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Trick Photography and Special Effects Ebook | Photography Ebooks

1<p>Create Light Painting Images<p>Fellow Photographers, Have you ever seen an amazing photo but could never figure out how it was taken? How would you …

The Golden Hour Portfolio | An eBook on the Light of Sunrises and Sunsets

1<p>Amazing Sunrises and Sunsets<p>You already have the creative knowledge to make beautiful golden hour images – you may just not know how to tap into …

Portrait Tips and Techniques Ebook | Photography Ebooks

1<p>Facial Recognition<p>In this eBook you will learn how to simplify and fine tune the essentials for quality portraiture. Discover how to use facial …

Tutorials

Extremely Essential Camera Skills eBook | Photography Ebooks

1<p>People Take Great Photos, Not Cameras<p>The fastest way to get better photos isn’t by buying a new, expensive camera. <i>It’s by learning how to control</i> …

Contemplative Moments Communicated Through Dreamy Portraiture

The number of emerging talent from the ranks of the young guns is certainly making themselves felt in the world of creative photography. 21-year-old …

Photography

Boudoir Posing Guide eBook | Photography eBooks

1<p>The Complete Guide to Boudoir Posing<p>Your time during a boudoir shoot is quite often very limited. The following posing guidelines are designed to be …

Learn Digital Photography The Smart Way

Do you own a DSLR but still take average, boring photos?<p>“Now You Can Master Any DSLR Camera And<br>Take Gorgeous, Attention-Grabbing Photos By<br>Following …

Just 1 Bottle: 14 Cocktails to Make With Tequila and a Trip to the Grocery Store

Most of us wish we had a more fully-stocked bar; a stash with all the major spirits plus essentials like Cointreau and Campari, sweet and dry vermouth. But sometimes you don't have a ton of bottles at the ready, so many cocktail recipes are out of reach.<p>If your bar is down to just one bottle of …

How to Prep Lemongrass

<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.</i><p><i>Today: Allow lemongrass to (re)introduce itself.</i><p>If we lived in some parallel universe in which vegetables attended cocktail parties, lemongrass would be the …

Beat the Wheat: Gluten-Free Pork Pie

<b>AKA</b> <b>Because Sometimes Sunday Lunch Needs a British Accent</b><p>For a few years, I was in a relationship with a Brit. When we went to Cambridge to visit his …

What Is Lovage? + Lovage and Lemon Chicken Recipe

My experience with lovage first began as an experiment…<p>“I have no idea what this plant is… but let's give it a try!”<p>Now, lovage is an integral part …

Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Did you know there was once a molasses flood in Boston? A five-story high molasses tank exploded on an unusually hot day in 1919 and surged through the North End, destroying a fire station and leaving a path of sticky destruction in its wake. Some say that when the weather is really warm, you can …

Dessert

Lavender Almonds

Lavender Almonds from Turntable Kitchen• 2 cups of raw almonds<br>• 2 teaspoons of dried lavender, ground finely using a mortar and pestle<br>• 2-3 tablespoons of …

Turntables

10 Unusual Herbs to Grow

Many of us grow herbs such as rosemary, chives and parsley for their ornamental as well as culinary value.<p>Indispensable as these plants are, there …

The Beauty and Ease of Growing Lemongrass

I do a lot of Asian cooking at home, and one of my favorite ingredients to use is lemongrass. It can be added to all types of teas, soups and …

27 Jaw Dropping Works Of Street Art So Big They Will Never Fit In A Gallery

Sydney-based artist Fintan Magee is redefining street art.

5 Gin Drinks You Should Make This Spring

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for spring. If you've dealt with anything like this past DC winter, you're probably sick of the weekly blizzards and ready to bust out those hot pants (or whatever it is the kids are wearing these days). More importantly, it's time to start thinking about …

Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka …

Asia Travel

Caribbean DIY island-hopping: St-Martin/Sint Maarten

If you’re thinking Caribbean this year, don’t want to book a cruise, can’t afford a yacht, and don’t know where to begin, think St-Martin/Sint Maarten. This 33-square-mile island is split in half into a Dutch (aka the jammin’ side) and French (the traditional European) side.<p>It’s not exactly a …

Caribbean

Honduras’ Bay Islands: a laid-back, uncrowded Caribbean paradise

Plenty of Caribbean islands have been labeled with the daydream-inducing word: paradise. If your definition of paradise includes empty beaches, no crowds, and not having to dress for dinner, consider packing your bags for an easy-access option you might not have considered: the Bay Islands of …

Great Barrier Reef

How to choose a Caribbean island

The dozens of islands scattered across the Caribbean are a remarkably diverse lot. Pulsing Jamaica has little in common with group-filled Aruba, and even islands in plain sight of each other like St Kitts and Nevis are vastly different not just in appearance but in what they offer visitors.<p>So for …

Caribbean

Sally Mann – Inspiration from Masters of Photography

Sally Mann is an American Photographer, born in Virginia, 1951. After earning a B.A from the Hollins University, it is said she took up Photography …

Art

These 31 Photography Links Will Keep You Busy For a Really Long Time

Another wonderful week has passed us by in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking in all corners of the internet to …

Video: How to Poach Eggs, the Foolproof Method (Really!)

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Wouldn't it be great if there was a poached egg method that works every time, and better yet, allows you to poach your eggs in advance, ready to be served at moment's notice?<p>I've wanted to write about poached eggs for a …

Hummus Guacamole Dip -- Healthy and Delicious!

When my mom first told me about her friend's Hummus Guacamole Bean Dip recipe, I must admit I was skeptical. Mixing avocados with hummus and throwing black beans into the mess? Well, as much as I love my mom, I wasn't so sure I would love her new favorite dip.<p>Then, one summer while visiting her, …

Healthy Eating

Beer Battered Fried Olives | Appetizer recipe

<b>Beer Battered Fried Olives</b> <br>Serves 6 to 10<p>Ingredients: <i><br>beer battered olives:</i> <br>1 cup all purpose flour <br>1 teaspoon baking powder <br>1 teaspoon salt <br>1/2 …

Apple Spice Sorbet

Non-Toxic Bug Repellent Recipe with Coconut Oil

Photo by Jessica Espinoza<p>by Jessica Espinoza<p>Looking for an all-natural, non-toxic insect repellent that doesn’t contain the chemicals (like DEET) …

Mexican Chocolate Earthquake Cookie | Cookie recipe

<b>Mexican Chocolate Earthquake Cookies</b> <br>Makes about 3 dozen<p>Ingredients: <br>8 ounces of bittersweet chocolate (68% or higher), broken into small pieces <br>4 …