haigaonline
volume vii issue 1
spring/summer 2006

experimental haiga
haiga workshop
contemporary haiga
about haigaonline and our staff
submissions
past issues
 

NEW:
summer's end gallery

HAIGA WORKSHOP

Those of us who have worked with Ray know him as a consummate teacher, generous in sharing his own knowledge and ever pushing us to improve our own haiga. Readers who are familiar with his photography galleries on www.raysweb.net may have noticed that he has created an excellent set of basic photography and Photoshop lessons. He is doing the same for his haiku galleries. So far, the series includes a set of lessons on framing and a discussion of presenting digital photography and haiga on the web. Discussions on choice of font and placement of text are among the other projected topics.

If you've ever thought of turning your haiku and photographs into haiga, or if you simply want to understand more of what goes into the making of modern photo haiga, this is the place to begin!
~ lmp

Click here for Ray's portfolio, where you may see completed haiga using some of the photos that appear here.

LESSONS ON FRAMING AND ADDING TEXT TO HAIGA COMPOSITIONS

1-4. Preparing the image

5. Add an inner border

6. Add an outer border

7. Add a text layer

8. Saving your image as a jpeg file

9. The finished haiga

FRAMING THE PHOTOGRAPH OR PHOTO-HAIGA IMAGE