Cut It Out – A Visual StoryTelling Project

I am working with a local photographer – Cheryl Gorski to produce a visual storytelling project. Thehidingcpr Visual Storytelling series is called “Cut It Out” and is about Domestic Violence. Visual Storytelling is a phase that has been making its’ rounds a lot more in the recent years.  In simple terms visual storytelling is a technique that uses photos, photo manipulation, videos, illustrations, presentations, paintings, and other visual means, to convey a message. The message can evoke almost any emotional response in a viewer, from humor, shock, informing, inspiring, etc.

About one quarter of the human brain is involved in visual processing more than any other sense.

Flash AngercprThe human species makes sense of the world around them by using all their 5 senses, will some people say by using all their 6 senses.  However, scientist have found that about one quarter of the human brain is involved in visual processing, more then any other sense.  Visual processing has been the way humans have made sense of the world since the stone age. Visual storytelling has its’ history in the prehistoric cave paintings and the impact from them still effect us today during the internet era.

TrinityHawk Photography & Multimedia uses this knowledge and the knowledge found by the 3M Corporation earlier this year that our brains process images 60,000 times faster than it does text[1], and MIT scientist discovered that we are capable of processing entire images in just 13 milliseconds [2] to the process of creating their artwork.  Viewers look at a piece of work for a split second and decide what reaction it causes within them, if it is a good reaction, one of awe, even if it is shocking. This reaction will draw the viewer back to view the work again, more often then not.  That is the name of the game, if an art lover or collector is drawn back to a piece they are more apt to buy, because they are more apt to want that piece in their collection or on their own wall.

The photos posted in this projects are a collaboration between both her photography, my photography manipulation and my computer art to create fine art ready for printing and show casing at art shows.   We are hoping to also put it all together in a photo book combined with statics on Domestic Violence.

Please, enjoy this sneak peek and leave comments on your thoughts of the art and project itself.

[1] Tim Elmore |Growing Leaders | page6

[2] January 16, 2014 | Anne Trafton | Medical Press | “Neuroscientist Find the Brain Can Identify Images Seen For As Little As 13 Milliseconds”


I Have Been Published Again!

via I Have Been Published Again!.

I have been in photography for over 20 years, but took up Photoshop and computer art classes when I was going to college in 2004 through 2010. However, It wasn’t the last 4 years that I took it more seriously and started studying how to improve my skills. I wanted to be able to blend my artistic skills with my photography, or take my artistic skills and use the computer programs and create art with out photography.

So, I took a few more Photoshop courses, practiced with a few other programs and watched LOTS and LOTS of YouTube tutorials, as well as, other tutorials all over the internet.  I read as much as I could about the craft and practiced even more, and still do, you can never practice too much, or learn enough in this medium.

However, with all this effort it finally paid off!

It truly has been a long time since my art has been “active” besides in my own head, LOL

I can say I have had some buyers, I sell online, and I have had some commission work.  But things haven’t been where they were when I was younger, with art shows, published work and art festivals.  It seems that this past week might have been the catalyst point for my dying art freelance business and art life.  I ran spoke to an art associate I haven’t spoken to over a year now, I had a meeting with two art associates I haven’t spoken with in over two years, and ran into a friend who was part of the same art community as me over 17 years ago. All those re connections may of just breathed life back into this artist soul and my art life.

Because, since each one of their connection with me has been reconnected something great has been happening!

I booked an art show for November of next year, opening reception November 5th, 2016 5 to 9 pm

I have been asked to come up with an art program (weekly or monthly) and each it

I now able to announce, now that the magazine has been published, that I had Two pieces of my Digital art was published in Strange Beauty Magazine!


Never give up on your dreams even when you think you’re getting to old, or you are to disabled and something looks impossible. There is always away!

J Is For Joker


Digital computer painting created in Photoshop CC – All Rights Reserved: TrinityHawk Photography & Multimedia.

You can see some of my art products here:

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My Art Facebook is here:

Come have a look and like my page.  Let me know you have been there and leave me a comment.  I handle everything personally and will be happy to comment back to you.

