Christa Meyer

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7 Simple Maintenance and Care Tips to Keep Your Digital Camera in Great Shape

Camera bodies, lenses and accessories are significant investments that require care. They start the day with us at sunrise, finish at sunsets and …

Landscape Photography

What Aperture Should You Use?

Sometimes aperture and depth of field can be a little tricky to get your head around, especially when you’re a new photographer. Matt Granger gives a …

Cameras

Tutorial: Everything You Need to Know About Using Auto Exposure Bracketing

Exposure bracketing is the practice of taking several exposures – at least two, usually more – of the same scene. With each exposure taken, the goal …

The Whole New Way to Make a Monte Cristo That Will Blow Your Mind

If you've ever had a Monte Cristo sandwich, you will devour this bread. Serve it with warm raspberry jam for dipping.<p>Growing up in North Carolina, there was only one diner. That's right. One. Herby's. I loved that joint. It had a purple life-sized half of a VW Beetle affixed right to the front of …

24 Delicious Ways To Eat Quinoa For Breakfast

Start your day with a Super Food and watch what happens.

Breakfast

33 Genius Three-Ingredient Recipes

Yep, it really can be this easy.

Ice Cream

18 Delicious Ice Cream Sandwiches That'll Instantly Make You Happy

Tall stacks of cookies and ice cream make all dreams seem so reachable.

Dessert

Cheesy Pickle Egg Rolls {a la The Toasted Frog}

Cheesy Pickle Eggrolls<p>We have a cute little restaurant here up North that is more fine dining than regular feeding trough. They have an appetizer …

500px Blog

Affordable Macro Photography: Kenko Macro Extension Tubes Review

To photograph a small object like a pair of wedding rings and fill the frame with it, photographers turn to macro lenses. Specialty lenses like these …

How to Photograph Your Christmas Tree

It’s that time of year again. Christmas is upon us. Your tree is all decorated and presents are piled up underneath. So how do you take photos of …

Christmas Trees

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing with Different Focal Lengths

How to Successfully Photograph Your Christmas Tree

It's that time of year again where days are shorter and colder, snow starts falling, and it begins to look a lot like Christmas. With the holidays …

Should You Turn Down the Heat to Cook Thick Steaks?

Conventional wisdom has it that high heat is the key to a great steak. When it comes to cooking rib-eyes and other thick-cut steaks, however, another …

Cooking

31 Days of Cookies: Emeril's Butter Cookies

This year, we're celebrating the season with a month of nonstop cookies. For the 13th day of cookies, we're getting in shape(s) with Emeril's …

Bizarre Bites: Cocoa Puff & Seaweed Cocktails

How to take Amazing Portraits in the Golden Hour

If you are a part of the photography community in any way, whether as a hobbyist, a newbie photographer or even a professional photographer, you’ve …

Tips for Better Portrait Photography

There are a few techniques that help with taking portraits, and I’m going to share some of those tips with you today. Lighting, composition, camera …

Shutter Speed

Photoshop Layer Masks: Refine Mask

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …

My 8 Favorite Inexpensive Canon Lenses

In the last few years, I have reviewed more lenses than you could possibly imagine. My photography students are always asking which lens is right for …

Cameras

Long Exposure Time-lapse Essentials

In order to capture a moving street shot, I turned to long exposure. To really see the lights and energy of the scene, I wanted to elongate the …

The Only Banana Recipes You'll Ever Need

<i>Lauren Salkeld, photo by Lara Ferroni</i><p>There are so many reasons for banana bread's popularity. As a quick bread, it's not only easy to make, but fast. Banana bread is also one of the best possible uses for browning bananas -- you can even freeze your fruit and bake the bread later. There's also the …

More Tips on How to Take Sharp Photos

OK, now. Here’s part two of my series on how to take sharp photos – with more tips on keeping your camera steady.<p>“Boscastle” captured by Irek Kimak …

Landscape Photography

Learning to Love Rainy Day Photography

Rain too often gets a bad rap. Sure, it’s been known to ruin a few picnics and weddings; maybe it messed up your freshly washed car; baseball games …

How to Take Better Pictures for Beginner Photographers

Photography can be a fun and exciting activity for all who have a passionate interest in learning some of the fundamentals of the use of their …

27 Big And Beautiful Bundt Cakes

I like big bundts and I cannot lie.

Dessert

10 Essential Thanksgiving Techniques Every Cook Should Know

The 10 time-tested techniques you’ll need to ace the holiday classics, from fluffy mashed potatoes to, yes, a truly moist bird.<p>1. Baste With a Brush<p>News flash: You don’t need a baster. Use a brush to paint the drippings onto the turkey every 30 minutes or so, which keeps the bird moist and helps it …

Cooking