Michael Mallard

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How I transformed an ordinary girl into Supergirl

The response to the Supergirl image I posted on social media a few days back has been amazing. DIY Photography contacted me and asked me to do a …

Tutorial: How to create and use different colored lights for composites

“Finders Keepers” featuring Amy Wilder and Thomas Willeford<p>As some of you may recall, one of my very first blog posts (my 4th to be exact), was about …

Top 20 Shipping Container Home Designs and their Costs 2017

There is a hot new trend: shipping container homes. Basically, you modify and re-purpose used shipping containers and stick them together to build a …

24 Inspiring Small Bathroom Designs

When space becomes an issue, our bathrooms looks like they have been squeezed to small cubicles. However, there are some good news in the design …

Interior Design

Podcast: Raising Daughters vs Sons | The Art of Manliness

If you’re a dad or plan on becoming a dad down the line, you’ve probably got some principles and advice that you want to pass on to your children, so …

Self-improvement

Become A Better Photographer In Your Spare Time With These 5 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Most of us probably have full time jobs that don't allow us to spend as much time learning about our beloved photography as we'd like. And, wouldn't …

Photography

How to Make a 'Round Trip' in Lightroom (LR to Photoshop, Back to LR)

Adobe’s Lightroom is an incredibly powerful tool incorporating perhaps 80-90% of all the tools that we photographers generally need. There are …

Tutorials

How to Organize Your Photos with Lightroom So You Can Always Find Them Quickly

The introduction of Lightroom and Apple’s rival Aperture, heralded a new era in digital asset management for photographers. Initially aimed and …

Tutorials

Renee Robyn’s Top Tips for Creating Epic Digital Art

Photographer and Digital Artist Renee Robyn survived a devastating motorcycle crash that nearly left her paralyzed. Unable to leave her bed while …

Digital Art

The Essential Guide to Understanding Light

• What Light Is: Understand why we see things, why they have colour, and how our camera and our eyes are different.<br>• How Light Behaves: Learn the three …

Photography

How Understanding Clarity and Vibrance in Lightroom Can Improve Your Images

Adobe Lightroom offers two excellent tools for increasing the apparent contrast and saturation of an image without resorting to taking everything to …

The 10 Lightroom Tools That Are A Landscape Photographer's Dream

As we know, Lightroom has become a very powerful tool not only for image management but also for post production. Amongst the tools available are …

5 Underused Lightroom Tools That You Should Use More Often

Adobe’s Lightroom has become one of the best editing and image management options for enthusiast and professional photographers alike. In its most …

Articles about rustic shipping container home built shoestring budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

Using shipping containers to create affordable housing is an emerging trend.<p>Repurposed shipping containers have popped up all over the place in surprising ways—from homeless solutions in South Africa, to...<p>As more and more people choose alternative ways to live, homes fashioned from old shipping …

Shipping Containers

Fully-Customizable Tiny Homes Start at an Affordable $22,000

The tiny homes trend is still on the rise, as an increasing number of both city and country dwellers learn to live with less and maximize their small spaces. Although the cost of these abodes can be expensive, California-based Monarch Tiny Homes believes that this lifestyle shouldn't demand a …

Solar Panels

10 Adobe CC Shortcut Cheat Sheets to Make Your Life Easier

Cheat sheets are wonderful, especially if you’re actually taking a test. (I only speak from hearsay, of course…) But, they can also be invaluable …

Tutorials

What Every Photographer Ought to Know About Successful Event Photography

I know that many people, upon hearing the term “event photography,” immediately begin to think of fancy gatherings like award shows, corporate …

25 brutal workout finishers for rapid fat loss and muscle-building

Full-body flush<p>The full body flush is the ultimate finisher to boost your metabolism and fully deplete each muscle at the end of any workout. The …

6 "Hidden" Camera Features You Will Be Glad You Discovered

How well do you know your camera? Do you know everything that it’s capable of? It’s certainly possible you know your camera like the back of your …

Cameras

5 Steps to Shred Layers of Body Fat

Work Out in the Morning on an Empty Stomach<p>Not a morning person? Maybe you should be. If you're familiar with the term ‘Fasted Cardio,’ now’s the …

Architizer

5 Quick Camera Checks Before You Release The Shutter to Produce Amazing Shots Consistently

Experience has the ability to make us wiser with our actions and choices. As a photographer, I have made mistakes in the past because of which I …

5 Ways to Speed Up Your Lightroom Workflow

Those of you, who use Lightroom, will know what a powerful and multi-faceted program it is. It is fair to say that along with its now discontinued …

Tutorials

Why Curves is One of the Most Powerful Tools in Photoshop

To a novice photographer, Photoshop can seem daunting with its countless tools. To many experienced photographers, Photoshop’s curves can bring …

Tutorials

6 DIY Hacks That Will Enhance Your Photographs

There is always an easier way to get slightly better images – by buying new gear. However, not everybody can afford a $100 neutral density filter, …

How to Pose Large Groups Organically: A 3-Step Guide to Beautiful Group Photos

A lot of photographers today find themselves more comfortable posing individuals and groups in a natural way, rather than the strict fashion most of …

Make a DIY Extension Tube to Turn Your Regular Lens Into a Macro Lens

Looking for a simple weekend project that lets you experiment with photography? Makify created this 4-minute step-by-step tutorial on how you can …

Mobile Photography

How You Shot It: ‘Sword Play’ – A Summer-y Children’s Portrait

<i>How You Shot It is a series where you show us how you shot an image. Many who use our presets love to share their special processing recipes. You can</i> …

Photography

Wedding Reception Shutter Drag {How You Shot It}

<i>How You Shot It is a series where you show us how you shot an image. Many who use our presets love to share their special processing recipes. You can</i> …

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