Amanda Relaford

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How to Exercise Without Really Trying

Today, there's a multitude of exercise and diet fads to help us lose weight—but women of the 60s, as evidenced in this 1963 essay from Harper's Bazaar, were about accomplishing more with less effort. Were they on to something?<p>Every so often, one meets a woman "lovely in her bones"; a woman, that …

Insect Wings Jewelry

Camila Taylor of Horseflesh creates unique pieces of jewelry featuring intricate depictions of the wings of specific insects such as: cicada, mayfly, and bumblebee.<p>[via knitteresque]

Vintage Suitcases Into Tables • Recyclart

Vintage suitcases are transformed into tables by Un joyeux foutoir! Love the modern design they give as well as the …

Painted Fall Leaves

DIY Coasters

Sneak Peek | Inside Out Magazine (Holiday Issue)

6 Comments<p>I love this time of year when all the shelter magazine holiday issues start arriving with inspiration for the upcoming season. And today we …

Woven Paper Stars

Make an Owl Piñata

For some reason, owls are something I associate with fall decor. Maybe it’s because they were so popular in the 70s, and the trendy colors of the day …

Cat Lady Embroidery Patterns

Attention crafty cat ladies: Grab your embroidery floss and snuggle up on the couch with your favorite feline friend, because you’re going to love these adorable cat lady embroidery patterns from The Pink Samurai!<p>Ready to get stitching? Head over to The Pink Samurai to download the free embroidery …

Pocket Tissue Case

Magazine Paper Rosette

Watercolor Mosaic Collage

Shares 0<p>Transform watercolor paintings into a beautiful abstract collage. Easy and fun for all ages and a really cool piece of art for their …

The Unbelievable Beauty Of Papercraft Plumage

A Colombian artist has re-created hundreds of birds out of paper in exquisite detail, feather by feather.<p>The design of a bird is breathtakingly intricate. The trajectory of those bright splashes of color streaking through the sky depends upon the precise arrangement of thousands of feathers, each …

10 Tips for Self Portrait Photography

Self portrait photos are becoming increasingly necessary in the modern world. Think about social media. Whatever platform you sign up for requires …

Remote Controls

Photography Tips in a Pinch

Good photographers try to be prepared for almost any situation. Unfortunately, if you tried to carry everything you’d need to meet every possible …

How to Photograph the Moon

Photographing the moon can be tricky. Last year I had a go at it, and it was a complete disaster, with the moon looking like a big, bright, blurry …

Some Useful Tips for Using Perspective in Photography

As photographers, we often hear about the importance of moving position to change your perspective, but what does that actually mean? What is …

How Capturing Expressive Eyes Can Be The Key To Good Portraiture

If you look at some of the most famous photographs in history, such as Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother, Steve McCurry’s Afghan Girl, or much of …

How to Make Sure You are Using Image Stabilization Correctly

A good photo isn’t automatic. It doesn’t matter how new or expensive your camera is; good shots don’t just happen because you press the shutter. …

Mastering Shadows in Indoor Portrait Photography

In a studio portrait session, it is sometimes difficult to position lights in order to achieve the photographer’s desired effect. When harsh shadows …

Tutorials

Dancing Ghosts: What You Get When You Interpolate Long Exposure Photos

Check out the creepy effect seen in the video above, titled “Dancing Ghosts.” It was created by photographer Micaël Reynaud, who photographed a group …

Garden Bird Photography Tips

The great thing about photographing garden birds is that it’s much easier than going out to a reserve or park, and therefore much simpler for …

Landscape Photography

Character Portrait Photography Techniques in Very Low Light

Impressing commercial clients involves scouting out unique locations and working expertly with lighting equipment. Photographers who go the extra …

Breaking Portrait Photography Rules with a Split Light Pattern

In a prior photo tip article, we started talking about lighting patterns in portrait photography. Today we’ll continue our lighting pattern …

Photography

5 Landscape Photography Tips for Photographing Mountains

After graduating from photography school, I spent a good deal of my twenties photographing the cityscapes of New York. In my thirties, after I …

Depth of Field in a Nutshell

If you’re new to photography, you’ve probably heard the term <i>depth of field</i> and wondered what it means and how it can help you take better pictures. …

Landscape Photography

Setting The Mood By Adjusting Your White Balance

Photographers often deal with a variety of light sources, each of which has it’s own color cast. When compared to daylight in the middle of the day, …

How to Take Amazing Flower Photos

Flowers are one of my favorite photography subjects. They can’t complain if the photo doesn’t come out right. Flowers also look very different when …

How to Hold a Camera for Sharp Photos

Blur or lack of sharpness due to camera shake is a common problem for many photographers. It’s caused by the movement of the hand(s) holding camera …

Five tips for a perfect exposure

Digital cameras make it incredibly easy to take a photo at the correct exposure. There are several tools in your SLR that remove the guesswork from …