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    Top 10 Cheap Mobile Photography Apps

    Top 10 Cheap Mobile Photography Apps
    It seems like these days everyone is using a photography app for the their smartphones to make their digital photos more artistic and creative. But with all the photo apps out there, how do you know which app is right for you? Lucky for you, we’ve broken down the most popular apps into pros, cons, and pricing, so you can figure ...
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    Top Fashion Industry Job Descriptions and Trends

    Top Fashion Industry Job Descriptions and Trends
    Looking to get gain entry into the fashion industry or curious about opportunities for advancement in your field? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve selected the top fashion career paths, job descriptions and even highlighted what you can expect from each position based on real open job posts. For more information, click on the industry path that interests you. If ...
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    6 Most Photogenic Places in America

    San Francisco, CA [photo:297516] The most beautiful small city in the U.S., San Francisco continually surprises photographers. Local pro Thomas Hawk recently compiled a list of his favorite spots in the city and called it “infinitely visual” because its vast variety of “micro neighborhoods” contain extremely distinct residents, buildings, and nature spots. The blue-collar, multihued Latino Mission neighborhood looks and feels ...
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    How To Price Your Interior Design Work

    How To Price Your Interior Design Work
    You’ve worked hard. You have experience, resources, access to products, materials and finishes not always available to the general public. You are trained and have solutions for your clients. They are coming to you to save time and money, and of course, have a new, beautiful, finished project. But….How will your clients pay you for your services? There are a variety ...
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    Top 10 Cheap Mobile Photography Apps

    1. FxCamera (Platform: Android OS) FxCamera (Platform: Android OS): FxCamera is the most popular mobile photo application on the Android operating system. It has cyan filters, Polaroid and Fisheye simulations, and light aperture sequences, among many other features. Pros: It’s constantly updated, every two months in the last year. If users know their favorite app produces good pictures and catches up ...
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    How to Photograph Your Artwork: Backgrounds

    How to Photograph Your Artwork: Backgrounds
    Four times a week I look through your portfolios to choose work to go in the Featured Portfolio on the home page. This is one of the best parts of my job. I get to see what you are working on and often am very impressed with the caliber of work on ArtBistro. There is one main way that I think ...
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    How to Photograph Your Artwork: Warping and Proportions

    How to Photograph Your Artwork: Warping and Proportions
    Photographing your work can be tricky. But it is important to photograph it well. With Photoshop these days one can hide many photography sins, but there are a few things that are better handled with the photograph itself before you get the image into Photoshop. In part one, we talked about backgrounds in the photography of your work. In part three ...
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    How to Keep Up with Graphic Design Trends

    How to Keep Up with Graphic Design Trends
    The world of graphic design is constantly on the move. It's always changing. As technology evolves, so does software and tools. Consequently this affects the visual appearances of graphic design artworks. Social events also have an impact on the arts. One look at an art history book and you can see how different art is now compared to the paints and ...
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    8 Career Goals for Creatives

    8 Career Goals for Creatives
    The new year is here and 2011 can be your blank canvas. Use it to take stock of your creative career and make a plan to grow and improve yourself throughout the year. To help you keep your artistic endeavors on the right track, we’ve come up with a list of eight ideas you should consider implementing into your creative ...
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    How To Work with a Client with Bad Taste

    How To Work with a Client with Bad Taste
    When it comes to the phrase “bad taste”, do you immediately go to stereotypical images of front porch flamingos and plastic-covered furniture? No, that’s the bad taste grandmother to the current generation’s mix of over-abundance in color, pattern and all things “trendy." If in your first meetings with a client you can sense a not-so-keen eye toward design, fear not – ...
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    Steps to Starting Your Interior Design Firm

    Interested in starting your very own design firm? A big venture like creating your own design business could have you rolling in cash, working your own set hours...or pulling your hair out. Here are some tips to keep your endeavors profitable, stimulating and most of all fun! Work for a design firm and gain experience. One of the best ways to ...
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    How to Turn an Art Hobby Into a Business

    How to Turn an Art Hobby Into a Business
    You love your art. [widget:inarticlebulleted_step_guides] Chances are, you’ve been doing it since you could hold a crayon, and there’s nothing that fulfills you like hiding away in a corner and creating your next masterpiece. There’s no doubt that you love being an artist, whether you draw, paint, collage, sculpt, or cut paper. But how do you take that thing that you ...
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    4 Steps to Creating an Inspiring Studio Space

    4 Steps to Creating an Inspiring Studio Space
    When setting up your design workspace take care to be organized and efficient to maximize your creativity and motivation! Your projects will benefit from a workspace that is not only well thought out but inspired by your life! Creativity Ideally, your workspace should be separate from your living area so as not to confuse work/life tasks and obligations. However, working in ...
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    5 Cameras for Beginning Photographers

    Today's big-name cameras are almost uniformly good buys. Whether you're looking for a simple, compact point-and-shoot or a high-end digital SLR that accepts interchangeable lenses, here's a selection we think stands out from the crowd. Next: Best Budget Option: → [page] Best Budget Option:Kodak EasyShare C195 ($100) Pros: It used to be nearly impossible to find a quality digital camera ...
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    Is an Art Residency Right for You?

    Is an Art Residency Right for You?
    Have you ever considered applying for an Art Residency? This type of opportunity can be a great experience – or not. Guest Blogger Joseph Cavalieri has been working in glass as a fine art form since 1997. Collected and exhibited worldwide, his work can also be seen on TV in The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special and in two issues of the ...
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    8 Career Goals for Creatives

    Sketch Daily No matter what kind of artist you are, taking the time to sketch down ideas in a notebook will improve your body of work and sharpen your skills. By making a commitment to sketch out thoughts and designs on a daily basis, you’ll be surprised with just how many different directions your artwork can go. Don’t let that next ...
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    Interior Designers: Tips to Pass the NCIDQ Exam!

    Interior Designers: Tips to Pass the NCIDQ Exam!
    The National Council of Interior Designers Qualification is an independent, nonprofit organization which protects the health and safety of the public by establishing standards of competence in the practice of interior design. The NCIDQ created an exam for professional interior designers. In addition to education requirements and experience, passing the NCIDQ Exam represents competency in business procedures, business ethics and communication ...
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    How To Be Creative Even When Uninspired

    How To Be Creative Even When Uninspired
    Inevitably, there will be some projects in your create-on-demand role that you will be – let’s just say – “less than passionate” about. In fact, there will be some things you’re required to do that seem downright ridiculous and generally like a waste of time. How do you do with these projects? Do you rush through them so that you can ...
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    Relaxation Tips for Over-Worked Creatives

    Relaxation Tips for Over-Worked Creatives
    There are few things that I can say to my fellow create-on-demand pros that broadly applies, but of this statement I feel pretty confident: we are busy. We’re not busy in the sense that we have a lot to do, but we’re busy in the sense that we have a lot on our minds. We are typically conceptually mulling over several ...
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    Best Art Careers for Your Zodiac Sign

    [widget:inarticlequiz_careerchange] Were you born to be rich? A 2008 survey of close to 9,000 workers determined that those born under Scorpio, Leo, Taurus, and Cancer are the most likely to earn over $100,000 per year. Sorry Capricorn and Aquarius, you folks are most likely to earn under $35,000 per year. We won’t all be rich, but we can find satisfaction ...
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