Craft crocheting from your homeWritten by pierrebenoit
Crocheting is not only a craft but an art. Once you master basic stitches you will be well on your way to creating masterpieces you will be pride to share with your family and friends. Anyone can learn to crochet as long as they put their mind to it.
Before you run out and buy your crocheting supplies decide what you want to crochet first. According to item you choose, you will need different size needles and yarn weight. All this information is with patterns and you will see just how easy it is to achieve your goal of crocheting your first work of art.
You will be crocheting from toys to sweaters in no time. There are so many different items you can crochet. There are snowflakes for Christmas tree, sweaters for your best friend, and house slippers for every member of your family. You can even learn to crochet baby bibs, blankets, and outfits.
Better Photos with your Digital CameraWritten by Kelly Paal
Everyone has a digital camera today and we all take a lot of photos. But if your photos still have trees coming out of your fatherís head, mom has red eye, and your beloved pet is never facing camera then here are some tips to help you take better photos.
1. Always be aware of background. I know this is hard one but it is critical. If youíre setting up a shot take a quick look at what is behind people in your shot. So many perfectly good photos are ruined by a tree seeming to grow out of a personís head. It can be as simple as person taking one full step to right or left to move obstacle that would ruin your photo. 2. Use available light. If your digital camera has an option to turn flash off and itís light enough outside to read a book then use available light and turn flash off. In general camera flashes are too harsh for human skin and make all of us look pale. (Even better if your camera has a fill flash use that indoors where there isnít enough daylight, and place person by a window as well.) 3. Use ambient soft light. The reason that so many of use pose people under trees, and end up with ruined photo with a tree coming out of dadís head, is that we all instinctively know that soft light is best. Sunlight filtered through a treesí leave is beautiful and warm. It warms up skin and puts a soft light to features. Indoors near a window with drapes has a similar effect. 4. Aim your camera slightly down at personís face. Now I donít mean climb a ladder but just donít ever, and I mean ever, point your camera looking up to a person. We all look fat and bloated at that angle. Also donít shoot just face on to person, try a little to side, a three quarter view, so that you see more of their face. Remember camera higher looking down and a three quarter view, it will slim your subject.