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The Celebrities We Lost in 2016

Written by Contemporary Art. Posted in Black gossip, Celebrity news, Latest hollywood

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The year 2016 will not go down as a good one for the world of celebrity. A number of prominent talents passed away this year pushing their names into the current news of the day and sending the world into a state of mourning. WANE-TVandnbsp;is reporting on the different people we had to say goodbye to throughout the year.

David Bowie

Musician and cultural icon, David Bowie, lost his battle with liver cancer in January shocking the world of entertainment news and the world as a whole. He was more than just a musician for many people around the globe, he was a trendsetter and mold

Free-Blown plus Mold-Blown = Mind-Blown Beauty

Written by Contemporary Art. Posted in Buy art, Fine art galleries, Glass paintings

Art gallery

Glass blowing is an amazing, and engaging, form of artistry. People love to watch as professionals perform this fascinating ancient art. It is said to have begun in the first century, probably in the same location where the country of Lebanon sits today. Its invention took place around the same time as the rise of the Roman Empire, which aided in the popularity of Rome as a new and upcoming city. The art form grew from there, spreading throughout the world.

Glass artwork is a very delicate and precise venture that involves very intricate execution by the artist. The two customary approaches to forming glass artwork are free-blowing and mold-blowing. Free-blowing is the method that has been used since its

5 Key Elements to Good Portrait Photography

Written by Contemporary Art. Posted in Wedding photography

wedding photo editing

Portrait photography can be a true challenge for even experienced photographers; it requires you to connect with your client in ways that aren’t applicable for more scenic subjects. It can be an intimidating prospect, but breaking down the basic elements of portraiture can help with your process.

Here are five key elements to producing a good personal portrait:

  • Relate to your subject and convey their character
    Remember that being in front of the camera can oftentimes be more nerve-wracking than being behind it. Having one’s photo taken can call for immense levels of vulnerability and trust, so it’s important to make your client feel totally at ease and confident in your skills and direction. Being able to make a personal connection with your subject is vital; not only will it help your client feel more comfortable and relaxed, but it will also allow you to get a glimpse into his or her personality and the character traits you’d both like to convey in the finished portrait.
  • Composition and style
    You have a distinctive personal style when it comes to your photography, and that’s likely to be one of the main reasons you were hired for any given event or session. Composition is crucial in creating an interesting image and can have a huge impact on how the image and subject are received by the viewer. Using the rule of thirds creates interest and puts the subject in focus; if you’re not pleased with the composition, the use of photo cropping in post-production can work wonders.
  • Lighting
    Whether your photo session is indoors or outdoors, good lighting is a must. For photographers, adjusting the aperture is important, especially for portraiture. The f-number varies from about f/8.3 in brightly lit environments to around f/2.31 in dark ones; typically, a portrait photographer will use a lower f-number, which should produce a slightly blurred background and keep the subject in focus. Whether you opt to use a natural or artificial light source comes down to personal preference, and the type of lighting will help set the mood or tone of the photo.
  • Equipment
    Your choice of lens has a great impact on the photos you take; your go-to lens for nature photography will differ from the one you choose for portraiture. For example, you wouldn’t use the Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* (which weighs 564 pounds) for personal portraits, as it was designed with wildlife photography in mind. Instead, you might want to use a moderate telephoto lens, so as not to distort your subject’s features or flatten them out. Your choice of camera matters, too; you don’t have to spend a fortune on your camera equipment, and Nikon and Canon DSLRs are among the most recommended and work for a variety of other situations. They will also help in your photography post production, whether you need some color correction services or specialize in wedding photo editing.
  • Editing
    For professional headshots, a client may want you to edit blemishes or stray hairs; for wedding photo editing, your subject may request that you remove the background or make more complex edits in the interest of producing the perfect image from a magical day. Combining photo retouching services with your skills as a photographer means that your clients will obtain your best work; the images will capture the best version of the subject, and both photographer and client will be totally happy with the results.

Whether you’re taking actor headshots, specializing in event photography, wedding photo editing, or you’re an amateur taking portraits of your friends, these five elements of good portraiture can help put you at ease and take the guesswork out of your next session.

3 Tips for Writing a Compelling and Insightful Music Review

Written by Contemporary Art. Posted in Building a social media presence as a musician

Music reviews

Music reviews require a delicate balance of summary, analysis, and criticism. Like any other art, writing takes practice to master. Here are three tips for creating a well-written, insightful, music review.