I maybe setting up an Etsy and/or Ebay site soon, I let you know when this occurs.

Busy – Busy – Busy ME …..

I have been very busy these past few weeks. 
I know I have missed some updates on this blog and I haven’t done a lot of work on the website, I need to get on that!  
I have been busy baby sitting my new grand daughter, going to some doctor appointments, entering photography contests (and yes have won a few I will be posting those shortly), and I also have started a new magazine “Sweet Sexy Curves”.   I will also be posting about that.  This post is about being BUSY and how to stay organizes (which I am not LOL).
Thanks to a person I follow and admire greatly I found a new web site I am following and hope to join that will help me become for organized:
Come check it out – join – and get more organized yourself! 
Check me out as I will be posting more about those art contests and about the magazine!
 BTW:  We are looking for editorial writers to write articles on BBW and BHM subjects for the new magazine to get in at ground level.   If your interested please contact me at

New Senior Portrait Guide

I have produced a 2015 Senior Portrait Guide you can read it, download it, or print it by clicking the link with in this sentence or by copy and pasting the url below.

Other Photography guides and Guides to my products and art will be up and available soon, please check back often.  If you have any questions or comments, let me know.




Broken Baby Doll

Photography Compostion:

7 Basic Photography Composition Tips By: Peter Bang

The above link is to a wonderful blog entry on Bloglovin about composition – two main things that are most important when taking a photo, in no particular order:

1. Composition and 2. Lighting

1. Lighting and 2. Composition

Keep those two things in mind when forming your photograph in your mind and your photography no matter what you are shooting with will improve drastically.

1. Lighting:

Should the light be behind the subject or should the light be behind the photographer? – Where should the light be when taking photographs? Always think while visualizing you photograph, visualize where is the light, where should the light be with in this photograph, to get the effect I want to get.

2.  By definition, composition is purposeful arrangement of elements.

Learning to compose your photos can dramatically improve your photographs even when using your cell phone, point and shoot camera, DSLR, or whatever camera you have.

When you start to take a picture, everything you see in your viewfinder should serve a purpose.  Moving subject or camera to find a different angle, framing your image differently in the viewfinder, or what ever to get the right composition.

One of the most basic principles in any visual art, not just photography, is, the rule of thirds.

Imagine there are tic-tac-toe lines over your image. Two lines horizontally, and vertically so the image is divided into thirds horizontally and vertically.

The general rule is that the important objects, subjects or elements should be placed where the lines intersect or along the lines, in other words not dead center of the photo.

If it’s a portrait, the person’s head should not be in the middle of the image. The person’s eyes should be on or slightly above the top horizontal line.

The purpose of using the rule of thirds is to balance the image, and make it pleasing to the eyes.

If you’re starting out, your tendency might be to place your subject in the center because that’s where the camera’s focus point is. But since you just learned that you should off-center subjects, you should now move the focus point to any of the off-centered ones.

There’s an easy way to move your focus point around. Each camera has a different way of moving the focus point, so as I teach, always – always – always, read your manual and get to know your camera.

Also remember a very important fact, those focus points on your camera are not placed according to the rule of thirds. So, you will still have to figure this out in your mind while compromising your photograph with this technique.   One of the focus compromising techniques you can use is to focus on the part you want focused, keep the shutter button half pressed, then compose and frame how you want your image to be.

A professor in college said to me: “You need to know the rules, to be able to break them.”  So, remember this when you are  striving for technical perfection, and remember that following rules too strictly can lead to producing boring images. You need to add some of your own personality into each and ever photograph.

Until next time keep taking those photographs, get to know your camera, be welling to play, and know your camera
Trinton “TrinityHawk” Garrett


Protect yourself – Reblogging

Protect yourself and your “refund” – make sure your photography contract is written properly, or have a lawyer write it up and make sure the area that states “non-refundable” refund is written properly or you could find yourself having to refund the money. – Non-refundable deposit myth (by Jeff Guyer)

Check out this blog – Shooting Details to Telling a Visual Story

Shooting Details to Tell a Visual Story from the blog Digital Photography School » Photography Tips and Tutorials


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