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10 Tricks to Better Vacation Photos
Most of us can relate to this: we take a tons of photos but only come to like a few. It may be the bad lighting, angle or focus. In addition, If your camera is filled with a bunch of selfies and food photos...you should give your album a break. So, if you're traveling this season or simply want to make your pictures look Instagram-worthy, follow these tips. 1. Capture from behind This looks 10x more interesting and more artistic than a selfie. Agreed? 2. Focus on small details. Sometimes rather than capturing the whole architect, focusing on the small details leaves room for the audience's imagination. 3. Have fun with silhouette Take advantage of sunsrise or sunset by the beach! You have all the space and light to make a stunning silhouette. 4. Ant's-eyes view. Most of us take a lot of birds-eye view photos, especially on food. So, let's change the perspective and capture on what's above instead of below. 5. Frame things to the corner. Subjects don't have to be in the center at all times. It's much more dynamic to have it peeking in from outside. 6. Take it to the floor. Chances are you'll be walking to a lot of interesting an cool places. Document the ground you visited! 7. Avoid Eye Contact Leave the people thinking about your mood. Are you enjoying the sun, trying to cover the sun or sleeping? 8. Look for interesting doors. Intriguing architect and rusty doors make a pretty scene. 9. Play with color. A pop of color can instantly brighten up your photos. Try to find a background or background that compliment and draw contrast to what you're wearing. 10. Capture your mood board. Summer is all about be exploring, inspiring and sharing. Show the world what's inspiring you at the moment!
Graphic Design Tip: How to Brainstorm an Effective Logo
Before I started going to art school, my parents (as a lot of parents do) really overestimated my own abilities. During my high school years, they launched their own non-profit organization for breast cancer advocacy, where the entire group was essentially run out of a room of our house. My father was in charge of building the website and making sure that it ran smoothly. My mother was the spokesperson, often attending various conventions and symposiums to address those in the medical field about breast cancer and HER2+, a more aggressive expression. Launching the group was running quite smoothly until my parents approached me with a favor. They wanted me to design their logo. Andddd it didn't go so well. They gave up and found a professional. Fast forward to my life after art school, and I'm looking back at my high school years wishing I could have helped teenage me come up with a great logo design. While creating a logo is not as easy as it looks, it really is perhaps one of my favorite design challenges. There is a lot to consider when you're making a logo, and I've decided that it might be helpful to make a simplified list for all of you Vingle designers so that you can go out into the branding world and create beautiful things! 1. Keep it simple. As fun as it is to be given the opportunity to really utilize your creative side, it really isn't the appropriate time to start busting out all of those fancy and elaborate tricks you might have learned doing other projects. Creating a visually 'busy' logo is just not effective marketing. 2. Keep in mind that you're creating a symbol to represent a company. It can be pretty direct symbolism, ie: the apple logo for Apple or the red cross for American Red Cross, or it can be more abstract, similar to the Nike swoosh. Another popular logo option is to reduce down to a strictly typographic design. Disney or Kellogg's is a good example of effective typographic logos. Get creative, but keep it simple. My favorite example of balance between creativity and minimalism is the FedEx logo. Have you ever noticed there's an arrow between the E and the X? 3. Do your research. Before thumbnailing your own logo ideas, think of all of the logos you've seen that really caught your attention. Even try drawing them out freehand. Look up interviews with the advertising designers behind some of the world's most famous logos. I would recommend "To Inform and Delight", a documentary about Milton Glaser, the artist who designed the I♥NY logo. 4. When you're finally ready, begin making a list of all the descriptive words you associate with the company and how you want your audience to feel when looking at your logo, like 'friendly' or 'sophisticated'. Then think about your nouns. When you think about your company, what images come to mind? If you were creating a logo for Tropicana Orange Juice, for example, maybe the first thing you think of is a tree or an orange or a glass. Try to think of as many nouns as possible, as these will definitely help you when you start putting pencil to paper. 4. USE YOUR SKETCHBOOK. I can't stress the importance of this. I feel like a lot of artists go straight to their laptops and begin working on Photoshop or Illustrator over working on actual thumbnails first. Technology can really stifle the creative process that is so important in the early stages of design. Draw at least 100 thumbnails in your sketchbook. It will really help you push your own boundaries and give you a number of ideas to choose from. 5. When considering which thumbnail you want to use, think about the different ways your logo will be translated for pamphlets, packages, and other promotional materials. Does your logo translate well to color AND black and white? How does it look on a dark background versus a light background? How does the logo look with text and without text? Is it as visually effective when you adjust the scale? Manipulate your logo over and over, and if it is still recognizable, you probably have yourself a really iconic logo! I hope this can help some of you designers and marketers, especially those of you who might be in the middle of branding or rebranding a company. The logo is always the first start! Happy designing!
