Amy Beckstead

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The 25 Most Photogenic (and Breathtaking) Spots in America

From the sky-blue alleyways of Morocco to the hot-air balloons over Cappadocia, our bucket list is <i>beyond</i> full. But you don’t need a passport to see …

20 Powerful NEW Photoshop & Lightroom Tips, Tricks & Hacks from Expert Nathaniel Dodson (VIDEO)

Image-editing expert Nathaniel Dodson periodically releases a tutorial revealing his favorite Photoshop and Lightroom tips, tricks, and hacks, and …

Tutorials

Three Dramatic Black and White Processing Techniques

Blake Rudis has been producing Black and White images for as long as he can remember. Actually, like many photographers, he started out shooting only …

43 Books That Will Legit Change Your Outlook On Life

Fiction, non-fiction, sci-fi, YA, self-help, you name it.<p>They shared all kinds of books from a variety of genres. Check them out below!<p>And just as a heads up, some of these submissions talk about loss and grief, suicide, eating disorders, and other mental health issues.<p><i>Responses edited for length</i> …

15 Low Maintenance Plants That Require Little Gardening Work

Low maintenance landscaping allows you to have a beautiful yard without putting in hours of hard work each week. By using low maintenance perennials …

11 Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes (That Aren’t Pie!)

As we head into pie season (AKA Thanksgiving), we’ve got tips for mastering the perfect crust, serious decorating inspo to take your pies to the next level, and ideas for twists on a classic. But if you’re not totally feeling the pie this season, or just want to offer something a little different …

Dessert

Cheddar bacon bread screams Sunday breakfast | Toronto Star

<b>1/2 tsp</b> instant dry yeast<p><b>1 3/4 cups (430 mL)</b> cold water<p><b>3 cups (300 g)</b> grated sharp cheddar cheese<p><b>3/4 lb (340 g)</b> chopped bacon, cooked but not crisp<p>In …

Photoshop Basics: This Simple Auto Dodge & Burn Trick Adds Dimension to Portrait Photos (VIDEO)

The darkroom technique of “dodging and burning” an image to selectively manipulate the exposure of a photograph has been around far longer than …

Tutorials

Italian Bread Dip (The Best Classic Recipe)

This Italian bread dip with oil is a traditional Italian dip it’s a must have if you like Italian cuisine. You can eat it as an appetizer, breakfast, …

Balsamic Vinegar

Why you should have a daybed

A daybed is a fantastic addition to any space, just ask an interior designer, but if you can't pinpoint exactly why you need one, let us give you a …

Interior Design

All The Things You Really Need To Start Seeds Indoors

You have to invest a bit to create the proper environment to initiate and nurture vigorous young plants, but it’s simpler and more affordable than …

Gardening

One-Pan Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes, Olives, and Lemon | Goop

This one-pot pasta is a revelation: combine raw pasta + water + whatever ingredients you like, and cook for 12 minutes. The result? The easiest, most …

Food Preservation

Trust Us — Trader Joe's Low-Carb Fried Rice Is Better Than Chinese Takeout

If you're<p>deeply obsessed witha fan of Trader Joe's Cauliflower Pizza Crust and its frozen Organic Riced Cauliflower, then you've got to get your hands on this latest frozen cauliflower staple: cauliflower fried rice.<p>Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry ($3) is the answer to your low-carb comfort-food needs. …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

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World Records

10 great places to enjoy #vanlife

Six years ago, Foster Huntington gave up his corporate job in New York to live in a van. His Instagram posts tagged #vanlife attracted more than one million followers and helped start a movement of like-minded wanderers. He offers tips for joining the crusade in his new book <i>Van Life: Your Home on</i> …

National Parks

Stylish van conversion enables couple to go on permanent road trip (Video)

Most people probably imagine van-dwellers as youngsters who shy away from the typical 9 to 5 jobs. But that's not necessarily true: people who choose …

RVs

Unlock the Hidden Power of Photoshop with These 5 Tips and Tricks (VIDEO)

Photoshop is such a comprehensive tool that there is always something new to learn. The tutorial below reveals five hidden tips and tricks that will …

60 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Curl up with #12 this weekend.<p>When you've had your fill of beach reads, broaden your horizons with a selection from this list of literary masterpieces that range from moving memoirs to hilarious essays. (And okay, okay — we have some "beach" reads in here too.)

Manual Settings for Beginner Photographers

Recently an intern joined me and drove me up the wall with questions about manual settings for photogra​​phy. Questions like ​”What zoom range should …

Shutter Speed

Lightroom Tutorial: Travel Photographer Joe Allam Walks Through His Import Workflow

Importing photos after a shoot is often one of the more boring parts of an assignment and getting it done as quickly and easily as possible is often …

Tutorials

These clever layout tricks will maximise your living room space, regardless of size or shape

Get tips for a square room, long room, L-shaped room and awkward room.<p><b>Living rooms come in all shapes and sizes, from long and large to small and</b> …

Create Better Landscape Photos with These Focus Stacking Shooting and Editing Tips (VIDEO)

Landscape photographers often shoot at smaller apertures to increase depth of field in their images. But while that technique can deliver an …

Landscape Photography

10 (5-Ingredient) Chicken Dinners for the Week Ahead

Guys, great news! Getting a wholesome, satisfying meal on the table without spending hours in the kitchen is totally possible. The key is choosing …

Cooking

Add Motion and a 3D Effect to Landscape Photos with This Simple Photoshop Animation Trick (VIDEO)

Are you looking for a way to add a little pizzazz to landscape photos and bring them to life? The simple Photoshop technique in the video below will …

Tutorials

How to Use Luminosity Masks for Landscape and Cityscape Image Editing

Luminosity masks are a fantastic way to make precise selections based on luminance values (hence the name). As with all things Photoshop, there are …

Tutorials

An Advanced Look at Photoshop’s HSL Adjustment Layer Tool

You’ve probably used Hue/Saturation/Lightness adjustment layers in Photoshop before, but there’s likely more to it than you may have known. This …

The polygamous town facing genetic disaster

In a remote region of the US, a town is struggling with a chilling health crisis caused by a recessive gene. The reason? Here, polygamy is still practised.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>“We are to gird up our loins and fulfil this, just …

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