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Photo tip: Almost Perfect
07 Feb 2017

Photo tip: Almost Perfect

Great photography isn’t always about technical perfection. In fact, some of my favorite images are slightly off. Too dark, too light or even slightly out of focus can be trumped by things like mood, feel, emotion and moment. I’ve always been a fan of the edges of things. Even when I covered a Super Bowl, political convention or religious procession, I always found my “power...

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Music and Photography with Bad Seed Barry Adamson
02 Feb 2017

Music and Photography with Bad Seed Barry Adamson

The term “rock star” gets thrown around a lot these days, but Barry Adamson is the real deal. He’s played with seminal bands The Buzzcocks, Magazine, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. It’s with this latter band—one of my favorites—that coincidences mount up for me around Know Where to Run, the title of his recent LP and photo book. The music and photographs that compose the...

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Blurb X PicsArt Contest Winners
27 Jan 2017

Blurb X PicsArt Contest Winners

Last month, we hosted our #CreateGiveBlurb holiday contest, where we encouraged our community to submit photo or video of a Blurb book they either gave or received this year. Winners receive 1 of 3 photography prize packs, including a Fujifilm X-100T camera. With thousands of amazing entries, it was hard to narrow it down to just 3! But today, we’re excited to announce our winners...

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Photography Tip: How To Create Motion Blur
26 Jan 2017

Photography Tip: How To Create Motion Blur

Breathing life, depth and action into a two-dimensional photograph is one of the primary challenges of being a photographer. The vast majority of images we make don’t quite make the cut but occasionally the stars align, our timing is right and the visual dots get connected. One way of adding motion, focus and intensity to an image is by using a slow shutter speed while...

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Kent’s Book Corner: Books From Our App
24 Jan 2017

Kent’s Book Corner: Books From Our App

We launched Blurb for iPhone and iPad just about two months ago, but already I’ve seen some pretty neat books come through. I’m particularly impressed by some of innovative uses people have come up with for the app. There’s something in the simplicity, in the use of those photos we just snap with our phones, that make for some pretty neat books. Willa’s PreSchool Art:...

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Connecting Through Art + Signature Styling
19 Jan 2017

Connecting Through Art + Signature Styling

Connecting with People – By Davis Hilton Photography is my way of connecting with people. Raw emotion, light, shadow, and human form fascinate me. Permanently freezing little moments that might have otherwise been completely missed is magic. My name is Davis Hilton. I am a young photographer living in Portland, Oregon, and creating portraits is my passion in life. “Photography is a way of feeling,...

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