Brooke Piearce

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How to Very Quickly Skill Up Your Photography With Some Research

Sometimes, as a beginner photographer, you're in a rush to simply produce photographs that don't suck. Fair enough. You want to take photographs of …

Photography

Exposure Basics: How to Choose ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed Settings

If you’re trying to break free from the auto settings on your camera and make an entry into the world of manual, it’s necessary to understand ISO, …

Shutter Speed

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Tutorial: 5 Things You Should Know About Layers in Photoshop CC

In this short but helpful episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV, Adobe Evangelist Terry White reveals some neat Photoshop CC layer features that you may …

DIY Sunglasses Photo Frames

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Not many folks can pull off sunglasses indoors but we think your photos have what it takes.<p>Upcycle your old shades …

How to Retouch Shiny Skin in Portraits: Photoshop Tutorial

It’s becoming common practice to retouch the imperfections and blemishes that are found on everyone’s faces and skin. However, it’s sometimes easy to …

Tutorials

Using Toys and Forced Perspective to Get Professional, Low-Budget Visual Effects

While working on a feature film called <i>The Grind</i>, filmmaker Vashi Nedomansky had to come up with a way to shoot a flashback scene, complete with …

The 7 Classic Pieces of Gear You Will Want After You Get a DSLR

Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a new camera. But not just any new camera; no, not a new mobile device, not a new point and shoot — not …

Cameras

What a First Time Wedding Photographer Needs to Know

The news that you are photographing your first wedding often leads to emotions ranging from excitement to apprehension, and in some cases, fear. …

Weddings

Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual Mode

Digital photography has given almost anyone with a camera the potential to become a creative photographer. These days even compact cameras offer …

Landscape Photography

Baby Mugging: Using Forced Perspective to Photograph Your Baby ‘Inside’ a Cup

Photo memes don’t have much of a shelf life these days. Case in point: the cat beard meme that we shared with you just a couple of weeks ago has …

Bright & Girly Rockstar Birthday Party // Hostess with the Mostess®

If you like bright, girly and totally cool parties, <b>Ashley Keith</b> of Cupcake Express designed a top hit! For her daughter Halle’s 8th birthday she set …

Elegant Pink & Playful First Birthday Ideas // Hostess with the Mostess®

In the whimsical secret garden scene of Morrells Boutique<b>, Candace Allan</b> of Absolute Perfection styled <b>Elegant Pink & Playful First Birthday Ideas</b> for …

{All That Glitters Is Gold} Golden Third Birthday Party // Hostess with the Mostess®

How did you celebrate your Golden Birthday? With a little help from mommy, <b>Audrey</b> of Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats, Harper had an <b>{All That Glitters Is</b> …

Giant Popsicle Pinata DIY

This might be my favorite pinata yet. This Giant Popsicle Pinata would be the perfect addition to any celebration! Make one for a popsicle themed …

Tiny Party

Introduction<p>The big idea here is that it's a small world after all.<p>Hint at the charm of all things Lilliputian by sending an itsy-bitsy invitation of mostly envelopes -- each opens to reveal one a size smaller, with the last one holding colorful confetti and a wee card.<p>Guests sip strawberry from …

Sandwiches

Obstacle Course Birthday Party

On your mark, get set, go!<p>There's logic to the notion of an obstacle-course-themed birthday party considering how many real-life obstacles an 8-year-old has surmounted. Each little triumph of language and locomotion has been a confidence-building occasion.<p>On this golden afternoon, the challenges …

Crafting

Silly Themes for Birthday Parties

For the next birthday celebration, invite kids to get wacky, make a mess, think small, or have a ball!<p>Wacky Party<br>Invite a gaggle of girls (or boys) to celebrate silliness!<p>Every kid is a little bit silly. Salute those whimsical ways with a birthday party that's playful. In pink wigs and fuzzy …

Food

Flower Power Birthday Party or Baby Shower

Bouncy and bright! Balloons and flowers are the theme for this backyard party.<p>Nestled in the clearing of any backyard is a birthday-girl's dream garden: A lawn-blanket meadow grows in the center; colorful balloon blossoms, Botanicus rubberous, line its borders, and the sweet fragrance of cupcakes …

Baby Showers

Party Theme: Initial

It's as easy as ABC to plan a party using the initial of the birthday child.

ABC

Spa-Themed Sleepover Birthday Party

What do you get when you combine pajamas, facials, manicures, and fun? The perfect menu for a spa-themed sleepover birthday party. (Warning: Moms may want to get in on the action.) At this full-service celebration, little girls get treated to facial masks and have their nails done in any shade they …

Lips

Kids Football Party Ideas // Hostess with the Mostess®

TOUCHDOWN by mom Lori for her son’s 8th birthday! Inspired by Grant’s love for the game, she threw him a bash with great <b>Football Party Ideas</b> that …

DIY Favors and Decorations for Kids' Birthday Parties

Flavorful Gumball Party<p>Colorful and bright are the first words that come to mind when you think of a child's birthday party. Kara Allen of Kara's …

Chemicals

Feeling Groovy Guest Dessert Feature

Deanna from Mirabelle Creations created this groovy 70’s inspired disco party for her daughter’s 9th birthday. She wanted to give the table a modern …

Little Scientist Guest Dessert Feature

en_US<p>article<p>We always get excited when we see parties from Sharnel of Sharnel Dollar Designs appear in our inbox. As always, Sharnel blew us away …

Everything but the... - Sweet ReciPEAs

<b>Everything But The….Cake</b><p>1 box white cake mix (plus how many eggs, oil, and water your brand calls for)<br>1 box chocolate cake mix (plus how many eggs, …

Top 15 Features of Your DSLR Camera That You Should Know

There’s a lot to learn when you first get a DSLR. The first things you need to know is how to get out of auto mode and start using your camera’s …

Cameras

10 Things a Photographer Should Never Do While Photographing a Wedding

With over 2 million weddings taking place each year nationwide, there are over 2 million opportunities to make mistakes-countless pitfalls just …