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The Best Roast Potatoes Ever Recipe

This year, I decided to reexamine my potato-roasting method from the ground up with the idea of completely maximizing that crisp-to-creamy contrast in each chunk of potato, testing and retesting every variable, from cut size to potato type to boiling and roasting methods. The result is this recipe, …

Mexican Chicken Casserole

Is there anything in life quite so beautiful as a gooey, cheesy casserole? <b>Mexican Chicken Casserole</b> says, “I think not.”Now, ocean sunsets, the Grand …

It's Time to Make Cold-Brewed Coffee!

You can predict it each year: as the mercury climbs, legions abandon their thermally insulated mugs and scramble for cold coffee. Whether you're an old hand at cold brew, or new to the slow, all-night magic of preparing cool coffee for hot days, it's time to get out the strainer and get your chill …

Cold Sesame Noodles with Summer Vegetables

4—6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 30 min<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/3 cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1/3 cup vegetable oil<p>1 tablespoon Sriracha (hot chili sauce)<p>1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil<p>8 cups matchstick-size pieces mixed summer vegetables (such as carrots, radishes, cucumbers, and bell peppers; …

Learn How to Use the Sharpening Tools in Lightroom

There’s no question that Lightroom is a powerful piece of photo processing software, but due to that power sometimes it’s not as easy to wrap our …

How to Create a Simple Blurb Photo Book in Lightroom

The easiest way to get started with Lightroom’s Book module is to create a simple photo book, letting Lightroom do most of the work for you so you …

Tutorials

How to Photograph Coastlines [10 Tips]

How to Photograph Coastlines - Coastlines present the photographer with a wonderful array of photographic possibilities. Here's how to photograph …

38 Of The Best Macaroni And Cheese Recipes On Planet Earth

TGI cheese.<p>Macaroni and cheese is everything we could want: hot, melted cheese blended in creamy harmony with pasta, one of our all-time favorite comfort foods. Whether your favorite version is classic, jazzed up or lobstered, it’s hard to get enough. But who was responsible for making it popular, …

63 Hearty Vegetarian Recipes That'll Fill You Right Up

In a world with mores kinds of vegetables than minutes in a day, the possibilities for delicious vegetarian meals are limited only by the imagination. If variety is the spice of life, then vegetables certainly jazz things up.<p>Naysayers of plant-based diets may argue that vegetarian dishes lack a …

Cooking

5 Things You Should Know About Lightroom Before Starting

So you just installed Lightroom, now what? You could spend some time just playing around and learning through doing, but if you’re looking for a …

Lightroom

Why Lazy Photographers Should Use Lightroom Smart Collections

Back Button Focus: What is it and why should you try it?

What operation on a camera could possibly be more simple than pressing the shutter button to take a picture? There’s not much to it, really – you …

5 Steps to Help you Take Better Landscape Photos

30 Beet Dishes That'll Convince You To Try A New Recipe

Just like with any food out there, when we find a recipe we like we tend to stick to it. This isn't a bad thing. We like what we like. The only problem is, there are <i>so many</i> great recipes out there. Even when it comes to beets.<p>This garnet-hued winter vegetable is so sweet when cooked that we never …

Cooking

How to Read Your Camera's Histogram

One of the magical things that digital photography gives us is the ability to review an image instantly on the back of our cameras, or inside of an …

How to Shoot Light Trails

One of the first subjects that I remember trying to capture as a teenager with my first SLR camera (film) was <b>light trails</b> created by cars on a busy …

Landscape Photography

6 Ways to Add Drama and Mystery to Your Images

Recently at a get together with 6 photographer friends we started chatting about the idea of adding Drama and Mystery to images. Don’t ask me how we …

Understanding the Radial Filter in Lightroom

One of the most useful features in Lightroom is one that tends to get overlooked, or at least under-utilized. The Radial Filter, introduced in …

Quesadilla Recipes That Go Way Beyond Cheese

When it comes to easy recipes to make at home, the cheese quesadilla wins the prize for being one of the simplest. For many of us, it was one of the first meals we learned to make on our own -- that and a plate of eggs. It's simplicity is one of the reasons people wrongly think they don't need a …

Cooking

Chipotle Sweet Potato Quesadilla with Cilantro Gremolata

Ingredients<p><b>Gremolata</b><br>• 1 cup cilantro leaves<br>• 1 clove garlic<br>• Zest from one lime• <b><br>Sweet Potatoes</b><br>• 1 tablespoon olive oil<br>• 1/2 cup diced red onion<br>• 1 1/2 cups 1/4″ …

How to Calculate and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Better Landscape Photography

Hyperfocal distance, much like the “Sunny 16 Rule,” is one of those things that has arguably lost some relevance in the age of digital photography; …

10 Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #10

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, February 23, 2015 in Develop, Featured | 8 comments<p>Hey Gang: It’s the final installment of my 10-part series on 10 …

Making a Photo: Infuse Yourself into your Photos

As a hobbyist, self-taught photographer, I find myself often wondering about the esoteric nature of photography and what it is exactly that separates …

No Telephoto Lens No Problem - Tips on Shooting for the Crop

Maybe your photos are better than you think. Perhaps all you need to transform your images into keepers is to simply cut out the dead wood and get …

Using a 10-Stop Neutral Density Filter for Daytime Long Exposure Photos

Photographer Josh Cripps of Professional Photography Tips made this short and sweet introductory tutorial on how you can use 10-stop neutral density …

The Top 10 Ways to Automate Lightroom (Part 1)

In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne will demonstrate how to streamline Lightroom by taking advantage of presets, templates, …

Top 10

It's "The Lightroom Show" Episode #3 with Scott & RC

Posted By Scott Kelby on Friday, February 27, 2015 in Featured, The Lightroom Show | 33 comments<p>We’re back with Episode #3, and we packed even more …

What Are Burning And Dodging And How They Can Help Your Photos

When teaching modern digital photography I often forget those new to the general art of photography might not be familiar with classic terms and …

Better Landscape Photography Tips and Video Tutorials