Michael Gray

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A Look at Photo Steganography, the Hiding of Secrets Inside Digital Images

Here’s a fascinating (but very heady) video by Computerphile, which recently sat down with image analyst Dr. Mike Pound of the University of …

Tutorials

How Much Can you Overexpose Film?

29 Recipes Every Millennial Should Know

You’re in the real world now. That means it’s time to cook like the young professional you are. If you’re clueless and without any cookbooks, have no fear. Cooking is easier than you think, and you can whip up some gourmet meals in no time. Spoon University is here to help with easy recipes that’ll …

5 Spring Crockpot Recipes

Don't you dare put that slow cooker away. Here are 5 easy recipes just perfect for spring.<p><b>Summery Stews</b><p>Yes, you should probably retire your beef bourguignon recipe until the fall. Instead, go for a light, vegetable-loaded stew, like this chickpea, tomato and apricot concoction. <b>Get the</b> …

Sony A7 vs Fujifilm X-E2: RAW Noise Performance

I have the Sony A7 and the FE 35mm f/2.8 in for review this week. I’ve been enjoying shooting with the camera and will have my full reviews of both …

How to do Frequency Separation Portrait Retouching in Photoshop

Portrait retouching may be accomplished using many different methods. Still, how often have you seen a portrait image that has been retouched to the …

Must-Watch: How Do I Develop My Own Style?

Ted Forbes — the creator behind the wonderful Web photography show The Art of Photography — is one of my all-time favorite photography educators and …

Dark Chocolate Ritz Bars: 3 Ingredient Dessert Hero!

Dark chocolate Ritz bars? You're going to make them repeatedly, so you may as well get started. It's not long til you're in dessert nirvana!<p>I mean, not TODAY, the day you’re reading this, but TODAY, the day I’m writing this.<p>My birthday will have been long gone by the time you actually read this, …

cream cheese + pepper jelly (or blueberry) pop tarts | the pig & quill

Oh looksie there! We meet again. Pardon my absence while I’ve been off playing Let’s Not Break the Internet. You know that game where you’re …

Popeye's Chicken Recipe

Popeye's Chicken is everyone's favorite fried chicken. Only now you can make it at home!<p>Hello to all you food fanatics out there! I'm here with …

5 fresh new ways to use up leftover ham

The Easter Bunny — and the relatives — came and went and, man, do you have a lot of leftover ham. Never fear. You needn’t resign yourself to eating ham sandwiches all week. Here are five clever ways to incorporate leftover ham into dishes that taste totally new. Inspiration, served!<p>1. Smokey ham, …

Cooking

Photoshop Tips: How To Carry Out ‘Cinematic Color Grading’ On Your Photos

<b>At the start</b> of this year, you might have watched this fascinating short on a movie before and after it has gone through post-processing.<p><b>Now you can</b> …

Hop Theory Is Making Tea Bags For Beer Drinkers

This is not a joke. There is now a Kickstarter campaign for Hop Theory, a company that is producing beer-steeping bags. They're basically tea bags for your beer. (Just one more reason we love the Kickstarter era -- it makes drinking better.)<p>Let us explain. Hop Theory isn't turning water into wine …

Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Soup

I am a big fan of cauliflower mashers-a wonderful healthy substitute for real mashed potatoes. However, I recently had the opportunity to try cauliflower soup for the first time and now I cannot get enough of its comforting delicious taste.<p>When it comes to eating healthy, it is important not …

Easy Breakfast Pizza to Kick Off the Weekend

Easy breakfast pizza you can make in minutes. How great is that?! Top with bacon, sausage, eggs, and ALL the cheese.<p>I have never been one to eat cold pizza. I just … can’t.<p>I want to preheat the oven and place my little leftover slices on the hot oven racks and let the crust return to its warm …

An Easy Roast Chicken Dinner -- on the Grill

<i>"The French say the hardest thing to cook is a perfect roast chicken," the Hermit observed. By the way he said it, Claire sensed she had measured up.</i><p>I wrote these words in my 2012 novel, <i>Island Apart</i>. While that book is a love story, not a cookbook, it does suggest the primal importance of a …

Video: Copyright & Your Rights – Straight Talk on the Facts vs the Fiction

This week talked to photographer Jack Reznicki and IP attorney Ed Greenberg, who have been favorites in the industry for their no-bull, …

A Ribboned Fudge Bundt Cake for Every Occasion

This ribboned fudge Bundt cake has a surprise cream cheese layer that will knock your socks right off! Just try to eat one slice at a time.<p>My name is Kristan and I’m addicted to big Bundts.<p>It’s true. I love a good Bundt cake. Especially if it’s chocolate. I don’t stand a chance against a chocolate …

How to Make Knife-Cut Noodles

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Betty</i> <i>of le jus d'orange demonstrates how to make fresh, chewy knife-cut noodles like a pro, complete with a stir-fry recipe to use them in.</i><p>There …

Food & Dining

Make the Best Meatballs You'll Ever Eat

Proof that four kinds of meat are better than one<p>Sorry, Mom. These are the best meatballs I’ve ever had.<p>Sure, all balls of meat are delicious by definition. But these meatballs contain <i>four</i> different kinds of meat. And <i>homemade</i> breadcrumbs. And a kind of preserved Italian chile that I’d never heard …

Better Than Takeout: Vadouvan-Roasted Cauliflower With Harissa-Chickpea Curry

This homemade curry has it all: sweet coconut milk, spicy peppers, crispy chickpeas, and roasted cauliflower.<p><i>Welcome to the second annual Bon Appétit Readers' Choice Week, where we're committed to celebrating the people who make what we do all worthwhile (that's you!). As part of the festivities,</i> …

Sodium Citrate Will Turn A Block Of Cheese Into The Creamiest Nacho Sauce Ever. Get Some.

There will be a nacho cheese fountain at my wedding reception someday. <i>(If a wedding never happens, this is a formal request that there</i> at least <i>be one at my funeral.)</i> Knowing this, you should now understand that the importance of nacho cheese in my life is paramount. So heed my advice: Sodium …

A Writer’s Guide to Roleplaying: Developing Character at the Table

<i>I started a new campaign and could barely contain my excitement about the character I spent weeks developing. My background is filled with detailed</i> …