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How to Edit Photos on Your Phone With Snapseed, VSCOcam, Squaready, & Instagram

Now that you've learned to take great photos with your iPhone camera and other apps, it's time to edit! ...more
The most important part of Squaready or any app that adds a border to a photo is that you have ...more

Sew a Super Cute Zipper Pouch for Anything and Everything

I was walking through the store the other day and thinking that I would like to have a new pouch for my makeup in my purse so that it isn’t all over the bottom of my purse, but the ones at the store are so expensive. I don’t do expensive. ...more

Your Photos This Week: Composition and Focus

I've really enjoyed participating in and viewing your NaBloPoMo prompt photos which we paired with this month's BlogHer University lesson in photography. The photos you're sharing always encourage me to look at prompts and life with different eyes. ...more
Beautiful examples of the prompts, Jenna.  It always amazes me that interpretations are as ...more

Easy DIY Instagram Magnets

I have taken thousands of photos on my phone. Tens of thousands. And I've shared many of them with the world through my Instagram feed. But once I put them out there, they get shuffled to my Instagram archive and out of my mind....more
Thanks bichonpawz!more

How the Pros at Pinterest Unlock Creativity Through Knitting

Some technology companies refer to themselves as “engineering-led” or “design-led.” At Pinterest, we look at all parts of the company as equally important to our mission of helping people save and discover the things they love so they can go do those things offline....more
Wow. Now if only you could run America's schools like that!!!!more

Maximizing the Effectiveness of Your DSLR's Autofocus With Focus Modes

If you've ever tried to read the manual that came with your DSLR, you might have walked away feeling like you tried to read something in a foreign language. ...more

How to Make Cheap DIY Enamel Dots for Crafts

While browsing around Facebook, I found a post about making your own enamel dots for crafting, card making, etc. It seemed simple enough … so I thought I'd give it a whirl. ...more
These are gorgeous! I'd love to see what you end up doing with them.more

Girl-Cut: How to Alter a Shirt to Be More Flattering

I love this shirt – now. I didn’t like it the way it started out, and I have worn it for a long time without feeling really comfortable in it -- so I decided it was time to alter it....more

9 Things Photography Experts Do That You Can Start Doing Today

As an online photography instructor, I'm often asked by amateur photographers some variation of the same question: "How can I take better pictures without breaking the bank on a fancy-shmancy camera?"It's a great question, because I really believe that it's just a matter of training your eye to see things more artistically -- not how much money you spend on your camera gear. (But if your dearest aunt really wants to buy you a pricey, top-of-the-line camera, by all means, encourage her generosity!)...more
AcornOakForest, thanks, and glad to help! Bokeh really is a lot of fun--let me know when you try it!more

Creating the Perfect Shot: Basic Composition for Beginning Photographers

Ask any photographer to tell you what the best kind of camera is, and you’re likely to get the same answer: the one you have with you. Seem too simple? It’s not. The easiest way to learn how to take good pictures is to keep taking pictures until you start to get better. The more accessible your camera is, the more likely you are to reach for it when the perfect photo presents itself....more
good tips!more