White is not always white…


There are a lot of white balance photoshop tutorials out there…

Maybe you find them helpful…

For me, there ist still only one ideal way for the white balance correcture afterwards - the curves eyedropper in photoshop

Automatic modes aren’t perfect, but better use it, before you loose time with manual adjustment and miss a great motive… A great photo has a lot less to do with technical aptitude and a lot more with your ability to create an artful composition…

(via designerconfetti)

→ Photography Tutorial: A Quick Guide to Understanding Your DSLR Camera...


Basic intro to SLR photography…

If you have an SLR camera and are nervous to take it out of auto mode, this is the tutorial for you.

You may have heard words like aperture, exposure, and shutter speed and wondered just how on earth they come together to give you a better photo.

I’ll give you a brief introduction on what they do and how they affect your photos turning out too bright, too dark, too blurry or JUST RIGHT. :)

This guide will show you how to get the most out of your SLR camera and give you confidence to take it out of auto mode in no time!…

Christmas Photography - Checklist…


Since there is Christmas everywhere already, I’ve decided to make now a checklist for my Christmas photos, because every year I end up with mingy 3 to 5 photos, although I take up every year to shoot a beautiful Christmas photo series…

But I think I’m not the only one… So maybe it will be also a useful guideline for you…

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How-To: Develop Film with Coffee and Vitamin C (Caffenol)

Develop your B&Ws in Tea!


Fuji Neopan Acros 100 on Great Wall DF

Agfa APX 100

We’re honored to feature Firda Beka of Many Cameras on CGSF and she had also kindly agreed to share her tea developer concoction, which she termed 4-Tea-C

Now, I’ve always loved B&Ws developed in caffenol but tea?? I’m intrigued! Let’s hear what Firda has to say,

== 4-Tea-C Developer Recipe ==

Ingredients (to make 500ml):

  • 2 tea bags of each orange pekoe tea, pure green tea, pure peppermint tea, and pomegranate green tea (8 tea bags in total)
  • 2 teaspoons of washing soda
  • 1000mg vitamin c
  • water


  1. Put 300ml of water in a saucepan, threw in all the tea bags, bring to boil.
  2. Once boiling, turn off the stove and let steep for 30 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a measuring cup to see how much tea solution you got. I got 200ml after squeezing every drop from the tea bags.
  4. Drop the vitamin c into the tea mixture. In retrospect, dropping it into the washing soda solution would probably be a better idea since mixing it with the tea mixture creates a lot of froth.
  5. Mix washing soda with water to create 300ml solution or adjust according to the amount of tea solution you got in order to have a total of 500ml.
  6. Mix the tea-c and washing soda solutions together.

I didn’t check the exact temperature but I’m pretty sure it was room temperature, i.e. 20 degrees. I know. Very scientific indeed. As for developing time, I did a 2 hour semi-stand development, only agitated 3 times during the 2 hours. You don’t want to agitate too many times when doing semi-stand development because the film could easily become over-developed.

Isn’t this just great?? I can’t wait to start developing my B&Ws now. Thanks so much Firda!

Firda also has a tumblr photoblog at http://www.manycameras.com (she has over 200 of them!) and definitely check out her Flickr stream for more analogue goodness.


Ribboned asparagus salad…

Box shadows

Ever wonder how you can achieve a drop shadow without being awesome at graphics? You can just use html.

Step 1: You need to locate the ‘box’ you want to have the shadow on in your theme code. For example, I am adding the shadow around my description box. You can add it to more than one box.

Step2: You need to copy & paste this code before the {. I like to place mine at the end so it’s more organized.

Another example:

You can also add this code to your post boxes & center boxes & whatever boxes!

(Source: mynameisflicktutorials, via theamazingtutorials)


How to create a vintage Photoshop file


How to create a vintage Photoshop file

(Source: sachihapi)

TUTORIAL: Vintage Overcast Photoshop Action



The weather’s been a gloomy lately in Cebu, this inspired me to make a vintage photoshop action that would suit overcast photos. :)

Step 1: Open desired photo of which you want to post-process.

Step 2: Duplicate background layer

Step 2.5: Blending Options. Set the blend mode to screen

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(Source: littletinyadventures)

→ Street Photography Tutorial

Beginner Street Photography Tips - Want to be a street photography? Take a look at these basic, but essential tips first.

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→ Storage Basket - How To

Thought this would be useful— I know storage when you sew is very important—- or else your room looks like mine. /buhduntiss

Get rid of that extra fabric while giving yourself a place to put it!

(Source: crossstitches)