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7
Aug 17

Start Your Own Book Club in Seattle

Start Your Own Book Club in Seattle

Mark on 8th Apartments is featuring a few of our favorite book club tips and tricks to help you start your own book club this August. There’s no better way to escape the summer heat than relaxing indoors with a good book! Head to your library for a book recommendation, gather your friends, and have a great month here in Seattle, WA! (more…)

3
Jul 17

Thrifting in Seattle, WA

Thrifting in Seattle, WA

There are plenty of great ways to find something new (or old) in Seattle, WA. The Mark on 8th Apartments is featuring our favorite thrifting tips to help you find a new (to you, at least) flannel shirt, coat, or coffee table. Head to your favorite thrift store in Seattle, WA before the month is through. Read on to learn more. (more…)

5
Jun 17

Take a Picture in Seattle, WA

Take a Picture in Seattle, WA

In this post, the Mark on 8th Blog is featuring some of our favorite photography tips to help you capture your memories this month. Get out of your Seattle, WA apartment to explore the city and take pictures of your favorite people, places, and things. Let your creativity take hold and snap a picture or two before the month is through!

 

iPhone Photography

 

National Geographic has a wonderful photographer’s guide with advice from some of the best photographers in the world. Use their guides to help you take pictures of people, landscapes, and experiences. One of our favorite articles from National Geographic is their “Tips for Better iPhone Photography.” Photographer Cotton Coulson gives this advice: “Whether I’m shooting in portrait or landscape mode, I like to hold the iPhone with my left hand and release the shutter with my right thumb. I recently learned that the camera shutter isn’t released until you take your thumb off the shutter button on the touch screen. Try gently releasing the button and see for yourself if that doesn’t work for you. For me, it’s made all the difference, especially when shooting indoors in low and mixed lighting conditions.” Use their tips to achieve the best pictures possible — even when all you have is an iPhone.

 

 

Instax Photos

 

If you’re a fan of Fujifilm Instax cameras or Polaroids, check out this article from Fujifilm: 10 Tips for Capturing Beautiful Instax Photos. One of our favorite pieces of advice from them is to “get candid.” Take pictures that reflect “real life” or that reflect the personality of your subject. Don’t be afraid to wait to get the shot that perfectly encapsulates the person or the experience.

 

Learn How to Compose Your Photos

 

Perfect your photo’s composition before you take the shot. Exposure Guide recommends that you “compose in thirds.” The rule of thirds states that your photo will look better if your subject is not at the center of the photograph. This rule is, of course, not hard and fast, but it’s a great tip for beginners to try out.

 

Do you have any photography tips for us? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading our post!

1
May 17

Spring Desserts 2017

Spring Desserts 2017

In this post, the Mark on 8th Apartments Blog is featuring a few of our favorite spring desserts. Make a couple of these dessert recipes for your Memorial Day picnic or spring dinner party this month. Head to your favorite Seattle, WA bakery if you’d prefer to buy a cupcake or a cake instead of baking. (more…)

3
Apr 17

Road Trip this April

Road Trip this April

The Mark on 8th Apartments has several ideas to help you plan your next road trip to the nearest national park from your apartment here in Seattle, WA. We have road trip tips, games, and destinations you need to head out of town this month. We hope that you find the chance to go on an epic road trip this April.

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6
Mar 17

Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Art Museum

This month the Mark on 8th Apartments is featuring one of our favorite places in Seattle — the Seattle Museum of Art! The Seattle Art Museum is just ten minutes away from your Mark on 8th apartment. Find some time to get out of the apartment and explore this awesome museum! (more…)

6
Feb 17

Movie Night in February

Movie Night in February

The Mark on 8th Apartments Blog has a couple of ideas to help you host your own movie night this February. We have everything you need — movie snacks, movie recommendations, and home decorations — to watch a few good films before the month is through. Heat up a bag of popcorn, pull a can of your favorite soda out of the fridge, and plop down in front of your TV for a night of classic films.

 

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3
Jan 17

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

Goals” by NY is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

In this post, the Mark on 8th Apartments Blog is featuring a few tips to help you accomplish your New Year’s resolutions. Whether your resolution is to get healthier, travel more, or develop your creativity, we have some advice to help you out. We hope this post helps you keep your goals all year long.

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5
Dec 16

National Maple Syrup Day

National Maple Syrup Day

December 17th is National Maple Syrup Day, and today the Mark on 8th Apartments Blog is featuring three syrup recipes and two pancake recipes for you to enjoy. Celebrate the most important meal of the day this month by making one of these fun recipes.

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7
Nov 16

Start Writing

Start Writing

November is National Novel Writing Month and the Mark on 8th Apartments Blog is celebrating with a post all about writing. Whether you’re planning on participating in National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo), thinking of starting a personal journal, or just interested in reading a good book, we have what you need to celebrate writing this month.

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