Effective SEM & SEO Trends 2020 You Need to Know
As we near the end of 2019, you must be chalking out the business plan for the first quarter of the coming year. Are you contemplating to use the same marketing strategies you employed this year? That would be a terrible mistake to start the new year with. As the competition is increasing, the behavior of search engines is getting modified. The marketing strategies that worked well for your business before may not do the same trick now. In the cutthroat competition, you need to stay abreast of the latest developments and include smart marketing techniques that keep up with the new trends. So, what new trends can you expect to take center stage of marketing in the year 2020? Read on to find out more. The Latest SEO and SEM Trends of 2020 You Need to Know As with the changing landscape of the technologies, the marketing techniques are updated to match the latest actions of the users. So here are some of the top trends that you can expect to make a significant transformation in the SEO and SEM strategies of companies all over the world. It’s vital to know how these trends of 2020 will shape the marketing tactics and make changes in your business plans accordingly. 1. Voice Searches Did you know that about 50% of the searches are expected to be voice searches in the year 2020? That’s how much importance you need to give when customizing your content for SEO and SEM. With the introduction of newer technologies like Amazon’s Alexa, you can see a sudden increase in the percentage of people using voice searches. It is one of the most vital changes to include when planning any content strategy for the coming year. The way that users ‘type’ to search and ‘speak’ to search is entirely different. So, some content of yours that was doing so well earlier may face a sudden drop when the percentage of voice searches hits the mark. Therefore, it’s best to optimize for voice searches in the new content that you are planning for blogs, webpages, landing pages and advertisements. However, it doesn’t mean you should completely ignore the usual type-in search terms and only give importance to the voice searches. The type-in searches are here to stay and still is used by a majority of the users. Therefore, you need to strike a balance between optimizing the content for voice and for type-in searches. 2. Video Marketing Video marketing was one of the most-expected SEO trends for 2019 and it still carries on to the next year. With the importance of videos in social media and live video features, video marketing is becoming more crucial than ever. Many marketers have started using video as a form of marketing on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, among many others.   According to Video Marketing Statistics by Wyzowl conducted in the year 2019, 87% of businesses are using video as a marketing tool. If you haven’t used it yet, then it’s time to jump on the wagon and not get left behind. 3. Amazon Search Though Amazon is not a universal search engine, it is becoming a popular destination to search for consumer products. Nowadays, not many searches ‘Buy an Apple iPhone’ on a search engine. Instead, they go the biggest online marketplace like Amazon and search for it. So, if you are in the consumer product business, then you need to know about the Amazon SEO. It basically tells you how to optimize the product title, its description and features in accordance with the Amazon search behaviour of the customers. Also, make sure to include high-quality images and get some good reviews from the customers to get ranked high in the Amazon search results. 4. Google Snippets Google, in its endeavour to provide better search results for its users, had introduced the concept of featured snippets a few years back. The featured snippets are the short results that appear in the first place of the Google search results with concise content. Nowadays, Google is finessing this feature to choose the best possible content that would give the user quick information without going through paragraphs of content. Those webpages that get featured in the snippets have the highest page visits. You can optimize a couple of content to get it featured in the form of the snippets. You can either create new content just for the featured snippets or optimize and edit existing content to fit the needs. Here are a few tips to optimize the content for featured snippets. For paragraph snippets, you can include question keywords like how, when, what and why, and a concise paragraph that answers the question in a nutshell. For numbered list snippets, you can optimize the content in a numbered form, primarily in a step-by-step procedure or a list of direct answers to the search query. There are a few other snippet types which again banks on providing the direct answer without any fluff. These four leading SEO and SEM trends have been the most common prediction among the top marketers and researchers. Make sure to include these in your marketing strategies of 2020 to keep up with the competition and to maintain your business visibility and traction.  
Website optimisation starts with a creative domain name
All businesses rely on domain names to establish presence and identity online. Often, business owners will select a domain name that is relevant to the niche their business is in and will purchase a domain name with relevant keywords. However, if the business owner is looking to promote different products in a specific market, it can get costly buying domain names for each product they are promoting. Hosting companies provide people with a large range of plans to fit their business growth needs. Although larger companies might need to host their site on a dedicated server, individuals and smaller businesses may make use of shared plans since the servers offer 99.9% uptime for just about every plan. While buying a hosting plan, choosing unlimited add-on domains, emails, sub-domains, and SQL or FTP databases are something to take care of. SEO services understand the relevance of attaining and also maintaining a multi-platform and also multi-faceted online existence as well as it is on the back of this comprehend that we provide an assurance to you to attain initial web page lists for your firm. You can choose your domain names creatively for different markets. Although you might question how a single domain name can be enough for a diverse market, by purchasing a domain name with a more broad or general term it allows you to promote many different products or services within the same market. Each hosting provider offers you the choice of hosting a sub-domain as your primary domain. Some providers like hostgator.com, even give you a free domain when you sign up. The provider will not charge you anything extra for the sub-domain since they just think of it as an additional folder in your primary domain; however, you can still create a new look and feel for each sub-domain. You can put your focus on smaller segments of the market and send your visitors to each of your sub-domains. Finally, another sneaky way of buying general term domain names is by searching for key phrases such as com-article[dot]info. While adding all your sub-domains to it, a domain name like this will make a great deal more sense to you. Plus, you are only paying for the single domain name but still have the advantage of unlimited domain names to send your traffic to. Website optimization
Kpop Idols As Flowers Part 1!
