Creative Tips and Ideas for Taking Better Baby Photos

There’s a continuous explode of popularity of a digital photography, still with its being rather tough to make a decent and all-round good shot, we scarcely have any easy and understandable tips for how to take better the photograph. Now we’ll share the passion for fascinating newborn baby photography and present you some indispensable tips and ideas worth considering for taking great pictures and overcoming challenges in photographing babies. Get armed to capture your baby’s every new movement and every fleeting smile that comes along – here’s the list of some interesting ideas to help you work on composition, light, and variety.


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- It’s highly advisable to use a natural lighting and set your ISO to 200 if there’s enough of it. And always go for the indirect lighting which helps make softer shades and all round tones on the babies skin. Besides, learn to turn off the flash and take perfectly good pictures in low-light conditions.

- The settings for the f-number of your camera should be around 5.6 – that’s the most preferable f-stop to have. However, it’s possible to go a little bit lower, but anything higher than f8 will cause the background to be competing with your child’s spotlight.

- When composing a baby portrait, better use around 85-100mm focal length to preserve a more natural looks of your newborn. Wide angle lenses in this case tend distort a child’s features especially when capturing the face in a close-up.
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Sleeping and Active Volcanos. Magnetizing Photos

The world still remembers the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull volcano that took place last spring. The breathtaking photos of this eruption impressed with their powerful tone. This natural phenomenon was in the focus of attention for a long time and various media resources discussed it. Fortunately, such things as heavy volcanic eruption happen rarely. I’m sure that all of you have seen the photos of active volcanos that are breathtaking and frightful at the same time. The images of the sleeping volcanos give the same strong impression, ‘cause they give the feeling of the hidden power. This post contains the stirring volcano photos of sleeping and active volcanos. Let’s enjoy their magnetic power!

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Volcano Izalco by norbesc

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Krakatau Volcano by Yato

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The World of Dreams in Illustrations by Kuang Hong.

Hey guys. Today I want to share with you some interesting stuff – fantasy artworks created by self-taught artist from Shanghai whose name is Kuang Hong. Those of you who have seen some of his works will certainly agree that they are undoubtedly expressive. His inspiring characters show us the unbelievable world of fantastic dreams and author’s imagination. You will find environmental works in his output, but its most part consists of beautiful character images and it’s not surprising, ’cause, being an art director for the online game company, he knows everything about creating characters. While browsing all the creative illustrations by Kuang Hong, you can easily notice his expressive personal style and special techniques that he uses. We can talk a lot about this talented artist, but it seems to me that it is better to enjoy his wonderful illustrations.

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Requiem

Illustrations by Kuang Hong
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Illustrations by Kuang Hong
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Delicate Suspense in Misty Photos

Happy Monday, folks! Today’s post is meant to inspire your seeking souls to see the beauty even in doleful landscapes that we can often meet in our lives. Mist transforms casual things by making them a little bit surreal and almost imaginary. Agree that it is quite hypnotizing and scary to peer at the haze. Anyways here is a small photo set of beautiful shots taken in various places but with the same captivating foggy weather. Let’s enjoy these amazing natural phenomenons.

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CSS Button Tutorials and Techniques. Roundup from DesignFloat

Every single element of your design matters when it goes about its effectiveness. Special attention should be paid to each of them in order to create user-friendly design that results in effective interaction of the visitors with your website. Stylish button designs, for example, can help to enhance their usability. When they are effectively displayed, they will not be missed by users. Today’s post is dedicated to CSS button tutorials and techniques – everything you need in order to learn how to style buttons using CSS. We hope that these resources will help you to find simple and effective ways of creating the desired CSS buttons. Also feel free to take a look at 20 Essential CSS3 Tutorials

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20 Must Learn Button Tutorials in jQuery and CSS

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20 Useful CSS3 Button Resources and Tutorials

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In the Realm of Lego Fantasy: 40 Staggering Lego Constructions

Things come and go as fads – Lego will always remain! There will always be a room for Lego play while it has a strong appeal among kids and adult fans as well. Being everyone’s favorite toy with all its vague allusion to childish nonspecific and infinite imagination, it has imminently become a basis for a range of impressive sculptures – complex, massive and certainly jaw-dropping. Lego keeps maintaining novelty and interest to millions of Lego users worldwide and we simply get astonished of their incredible creativity and of how they manage to bring together thousands of the piles of colorful plastic bricks to eventually come up with fascinating models. What we’re going to show you today are some of the awesome Lego constructions of actual objects, characters, and personalities who were being replicated with the help of tiny Lego bricks. Keeps your eyes open for these exciting new things!

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Incredibly Magnetic Water Art

A lot of contemporary artists show real obsession with water art and it can be easily noticed from their portfolios. They create the magnificent works of art using water patterns and a bit of inspiration. The results turn out to be wonderful and unbelievable and we admire the ethereal figures, amazing flowers, mind-bending splashes that are captured vividly by their authors. Some of these works are photo manipulations, the others are just simple photos that are taken at the right moment. Water art is a vast ground for inspiration and it is rich for brilliant examples. So, I have decided to share these amazing artworks with you. Let’s browse them!

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Doberman Studio Water Art

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Watermelon by by Advertising Agency Spot JWT

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From Russia with Love – Soviet Ad Posters

Today we have a little bit unusual post because you can’t see these posters in a real life – they are all history now. The Soviet Union was and will be a mystery for the rest of the world and even now, 20 after the “iron curtain” has fallen, we still have a chance to find out more new and interesting facts about this historical phenomenon. The collection of vintage soviet ad posters that we’ve featured on our blog contains artworks of soviet illustrators that nowadays can be easily called real masterpieces. We’ve tried to deliver you the simple translations of the posters’ meanings, but if we were wrong – please feel free to inform us about that.

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Adorable Cats by Valery Khlebnikov. The Day of Russian Art

Hi our dear readers, I want to dedicate this post to the wonderful artworks of the well-known Russian painter Valery Khlebnikov. His popularity has spread far beyond Russia and his works have gained appreciations from a number of French and German collectors. The harmonious unity of Valery’s love for pets and painting is presented in his art in the explicit way. You can easily find the fancy mixtures of reality and the artist’s imagination in his amazing world of animal images. It is always captivating to browse the cats from his artworks that feature the people’s characters, feelings and emotions. You will certainly enjoy their radiant smiles, genuine tears and beautiful dreams. These wonderful works of art are not only undoubtedly inspiring, they gladden the eyes with bright colors, kindness and happiness. These adorable cats by Valery Khlebnikov will move away your bad mood and bring the feeling of real happiness. Let’s browse them!

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Cats by Valery Khlebnikov
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Cats by Valery Khlebnikov
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Web Design Trends for 2011. Roundup from DesignFloat

For the last year web design has undergone fast evolution and it is clearly seen from a number of captivating and memorable designs. The year has passed and it has brought plenty of new ideas and aesthetically pleasing designs, but today we should think about the new face of tomorrow. What are the new directions of web design? What other exciting trends are waiting for this sphere in the upcoming year? We should know enough about them to get ready and be in step with them. Of course, it is hard to predict everything, but we want to offer you some interesting ideas about the web design trends for 2011 in our weekly roundup. Let’s go ahead and see what these upcoming trends are.

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Top 5 Web Design Trends for 2011

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Web Design Trends in 2011

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