Chewing my way through this at the moment (the book not the table)
I was aware of Brené Brown through her TED talks and added this book to one of my lists (I make lists...)
This comes highly recommended and yes, it's a bit warm and fuzzy, and being a guy I'm not used to or comfortable exploring things like 'vulnerability'
But there are those voices in all our heads that say we aren't good enough or don't deserve this or that, and just roadblocks galore that stop us from taking risks and daring greatly. Myself included. Myself especially.
I thought I'd do a quick 'part 2' to a post I did a week or so ago about taking better Portraits.
I suggested three things to get a better portrait. Plopping your subject down in front of a window, diffusing the light, and then using side lighting.
In the absence of a window, if it's dark for example, we have to create one.
If you're a non-photographer who wants to take a decent portrait with no fuss or muss, here are three steps that'll get you there pretty easily.
If you find yourself in a hotel, living room, airport terminal, drug store, anywhere with an outside window, these will make a great big improvement.
Step 1 - To the window!
Sit or stand your subject in front of a window. Why? Natural Light. Always better than artificial light. Kill the room lights if you can. Turn off the flash on your camera. You want 100% natural light and 0% artificial light ideally. Natural light and artificial light have different colour temperatures. Our eyes are easily fooled and we don't always notice the colour temperature thing, but your cameras sensor will.
If you’re the teacher or parent of a young Engineer or Designer of the future, sit them down and spend five minutes with them watching this short film about a real project that just might change the world.
I’m a bit of a music geek; maybe that’s an understatement.
2016 hasn’t been a good month for music fans of a certain age, and so naturally I’ve been foraging and listening to some of the old classics. Weird where this led me.