Creative Tidbits #198: Photo fright, newsletter design, homeless and more

by Fred Showker

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Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative inspiration Here we are rolling into the holiday season, but you'll find that creative inspiration for the holidays can work all year long. We have a great line-up this month, which will be in three parts. Enjoy and don't forget to send in your creative inspiration tidbits and discoveries . . .

  • 100 Cameras Were Given to the Homeless in London. Here’s What They Captured.
  • Artist blends figurative and portraiture elements in works
  • 4 Great Design Ideas for Your Association Newsletter
  • Graphic Design Festival Scotland returns to Glasgow
  • How to not be frightened of your camera

Graphic Design Festival Scotland returns to Glasgow

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Graphic Design Festival Scotland returns to Glasgow in October, with a six-day line-up spanning talks, workshops, competitions and an exhibition of international poster art.
      The festival takes place from October 19-25 at The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture. The event was founded last year by Beth Wilson and James Gilchrist of Warriors Studio, with the aim of promoting Scottish design talent, providing a platform for new creatives and boosting public engagement with graphic design
Here's the Full Story Full story : www.creativereview.co.uk
links to creative inspiration Check out this very cool exhibit area

100 Cameras Were Given to the Homeless in London. Here’s What They Captured.

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Back in July, Cafe Art handed out 100 Fujifilm disposable cameras to homeless people in London, connected them to photography training with the Royal Photographic Society, and asked them to shoot photos with the theme “My London.”
      80 of the cameras were returned, and over 2,500 photos were developed.
Here's the Full Story Full story : petapixel.com

Artist blends figurative and portraiture elements in works

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InRetrospect, Nancy Moyer’s self-portrait in 28 stages, combines different style elements, techniques and media.
      Within her artworks, one can recognize multi-tasking graphic and photo skills. She blends figurative and portraiture elements with the graphics of text. The exhibit is on display at the new Beehive Collective in Harlingen.
Here's the Full Story Full story : www.themonitor.com
links to creative inspiration Here is another sample of Moyer’s work

4 Great Design Ideas for Your Association Newsletter

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When it comes to acquiring new members — as well as retaining current ones — your association’s newsletter is one of its greatest assets. Whether sent out daily, weekly, monthly, or beyond, a newsletter is a fantastic tool that keeps current members engaged while providing potential members with pertinent information regarding what your association or professional organization has to offer.
      Unfortunately, with all that you have going on, it can be very easy to forget about the design aspects of the newsletter while focusing on content. Of course, content is incredibly important, but design is equally important. If you’re unsure of the quality and effectiveness of your newsletter’s design, here are four things to think about
Here's the Full Story Full story : Mary Hiers - Association Media & Publishing

How to not be frightened of your camera

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Shannon Boswell, Office Administrator/Marketing Assistant at The Development Company Limited writes a pretty level, self-help piece. Shannon writes :
      I am an amateur photographer and I recently posted a few questions on LinkedIn asking for some tips and advice. The answers I received were great – but one thing stuck out to me. I'm clueless. What do all these funky numbers and buttons on the camera mean? Do I need to know what they are? Will it make my pictures better?
Here's the Full Story Full story : www.linkedin.com

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Fred Showker

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