Carolyn Collins

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The Best Apps for Photographers

Man, is it fun to be a photographer right now.<p>I don't mean to say that photography wasn't fun before, but if you ask me, we're in a golden age of …

Top 10 Photography Tips You Need to Master

Ready to take your photography to the next level?<p>This is where you should start...<p>The following 10 tips are some of the cornerstones of great …

11 Cozy French Recipes To Warm Up Your Weekend

When we think of French food, we typically imagine fancy white tablecloth restaurants and pâtisseries with pyramids of pastel-colored macarons. But when the French cook at home, they gravitate to simple (yet incredibly delicious) comfort food. From beef bourguignon to potatoes au gratin, here are …

Lentil Soup Recipe

Lentil soup is loaded with protein and can easily suffice as a meal along with a salad, and perhaps some whole-grain bread. This hearty, …

Common Camera Settings for Beginners

Many beginner photographers often wonder what camera settings they should use to get the best possible results with their current camera gear. While …

Photography

How to Make Better Bread

Ever wonder why bakeries make such wonderful bread but your homemade loaves do not quite measure up? Bakeries simply have better tools to hand. Their …

One-Pot Bountiful Bean Stew

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1½ tablespoons olive oil<br>• 1½ cups chopped onion<br>• 2 cups cubed peeled butternut squash*<br>• 2 cups chopped red or yellow or orange bell peppers (or mixture), about 2 large bell peppers<br>• 1 cup cooked garbanzo beans or about 1/2 can, drained and rinsed*<br>• 1 cup cooked white beans (Great Northern, Navy or …

My Camera Set-Up and Settings for Fuji X Cameras

Share5<p>Tweet<p>Shares 5<p>About the Author<br>• Latest Posts<p>Robert Clark<p>Fine art nature, landscape and street photographer. A graphic designer, architect, …

Here’s a Free Photoshop Course in 33 Videos

Want to learn Photoshop from the very beginning? Here’s a beginner’s guide by TastyTuts will let you jump-start your post production skills. It’s a …

How to Use the Straight Stitch in Embroidery

Straight stitch is so basic that almost seems unnecessary to give directions. But this is a stitch that acts as a building blog for your embroidery …

Feather and Fern Stitches

Feather stitches are comprised of interlocking u-shaped loops of thread. This family of stitches is very simple to work, yet produces elaborate, airy …

How to Sew a Pillowcase: Two Simple Methods

I don’t know about anyone else, but I have an aversion to bed-in-a-bag sets. It’s too much match-y-ness for my taste. (Although, if coordinated …

The Exposure Triangle: Making Sense of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO

How important is exposure in photography? What are the components of exposure? What is the “Exposure Triangle”? These are the questions I will …

How to Use Automatic Exposure Modes Wisely & Responsibly

Serious photographers always shoot in manual mode. Right? Wrong. It all depends on what you’re shooting! In landscape photography, you would want to …

11 Tips to Master Autofocus and Increase Your Hit Rate

I’m a firm believer that photography is a game of inches. So today I’ll share with you what I’ve learned about mastering autofocus shooting in a …

Cameras