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Richard Prince Victim Responds by Selling His $90,000 Artwork for $90

Richard Prince has caused quite a commotion over the past week after it came to light that he has been selling other people’s Instagram photos for …

The Ten ‘Commandments’ of Sushi – Gone – Medium

My first lunch at Yajima Sushi, in Tokyo, felt more like a kidnapping.<p>There were open spots at the counter. But the chef, Susumu Yajima, instructed …

All About Palatschinken (Austrian Crêpes)

<i>Every week, a DIY expert spares us a trip to the grocery store and shows us how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: These Austrian crêpes from Ursula of Little Vienna are the perfect excuse to eat sweets for lunch.</i><p>Growing up in Austria means an inherent ability to make pancake …

How to Create Custom Bokeh Shapes in Your Photos

Bokeh, or the quality of the out of focus area in a photograph, is an easy way to add interest to your images. By making a bokeh filter for your …

8 Things You Should be Buying at International Grocery Stores

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Catherine Lamb shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Why you should seek out international grocery stores to</i> …

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6 Japanese Recipes You Can Make at Home

If you’ve been craving Japanese food lately, why not try making some yourself? Japanese cuisine is based on several staple ingredients, with white …

Recipes

10 Beliefs That Suck the Life out of Photographers

What if I told you that it’s not the industry, the bad economy, where you live, what camera you shoot with, how many lights you have or how small …

Winner of Your Best Potato Recipe 2.0

<i>We've partnered with Idaho Potatoes to bring you the latest contest,</i> <i>Your Best Recipe with Potatoes 2.0</i><i>. Congratulations to the winner,</i> <i>Kat Suletzki</i> <i>for her</i> <i>Hasselback Potato Skillet Bake</i><i>.</i><p><b>Describe an early food experience that has influenced the way you think about food and/or cooking.</b><br>My <i>opi</i> …

Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

Set-Top Boxes

Digital life hack: Turn your old phone into a security camera

In these days of nonstop hacking, phishing and data breaches, it's easy to forget that regular old burglars are still lurking around to steal from your home. That's why I'm a big fan of home security systems, especially ones that let you watch your home from a distance and alert you when someone …

Animated GIFs Reveal the Retouching That Went Into Composited Photos

Ashot Gevorkyan is a professional photographer and retoucher based in Kaliningrad, Russia. He recently created a series of animated GIFs that offer a …

The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain …

Botanical Booze Foraging

<b>“Tis a well known fact that most men are born two drinks below par.”</b> <b>– Compton MacKenzie, Whisky Galore</b><p>Some women enjoy the odd tipple occasionally …

Whiskey

10 DIY Infused Liqueurs to Get You Through the Holidays

Infusing alcohol like vodka, gin, tequila, rum, and brandy is a great way to add your own special touch to a homemade cocktail, and it also makes a …

Flavors

Zhang Jingna’s 15 Tips On How To Break Into Fashion Photography

In my last three articles, I talked about producing commercial and personal photoshoots, and tips on how to improve one’s photography. In this guide, …

Impressive Product Photograph Captured with a Smartphone, a Lamp, and a Few Flashlights

Inspired by Alex Koloskov’s popular iPhone vs. Hasselblad whisky glass video, photographer Tilo Gockel decided to give cheap gear professional …

How to Recalibrate Your Camera’s Focus

You just bought a new DSLR and you just can’t wait to start shooting great images. But wait, there’s a problem. Your camera somehow can’t seem to …

How to Turn Your Favorite Selfies Into Giftable Coasters

And you thought a selfie book was clever! Your move, Kim.<p><i>Welcome to ELLE.com's HoliDIYs, the more festive (and slightly chillier) version of our Summer FriDIYs. For the next six weeks, check back every Friday for tutorials on creating homemade gifts that you'll actually want to give (no macaroni</i> …

Finalists: Your Best Cocktail

We've tested and tasted our way through the recipes for Your Best Cocktail, and have emerged with two promising finalists: Darkness at the Edge of Town by fiveandspice and Bourbon, Orange, and Ginger by inpatskitchen. Here's where you come in: We want to know which finalist will win your vote.<p>Head …

How to Make the Perfect Buttermilk Biscuits

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i> <i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today: How to make perfectly flaky buttermilk biscuits -- no Southern drawl …

18-Year-Old Retrofits an Old Konica Rangefinder with a Sony NEX APS-C Sensor, and It Works

There are only a small number of cameras on the market these days that allow you to shoot digital photos while manually focusing with a working …

Putting a Creative, Timeless Spin on Wedding Photography with GIFs and Cinemagraphs

Many wedding and engagement photographers want (and advertise) their photographs to be ‘timeless,’ but Detroit-based Jeffrey Lewis Bennett of JLB …

How to Create a Ridiculously Interesting Magazine (In Four Steps or Maybe Less)

MagMaker / July 16, 2014<p>It doesn’t matter if you’re writing a blog, sharing photos, posting social updates, or curating a magazine on Flipboard: if …

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Steamed Mussels in a Coconut Curry Broth

Coconut Curry Mussels.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> July 31, 2014 75<p>HELLO. I am completely dying over this meal. Two words: dy.ing.<p>Not sure if I can even fully …

The Best Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Home domesticlife recipe The Best Shrimp Scampi Recipe<p>Mersad<p>Sunday, July 27, 2014 domesticlife, recipe<p><b>This might be the best seafood dish I have ever</b> …

Glyn Dewis Shows You How to Save an Almost Unusable Image

In this valuable tutorial Glyn Dewis takes a quick snapshot and shows you how to pull detail from highlights and shadows to make it a beautiful …

Things I Learned After My Photo Hit #1 on Reddit, and Why I Probably Shouldn’t Have Posted It

Last night, I posted a photo I took (shown above) in 2012 to Reddit’s /r/pics subreddit.<p>After I posted it, the upvotes slowly began to trickle in. …