Insanely Great Photo Projects and DIY Ideas


Author: Amit Gupta,Kelly Jensen

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 9780307586933

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 6050

A photo, an idea, and simple crafting skills are all you need to transform your pictures into useful, fun, giftable art. With clear DIY instructions, Photojojo! by Amit Gupta and Kelly Jensen shows you how to turn your forgotten photos into ingenious photo projects. Do you have lots of pics of friends and family you want to show off? Make a sleek, stylish photo display rail so you can change them up at a moment’s notice. Need something to play with? Make photo slider puzzles, Rubik’s cubes, and temporary tattoos. Or spruce up your pad with a photo chandelier or a giant wall mural you can print at home! All the projects use basic materials and are easy enough to whip up in an afternoon. Once you’re armed with what you can do with all your images, check out Photojojo’s inspiring ideas to get you shooting photographs more creatively. Investigate the world from a canine perspective with the amazing doggie cam, or grab your friends and head out on a photo safari. Make a sneaky hidden jacket camera and turn string, a washer, and a screw into a monopod that fits in your pocket, MacGyver-style. Learn how to motivate yourself to take a photo every day with project 365, or get the little ones involved with Photojojo’s head-spinning photography method: because you + kid + centrifugal force = awesome. Yep, photography just became a whole lot more fun.

The Enthusiast's Guide to DIY Photography

64 Projects, Hacks, Techniques, and Inexpensive Solutions for Getting Great Photos


Author: Mike Hagen

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 168198296X

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 8616

If you’re a passionate photographer and you’re ready to take your work to the next level, The Enthusiast’s Guide book series was created just for you. Whether you’re diving head first into a new topic or exploring a classic theme, Enthusiast’s Guides are designed to help you quickly learn more about a topic or subject so that you can improve your photography.

The Enthusiast’s Guide to DIY Photography: 64 Projects, Hacks, Techniques, and Inexpensive Solutions for Getting Great Photos teaches you ingenious, clever, and inexpensive tricks and techniques that will help you shoot great images without breaking the bank. In this book, six chapters are broken down into 64 numbered lessons, with each lesson providing all you need to know to improve your photography. Photographer and author Mike Hagen covers lighting solutions, studio equipment, lens hacks, macro projects, and more.

Lessons include:

  • 9. Making a DIY Beauty Dish
  • 17. Making an LED Light Wand
  • 19. Macro Reversible Lens Mount
  • 27. The Trekking Pole Monopod
  • 31. Kitchen Timer Timelapse Head
  • 47. Making Inexpensive Gobos
  • 57. Creating Action Camera Mounts for a Bicycle
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Written in a friendly and approachable manner and illustrated with examples that drive home each technique, The Enthusiast’s Guide to DIY Photography is designed to be effective and efficient, friendly and fun. Read an entire chapter at once, or read just one lesson at a time. With either approach, you’ll quickly learn a lot so you can head out with your camera to capture great shots.

Elevate the Everyday

A Photographic Guide to Picturing Motherhood


Author: Tracey Clark

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1908150831

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 7620

Do you wish you had a photographic record of your family but don't know where to start? Turn the everyday into the extraordinary with renowned photographer and blogger Tracey Clark's guide to documenting motherhood. Each day of a mother's life is full of photographic potential, and Elevate the Everyday shows you how to take ordinary moments and turn them into memorable and lasting photographs. With a host of creative ideas, technical tips, stories of motherhood, and inspirational images that go far beyond traditional posed shots, Tracey shows you how to unlock your creativity and document your family the way they are right now. - Accessible advice on camera settings, composition, and more, to help ensure that photographing your family is made easy - Creative and easy ways to turn your daily routine with your children into opportunities for great photography - Inspirational stories and images from Tracey herself as well as from an exceptional community of mothers who are also photographers, writers, and bloggers

DIY Solar Projects

How to Put the Sun to Work in Your Home


Author: Eric Smith

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 1589236033

Category: House & Home

Page: 160

View: 8091

Advances in solar technology have made many DIY-friendly products available to consumers, several of which will be hitting the market for the first time in 2011. These include solar water heaters, solar battery charging stations, solar powered lights, photovoltaic shingles that provide supplementary electricity, solar heat pumps, and solar panel kits that generate primary home electrical service. Among the step-by-step projects is a solar water heating system you can build and install yourself for under $1000; simple thermosyphon solar heat collectors for barns and outbuildings; or "heat grabbers" that you can fabricate for $50 in materials and position below a south-facing window to provide auxiliary winter heat.

