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8 Ways to Rekindle Your Passion for Photography

Pursuing a career in a creative field is often perceived as a highly enviable endeavor by those who are — for lack of a more succinct term — on the …

The Secrets of Effective Silhouette Photography

There is something about silhouettes that makes you want to rush out and create one yourself. They have that dramatic atmosphere that always keeps a …

Reverse Ring Macro Photography Fundamentals

First of all, I should mention the technique we are about to go through isn't necessarily considered true macro photography, as I'm sure any macro …

How to Photograph Sunsets: 10 Tips for the Perfect Shot

We all love capturing sunsets. Not surprisingly, photographs of sunsets (including sunrise, for that matter) constitute a big portion of the …

What Can Photographers Learn from the Classic Rules of Composition?

Composition, composition, composition! That word has no doubt been drilled into your head by a photography instructor or by every article or book …

How to Quickly and Effectively Whiten Teeth in Photoshop

Smiles seem to be one of the fundamental criteria for determining what constitutes a likable portrait. Of course, not every portrait needs to feature …

Photographing at the Beach: 10 Tips for Better Beach Photos

For some people, life revolves around the beach — the water and waves, the sand, the marine life, the expansive horizon. Beaches are iconic places. …

Sharpen Your Images With Some Useful Photoshop Techniques

Sharpening your images is a bit of a science and there are quite a few aspects that need to be considered. You can sharpen for printing, for web …

3 Photographic Special Effects You Can Create Without the Help of Photoshop

What do you think of when you hear the term “special effects”? Your favorite sci-fi movie or a state of the art video game, perhaps. Do you ever …

5 Quick Camera Checks Before You Release The Shutter to Produce Amazing Shots Consistently

Experience has the ability to make us wiser with our actions and choices. As a photographer, I have made mistakes in the past because of which I …

7 Reasons Why Prime Lenses are Better Than Zoom Lenses to Improve Your Photography

Debates in the photography community are quite common, ranging from topics on photographic gear to brands and much more. One such never-ending debate …

How to Best Utilize the Various Metering Modes in Your Camera

A camera determines exposure by using metering modes. While Matrix metering is typically used and recommended for many settings, Spot and …

4 Essential Considerations to Help You Create Excellent Macro Photographs

I may be biased, but I think the appeal of macro photography is rather obvious: the wonder and fascination of being able to capture in fine, …

The 10 Lightroom Tools That Are A Landscape Photographer's Dream

As we know, Lightroom has become a very powerful tool not only for image management but also for post production. Amongst the tools available are …

Understanding and Harnessing the Flexibility of Artificial Light

Since light is a necessary ingredient for making a photo, we have to decide how we’re going to light the photos we make. At its most basic level, …

How to Capture Perfect Headshots: 6 Useful Tips

Headshot, at first glance might seem like a fairly simple photograph to shoot, but when you get into it, you realize that it is a whole job …

These Sobering Statistics Will Make You Realize Why Girls Need Their Own Day

It’s why more than 270 Nigerian children were kidnapped from their homes in April. It’s why over 100 million infants have been killed, aborted or abandoned by their parents. It’s why certain individuals are more likely to suffer from malnutrition, have limited access to education, or be subjected …

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31 Tiny House Hacks To Maximize Your Space

Just because your house is small doesn't mean you can't live large.

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Pesto Quinoa Salad

Pesto Quinoa Salad from Greatist• 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa<br>• 1 cup low sodium vegetable stock (or water!)<br>• 7 thin stalks asparagus, sliced diagonally into …

Baked Figs With Balsamic and Feta

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>This recipe is a vehicle for smushed or overripe figs. It's great on grilled bread, on pasta, or tossed with some crispy greens for a salad. Make sure you talk to your cheesemonger or do some Googling to track down the creamiest feta possible, otherwise it will dry out too much in the …

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Plan B Workouts: Get Fit Anytime, Anywhere

Hate Planks? Try This Variation to Strengthen Your Abs

11 Mashed Potato Mix-Ins

Master Recipe<p>(Serves 4)<p>Bring a big pot of water to boil, add 2 pounds of peeled Yukon Gold potatoes that you've cut into large chunks. Simmer until …

Tricks for Making Your Clothes Last Longer

Building and maintaining a wardrobe takes time and effort, and clothing is a major investment for all of us. I am a very careful shopper, and I try to buy well-made clothing that is stylish but classic—clothing that will be wearable for a long time. I think I have developed and practice methods …

Maple Cheesecake with Roasted Pears

Maple syrup not only flavors this luscious cheesecake, but it also is brushed on thinly sliced pears that are broiled to create a very unique decoration atop this festive dessert.

Shortbread Cookie Recipes

Shortbread is the ultimate expression of four building blocks of baking: butter, sugar, flour, and salt. From there, it is infinitely adaptable. Our collection includes oatmeal shortbread, chocolate shortbread, walnut shortbread, and more.

Halloween Party Ideas

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Instead of sugar pumpkins, you can use other winter squash. Kabocha, calabaza, and Hubbard are the best alternatives. Choose a squash that feels heavy for its size and is free of soft spots. The soup can be garnished with toasted pepitas or a dollop of sour cream -- or both.