Light painting photography is a fun activity for kids of all ages. Recently Studio 300 hosted a light painting portrait class for adults where our patrons learned the basic photography skills required for successful images. Then we kicked it in to high gear and added a flash to create some fun and interesting portraits. Go to our Flickr page for the results of the class.
Head on over to our Flickr site to see the finished photos from this year’s Fountaindale Public Library annual program. You can download various sizes of these finished portraits from Flickr and share them however you wish.
At this year’s program, our Fountaindale Public Library patrons experimented with two different animation styles: cutout stop-motion and computer-based animation. Here are their completed animations made during the November 2018 Animation Bootcamp program in Studio 300.
It’s the season for BBQs, fireworks and garage sales–especially items from the free pile. Case in point: this cracked mirror with a lot of potential.
Using Adobe software to create a design and then cutting adhesive vinyl using the Studio 300 Maker Lab Zing vinyl cutter, this garage sale find became a unique object for the home.
What are you going to create next in Studio 300’s Maker Lab?
Browse new creative content made by our very own Fountaindale Public Library patrons in the Community Content Collection. This special compilation features local content creators who share their podcasts, videos, artwork, and more. Also, several local authors share their ebooks.
Our aim is to capture, curate, and share the knowledge and artistic creations that YOU produce and make them available to FPLD patrons in our Fountaindale Public Library Community Content Collection. To submit your own work, visit this link.
A person’s hands can do amazing things. Computers can do amazing things. But often there is a disconnect between the two. The Cintiq drawing tablet bridges that gap.
Combined with software such as Photoshop opens up endless possibilities. Pressure sensitivity, screen mirroring – it’s an amazing feeling to work with a pen.
This Staff Pick brought to you by Steve. Stop by Studio 300 and try this device for yourself.
These days our electronics are always close at hand. We take them everywhere and use them for everything from work to play. With such an abundance of devices in use you may want yours to stand out.
There are many ways to customize the look of your device: laptop skins or decals, customized cases, and more. The wide range of choices makes it difficult to decide. Or you may not get exactly what you want. At Studio 300 there are a few ways to easily customize your own device.
The Studio 300 KNK Zing Computerized Cutter allows you to cut vinyl into the design of your choice. These can easily be applied to your devices and will last a long time.
Another quick and easy way to customize your cell phone is to buy a clear case and then design an insert. You can change these up whenever you wish to update the look. You create the design and print it using the different paper stocks available at Studio 300. (Examples below).
Ready to get started? Studio 300 has two upcoming classes that can teach you how to use the tools and software to create your own designs.
Vinyl Design & Computer Cutting Basics
Thursday, July 13, 7 p.m.
Create and cut custom designs that can be applied to different surfaces.
Tuesday, July 25, 6:30 p.m.
Learn essential Photoshop tools and basic techniques.
The next time you feel like supporting your favorite band, game, sports team or just want to create something that represents YOU, visit Studio 300 and take advantage of all the tools and software available to you.
We’ve recently added Nikon gear to join our large inventory of Canon photography equipment. This includes a Nikon 5300 DSLR and several extra lenses that match our Canon inventory. Stop in to Studio 300 to see what’s available for use in the lab and for 3-day checkout.
Here’s a test of 360° degree photography featuring our Studio 300 Main Television room C. Click the play button and use your mouse to navigate around the room.
There was only one problem: the cart was too plain.
Using Studio 300 technology we gave the cart a much-needed makeover. After designing the graphics using Adobe Illustrator, we sent the files to our vinyl cutter, and then installed the finished pieces on the cart. The pictures tell the story.
Visit Studio 300 and learn about how to use the vinyl cutter for your next project.