Shine by Three
A blog run by Margaret Zhang A photographer, writer, stylist, jack of all trades.. some kind of super woman. She also models (she’s gorgeous.) In fact Margaret is in most of the images on the blog.. at the end of the posts she credits the makeup artists etc.. and the photographer.. but she states that she is the photographer. I’m confused. How? If these are all self portraits.. that shit is crazy. Amen.
(but really though.. are you taking these photos of yourself?)
Design wise I enjoy her blog, I like when you click on a post is takes you to page but the original text and image are in the same place as you last saw it and you proceed to scroll to see the story.
Its refreshing to see a blogger who is also a talented photographer. In her portfolio section its easy to see that she has developed strong technical skills and definitely has her own style that carries through all of her projects. Below are some of her images.
She is also a lovely writer, and speaks thoughtfully on her subjects with a playful spritz. Seems like a cool woman. You go girl.
WE♥ is an online magazine. They like to talk about Art, Lifestyle, Design and Travel. I like them for it.
The write ups are not excruciatingly long. They are to the point and with some sass. I’m with it. Lots of lovely pictures cited from different photographers who are always credited. (YAY) annnnd they link you to related articles at the bottom of each post. The layout is easy to navigate and playful, full of color.
Many of their posts are like a portal to a list of articles related to the topic they are featuring. For example their feature on what they call some of the most creative ceramic artists. We Heart – Creative Ceramics
No topic is really out of question, however I will say there is hardly anything on food, but they do cover the recent changes playboy is making in their marketing so maybe that makes up for it.
It is a great place to learn about new artists, spaces, cities and the likes.
I heart it.
What a great resource. I have been using the blog for years now, when I’ve had ideas but didn’t necessarily know what steps I should take to make them a reality. I generally refer to tutsplus when I am trying to figure out a video technique or just play around and learn some new stuff.
They offer online courses on 3d Motion, Web Development, Photography, Video, Computer Skills, Business, Web Design and the list continues. They used to have way more free lessons, but I guess they figured out that they had a good thing going and why not make money? Below is the current pricing and what access you get with each option.
I personally think it is totally worth it and a great alternative to going to school when you don’t have the time or money, or really just aren’t sure if its something you want to commit to. And you can become a multidisciplinary genius that everyone will want to hire, cause your fucking awesome.
What could be better than that?
I am going to be using tutsplus soon.. like this week… to begin my journey of learning Cinema 4D :0
Wish me luck!