Patricia Hofmeester

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A look at some new “TIE HER UP” Straps! (Video)

A look at some new “TIE HER UP” Straps! (Video) Hey everyone! It’s FRIDAY and I am kicking off the weekend with a short but sweet look at some new …

10 Best Apps For Travellers [2016 Edition]

Not all trips are about cutting digital ties. There’s a time and a place for unplugging, but tech-savvy travellers know a smartphone can be the …

Everything You Need to Know About Packing, From a Jet-Setting Fashion Expert

Between weekend road trips and beach-bound vacations that you’re <i>finally</i> making time for, summer seemed like the perfect time to finally learn how to pack. Because: You’re finally an adult when you can pack like one, right? We think so! (Though we must confess that we had still yet to learn how to …

Clothing

9 Things You Didn't Know You Could Get for Free on Flights

Craving more soda? All you have to do is ask!<p>You already shelled out major money for a plane ticket, checking your bag and an expensive (but …

Remove Recent Google Searches on Your Mobile Device With This Hidden Trick

There are a number of reasons you might want to keep a list of recent search queries on your smartphone. Then again, just because you were looking up …

9 Secret Google Search Tricks

Google is your portal to everything out there on the World Wide Web...but also your portal to more and more of your personal stuff, from the location …

7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in February 2016 (And the Best Episodes of Each)

1. “Mad Men” Season 7b (available February 5)<p><b>Why Should I Watch It?</b> After seven and a half seasons of accolades, an award for every drink Roger ever …

Tip of the Day: Make Text Larger and Bold, and the Display Brighter

I use reading glasses for some things, a concession to middle age, but fortunately I don't ever need them when I'm using my iPad. That's because I've adjusted the settings so that the text is larger and bolded, making it much easier to see. These settings apply to all of Apple's apps and to …

Tip of the Day: Use Siri to Find and Launch Apps

I have a lot of apps on my iPad Air, and I can't always remember what folder I've put them in. Also, sometimes I do remember where the app is located, but it means swiping through a bunch of screens to get to the app. I'm finding that there's a much faster way to launch apps: simply ask Siri. Not …

Artist Removes Smartphones from Photos to Reveal our Obsession with Technology

The question of whether we are too obsessed with our technology is a topic that everyone seems to have an opinion on. Photographer Eric Pickersgill chimes in on the debate with <i>Removed</i>, a collection of photographs depicting how bizarre life would look if one simply removed all electronic devices …

Christmas 2015: Gift ideas for photographers

As camera manufacturers keep innovating with plenty of new features, there’s never a shortage of gift ideas for the camera enthusiast on your list. There are many options: DSLRs, or mirrorless or compact cameras, not to mention how the quality keeps improving. It could be just a simple gadget that …

Cameras

365 Photo a Day Challenge: Start the Year Right

I like to think of myself as an avid photographer, but there are times when the creativity wanes and the inspiration dries up. The trigger finger …

Food Frozen in Mid-Air

Technically it's not still life if it's flying in mid-air, is it? Photographer Michael Crichton makes us believe in the magic of photography through his <i>Flying Food</i> series. Using professional lighting equipment and with a little help from Photoshop, he fantastically freezes everyday food – like a …

Photography

How to Make Your Photos Pop With Punchier Colors in Photoshop CC

With Adobe’s fairly new pricing regime, Photoshop CC is now within the reach of many enthusiast photographers who might have balked at the idea of …

Artists: Top 5 Reasons to Create a Professional Website

<i>This post is sponsored by IM Creator: Create gorgeous websites – for you, your business, your neighbor with our easy drag n' drop HTML website builder.</i><p>Though there are some great social sites geared towards artists and photographers, like deviantART, Behance, 500px or Flickr, it still pays to have …

Social Media

Still Life Photography Tips and Techniques

Still life photography has many uses. Perhaps you want to take a picture of a beautiful shell or perhaps take a picture of a product that you’re …

Photography Tips

Try a “Photo of the Day” to Increase Photography Creativity

I have long incorporated the “Photo of the Day” exercise into my Photography Lab classes. They are a great way to make sure you are taking a least …

Portrait Lighting Tutorial in a Flash

In our obsession of gear and accessories, we often forget that photography is all about light. Understand it, shape it, and capture it and your …

Abstract Art Made from Ordinary Objects (7 total)

<b>Auris</b> <br>Photographer and filmmaker Armand Dijcks loves to push boundaries. Even as a child he would take his toys apart to build new, more exciting ones or use the original toys in ways unintended by the manufacturer. Knowing this, it should come as no surprise that in 2009, when Dijcks bought a …

Canon EOS

Portrait Lighting Tips: How to Shoot Pro Portraits

Extraordinary portraits do <i>not</i> require extraordinary gear. In fact, just one off camera flash can work wonders. A properly executed portrait, with an …

Landscape Photography

Tips for Maintaining Creativity as a Photographer

As photographers it is pretty much in our job description to produce creative and inspiring work. If your income is based around photography then you …

How to Fake a Snowy Landscape in Photoshop

The rise of Photoshop has made us question almost every photograph that we see on the Internet. And I still don’t think we realize just how many …

Provocative Black and White Photography by Peter Lindbergh

On February 27, the Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles is putting on an exciting new exhibition that shows the provocative photography of Peter Lindbergh. The German fashion photographer, who's best known for his iconic images of supermodels, like those he shot for fashion magazine <i>Vogue</i>, has an …

Los Angeles

Cute and Quirky Conceptual Photography

<b>Failed opportunities</b> <br>Finland-based photographer Jenni Holma has a gift for creating cute and quirky scenes. The 22-year-old photography student says that her “heart lies in conceptual photography” but that she's in awe by anything that makes her feel something.<p>“I see things through child filtered …

Photography

The Beauty of Winter Photography

Gorgeous landscapes, early morning fog lifting off the frozen lake, the glistening icicles on the tree branches. Photography opportunities meet you …

This is the Kit You'll Need for Low Light Photography

We photographers love a bit of low light photography. Whether it be a bright, neon lit cityscape or a subtle dusk landscape, low light can convey a …

Kill Your Master in Photography

Dear photographer friend,<p>I wanted to write you a letter on the concept of “killing the masters of photography”. It is kind of a Buddhist philosophy, …

7 features most people don't know exist in Instagram

The app is designed simply and is optimised for social connections, displaying all the posts from people you follow in reverse-chronological order.<p>It's easy to figure out the basics like cropping a photo or choosing a filter to make it look better.<p>But while the app's interface is simple to use, …

Mobile Photography

Hanoi at Night is Hauntingly Beautiful

When night descends on the streets of Hanoi, says French photographer Sebastien Laval, the city metamorphoses into another realm entirely. In the …