Category Archives: Art

The best birthday gift…

I promised you guys to show the best gift I got for my birthday. I did get a lot of money (that said swosh right past me and ran into my license bills, haha!) but this one was very special to me. Not only did I get it from my fucking amazingly talented boyfriend (who drew it himself!), it’s also Adam. And I mean, hellooo. My man knows me very well, kay?

I got this both as a file (or 5 ;)) and also as an iPhone casing. Very special, and very, very awesome. Once again, Thank you my dearest Sebastian!

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I also want to link you all to an awesome gift I got from a close friend of mine, Xia. I mean, how many peeps do you know who have their own fanfic, where they are included? IKR, like no-one. So go read it! –> A Plausible Explanation

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How to build a portfolio

I’m very interested in photography. I bought myself my first camera back in 2008, and after a few years I got a more advanced one. That one has stuck with me through everything from snow storms to sticky Asian spring. I thought I would give my thoughts on how to build a portfolio! Keep in mind that I’m not professional in any way, I do this as my hobby and has never made more than a few bucks from it. But if you want to showcase your work, a portfolio is a must.

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First of all, you need to learn you camera. With this I don’t mean you have to know exactly how to set things and always shoot manually. What I mean is to learn your angles, where focus will be, how the white balance is and similar things. Nothing really complicated. Be sure to choose a lens that fit you too, no use to buy a 50mm if you want to photograph birds.

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Secondly, you pretty much need to bring your camera wherever you go. The key to getting good photos is to take them. I’ve had days when I’ve taken over 2000 shots. Photograph everything, and you’ll both learn the camera, but also what you actually like photographing. Finding a niche is really important if you want to be successful.

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Don’t be afraid to try new things. My favorite thing in the world is to photograph huge cities with all the architecture and angles. However, I live on the country side. So I have to try other things, and work with that. It will also broaden your portfolio. Even though you have a niche, it’s good to see that you CAN do other things as well.

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Most importantly though, have fun! Photographing is an art form. It takes time to master, and a lot of patience if you want to get successful. Make sure you enjoy it and have fun!

You can check out my portfolio here –> Alexander Morner Photography

 

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Skyline Artwork project – #1 New York

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A few days ago, I cleaned out my entire room and went through every single drawer. I found a lot of crap that I could happily throw away, but also some things I’d completely forgotten about. One such thing was about 200 crayons. Being the creative bastard that I am, I went on Pinterest and looked for inspiration. I’ve done crayon art before (Why do you think an almost 18 year old guy would have them?) but it was a few years ago and I wanted to try something a bit funnier than just “glue them on and then melt them with the dryer”. So, I decided that I needed more American inspired art in my room. And a few hours later, tadaaah. *pats self*

The first one in the series (Yes it became a series very fast, I found not one, not two, but 4 panels!) is New York. I’m fairly happy with the result, but I do have a lot of improvements to do when I continue onto the second one. Speaking of which, the second one will be *drum roll* Chicago! For that one I will also do a DIY-tutorial.

So, now comes the all important question – What do you think? 😀

 

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