Julliette Carignan

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Quick Tips To Get More Comfortable With Yourself As A Portrait Photographer

If you have ever played an MMORPG, then you know that there are important lessons it teaches. You get better with experience. There are very few who …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

5<p><i>5 / 5 (3 Reviews)</i><p><i>Did you make this recipe?</i> Leave a review »<p>Skinny Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins<p>7 Freestyle Points 160 calories<p><b>Total Time:</b><p>50 …

Mark Seliger's greatest portraits - in pictures

If you are a star, Mark Seliger will have photographed you – and that includes presidents.<br>The photographer knew exactly how he wanted to capture Barack Obama when he took his portrait in 2011:<br>"I had this idea of photographing him from the front and back. Obama's only concern was that the back angle …

My little studio and a line of tape on the floor.

My studio measures eleven by twenty feet. That's big enough for me. If I were doing portraits or figures I would need more space, but for what I do …

Faking an ND Filter for Long Exposure Photography

So, I’ve had this idea bouncing around in my head for a bit, and figured it might help me to get off my ass and actually try it out if I described my …

The Biggest Mistake a Photographer Could Make

We photographers always seem to be on the sidelines, shooting scenes but not actually <i>involved</i> in the action. This can leave us feeling ‘disconnected’ …

Headshot Photography Tips

Let’s be honest, in certain directions and under certain light, most of us exhibit the dreaded double chin in some form or another. This issue is …

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for Photographers

Online sales for Black Friday topped $1 billion for the first time this year, ahead of Cyber Monday, anticipated to be the biggest online shopping …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

30 Cozy Bedrooms You'll Want to Lounge in All Day

20 Items Under $20 That Everyone Should Own

Some of the most useful items are inexpensive.<p>A recent Reddit thread asked for the most useful items you can buy for under $20.<p>We picked some of our favorites.<p>"With them and the Internet, you'll be surprised how much you can fix stuff, which saves you a lot of money in the long run," writes Reddit …

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Ensure All of Your Clothes Fit Perfectly

Learn how to shop for a flattering wardrobe and what a tailor can do to help<p>You know that one prized pair of pants that fits you <i>just</i> right? Well, …

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Blackberry Farm Griddle Cakes

6 Servings<p>Fast-track this pancakes or griddle cakes recipe by tripling the dry ingredients and storing them in a jar. At breakfast time, scoop out 2 1/4 cups. All the other measurements stay the same.<p>May 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 large egg<p>2 cups buttermilk<p>1/4 cup pure maple syrup<p>1 cup gluten-free oat …

How And Why To Keep A “Commonplace Book”

By Ryan Holiday,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1dMrRKX<p>The other day I was reading a book and I came across a little anecdote. It was about the …

Read To Lead: How To Digest Books Above Your “Level”

By Ryan Holiday,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/11IMfX8<p>The best advice I’ve ever got about reading came from a secretive movie producer and talent …

Another little trick I know 2

Here's another little trick and it's a great One! I went to an artist's party in Rockport years ago. I was with a group of younger artists sitting …

Colored rice

A reader asked me;<br>"Interesting how you did the brushstrokes. I didn't quite understand when you were describing putting down each stroke of the same …

Another little trick I know 3

I don't paint much with a knife, well sometimes, but..... I scrape with my knife a lot. I like sharp tools, in my workshop, I like my brushes sharp, …

Diagonally receding perspective in a landscape

I generally don't show a lot of my own paintings on this blog. But today I will do that. I have a design lesson that I can teach using it. This is a …

A little about Nicolai Fechin

I was in Minneapolis this last week and returned to the Museum of Russian Art. If you live in that area, or are passing through Minneapolis, this is …

Value suppression , the apearance of nature and the" big look"

I have been frantically painting trying to get this years blue night picture out the door for a printing deadline. I have made one of these every …

Simplified designs in iconic paintings

Winslow Homer, Fog Warning The Museum of Fine Arts BostonI write often about design. Design is what I call that part of painting which is neither …

Sanding acrylic gesso.

I was asked the following in the comments recently. I do want to return to the compressed values subject but I thought I might deal with this quickly …

Like driving an aircraft carrier

Have you ever driven an aircraft carrier? Me neither. But, I'll bet, out of my blog readership, somebody actually has. For the sake of metaphor here, …

Confounding color and value in the landscape.

Hey Stape: <br>Here's a plein air painting I did the other day. Maybe you could critique it for me? I call it "The Road Home" because it reminds me of …

Back Up Photos or Risk Losing Them

I realize the title is a bit harsh, but it’s the reality. You can develop a regular and systematic way of backing up all your photos—or face losing …

Starting Out as a Wedding Photographer

There has been such a huge influx of people wanting to make a living through wedding photography these days that I almost get as many enquiries from …