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Pictures of the Week 11.27.14

Glastonbury

Breastfeeding won't seem normal until we see more pictures of it

From cliched poses to Facebook bans, society has a problem with realistic images of breastfeeding and postpartum bodies<p>You would have had to have been living in a cave not to have noticed the increased interest in celebrity mums in the media over the last decade. From judgmental and vicious attacks …

7 Tips to Make You A Cooler Photographer

Everyone has seen “that photographer” at one time or another. He’s the guy rocking his camera around his neck, gazing around his surroundings in a …

Landscape Photography

10 Tips for Taking Great Cityscape Photos

Cities are not only home to many people’s residences, businesses and offices – they are also full of energy, power and vitality. There are many …

Landscape Photography

Paul Hollywood's Danish pastries recipe

Paul Hollywood, the chef and judge of 'The Great British Bake-Off, shares his recipe for Danish pastries packed with sultanas.<p><b>Paul Hollywood: 'I'm a bakery tourist'</b><p><b>Danish pastry dough</b><p>This is my favourite pastry dough. It’s extremely versatile and can be used to make a variety of delicious “morning …

Baking

Rose Prince's Baking Club: kringle

Our weekly column shows you the way to bake beautiful bread and create consummate cakes. Today: the Danish speciality Kringle<p>The very small amount of Danish blood in me comes from my father’s side. He had fair hair and blue eyes, neither of which I inherited. I was never aware that I, or my …

Baking

Banana muffin recipe

Mary McCartney's banana muffins.<p>Makes 10-12 muffins<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>275g plain or spelt flour<p>2 tsp baking powder<p>80g sugar, preferably unrefined caster or granulated<p>1 large egg<p>3 large or 4 medium ripe bananas, mashed well<p>1 tsp vanilla extract<p>100g soured cream or crème fraîche<p>100g melted butter<p>Preheat the …

Breakfast

What it Takes to be a Good Interior Photographer

Interior photography is the most challenging of all the professional genres of commercial photography. Every detail is critical. Every prop must be …

Landscape Photography

10 Amazing Wedding Photos: Capturing a Key Moment in People’s Lives

Wedding photography is the photography of activities relating to weddings. It encompasses photographs of the couple before marriage (for …

Photography

Wedding Photography Equipment Considerations

Whether you’re just breaking onto the wedding photography scene or you’ve already made a start, it’s important to remember weddings are a BIG …

An Introduction to Blend Modes in Photoshop

This week I had a number of readers email to ask about the topic of ‘blend modes’ in Photoshop. So I thought I’d see what our friends at Phlearn have …

Tutorials

Mary Berry’s banana with lemon drizzle cake recipe

This simple banana sponge will be very popular as it is fairly deep but has a crunchy lemon topping.<p><i>Serves 6-8</i><p>175g (6oz) butter, softened, plus more for the tin<p>175g (6oz) caster sugar<p>3 eggs<p>300g (10oz) self-raising flour<p>2 level tsp baking powder<p>2 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed<p>Grated zest of ½ …

Dessert

Mary Berry's chocolate and vanilla marble loaf cake

<b>SERVES</b><br>10<p><b>TOTAL TIME</b><br>1 hour 40 minutes<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>For the cake<p>225g (8oz) butter, softened<br>• 225g (8oz) caster sugar<br>• 275g (9¾oz) self-raising flour<br>• 2 level tsp baking powder<br>• 4 large eggs<br>• 2 tbsp milk<br>• ½ tsp vanilla extract<br>• 1½ level tbsp cocoa powder<br>• 2 tbsp hot water<p><b>For the icing</b><p>25g (1oz) butter<br>• 15g (½oz) cocoa …

Dessert

Poppyseed cake with lemon topping recipe

Spelt flour, poppyseeds and lemon make a deliciously fragrant cake.<p><i>Serves 8-10</i><p>This recipe came about when I visited a friend and had tea in her garden. Sitting in the shade of her lime tree, sipping tea and enjoying a lazy summer afternoon, I noticed some wonderful purple poppies, so delicate and …

Notting Hill Carnival: celebrate with Caribbean barbecue recipes

Sweet, spicy and smoky, a Caribbean-inspired barbecue is the perfect way to celebrate the Notting Hill Carnival this weekend.<p>Notting Hill carnival goes right past the entrance to Dock Kitchen, and it’s always a highlight of the summer.<p>We usually close the restaurant as the crowds are pretty full-on …

Notting Hill Carnival

Grown-up ice cream floats for summer

Slurp your way through these two Italian-inspired, boozy iced drinks, perfect for a hot summer's day.<p>A <i>sgroppino</i> sounds rather elegant and sophisticated, don’t you think? And it is: lemon sorbet in a glass, topped up with prosecco. Lovely.<p>But hang on a moment. Swap the sorbet for ice cream, the …

Can't Drink? Have a Non-Alcoholic Beer Instead

<b>At some point in a man's life</b> — for dietary or or religious reasons, perhaps, or designated-driver duty, or to show solidarity with his pregnant wife — he will order a non-alcoholic beverage at a bar. And more than likely, that N/A drink will be a beer.<p>No-alcohol beer is more popular than it's been …

Alcohol

Get 2 dPS eBooks For the Price of 1: This Week Only!

The middle of 2013 is fast approaching (can you believe it!?) and it has been a fun year here on dPS so far. We know that many of our northern …

Digital Photography

Applying the 3 Light Studio Setup to Outdoor Portraits

In today’s portrait photography photo tip we are going to wrap up our discussion of the three light set with a quick review and an example of how to …

Photography Tutorials

The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot gameplay trailer introduces the nimble Archer

A trailer from Ubisoft for its free-to-play <i>Mighty Quest for Epic Loot</i> shows off the skills of its falcon-wielding Archer, Black-eye Bogart.<p>The Archer is a nimble fighter, with rolls and backflips allowing him to get out of danger. His ranged abilities come with more strategic elements like …

Gaming

How I Photographed My Own Proposal

Hey everyone! I’m really excited to share a personal story with you all. This past weekend I asked my partner to marry me. After weeks of planning, …

Photographer Captures Families Eating Together

“In truth a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family …

Genealogy

My One-Shot, Zero-Setup, Sure-Fire Guide to Photographing Wedding Cakes

This guide is what I do during wedding days, and I typically photograph the cake right when I enter the reception location. Overall, I take 4 shots …

A Stack of Photography Links That Just Plain Rock

Join us once again as we enjoy this list of links from Toad Hollow Photography that shares the best tutorials, reviews, special features, …

Landscape Photography

How To Shoot Landscapes Under a Full Moon

This article is about taking photos at night under a full moon or near a full moon. At night, the moon will act as a light source in exactly the same …

Landscape Photography

How To Take Professional Quality Portrait Photography

Portraiture can be one of the most satisfying forms of photography for an enthusiastic amateur. The tips below can be of use whether you are using a …

Landscape Photography

The beginner's guide to growing your own veg

Ten years ago, Alice Holden was figuring out what to do with her life. She'd just left university and was staying on her parents' farm in Wales, …

Gardening