Redesign of Popular Websites: 16 Beautiful Examples

Redesigning a website looks more difficult than creating a new one. As you may have noticed that responsive web design and flat web design has become a real buzz phrase in 2013. All big brands are following the trend and working on their websites to make it compatible with the latest trend and standards.






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Photographic Inspiration

An email came in yesterday from a reader asking where I found my photographic inspiration, especially now in the middle of a statewide drought. Under conditions like this it’s easy to become creatively lethargic since all the “low hanging fruit” of your creativity has been picked clean.

My inspiration comes from many sources including other blogs, books and magazines. Even though several portions of central Texas are under severe drought there are still some great photographic opportunities to be had. Texas is a big place and the upper lakes region of the Colorado river (Inks Lake, Lake LBJ) seem to be doing much better than other areas west of Austin. There are several really great spots for sunrise and sunset shots around Marble Falls / Kingsland as well Enchanted Rock, which is beautiful at almost any time of the year.

Last weekend I went to Goliad to shoot the two Missions and got back with some really nice exposures like the image below. Later this week I’m headed back to the western edge of the Hill Country (Garner State Park, Lost Maples State Natural Area, Hill Country State Natural Area and the Guadalupe River State Park) to scout alternate locations for my fall workshop.

Mission Espiritu Santo

Mission Espiritu Santo in Goliad, Texas
Copyright 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture priority (Av) using an TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II lens tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 24mm, f/16 for 1/50th of a second using a Singh-Ray 2-stop, graduated neutral density filter at ISO 100 on Lexar Professional digital film. Post capture processing was done in Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4 using Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro filter. Click on the image above for a larger version.

Check out some of Wyman Meinzer’s books on Amazon. He’s the best known Texas photographer and has travelled the state for years in all sorts of conditions. His images continue to inspire me daily. Pick up a copy of Texas Highways or Texas Parks & Wildlife magazines while you’re at it. There’s always two or three great spots featured in each issue.

If you really get stuck, try the local arboretums or even a nursery on a cloudy day. You can always get some great shots of flowers and plants in places like this. Even in the most bone-dry, barren areas, there are always photographic opportunities if you have an open and relaxed outlook. If you get really (Really) stuck, just send me an email. I’m more than happy to share any of my favorite spots in this great state of Texas!

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Delidesign gingerbread shop in Vienna combines traditional handicraft with modern design

Don t expect any cookie-cutter gingerbread men, hearts or stars at The designs are as varied as they are surprising, among them skulls, caviar cans, political symbols or warning labels. A number of contemporary artists have contributed designs, creating veritable collectors items for design aficionados. All gingerbread items are completely handmade from regional ingredients. Each item is unique, as the icings and decorations are painted – according to tradition – from memory. The number of pastry chefs expert in this complicated craft is small, and high-class gingerbread decoration is time-consuming. It takes up to 4 hours to decorate one gingerbread item, which is why only a small number of designs in limited editions will be available each season – making them all the more valuable.
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30 Creative Photography Pinterest Boards You Should Follow

If you have not heard of Pinterest by now, it seems like you live in a world without internet or on another planet. Pinterest is the most rapidly growing social media network these days. It beats Instagram and Facebook with ease. Since 2010 Pinterest has grown to approximately 70 million users and it continues to grow by leaps and bounds.

If you are a photographer, you might think why should I care about Pinterest? The answer is simple: you own the most powerful Pinterest tool – photographs! In the photography world the truth is, it’s not 100% about how good your photos are, but also who knows you. Pinterest provides the best way to get your photos seen and shared by millions of users in no time. You can pin the images from the web and re-pin other users’ photos. Just one small re-pin could become a huge growing snowball which would spread your photo all over the web. Thus, Pinterest is a great tool to give your photography brand a big boost. Today I put together 30 wonderful Pinterest boards for photographers to follow.

1. Minimalist Photography / Cormac Scanlan / 295 pins

Less is more! This well-known expression describes the best this Pinterest board by photographer Cormac Scanlan. Minimalistic colors and compositions create a round-up of amazing photos.

2. camera love / Theresa L / 619 pins

Theresa L is a photographer and a powerful pinner who collects portraits, black and white shots, and still life photos here on Pinterest. This board is dedicated to camera love and contains an array of images with precious photographer’s instrument – a camera.

3. Cici / Wedding photography / 1,496 pins

Wedding photography is one of the most popular themes on Pinterest. It helps both brides and wedding photographers to get inspired and find some fresh ideas. This board by Cici is a great example of inspiring wedding photography board.

4. Art and Photography / Ben Stovold / 524 pins

Ben Stovold put together amazing portraits, breathtaking landscape photography, and many many other photography ideas to get inspiration from.

5. Photodoto / Nancy Young / 167 pins

Photography tips and tricks on various topics are collected in this board which updates almost daily. Thus, you’ll never get bored.

6. un amour pour le noir / Theresa L / 717 pins

This awesome Pinterest board by photographer Theresa L is called “un amour pour le noir” which means “love to the black color” in translation from French. Here you’ll find the best black and white photography examples from all over Pinterest.

