Jessica Elizabeth Miller Portillo

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Flower Photography: 4 Quick Tips for Great Tulip Photos

Armed with the four simple, yet very effective strategies that I will share here, you can venture out to capture tulips, or any flowers, in a …

Photography Tips in a Pinch

Good photographers try to be prepared for almost any situation. Unfortunately, if you tried to carry everything you’d need to meet every possible …

Some Useful Tips for Using Perspective in Photography

As photographers, we often hear about the importance of moving position to change your perspective, but what does that actually mean? What is …

How Do You Start a Photography Business?

The business of photography is something you really need to approach based on an honest assessment of your abilities, strengths, and interests. From …

What Elements Does a Macro Photograph Need to be Considered "Good?"

Not too long ago I covered some common mistakes that aspiring macro photographers make. Hopefully at least one of those tips helped to get a few …

Landscape Photography

26 Splendid Pictures of Sunbeams

A ray of sunlight can make a dreary day look beautiful or turn a dark room into the brightest in the house. The way sunbeams bring beauty and light …

Do You Make These 5 Classic Mistakes in Macro Photography?

Delving into macro photography opens up a fascinating, sometimes strange, new world. The ultra-close up views of flowers, plants, insects, and even …

Cookie Monster: Peanut Butter Oat Cookies with Salted Honey Buttercream

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>About a month ago, fellow SE editor Jamie and I popped into Nolita Mart to chat over a cup of joe. We had already put in our order when I wandered over to the cookie case. "Oh," I said, "those look good." In one glass jar was a …

I Heart HGTV Blog

June 30<p>Who doesn't love a party that revolves around melted butter?<p>June 30<p>Mom, can you send us off to camp, please?<p>June 29<p>This is for the …

Sunday Brunch: Eggs Baked on Grits with Bacon and Tomatoes

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Grits are one of my favorite breakfast staples. Here, I've added eggs and a quick …

Cookie Monster: Vanilla Sprinkle Cookies

I'm an Italian bakery junkie. It doesn't matter if the cookies are sometimes stale, if the chocolate coating on the cookies can be thin, if they serve random non-Italian cookies like rugelach or New York-style black and whites. I love them for all their old school glory, for the excitement of …

Chocoholic: Easy No-Bake Indoor S'mores Bars

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>I've never eat s'mores. They're just way too sweet. I much prefer to stick a marshmallow on a twig and set it aflame until it's crispy and black. But when I had the notion to create an indoor version, I knew for certain that I'd be …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Need a last-minute idea for your cook-out? Smoked sausages are the easiest thing to throw on the grill; you don't even have to wonder when they're cooked through. Just grill until blistered and charred, and serve with one of these three tasty sauces. GET THE RECIPE: Grilled Smoked Sausage Skewers with Three Zesty Sauces - http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-grilled-smoked-sausage-skewers-recipes-from-the-kitchn-191774

Marble Cake: Not too rich, but definitely satisfying. How To Make a Chocolate & Vanilla Swirled Marble Cake http://bit.ly/16buJKt

5 Ways to Use up Leftover Corn on the Cob

Got leftover corn on the cob? Besides eating it cold (one of my favorite breakfasts, actually!), there are lots of tasty ways to use up corn, from …

Smoky Bacon Popcorn with Burnt Sugar and Sea Salt

Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat and fry bacon until crispy. Once crispy and fat is rendered, remove bacon and let drain on paper towels. …

Grilled Skirt Steak Fajitas Recipe

A richly flavored fajita marinade makes these grilled steak fajitas, served with sizzled peppers and onions in soft flour tortillas, an instant classic.<p><b>Read more: The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Fajitas</b><p>Ingredients<b>For the Steak Fajita Marinade:</b>1/2 cup (120ml) soy sauce1/2 cup (120ml) lime juice, …

Grilled Salmon with Dill Butter Recipe

Do you have your grill on? Here’s a quick and easy way to grill salmon. No marinade required. The trick to grilled salmon, so that your fillets stay …

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Today's Design Dispatches<p>Material Interiors: A Shoppable Apartment in New York, Design Luminaries Edition<p>by Annie Quigley<p>May 24, 2018<p>Kitchen of the …

{Monday Moods at DIY Weddings} Lavender, Gold, & Silver

Here’s a snippet of a gorgeous mood board at <i>The Perfect Palette</i> with shimmering shades of lavender, gold, and silver. This is such an elegant …

The Big Fat List of Documentaries About Photography

Prev<p>Explore Japan’s Abandoned ‘Battleship Island’ Courtesy of Google Street View<p>Next<p>Filter Fakers Tumblr Exposes Instagram #nofilter Fraud

Meteor shower and dancing planets to grace July night sky

Summer planets, constellations and a late-month meteor shower should combine to make July a skywatching treat, weather permitting.<p>The Delta Aquarid meteor shower graces the night sky at the end of July, and during the month, the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius shine, pointing the way to …

Astronomy

Back to Basics: Panorama Photography Tips for Nature Photographers

Photo by Mike Cavaroc<p>Panoramic images have long been used to capture a wide angle view that the human eye cannot naturally take in all at once. In …

How to Photograph Fireworks

Do you want to know how to photograph fireworks? With New Year’s Eve just days away I thought I’d refresh this article in which I give 10 Fireworks …

Photographer Captures Soap Bubbles as They Burst and Disappear

For his project titled “Iridient,” Zurich, Switzerland-based photographer Fabian Oefner shot a series of beautiful high-speed photographs showing …

10 Awesome Beach-Themed Projects For A Vacation-Like Feel

The feeling you get when you’re far away from home in a beautiful resort on simply on the beach is wonderful. It’s why we want to recreate that …

Tag: Bathrooms

Before & After: A Trend-Proof Bath Remodel in Brooklyn<p>by Alexa Hotz<p>A Kismet Renovation in Highbury, London, by O’Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects<p>by …

11 DIY Chair Designs For The Bride And Groom

The bride and the groom are the stars of any wedding and the most important persons there. They are treated like a king and queen and there are …