Richard Allen

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Night Photography Camera Settings Made Easy

Learning how to take great photos during the daytime can be a significant challenge that requires a lot of time, patience, and practice to perfect. …

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography Design Part 2: Advanced Composition

Without composition there is just visual chaos with no beginning or end, no direction or cycle, no shape or difference between dark and light. This …

Landscape Photography

Contact Sheets and the Secret Story Behind Every Photo

We tend to see photos in isolation. By that I don’t mean we only see one photo at a time — between Facebook, Flickr, and Instagram, we’ve become …

What to Do When Your Images Are Used Without Permission

Finding out your image or artwork has been used without your knowledge or say-so can be a punch in the gut. In this tutorial, we’ll look at positive …

Landscape Photography

Software Workshop: How to organize your photos with Adobe Bridge

Adobe Bridge started simply as an external file browser for Photoshop, but over the years it has evolved into a digital asset manager with its own …

3 Important Ways To Edit Color In Lightroom

Being able to adjust color is an important skill which every photographer should know. This article will cover three methods to adjust and sometimes …

Tutorials

How Ansel Adams Grew From a Casual Photographer Into a Legendary One

Here’s a fascinating 6-minute video that explores how Ansel Adams went from being a rather mediocre amateur photographer and into the legend we now …

Tutorial: How to Quickly and Easily Fix Perspective Distortion

<i>Practical Photography is the world’s best magazine for photographers who want to improve their camera skills. Whether you’re an absolute beginner,</i> …

How to Make a Killer Multiple Exposure Portrait Using Photoshop

My name is Piotr Skoczylas, and I am a surreal portrait photographer. I picked up a camera 3 years ago, and since that moment I knew I wanted my …

How To Find Your Lens' Sweet Spot: A Beginner's Guide to Sharper Images

Are you tired of blurry images? It’s time to learn how to capture sharper images by finding your lens’ sweet spot. This will give you more …

Photography

4 Things To Consider For Better Landscape Photography

Landscape photography is one of those genres that forces people to photograph the same things over and over again. Not that there aren’t any good …

Understanding all the Different Image File Formats

When you take a photograph, what is essentially happening is that the camera is capturing data, which creates a digital image. There are many …

Tutorials

How Cropping in Post-Production Can Improve Composition

Even though I strive to get the best compositional shot in-camera. I do see ‘cropping’ as essential to my post editing workflow. For such a simple …

Tutorials

5 Tips for Beginner Nature Photographers

<b>Candace Dyar</b> (formerly Candace Bartlett) is not a household name in landscape photography circles and if you were to see her images you would …

Landscape Photography

A Simple Explanation of How Crop Factor Works

If you’re just starting out in photography, you may be confused with the term “crop factor” that’s thrown around when talking about cameras and …

Photography

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 …

Noise Stacking – How to Shoot at High ISO Without the Noise

Shooting with a high ISO sensitivity naturally creates noisy images. We all know that. And removing that noise in post-production is difficult and …

Tutorials

How Many of These Seven Iconic Cameras Do You Know About?

Photography has been around quite a while now and whilst there have been thousands of makes and models of camera, few ever reach the status of …

Cameras

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Infographics

How to Use Depth Of Field For Better Compositions

Depth of field is one of those aspects of photography which is present in every single picture. Whether there is very little depth or almost …

5 Ways a Telephoto Lens Can Improve Your Landscape Photography

While it may seem counter-intuitive at first, the most sophisticated compositions are often the simplest. For this reason, ultra wide angle lenses …

10 Sweet + Savory Buttermilk Recipes to Embrace Autumn

With fall looming right around the corner, comfort food recipes will soon be filling your Pinterest feed to the brim. One ingredient that is sure to make a repeat appearance this year is creamy and delicious buttermilk.<p>Since buttermilk is not something that everyone has in their fridge year-round, …

Breakfast

Move, over pizza: it's all about Turkish pide now

Pide is pizza with Turkish flair. Forget tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil: this is about the seductively bright flavours of <b>Middle Eastern food</b>. Think fragrant lamb, pungent black pepper, tender spinach and Turkey’s famed peynir cheese, made from sheep’s milk to an ancient recipe. And the best …

7 Tips to Help When You’re Stuck with Only a Prime Lens

As a photographer you must have flip-flopped back and forth between prime and zoom lenses. “Should I choose a prime today, or a zoom for its …

Lemon and lavender yogurt cake

This is one of my favourite cakes. We make it at home often – partly because the recipe is foolproof, and partly because the soft yogurt-sponge lends itself well to all manner of adaptations: fennel seed, raisins and candied peel in the winter, for example, or delicate flavours – such as these – in …

13 Recipes for When You Just Need a Biscuit

There are a few universal truths:<p>The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.<br>• What comes up must come down.<br>• Life is better with a bit of butter and flour.<p>And by butter and flour, we mean biscuits. Whether they're drop biscuits with craggy crooks, covered in gravy, or impossibly tender ones baked …

Apple–Brown Sugar Pie

8 Servings<p>Chilling the filled pie before baking helps it keep its shape; preroasting the apples packs in more flavor.<p>September 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Dough<p>1½ teaspoons kosher salt<p>2¾ cups all-purpose flour, plus more<p>14 tablespoons (1¾ sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces<p>⅓ cup chilled …

Baking