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Free Online Course: Robert Thurman’s Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism (Recorded at Columbia U)

Today you can be a fly on the wall at Columbia University, and listen to Robert Thurman’s lectures on "The Central Philosophy of Tibet." Thurman is, …

Histograms: The Key to Perfect Exposure

Many of us will go about our photography without ever looking at those magical graphs called histograms, yet by doing so, we are severely restricting …

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5 Ways to Re-Imagine Brussels Sprouts

Here, five innovative (and easy) ways to take brussels sprouts to the next level.<p><i>Here, five innovative (and easy) ways to take brussels sprouts to</i> …

This Chef is Growing His Own Salt, and It's Delicious

Not all salt comes from the ocean—some comes from a mason jar in Ohio.<p>Not all salt comes from the ocean—some comes from a mason jar in Ohio. At …

5 Photo Apps Every iPhone Photographer Will Want to Try

With the arrival of new iPhone models and the improvements (however marginal) to the built-in camera, there is always a renewed interest in …

Using Levels in Photoshop to Image Correct Color and Contrast

You will learn how to colour correct your images and enhance contrast using the Levels Tool in Photoshop

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5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

How to Photograph the Blue Hours With Amazing Results

While you've most likely heard of the golden hours – that time right after sunrise or before sunset where the outdoors turn into a golden paradise – …

How to Save Dreary Weather Photographs With HDR

We want you to close your eyes for a moment and imagine the following scenario. You've been saving for the last two years to go on your dream …

How to Capture Stunning Backlit Portraits During the Golden Hours

Portraits taken during the golden hours – that is, the time just before sunset and after sunrise – have an incredibly powerful light to them. The …

How to Make the Best of Low Light Using Slow Shutter Speed: 6 Stunning Effects

Photographing in low light is often accomplished using a long shutter speed. To be able to use faster shutter speeds, you need lenses with wider …

How to Capture Striking Silhouettes in 7 Easy Steps (With 10 Stunning Examples)

Photographers exert an awful lot of time and anxious energy fretting over how to light a subject; specifically, we all tend to fear shadows. Harsh …

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These 6 Essential Composition Skills Can Turn You Into a Really Good Photographer

Composition isn't just about knowing where to place elements in a frame. It isn't just about finding lines that lead to your subjects, or identifying …

How to Motivate Yourself to Carry Your Tripod Along More Often

Cumbersome, heavy and unnecessary are words that often spring to mind when talking about tripods. All of these words are quite accurate and good …

How to Use Shutter Speed in Photography

Learning how to use shutter speed effectively can create lively pictures and give motion to your subject without blurring your picture. Let’s define …

New Year's Resolutions: 15 Ideas for Photographers

Happy 2015 Light Stalking readers! As we've said goodbye to the good, the best and the not so good of 2014, it's once again that time to <i>resolve to do</i> …

How to Read a Histogram

The histogram is a readout of information that tells you things that you won’t necessarily see in the image that you shoot. If you know anything …

The Ultimate Sticky Buns

Makes 9 Servings<p>These buns can be assembled the night before, needing only a final rise before baking. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>April 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Dough<p>⅔ cup whole milk<p>5 tablespoons sugar, divided<p>1¾ teaspoons active dry yeast (from one ¼-ounce envelope)<p>…

Grilled Artichokes with Lemon Aioli

<i>Grilled Artichokes are a fabulous appetizer for summer.</i> You can do all the prep ahead of time. Just pop them on the grill right before serving. …

Samoa Cookies

Can you believe that I have never ever had samoa cookies in my whole life? I seriously can't even imagine that I've lived 23 years without these …

Grilled Romaine Lettuce Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Heat bacon in a 12" skillet over medium heat, and cook, turning once, until crisp and fat is rendered, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a plate, …

Green Machine: Brussels Sprout Chips with Arugula Pesto Dip

Guess what everyone – next Monday, April 22nd, is Earth Day! It’s a perfect time for all of us to try and go a little more green. Whether it’s by switching out your plastic bottles for a reusable water bottle or taking public transportation, every small step counts. Of course, this includes cooking …