Rafael Cruz

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Camouflage Photo Series Shows Just How Well Snipers Can Hide in Plain Sight

We spend all day staring at pixels, but really, just how good is our vision when it comes to noticing the small details in photographs? Well, I can’t …

Stunning Underwater Photography of Sea Creatures

From a huge 40 foot whale-shark to a two inch seahorse this vibrant series of Earth’s sea life captures the enigmatic beauty of the deep. …

Underwater Photography

The Secrets of Effective Silhouette Photography

There is something about silhouettes that makes you want to rush out and create one yourself. They have that dramatic atmosphere that always keeps a …

Landscape Photography

7 Steps to Great Black and Whites in Lightroom 5

Nikon D7000, 85mm f/1.8 D lens, f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO 400.<p>Great black and white images require more than simply removing the color, and Lightroom 5 is a …

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

Blonde Brownies with Chocolate Chips and Marcona Almonds

I found this recipe in this month’s issue of Food and Wine magazine. It was one of those Jerry Maguire moments. I’ve had these before. You know… ‘you …

Star trails: how to use your camera’s Bulb mode to capture stunning long exposures

<i>Star trails are a popular subject to shoot this time of year, but knowing how to use your camera’s Bulb mode setting is the only way you’ll get an</i> …

How to Use Slow Shutter Speed to Create Cool Effects in Your Photos

If there is one setting inside your camera that allows for photographing a wide range of amazing effects in your images, it has to be the shutter …

Chasing Superstorms: Staggering Images of Nature's Fury

Mitch Dobrowner you might say is some kind of storm chaser. Being at it since 2009, he does not follow storms to study them but rather to catch their …

Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Waffles with Almond Butter, Banana, and Honey

My recipe titles are getting longer and more ridiculous. I know. I’m almost sorry.<p>I use my waffles as bread. It’s not often that I stack these things …

Double Chocolate Brownies

Dessert

Honey Chipotle Chicken Bowls with Lime Quinoa.

Honey Chipotle Chicken Bowls.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> January 10, 2014 260<p>You guys. Has this not been the longest week ever?<p>Is it because of the polar vortex …

Reasons to Shoot High ISO Images

Digital Photography

A New Name in 3D Micro Printing

We have seen micro-printing in the 3D space before, including tiny batteries and circuit boards. These have all been single focus projects, until …

3D Printing

Banana Baked French Toast with Peanut Butter Drizzle

• Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 20 mins<br>• Cook Time: 1 hour 10 mins<br>• Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes<br>• Yield: 6 to 8<br>• Category: Breakfast<p>★★★<p>3 from 4 …

Natural Flea Remedies and Other Natural Pet Care Solutions

In preparing to move this past week, I came to realize just how dirty my dog is right now. Joker is a 12-year-old Border Collie. He’s an old man, but …

Make a Light Up Star

This retro light-up star is a bold and beautiful holiday moment to add to the mantle. I would have thought this was a big budget purchase, but Marianne Canada shows us how to make it ourselves over on HGTV’s blog, Design Happens.

Retro

DiY Magazine Rack

<i>This year I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to a revamped series here at LWSL called Handmade Holidays! In past years I have shared my own</i> …

Ana White | Step Up Side Table - DIY Projects

HANDMADE FROM THIS PLAN >><p>Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!<p>Handmade by: IronMom<p>Handmade …

Our 9 Favorite Brussels Sprouts Recipes

We're about to turn orange.<p>And no, it's not because we're nervous or embarrassed; it's not because we're stressed about planning that gigantic meal for next week. It's because we're eating <i>way too many</i> sweet potatoes, squashes, pumpkins, and carrots.<p>It's time to get some green back in our lives; …

Cooking

Playing With Fire: Steel Wool Spinning in the Landscape

If you’ve been following my articles no doubt you have tried painting with light or using a wide-angle lens for landscape photography. You may have …

Be Shallow - A Guide to Wide Aperture Photography

One of the many things that often differentiates a photographer from a snap shooter is the use of depth of field. Shallow depth of field is one of …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Jellyfish in the North Atlantic - in pictures

Spectacular images of jellyfish captured by marine biologists and photographers Matt Doggett and Richard Shucksmith in the seas off the Orkney Islands

Freedivers Capture Mesmerizing Underwater Photos in 'One Ocean One Breath'

<i>One Ocean One Breath</i> is a freediving photo and video partnership made up of Eusebio and Christina Saeyns de Santamaria, two record holders in …

19 Cool Shark Pictures

There are over 400 different types of shark species throughout the world. Contrary to what most believe, there are only a few kinds of sharks that …

White Shark