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  • 8 Sure Ways to Be a Better Graphic Designer

    Graphic design is a weird art form; it is half business, half art.  Most people who get into it do so because of their love of design. The successful ones get into it for the business. As a Graphic Designer, you have your work critiqued and displayed on a ‘pedestal’, manage tight and strict deadlines, consistently stay creative…and when we have time, live our daily lives. We play many roles, wear different hats and face many challenges daily.1) CompetitionThere are thousands of Read more...

  • 7 Common Issues Pro Photographers Have And How To Overcome Them

    Looking for some ways to improve your photography? Photography issues aren’t just something that beginners encounter; pro photographers face a set of challenges all of their own.Don’t let photography issues hold you back! Here are seven common issues that pro photographers face, and tips and suggestions for overcoming them.1. Lack of PerspectiveLack of perspective is a problem that many pro photographers face. This can cause your photos to lack originality.Image by Tobi Oremuyiwa. View his Read more...

  • Read These Awesome Tips From a Celebrity Makeup Artist

    Elle B is an award winning makeup artist who has a large array of celebrity clients including the Kardashians and she shared some lovely tips every makeup artist will find useful. Read below. Elle showed us two different looks that are very easily achievable from the technique, down to the products.The first look being an orange toned smokey eye, dewy looking but flawless. Whilst the second look has thicker mink eyelashes, a red eye and a glossier lip.Both very wearable during the day and can Read more...

  • 8 Start up Marketing Strategies that Always Work!

    A start-up without a strategy is like a journey one doesn’t have a map for. So the aim of our today’s blog post is to share some tips that can guide you to start your company on the right track.1.    FOCUSChoose your targeted audience. Don’t try to please everyone as this is the road leading nowhere. Icebergs don’t freeze overnight and you don’t have to be for everyone immediately. Start with something smaller, focus, and then broaden later. By the way, Facebook once was for Read more...

  • 7 Things Working As A Makeup Artist Will Expose You To That No One Mentions Before You Take The Job

    Even though it seems extremely glamorous, being a makeup artist can be anything but. However, there are several things that people never tell you about the job. The first being that working in the beauty industry isn't all frills. There are extremely crazy shoot schedules, a plethora of personalities, and lots of curveballs to prepare for.Being a freelance makeup artist is about creating art on the human form. You're dealing with people individually to create something spectacular. Your job Read more...

  • 9 Tips To Help Motivate Yourself.

    We all have those days when we don't feel like getting out of bed, feeling all moody and defeated especially when we have pending tasks/projects waiting. Here are 9 tips to help you stay motivated.Keep a running list of wins to refer back to when the going gets tough.It’s pretty easy to forget our wins and successes when faced with real difficult tasks and situations but did you know that keeping a record of your wins can be the surge of motivation you need? It could be written down in a Read more...

  • STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST PT2

    We really hope you enjoyed and learnt something from the first five lessons we shared from the book ‘Steal like an artist’. Today, we are sharing five more interesting lessons. Enjoy!LESSON NO. 6SCHOOL YOURSELF.School is one thing. Education is another. The two don’t always overlap. Whether you’re in school or not, it’s always your job to get yourself an education. You have to be curious about the world in which you live. Look things up. Chase down every reference. Go deeper than Read more...

  • STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST...

    The creative mind is such a beautiful thing to waste. Some creatives know this and have found their way while others are still lost, wondering, seeking some sort of path and direction. We read this book and decided to share with you all, hoping that someone will learn something from it and find their path...LESSON No. 1“Art is theft.”—Pablo PicassoEvery artist gets asked the question,“Where do you get your ideas?”The honest artist answers,“I steal them.”How does an artist look Read more...

  • HOW TO TAKE FLAT LAY PHOTOGRAPHS...

    Are you a blogger, or do you have products to show off or you just love cool pictures? Flat lay is the new cool as it gives your items that extra sum'n sum'n. Seen those cool flat lay pictures on Instagram and wondered how it was done? Well, here are a few tips on how to take amazing flat lays.BackgroundPlain backgrounds work best as a bold backgrounds can drown out the items you are trying to highlight.  If you don’t want to go for the same old solid white backgrounds, try using Read more...

  • TIPS FOR BEGINNER PHOTOGRAPHERS

    As a new photographer, we know you are pretty excited to start taking pictures and all, so here are some very neat ideas that could help you.   Don’t go crazy buying the most expensive equipment right away. It’s possible to get very nice photos with an inexpensive point and shoot. See these examples on Flickr. The more photos you take, the more you’ll know about what kind of camera to get when it’s time to upgrade.   Consider a tripod. On the other hand, an inexpensive tripod is Read more...

