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Best ring flashes: rating and reviews
Digital photography

Best ring flashes: rating and reviews

Practically any person who was fond of photography, both those who photographed everything in a row, and those who tried to take an artistic photo, had the opportunity and the desire to take a photo of a completely small object. Take a macro photo. And here the amateur photographer faced certain difficulties, the main of which was the correct lighting of the model or the subject

How to reduce the size of a photo without losing quality?
Digital photography

How to reduce the size of a photo without losing quality?

Modern camera matrices allow you to take photos of incredibly high resolution, which in turn increases the size of the picture. This could be tolerated if most of the photographs taken were not uploaded to the Web

Types of lenses and their functional differences
Digital photography

Types of lenses and their functional differences

In the modern world, every profession is important and plays a certain role in the life of society. Anything can become such a profession, but today we will talk about photographers, and to be more precise, about their equipment - a camera and everything that is needed for it

How a chair cover can transform your home
Needlework

How a chair cover can transform your home

Decorating your home, each owner puts another piece of his soul into it. That is why in recent years a lot of ideas have been created that could become the foundation for your own design fantasies

The bride's wedding bouquet is a small addition to a big event
Needlework

The bride's wedding bouquet is a small addition to a big event

The wedding bouquet is one of the main accessories of the bride at the wedding celebration. This is the moment on which it is simply unacceptable to save, since the bouquet must meet many requirements: to match the style of the dress and color, to the style of the hero of the occasion, it must be discreet, expressive

Sberbank silver coins: photo and cost
Collecting

Sberbank silver coins: photo and cost

The article describes the silver coins of Sberbank, their varieties and cost. It tells about why they are worth buying and from whom they are in demand and popularity

Is the royal coin suitable for the collection?
Collecting

Is the royal coin suitable for the collection?

Each of us has a hobby. A variety of such cognitive activities include numismatics. That is, collecting coins. Those who do this seriously understand that there are instances that can bring not only moral satisfaction, but also enrich their owner

Chic boudoir dolls with their own hands
Needlework

Chic boudoir dolls with their own hands

From ancient times, certain types of dolls accompanied a person. At first it was just wooden products wrapped in pieces of skins. Gradually, the dolls evolved after their owners, becoming more and more human-like. The beginning of the 19th century gave us a completely new kind of dolls, designed for girls and even women, but practically not interesting for children

Felix Zemdegs: child prodigy or schemer?
Board games

Felix Zemdegs: child prodigy or schemer?

A simple guy who does not have stellar parents or a model appearance can also get his minute of fame, and in his case - a few seconds. With what Felix Zemdegs became famous, you will learn from this article

Styrofoam balls: a simple material for charming decor
Needlework

Styrofoam balls: a simple material for charming decor

Styrofoam balls for creativity - very convenient blanks for decoration. They can serve as the basis for Christmas toys, topiaries. It is also a great material for children's creativity. In this article, you will learn how to cut foam balls with your own hands. You can also decorate blanks in different ways: with paper flowers, rhinestones, beads. For those who like to learn new things, we offer the kimekomi technique

Styrofoam balls and crafts from them: master classes, ideas and description. Styrofoam snowman
Needlework

Styrofoam balls and crafts from them: master classes, ideas and description. Styrofoam snowman

Styrofoam balls are a versatile base for making various crafts. Where can I buy such blanks and can I make them myself? Detailed workshops on making a snowman and topiary, as well as many other interesting ideas for creativity especially for you in our article

Plush yarn is a great choice for knitting amazing things
Needlework

Plush yarn is a great choice for knitting amazing things

Recently, products made from soft plush yarn have become very popular. After all, unusually beautiful blouses, stoles, cardigans, sweaters, children's clothes can be knitted from it. It is interesting to get various toys from this material. They are soft to the touch and young children love to play with them

