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Real Life Wednesday: On Writing My Cookbook.

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> January 15, 2014 139<p>The best days start with sprinkles. Always and forever.<p>Seriously. Will I ever grow out of it?<p>I hope not.<p>Um, so I …

Yellow Butter Cupcakes

Classic yellow butter cupcakes got perfectly with a variety of frostings -- from Chocolate Ganache Glazes to our classic Seven-Minute Frosting.

Piping Basics

All cakes are wonderful, but when piped with stars, hearts, or friendly faces, they're truly something to celebrate. Read on to learn how to use a pastry bag and pastry tips to create a unique masterpiece. It's so easy that even kids can do it!

Ian Young's Cream Cheese Frosting

Top Sweet Zucchini Cupcakes with this frosting, submitted by reader Ian Young of Oakland, California.

Chocolate Pies and Tarts

You can’t go wrong when luscious chocolate is matched with caramel, nuts, fruit, whipped cream, custard fillings, or flaky pie crust. Browse our collection of the best pie and tart recipes featuring chocolate in the fillings, crusts, toppings, or throughout.<p>A crispy crust made from ice cream cones …

11 Butternut Squash Recipes

Butternut squash -- heralded as a harbinger of fall, of the turn from bright summer berries to decorative gourds and homely root vegetables -- has perhaps lost a bit of its thrill as we find ourselves in the doldrums of winter produce. We've loved it since it resurfaced in October, but now our …

7 Tips To Make Your Photography Clients Happy

As working photographers, we want to see repeat customers. We want them to tell everyone they know that we did a good job, not just with the photo, …

4 Ways That Framing Can Improve Your Images

When people hang works of art on the walls of their home, it’s not something they go about in haphazard fashion; they don’t just place a beloved …

Framing

Nikon Releases 18-140mm Lens and SB-300 Speedlight

Nikon Inc. recently announced two new products, the new <b>AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens</b> perfect for use with portraits to landscapes, …

New Nikon Firmware Update Kills 3rd Party Battery Compatibility for Several Models

Nikon recently released a firmware update for its D3100, D3200, D5100, D5200, and P7700 cameras that maximized battery performance and allowed the …

The last D3100, D3200, D5100, D5200 and P7700 firmware update killed third party battery compatibility

Several readers emailed me with reports that their third party EN-EL14 batteries no longer work after the last firmware update for the D3100, D3200, …

Five Tips on How to Take Better Portraits in Natural Light

There are some photographers that will only shoot in natural light. Indeed, when my good friend Jason tested out a Hasselblad H4D, he shot with his …

Advanced Photography Technique: Brenizer Method Panorama

Learning something new is vital for any aspiring photographer, not to mention how interesting it can often be. But then there is a question – whom to …

Focus Stacking in Photoshop: How to Get Pin Sharp Macro Shots

The HDR trend has come and, for many, gone, but what came of it is the easy-to-digest concept that creating one photograph may actually require …

10 Winter Photography Tips That Everyone Should Know

Camera Nikon D90 Exposure 30 Aperture f/29.0 Focal Length 34 mm ISO Speed 800 Lens 18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6<p>It is time to say hello to winter, hello to …

Hidden Gems In Adobe Lightroom: Skin Smoothing

I’m going to be writing a few posts in a series that feature some of the more unique and hidden features of both Adobe Lightroom & Aperture. I call …

Tutorials

Why a 50mm Lens is your new Best Friend

You may have heard the term “Nifty Fifty“ before. If you haven’t, it is usually a reference to the Canon 50mm f1.8 lens. But for the purpose of this …

David English: Shadow Play

With its extended dynamic range and high-ISO capabilities, the Leica M Monochrom is ideally suited to explore the relationship between light and …

22 Portraits That Make Wonderful Use of Natural Window Light

How to Optimize Photos for Search Engines

Optimize photos for search engines and take a vital step toward directing traffic to your blog or website