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Weekend Reading: The Best Posts You May Have Missed

by Kristy Ellington
art & design, craft & maker, money & life, photo & video

Weekend warriors: need a little creative inspiration? Check out some of the best posts you may have missed!
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Photo & Video

I’m a Photographer Who Wants to Learn Videography – Here is How I Will Do It
There is an ever-increasing group of photographers who are hoping to enter the world of video, but making that leap from stills to motion is a daunting task. In this article, one photographer outlines exactly how he is planning on tackling this challenge, and what he sees as the key learning points that will get him there.

Drone Surfing Video Shows The Coolest Way to Use a Drone We’ve Ever Seen
Learning how to operate and fly a drone is challenging, but the folks in this video make it look so easy by using their equipment to actually tow a human across the water! Must watch.

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Adobe Lightroom Vs. Photoshop: When and Why to Use Each Program
Most beginner photographers associate Photoshop with photo-processing, but there are many reasons why using Lightroom may be the better choice. Learn the crucial differences between the two programs and why one may be better suited for a project over another.

5 Things I’ve Learned Halfway Through a Year Long Portrait Project
What are you doing to push yourself creatively? One of our photographers has taken up a massive portrait photography challenge that has surfaced some really interesting insights about how he takes pictures, and how he interacts with people.

Money & Life

25 Best Sites for Finding Remote Jobs
A Virgin Media Survey predicted that by 2022, 60% of the workforce could be clocking in from home, and according to The Guardian, one-third of employees won’t be commuting. So how can you find a job that gives you both the benefits and security of working for a company, but the flexibility of freelancing? Check out this list of the 25 best sites to help you score a job that offers the best of both worlds.

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How to Create a Happiness Habit in 20 Minutes a Day
Neil Pasricha, NY Times bestselling author of The Happiness Equation, is on a mission to change the way the world finds happiness. Take his empowering 20 for 20 Challenge to make a meaningful change in your life over the next 20 days.

How to Make Money Podcasting and Build Your Personal Brand
It’s never been easier to start a podcast and make money immediately. But because of that, it’s also much easier to go about it all wrong and waste time following the wrong advice. Check out this helpful list of people podcasting and making money the right way.

The Totally Unexpected Way to Earn an Additional $1,700 This Year
Can being happy help you earn more? Behavioral scientist and instructor Vanessa Van Edwards shares how being happy can increase your yearly earnings and improve overall general well-being.

 

Art & Design

Hand Lettering for Beginners
Hand lettering can appear to be a daunting task, but when you break it down to the fundamentals, it’s simpler than it seems. So let’s talk about how to define it, what materials to use, and all the steps involved.

5 Drawing Exercises That Will Turn Anyone Into an Artist
Drawing exercises are a great way to cultivate creativity. Try these five exercises that will help you get started.

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What Makes a Great Book Cover? 5 Designers Weigh In
Are people drawn to the image, the typography, the color? Is illustration better than photography? Or are purchasing decisions purely based on the content or author? In this article, book design cover experts Michael Bierut and Jessica Helfend interview prominent designers about what makes a great book cover.

How to Make Money Drawing for Fun
What if you could make money by drawing a little bit every day? Well, it’s true, you can make money by doodling everyday objects – you just have to go the extra mile to reach customers. Once you’ve fine-tuned your unique doodle style you can make some extra cash online. Find out how in this blog post.

Craft & Maker

How to Make Printables
Want something fun and productive to do for your blog or handmade business this weekend? This post teaches you how to make your own perfect printables.

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5 Calligraphy Tips You Need to Know
Learning the art of calligraphy? Read this post that offers up additional tips for excellent penmanship.

The Very Best Online Classes For Etsy Sellers
Pick up the knowledge bombs these instructors are dropping this weekend. From Launching Your Handmade Shop to bookkeeping for makers, this post will help you turn your Etsy shop into a money machine.

Tips to Help You Name Your Etsy Shop
Speaking of Etsy, is your shop name reflecting what your business is really about? This post will help you get really clear on your shop name.

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Kristy Ellington

Head of content marketing and social media at Creativelive, business consultant at KristyEllington.com and whiskey-drinking adventurer at Travelstoked.