Not so long ago, I had looked into buying a chalkboard to use as a prop in a photo booth at a wedding. I decided it would be cheaper in the long run to buy some chalkboard, paint it, and do it myself! That way, I was able to up-cycle something old into a useable, customized item, and have bragging rights because I made it myself! Find out how you can make a chalkboard out of almost anything in this article!
First, You will need to buy a small tin of chalkboard paint, available from most hardware stores. I got mine at Canadian Tire for $19.99.
Next, you will need to find an item that you would like to turn into a chalkboard. You can be as creative as you like but some items that I found both useful and fun were a piggy bank and photo frames. Be careful, if you’re anything like me, as you’ll go into a chalk-boarding frenzy and be looking all around the house at anything you think could use a little something extra!
Next you will need to set up a painting surface, it does get messy so put down some newspapers and I was using foam brushes, but I’m sure that regular paint brushes should work fine too. Give your surface a good allover coating. The tin boasts that you can cover most surfaces in one coat. I found that most surfaces needed two coats and that surfaces that were shiny, needed three coats. It is however, easy to wash off your hands as the tin also says, which is very handy because I got it all over myself.
If you run a small business selling hand made items online, you would know how vitally important it is to have amazing product shots to help sell your work. I tested out the new Petzval lens on some of my hand-printed items to see if I could get a winning shot, and below is an overview of what happened.
It's time to dust off the BBQ and bring out the drinks because here in the UK it's a Bank Holiday Weekend! We are celebrating this extended break with some unbelievable discounts for one weekend only! There is up to 75% discount on selected items! Find out what's up for grabs right here.
This is a film soup that I came up with a long time ago but was not happy about it at all. In fact, I've slightly modified it for this tipster that I'm about to share with you. Read on to find out more.
I was given a roll of LomoChrome Purple 120 by a friend who was keen for me to try it out since he didn't have a medium format camera. I really didn't expect the results I got when I took it out for a test run on a bright winter's day in London.
As we start heading into warmer weather, it's the perfect time to think about getting into some new music and plotting out what festivals you're going to hit this summer. FOR Festival wants to load you up with vinyl, CDs and other swag, and we're throwing in a LomoKino and Kinoscope!
When I was a child, I regularly went to Blaavand located at the Danish west coast with my brothers and my parents. However, I didn't anymore when I grew up. But in 2012, we hit the road again. It was my first visit there in about 20 years. I took the chance and packed as many cameras as possible into my luggage. In this article, I'm going to present to you the photos I took with my Nikon F-501 SLR.
When I was a child, I regularly went to Blaavand, located at the Danish west coast, with my brothers and parents. I stopped going there as I grew up. In 2012 however, we hit the road again. It was my first return visit in about 20 years. I took the chance and packed as many cameras as possible into my luggage. In part two of my journey log, I'm going to show you the pictures I took with my Lomography cameras.
A weekend without a lomowalk seems bad, at least for me. One Saturday morning, I decided to join my friends in their lomowalk. It was all cloudy at first but it didn't stop me from going out and walking. I brought my new Nikon FM2 and some expired rolls, just to test my camera. Was it just me being sleepy, or was my Nikon FM2 acting up? My photos turned out grainy, pale, and, in my opinion, looking so 1990s?
Warm tones, subtle grains, beautiful moments of everyday life – the photos by Esben Bøg Jensen, a young and talented photographer from Denmark, let us escape into our memories and dream about a never-ending spring. We talked to the photographer himself and couldn’t help feeling a pleasant wave of joy overcoming us. Read on and get inspired to search for the moments that make us feel alive.
In December last year James Wright, editor and creative director of So It Goes Magazine, went on a two-week trip to Sri Lanka, "a place so long on our bucket list, but up until then, as yet unvisited," he writes on the first of his three-part photo diary. Herein is the first of his series that chronicles his adventures, highlighted by a selection of breathtaking images of the Sri Lankan countryside and the locals, among many other images, captured with his trusty photographic companions: the Leica MP, Lomo LC-A+, and an assortment of films including the LomoChrome Purple.