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In Case You Missed It…August Highlights From the Craftsy Blog

Posted by on Aug 31, 2014 in All, Cake Decorating, Contests & Giveaways, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Events, Fiber Arts and Felting, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking |

See which blog posts readers loved most in August, plus some other fresh freebies you don't want to miss out on!

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Essential Gear: What to Look for in a Camera Bag

Posted by on Aug 30, 2014 in Photography |

Getting new gear is one of the awesome parts of being a photographer. I love getting a sexy new lens or gadgets to play with. Finding a bag to put all your fun stuff in is one of the non-sexy but very essential parts of gear acquisition. Here's what to look for when choosing a camera bag, no matter the size or purpose.

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Photo Retouching: How Much Is Too Much?

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Photography |

The photography community is in the midst of a lengthy discussion over where to draw the line when retouching photos. Is it our job to make accurate depictions of the people and things we photograph? Or do our clients hire us to make them look better than just accurate? We can discuss these questions and others in this post.

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The Color of Light: Basics of Color Temperature

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Photography |

Understanding color temperature is an important part of becoming a serious photographer. The color of light is fairly simple in theory and more complicated in practice. Here, I'll breakdown the fundamentals of color temperature theory to help you start taking your photography skills to the next level of great.

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Photography Focus: Understanding Directional Lighting

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Photography | Comments

Controlling and manipulating light is a key way that you can elevate your images. Learning how to use lighting properly can help you create different styles and moods in order to achieve the image you want, which in turn can make a huge difference is your photography. Directional lighting is a great place to being playing with light, so you can start taking your images to the next level!

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Landscape Photography: Using Filters

Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in Photography | Comments

As a landscape photographer, getting it right in camera at the time of capture is extremely important to me. What's one easy way you can achieve this? Filters. Here is a list of the landscape photography filters I use along with a few tips, tricks, dos and don'ts to help you get the perfect shot with minimal editing.

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