Lace Trimmed Envelopes Add a special touch to an invitation, a thank you note or any other correspondence with a bit of flat lace. Supplies: - cut and folded (but preferably not glued) envelope(s) - YES paste or other paper friendly glue - glue brush - flat lace - waxed paper Cut out and pre-fold your envelopes. Use your favorite envelope template or download ours here! Cut lace a bit longer than what will fit where you’re sticking it. Place the lace face down (if it has a front and back) on the waxed paper. Press the lace onto the envelope, then allow to dry.
Infographic Gives You Nine Ways to Grow Your Photography Business in 2014 If 2014 is finally the year you plan to turn your love of photography into a business and see if you can quit your day job to do something you enjoy, then PhotoShelter is here to help. In the infographic below, they provide you with nine very useful tips that will help you begin to look at photography from the business side of things. The infographic is actually part of a new 2014 Photo Business Plan Workbook that PhotoShelter is giving away for free to those people willing to dole out their email address information. But if the PDF guide is the full article, you can consider the infographic a TL;DR of sorts. Here it is (click here for a high res version, or click on the image to get PhotoShelter’s full 2014 Business Plan Workbook): Some of the tips seem very straight forward, but each of the 9 steps is crucial if you want to build a successful photography business.
Bricofotografía: Cómo Montar Accesorios Fotográficos Caseros No es necesario tener la cámara más costosa para lograr fotografías increíbles, al igual que no es necesario contar con los accesorios más caros para poder fotografiar como un profesional. Si bien la calidad de los accesorios es fundamental para lograr fotografías nítidas y de calidad, lo importante es entender cómo funcionan estos elementos, más allá de los materiales con los que están hechos. Puedes lograr resultados sorprendentes utilizando elementos que comúnmente desecharías. La espera para ahorrar el dinero para hacerte con un difusor, una ventana de luz o por qué no, tu propio estudio fotográfico, puede ser desesperante pero, con un poco de imaginación, puedes fabricarlo tú mismo. Te sorprenderás con los resultados que podrás lograr. En el artículo de hoy te he preparado una selección de accesorios fotográficos fáciles de fabricar con materiales desechables y que te resultarán indispensables a la hora de trabajar tus fotografías a la par que te ahorrarán algunos euros. 1. 2. 3.
Urban Explorer and Photographer Dan Marbaix Takes Stunning Photographs of Abandoned Buildings Photographer Dan Marbaix is what is known as an "urban explorer." He travels from city to city, exploring abandoned houses, asylums, churches, state buildings and much, much more. He has been arrested over 20 times for his trespassing - and even held at gunpoint - but he refuses to give up his search for things that exist outside of the mundane. You'll see why. Dan wasn't supposed to be in ANY of these places, but you'll be glad he was. Above is an abandoned house in Germany. It's hard to define what exactly makes these pictures so beautiful. Is it the fact that humans have abandoned their dwellings? Or because it seems that life goes on, even when people aren't present? Some places are left in the state they were abandoned in. No matter how many times he has been threatened or arrested, Dan thinks it's all worth it. The Chambre du Commerce in Antwep, Belgium, was erected in 1872 as a reconstruction of a 1531 Stock Exchange. But they aren't fiction.
Crystal Cluster Necklace Crystal specimens are a fantastic jewelry making material. This one is an aragonite star – in it’s naturally occuring shape and color. It’s pretty on all sides so it needed a subtle hanging method. Supplies: - aragonite star – this one came from a gift shop at The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, if you check ebay or etsy, or just google “aragonite star” it you’ll find lots to choose from - wire – this is 20 gauge brass (still shiny, but it wil patina to match the chain) - necklace chain and clasp - round nose pliers - wire cutters - jeweler’s cement - needle nose pliers (optional, but they probably came with your round nose pliers so keep them handy) Use the round nose pliers to make a small loop at the end of the wire. Cut it off about 3/8 of an inch from the loop. Choose a groove in the crystals to glue the wire into. Trim the wire down until the loop sits just above the end of the crystal. Jeweler’s cement has a tiny, needle like gluing point.
