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Photography Life

I think of beach photography as a specialty offshoot of landscape photography. The environment is quite different than other landscapes, consisting …

How to Use Filter Brush in Lightroom When Editing Landscapes

By Viktor ElizarovIn today’s Lightroom tutorial, I am going to demonstrate how I use the Filter Brush on an almost daily basis. First introduced in …

Tutorial: How to save overexposed highlights in Lightroom

With storage being less of an issue than ever before and cameras becoming more powerful with each new iteration, RAW images have gone from something …

Tutorials

DIY Upper and Lower Cabinet Lighting

Well hello! It's been awhile since I've done a proper tutorial, yes? It's about time! I finally finished up one of the last items on my list for the …

Lightroom: You're Doing It All Wrong

There's this nifty piece of software called Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and in my time as an educator in the craft of photography I have seen its use …

Andy Ward & Jenny Rosenstrach's Pork Shoulder Ragu Recipe on Food52

What Went Wrong With ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

<i>**The following is an in-depth review of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and does contain spoilers.**</i><p>In spite of carrying a 95 percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” wasn’t good. (See my original article on the fan reaction here).<p>Yes, it had its good qualities. …

A Major ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Character Was Originally Supposed To Die In The Film

<b>Spoilers Ahead!</b><p><i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> wasn’t without its fair share of death, but at least one character held the grim reaper at bay for another installment in the franchise. If you thought that Resistance pilot Poe Dameron’s fake out death was a little convenient, that’s because he was …

The “Star Wars” fandom menace: The glaring emotional blind spots that power “The Force Awakens”

<b>(Lucasfilm)</b><p>Spoilers ahead — don’t read any further if you don’t want to know plot details of the new “Star Wars” episode<p>Lili Loofbourow<p>December 22, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p><i>Warning: Major spoilers ahead. Don't read if you don't want any details on the plot points of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."</i><p>"Star …

Star Wars

Neil deGrasse Tyson just pointed out a huge problem with the BB-8 droid from 'Star Wars'

StarTalk Radio host Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter on Monday, December 21, to deliver his first impressions of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."<p>The new droid in the movie, BB-8, has stolen everyone's hearts, but Tyson pointed out that the robotic ball would have had some trouble keeping up with …

Star Wars

Universal sent 'Star Wars' an awesome congratulations for beating the 'Jurassic World' box-office record

Both numbers shattered records "Jurassic World" set earlier this year when it premiered in June with an unexpected $208.8 million domestic opening. It beat out Disney and Marvel's "The Avengers" which held the record since 2012.<p>Universal doesn't seem too upset, though.<p>"Jurassic World" producer …

Box Office

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is better than the prequels in every way except one

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" set a new worldwide box-office opening record with $528 million. It's also winning over fans: IMDb users have given the film a rating of about 8 out of 10.<p>So it has to be good ... right? That is, it's better than the prequels and just as good as the original</b> …

Prequels

I saw the new Star Wars and I thought it was good, but I have one nit-picky complaint

And just like everyone else, I thought it was pretty good!<p>However.<p>I have one small complaint.<p>Before I get to it, I guess I should do one of those standard warnings about spoilers. I don't think I am going to have a ton of spoilers, but I might. So, if you haven't seen the movie, maybe stop …

Star Wars

40 Unforgivable Plot Holes in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

<i>Disney/LucasFilms</i><p><b>Warning: major spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens ahead.</b><p>I loved the film. Seriously, I did. And yet it also has more plot holes than any film I've ever seen, which makes the reviews it's getting pretty irksome. Why can't we just admit that BB-8 is adorable, Finn is …

Star Wars

9 cameos you'll never notice while watching 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

<b>Warning: If you haven't seen "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," there are some mild spoilers ahead.</b><p>Many are heading out to watch "Star Wars" to see Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill reunite on the big screen. But another reason to see the movie may be for the celebrity cameos hidden in the …

6 Photoshop Tools Every Newbie Should Learn

In the days before digital imaging, if you truly wanted to elevate your photography to the level of art, you learned how to process your images in …

Every Cooking And Baking Substitution You Could Ever Need, In One Perfect Chart

There's nothing worse than being in the middle of making biscuits only to realize that you're fresh out of buttermilk. Or baking a cake, and finding out someone used up the eggs. Having to run out to the store when you're in the middle of preparing something awesome to eat is the absolute worst. …

Food

Brown Sugar BBQ Pork Butt

You could bake this hunk of meat in an oven, but you'd be missing out on all that smoky flavor you'd be getting from the grill. Use this recipe for …

7 Super-Simple Jacques Pépin Recipes to Master

Here, seven of Jacques Pépin’s best and simplest dishes.<p>In this video from F&W’s Chefs in Conversation series, master chef Jacques Pépin explains …

How to Photograph the Moon (Part 1)

Ever since I’ve owned a camera I’ve wanted to take photos of the night sky. When I first got a DSLR camera 5 or so years ago I thought getting decent …

The 10 Lightroom Tools That Are A Landscape Photographer's Dream

As we know, Lightroom has become a very powerful tool not only for image management but also for post production. Amongst the tools available are …

Easy Creamy Cauliflower Soup With Bacon

You know who get along great together? Cauliflower and bacon. That's who. But cauliflower and cream <i>also</i> have a thing going on. Obviously there's only one way this can end, and it ain't pretty.<p><i>Scene: Bacon struts into the the diner, his body extra streaky, his skin extra crisp. He walks up to the</i> …

The Food Lab: How to Make Creamy Vegetable Soups Without a Recipe

When I was a totally green cook with my first serious restaurant job, working under Chef Jason Bond at what's now a landmark Boston restaurant, No. 9 Park, there were many moments when I learned a new technique or perfected an old one and said to myself, "holy crap, I just made this?" But the very …

How to Make Quick and Easy Italian-American Red Sauce That Tastes Slow-Cooked

All week we're celebrating Italian-American classics. Check out more Italian-American recipes and taste tests this way!<p>More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>"I'm using every available burner plus a portable burner plus my oven is full," Kenji messaged me last week about the testing for …

Why Oatmeal Made in a Rice Cooker Is Awesome

The rice cooker has always been one of my favorite appliances. We eat steamed rice at least once a week and usually make enough to have leftovers for …

How To Roast a Chicken — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Learning to roast a chicken has a promise beyond what most recipes deliver. Yes, a chicken will become dinner, leftover lunch, and hopefully soup, …

BBQ

Quick Guide to Every Herb and Spice in the Cupboard

Ever get coriander confused with cumin? Or wonder just what exactly curry powder is made out of? As much for our benefit as for yours, we've put …

Recipes

Four Under-Used Tools in Lightroom's Lens Correction Module

The lens correction module is severely under-utilized in Lightroom 5. Here are 4 quick tips to make your photos better.

Tutorials

Puppy Chow: The Must-Try Chocolaty, Peanut Buttery Midwestern Snack

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>Quick thought experiment: picture your ideal party snack, real or imaginary. What are your requirements? While you're thinking, I'll tell you mine. It's <i>almost</i> too sweet, with a touch of salt that keeps the sugar coma at bay for at …

10 Recipes to Celebrate Julia Child's Birthday

To honor Julia Child's birthday today, here are 10 recipes by frequent Julia collaborators and more dishes she loved.<p>Happy Birthday, Julia Child! …