Atlanta is truly a city like no other. There is nothing like Atlanta in the entire United States, and there is nothing you can compare it to. It has its own personality and its own flair. And that’s the beauty of Atlanta, it has character like no other city in the world.
In this blog I will post pictures of unique buildings and places around Atlanta, as well as some of the historical sites and landmarks around town. I hope you enjoy this blog as much as I enjoyed taking these pictures for you to see!
I am not a professional photographer or writer by any means, but I would love for this to become a hobby for me. If you have any suggestions or comments please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
In the 1960s, while I was working my first full-time job as a file clerk at the headquarters of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, I would sometimes see Dr. King and his staff in our building’s parking lot. I have a vivid memory of one afternoon when he was standing in the middle of Peachtree Street and 10th Street. A police motorcycle patrolman came up to him and said something like: “Dr. King, you can’t be standing there.”
“Because I’m directing traffic.”
“Well, where do you want me to go?”
“I don’t care where you go, just get out of the street. You can’t stand there.”
“But officer,” Dr. King replied politely but firmly, “I’m in the middle of Midtown Atlanta. Where else can I stand?”
New York’s Times Square was named for The New York Times, which moved there in 1904. The area around the square was known as Long Acre Square from the name of a nearby road, and became known as “Times Square” by 1907.
Tiffany’s is a high-end jewelry and specialty retailer founded in New York City in 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young. Its flagship store is located on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.
There is a peculiar beauty in the golden hour, when the sun dips below the horizon and turns the sky gold. This effect is caused by particulate matter in the atmosphere that reflects sunlight and gives a golden glow to objects.
The best way to capture this effect is with long exposures. I found that setting my camera to Bulb Mode, opening up my aperture as wide as possible (f/1.4), and setting my ISO to 100 worked well.
I used a tripod to prevent any motion blur from occurring. If you don’t have a tripod, you can try holding your camera above your head and resting it on something stable such as a wall or fence. Just make sure it’s steady enough to keep your camera level with the horizon!
After taking your shot, convert it into black and white using either Lightroom or Photoshop. It will dramatically change the tone of your photo, giving it an almost ethereal feel while still retaining its golden glow.
At the same time, it is important to remember that the art of album cover design is not as dead as we might think. It has just changed from being a popular art form to a specialized one. Some of the most interesting album covers created today are designed by those involved in niche music genres, such as electronic music, hip-hop and jazz.
We can see this clearly in the work of Daniel Quiles, who creates beautiful artwork for musicians working in these genres. His style is highly original and his designs are very striking. He has an enormous talent for capturing the spirit of his subject matter while simultaneously creating a unique and memorable visual style.
+Daniel Quiles on Behance
In particular, he has created some amazing work for the group Floating Points. The album covers Daniel has created for them are works of art in their own right. The triptych shown above contains many of the key elements that make his work so distinctive: bold colours; geometric shapes; complex patterns and a sense of movement or flow. Each element contributes to the overall aesthetic he is aiming to create in each piece, but they also have their own life and energy outside this context too.”
Using image to attract buyers is a classic marketing tool that you can use for your own artwork. Adding a portrait or painting of somebody that looks good on the album cover is an effective way to draw attention to it and make the public want to buy it.
The images that you select should be representative of the music on the album. You want people to get a sense of what they are buying, so they can feel like they are getting their money’s worth. A picture of a beautiful woman will not help sell an album of polka music. Likewise, a picture of a cute band member might help sell an album, but then again it might not. A picture of a group of people would probably be better at selling an album than just one person. The more images on the cover, the more interest you will hold for the potential buyer.
If you are using images from previous works, make sure that they are not too similar and that they are one of your best works. You do not want your potential customers feeling like they have seen this before, or feeling like they cannot tell which one is supposed to be on the cover because everything looks alike.
3. A big part of the appeal of the album covers is that they have a more innocent time feel to them. The album covers that were designed for album covers of the 1950s, were done so in an era when there was still a sense of innocence about the country. The album covers of the 1960s and 1970s are from an era when Americans were fighting in Vietnam and some were protesting against the war that was being fought.
Towards the end of this decade, albums reflected a growing pessimism about America and what it had become. There was no longer an innocence about America and the world at large. The optimism present during World War II had all but disappeared by this point in history, and there was a greater sense of disillusionment with society as a whole.
The 1960s and 1970s saw many album covers that reflected popular culture’s rebellion against authority, as well as a growing understanding among Americans that American imperialism wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.