‘Maybe It’s Photoshop’: Creating a Gothic Makeover After The Fact! [VIDEO/TUTORIAL]
Apr29

‘Maybe It’s Photoshop’: Creating a Gothic Makeover After The Fact! [VIDEO/TUTORIAL]

The good folks at SurrealPSD decided to show how you can use compositing and processing effects to create an awesome Gothic Makeover with this new Photoshop video tutorial.

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Dulce De Leche & Bacon Bagel [RECIPE/ARTICLE]
Mar11

Dulce De Leche & Bacon Bagel [RECIPE/ARTICLE]

If you’re unfamiliar with the caramel known as Dulce De Leche…or are unfamiliar with how salt and sweet create a magical symphony…then this recipe may just open doors to cooking creativity that you never dreamed of!

On the other hand, if you’re familiar with both, then this recipe may well be one you haven’t tried yourself and could inspire you to go into an entirely new direction! To give you an idea of what you’re creating, think of the most sinfully decadent, caramel covered Cinnabon you’ve ever had, jack it up another 100% in flavor, and you begin to understand what a treat…

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Nara Gordon: Variatons on a Mummy [ART GALLERY]
Feb25

Nara Gordon: Variatons on a Mummy [ART GALLERY]

Gothic model Nara Gordon goes to the Masquerade as a rope mummy. In this art gallery, we explore a variety of stylistic variations on this theme. Photographer: Ken Lawson.
Post-Artist: DarkestGoth Photography.

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Meta-Art: The New Face of Interactive Expression, Part 3 [ARTICLE]
Feb11

Meta-Art: The New Face of Interactive Expression, Part 3 [ARTICLE]

Due to the power of these sort of “meta-art” concepts, the draw of incredible, tense movies like The Game, Inside Man, and Ocean’s Eleven, and the popularity of things like LARPing, some companies, like Lexington, Kentucky’s The Breakout Games, have decided to see about bringing the metagames found in complex board games and video games and the scenarios reserved to for edge of your seat thriller films to real life! (There are other companies with similar types of offerings out there, so, if you’re not in the Kentucky area, you can likely find places like this in your area. I’m going into…

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Meta-Art: The New Face of Interactive Expression, Part 2 [ARTICLE]
Feb04

Meta-Art: The New Face of Interactive Expression, Part 2 [ARTICLE]

When video games grew popular, it was assumed that people would play these animated games when they were children (when children already play a lot of games) and then grow out of them. But we began to learn that people didn’t grow out of them, but instead craved more complex mysteries and stories as they aged. This led to pivotal games like Myst and Rivven, which started the modern video game trend of well-created story and making your players use their brains, not just their reflexes. At the current rate of consumption of complex and morally challenging video games, in the near future…

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Meta-Art: The New Face of Interactive Expression, Part 1 [ARTICLE]
Jan28

Meta-Art: The New Face of Interactive Expression, Part 1 [ARTICLE]

It’s hard to be a modern creative person without having been exposed to conversations about the “meta-game” or the “meta-content” that’s behind modern creative works. This is made all the more confusing due to the fact that the concept behind how it’s now use in New Media is a hybrid of the noun version of this word, the adjective version, and something else. The French have a phrase called “Je ne sais quoi” which literally translated means “I know not what”—as in, there’s something else about what I’m talking about, but I can’t put my finger on it. It would be appropriate…

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Morganville Vampires brought to YouTube: Geek & Sundry Attempts Impossible [VIDEO]
Jan14

Morganville Vampires brought to YouTube: Geek & Sundry Attempts Impossible [VIDEO]

If you’ve read Rachel Caine’s interesting and slow-burn developing series, The Morganville Vampires, you probably never thought it could be brought to anything other than network TV. However, Geek & Sundry, after launching other original shows like Spellslingers, TableTop, and the Guild, decided to help bring the kickstarted campaign for film to their YouTube channel through the mini-medium of web-length episodes.

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DarkestGoth Girl Holiday Products: The 2015 Calendar [ANNOUNCEMENT]
Dec19

DarkestGoth Girl Holiday Products: The 2015 Calendar [ANNOUNCEMENT]

We’re now into the last minute shopping before the holidays and what better way can you show someone you love them than with the calendars of one (or three) of our beautiful DarkestGoth Girls!

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Gina Voss: Cat On A Hot Roof [GALLERY]
Nov05

Gina Voss: Cat On A Hot Roof [GALLERY]

The hyper-colorful Gina Voss makes her DarkestGoth Debut with her feline inspired cyber-goth look!

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Cincinatti Zombie Walk 2014 [ARTICLE/EVENT GALLERY]
Oct08

Cincinatti Zombie Walk 2014 [ARTICLE/EVENT GALLERY]

We–myself and my super helpful photographic assistant, Joel Eigsti–had the recent opportunity to photograph the Cincinatti Zombie Walk, an event designed to raise food and funds for the Cincinatti Freestore Foodbank.  The combined brainchild of Rocky Doll II and Mortified Zombabe, the Cincinatti Zombie Walk reached its sixth year on September 27th, generating more participation and donations than any of the events in the...

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V’s Guide to Group Shoots #3: The Day OF the Group Shoot [ARTICLE]
Aug21

V’s Guide to Group Shoots #3: The Day OF the Group Shoot [ARTICLE]

We’ve talked about: What is a Group Shoot? Then yesterday, we moved on to: How do you prepare for your group shoot? Now we move on to the actual day of the group shoot! The following 8 pieces of advice are written from the perspective of a model, since I get so many of them asking how to prepare for these types of group shoots. However, almost everything (even the ‘Games’ advice) can be done by photographers with just a little modification.

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