Decorative ball of thread to decorate the Christmas tree
Needlework

Decorative ball of thread to decorate the Christmas tree

In our time, manual creativity has come into fashion again, so why not try to make an elegant ball of thread to decorate the Christmas tree with your own hands? Forest beauty with such toys will become even prettier and cuter

Ikebana with your own hands. How to Create a Traditional Japanese Flower Arrangement
Needlework

Ikebana with your own hands. How to Create a Traditional Japanese Flower Arrangement

The art of ikebana in Japan is considered a national symbol, an original skill, which can only be fully mastered by those who fully comprehend the soul of the people and imbued with their peculiar vision of the world. We, composing ikebana with our own hands, can touch this amazing art

Topiary is a do-it-yourself tree of happiness
Needlework

Topiary is a do-it-yourself tree of happiness

Topiary is a decorative artificial tree that is made from a wide variety of materials for interior decoration. Moreover, the shapes, sizes and appearance of these works of floral art are the most diverse, it all depends on the skill and creative idea of ‚Äč‚Äčtheir creator

Patchwork. Ideas for the holiday and everyday life
Needlework

Patchwork. Ideas for the holiday and everyday life

Different products made in the patchwork style will help decorate the room. Ideas for decorating furniture and walls are very interesting. For example, beautifully selected multi-colored patches pasted on drawers and furniture fronts will bloom in a children's room

How to make flower arrangements with your own hands: a few examples
Needlework

How to make flower arrangements with your own hands: a few examples

Desktop arrangements of fresh flowers - bright elements of room decoration. They are made in different ways: from the simplest to the most complex. In any case, such a composition will be very effective, since the shape and color of the flowers themselves are unusual and decorative

DIY crafts from apples for Christmas and New Year
Needlework

DIY crafts from apples for Christmas and New Year

Fir branches, nuts and fruits, such as apples, fragrant and red, in the color of Christmas, are the best suited for the New Year's decoration of the room and table. Do-it-yourself crafts from apples are easy to make. There are plenty of simple and original ideas for both decorating the table and decorating the Christmas tree and the room

An original composition of artificial flowers as a bright element of decor
Needlework

An original composition of artificial flowers as a bright element of decor

Made of high quality materials, artificial flowers, herbs and plants are made with such natural precision that it is sometimes difficult to distinguish them from the living original. Therefore, we are increasingly using such decorations for interior decoration, not being afraid of accusations of bad taste and kitsch. The composition of artificial flowers is not only very beautiful, but also convenient, as it does not require care and special attention - it is enough to periodically brush off the dust from the flowers

Easy money - rare coins of modern Russia
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Easy money - rare coins of modern Russia

The fact that there are expensive and rare coins of modern Russia, today, perhaps, only the deaf have not heard. How realistic is it to find such "easy money"?

How is sequin embroidery done? Helpful Hints
Needlework

How is sequin embroidery done? Helpful Hints

Let's consider in this article how embroidery is done with sequins. And as an example, we give a master class on decorating a handbag

Rhinestone embroidery: how to make a picture for a beginner
Needlework

Rhinestone embroidery: how to make a picture for a beginner

Did you like rhinestone embroidery? Don't know how to make it? Read tips and tricks for beginners. Following the instructions, you can create your masterpiece

Soviet cameras: FED, "Voskhod", "Moscow", "Zenith", "Change"
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Soviet cameras: FED, "Voskhod", "Moscow", "Zenith", "Change"

The Soviet Union was famous for its rich history in all directions without exception. Cinema, directing, art did not stand aside. Photographers also tried to keep up and glorified the great power on their high-tech front. And the brainchild of Soviet engineers amazed amateur photographers around the world

Dmitry Krikun is a popular photographer and blogger
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Dmitry Krikun is a popular photographer and blogger

Dmitry Krikun is a popular photographer and blogger who lives and works in Moscow. He uses professional photography equipment in his work

Shvets Alexander - Moscow wedding photographer
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Shvets Alexander - Moscow wedding photographer

