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10 Workflow Hacks for Web Designers to Supercharge Productivity

Resolving to be more productive at work perhaps ranks next to developing an exercise habit and eating more healthy food as resolutions that are easiest to declare but most difficult to actually achieve. Sure, there can be special snowflakes that always manage to get the job done without any distractions. But there is also the rest of us---the easily-distracted, unmotivated, and selectively lazy bunch. Worse, these traits are often associated with those who have desk jobs (i.e. web designers,... continue reading

Love your gear - What I learned from going to the service

For some time now I noticed that photos are not as sharp as they should be. They were not clear and it was like a fine haze on them. But usually only on half of the image, and they had some spots that did not want to go and appear in almost every photo.I always had a protective filter on lens from the second it was out of the box. I tried to clean it by breathing on it so I can moisten it a little bit and after that use a soft cloth.Don't do that !!! only if an emergency require you to clean... continue reading

Creating a VIRTUAL Photography Studio

Photographers who begin to dabble on online stock usually start with generic images from around where they live and vacation snapshots. Then they may begin to do simple commercial concepts such as photographing a calculator, pencil, and a piece of paper on their kitchen table. If they study the business they'll begin to realize the real money is with concise concepts with a strong focus on a specific theme.The problem is the advanced stock imagery requires a photography studio or access to various... continue reading

Sewing the past with future

This image belongs to "antique" category. It impresses me because it’s telling stories about my family.As a teenager in machinery school, I was dismounting everything. Most of those items were placed in learning category, meaning nobody will assemble them again. One item where I didn't have a liberty of such a careless approach was my mothers sewing machine.My great grandmother got it as a gift. In the time when there were no major confections but people made the wardrobe all... continue reading

Romanian comfort food (part II, the dishes)

Romanian food (like any other cuisine) was influenced in its development by its neighbors and any country that had anything to do with it at any time. Turkish, Greek, Russian, Bulgarian, German and Hungarian cuisines helped Romanian cuisine grow a larger list of dishes. Several ingredients, spices and recipes were introduced during our long history and adapted to our culture and needs.However, I will not write about gastronomy history here because I am not that gifted. I will write about... continue reading

Photo studio tips

Today I want to tell you about my first experience of making photo shooting in the studio.I was really impressed by the working with monoblock lights a lоt of props.Here is some tips which is important for working in studio.First you can set the flash output on monoblock lights.Also you always can pulsed monoblock turn the pilot light (a constant), but it is not enough for shooting, it helps to see how to fall a shadow or glare, when you move the light. Using the play of light and shade... continue reading

The dusty roads of Rajasthan

Have you visited a place for what it's known for, only to get lost in the pleasure of the "on road" experience? Rajasthan, India's desert state is one such wondrous place which will not only please you for it's culture, colors, food, festive spirit, imposing forts and welcoming people, but also for the amazing road trip experience. Be Safe: Just like anywhere, safety is important, wear your seatbelt while in a car, helmet on a bike along with suitable protection gear. Do not... continue reading

Comparing Yourself With Others

Emerson says "Envy is ignorance, Imitation is Suicide." -- I learned the hard and painful way that comparing yourself with others - no matter what it is about - is simply torturing yourself and killing all your creativity.You may think this is being self-righteous but since I stopped trying to imitate other artists I become much more creative because I've felt free -- the feeling of that freedom gave me the freedom of creativity. I admire fellow artists works but I don't envy.... continue reading

How To Avoid Christmas Stress

“Merry Christmas!” and “Ho Ho Ho!” Christmas should be one of the most wonderful time of the year. But let's face the truth! Christmas is also one of the most stressful time of the year, isn't it? We have to find the perfect Christmas gift for family members and friends. We also have to trim the tree, to decorate our home and cook a lot of stuff just to be well-prepared. Well, let's enjoy the holidays! Is that even possible? Yes, it is! We need a few things to remember and focus... continue reading

Right place... Right time

Right place.... right timeIt’s my photographers dream… to be in the right place at the right time when suddenly, there it is - The Shot. Out-of-the-blue. And the Kookaburra are looking at each-other.I've been doing photography for years, self-taught and learning from my mistakes with manual only settings. From lenses to sensors. The best sensor Full frame (professional) or cropped (amateur)? Or Megapixels? And low-light discussions I guess. Is it all about the expensive... continue reading

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