7. Art and photography / Rowena Murillo / 731 pins

Rowena Murillo is a Saint Petersburg’s based blogger. The pins she collected here are not for everyone taste, but they’re fresh, modern, and minimalistic. This board is all about journalistic shots each of which tells its unique story.

8. PHOTOGRAPHY / TOM SKY / 121,188 pins (group board)

This is a group board where you can find anything you want ranging from portraits ending landscapes and historical photographs. Adding a pin to the group board is a great way to share something with a huge number of users at ones, for instance, this board counts more than 19 thousands followers.

9. World Traveller / Yoshihiro Ogawa / 1,212 pins

If you’re planning a trip this board could give you some ideas where to go. The most beautiful and breathtaking photography from all around the Earth are put together here to inspire you!

10. paranoid polaroids / Reiner Gogolin / 514 pins

The title of this Pinterest board says about itself: Paranoid polaroids. Here you’ll see great examples of photography taken with Polaroid camera. It’s a complication of faded old pictures which are the fragments of other people’s stories sinked into oblivion.

11. art and portraits / Rowena Murillo / 1,626 pins

The board by Rowena Murillo consists fantastic female portraits which are “too beautiful for beauty”. The style of these images is quite extraordinary, but who knows maybe you finally found your soulmate here.

12. Lomography Magazine / Lomography / 400 pins

Lomography is a kind of photography which breaks all the rules you’ve ever learned. And this makes lomography so special.

13. Photography News / Exposure Guide Photography Tips / 590 pins

The most sensational popular pictures from the web are collected here by Exposure Guide. Stay tuned and aware about the photography news with this Pinterest board.

14. Fashion Photography / Elizabeth Marie / 440 pins

Are you into fashion photography? Then this board are created for you! Elizabeth Marie handpicked all the photos with care and love. The latest fashion trends and beautiful ladies can be found here.

15. life / Yvette Fevurly / 181 pins

Are you part of the crowd that loves to share advices on posters? Photographers are always looking for inspiration to spark their creative minds, and nothing gives more strength, wisdom and guidance than advice from the greats. Here you’ll find a collection of inspiring pictures and quotes about life.

16. Photography / Lori Wells / 2,453 pins

Lori Wells is an on location natural light photographer and a prolific pinner. In her boad Photography you’ll find useful photo tips and landscape shots for inspiration.

17. Photo Gear: Cameras & Equipment / Photodoto / 261 pins

On this board different photography equipment pieces are put together. Here you’ll find some fresh gift ideas, reviews on various photo stuff, and interesting ebooks for photographers.

18. Portrait / Yoshihiro Ogawa / 23,324 pins

Photography is one more group board which could help you to give your photography a boost. It has over 27 thousand followers and this number grows day by day.

19. Photography / Chad Syme / 596 pins

Journalist photography, portraits, black and white, travelling, and many other types of photography can be found in this board by Chad Syme.

20. Travel Photos and Favorite Things / Trey Ratcliff / 208 pins

Trey is the man behind the popular travel photography blog, Stuck In Customs. He curates some of the best travel photography on the web, with boards dedicated to a diverse host of locations.

21. photography / vanessa | v.k.rees photography / 328 pins

Vanessa is a freelance commercial photographer. She collects here different inspiring pictures ranging from dreamy bokeh shots to double exposure psychedelic pictures to fit any taste.

22. Kankana | Playful Cooking / Food Photography / 923 pins

Feeling hungry? Then don’t open this board! It’s full of delicious food photography. The board is created by Kankana from Playful Cooking – a blog about photography, cooking, and travelling.

23. Escapes / Maia McDonald / 988 pins

Sometimes you may feel like you’re tired of everyday things and need to escape. This Pinterest board is the best place to get lost for hours.

24. Quotes & pictures / Miche Strykowsky / 1,484 pins

This is one more board with quotes and pictures that counts over 1,500 pins. Here you’ll find great expressions for any occasion framed into beautiful images.

25. Photography-Photoshop tutorials / zoi m. / 140 pins

In this board the best Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials from all over the internet are shared.

26. momentary pause / Gabriel / 118 pins

Gabriel is a portrait and lifestyle photographer from Canada, Toronto. This board is dedicated to the frozen in time moments like a “momentary pause” or stop video playback.

27. Photography . iPhone Snapshots / Jennifer Chong / 178 pins

On this board by Jennifer Chong Instagram and Pinterest meet each other. Jennifer is a great photographer, traveller, and food lover, so her iPhone photography is pretty exciting.

28. Landscape Photography / Photodoto / 162 pins

This board is full of inspiring ideas on landscape photography. Different locations, weather and lighting conditions, and breathtaking views from all over the globe creates a great array of pictures worth to pin.

29. PHOTO FABULOUS / Jackie / 85,115 pins (Group Board)

Photo Fabulous is a group board by Jackie, a powerful pinner from Connecticut. The number of pins and followers is growing day in and day out.

30. Photographer / Klaus Heinemann / 299 pins

Klaus Heinemann is a Germany-based photographer. In this board you’ll find awesome photographs of people (and even dogs) with cameras.

Nancy Young

Nancy Young is a passionate writer and blogger. She writes tons of inspirational articles on photography and web design, despite the fact that she is an economist by education. She is a part of the PhotoDoto Team. You can follow Nancy on Twitter.