Articles by Matabraham

Message board support

Was going through the message boards and loved this thread-- wise answers, warm responses respecting the questioner's thoughts....Experience speaks and it helps to listen! Of course there are umpteen similar threads andI guess that says a lot about the people here ..... I guess picking fromthe responses across the message boards, we have enough good material for a monthly DT magazine:) continue reading

And Miles to go.....

A hot and humid day, a dead cellphone in the midst of busy travel,late late journey back home and rushing to send a mail to a dear friend before his birthday is over!...well quite a happening day, but the topping was when i opened my DT account- my first year completed at DT and my first payout amount in the balance with a sale on the last day! It took a bit of a time but thanks a ton dear buyers and all at DT for your advice,encouragement and guidance...the quality of your work here tells me that... continue reading

Assignment assesments....

Participation in the assignments began for me with the ' cooking ' theme and it was definitely a revelation to see how creatively and differently the photographers responded. Assignment themes have given me a chance to compare and see the quality of work that professionals demand and encourage. It is slow learning but there is this opportunity to create images on a theme that I might not have taken up on my own.I had seen the assignments as more of a creative input rather than a sale viewpoint(though... continue reading

Assignment favorites

The assignment submissions this time has a large number of images with children in focus.Its bound to be cute when kids are involved and these images speak for the innate wish of us all to create something good from what we have got in hand.Of these fantastic images a couplethat seemed special to me are these two -the kids are cute aren't they:) But more than that I like the way the image is presented- The li'l cook with the apple pie is all of three years and I would like to imagine mom making... continue reading

Microstock musings

So wishing you all here in DT land all the fun and I do hope that more wonderful times are on their way! continue reading

Inkscape-a great asset

I would like to dedicate this post to the makers of Inkscape - the wonderfulvector illustrator program that has been a great asset in my creative journey. This along with GIMP,an image manipulation software, forms a free and formidable combination that helps amateurs like me have fun inthis exciting world of digital art.When I think about the amount of hours these people have spent in making these softwares and about the times of frustration and failurethey might surely have known, it continue reading

Imagery and what goes into it

This is my first blog and I hope that I will get some pennies for my thoughts:) Well,I would like to jot down thoughts about elements of designand the likethatcatch my eye .Hope its useful!In India one sees a profusion of colors and imagery all around.Be it theRangoli or kolam patterns or the shapes and forms used on pots, to textiles to walls of houses, there are influences everywhere if we look for them. The motifs that are used in these designs give them a special flavor and identity.... continue reading

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