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The Roast Chicken We’re Still Not Over—9 Years Later

Jennifer Hess joined Food52 “back when it was in the beta stage.” Since then, she’s won a recipe contest <b>eight times</b> (short rib chili! linguine with sardines!) and tallied up <i>28</i> community picks. (Go, Jennifer!) Also since then, our website—and Jennifer’s life—both have changed, a lot. She now has two …

Recipes

10 Popular Cauliflower Recipes to Make Right Now

One of the coolest things about being an adult (I use that term loosely) is to see foods that used to take a backseat to other showstoppers finally …

Best Chocolate in the U.S.

Editors of Food & Wine reveal their picks for the best chocolate in the country.

16 Ways to Eat Eggs for Dinner

Gone are the days when eggs were a breakfast-only food—they've officially broken out of their shells to become a bona fide mealtime staple at dinner, …

Breakfast

What You Need to Know About Adobe's DNG File Format

Over the last few years, RAW files have become the norm in digital photography, giving the photographer a significant increase of the control of …

Five Keys to Better Black and White Landscapes

We are blessed that we were born with the ability to see in color. Seeing the deep blue of a summer’s sky or the intense red of a spring rose is …

Great Tutorial: ’10 Things Beginners Want to Know How To Do’ in Photoshop CC

It’s likely one of the reasons Adobe decided to shift to a subscription model was so that they could bring in more beginners and amateurs that had …

7 Steps to Great Black and Whites in Lightroom 5

Nikon D7000, 85mm f/1.8 D lens, f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO 400.<p>Great black and white images require more than simply removing the color, and Lightroom 5 is a …

The Road To Seeing by Dan Winters - Book Preview

I love photo books but you’ll rarely catch me with my nose inside a book by a photographer. Then there are short bursts of frenetic reading …

500px Blog

Creating Clarity in Your Images

Clarity, sharpness, and crispness are three terms that are frequently used to express the properties of a good photo. While there is probably no …

Review: Tap and Dye Legacy Camera Neck/Shoulder Strap 44"

We previously reviewed the Tap and Dye Legacy Wrist Strap, and though we had some complaints about it the strap overall is still quite an excellent …

The Top 8 Reasons Why I’m a Big Believer in 35mm Lens Photography

After two years of testing, renting, buying and selling just about every level of Nikon and Canon lenses and cameras, I have learned quite a bit …

Easy to use, free solution for complex camera control

Amazing application. Would recommend digiCamControl to photographers at any level..<p>Werner Koegelenberg<p>I love it, simple but better then some other. …

Photographer Uses His iPhone to Capture One Photo Per Day of a Lonely Bur Oak

For 20 years, 52-year-old photojournalist Mark Hirsch drove by the lonely old Bur Oak two miles from his home in southwest Wisconsin without thinking …

Canon vs. Nikon

There’s an age old debate over which of the major camera manufacturer—in this case, Nikon and Canon—best represents the needs and desires of the …

Nikon D7100 Experience - The Clear and Helpful User's Guide for the Nikon D7100

<b>Nikon dSLR Guides</b><p><i>Canon dSLR Guides</i><p><b>Other E-Books</b><p><i>Over 89,000 readers in more than 75 countries are taking control of their cameras<br>and improving their</i> …

Cameras

Understanding Camera Lenses

When shopping for a DSLR camera, people often overlook or skimp on lenses. Lenses serve as the camera’s “eye.” They determine what and how your …

Getting off Auto - Manual, Aperture and Shutter Priority modes explained

You may have heard that once you get a DSLR you need to learn to shoot in manual and only ever use that mode. That if you are using the Aperture or …

Why You Will Probably Want to Get a Prime Lens

For most people, the initial foray into getting serious about photography involves getting a lower end “prosumer” DSLR camera with a kit lens. The …

These Awesome Photography Links Will Make You Waste Some Serious Time

We've seen an incredible week in the wide world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been very busy searching online for the best material …

Freeze-framed dogs - in pictures

Repetition and Patterns in Photography

The root word of repetition is “repeat”. When you repeat a certain size or shape or color you add strength to the overall image. Repetition is a …

Landscape Photography

Exposure Bracketing: What Every Good Photographer Should Know

There aren’t many sure things in life. No matter how diligently we plan, regardless of how much effort we put forth, there are simply going to be …

Ex-Olympus Chief Faces Five Years in Jail For His Role in $1.7 Billion Fraud

Former Olympus president Tsuyoshi Kikukawa may soon spend up to five years of his life in prison for his role in Olympus’ massive financial scandal …

How I Busted a Thief Who Tried to Sell My Camera on Craigslist

Sunday morning: time to survey the damage from last night’s party. As I walked around the apartment picking up empty beer bottles and cups, wiping up …

When To Shoot Black And White

When I first started out on this road of endless expense that is photography I spent many hours musing over the merits of black & white. There is no …