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Chocolate and toasted-nut tart recipe

Nigel Slater's chocolate and toasted-nut tart, a treat of a pudding.<p>Serves 6<p>Rarely is the marriage of toasted nuts and chocolate demonstrated so well as in this shallow tart.<p><i>for the pastry</i><p>150g plain flour<p>90g butter, cut into small pieces<p>50g ground hazelnuts<p>1 egg yolk<p>1 tbsp caster sugar<p><i>for the</i> …

Wedding Photography: How to Maintain Ambient Background Light by Bouncing Your Flash

Weddings, by their nature, have very beautiful background scenery. This scenery is carefully planned and set up hours before the big day. For these …

Costa Rica

Understanding Exposure Value in Photography

Before explaining <i>Exposure Value</i> (EV for short), it helps to know what <b>Light Value</b> (LV, for short) means. When you find something (whether it’s a …

Landscape Photography

Our most read today - brain scans of porn addicts: what's wrong with this picture? Scan images show that watching online 'adult' sites can alter our grey matter, which may lead to a change in sexual tastes: http://gu.com/p/3j4dg/tw Don McPhee for the Guardian

Northern Lights hotels: 19 amazing places to watch the aurora borealis

Northern Lights

How to Get the Most Out of Your Crockpot or Slow Cooker

Six common mistakes people make when using slow cookers and crockpots—and how to avoid them<p>We've said it before, and we'll say it again: it's now slow-cooked food season. While we usually tend toward our Dutch ovens for things like chili, braised chicken, and pulled pork, we definitely understand …

Documentary Photography - Six Tips for Creating a Legacy

We’ve all gone through times in our lives where we’ve lost loved ones. As a portrait photographer I would get calls all the time for “Urgent” family …

Photography

Window Light Portrait Photography Tips

Have you ever tried to create a lovely portrait but not known how? It’s not a hard thing to create a beautiful portrait. The secret is the lighting. …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

Five cakes that will impress your boss

A survey suggests a quarter of office bakers are trying to get into their boss's good books. Here are five treats guaranteed to impress your colleagues.<p>Britain is the grip of a baking frenzy, as those of us who work in offices know all too well.<p>Rare are the days when a colleague isn’t tempting us …

5 Tips For Photographing Moving Water

All of us have seen those amazing, silky, cotton candy seaside scenes or milky, white waterfalls falling down a rock face. They all look so …

How to Photograph the Milky Way in 12 Steps (With 6 Epic Examples)

I don’t recall ever meeting anyone who claimed to not be fascinated to some degree by the night sky. There’s just something hypnotic about gazing …

Five tips for a perfect exposure

Digital cameras make it incredibly easy to take a photo at the correct exposure. There are several tools in your SLR that remove the guesswork from …

Programmed Auto: A Helpful Overlooked Exposure Mode on DSLR Cameras

In order to be a truly creative photographer, you need to take your camera out of the automatic exposure modes and put it into either Programmed …

DSLR Cameras

These Photography Links Make The Internet a Better Place

What a wonderful week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been very busy searching all over for the best links to tutorials, …

How to Convert a Recipe to Gluten Free

Every week on Food52, Shauna Ahern of Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef -- and Gluten-Free Girl Everyday -- shares smart tips and smarter recipes that please even the most devout gluten-eaters among us. Come one, come all -- we're going flourless.<p>Today: To adapt a recipe to be gluten-free, there's a …

Posing Guide for Photographing Women: 7 More Poses to Get You 21 Different Photos [Part III]

A post by Kaspars Grinvalds from Posing App. This is the third article in the series. You may want to look at the previous ones here: 7 standing …

Composing Dynamic Landscape Images

A Guest Post by Todd Sisson from www.sisson.co.nz and author of our Living Landscapes eBook – a guide to taking stunning Landscapes. As a landscape …

Landscape Photography

How to take great portrait photos

To take successful photographs of people, you need to be both direct <i>and</i> candid. Always get close to your subjects; standing at a distance with a long …

Gluten-free raspberry and polenta cake recipe

Polenta provides a wonderfully moist and rich gluten-free base for fruit cake.<p><i>Serves 12</i><p>225g/8oz unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing<p>225g/8oz sugar<p>3 eggs<p>125g/4.4oz ground almonds<p>125g/4.4oz polenta<p>1 tsp gluten-free baking powder<p>Juice and zest of 2 lemons<p>200g/7oz raspberries, plus a few …

8 Common Landscape Photography Mistakes Beginners Make

If you are interested in landscape photography I'm sure you have read lots of “how to improve…” type articles, which are all useful in their own way. …

18 Beautiful Pictures of the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is a lovely stretch of coastline in Southern Italy. The area is so unique that UNESCO has listed it as a World Heritage Site for its …

Italy

A Look at Reducing Noise in Photographs Using Median Blending

Between a recent post here on PetaPixel about the Beauty of Space Photography, and my own experiments on blending series of images using averaging …

Comparing Diffusion Materials for Photography Lighting

As many photographers switch from using strobes to using continuous lighting for their photo shoots, they need solutions to avoid the 1950s-era hard …

Shutter Speed

Thinking of Taking an Online Photography Course? Have You Thought of These Things First?

To say that the Web has an important impact on daily life would be an egregious understatement. The fact that we have such ease of access to the …

Back to Basics: Food Photography Lighting & Styling

In today’s foodie/cellphoneography/Instagram world, everyone is a food photographer. It’s almost customary to take a photo of your food before …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

The Drinker's Manifesto

<i>Published in the June/July 2013 issue — and a preview of our coming 2013 Best Bars in America</i><p><b>1.</b> Drinking is fun.<p><b>2.</b> Drinking is everything you do in a bar, including talking, going to the john, and overhearing the conversations of others.<p><b>3.</b> Craft cocktails tend to take a long time to make.</b> …

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