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Hacks: How to Make Your Jewelry Shine in Photos

High-quality and authentic jewelry naturally shine on their own. However, no matter the shine and shimmer that it naturally possesses, these pieces can still look dull in photos. Below, we will give you a few tips on how you should handle your jewelry when trying to take photos of it. We will also discuss why it is important to get jewelry photo retouching services for these pieces to truly stand out. Use Natural Lighting Taking photos of your jewelry with …

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Glitz and Glam: Adding Gold Accents for Your Interiors

Gold has always captivated people’s imagination. History has shown how the Romans, Egyptians, and most prominent personalities of the earliest time have draped themselves in gold as a symbol of status, wealth, and power. It has been considered a precious material that people have admired for its glamour and luxury, often leading to a number of past wars and conquests. Today, we’ll be looking at how gold has conquered the world of interior design in Phoenix and other locations, from embellishments to …

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Tips for Great Maternity Photos

Pregnancy is a miracle. It is the time of your life when you nurture a human being in your womb. Although there may be some difficulties as changes happen to your body, the feeling of joy, excitement, and anticipation still prevails. That mixture of emotions is better captured and documented through maternity photos. For well-documented and snappy shots, here are some tips for a maternity shoot that you may consider: 1. Location You can go anywhere—outdoor, indoor, urban, or rural, …

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How to Market Your Brand to Your Niche Market

The foundation for establishing your brand is knowing and understanding your target market. As you build your business, you have to know the people you need to reach. It is only then that you will be able to customise your mission and message to resonate and meet their needs. The fundamental action is to be specific. Know the detailed behaviours and lifestyle of your consumers. You can choose to target the tech-savvy millennials, single moms who work at home, college students, …

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Gaining Appreciation for Antiques and Rustic Items

When you go to museums and art fairs, you may notice people gazing intently at the precious items. You may find yourself asking what these people notice in these old things. One answer: beauty. You do not have to be an overly intelligent curator to appreciate antiques. You just have to look for beauty. And beauty is subjective, meaning you can find beauty in one thing from another perspective—or you may not find it attractive at all. However, spotting antiques …

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Chindōgu: The Japanese Art of Useless Inventions

We’re made to believe that every creation has a purpose. Nothing’s created just for the sole purpose of existing. The Japanese, however, believe otherwise. There are just some things that need to be invented even when people don’t really need it. Finding it difficult to spread butter on your morning toast? There’s an invention for that. Have a terrible cold and constantly need tissue to blow your nose? The Japanese have exactly what you need. A quick trip to a …

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When Art Imitates Life: Real Life Locations of Hayao Miyazaki’s Movies

Hayao Miyazaki is a screenwriter, a filmmaker, a producer, an artist, and above all, a visionary. It’s difficult to name another animator who made his mark in the industry with animated movies about moving castles and friendly witches. His whimsical style of storytelling made many viewers a loyalist. Best known for his works such as Howl’s Moving Castle and My Neighbor Totoro, Miyazaki’s works has recurring themes and concepts that endeared him to viewers of all ages. His works have …

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Preparing for a Fashion Photo Shoot: The Essentials

Preparing for a fashion photo shoot can be stressful and daunting. You would have to think about many things such as hiring the right photographer, thinking of a theme, looking for the right models, and many more. Today, we will discuss why you should hire fashion photo retouching services as well as how to properly prepare for your fashion photo shoot. 1. Select the right photographer Selecting the photographer to hire is one of the most important things that you will …

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5 Gothic Horror Novels That Need Small Screen Adaptations

The success of the Netflix original The Haunting of Hill House proves there’s always a room for the gothic horror genre in the age of the internet and online streaming. Shirley Jackson’s timeless story of a haunted house was adapted into a 10-episode drama, and it’s now confirmed for a second season due to its immense popularity. Often employing the use of old Victorian houses or large looming castles, the skin-tingling atmosphere of the gothic horror genre almost comes naturally, …

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