Andrew Haag Photographer and Designer based in California with interests in mixed media art and innovative design.
Tips for Portrait Photography
Portrait photography can be tricky. As a professional portrait photographer, Andrew Haag has some tips for people looking to improve their skills.
When it comes to the background, pick something that is neutral and not too cluttered. The focus should be on the subject. At the same time, you don’t want a completely plain, boring background. Pick something with some interest.
Keep composition in mind. Many amateurs leave too much space above the subject’s head.
Since you’re working with a subje...
Tips for Making Collage Art
During the 20th century, collage became a massively popular medium for many artists. Anyone can learn how to create beautiful works of art with this fun and expressive medium. Andrew Haag, photographer and mixed media artist, shares his advice for getting started with collage.
Collage does not have to be an expensive practice. All you need to start out with is backing (such as paper or wooden board), adhesive, and source materials. Your source materials could be anything. The usual go-to is m...
3 Photography Tips for Beginners
Now that everyone has a camera in their pocket at all times, many people fancy themselves a photographer. If you are someone looking to up-level your skills, here are a few tips on how to improve your photographs. You can use these tips with a camera phone, or any camera you might have when you are just starting out:
Know how to hold your camera. Usually, you won’t be using a tripod unless you are in low light conditions. Grip the camera with both hands and place the left hand beneath the len...
Mixed Media Art Projects: Painting on Photographs
Mixed media art encompasses an infinite amount of techniques – you can mix absolutely any two mediums into one piece, and it is considered mixed media. This could include different types of paint, cutting out pictures from magazines, combining crochet and embroidery, or anything else you can think of. One great beginner project for people who are new to mixed media is painting on top of photographs.
To source the photographs, you can find old pictures at thrift stores, take your own, or you c...
Andrew Haag to Showcase Top Artists and Exhibits 2022
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LOS ANGELES, CA, December 13, 2021 /PRSearchEngine/ — In 2022, Andrew Haag Photography & Design is set to host a showcase blog series featuring the top artists and art exhibits in the world. Featuring a unique array of styles, genres and mediums, Andrew Haag’s series will have something for every art collector and design enthusiast to enjoy!
Kicking off 2022 right, Andrew Haag Photography & Design will be sharing his artist and exhibit p...
Artist Spotlight: Cindy Sherman
Born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey in 1954, Cindy Sherman is a conceptual artist and photographer whose work mainly focuses on self portraits. According to the MoMA, “she is recognized as one of the most important and influential artists in contemporary art.” When she attended college, she initially pursued painting and even failed a required photography class, but went on to pursue conceptual photography.
Sherman’s work often involves her as the model dressing up in various costumes. Her breakth...
What is Postmodern Art?
Postmodern art has its roots in Dadaism – a movement in the early 20th century that rejected the art establishment and made nonsensical pieces. Younger artists in the 1950s began to feel that the mainstream abstract expressionist art didn’t speak to their lives in any meaningful way, so postmodern art began as a reaction against modern art.
Previous art movements aimed for a form of pure expression that was free of context, whereas postmodern art is highly contextual. Modern art was seen by m...
Women in Art : Hilma af Klint
Hilma af Klint, born in Sweden in 1862, was a pioneer of abstract art. She made abstract work years before other well-known artists of the 20th century such as Wassily Kandinsky. Art historians now recognize her as the first artist to create work in the abstract style.
When she was twenty years old, she attended the Royal Academy of Fine arts in Stockholm. She graduated in 1887, and went on to be the secretary for the Association of Swedish Women Artists. Klint also was in a group called “The...
What Are the Principles of Design?
If you’re interested in graphic design, it’s easy to want to immediately jump in and start on a project. Before you get knee-deep in trying to learn how to use all of the Adobe programs, it’s important to understand the fundamentals of design. Even though it may sound boring, using these principles will help you make sure that your designs are successful in whatever project you’re taking on.
There are eight basic principles of design
Balance. This is the distribution of text, shapes, images, ...
What is the Difference Between Graphic and Visual Designers?
Whether you’re considering a career path in the design field, or you need to hire a designer for a project, there’s a lot of different fields to choose from. The skill sets often overlap, but there are some key differences between graphic designers and visual designers.
Graphic designers have to communicate one specific idea to customers using text and images. This job has existed since the advent of the printing press, so traditionally graphic designers have worked in print-based media such ...
3 Mixed Media Artists of the 20th Century
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Spanish
Many know Picasso as the famous Surrealist painter, but he also pioneered the use of collage as an accepted fine art medium. Collage – which comes from the French verb ‘coller, meaning ‘to glue or stick’ – found its beginnings during this time. His ‘cubist collages’ inspired many artists in the Dadaist, Surrealist, and Pop Art movements. Picasso is famous for his oil paintings, but he also worked with ceramics and sculpture, printmaking, and he even was a th...
3 Art Exhibitions to Check Out In L.A. Before They’re Gone
As a photographer and designer based in California, Andrew Haag loves exploring the latest art exhibits and events in the local area. In this first installment of his art showcase series, Haag covers 3 must-see L.A. art exhibitions to check out this fall.
1. Immersive Van Gogh – 6400 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, California.
Designed by Massimiliano Siccardi, fans of Vincent Van Gogh will be amazed by this immersive attraction. Surround yourself with Van Gogh’s iconic works like you’ve never seen t...
Andrew Haag to Showcase Art Shows in CA
LOS ANGELES, CA, August 13, 2021 /PRSearchEngine/ — In September 2021, Andrew Haag is set to host a showcase featuring upcoming art shows in California. Aiming to shine a spotlight on smaller artists, Hagg’s series will offer a sneak peek into the local art world from an amateur perspective. Submissions are welcome!
Whether you’re looking to make your break into the California art scene — or just want something to do with your friends and family — Andrew Haa...
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Andrew Haag Photography & Design
Andrew Haag is the creative mastermind behind Andrew Haag Photography & Design, a passion project the mixed media artist has developed over the years.
Both in photography and graphic design, Andrew Haag is completely self-taught. Taking on a DIY approach early on, Haag has always appreciated the unique lessons that arti...
Andrew Haag Photography & Design
Today, Andrew Haag is an expert in entry level photo editing software, such as GIMP and Luminar. But this wasn’t always the case… Haag had to embark on quite the research expedition to acquire his expertise. It is thanks to the thousands of photographers, photo editors and visual artists who’ve produced photo editing tutorials on platforms such as YouTube and Twitter, that this film photographer turned digital artist found a way to thrive in the transition fro...