New Year, New Blog

Each new year we do some resolutions. Here’s mine: pursuing my dream, which is create.
Create photos, videos, interesting content, share, surprise…

That’s why I invite you all to follow me on my new blog http://valentinamedia.wordpress.com
I will share with you useful and interesting content on photography, video, design, social media for creators etc..
Plus, twice a week, I will post a photographer inspiration. Last week our inspiration came from Lloyd Revald.

You can also find me on

* Web    * Facebook   * Twitter

See you soon on the net! Come visit my new blog…I will surprise you!

Have a wonderful positive 2013!

Vale

Lightroom preset: Yellow pimento (for free)

I heart LR! (= I love Adobe Lightroom!). What it is? It’s the magic touch for photographers, it’s the Photoshop without the problem of layers…etc..etc…

Today I have decided to create LR prese(n)t, starting with “Yellow pimento”, in order to give a little bit of spice to your yellow elements in your photos! FREE for download here! 🙂 Enjoy, share and tell me what you think! More to come…

Yellow Pimento LR preset by Valentina Calà

Yellow Pimento, a Lightroom preset by Valentina Calà

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Happy summer!

(c) Valentina Calà

This picture has been featured on kwerfeldein.de

To view other pictures, visit my Flickr account.

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Alberto Seveso photographs ink underwater in his newest series A Due Colori. The flowing patterns and colors are mesmerizing.

via NotCot.org

"A due colori" Alberto Seveso

"A due colori" Alberto Seveso

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The importance of being colorful.

How do colors affect purchase? This is the question raised by KISSmetrics. I have to admit that in my case, as consumer, it counts, and a lot. Mostly for new products, of course. But how many new products are delivered to (on-line) shops every day? And the competition getting high, a bright color and a nice packaging can help the buyers to make the choice. Check out this infographic if you want to know more:

Infographic by KISSmetrics

Infographic by KISSmetrics

Via dailyinfographic.com

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What Music Would Look Like If It Were a Physical Object?

Photographs by Martin Klimas

Photographs by Martin Klimas

Artist Martin Klimas came up with a clever idea: he put splatters of plaint on a scrim over a speaker and played music. As the volume was turned up, the paint popped up in the air and he captured the moments in a photograph. It’s a synchronized cacophony of art and music. It also looks fantastic. Source: gizmodo

Some numbers:

AVERAGE AMOUNT OF PAINT USED PER SHOT: 6 OUNCES
TOTAL AMOUNT OF PAINT USED ON THE PROJECT: 18.5 GALLONS
FINAL NUMBER OF IMAGES PRINTED: 212
SHUTTER SPEED: 1/7,000TH OF A SECOND
NUMBER OF BLOWN SPEAKERS: 2

If you want to see more (amazing) pictures form Martin Klimas, visit the New York Times website.

A little gossip: Canon even made a commercial about it!

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Left brain / Right brain

Left brain / Right brain by Brooke paints

Left brain / Right brain by Brooke paints

Left Brain:
“I am the left brain. I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the familiar. I categorize. I am accurate. Linear. Analytical. Strategic. I am practical. Always in control. A master of words and language. Realistic. I calculate equations and play with numbers. I am order. I am logic. I know exactly who I am.”

Right Brain:
“I am the right brain. I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion. Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of roaring laughter. I am taste. The feeling of sand beneath bare feat. I am movement. Vivid colors. I am the urge to paint on an empty canvas. I am boundless imagination. Art. Poetry. I sense. I feel. I am everything I wanted to be.”

www.portraitsbybrooke.com

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Northen lights

Göran Strand

Göran Strand of Östersund, Sweden, took a panoramic photo of Tuesday night's sights and wrapped it into a 360-degree composition titled "Planet Aurora."

The skies are settling down after this week’s big solar storm, leaving behind a gallery of green-glowing pictures as a lasting legacy. Alan Boyle, photoblog.msnbc.msn.com

The psychology of color

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