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Mixed media art is oftentimes portrayed when you layer different elements, creating an impeccably unified piece. But remember that this is not easy to make since it would take some time before dabblers can obtain a cohesive look using mixed media. Of course, there would be times when even beginners discover that they have a natural capability to put a mixture of different elements together, and eventually turning it into an excellently fluid masterpiece. For those who would like to try this certain brand of creative pursuit, below are some of the helpful mixed media techniques:
Layering – This technique is a detailed process since it would take time and brainstorming to build them up. And although the end product may make it seem like it is just a simple arrangement trick, there are certainly no shortcuts involved. For example, if you wish to do a distressed look or perhaps a semi-transparent one with paint, you have to prepare the layers underneath first prior to painting it over. In providing a great background of collage and text elements, you must place the different layers one after the other, whether they be in a random sequence or a determined one. But if you want to come up with a good texture, you have to put in a thick coat in the base for inscribing. This proves that layering is truly a process.
Blending – This technique goes hand in hand with layering. You need to learn how varying materials react with one another; which mixtures would produce which effect, which has the least resistance, and the like. The most important thing to bear in mind is to keep things picture perfect. Read the rest of this entry »
Whether weddings are large or small, you want to have the best possible photos taken to remember your special day. There is no better way to remember the happiness and love you shared on your special day than with photos. Talking with your photographer and making a list of special photos you would like taken is the best way to capture all the magic of the day.
Before the Ceremony
Your photos should start before the marriage ceremony. Getting ready for the big day is one part of the fun you will want to have captured on film. A close-up of the bride’s dress as it lies over a chair makes a wonderful shot. Photos of the bride as she is having her hair and makeup done are fun photo ideas. You will want photos of the bridesmaids getting ready, the mother of the bride helping with the bride’s dress, and mother and daughter captured in a quiet moment.
Photos of the groom and groomsmen getting ready are also must have photos of the big day. A photo of the groom having his father help with his tie is a nice idea. Photos of the groomsmen adjusting their ties and jackets make nice photos. A shot of the groomsmen surrounding the groom and the groom with his father in a quiet moment make good photos for weddings.
Photos of the mothers being seated are nice photos to have. Capturing photos of the wedding party at the altar make wonderful shots. The groom as he sees his bride for the first time and the bride as she begins walking down the aisle are definite must have shots of the big day. Photos would not be complete without one of the first kiss.
After the Ceremony
When the ceremony is over a must have photo is of the bride and groom as they walk out together. This is a time for fun shots of the groom lifting the bride or the couple in a relaxed shot kissing. Candid shots are wonderful additions to any marriage album. Before and during the reception there are many opportunities for fun photos to be taken. Shots of the cake and the couple cutting the cake are must have photos. Pictures of toasts being made, the first dance, the couple dancing with parents, and other guests dancing are photos that will show the happiness of the day. Read the rest of this entry »
For years, Australia’s gambling market has been limited to land-based casinos and gaming clubs. In recent years, many countries around the world have liberated their online gambling markets, but Australia has yet to jump on the bandwagon. Politicians have resisted the idea of licensing international online casino operators – but a review of the country’s Interactive Gambling Act (IGA) could change everything.
The review process began in 2011, when the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy released a discussion paper. It listed the topics that would be considered by the review, including the development of new gaming technology, problem gambling, licensing and enforcement of the IGA. It has been over a year since the discussion paper was released, and gaming experts predict that there are significant changes on the horizon.
One recommendation that was made during the review procession was a potential trial of online poker regulation. Reports state that the trial would last for five years, giving Australian politicians time to determine the social and financial impact this type of regulation would have on the community.
Online poker is usually the first step for any country looking into online gambling regulation for the first time. This is because poker is regarded as a game of skill; its definition as such makes its regulation more palatable for responsible gambling advocates.
Australia is also likely to make more changes to its online betting market. Previously, local operators were the only companies allowed to offer online betting to residents. For quite some time, only SportingBet and TabCorp were licensed to do so, but Australian politicians opened up the market last year by granting bet365 an online gambling license. The move resulted in a generous increase in gaming tax profits, so it is likely that more international operators will receive online sportsbetting licenses this year. Read the rest of this entry »