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Experiences vs. Things: My No-Buy Month

I’ve always been someone who would <b>rather spend money on experiences than things</b> and a recent two-week vacation in Peru made me realize just how …

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The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

Home Decorating

Ideas for Old-Fashioned Kitchen?

<b>Q:</b> I just signed a lease on a lovely apartment in a great location, with plenty of light and hardwood floors. If we don't look at this kitchen it's …

Mercury Inn: a hotel in Portland, Maine

Earlier this week, I wrote about my quest to bring less stuff into my life and invest more in worthwhile experiences. One of the ways I’ve been …

Home Makeovers - Ideas for Room and House Makeovers

Who doesn't love an ugly duckling story that ends in a beautiful new space?<p>This is unbelievable.<p>Everyone on Instagram is obsessed — here's how you can take your bookshelf to the next level.<p>The home is barely recognizable now that it's been properly restored.<p>This design is nothing like what we …

Living Without: An Attic, Basement, Garage, or Large Storage Area --> http://apttherapy.com/1mj9EeY Recently, for the first time in my life, I moved to a space with a basement. After spending so many years without one, I'll admit that at first I was hard-pressed to figure out what should go there. Thanks to having more tools, holiday decorations, and some extra kitchen supplies, I now have that covered, but it definitely got me thinking about what I did before I had all the extra storage space.

Mark Hamill on New 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast: 'Saga Is in Superb Hands'

The new members of the "Star Wars: Episode VII" cast were announced this week in addition to the old legends from the series like Harrison Ford, …

The Basics of Photography: B for Bokeh

A while ago we started our new educational series covering the basic terms of photography. The letter ‘A’ covered the term ‘Aperture’, and today we …

How ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture All Relate to One Another

Here it is: the one chart you’ll ever need to understand shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. It will help you to create better black and white photos, …

Beach Photography Tips

1<p>Capture Enjoyment<p>Being on the beach is all about fun, so make sure you capture the enjoyment. Get your friends or family to run on the sand; set the …

Landscape Photography

Turn an Old Kit Lens Into a Macro Lens by Removing the Front Element

If you have an old plastic kit lenses lying around, something that you are not using for anything serious, you can give it a new life as a macro lens …

Shooting at Shadows: The Secrets to Great Silhouettes

<i>This is a guest post by Phil Hill, a travel photographer from the UK based in Australia. You can see more of Phil's great work at his travel</i> …

Understanding the Limits of Autofocus on Digital Cameras

Automatic focus (AF) has come a long way in modern cameras. Leica came out with some of the first patents for AF back in the mid-1970s and some of …

Getting off Auto - Manual, Aperture and Shutter Priority modes explained

You may have heard that once you get a DSLR you need to learn to shoot in manual and only ever use that mode. That if you are using the Aperture or …

Cameras

50 Lessons for Stronger Photographs

Professional photographer and best-selling author David duChemin just released a very in-depth educational eBook deemed a “BigBook” at 200 pages in …

Top Portrait Photography Trends for 2013

Portrait photography stands out from other professions because it encompasses many different niche specialties, including families, babies, seniors, …

Photo basics: using your light meter

Now Playing: Watch this: Photo basics: using your light meter<p>1:27<p><b>Just starting out with photography? Learn the basics of your camera with the</b> …

Newborn Photography Black and White Conversion in Lightroom

Introduction The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5 and accompanying workshop. The Lightroom Preset System is …

Moon Photography: 6 Tips for Better Moon Photos - dPS

Moon Photography: To get the best possible pictures of our one-and-only moon, it's important to know a few things about it first.

5 Unconventional Ways to Improve Your Photography

Photography books, schools, websites, and even your local camera clubs are your main source of help when it comes to improving your craft. There is a …

Subject Placement Tips in Photography

This should be one of the most obvious things in an image yet many people have absolutely no idea as to where it should go. Most people take their …

Natural Light Photography Tips

Natural lighting in photos can give off a pure vibe that artificial lighting often has trouble providing for you. There are several techniques you …

29 Popular DSLR Lenses Among Our Readers

5 Good Photography Habits You Want to Start Today

5 Good Photography Habits to Start Today - shoot daily, take notes, look at photos, back up, and more! Take your photography up a level with these …

Do You Have a Prime Lens in Your Camera Bag?

Do you own a prime lens? Every DSLR owner should have at least one fast, fixed focal length lens in their camera bag. Zoom lenses are great; they can …

Cameras

Top 10 Tips for Family Photo Poses

In both studio and on-location photography, the right family poses make the difference between stunning memories and forgettable snapshots. Most …

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