This article is dedicated to the famous Moscow photographer Alexander Shvets. He works in several genres: wedding photography, as well as "Love Story" and "Family Story"

Alexey Suvorov - photographer from Khabarovsk
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Alexey Suvorov - photographer from Khabarovsk

This article will discuss the principles of the work of photographer Alexei Suvorov from the city of Khabarovsk. You can get acquainted with the plan of its preparation and the cost of the photo session

Anna Makarova - wedding photographer in St. Petersburg
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Anna Makarova - wedding photographer in St. Petersburg

In this article you can get acquainted with the main features of the work of Anna Makarova. You can find out information about her contacts, prices, etc

Kanzashi flower - popular needlework
Needlework

Kanzashi flower - popular needlework

Kanzashi flower today is known to almost all needlewomen. Products in this technique are now more popular than ever. What are these flowers? What materials are used to make them?

Tailor's mannequin - a handy tool for sewing
Needlework

Tailor's mannequin - a handy tool for sewing

A tailor's (or sewing) mannequin for personal use is quite difficult to acquire, because you need to choose it exclusively "for yourself", that is, for your figure and its individual characteristics. Therefore, before you go shopping, you need to learn a little more about how to choose a mannequin and how different models differ

Do-it-yourself chiffon dresses - affordable and easy
Needlework

Do-it-yourself chiffon dresses - affordable and easy

Models of summer chiffon dresses are the most common in warm weather. By itself, this material is light, perfectly draped and gentle. Its composition includes natural fibers with minimal addition of synthetics

Crochet openwork dresses
Needlework

Crochet openwork dresses

Crochet dresses are always elegant, interesting and original. Every woman wants to have at least one of these outfits in her wardrobe

How to make holes in jeans with your own hands? There are two ways
Needlework

How to make holes in jeans with your own hands? There are two ways

Of course, no one cancels the option of buying a ready-made thing, but you also want to save money and look beautiful. Knowing the technology of how to make holes in jeans with your own hands, you can create a truly stylish thing

How to sew a beach dress with your own hands?
Needlework

How to sew a beach dress with your own hands?

For a summer vacation, you need a practical dress that will take up little space, and be sure to be multifunctional. Don't delay. You can make a beach dress with your own hands very quickly, without much hassle and special skills, because everything ingenious is simple

Romantic and feminine dress with a sun skirt
Needlework

Romantic and feminine dress with a sun skirt

The arrival of spring and the onset of the summer season for any fashionista is an occasion to replenish your wardrobe with at least a couple of new original dresses. A dress with a sun skirt is especially popular with the fair sex. This model is very feminine, so it almost never goes out of fashion

How to sew a chair cover with your own hands
Needlework

How to sew a chair cover with your own hands

Sometimes you want to change the interior, but there is no possibility for this. In this case, we advise you to make your own chair cover and curtains. In this article you will find original ideas and simple patterns

How to merge layers correctly in Photoshop?
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How to merge layers correctly in Photoshop?

When working in the Adobe Photoshop graphics editor, a beginner will definitely have a question on the topic, how to merge layers in Photoshop? Without this function, professional processing of any complexity in the editor becomes almost impossible. How to work with layers correctly?

DIY paper clapper board
Needlework

DIY paper clapper board

Do-it-yourself crafts can not only be an occasion for a pleasant pastime for parents and their children, they develop creativity and simply cheer up. A paper clapperboard is one of those easy crafts that any kid will love

Amigurumi ring as the basis of miniature knitted toys
Needlework

Amigurumi ring as the basis of miniature knitted toys

Amigurumi is a fascinating technique for knitting toys for diligent needlework lovers. Beginning needlewomen will need to learn how to knit an amigurumi ring, which is the basis of each such product

Ritual magic and wand
Needlework

Ritual magic and wand

You can't say that a magic wand is good or evil. It all depends on whose hands it is in. Undoubtedly, many of us would not refuse to have this little thing in the arsenal of our most used items

