@bensharpeningcharacteractive 1 month, 1 week ago
I have a passion for Graphic Design, Web Design, Cinematography, Photography, and all types of visual communication. In addition to running a web design ministry for churches, the Lord has blessed me with the ability to be the VersePics Director and Co-Host of The Sharpening Character Podcast.
Sorry for the delay!
Better. Try to move your text around till the entire design feels evenly visual weighted. By looking at the photo, I can tell it has a strong central weight to it, so I would move the text up even more.
When something is vertically centered, there is an equal amount of space on the top as on the bottom. When something is horizontally centered, there is an equal amount of space to either side. For that photo, I thought horizontally centering (NOT vertically centering, or I would have just said centered) the text would help with…[Read more]
I’ll continue to reply and critique VPs if you’d like to keep revising your submissions, but as it is past the deadline, I’m going to go ahead and wrap this up!
My favorite design submitted so far was one designed by Caitlin Compton.
I like this because of its simplicity.
The strong vertical axis created by the centered subject…[Read more]
I would definitely echo what I told @blessingscaptured about breaking up text here. You’ve got two words on their own lines, which isn’t ideal. Be careful about how you break up your text.
Your design should always have at least one axis. Think of this axis as an invisible line running through your design that things are…[Read more]
Your updated, updated version looks a lot better, and the padding around the verse looks MUCH better! 🙂
I’m not totally sold on the display (fancy) typeface for that photo. It feels a little too bold compared to the other typeface for my tastes right now, but that could be a personal preference. Perhaps if you made…[Read more]
By far I prefer the cropped design. Nice job! It feels much more balanced than the other designs, but still feels a little unbalanced because the tunnel curves away in a certain direction. Perhaps if you right aligned all the text so it matches the exit of the tunnel and moved it over slightly to the left the design would appear…[Read more]
I definitely like the grey text better than the yellow. Great choice! It’s bright enough to stand out, but doesn’t blind you when you have a bright screen! 😉 (I’ve had some interesting experiences with this.)
I think I like the simple text breakup version you made (#1) better than the more complicated one that followed the…[Read more]
Sorry I’m so late to get back to this. I got swept into a CRAZY week of school and had to drop everything just to keep up with the assignments.
I’ll be working to comment and get back on track throughout the day.
First, I love the colors of this photograph! That rich golden color mixed with the green from the dramatic side lighting is pretty cool (or, I should say, warm. 😉 )!
Because your subject is looking away from the camera towards the background (directing the viewer’s gaze there as well) and this is a landscape…[Read more]
First, I LOVE that script typeface! It’s very elegant.
Two quick things:
I like that you kept the overlay subtle, but it’s perhaps a little TOO subtle. I’d like to see a slightly darker overlay or a subtle shadow behind the text to help boost legibility. Remember, not everyone who sees…[Read more]
That’s a nice sunflower!
Couple quick things:
Because the majority of the photo is taken up by the sunflower head bathed in shadow and the exposure is set for the petals and sky, the photo feels a little underexposed. That certainly helps the text stand out, but I do wonder what it would look like if you…[Read more]
For ease of use, I’ll refer to the bridge/tunnel design as D1 and the dandelion design as D2.
Couple things here:
While I like that you were thinking of an off center subject, this is one photo where a centered composition could have been very effective. Additionally, because you’re not using any of the space off to the…[Read more]
That’s an awesome woods you’ve got there!
First of all, I like that you put a path in your image to help signify “he shall direct your paths” and that you put your subject off center to help give the verse more prominence. The bokeh is lovely in the background, and the dramatic side lighting is interesting.
While I can see…[Read more]
I was having a lot of fun photographing my sister’s fish tank decorations before we put them in the tank. I really like the foreground framing in this shot–it pulls the eye to the flower while also making the foreground interesting as well.
I know 800 ISO is a little high, so for some context this lens doesn’t have image…[Read more]
Thanks for thinking of us @buddingphotographer!
The struggle is real. I’ve had a little experience with trying to get type to stand out against difficult backgrounds, so here are a few tips:
Do not use a script typeface if you are struggling to make text stand out. Its delicate curves and forms are difficult to make out on a clean…[Read more]
Good Evening Mrs. Parfitt!
I don’t personally use Lightroom, so I’m not totally sure of where exactly in the software you would go to change your ratio to 16:9, but yes, it is a setting in Lightroom.
Look for the crop tool. You should be able to change the ratio and there should be an option for 16:9 in the list of presets. If…[Read more]
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