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to DIY Projects for Luxurious Living

Adding Style & Elegancce with Showcase Features You Can Build


Author: Jerri Farris

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 1616733527

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

View: 9217

Luxury you can afford! A custom wine cellar with bistro seating; an elegant den with built-in library walls; an electric steam-room in the master bath; a billiards room with a fun, retro wet bar; a custom closet as big as a bedroomàhomeowners dream of the special features that set a home apart and make it extraordinary. Much of the time, though, dreams of luxury go unfulfilled because the pocketbook is out of sync with aspirations. But in Black & Decker« The Complete Guide to DIY Projects for Luxurious Living, readers discover the bridge over the gap between dreams and reality -- their own labor. This book is a collection of high-end home improvement projects to give homeowners the satisfaction and pride of having features normally found only in luxury, designer homes. At a fraction of the cost, any homeowner can create the kind of features that friends and neighbors will envy, along with the satisfaction of achieving this through their own skills. Complete directions for more than 30 ôgotta haveö projects More than 600 color photos showing each process step-by-step Features unusual, designer projects not found in other DIY books

Print with Light

Easy DIY Techniques and Projects For Printing with Photo-Sensitive Dyes - Make Colorful Prints on Fabric, Paper, Wood, Leather, and More!


Author: Jesse Genet

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9781631590801


Page: 128

View: 8341

Learn how to harness the power of light to create gorgeous printed projects and surfaces with photosensitive dyes from Lumi CEO Jesse Genet, creator of Inkodyes! Harness the power of light to create gorgeous prints! The newest generation of photosensitive dyes--dyes that activate when exposed to the sun or to ultraviolet light--offers crafters, artists, designers, photographers, and other creative DIYers an easy way to make clean, vivid prints on a variety of surfaces. Developed by two Los Angeles-based designers through their company Lumi, Inkodyes are an innovative and popular line of water-based, photosensitive printing dyes in nine colors that can be used to reproduce art and photographs in full tonal gradations; once fixed, the prints become permanent and can be machine-washed repeatedly without fading. Inkodyes can be used on any absorbent natural fibers, such as cotton, linen, silk, wool, rayon, and natural-blend fabrics, as well as on paper, raw leather, suede, untreated wood, and unglazed ceramics. Written by Jesse Genet, the creator of Inkodyes, Print with Light is an inspiring, step-by-step guide to creating personalized prints and projects. Learn to prepare a printing surface; apply the dyes; create shadow prints, sunfold prints, or photo prints on any absorbent natural fibers and natural-blend fabrics, as well as on paper, raw leather, suede, untreated wood, and unglazed ceramics; and how to use light to develop and fix your prints for lasting color. Print with Light also offers 25 beautiful, modern projects for fashion, accessories, jewelry, and home décor, including T-shirts, scarves, and other wearables, purses, bangles, lampshades, pillows, and art for framing, some from inspirational Inkodyers who have taken the process beyond a simple DIY activity.

Black & Decker The Complete Photo Guide to Home Decorating Projects

DIY Projects to Transform Walls, Windows, Furniture, Floors & More


Author: N.A

Publisher: Creative Publishing International

ISBN: 9781589234840

Category: House & Home

Page: 448

View: 4903

"Features do-it-yourself information on everything from painting and trimwork to slipcovers and window treatments"--Provided by publisher.

Bright and Happy Room

DIY Projects for a Fun Bedroom


Author: Heather Wutschke

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1515740110

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7250

Make your room the Fun Zone! Personalize with whimsical monograms, inspirational quotes, DIY wall d_cor, guest message boards, and even a photo booth selfie station to entertain your squad. Each project will help you define your unique style and transform your personal space into the place to be for friends and fun!

