• 3 Insider Tips to Land the Art Internship of Your Dreams

    Luuk Lijten

    We know how important it is to land an art residency or internship. We also know how hard it is to feel noticed, and we want to help. It’s time to set aside the suntan lotion and perfect those resumes! Accomplished artist Richard Whitten is here with three steps to get you closer to your dream internship.…

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  • How to Find Your Artist Ancestors

    Luuk Lijten

    As artists, we almost have this innate attraction to our craft, to our need to create. And, we all have something or someone that has fueled this passion. For many artists, the works of others steer the way they approach their own art. Annie O’Brien Gonzales refers to these influencers as our Artist Ancestors. Finding Your Artist…

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  • What You Need to Know about Watercolor Pigments

    Luuk Lijten

    Watercolor artists who take their craft seriously will know the different classification of the paints and how to exploit them. In my last tutorial I indicated the differences in the watercolor paper. Now we will analyze what goes on the paper and how these pigments behave for watercolor painting. Classification of Pigments Used for Watercolor Painting…

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  • This is Your Ideal Cruise Vacation, According to Your Zodiac

    Luuk Lijten

    Instead of opting for whatever is the cheapest, consider choosing a getaway based on your zodiac sign. After all, if you want to have the most fun, your vacation should be compatible with your personality. Taurus: Mediterranean cruise For you Taurus, it’s not enough to have the basic necessities of a cruise—a nice room, a…

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  • Top 7 Travel Destinations for Chocolate Lovers

    Luuk Lijten

    Calling all chocolate lovers! We’re counting down the best places in the world to get your chocolate fix. There’s no sugar-coating it: we Canadians love our chocolate. In fact, we recently placed ninth overall in world chocolate consumption, with each Canadian eating—on average—6.4 kilograms of chocolate a year. But where are the best places on…

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  • Tips for Better Results When Shooting in Low Light Conditions

    Luuk Lijten

    Shooting in low light conditions can result in beautiful photographs. But it also presents plenty of technical challenges for you as a photographer to overcome. The main issues with doing low light photography are: You may not be able to use a shutter speed fast enough to hand hold your camera without creating camera shake.…

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  • Tips for Shooting Out of Focus Cityscape Bokeh Images at Blue Hour

    Luuk Lijten

    You have probably seen out of focus cityscape bokeh photos with pleasing lights, like the photo below. The term “bokeh” comes from the Japanese word “boke”, which can be translated as “blur”. You should be familiar with bokeh effect that is typically seen in portrait photography where a shallow depth of field is used to…

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  • 5 Photography Mistakes You Need to Avoid when Shooting Seascapes

    Luuk Lijten

    Here are some practical steps to take and 5 photography mistakes you want to avoid in order to help you capture better seascape images. Capturing seascapes is a very popular past-time and one of the most enjoyable and fascinating types of landscape photography. People love to capture the ocean and for good reason. Seas around…

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  • 8 Elementary Travel Photography Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Out

    Luuk Lijten

    Starting out in photography may seem like a daunting task. There are so many things to learn and practice that sometimes it can seem like an impossible task. Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts and if you want to take better photos then you need to be willing to put the hours of practice and learning…

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  • Making the Best Use of HDR in Landscape Photography

    Luuk Lijten

    Do you love landscape photography? It provides ample rewards for those who are drawn to the outdoors. Chasing the light can be very exciting but it also poses some significant challenges. What you see versus what the camera sees can be two very different things. What is High Dynamic Range and why it matters Much of the…

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