Paper flowers - an exquisite interior decoration or a bouquet as a gift
Needlework

Paper flowers - an exquisite interior decoration or a bouquet as a gift

Flowers are a unique creation of nature. They appeared on our planet even before the most ancient human ancestors. Now these wonderful creations are the embodiment of beauty and perfection. The variety of shapes and colors is amazing. With the help of a bouquet of flowers, it is traditionally customary to express one's feelings and aspirations of the soul: love, kindness, respect, friendship. Isn't that why man has always wanted to copy this beauty by creating paper flowers?

How to choose a camera: an overview of the best models and reviews of manufacturers
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How to choose a camera: an overview of the best models and reviews of manufacturers

This article is intended to help those who are going to buy (but do not know how to choose) a camera. Experienced users may also find useful information about the most popular alternatives

Collection coin. Collectible rubles. Collection coins of Russia
Collecting

Collection coin. Collectible rubles. Collection coins of Russia

Money in general and coins in particular are an important source of information about the historical, religious, political, ideological and economic development of society. They can be used to study how trends in art have changed in a particular state. Numismatists not only satisfy personal needs and aspirations, they make a great contribution to education in a particular country and the world as a whole

Tree - DIY craft
Needlework

Tree - DIY craft

Children love making things with their own hands. We propose to consider how a tree (craft) is made from various improvised materials, as well as how various wooden toys are made

Beautiful DIY crafts for giving - interesting ideas and reviews
Needlework

Beautiful DIY crafts for giving - interesting ideas and reviews

Suburban areas for a very large number of people are not only places for summer holidays, but also a way to express their self-expression and creativity. For decoration, various crafts are perfect, which are quite feasible to do on your own. In this article it will be possible to get acquainted with a variety of options for a variety of jewelry

Cross stitch with daisies. Schemes of different levels of complexity
Needlework

Cross stitch with daisies. Schemes of different levels of complexity

Delicate and pleasant chamomile flowers are great for decorating textile items in the kitchen, summer clothes and textile accessories. Having learned how to cross-stitch simple elements, such as chamomile flowers, you can create real masterpieces in this direction

How to make a heart out of felt with your own hands?
Needlework

How to make a heart out of felt with your own hands?

A soft felt heart is easy to sew with your own hands. This will require several sheets of felt, crayon, scissors, a needle and thread, and minimal sewing skills. To get a more voluminous product, you also need a small amount of holofiber, synthetic fluff or regular cotton wool to fill

Rare varieties of Russian coins
Collecting

Rare varieties of Russian coins

Today, in a handful of coins that you were given for change, you can easily find one expensive one, the cost of which is not even known to everyone. Such money can easily end up in your wallet, although most of it was minted at the mint in order to replenish the collection of some numismatist. Rare coins that become special after a while are obtained from defective money and so-called hybrid coins

Coin of 10 kopecks 1980. Description, varieties, price
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Coin of 10 kopecks 1980. Description, varieties, price

Among numismatists, a coin of 10 kopecks from 1980 is in demand, despite its low cost and large circulation. Let us consider in detail what is shown on it, how much the coin costs and what features it has

Soviet commemorative coins: review and description of the most valuable
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Soviet commemorative coins: review and description of the most valuable

The stable tradition of minting coins for anniversaries and memorable dates began in 1965, when, on the 20th anniversary of the Victory over Nazi Germany, metal rubles were issued with the image of the monument to the Liberator Soldier in Treptow Park in Berlin

Where to sell stamps? What is the best way to do this?
Collecting

Where to sell stamps? What is the best way to do this?

Recently, collecting has become a profitable business that allows you not only to collect stamps, but also to benefit financially from this. The fashion for philately has passed, but this does not mean that there are fewer collectors. Many have rare specimens that philatelists wish to sell. The question is where to sell stamps with the greatest profit?