The Crafty Kids Guide to DIY Electronics: 20 Fun Projects for Makers, Crafters, and Everyone in Between


Author: Helen Leigh

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1260142841

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 2042

Craft awesome DIY electronics projects using fabric, paper, and creativity-- no prior experience necessary! This fun TAB guide provides an entertaining, hands-on introduction to electronics and making. The book contains 20 DIY projects that teach electronics and craft skills using inexpensive, readily available materials. You’ll also find four fun interviews with awesome makers. The author explains how to work with conductive thread, sewable LEDs, copper tape, small motors, simple sensors, and more. Written by a dedicated hobbyist, The Crafty Kid's Guide to DIY Electronics: 20 Fun Projects for Makers, Crafters, and Everyone in Between focuses on paper circuits, soft circuits, wearables, and robots. Designed for children interested in exploring, the book is also ideal for established hobbyists with senses of humor! Inside you’ll discover how to: •Get up and running with electronics and crafting•Build interactive paper projects that light up, buzz, vibrate, and dance•Use cardboard and origami—even create a pop-up cityscape with lights!•Make sewing projects that use conductive thread and electricity•Assemble a constellation night light and a grumpy monster with a tilt sensor•Add wearable technology to your gadgets•Make an LED paper flower crown and a mood badge•Work with robotics and develop your own robot-based projects•Construct an extremely effective robot alarm clock

Room Love

50 DIY Projects to Design Your Space


Author: Heather Wutschke

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1623708176

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 2463

Show your room some love -- and turn your personal space into a happy place! A floor, a ceiling, and four boring walls? No more! With these 50 deceptively simple, budget-friendly DIY projects, your boring bedroom can become the room of your dreams. Makeover furniture, create one-of-a-kind decor, and organize your stuff to refresh and renew your room -- and your spirit. Along with magazine-style photos and step-by-step instructions, professional creative director and lifelong DIY-er Heather Wutschke delivers design tips, tricks, and hacks that'll have you falling in love with your room, all over again.

Popular Science: The Big Book of Hacks

264 Amazing DIY Tech Projects


Author: Doug Cantor

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 1616289465

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 403

View: 4113

The ingenious and hilarious projects in The Big Book of Hacks are perfect for aspiring makers. And it's all brought to you by the DIY masters at Popular Science magazine. GEEK TOYS Be the life of any party with rad gaming hacks, amazing pyrotechnics, quirky DIY robots, "wow"-inducing projectiles, and lots of ways to make beer even better. HOME IMPROVEMENTS Pimp out your pad with a laser-security system, an improvised sous-vide cooker, and a life-sized cardboard display of anyone you want. GADGET UPGRADES Want to stash a flash drive in an old cassette? Use a DIY stylus on a touchscreen? Improvise a fisheye lens for your camera? With this book, you can. THINGS THAT GO Give your motorbike a Tron vibe, deck out your car with an action-figure hood ornament, and keep gadgets charged on the go with a solar-powered backpack.

Die Bullet-Journal-Methode

Verstehe deine Vergangenheit, ordne deine Gegenwart, gestalte deine Zukunft


Author: Ryder Carroll

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644403228

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

View: 7360

Der Erfinder der bahnbrechenden Bullet-Journal-Methode Ryder Carroll zeigt in diesem Buch, wie Sie endlich zum Pilot Ihres Lebens werden und nicht länger Passagier bleiben. Seine Methode hilft mit einer strukturierteren Lebensweise achtsamer und konzentrierter zu werden. Inzwischen lassen sich Millionen Menschen von ihm inspirieren. In diesem Buch erklärt er seine Philosophie und zeigt, wie Sie Klarheit ins Gedankenchaos bringen, wie Sie Ihre täglichen Routinen entwickeln und vage Vorhaben in erreichbare Ziele verwandeln. Mit nur einem Stift und einem Notizblock und Carrolls revolutionärer Technik werden Sie produktiver, fokussierter und lernen, was wirklich zählt - bei der Arbeit und im Privaten.

62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer

(And Other Discarded Electronics)


Author: Randy Sarafan

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761159762

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 2554

Computer hacking takes on a whole new meaning when you're going at it with a screwdriver and hammer: announcing the most wildly inventive, eco-friendly craft book on repurposing everyday objects since Generation T. Except in this case the raw material isn't a T-shirt, but the stuff we all have lying around and have no idea what to do with, or even how to get rid of properly—your old cell phone, a broken printer, irredeemable iPod, busted digital camera, mysterious thatches of cables and wires, orphaned keyboards, and of course, those dead PCs and laptops. Created by a Parsons design graduate who’s obsessed with navigating the intersection of art and technology, here are 62 ingenious projects that are irresistibly geek-chic. An iMac Terrarium—how cool is that? A laptop Digital Photo Frame. The impressively green Scanner Compost Bin. Plus a power strip Bird Feeder, Walkman Soap Dish, My First Squiggle Bot, Qwerty Hair Tie, Flat-screen Ant Farm. Each project has complete, step-by-step instructions, is rated by difficulty—in a thorough first chapter the author covers all the tools and skills needed to take apart electronics safely—and is arranged by use, from stuff for the house, to fashion, toys, arts and crafts, items for pets, and more.

