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Top macro flower photography tips

<b>Macro photography proves that small is beautiful, and is a wonderful way to reveal the intricacies of flowers. Sue Bishops gives her tips</b><p>If I was …

Landscape Photography

Top tips for shooting black & white landscapes

21 February 2017<p>Want to add new life to your landscapes? Try shooting in black and white, says pro photographer Alfonso Calero.<p>The next six months is …

5 Ways To Improve Your Group Photographs

We’ve all been a part of that dance that happens in front of a lens when a photographer is trying to orchestrate a group photograph before taking a …

Six clouds you should know about – and what they can reveal about the weather

Modern weather forecasts rely on complex computer simulators. These simulators use all the physics equations that describe the atmosphere, including …

Landscape Photography

Here’s How to Use Long Exposures During the Day for Epic Landscape Photographs (VIDEO)

Some photographers are under the misconception that slow shutter speeds are only required when shooting at night or under less-than-ideal lighting …

10 Tips for Shooting Waterfall Photos

Here’s a straightforward guide on how to get something more out of your waterfall shots. The idea to this guide came to me when I recently visited …

Landscape Photography

How to Photograph the Northern Lights

The northern lights, also called the aurora borealis, are some of the most breathtaking natural displays in the world, offering views of shimmery …

How to Distress Furniture in 6 Easy Steps

Love the look of furniture with history and patina? Learn how to distress furniture and give your pieces a beautiful aged look<p>If you’re looking for furniture with patina and a bit of history, you don’t need to scour flea markets or garage sales looking for distressed gems. In fact, you don’t even …

How to Trim a Live Photo with iOS 11 on iPhone

When you take a Live Photo, you’re not always aware of what’s being captured. Since Live Photos capture the couple seconds before and after a shot is taken, it’s easy to accidentally capture the blur of lowering your photo or worse, something you don’t want anyone to see. Before iOS 11, you could …

Affinity Photo for iPad adds extremely useful drag-and-drop feature with iOS 11 update

One of the useful features added to the iPad with the update to iOS 11 this week was drag-and-drop between the operating system's "Files" app and …

Tutorials

Conquering Your Camera Settings in Landscape Photography

Understanding basic camera settings is important so that you know how to react in different conditions such as varying light, moving subjects, or to …

Landscape Photography

A Beginner’s Guide to Adobe Lightroom: Part 1

It is easy to feel overwhelmed with the many different features of Adobe Lightroom. Lightroom has so many possibilities, that even after years of …

Tutorials

Non-Photographers Sometimes Struggle With Our Weird Ways

Good Photography Habits Which People Might Find Strange To Understand<p>We do have some questionable habits, I will admit that.<p>So we should explore …

Before + After: A Spanish-Style Home Is Reimagined In True L.A. Fashion

With a neutral palette and worldly inspiration, Cali cool emerges from the dust of a mere 3-month renovation.<p>When Create & Cultivate founder, Jaclyn Johnson, set out to find her dream home, one thing was intentionally left off of her wish list: perfection.<p>"My husband and I were looking to buy a …

Outdoor Spaces

Starry Starry Night

On the night of the new moon, the darkest night of the month, a group of friends and I trekked to Lassen Volcanic National Park in California for a …

10 Tips On Using Extreme Wide Angle Lenses for Landscape Photography

As a landscape photographer, I love extreme wide angle lenses. I use my 16-35mm for 90% of my photos and I mostly use it at 16mm. When I give …

Landscape Photography

These 6 Tips Will Get You Shooting Stunning Scenes This Autumn

Beautiful Autumn Pictures – Your Guide To Getting Them, First Time Around<p>For us who inhabit the temperate climes of the Northern Hemisphere, it is a …

Here's Why Motion In Photography Produces Such Compelling Images

<b>FREE BONUS</b>: If you want to take your portraits to the next level, then download our <i>free</i> Portrait Photography Cheat Sheet. Print it out and take it …

Long Exposure Noise Reduction: What It Is and How to Use It

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.As a night sky photographer, I …

10 Stunning Photos That Creatively Capture Background Blur

Composition is one of the most important aspects of photography. A well-chosen, clear subject that viewers can focus their attention on makes a good …

How To Arrange Flowers For The Most Stunning Homemade Bouquets

These will keep you busy until fall.<p>April showers bring May flowers. At least that's the saying most of us have come to put on repeat as soon as the months of spring roll around.<p>As much as spring is associated with the coming of flowers, summertime is not to be overlooked for its blooms either. …

Home Decorating

25 Warm-Hued Rooms To Inspire Your Fall Decor

Expect fireplaces and plenty of throws.<p>In our book, a change in season always calls for a change in interiors. For fall, it's all about layering, opting for colors that reflect the foliage, and cozying up your space as much as possible. These 25 rooms perfectly embody the warm, inviting mood that …

Interior Design

17 Fall Flower Arrangements That Are All The Autumnal Decor You Need

Who needs pumpkins when you've got flowers?<p>While autumn isn't exactly synonymous with colorful crops of vibrant blooms, there are still plenty of floral varieties on hand for a lush fall arrangement. From berry branch accents to plum-hued petals, these 17 fall flower ideas are all the inspiration …

Plants

20 Ideas For Rustic Bathroom Decor That Do Country Chic Justice

This is our kind of roughin' it.<p>From vintage tubs to exquisite light fixtures from centuries past, achieving a beautiful bathroom with rustic influences isn't too hard...with the right inspiration. These bathrooms ranging from the French countryside to the Hollywood Hills prove that old world charm …

27 Rustic Living Room Ideas To Get You Through The Coldest Of Months

Time to cozy up for the season.<p>As the weather cools down and leaves burst into brilliant colors, our design eye seems to shift away from the bright whites and pastels of summertime to darker hues and organic textures that reflect the autumn months. Rustic decor is always a good idea, but especially …

Interior Design

Slowing Down Time - Mastering The Magic of Long Exposure

Slowing Down Time – The Magic of Long Exposure<p>Rating:<p>5.00 based on 13 Ratings<p>June 5, 2017 By Adam West<p>Slowing Down Time – The Magic of Long Exposure …

Landscape Photography

When To Buy Cheap Furniture, And 9 Other Household Essentials

Because we all love a sale.<p>They say timing is everything. Whether it's love or the right job, we are all secretly waiting for the stars to align on a variety of things, including that perfect furniture sale.<p>If you're in the market for a new desk for your home office, or searching for a tiny flat …

Shopping

10 Best Dinner Recipes Brilliantly Made With Cocktails

Make your dinner just as spirited as your drinks.<p>It's a universal doctrine that good food and drinks are the recipe for a festive evening. Now, author Kristy Gardner has brought the two together in her new book "Cooking With Cocktails," with recipes to encourage you to make sure both your bar cart</i> …

Recipes

6 Essential Tips for Taking Good Photographs on a Bright and Sunny Day

Midday is one of the most difficult times to shoot for any photographer. The brutal truth is that cameras struggle with the extreme light and …

Landscape Photography

Getting Started with Narrow Depth of Field Photography

An up close view of an organ pipe cactus by Sarah Marino.<p>Using narrow depth of field is one of my favorite ways to create abstract renditions of …