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The Brown Sugar Balsamic-Glazed Pork Loin that Pinterest Loved

There's a game of telephone woven into almost every recipe: They're passed along—horizontally, from friend to friend, or vertically, from generation to generation—and inevitably, the recipe transforms, based on preferences or whatever the maker happens to have in the pantry or how legible the …

6 Helpful Functions of the Shift Key When Working in Photoshop

I was working on a commissioned artwork in Photoshop today and I noticed something. I keep my left hand over the shift key pretty much the entire …

Tutorials

How to Get More Natural Smiles in Child Photography

A natural smile – the holy grail of child photography. A genuine, heartfelt smile is more than just turning up the corners of the mouth. A real smile …

How to Create Cinematic Headshots Using Natural Light and Flash

Most photographers aren’t fortunate enough to have a permanent studio setting where they can spend time developing a personalized lighting setup that …

How to cook a Thanksgiving turkey

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thanksgiving comes but once a year, but the stakes couldn't be higher for making the pièce de résistance -- a perfectly bronzed and juicy turkey.<p>Don't take chances by making guesses on how to prepare the bird. We'll show you exactly how to cook it for the best Thanksgiving ever.<p>Make this …

Quick and Easy Italian-American Red Sauce in 40 Minutes or Less Recipe

There are times when you can stand over the stove all day, slowly cooking that red sauce down. Then there are times when you need to put dinner on the table in under an hour. For those moments when convenience trumps patience, this is the red sauce to turn to. Simmered with plenty of garlic, dried …

The Best Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Even at its worst, classic Italian-American chicken parmesan is pretty darn good. So how do you go about perfecting it? Our recipe has a buttermilk-based brine for maximum juiciness and tenderness. Tons of Parmesan cheese in our breading—along with a small drizzle of buttermilk—improves its flavor …

Classic Meatloaf

My sweetheart came over to my parents the other day for dinner. He wasn’t exactly thrilled when he heard we were having meatloaf, and insisted on …

5 Not-So-Obvious Mistakes Photographers Make When Starting a Business and How You Can Avoid Them

When starting your photography business it’s easy to get caught up in how good your portfolio looks, buying new equipment, or how many followers you …

Photoshop Essentials: What is an Adjustment Layer and How to Use Them to Edit Your Images

Many of us who use products like Lightroom and Aperture will be familiar with the term non-destructive editing. In these programs, the editing …

A New Photographer's Guide to Camera Settings

A Beginners Introduction to Using Layers

Using layers in your photo editing software is one of the most important things you can do to create great images. Layers are so powerful, even the …

Recommended Nikon D800 / D800E Settings

After I published the article on the recommended settings for the Nikon D600 / D610, I received plenty of requests from our readers that asked me to …

Cameras

Lighting 101: Introduction

<i>Abstract: Welcome to Lighting 101, and what to expect.</i><p>Learning how to light is one of the coolest doors you can walk through as a photographer.</i> …

The Ultimate Guide to Going Pro as a Photographer

How-To's

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Testimonials<p>In the 25 years that I’ve been a professional photographer there is one name that has stood out as a ONE OF A KIND TRUE PHOTOGRAPHIC …

eBooks

Everything You Need to Know about Posing

Looking to learn more about posing your portrait subjects? In this lecture video from B&H Photo and Video wedding photographer Jerry Ghionis shares …

Wedding Photography

36 Links That Are Like Catnip for Photographers

It's truly been a great week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking at all corners of the internet to find the …

The 7 Keys to Mastering The Headshot

A good headshot says a lot about a person, as it should. A headshot technically is a portrait, but a great headshot isn't just your typical posed …

A Quick and Dirty Guide To Depth of Field

<i>Aperture –</i> One of the first things we learn in our studies as photographers is about aperture. Not only does it control the amount light that passes …

7 Unmissable Tips for Better Flower Photos

People and flowers are two of the most frequently photographed subjects. That’s not a groundbreaking revelation, and it makes sense given that …

7 Creative Ideas to Spice Up Your Photography

Human beings are creatures of habit; we seek out patterns, we search for comfort and contentment, we settle into routines. These aren’t necessarily …

5 Important Components of a Powerful Image

An award winning travel photographer names his 5 most important factors that contribute to powerful images.

Photography

Mastering Monochrome Mode

Andrew S. Gibson is the author of Mastering Photography: A Beginner’s Guide to Using Digital Cameras. One of the benefits of digital photography that …

Photography

What the Numbers on your Lens Mean

I've run into this a few times with students that feel embarrassed to ask what all the numbers on the lens mean. There's no reason to feel …

An Introduction to Buying Used Lenses

Let’s face it– photography is an expensive hobby and an even more expensive profession. Camera bodies, speedlights, reflectors, memory cards, …

Photography

Using Colour Boldly

In my previous article I explored some of the ways that you can use two contrasting colours, orange and blue, that appear in nature to create …

Photography

Long Exposure Photography and the Square Format

The rise in popularity of digital cameras over the past decade has coincided with the emergence of a new genre of photography – long exposure …

Photography

3 Reasons to Shoot Vertical Aspect Landscapes and 6 Tips on How to Shoot Them

A Guest Contribution by Todd Sisson – author of our Landscape Photography eBook. The majority of landscape images are photographed in the horizontal …