Design Your Own Holiday Cards

Three DIY Projects with Photoshop & Photoshop Elements


Author: Khara Plicanic

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0133763676

Category: Photography

Page: 67

View: 6548

In an era of Facebook and Instagram, there’s something unique about giving and receiving a keepsake holiday card, especially when it’s crafted with love—by you! In this ebook, author and photographer Khara Plicanic walks you through the process of creating three holiday card designs from start to finish: a flat 5x7 photo card, a double-sided circular ornament, and a 5x5 tri-fold. Once you learn the basics, you’ll be able to adapt these designs to fit other formats, or to create your own designs entirely. Follow along with Khara and you will: Get tips on choosing the card’s size and shape, working with various materials, and selecting the right vendor for your cards Go over the basics of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, including keyboard shortcuts, color swatches, and fonts Explore even more ways to spread the holiday cheer by mixing and matching designs and experimenting with color

The Complete Photo Guide to Window Treatments

DIY Draperies, Curtains, Valances, Swags, and Shades


Author: Linda Neubauer

Publisher: Creative Publishing International

ISBN: 1589236076

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

View: 1544

"Complete instructions for planning, sewing, and installing 50 different window treatment styles, including valances, curtains, draperies and shades"--Provided by publisher.

The Complete Book of Garden Projects

A Step-by-step Guide to Creating and Maintaining Your Outdoor Space


Author: Betterway Books

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781558706279

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 3349

Projects cont.: Garden structures, Arbours and gazebos, Archways and pergolas, Summerhouses and treehouses, Sheds and storage, Greenhouses, Frames and cloches, Compost bin, Making a sundial, Making a bird box, Making a bird table, Water features, Preformed ponds, Flexible liner ponds, Rigid stream units, Fountains, Reservoir features, Canals, Stepping stones, Lighting, Children's areas, Play apparatus.

Social Media Marketing

An Hour a Day


Author: Dave Evans

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470439335

Category: Computers

Page: 380

View: 9131

If the idea of starting a social media marketing campaign overwhelms you, the author of Social Media Marketing: An Hour a Day will introduce you to the basics, demonstrate how to manage details and describe how you can track results. Case studies, step-by-step guides, checklists, quizzes and hands-on tutorials will help you execute a social media marketing campaign in just one hour a day. In addition, learn how to integrate social media metrics with traditional media measurements and how to leverage blogs, RSS feeds, podcasts, and user-generated content sharing sites like YouTube.

DIY Solar Projects - Updated Edition

Small Projects to Whole-home Systems: Tap Into the Sun


Author: Eric Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591866642

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

View: 3325

Learn how to make your own solar-powered appliances and additions to your home with this updated edition of DIY Solar Projects! Put the sun to work in your home with the new, expanded edition of the popular 2011 title DIY Solar Projects. Like the original, this edition offers small-scale, achievable solar projects that homeowners can build and install themselves. From cooking in solar ovens to mounting solar panels on your roof, this book teaches how to take advantage of solar energy. It's all possible with relatively small investments and minimal DIY building experience. You'll learn how to make: - Tool trailer with available AC-power (directly from the sun) - Solar systems for marine crafts - Solar-powered security light - Solar water heater - Solar hot-air collector window mount - Solar lumber kiln - Solar battery charging station - And more! With clear instructions, tips, and step-by-step color photos for each project, this book takes the intimidation out of DIY solar builds. For those with more ambitious solar power plans, this updated edition contains information on outfitting your home with solar electricity collection systems and integrating them into your primary power supply system. Excitement about home solar energy is exploding, and DIY Solar Projects: Updated Edition sheds light on how you can get involved immediately. This book also offers an extensive resource guide with links to tax-reducing, subsidy, and support programs on both a national and state-by-state level. With high energy costs and an environment that demands cleaner fuel sources, now is the time to introduce new, cost-saving solar projects into your home.

The Big Book of Backyard Projects

Walls, Fences, Paths, Patios, Benches, Chairs & More


Author: Paige Gilchrist

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781579906818

Category: House & Home

Page: 431

View: 8363

Featuring ideas for a wide variety of backyard projects, this guide to beautifying the family homestead includes step-by-step instructions for building fences, gardens, patios, walkways, and other outdoor accessories that can complement the landscape. Original.