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Top 5 Lightroom Secrets that Changed my Life!!

This is a special episode from Serge, he was thinking of doing something he has not covered before.Then he decides to make a video about 5 tips that …

Harnessing the Power of Auto-Stacking in Lightroom

Auto-stacking in Lightroom can quickly organize a huge set of images in to more manageable ‘stacks’, which are small groups of images grouped …

Slow Cooker Thai Beef Curry

<b>The challenge:</b> The flavors are always too bland.<p><b>Our solution:</b> It’s true that the long, slow cooking period mellows flavors. But bold spices, in bold …

The best iPhone camera lenses you can get your hands on

The photographic capabilities of the iPhone have come a long way since the 2-megapixel camera found inside the original model. But, there are times …

Cameras

How focus stacking can help you to get super sharp landscapes

Focus stacking is a popular technique for macro photographers. But did it ever occur to you to try it with landscapes? No? Nor me. But it makes a lot …

9 Steps for Meal Prep Success

Got #mealprep goals, but not sure where to start? This practical, step-by-step meal-planning guide will help you get organized. Easy weeknight dinners, done.<p>Juggling a busy schedule can make it difficult to prepare healthy family meals, especially during the week. As a mom of three and a registered …

11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

An Eater's Guide to Seattle

Table Of Contents<p>Welcome to the land of Local<p>Everywhere you turn in Seattle, you're greeted by mountains, lakes, and the Puget Sound. There's fresh salmon flown in from Alaska, sushi galore, and an absolute glut of Hawaii's favorite raw fish salad, poke. Washington state is also home to some of the …

Use These 5 Lessons From Elon Musk's Father to Help Raise Your Own World-Changing Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

If you ask me what entrepreneurs I want my sons to emulate as they grow up, the top three that come to mind are: Bill Gates, John Zimmer of Lyft and Elon Musk. I believe each of them has different and inspiring stories about how they've found success and how they've changed the world in positive …

DJI Phantom & Zenmuse Price Drop Across The Board

Camera drones, amidst skepticism, have come be sewn into the fabric of modern photographic tech and they aren’t going anywhere but (forgive the pun) …

Ketogenic Diet Plan - The Best Fat Burning Diet

For the best diet to rapidly burn fat using the body's natural metabolism, consider a ketogenic diet plan. Nutrition has the strongest effect on the …

Old School: How to Meter and Expose for Any Lighting Situation

It’s time for a long overdue post. Looking back through my archives, I realized that I’ve covered topics like film selections and scanning film but …

4 Ways Successful People Learn More

Successful people never stop learning.<p>Most people are inherently inquisitive. I spend a lot of time talking with our team about the value of curiosity. But over time, we can become set in our ways. Sometimes it seems easier to shrug off a new concept or task that appears difficult than to invest …

9 Knife Care Tips We Learned from a Master Bladesmith

Confession: I've never sharpened my knives. Not my two-year-old IKEA chef's knife, not my who-knows-how-old paring knife. None of 'em. But last week, I found myself on the New York City subway with a purse-full of my dullest kitchen knives and the promise that these glorified pestles they could …

How I Slayed the Email Monster and Got My Life Back, or A Simple Guide to Inbox Zero

I get and send a lot of emails. At times my inbox has been overwhelming. I have spent full days working through my email— which leaves me feeling …

Productivity

Watch Chef David Kinch of Manresa Make the Perfect Omelette

Chef David Kinch of California's Manresaearned three Michelin stars with his artful, adventurous cooking — but as any great chef knows, the true test of a cook is how skillfully they can prepare eggs. In this video from the acclaimed PBS series <i>Mind of a Chef</i>, Kinch demonstrates his method for the …

So You've Got a Truffle? Cool. Here's How to Keep It Fresh

Brad Leone, the BA test kitchen manager, spills the details on his trip to Italy and the truffles he met along the way.<p><i>Every Wednesday, test kitchen manager Brad Leone hits up the farmers' market to stock up on what's fresh and good. This is From the Market, where you can get some inspiration from</i> …

New York City

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People | Inc.com

Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly successful people are able to get a lot more things done, and here are simple ways you can too.<p>1. They eliminate every …

Time Management

Watch the Intense Trailer for 'Fucking Perfect,' a Doc About Chef Sergio Herman

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San Francisco

Peanut Blossom Cookies: The Heartbreaking Tale Of A Delicious Underdog

This is a story of the underdog. It's about self-respect, it's about never giving up. It's about abandoning labels, overcoming judgment, rising above the masses. It is a story about a peanut butter cookie, topped with a chocolate Hershey's kiss.<p>Formally called the "peanut blossom," these cookies …

Slow-Cooker Tips Every Home Cook Should Know

Slow cookers are having a renaissance right now, as more and more busy home cooks look for simple ways to prepare healthy and delicious meals in less time. The days when the Crock-Pot would only come out a few times a year for chili or stew are long gone. As the slow cooker moves from a dusty back …

6 Foods You Should Never Put in Your Freezer

There's more than just taste on the line...your safety could be at risk, too.<p>It's the cardinal rule of freezers: Once it goes in, it's never going to taste quite the same.<p>But for some foods, a better rule would be: It will taste awful, make you sick, or explode all over your ice-cube tray.<p>So in the …

Food

Kitchen Essentials From the Creator of the Cronut

Pastry chef Dominique Ansel, owner of his eponymous bakery in New York and more importantly, the man who gave life to the Cronut, shares his five kitchen essentials and tells us what's on his home wishlist. Plus, buy a signed copy of his cookbook and shop his kitchen wishlist at</i> …

Dining Rooms

How to Make the Best of Low Light Using Slow Shutter Speed: 6 Stunning Effects

Photographing in low light is often accomplished using a long shutter speed. To be able to use faster shutter speeds, you need lenses with wider …

The Best English Muffin in the World Is in Napa Valley

Where do wine country locals go in Napa Valley when they need a carb fix? The Model Bakery of course. For 30 years Model Bakery has been luring folks in for the mouthwatering pastries and bread. But the one item Model is known best for is their world famous English Muffin. People line up for the …

Vancouver Chef David Hawksworth Announces Upcoming Second Restaurant

Vancouver chef <b>David Hawksworth</b>, one of British Columbia's most high-profile chefs, has confirmed he'll open a long-awaited second restaurant: The <i>Vancouver Sun</i> reports Hawksworth will open a <b>"high-end" but "more relaxed" restaurant</b> inside the still-under-construction MNP Tower in downtown Vancouver. …

Why Winter Is the Best Time to Order Seafood

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley19 hours …

Alienware Alpha First Impressions And Gaming Benchmarks

Alienware has something to prove, and we’re breaching the moment of truth. They were one of the first companies to strike out on their own following the delay of Valve’s SteamOS, and the end result isn’t merely a collection of complimentary components in a compact case; it’s intended to be a …

How to Make the Most of Your Slow Cooker

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Your weeknights just got infinitely better.</i> <i>Stay tuned for our collection all about slow cooking on</i><p>Weeknights weren’t made for slow braises and roasts; …

Tutorial: How to Capture a Motion Time-Lapse of the Milky Way from Start to Finish

Ian Norman, the astrophotographer behind Lonely Speck, is a good friend of the blog and an incredibly generous photographers when it comes to sharing …