Dan Myers

23 Flips | 6 Magazines | 5 Likes | @DanMy2209 | Exploring the world through curiosity, art and food...

5 Ways to Use Shadows in Your Composition for Better Images

Whilst we may be “painting with light” an equally important part of the photographic equation is light’s opposite, shadows. We often talk about good …

Understanding Natural Light Part 1: Quality of Light

Light has different qualities, and by understanding those differences and using them in your favor, you can become a better image maker. From my …

Natural Light

Easy Exercises You Can Do To Improve Your Eye For Composition

Some people just seem to have been born with a natural talent for “seeing” the perfect composition, and hopefully, you are one of them; however, if …

Sweet Potato Wedges with Lime Mayo

4 Servings<p>This zesty mayo dip would also go well with sliced red bell peppers and celery sticks before dinner; it’s amazing how many vegetables kids will eat when they’re actually hungry.<p>March 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 sweet potatoes (about 1½ lb.), peeled, each cut lengthwise into 8 wedges<p>2 tablespoon …

Recipes

Your New Favorite Microwave Hack—Or, Why You Don't Need a Dehydrator

You should be using your microwave to dry herbs.<p>Dehydrators are great…if you have a day or two to spare. But sometimes you need dried herbs right now. Welcome to microwave dehydrating.<p>We don’t use the microwave that much in the <i>BA</i> Test Kitchen, but, when we do, it's often to dry herbs. Here's how we …

The Easiest Morning Coffee Fix Is Primula's Cold Brew Bottle

Make cold brew while you sleep with Primula's sleek to-go bottle.<p>At $4 for a 16-oz. <b>cold brew</b> at my local coffee shop, I know the smarter budget choice is to make it at home. But I find myself dragging at the thought of having to grind a whole bag of beans, soak them for 24 hours, then painstakingly …

Coffee

Build a DIY Flexible Camera Mount for Just $8

If you need an accessory for mounting your camera to random places, instead of purchasing a Gorillapod (or something similar), you can go a thrifty …

DIY

THE SELECTS: Seeing Double

Artist Turns Historical Photos into Colorfully Whimsical Composites

In a continuation of her <i>Dancing with Costica</i> series, Australian artist Jane Long has created more imaginatively surreal compositions by digitally restoring, colorizing, and manipulating black-and-white photos captured over 50 years ago. The series came about when Long was looking for a way to brush …

Music Visualized with Light Painting Photography

How do you go about capturing music in a photograph? Photographer Stephen Orlando has an interesting answer: light painting. By attaching LED lights …

Use These Tricks To Improve Your Manual Focusing Skills.

I love vintage lenses because of their great price-performance ratio and their excellent optical and build qualities. Using them as much as I do, I …

13 Exercises for Photographers That Can Help Jump-Start Creativity

Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method …

Framing

Dreamy Portraits Fuse Human Faces with Nature and Architecture

Spanish artist Antonio Mora‘s double exposure portraits merge human faces with ethereal landscapes and distinct architectural forms. His visually intriguing combinations demonstrate the many curves, angles, and lines that can be found both within the human body and the world around us. The artist's …

This Once-in-a-Lifetime Rhino Photo Was Shot After 7 Hours of Waiting

Patience can lead to great things in photography. For photographer Johan Georget, it’s what allowed him to capture this shot-of-a-lifetime of a …

National Parks

The 100 best cheap eats in London

The best cheap eats in London<p>Restaurants, Thai<p>101 Thai Kitchen<p>Ravenscourt Park<p><b>What’s the vibe?</b> Acutely authentic north-eastern Thai cookery finds a …

England

After Sally Mann’s Memoir, a New Look at Her Most Famous Photographs

What else is there to see in a photograph that’s been talked about so endlessly you can picture it in your mind? This week, a month after the release of <b>Sally Mann’s</b> extraordinary artist’s memoir, <i>Hold Still</i>, and 23 years after the initial publication of <i>Immediate Family</i>, arrives an expanded, paper …

Outsourcing

London’s best street food

London’s best street food<p>44<p>Restaurants, Vietnamese<p>Bittenclub<p>Southwark<p>The Vietnamese got their baguette habit from French invaders, and Bittenclub is …

England

Frozen grapes are an unstoppable summer craze

These little bites of cool sweetness will help you beat the heat this summer. But is this new obsession starting to spiral out of control?<p>It's the hottest day of the year, so what will you be reaching for to cool down? A margarita? An ice cream? How about some nice frozen grapes, instead?<p>No, you …

London’s best cafés and coffee shops

Best coffee shops in London<p>Restaurants, Cafés<p>46b Espresso Hut<p>Homerton<p>With just five tables inside and a few seats out front, 46b in Homerton is small …

England

Brew a Better Batch of Iced Tea: Don't Make These Mistakes

Whether you like it sweet or just plain strong, there are a few common mistakes you should avoid when making iced tea.<p>Whether you like it sweetened or strong, it's hard to deny the allure of a perfectly-chilled glass of iced tea. Bottled teas are often filled with preservatives and artificial …

Why Hummus is a Lunchtime Savior

<i>As a defiant response to sad desk lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty.</i><p><i>Today: Kathryn Leahy of Remain Simple explains why you should stop buying lunch and start using hummus.</i><p><i><br>Pita chips are great with hummus, but that's only the tip of the iceberg when</i> …

Bread

The best pubs in London

The best pubs in central London<p>Bars and pubs, Pubs<p>The Archers<p>Whitechapel<p><b>What’s the vibe?</b> A refurbed pub that stays true to its East End roots, even …

England

8 Easy Ways to Become a Better Photographer

The mindful photographer should be concerned not only with acquiring skills but, more importantly, mastering those skills. Skill mastery is better …