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6 Professional Posing Tips to Make Anyone Look Good in a Photo (VIDEO)

Ever wonder why your travel portraits sometimes look no better than dull vacation snapshots? It might not be your skill as a photographer or the …

Photography

How to Use Light and Location to Capture Stunning Swimsuit Photos (VIDEO)

Dublin-based fashion photographer Anita Sadowska is who we turn to when we want to see stunning swimsuit photography, and in the below how-to video …

Photography

Portrait Lighting at Home with Coloured Gels

Editorial fashion photographer Jake Hicks demonstrates a range of creative lighting effects that can be easily set-up in the home.<p>He starts with a …

Fashion Photography

Your phone’s flash has nothing on the powerful, pocketable Lume Cube

Modern smartphones put high quality cameras in your pocket, but finding equally portable lighting can be a challenge. The base Lume Cube is a photo …

Mobile Photography

Marvelous Female Portrait Photography by Shane Michael

Gorgeous portraits by <b>Shane Michael</b>, talented self-taught photographer, retoucher and artist currently based in Sacramento, California. Shane focuses …

Photography

5 Quick Tips for Shooting Sensual Swimwear Photos at the Beach (VIDEO)

With the first day of summer just two weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about shooting photographs at the beach. And what better way to do that …

Photography

How to Take Good Silhouette Photos

Digital cameras struggle when you have a scene with both very bright and very dark things in it—in photography terms, a wide dynamic range. One …

Mobile Photography

Over 30 Exercises That Work Your Booty Better Than Squats

Getting a bigger, tighter booty is going to take more work than just doing standard barbell squats. You're going to need to make sure you're eating right, working all the muscles in your butt, and constantly changing the amount of sets and reps to avoid hitting a plateau. Commit to a stronger, …

Workouts

How to Create a Home Photography Studio

In this video Daniel Sanchez will share <b>How to Create a Home Photography Studio</b> in your home to get professional results. This was a photo shoot …

Photography

Here’s a Super Simple Way to Shoot Dramatic Backlit Portrait Photographs (VIDEO)

Daniel Norton is a NY-based photographer known for his striking portrait and fashion images, and in this quick tutorial he demonstrates one of his …

Photography

30+ Exercises to Get a Sexy Midsection That Are Better Than Crunches

Get ready to transform your abs and build the strongest core you've ever had with these toning, strengthening exercises that are way better than a crunch. Take these exercises, and make yourself a workout! Choose your five favorite moves, and complete three to four rounds for time (30 to 60 …

Workouts

3 Pro Posing Tips to Help You Shoot Better Boudoir Photos (VIDEO)

We often turn to Los Angeles-based pro photographer Michael Sasser’s YouTube channel for gear tips including lens recommendations, but in the below …

Photography

How to easily make any location your studio!

How to easily make any location your studio... or sort of!. You can work anywhere, and make any location your photography studio.<p><i>In this video, I</i> …

Here Are Nine Great Portrait Photography Locations You Can Find Near You

When you're shooting outside of a studio, finding the perfect location can be a bit of a challenge. This great video will show you nine locations …

More Simple Secrets to Using the Powerful Curves Tool in Photoshop (VIDEO)

We’ve featured several tutorials on how to use the powerful Curves tool in Photoshop and Shutterbug readers keep asking for more so here’s another …

Tutorials

Amazon Boudoir Wardrobe Finds for Under $20

A few months ago I wrote about the higher end luxury finds for your boudoir wardrobe closet. In those instances where a client has either brought …

How to Pose Someone Who’s Never Modeled

Working with professional models, those who know exactly what moves to make and how to position their bodies, can be a rewarding experience. However, …

How to Change the Color of Anything Using Lightroom

There are a lot of times when you might want to change the color of something in an image, whether it's clothing, the sky, or something else. This …

These Are the Best Camera Settings for Landscape Photography, According to Serge Ramelli

Serge Ramelli is a professional photographer and educator we turn to again and again for great photography tips and advice. In the below video he …

26 Really Clever Gardening Tricks

No green thumb required.

Panicle Hydrangeas: 3 No-fail Choices for Reliable Blooms (Hydrangea paniculata)

Hydrangea-loving gardeners who live in growing zones where big-leaved hydrangeas (<i>Hydrangea macrophylla</i>) frequently fail to bloom are often a …

How to Grow a Plant From a Cutting

Transforming your garden or indoor plant collection is the best way to kick-start the new spring season, and now is the time to do it. Before …

Summer bulbs can add an exotic touch — and dreamy fragrances — to your Colorado garden

RJ Sangosti, The Denver PostA load of gladiolas cut from a field near Milliken in the back of a truck. Gladiolas are among the tender “summer bulbs” …

How to Make Newspaper Seedling Pots

Newspaper seedling pots are useful, inexpensive little containers that can be easily made by cutting strips of newspaper and rolling them around a …

66 Things You Can Grow At Home In Containers

Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into ready-to-eat fruits and veggies, but you also don’t …

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

Iridescent plants for lighting up the gloom

The natural world is full of wondrous visual tricks, from the eerie glow of floating fireflies to the ever-changing camouflage of chameleons. But for me perhaps the most fascinating of all is iridescence – the shimmering, jewel-like colours of butterfly wings or peacock feathers that magically …

Diminutive

How to plant a tree

1<p>Step 1<p>Dig a hole three times as wide as the pot and the same depth. Loosen the soil around the hole with a fork.<p>2<p>Step 2<p>Thoroughly soak the root ball …

12 tips for successful boudoir photography

<b>Boudoir photography is growing in popularity but it isn’t as easy as it might look. AP went on a photo shoot at Brighton’s famous Hotel Pelirocco,</b> …

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All-Natural Homemade Weed Killers That Really Work

Yes, your lawn is manicured and beautiful, but did you know that such perfection can actually make it more susceptible to weeds? Dandelion, crab …