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5 Tips to Seriously Improve Your Food Photography Techniques

Food photography is arguably one of the most challenging types of photography out there. Like painting, you start with a blank canvas and build. …

Photographing Architecture

Whether the subject is a historically significant building or a contemporary architectural masterpiece, here a few tips which may come in handy when …

Checking On Some Older CA Pinot Noir

Once upon a time, among the many criticisms leveled at California wine, there existed the notion that California wines did not age as well as their …

More Nearly Lost Street Photos by Photographer Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier was an amazing photographer whose talents went unrecognized during her lifetime. Back in 2011, a box filled with Maier's negatives was discovered at a local thrift auction house in Chicago. Since that time, the American street photographer has become quite the recognizable name in the …

10 Photography Hacks that will Dramatically Improve Your Photos

How to Use White Balance in Photography

Every digital camera has a White Balance or Automatic White Balance (AWB) setting in the camera menu. But how many of us actually use it or even know …

Photojojo Ring Flash and Focus Shifter

Photojojo is now carrying the <i>Oh! Wow. Ring Light</i> and a new Focus Shifter accessory for SLR users. The Oh! Wow. Ring Light ($99, pictured) is a ring …

Returning to Chateauneuf-du-Pape For the First Time

I am in love with Grenache again.<p>Estrangement from the grape hardly describes the last ten years of my life, in which my consumption probably …

ONA Continues to be the Sexiest Thing in Photography Bags Ever

One thing about photographers is that we are a visual bunch. Always on the lookout for things that intrigue us, our physical clothing style and …

The China Experiment – Dumping Nikon for Sony

Update – the Transitions is Complete<p>In July of 2013, I decided to switch and stop using DSLRs as my main weapon. To see more, come read “Hello Sony. …

20 Best Weekenders and Duffels to Buy Now

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This post has been updated to reflect new selections for 2017.<p>When the occasion calls for light packing in something that’ll easily …

Essential Guide to Camera Triggers

Need a cable or remote release for your DSLR? We reveal their uses and whatu2019s available to you...<p>One accessory you can guarantee won’t be in the …

Cameras

Nikon D7100 Review

An attractive camera, aimed at the enthusiast, the Nikon D7100 follows on from the well-regarded D7000 which, I noted in my DPS review at the time, …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

YouTube Reveals Its Top 10 Videos of 2013

There are more than 6 billion hours of videos watched on YouTube each month so it’s certainly a barometer of what may be viral or popular in the mainstream. With that, the Google-owned video site is once again releasing its annual list of the top videos and channels of 2013.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, …

Norway In All Its Insanely Beautiful Glory

"Remote rural areas are photographically as interesting as the lifestyle and architecture of urban melting pots. Both worlds fascinate me and so I try to capture my individual view of these changing and challenging environments," says Kilian Schoenberger on his website.<p>If his goal is to unveil the …

10 essential technologies for creative professionals on the road

AS A TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER who spends most of the year moving through airports, exploring remote locations, and documenting life on this planet, I’m …

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

<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: Three ways to get your perfect scrambled eggs -- whatever your version of perfection may be.</i><p>Scrambled eggs and toast: sounds like an ascetic breakfast, …

Honey Pumpkin Biscuits

<i>Beth Kirby of Local Milk carries her Southern heritage -- and the ingredients, dishes, and recipes that come with it -- with her wherever she goes. Every other Monday, that place is here.</i><p><i>Today: If you're going to stray from a traditional buttermilk biscuit, this is the way to do it.</i><p>I’m a buttermilk …

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7 Ways To Design And Transform Your Garden

<i>Jay Sifford, Houzz Contributor and Garden Designer</i><p>Many of our gardens seem to be compartmentalized, mimicking our lives. We wake up, go to work, go to lunch, drive home from work, pick up the kids, prepare dinner, watch TV and head to bed, only to repeat the process the next day. The garden spaces …

5 great features in iOS 7 you’ll want to try right away

Advertisement<p>54 Comments<p>As promised, Apple(s aapl) released iOS 7 on Wednesday for multiple iOS devices. The software represents a radical departure …

In Search of the Sound of Music in Salzburg, Austria

As I descended the cracked concrete path, my senses were piqued, anticipating an epiphanic ah-ha moment when I could justify the eight-hour flight and 11-hour train ride it took to get to this nondescript road. Truth be told, I was slightly embarrassed that I journeyed so far to chase after some …

The Route du Vin in Alsace

The Route du Vin is the Wine Road of Alsace. This region, between the Rhine River and the Vosges Mountains, has historically been fought over between France and Germany. The Germans believe the mountains are the natural border, while the French think it's the river. It's interesting to think that …

Visit France's Languedoc For Wines Of Great Value

Skirting the southeastern edge of the Mediterranean, the Languedoc is a windswept scrubby place dotted with wild lavender, thyme and endless rows of gnarled Carignan, Syrah and Grenache vines. It’s also one of the largest wine producing regions in the world with more than 30 different varietals …

Favorite stocks of high speed traders

Bank of America's stock may have a checkered past, but it's been a darling of high speed traders.<p>The bank's high valuation (around $150 billion) and low stock price (around $14) is the perfect combination for firms that trade in milliseconds.<p>That's because of the fees, or so-called rebates, trading …

Where To Go If You're A Cougar, According To Survey By CougarLife.com

The term cougar has become synonymous with a certain type of stereotypical female, generally on the older-side, seeking a certain age-specific (read: considerably younger) gentleman caller for any number of relations. As it turns out, this is quite a marketable demographic in the travel …

Enchantment and silence in Turku, Finland

In Finland’s Turku archipelago, a borderland of islands preserves Nordic traditions, astonishing natural beauty and some disquieting memories. Explore the rich history and stark landscapes with Marcel Theroux of <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine. Images by James Bedford.<p>Fishing on the island of …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

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