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10 Common Photography Mistakes and How to Overcome Them

You’ve got your DSLR and you are excited to test it out. You might have gone out for the first few days or perhaps weeks and then all of a sudden the …

Photography

How to Make Your Photos Pop With Punchier Colors in Photoshop CC

With Adobe’s fairly new pricing regime, Photoshop CC is now within the reach of many enthusiast photographers who might have balked at the idea of …

The Best Way to Paint Your Ikea Furniture

Ready to makeover that Ikea furniture you've had for ages? Follow these easy steps to re-paint that Expedit into a new dresser.<p><i>By</i> <i>Donna Boyle Schwartz</i> …

4 Truths About Photography Every Serious Photographer Should Know

When starting out, photography looks like a fun thing to do. In the beginning, you have the mindset that after a little practice, you will be able to …

Photography

4 Techniques that Will Help You Master Dodging and Burning Your Photos

If you have 30-minutes to spare for a tutorial, check out this one by photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz on the techniques of dodging …

An Inexpensive Solution to Geotagging Your Photos: Geotag Photos Pro App for iOS and Android

<b>Geotagging</b>, a relatively new word to the ever increasing lexicon of photographic terminology. It is a relatively simple term that means adding GPS …

Apps

6 Tips for Beautiful Candid Photography

Candid photography focuses on what the subject is naturally doing and not on what the subject must be doing. It is a photo similar to that of a …

How to Capture Stunning Backlit Portraits During the Golden Hours

Portraits taken during the golden hours – that is, the time just before sunset and after sunrise – have an incredibly powerful light to them. The …

Landscape Photography

How to Make the Best of Low Light Using Slow Shutter Speed: 6 Stunning Effects

Photographing in low light is often accomplished using a long shutter speed. To be able to use faster shutter speeds, you need lenses with wider …

Shutter Speed

30 Latest Links to Photography Tutorials, Special Features and Amazing Photos

Another terrific week in the world of photography passes us by as Toad Hollow Photography has been searching all corners of the internet looking for …

Photography

5 Creativity Myths You Probably Believe

Let’s start with a fact: We are all capable of conceiving new, useful ideas. Unfortunately our chances of doing this are hampered by a few stubborn …

Creativity

Conceptual Portraits of a Man with Down Syndrome Reference Art History and Superman

When Marblehead, Massachusetts-based photographer Rick Ashley visited Disney World with his wife and her then-12-year-old brother Michael, who has …

Facebook Design Director: The 5 Most Common Design Mistakes

Facebook’s Julie Zhuo on the biggest traps designers fall into–and how to avoid them.<p>There’s no learning without mistakes. And I’ve done the following (as well as seen the following done) too many times to count. Luckily, there’s this thing called the “Internet” and this medium called an “article” …

How to Get a Shipping Container

Warbirds Wood & Aluminum Bar<p>Custom Vanity<p>Japanese Bench<p>PVC Class<p>I spent 27 years as an iron worker, certified welder , and heavy rigger. I now hold a …

Shipping Containers

15 Mysterious & Fascinating Locations Discovered On Google Earth

Google Maps has become an invaluable tool for so many of us interested in not just finding the quickest route, but investigating the world around …

Can A Bike Be Both Cheap And Beautiful?

The Epo hopes to bring bike manufacturing back to the Netherlands by using the same techniques car makers use to keep costs down.<p>You’d be hard pressed to find a more bike crazy country than the Netherlands. Not only are bicycle paths ubiquitous, but there’s more than one bicycle for every single …

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Life in Paris

<i>When Rosecrans Baldwin, the author of Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down, took a copywriting job at a French advertising agency and</i> …

13 must-own apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

The best utility apps are designed to make your hectic life a little bit easier, and maybe even more enjoyable.<p>From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it’s going to rain, there’s something for every lifestyle.<p>We’ve collected the best of the best in this …

Sketching Drawing Lessons

Introduction: Sketching & Drawing Lessons<p><b>This Instructable will be slowly developing over a number of weeks 8 out of 10 lessons so Far</b><p><b>you may need to</b> …

HDR Photography: It’s Not Dead Yet

Few topics in photography inflame passions more than HDR (high dynamic range). While some photographers love it, many others hate it. Not only do …

Mobile Photography

How to Sharpen Photos: An Introduction

We’ve received quite a bit of feedback from Post production readers asking us to look at the issue of sharpening photos. Sharpening is one of those …

3 Photographic Special Effects You Can Create Without the Help of Photoshop

What do you think of when you hear the term “special effects”? Your favorite sci-fi movie or a state of the art video game, perhaps. Do you ever …

8 Tips For Improving Your Instagram Photography

Like it or not, there are 60 million new photos uploaded to Instagram every single day. If the iPhone changed digital photography when it was …

Learn Mobile Photo Editing: Apps for Beauty and Efficiency | Dan Rubin

Want to bring out the best in your photos? It's easier than you think with the right photo editing apps! Join Instagram star Dan Rubin (@danrubin) to …

DIY: Noticeably Improve Your Macro Photography with a Cheap Plastic Cup

Hand-held macro photography presents a lot of challenges, but three of the most prevalent are: subject movement, camera shake, and harsh shadows. …

Marmot Interrupts Glacier National Park GoPro Time-Lapse in the Cutest Way Possible

What better way to start your day than with some cute-ness in the form of an adorable little marmot licking a GoPro. Normally reserved for more …

10 Tips for Cleaning Your Camera Lens

A well maintained, clean lens is vital to any photographer. Here are 10 simple top tips for cleaning your digital camera lens.<p>“Camera Cleaning” …

Photography Tips

Back to Basics: Sharpening Best Practices for Photoshop and Camera RAW

One of the parameters first time photographers frequently go nuts with in post (to their detriment) is sharpening. So whether you’re editing in …

Camper in a Box

DIY Single Sheet of Plywood Rocking Chair<p>The Minimalist's Barstool<p>Restoring 20 Years Old Bench<p>PVC Class<p>Pop rivets? New to me. Beautiful job.<p>Really …

Land Rover

How To Turn A Clothespin Into A Matchstick Gun

Update your desktop arsenal with this creation<p>DIY enthusiast Grant Thompson, who previously made a 10-penny battery that powered a small light for almost two weeks, is at it again. Inspired by another project tutorial, Thompson created seven variations of a mini-pistol that can fire matches over 20 …

Ammunition