Ever feel like the world is falling apart at the hands of hate? Need a ray of hope? Want to make a difference, but not sure what to do? Try the HARMONY PHOTO CHALLENGE. Try these 3 simple steps to make the world a little bit better:
- Step 1: Take a photograph of people being good to each other
- Step 2: Post your photo to Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, or anywhere that could use some positivity
- Step 3: Tag your photo with #harmonyphotochallenge
Let’s build a huge pile of positivity!
Example: In this example you can see Holocaust survivors Dorothy Finger and Morris “Freschie” Freschman chatting about the power of forgiveness. #harmonyphotochallenge
Thank you for visiting!
Susan E. Hendrich
New tool may transform the way we look at digital images
Photos – back then
I was just thinking about all the photos my family took during the 70’s, 80’s, and early 90’s. These printed photos (doubles, of course, because Happy Harry’s drugstore offered free doubles) sit in shoe boxes, stacked neatly in a closet. Despite my mother’s careful labeling with a felt-tip pen so that we’d “always remember,” not one of these photos has been viewed in the last 15 years. All that posing and smiling and say-cheesing at the beach and the school and the picnic, and all we’re left with is duplicate copies of fading faces in a closeted box. Hmnn.
Digital photos – an improvement
We all know how the availability of digital photography to the everyday citizen has changed our worlds. It seems everyone nowadays has their flickr set or ofoto album. But still (sorry for the pun), these images often just sit in our digital collections, even with our careful tagging and sorting.
Photosynth – a breakthrough
Fast forward a step further now, where Microsoft rolls out Photosynth. And get ready to say, “Wow” again. I thought about trying to distill this fascinating new tool into some witty script, but realized that the Photosynth picture says far more than just a thousand words… Check out this video, where Mr. Blaise Aguera y Arcas leads a dazzling demo of Photosynth, software that could transform the way we look at digital images. Using still photos culled from the Web, Photosynth builds breathtaking dreamscapes and lets us navigate them.
Let’s celebrate the spaces between…
Objects in a composition need to breathe. White space offers an airy canvas stage on which the parts of your design can freely dance. Just ask Mark Boulton, graphic designer and writer from the UK. Here’s my favorite part about Mark’s view on white space:
“Whitespace is often used to create a balanced, harmonious layout. One that just “feels” right. It can also take the reader on a journey through the design in the same way a photographer leaves “looking room” in a portrait shot by positioning the subject off the center of the frame and having them looking into the remaining space.”
Check out this slide show by Brand Autopsy to see some compelling use of white space.
Now, how can you use white space in your next design, web page, or thank you note to make a bold statement?
Looking forward to [the spaces between] your ideas,