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Before & After: A Builder-Grade Bathroom Gets a Rustic Makeover for $375

This blogger pulled off an expensive-looking transformation on a tiny budget.<p><i>This DIY project is courtesy of</i> <i>Hometalk</i> <i>and</i> <i>Bless'er House</i> <i>blogger, Lauren.</i><p>"This space started out with everything builder grade- white primer walls, a basic frameless mirror, plain window, simple nickel-framed shower door. …

Art Tools of Katarzyna Kozlowska (aka Lady2)

We have Katarzyna Kozlowska aka Lady2 (DeviantArt | facebook), an artist from Poland to talk about her drawing tools today.<p>Her coloured pencil …

Drawing

Why You Should Be Sketching (Even if You Can’t Draw)

Who Should be Sketching<p>Everyone involved in the design process of anything, printed or digital. From newspapers to books to business cards to …

Top 10 Ways to Sabotage your Professional Photography Aspirations

How To Sharpen Eyes In Your Portraits To Make Them Pop

When looking at portraits, we have a tendency to look at the eyes first. We can't help it, it's part of human nature. This is why I personally …

Tutorials

Extension Tubes & Reversing Rings: Cheap Macro Accessories Reviewed

A few days ago, I shared a video which detailed probably the cheapest way to get some amazing macro images by reversing your lens. A piece of gear …

Cameras

5 Essential Edits That Will Improve Almost any Photograph

As photographers, we strive to take a perfect photograph. We compose carefully within our frame, properly expose our image, and make sure our white …

9 Fantastic Tutorials on Skin Retouching in Photoshop

One of the issues with photographing people is that cameras tend to pick up every imperfection and blemish on people's faces – far more than we tend …

7 awesome ways to creatively use your on-camera flash.

Do you ever feel the need to have an artificial light source when photographing? You don’t have to look any further, as you probably already have a …

Smartphones versus DSLRs versus film: A look at how far we've come

With a deluge of three new cameras released every week, I'd completely lost perspective. Just how far have we come since film? Where would a modern …

Show Hometown Pride with DIY State-Shaped Memo Boards

Is anyone else feeling guilty about your hoarding-like tendencies with all the talk of spring cleaning that is in the air? Us too. We decided to create memo boards to get some of that clutter up off our workspaces. But not just any memo board – we wanted to create something more personal, something …

Lens Guide: Best Lenses to Move up to from a Kit Lens

Kit lens—to use or not to use? While kit lenses are much less expensive than better hobbyist and professional lenses, in the world of photography, …