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GET YOUR SKIN SUMMER READY

Although the weather might have us believing otherwise, summer is just around the corner and it’s time to get your skin glowing.  Contrary to popular belief, your skincare routine doesn’t have to break the bank though, or involve lots of artificial products. It is possible to make amazing creams, lotions and ointments for your skin […]

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Recipe: Beeswax & Honey Lip Balm from THE NATURALISTA

During the winter months our skin takes a battering from the harsh weather. Now that summer is just around the corner, it’s time to recover and give our skin a little treat. Xochi Balfour has the perfect antidote to chapped lips and dry skin, with an all natural beeswax and honey lip balm, featured in her […]

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Capturing the holidays

For so many families, the year is is plotted and planned out around annual holidays. Between family, friends, and school activities, our lives circle around the calendar of holidays. Whatever the rituals and traditions that remain constant, each year is a little different from the next. You might find that capturing each holiday and what […]

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The portrait photographer's lighting guide

As far as equipment goes, it should be remembered that a photographer doesn’t need a top-end DSLR to create stunning portraits. A better camera might allow you to take pictures in lower light, at a faster speed, or with better resolution, but the progression of camera improvements does not necessarily correlate to the success of […]

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Smile for the camera!

Some people can be terribly shy about smiling. Often it’s because smiling for the camera can feel forced or fake, but it can also be because of physical foibles or idiosyncracies, crooked teeth or dimples, for example. But there’s something illuminating about a smile in a photo, and there are heaps of different smiles and […]

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