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Do You Know the 3 Leading Causes of Acne?

If you ever feel overwhelmed by the number of acne “cures” out there, you are not alone. It’s easy to be swayed by the latest miracle gel or …

10 Fantastic and Filling Vegetarian Entrées

In the eight years that I was a vegetarian, I often found that my veggie-centric preferences were the afterthought of the party. More often than not, …

5 Incredible Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough, especially when you wake up the last morning of your trip and don't want to leave yet -- it's too soon, and you've just begun to discover what makes your destination so special. …

Best Budget Destinations for 2014

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Conditions are perfect for visiting these near- and far-flung, culture-rich locales: Price-wise, 2014 is their year. Dipping hotel rates, new attractions, and some perennially affordable sights and eats make these …

The Only Thing You Need for a Perfect Blowout

This 2-in-1 tool makes at-home blowouts a cinch. Plus, see all of the past beauty must-haves.<p>Every beauty editor—despite having been taught countless times by some of the best experts in the business—has that one beauty skill they're never able to master. For some, it's gel eyeliner; for others, …

What REALLY Works To Treat Acne

Sometimes, when we’re glaring at an out-of-nowhere bump on our nose, we have to wonder whether anything will ever send acne packing for good. And, of …

Top 10 Photography eBooks | Popular Photography eBooks

1<p>Trick Photography eBook and Video Course<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative</i> …

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Choose the Right Lens to Make Flattering Portraits

<i>Nikon D800, 105mm f/2.8 Micro VR lens, F/3, 1.60s, ISO 800.</i><p>The lens you choose to make a picture strongly affects how the subject will look. When …

9 more photography accessories you never knew you needed

Following our last collection of cool photographic accessories you might never have considered, here are nine more unusual accessories that would …

The Best YouTube Workouts to Make You Sweat

Photo: YouTube<p>There's a stigma against YouTube workouts. I get it. I too used to be a little wary of them—but then I grew up and got busy and moved somewhere cold. And since then I've learned to love a YouTube routine, especially on days when I'm realistically not going to do anything at all. See: …

Alexa Chung's Eyeko Mascara & Eyeliner Set Makes '60s Eyeliner Impossible To Mess Up

If I could wake up each morning and put on a set of false eyelashes, I would. But I don't have time for that! So I simply curl my lashes and plump them up by wiggling the mascara wand from left to right.<p>Yet there's still a part of me that longs for that '60s doe-eyed look. You know that kind of …

Digital Photo Retouching: Beauty, Fashion & Portrait Photography eBook

1<p>Professional Retouching Techniques<p>We’ve put together a beautiful eBook for you to get inspired and learn professional tricks and techniques from a …

Setting Your Camera for Ultimate Image Quality

Those of you that have recently joined the mass ranks of photographic enthusiasts will, most probably, not have thought too much about the way you …

The 18 Fastest, Lightest, Quietest Hair Dryers

These superstar dryers will make summertime blowouts painless and quick.<p>To air-dry or to blow-dry: That is the dilemma we face every morning when the last thing we want to do is hold up a heavy dryer and blast hot air on our head. But the alternative is frizz. Thankfully, there's a ton of hair …

These Are the Best Mascaras Of All Time

From cult classics to brand new wonders, these are our can't-live-without mascaras.<p>If there's one beauty product we rely on to keep our faces in check, it's without a doubt mascara. That all-important flick frames your face, pulling together your entire look in a few strokes. Here, the tubes we …

13 Secrets to Long, Thick, Shiny Hair

We all want a mane of soft, silky, touchable locks. But the reality is that hair grows only about a half inch per month. Want to jump-start the process? Read on for insider tips to stop hair's biggest enemy — breakage — and keep strands strong.<p>START IN THE SHOWER<p><b>Go sulfate free.</b> Overwashing can dry …

Katy Perry's Rose Lipstick, Rose Eyes, Red Dress, Red Cape, and Red Nails: All Too Much or Working for You?

Katy Perry decided to go with a theme to the UNICEF Ball last night. And that theme was red.<p>Red or rose everything. Red dress, red cape, red nails, rose lipstick, rose eyeshadow. Red everywhere your eyes might land.<p>What this look definitely is: different. You don't often see a star walking a red …

15 Natural Beauty DIYs for Under $15

How much money have you shelled out on facial masks, bubble bath, trips to the spa, and “miracle skin rejuvenation” products? Too much? It’s okay, we’re here to curb that spending habit and help you ramp up your inner kitchen witch. We’ve rounded up collection of 15 natural beauty tutorials that …

The cult of manipulation: photography at the fringes of reality

In an unusual 15th century Renaissance painting titled The Healing of Deacon Justinian by Fra Angelico, a miraculous tale of transformation is told. Two saints, Cosmas and Damian, take the leg of a recently deceased Ethiopian man and sew it to the sleeping Deacon, whose own diseased leg has been …

42 Great Photos and Photography Links from the Last 7 Days

As another terrific week in the world of photography passes us by, Toad Hollow Photography has been focused on finding links to the best tutorials, …

Stunning Fashion Shoot on Location in Nepal (Behind the Scenes)

Nepal is known for its vast, sweeping landscapes; it’s home to Arun Valley, the deepest valley the world, Sagarmatha National Park, a wooded …

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Timelapse Photography Tutorial

We feature many timelapse photography projects here on Picture Correct, but rarely do we find such great examples of how they were made as we have …

How to Light Two Surfaces with One Light Source: Portraits

Shooting portraits with hard light is something photographers are generally taught to flee from—“Always use softboxes in studio sessions, and only …

10 Huge Factors That Affect Image Sharpness

It’s not stretching the truth much – if at all – to say that creative people are die-hard perfectionists when it comes to their work. It doesn’t …

Start to See Photographically In Six Easy Steps

Be Shallow - A Guide to Wide Aperture Photography

One of the many things that often differentiates a photographer from a snap shooter is the use of depth of field. Shallow depth of field is one of …

How to Take Better Pictures for Beginner Photographers

Photography can be a fun and exciting activity for all who have a passionate interest in learning some of the fundamentals of the use of their …