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John Thatch

John Thatcher is a computer science educated artist. He uses technology to solve artist problems. His friends don't like it when he speaks of himself in the third person. But John does it anyway, because he's a rebel.

How to Be More Creative (2018)

By John Thatch / January 7, 2018

True Creativity isthe ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations. Here you’ll find real evidence-based tips and tricks to increase your creativity. Some of it supports common wisdom, some goes against it.Benefit counter: 29 (as of 12/02/2018)  Embrace your inner psychopath +2 A 2012 study […]

How to Make a Photography Portfolio

By John Thatch / December 18, 2017

All it takes to make it as a professional photographer is talent, right? Well, not exactly. If you’re going to make your dream a reality and build a sustainable career from taking photographs, you need to get your work out there for people to see. One of the first things that you’ll need to do […]

7 Sick Illustrator Portfolios

By John Thatch / December 18, 2017

If you’re an illustrator, a portfolio is incredibly important. It’s your calling card to the world, showing who you are and what you do. If you want to increase your chances of getting commissions or selling your existing work, you need to get your art online.Getting your work out there is easier than you probably […]

The Best Photo Editing Softwares 2018

By John Thatch / December 4, 2017

It doesn’t matter whether you are a pro-photographer, a keen hobbyist, or an occasional selfie-taker: at some point you’re going to want to organize and edit your images.Anybody with even a passing interest in photography knows that camera technology is improving at a shockingly fast rate, and even smartphones now have the ability to take […]

The 10 Best Drawing Tablets 2018

By John Thatch / December 3, 2017

Digital art is not for everyone. It takes character and hard work.But if you are so inclined, then in this article you will find gathered the greatest drawing tablets on the planet. They were chosen comparing price, hardware and functionality for a serious artist.”Red” – Gabrielle Germano Drawing Tablets Graphic TabletsCintiq Alternatives ModelIpad Pr​​​​​o 9.7Galaxy […]

The Best Monitors For Photo Editing 2018

By John Thatch / November 30, 2017

The darkroom days are over for most people, and if you work in photography or are a keen hobbyist, you will need a monitor that’s designed for photo manipulation.How you use your camera, and therefore your editing setup, will dictate what you need; as will the question of how serious a photographer you are. From […]

The Best Photo Printers 2018

By John Thatch / November 18, 2017

Whether you’re a professional photographer, a keen amateur, or a snap-happy smartphone user, the chances are that you’ll want to print out your photos. If you’re keen to do your printing at home, a specialist photo printer will give you the quality and connectivity you need to have your memories in your hands in minutes. There […]

The Best Internal Paint 2018

By John Thatch / November 4, 2017

There are lots of reasons to repaint the interior of your home: from normal wear and tear to re-purposing a room or keeping up with new trends. It’s an easy and fairly cheap way to give your home a new lease of life, and the job can be done without needing to hire a professional […]

The Best External Paint 2018

By John Thatch / October 22, 2017

On average, homeowners re-paint the exterior of their homes every 7 years, and it’s one of the easiest ways to give your home a new lease of life. It’s a job that can be done without the need for a professional contractor, but to get a great-looking, long-lasting finish it’s important to choose the right […]

The Best 4K Camera 2018

By John Thatch / September 26, 2017

If you’re a keen videographer and you haven’t already ventured into the world of 4K, chances are that you’re thinking of doing it. After the 2003 launch of the Dalsa Origin, the world’s first commercially available 4K camera, the technology was slow to grow. It took until 2010 for YouTube to support the format, and […]

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