  1. Take notes. While you are listening to the album or song, make sure you take notes. You would be surprised how quickly you forget first impressions by the end of the performance. Your notes don?t have to be super detailed, but you do want to write down anything that stands out, including things you like and don?t like.
  2. Avoid the emotional. When you say that you ?love? or ?hate? something, it doesn?t really tell the audience much about the subject of your writing. It really says more about you

3 Ways to Have a Great Time With Your Family!

Written by Contemporary Art. Posted in Branson amusement park, Outdoor adventure, Zip lines

Giant slides

Despite what some TV shows tell us, being a member of a family can actually be a difficult task. It’s hard to please everyone and sometimes you just need your space.

One way to actually bring your family together, however, is to actually have some good old-fashioned family fun!

That doesn’t mean play Pokemon Go with your family while everyone stars at their cellphones, that means getting out there and having a family adventure!

If you’re looking for family attractions in the areas around you, you shouldn’t have to look too hard, just try and think outside the box. Here are a few fun family activities that you and your family ca

Installing a Home Entertainment System, Is It Worth It?

Written by Contemporary Art. Posted in Home entertainment, Home theater, Home theater seating lexington ky

Home entertainment experts

Attending the movies is a fun and exciting event for many families. There is just something different about watching a new movie in a large, comfortable, dark theater with soft chairs and a large, expanding movie screen. The sound is incomparable to the speakers of your home TV, making you feel like you are in the middle of the movie. This is why so many Americans visit movie theaters so frequently to view new and upcoming movies. The movies have gotten more expensive over the years and a movie can easily be ruined by a loud or talkative neighbor. What if you could avoid these pitfalls of the moving going experience and you could experience the same benefits of the movie theater, only in the comfort of your own home?

57% of people actually prefer to watch movies at home. They do not have to wo

Keep Things Light at Work By Hosting Regular After-Work Office Events

Written by Contemporary Art. Posted in Casino night fundraiser, Corporate event ideas, Fundraising ideas

Party planning ideas

Getting along with your coworkers can make your work life (where you probably spend the majority of your waking hours) a lot more bearable. It can also increase productivity, collaboration, and creativity among staff members and with that in mind, employers often try and think of fun company event ideas to encourage staff bonding and to create a better work culture. Mixing work and play can have a positive effect for everyone and can often make people feel more bonded or wedded to their company — if you enjoy being there, you’re less likely to want to move on and to spread a positive message about the company you work for. If your company is looking for fun corporate event venues, a casino may not be a bad place to start! Ev

Visiting Paris The Trip Of A Lifetime

Written by Contemporary Art. Posted in Apartments in paris france, Luxury apartments in paris, Tourist attractions

Vacation rentals

Paris is the city of lights, the city of love — we all know that. But despite its enduring popularity, there are still many things in Paris that most tourists remain unfamiliar with. Furthermore, the classic sights of Paris remain some of the most beautiful, and shouldn’t be discounted just because they’re popular. When it comes to travel, there is no such thing as a cliche. The Eiffel tower may be a mainstay, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth seeing. If you’re willing to go a bit out of the way of the main city, Versailles is beautiful as well. There are many, many more things that you’d probably want to see in Paris if you have the chance. But over the course of a vacation, you only have a limited time in which you can see what you want to see. So it’s important that before you go to Paris, you

Why Shouldn’t I Just Use My Phone Camera? The Financial Benefits Of Photo Enhancement Services

Written by Contemporary Art. Posted in Online photo posting, Professional photo editing, Professional photo editing services for photograph

Panorama stitching

Have you taken wedding photos only to find out they didn’t turn out quite right? Are you frustrated over the quality of your recent recollections of your children’s birthday parties? You may want to consider a photo enhancement service. Although technology has evolved rapidly to give us the accessible and flexible camera services we’ve always wanted, little issues such as red eye touch ups and color correction can still fly out of your reach. Even the merest difference in professional quality can make or break your goals for your photos, be they in the real estate market or a series of posters for a nearby bake sale. Let’s take a look at what a photo enhancement service can do for you.

What Are The Best Cameras?

While it may be tempting to do all you can with your expensive ce

Who Will Be the Latest Celebrity to Take on Live! with Kelly Ripa?

Written by Contemporary Art. Posted in Black gossip site, Celebrity gossip, Celebrity news

Current celebrity news

After four years, Michael Strahan will be saying goodbye to his chair alongside Kelly Ripa on Live! with Kelly and Michael. He is just the latest celebrity to pass through the morning entertainment news program after taking over for Regis Philbin in 2012.

The big question now is: Who will take over for Michael? The process of finding a new host took over a year last time, and Ripa’s apparent astonishment at the news of Strahan’s departure has been some of the juiciest celebrity gossip to ever hit the daytime talk show circuit.

Whoever they may find, no one will be likely to live up to Michael’s great presence. Not only is the former NFL player truly blessed with the gift of gab, he’s been a notable figure in black entertainment news shows. His entrance on ABC’s Live! came jus