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Photography – Naturally composed

Thank you to talented photographer Matthew Taylor of Naturally Composed who sent us this shot. Matthew is a photography major at the University of Central Missouri and we just know he will be big one day. So watch this space and …

Check out his beautiful shot of a storm rolling in onto the plains of Missouri. Taken in Knob Noster Missouri (check out the map below), you can really appreciate the space of the American Midwest. Awesome.


Taken with a Canon 30D, with f/11, 1/125sec and ISO 100

Knob Noster, Mo.]


August 9, 2008 at 3:05 pm 1 comment

Photograph of the Week – ‘Light Trails’

Light Trails

This is photo is just dammed cool and it was decided upon to be this weeks ‘Photograph of the Week’. Yay, Round of applause….

Light trails created with a very slow shutter speed, a candle and a lot of hurling the camera around to make shapes. Impressive effect for a relatively easy shot!

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July 17, 2008 at 12:40 am 1 comment

Photography – ‘Chill Out’

Don’t know where you are and what the weather is like there, but for once I’m surprised to say I’m writing this to you from a rather warm London. With the recent temperamental climate here it makes today feel like a heatwave.

Make the most of it my friends because it’s a nigh on certainty that it ‘aint gonna last! So when you come in from sunning yourself in the garden with your factor 400, or come back from that sneaky extra long lunch break you just had and your looking for something to cool you down a bit – may we recommend this photo – taken by one of Green i Design’s resident photographers in April 08 no less.

A chilly little macro shot reminding us all that no matter where you are or how lovely it is today it’s never guaranteed and this could be just round the corner!! Now run, get your shorts on and catch that ice cream van before its all too late!

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July 16, 2008 at 1:45 pm Leave a comment

Banksy aka Robin Gunningham = Lame

Well, apparently, street art guru and general trendo mystery Banksy, is not so much of a mystery any more.

Thanks in part to a spazztastic newspaper we have here in the UK, anyone who cares on this rainy little island will now know that Banksy aka guerrilla graffiti god is no other than Mr Robin Gunningham from Bristol…


This is so not news worthy, in fact it’s so boring I’d rather read every bio of every contestant on this years Big Brothe… ok no I’m being dramatic, but this is still super dull…. But for some unknown reason people have been going mad about this. Seriously there are chat rooms and forums dedicated to this topic right now, discussing to ad nausium the who’s, the whats, the wheres and the whys –

How could they out Banksy?” erm. who cares?

Apparently hes middle class” oh god no, not middle class.

Banksy is such a hypocrite selling his work for millions when he’s meant to be for the people” Nope. Just smart. If Brangelina wanna spend a 3rd world countries GDP on a bit of canvas and some spray paint then who’s the fool here really guys?

I particularly enjoyed this response:

“Spray painting other peoples property, without their permission, is vandalism. It hardly matters to the victim (for all you trendy lefties out there, that’s the property owner who has to pay the clean up costs) whether the creep responsible was lower, middle or upper class.”

Meh! This is dull and we’ve heard it all before, miserable it may be, this gimp might actually have a point, but will we let him have it? neeeeeeveeeeerrrrrrr.

It’s a standard fact that Banksy is cool, if you don’t agree? Then well you’re wrong… and a mega ‘tard. We can’t be bothered to explain why he is cool. You’re so late to this party.

So just in case you care, here’s some good old examples of ‘vandalism’ for you to discuss to death. Enjoy.


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July 15, 2008 at 12:52 pm 10 comments

Photography – HDR – Canary Wharf – ‘God Save Us’

HDR Imaging techniques can often cause dramatic results

HDR Imaging techniques can often cause dramatic results

high dynamic range imaging (HDRI) is a set of techniques that allows a greater dynamic range of exposures (the range of values between light and dark areas) than normal digital imaging techniques. The intention of HDRI is to accurately represent the wide range of intensity levels found in real scenes ranging from direct sunlight to shadows.

Confused? Don’t be. In simple terms, HDR is a photograph made up of several or many different photographs all taken at different exposures. No other setting on your camera need be changed, simply set up a good shot with your tripod and take 3 to 4 pictures of the same object at different exposures.

Where HDR becomes HDRI is in the processing of your picture. Adobe Photoshop CS3 comes with an HDR/Tonemapping tool pre-installed and there are a few great programs out there on the market that blend your collected photos into one tonemapped/HDR photograph.

The above shot is one by Green i Design’s resident photographer as an example of how you can play with HDRI for a truely dramatic, bold effect.

July 14, 2008 at 1:49 pm 2 comments

Photography – ‘Take Flight’

‘Take Flight’

Matt Swann of Scattershot Genius, California, Pismo Beach


105mm macro lens, 1/1250, f/5 and ISO 400.

The original shot was then converted into black & white in Aperture, where Matt knocked down the blue channel and kept the red + the green, resulting in the final image.


This shot of the seagull, is so crisp it looks like that little bugger is going straight for your eyes, or at least for your sandwich!

Matt said “I used my D70’s continuous auto focus mode to keep focus on the seagull’s eye as he flew – I can’t remember whether he was landing or taking off.”

Whether it was going up or down, Matt managed to get a beautiful image of the creature in flight, the light perfectly capturing each feather, an incredibly hard shot which would have taken a very steady hand, not to mention a bit of nerve. Well done Matt, Green i Design thinks you rule.

July 13, 2008 at 4:29 pm 2 comments

Photography – ‘Fleur Violet’

‘Fleur Violet’

A stunning shot, showing the advantages of a macro lens…. looks almost hand painted, good enough to eat.

July 12, 2008 at 7:30 pm 6 comments

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