, you will learn the simplest technique for achieving responsive images.
Together with the parallax scrolling effect, rotating content is another example of an effect that you often see implemented in websites. You can see it used to rotate news, tweets, Facebook posts, and so on. When built using jQuery, often developers create the widget employing the hide() and the show() methods (or the similar methods such as fadeIn()/fadeOut() and slideUp()/slideDown()). The problem with them is that, after performing the animation (if any), these methods change the value of th
It’s that time of the year where the family comes together around the table to savour each other’s company and the sumptuous meal in front of them. Then… a notification sound comes in – there goes someone checking on Facebook or a messaging app again. Sigh, so much for some ... Continue reading »
We are living in an era when people have an urge for making their presence felt on the Web, and a great way do this is to create a website, blog, online portfolio or even an e-store. Several years ago, this solution was quite difficult and financially costly to achieve since you had to hire...