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You’ve Got to See These 6 Mouth-Watering Food Photography Tricks in Just 2 Minutes (VIDEO)

After you watch this food photography tips video, you will come away either inspired or hungry (or both). Created by food and travel photographer …

Hacking

How to Maintain a Sourdough Starter

<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. Today, we're discussing the best ways to maintain a sourdough starter.</i><p>Sourdough starters have a reputation for being high-maintenance. There are many …

Butterfly Photography Tips and Techniques

As a nature photographer, the day often starts with the question: where do I begin? There are so many photographic opportunities, and it is not …

Landscape Photography

These Are the Tricks Pros Use to Pose People So They Look Better in Portraits (VIDEO)

Do you hate how you look in photos? Or, as a photographer, are you often unsatisfied with how your subjects appear in your images after you snap the …

Lips

Quick Tips for Professional Looking Food Shots

Whether you're shooting your favorite dish to add something casual to your Instagram or Facebook account and still want it to fit the aesthetics of …

205 Things for Photographers to Think About

Being a photographer can be very rewarding, but at times it can be tough to get motivated and keep up the positive mindset we need. From newbies to …

FUJIFILM

Tips for Photographing Your First Hot Air Balloon Festival

Ah, you’ve just received your first camera over the holiday season and you’re itching to use it. Or, perhaps you’re just looking for something new to …

Can’t Swing Photoshop? We Rank The Five Best Photo Editing Apps

Whether we’re making art or just airbrushing out that damn zit, image editing is rapidly becoming something the digital generation does every day. If you’re ready to move on from Instagram filters and selfie apps, there’s a lot of software out there that will let you do everything from tweak your …

Wedding Photography Lighting Tips, From Preparation to Reception

My name is Jimmy Chan, and I’m the wedding photographer of Pixelicious in Montreal, Canada. I decided to challenge myself and write a comprehensive, …

We Asked 11 Chefs to Weigh In on the Best Food Documentaries of All Time

Being self-professed foodies, we're always interested in what chefs have to say—whether it's about what they whip up for a healthy weeknight meal, …

How to Photograph Christmas Lights

Holiday lights brighten the mood no matter where they are. They might be in a downtown area, at a mall, or even at your own home. For those who love …

Landscape Photography

Why you should not delete images on your memory card using your camera

As many of you know, I spent many years of my life as Director of Marketing at Lexar dealing with the ins and outs of the memory card business. And …

The 8 Best Instant Noodles That Aren't Maruchan Ramen

Make Maruchan your ex and upgrade to these 8 savory noodles.<p>October 08, 2017<p>If you still think Maruchan Ramen is the gold standard for instant …

What to Feed Your Family When the Power Is Out

There's always a run on grocery stores in advance of a hurricane or blizzard—and with good reason. If you won’t be able to leave your house for a few …

Make Soy Sauce Your Secret Weapon

By Nikita Richardson<p>If you're only using that bottle of soy sauce for your takeout sushi, you're missing out—this umami-powerhouse makes just about everything taste better.<p>Chances are you've got a bottle of soy sauce kicking around in your kitchen. (Or at least, you know, a bunch of little packets …

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When Converting Ounces to Grams, Memorize This Number

I dream of the day we can dispense with volume measures and publish recipes with gram weights only! We aren’t there yet, but American home bakers are no longer allergic to scales—many are even getting comfy with grams.<p>Meanwhile—even for readers and bakers outside the US who already use …

Nutrition

How to Tell The Difference Between the 5 Types of US Oysters

<i>Oysters, oysters, how we love thee. We partnered with Blue Point Brewing Company to celebrate one of our favorite shellfish, so we invited Cynthia Nims to share her oyster know-how and several varieties to try—just don't forget the beer!</i><p>There’s one universal theme for cooking come summertime: …

Oysters

Google Just Made It Even Easier to Find Recipes

Last week, Google introduced a rather thrilling update to its mobile image search tools. Google Images will now streamline that terribly cumbersome process of seeing an image of a dish in your search results and then having to go to a separate webpage on your phone to get the recipe. Quite a set of …

Recipes

Here's How to Convert Slow-Cooker Recipes to Your Instant Pot

The Instant Pot and the slow cooker may look alike, but they function a lot differently. The name of each appliance says it all - slow-cooked food …

The Best Budget Lenses For Nikon Photographers

Nikon is a huge brand in the world of photography, holding the #2 spot worldwide behind Canon for years (though recently slipping behind Sony in Full …

Travel photography tips for packing light

Want to travel light but still come home with great images? Matt Golowczynski shows how to lighten your load while raising your hit rate with his …

This Is The Best Way To Scan And Save Your Old Photos

If you’ve ever pointed a smartphone camera at an old photograph as a shortcut to scanning, you know how difficult this seemingly simple process can be. Photographs tend to be glossy images, which means your picture is likely also capture the glare of a flash or overhead light—or even your …

Apps

10 Tips For Better Autofocus In Nature Photography

<i>1</i> <i>Acadia National Park, Maine</i><p>It’s easy to take autofocus for granted. I know, I do. This technology is amazing—your camera has to figure out what …

Your perfect camera set-up

<b>Taking some time to set up your camera from the outset will help you get the right settings for the right moment. Angela Nicholson guides you through</b> …

How to Clean Your Camera's Sensor

One of the critical things for your camera is to keep the sensor clean. Dust floats around almost everywhere; Once it gets inside your camera it can …

The Food Lab: Four Secrets to Improving Any Fried Chicken Recipe

Really great Southern fried chicken needs two things: juicy, flavorful meat and an ultra-crisp and crunchy crust. Here are four quick and easy ways to achieve both. The best part? These tricks will work for <i>any</i> Southern fried chicken recipe you've got, whether it's the old family standard, a fried …

Replace Your PAM Spray with This Clever DIY

High on my list of frustrating, self-loathing moments? Locking myself out of the apartment—and trying to turn out a loaf of zucchini bread only to see that large chunks have adhered to the pan's bottom. In the best cases, it can be cobbled back together, but to the naked eyes (and my guests), it …

Dessert

Best kit for Wedding Photography

<b>How much gear do you need to be a successful wedding photographer? You may be surprised to discover what is classed as essential... have a look at</b> …

Soy Sauce Like You've Never Seen It (or Tasted It)

Today in "Condiments to Incorporate into Your Everday Cooking": our Shop's special shoyu. These aren't your run-of-the-mill shoyu, we've got them tinged with cherry blossom, aged in whiskey barrels, and even infused with mushrooms.<p>And for the umami funk-lovers among us, get your hands on our …

Cherry Blossom