Mama Dip’s Kitchen, a monumental and traditional Southern Cuisine eatery, will launch its new and improved website this week, designed and developed by Riithink, a Chapel Hill-based digital marketing agency. Mama Dip’s is located on West Rosemary Street in Chapel Hill, and stands as a staple in the community. The savory aroma of crispy, seasoned chicken promptly alerts the area when it’s lunch or dinnertime, and the famous fixins’ have been enjoyed for decades. Last November marked Mama Dip’s 40th anniversary, celebrating forty successful years of watching her business’s legacy grow from humble beginnings. Starting with a modest $64 to […]
Do you remember being a kid in grade school? You had all sorts of opportunities to make things, to be inspired. You had art and music and projects that required more than one style of learning or thinking. At some point during growing up, finishing education, and being part of a work environment, you might have lost that inspiration as you became part of a more structured community or business. Being a working adult shouldn’t mean losing that imaginative spark. Fostering a productive environment needs to include an outlet for you and your employees to let your minds wander and […]
Subtle changes to images can make or break the overall aesthetic. Photoshop is more than capable of adding breathtaking enhancements that provide value that even the best photographers often cannot. One such enhancement, beams of light, takes a bit of finagling to master. But once learned, the effect is powerful. Enhance your landscape photography with “god rays”, or beams of light, in Photoshop. Here is a video tutorial to show you how it works using some simple Photoshop effects.
Are your web images ready for responsive design? Check the tutorial below. It’s 2015. We all understand mobile is here, and likely here to stay in various capacities. Most clients understand the need to reach their userbase on mobile. Many of those clients choose to employ a technique called responsive design. Responsive design has its own set of challenges. Without a code infrastructure and educated development team, it can be problematic to port your existing desktop-ready environment to a mobile environment without compromise. Your website or web applications must not only scale to smaller phones and tablet devices, but the functionality […]
The eyes have it. Stunning portraits feature exquisite detail and there a million ways to capture a person’s personality through a portrait. But we’ve found that sparking eyes can leave clients awed, and sometimes that can make the difference between landing a big contract and being just part of the pack. Creating compelling eyes is also vital in conveying a certain feeling in your video or display advertisements. “Without eye contact, the whole mood of the image changes – the camera is now simply an ‘observer’ and this is a great opportunity to show a subject in a different way.” Check […]
It takes a special eye to create jaw-dropping imagery in today’s saturated media market. It takes more than filters and Photoshop effects/plugins to really “wow” a client. You can’t adjust the contrast and brightness and expect to win new clientele. If you’re looking to break into photo editing, here is an excellent tutorial on creating amazing landscape visuals using multiple exposures. These effects can be applied to different types of photography (portraits, for example) for interesting results. What do you think?
Brent Clark, our rockstar photographer: He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he worked as both a photographer and editor at The Daily Tarheel. He couldn’t leave the southern part of heaven, so he stuck around, met the love his life Rebecca, and moved into a little house in the woods. Now he photographs weddings and shoots for magazines like TIME, Newsweek, Popular Photography, Our State, and Southern Living. His work has been recognized by Jen Bekman Gallery’s Hey Hot Shot competition, the NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism, the Venice International Photography Contest, Travel Photographer of […]