Michael Navarro

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Shooting Fast Moving Subjects - How to Stop the Blur

In this article you will see how to deal with fast moving objects. For me shooting action is the most fun you can have with your photography. You can …

13 Piglet-Watching Snacks

The Piglet is to us what game day is to sports fans: There's excitement, heightened emotions, cheering, yelling, and plenty of eating. On a good day, there might even be a foam finger thrown into the mix. Though we're not tossing around a pigskin, we are frying some bacon and wrapping it around a …

Snacks

Artichoke, spinach and combos of the two — take your pick from 5 delicious dips!

The big day is almost upon us — Super Bowl 2015! While the carnivores dance around the hot wings, tiny meatballs and sausage-topped everything, what is left for those who want something a with at least hint of green? (Even if it's green topped with bacon...) Never fear, these artichoke and spinach …

Cooking

8 Chicken Dinners That Are Anything but Boring

<b>1. Thai Minced Chicken Lettuce Cups</b><p>If you like Thai food, you'll love these minced chicken lettuce cups boldly flavored with fresh ginger, lime, chili pepper, fish sauce and brown sugar. The recipe is easy to make with ingredients found at your regular supermarket. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Middle Eastern</b> …

Our 8 Best Thanksgiving Stuffing And Dressing Recipes Your Guests Will Be Truly Thankful For

Because no turkey is complete without stuffing<p>It doesn't matter if you're making stuffing (cooked in the bird) or dressing (baked alongside it). …

4 Ways to Turn Grilled Cheese Into Avocado Grilled Cheese (Because Isn't That Nice?)

Grilled cheese is very good. It's good for a reason — all that toasty bread and melted cheese makes for comfort food par excellence. But what if you …

The Secret Cronut Recipe Has Been Revealed But Good Luck Making One

The word Cronut is magical and adds to the majestic pull of Manhattan. Something more than a doughnut that is made out of croissant dough, flavors like Strawberry Balsamic and Mascarpone make one hear Gershwin and see fountains in Central Park.<p>Unfortunately, though, I’ve never eaten an official …

4 Secret Butcher's Cuts to Try

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: We're letting you in on the secret cuts that butchers have been</i> …

Butter Brownies Exist, And The World Feels Right Again

<b>BUTTER. BROWNIES.</b> Together. As one. Do you guys even understand how great and beautiful this dessert is?? We're not talking about brownies that are especially rich thanks to the butter baked inside of them. We're talking about a beautiful batch of brownies -- a dessert not even the strongest of …

Homemade Dog Treats That'll Make Your Pup Wag With Glee

It can be a tough <i>not</i> to share your food when an adorable, doggy snout makes its way into your lap at the dinner table.<p>YouTube / Allan Wolinksi<p>But relinquishing a bite isn't always the best idea. Many human foods, including chocolate, grapes and avocado, can be harmful to your dog.<p>You don't have to …

10 Pancake Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

How to make pancakes like a short order cook. Just avoid these common mistakes!<p>For many Americans, pancakes evoke a certain kind of nostalgia. People make pancakes because they're delicious, crowd-pleasing, and easy. Well, sort of easy. There are a few crucial mistakes that home chefs commonly make …

Creamy Queso with Chorizo

8 Servings<p>In defense of Velveeta: It might be lowbrow, but its texture is supreme.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon vegetable oil<p>6 oz. fresh chorizo, casings removed<p>2½ cups half-and-half<p>8 oz. Velveeta cheese, cut into cubes<p>8 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, grated<p>8 oz. sharp cheddar, grated<p>2 …

Recipe: Basic pizza dough

<b>Total time:</b><p>20 minutes plus overnight rising time and 1 hour resting time<p><b>Servings:</b><p>Makes 2 pizzas, about 10 inches in diameter<p>1 cup warm water<p>1 packet ( 1/4 ounce) active dry yeast<p>Generous pinch of sugar<p>1 tablespoon best-quality olive oil<p>About 2 1/2 cups flour<p>1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt<p><b>1. Put the</b> …

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …

Cooking

How to Use a Reflector with Natural Light for Powerful Portrait Photography

Building your lighting arsenal requires just as much thought as choosing your camera body and lenses. You have to consider what environments you’ll …

Lightroom's Tone Curve Explained

It’s no secret that there are many ways to enhance our photographs with Lightroom. By using just a handful of sliders we can get some great results …

Tutorials

A Secret to the Best Bacon Ever

<b>Preheat the oven to 400°F.</b> Arrange a rack in the lower third of the oven and heat to 400°F. If you're cooking 2 sheets of bacon, position a second …

50 Lessons for Stronger Photographs

Professional photographer and best-selling author David duChemin just released a very in-depth educational eBook deemed a “BigBook” at 200 pages in …

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 …

Dramatic Shadows in Photoshop CC

It has been quite a long time I've been thinking about creating a design with those very realistic shadows. This weekend I decided to give it a try. …

Graphics

5 Important Tone Mapping Tips That Will Improve Your HDR

Tone mapping is at the heart of what most people consider to be HDR photography. Although we have a wonderful array of tone mapping software at our …

How To Make Flavored Butter

This is extremely satisfying and useful.

Time-lapse Photography: Full Tutorial on Each Step of the Process

With so many timelapse videos floating around the internet recently, you may be looking to create your own timelapse. Well look no further than …

How to Restore Old, Damaged Photos

Perhaps one of the most important things we do as portrait photographers is preserve memories. While the digital era and its ever-evolving technology …

Video: The Top 15 Features of Photoshop Every Photographer Should Know

Photographer Jeff Cable has come a long way from his first few gigs shooting Bar and Bat Mitzvahs in San Francisco. Mostly sports-related, his résumé …

Top 15 Features of Your DSLR Camera That You Should Know

There’s a lot to learn when you first get a DSLR. The first things you need to know is how to get out of auto mode and start using your camera’s …

How to Use ISO Settings in Digital Photography

ISO should be one of the easiest aspects of digital photography to master, but many beginners in photography still have a hard time understanding …

How to Create Cinematic Style Photography and Lighting

Theatrical lighting produces stunning photographs that look like stills from Hollywood films. But these types of images can be made using common …

Photography

How to Recreate These 3 Popular Photographic Filters in Photoshop

‘The best laid plans of mice and men' as the old adage goes – how many times have you set you camera up to take that spectacular scene in front of …