  • THE ABC’s OF BLOGGING…

    The thought of starting a blog can be pretty exciting and scary at the same time due to the fact that a lot of people don’t know where to begin or the first thing to consider when starting a blog. The first question is, why do you want to start/own a blog? If you are able to answer that then let us proceed. The first step to starting or owning a blog is to come up with a name (Domain) people can easily relate with. Domain Names. Domain is the first thing you need in order to create a blog. Read more...

  • FASHION SKETCHING FOR BEGINNERS

    After reading this post, we hope that some of you will feel inspired to pull out your pens and pencils and notebooks today. Fashion sketching isn't nearly as intimidating as I once thought it would be.  1. Create a good croquis. A croquis is the basic drawing of a model pose that you can trace over and over again while sketching your fashion ideas. You can find croquis to use online or in books, or you can create your own. You can create your first croquis by tracing a pose on a vintage Read more...

  • BRITISH COUNCIL LAGOS THEATRE FESTIVAL

    The British Council Lagos Theatre Festival ‪#‎LTF2016‬ is the largest outdoor theatre festival in Nigeria. It will kick off in grand style from 23rd to 28th February, starting at 10:00am daily. Get your tickets and get ready for a memorable thrill. Over 100 thrilling performances have been lined up for you for 6 days, across 20 venues live in Lagos. Tag your friends, mark your calendar, come out experience the very best in theatre, dance, music, poetry and culture from Nigeria and the Read more...

  • HOW TO CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES.

    Makeup brushes are the most important tools in a makeup box. Why? Regardless of how expensive your makeup is, without the right applicator (brush), getting that flawless finishing might be tough and as a professional makeup artist, your finishing tells it all about your work. It is no secret that brushes are often a necessary part of your beauty routine, but when cared for incorrectly, these makeup heroes can become your worst enemy. First of all, brushes can be expensive. If you invest Read more...

  • Turn Your Passion to Profit

    The 54artistry Creative Workshop Presents A 2-day Art Workshop in Lagos, Nigeria on the 19th & 20th of February, 2016. Have you always wanted to use your Art talent to make a living for yourself or you know someone who wants to? Now is the time to take that bold step and improve your drawing skills. Every day, new artists are emerging and are getting paid and/or recognized for their creativity. Don’t be left out! Learn from some the best Artists in Nigeria, @FolaDavid, @Scaezar Read more...

  • 10 Quick Tips to Take Better Pictures

    Fed up and frustrated with bad photos? Here are 10 quick and easy tips to help fix that mess.The first thing you should bear in mind is: • Get Basic Composition Down. The heart of a photograph is its composition—the position of different elements in a frame. Basically, you'll want to break your frame into nine squares of roughly equal size. Try and align the subject of your photo along these lines and intersections and imagine the main image divided over these nine boxes. This gives you a Read more...

  • 3 Ways to Grow Your Makeup Business

    We found this beautiful piece on lead stylist and thought to share with aspiring and even PRO makeup artists.These 3 smart steps can help you grow your business and it also shows you how improving on these three points can mean a big, big growth for you as an MUA.Lets BEGIN!!#1: Get More CustomersObviously right? Although it’s pretty obvious that getting more customers can also mean growing your business, it is not just what your business is all about! However, most MUAs think that way Read more...

  • Helpful Tips In Building a Startup - PT 2

    Serve your customer, not yourself  While you should rightfully feel ownership of your startup, remember that ultimately it’s there to serve your customer and not you—vanity projects won’t last long. Keep the customer in mind with every decision you make, and you’ll build a product or service they can get excited about.Raise the right amount of capital.While you need enough money to give your startup every chance of success, bear in mind that having too much can make you lazy and all Read more...

  • Earn Money with Every Click – Introducing the 54artistry Affiliate Programme

    Introducing our unique and exciting affiliate programme that lets you make money simply by promoting your unique link. The beautiful thing about our affiliate programme is that;It’s not tied to sales, which means, nobody has to buy any product or service for you to make money! All they have to do is just click on your unique link. The dashboard is user friendly and easy to use; you can see your money grow, the number of clicks on your link, post directly on some of your social media Read more...

  • Get Discounts on Various Creative Services

    Take advantage of our special offers on various creative services including wedding photography, logo design, self portraits and more. Click to see offers available! Call us on 08139530773 or click here to send us a direct mail if you are interested in any of the services. Wedding Photography Logo Design and Branding Self Portrait