How to Use a Circular Polarizer (CPL) Why do I need a circular polarizer? As you progress further into photography you might have gotten to a point where you're looking into how filters can improve your images. There are many different filters that can solve different problems. There are Neutral Density (ND) filters that can be employed to slow down your shutter speed. Maybe it’s a bright day and you want some motion blur on a waterfall, you could either use a ND filter or you could just forget the filter and shoot when the light is good. There are Graduated Neutral Density (GND) filters which go from clear on one side of the filter and graduate to a ND. What does a CPL do? The first thing people discover they can do with their CPL is darken the sky to create more impact and make the clouds more dramatic. The next thing people learn they can do is eliminate reflections on water. What you didn’t know a CPL can do Now, lets talk about something most articles don’t teach you about CPLs. What kind of CPL do I use?
The Feral Photographer: The Pocket Ringlight Ever since Maxim magazine made ringflashes/ringlights popular again, photographers have been using and overusing them to get that "look". I gotta admit I'm a sucker for the soft yet harsh quality to the light. Since almost all my photography is done on the move though, the large studio ringlights out there don't really work for me. The small macro ringlights are too weak and do not accommodate lenses with large filter diameters. Without anything commercially available, I thought I'd try making my own. , and some music wire. Basically it's just a ring shaped diffuser made from 2 flat sheets of plastic and reflective fabric for the side walls. . As you can see, it is darker at the top of the ring since the light is being pumped in from the bottom but that's not necessarily a bad thing, it adds to the dark "halo" above your subject, which is one of the trademarks of the ringlight look that I like. Here's a test shot to see how it works. Looks pretty good IMO. That's it! would cost!
60 fotografie che sconvolgeranno la tua idea del passato Il presente e il futuro sono un continuum e un evolversi di situazioni nate nel passato, dal quale la nostra storia e le nostre scelte vengono influenzate. Queste sono 60 fotografie, più o meno recenti, che illustrano i protagonisti di molti dei fatti e degli avvenimenti di politica, storia, spettacolo e attualità del secolo scorso, con personaggi che, ancora oggi, noi tutti conosciamo. Da Osama Bin Laden a Sean Connery, da Bruce Lee alla regina Elisabetta, tantissime sono le situazioni oggi sconosciute o dimenticate che hanno avuto per protagonisti personaggi che ai nostri tempi danno tutt’altra immagine di sé. La regina Elisabetta ad esempio servì nell’esercito durante la seconda guerra mondiale, Obama era un dotatissimo giocatore di Basket, i Beatles cominciarono la loro storia suonando ai matrimoni e la terminarono su un tetto di Londra, 11 anni dopo. Al Pacino e Diana Keaton durante le riprese de “Il Padrino” – 1972 William Harley e Arthur Davidson – 1914 Bruce Lee mentre danza
DIY Shoes - Part 7 - Ballet Flat Upper After six parts of this project that explained how to make a pattern and every basic part of shoe construction we’ve finally gotten to the part where you can make a real, wearable shoe. This is more or less a replica of where we started – a basic ballet style flat shoe. The kind of shoe you can keep in a dozen colors and prints in you closet to kick on whenever you’re going to the grocery store, out with friends or anywhere that you want to look nice but don’t want to wear high heels. Once you’ve made a pair or two to work out the technique you really can make a stack of these uppers all at once. They’re also a great canvas for all sorts of decoration from quirky prints to hand painting to rhinestone collage! Use your basic pattern, including any modifications you’ve made for an improved fit. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36.
Tutorial: Basic Studio Lighting In the studio you have basic lights, which you may use to create a professional portrait. Basic studio setup As you see, here are five light sources. (M) Main - This type is your main source of light, it is most powerful light in the whole set. I cover the lights and their purposes in more details on page " Portrait Lights" ~ Top ~ Using an Umbrella A photographic umbrella is very useful tool for creation a soft, broad and pleasing light. Umbrella as main light Here the umbrella is used as the only front light source, you may even remove the rest of lights. Umbrella and Reflector Board You may upgrade the previous setup with a reflector board to soften the shadows as shown below: Umbrella as main and reflector to fill-in Moving the reflector board to and from the subject will change the power of the reflected fill-in light falling on the subject. Umbrella as Fill-in Light You may prefer to broaden the fill-in light and use the umbrella for it. Umbrella as fill-in