A card about beautiful kpop idols as beautiful flowers! Enjoy! ♡ VIXX Ravi | Blue Hydrangea 2NE1 Bom | Green Bulk Daisy Infinite's Sunggyu | Roses JYJ Junsu | Delphinium Red Velvet's Joy | Pink Calendula SISTAR Bora | Dahlia Black Flower BTS V | Orange Primrose Wa$$up's Nari | Yellow Clivia If you enjoyed this card, I don't mind making a part 2 :) Which one is your favorite?! *Photos does not belong to KpopINT. Creds to the rightful owners. I just put them into collages :) Reporter @parktaemi KpopINT Chairs: @bbyitskatie @Sailynn @KpopBeat KpopINT Fam: @elaynethtrumpet @LenaBlackRose @ParkHwaYoung @parktaemi @Stefany17 KpopINT Official Taglist~ A- @AaliyaNewbell @aliahwhbmida @AlisonYui @amberg171997 @AnaP @AngelaDarkness @ArhenBurris @AubriePope @axosrain @AyameTenchu B- @babymarkson @BrendaValdez @BluBear07 C- @CallMeMsDragon @CamrynCherry @ChristineO84 @CloverShadows @CrystalGuerra D- @DamarisCisneros @deilig @drummergirl691 E- @ekahjw @elainarenea @ESwee F- @faith92 @FannyWard G- @GDsGF H- @HaleyHerbig I- @imiebegay14 @IsoladaPazo @izabelpillado J- @JamiMilsap @Jasminep96 @jenjenkhreim @Jinnyrod3 K- @kanatm @KDSnKJH @Kieuseru L- @LizaNightshade @lcr4562 M- @maldonadosonia1 @MelissaGarza @mellyortiz @merryjayne13 @monikad @moonchild03 @mycreativename N- @NaBi7 @NathashaXavier @ninjamidori @NykeaKing O- @ortizwendy17 P- @Pickles440 Q- R- @RebeccaLondon @resavalencia @Roas420 S- @salo @Sammie9952 @SassyMaknae @SatinSkies @ScarletMermaid @SerenityThao @shellyfuentes70 @ShinoYuki @ShyrllBorden @StefaniTre @sukkyongwanser @Swhitta T- @TiffanyBibian U- @unnieARMkeY V- @VeronicaArtino W- X- @XionHeart @xxkarlah Y- Z- @Znae Tagging more of my fam~ @mercii @kpopandkimchi @ercurrent @PrincessUnicorn @roxy1903 @yongsongmi @sarangseoltang @nnatalieg @allobaber @creetheotaku @poojas @lextay327 @veronicaartino @deniecesuit @beckah1327 @mellyortiz @nicolejolly @drummergirl691 @crystalguerra @carleB @EvilGenius @raquelarredondo @erinee @sarahdarwish @xxygxx @jennyyang143 @geetanjalirao @toppdogg @donnalykaroxas @aegyoxprincess @ninjamidori @hayleyyates @ayannawelch @yaya12 @ladeda7 @maddie27 @danamichelle @brisalopez @aliciazitting88 @sashalove @shadowcyrmbbcl @neoisrealo @taisa @sabrinasakura @kpossible4250 @topstarlight @jjrockstar @marisamusic @izzy987 @shinoyuki @starbell808 @maricelvaromero @sugamint @thetrillestkid @stephaniepoore @nicolejolly @polarstarr @pamelapenaloza @lexxcisco @rebeccalondon @vickyle @JiyongLeo  @JinsPrincess @KaeliShearer @JadeOwens @BBxGD
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Transform paper plates into beautiful flowers
Paper plates -> beautiful flowers! This easy DIY project will turn paper plates into adorable and sophisticated decorations for a Spring party, bridal party or wedding! This DIY tutorial comes from the creative people at Muslin & Merlot. Materials For this project, you will need: -- Paper plates -- Scissors -- Craft glue or a hot-glue gun and glue sticks -- Craft paint -- Twine -- Large marker (to curl the paper plates) -- X-acto knife You can find all of these items at a craft store. Cut the flower base Fold the paper plate into a small triangle, as shown in the picture above. Then, cut the paper plate along the black dotted line shown in the picture above. Use the marker to curl the petals of the flower. Cut smaller flowers Repeat the previous steps, just smaller for three smaller flowers. Make sure to save the edges of the plates that you cut off. Attach the petals together Use the X-acto knife to cut a hole in the middle of the flowers stacked on top of each other. String twine through the center hole and tie a few knots. Then, take the excess plate edges and cut them into fringes. Then, curl them around each other so that they form a fringed center for the flower. Assemble the flower Use the hot-glue gun to glue the fringed center to the flower petals. Also, add some glue in between the flower petals to make the flower more sturdy. If you would like, you can add some paint to give your flowers some color. Set these beautiful flowers out as decorations and enjoy! For more DIY projects for your home or apartment, check out the "DIY home" collection!