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Charles Chocolates Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles Recipe - Printer Friendly - Chowhound

1Place the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat and set aside. Place the chopped chocolate in a …

How to Make Original Food Gifts Your Friends and Family Will Love - Chowhound

True story: Last year around the holidays I stumbled upon a recipe for homemade Irish cream at the awesome food blog Smitten Kitchen. It looked fun, …

Chocolate Cakes

These incredible chocolate cake recipes include Ina Garten's all-time favorite chocolate cake and moist red velvet cake.

Dessert

This tip will save you hours of color matching in photoshop

Here is a quick little tip that can save you hours and hours of color matching in photoshop. Surprisingly, it does not involve reviewing real colors …

Photoshop Workflow for Landscape Photography

The great thing about photographing landscapes is that you don't have to worry about your subject not smiling or looking at the camera.Of course, …

3 Useful Photoshop Techniques for Making Images Exposure Corrections

In general, where images are too dark, this is referred to as underexposed. Conversely, images that are too light are overexposed. Photos taken on …

The dPS Ultimate Guide to Photography for Beginners

Photography can be a fun and rewarding thing to learn, but where do you start? How should you set up your camera, what skills should you work on …

Introduction to Shutter Speed

Let me break down the topic of "Shutter Speed" into some bite sized pieces that should help digital camera owners trying to get their head around it.

A Photographer’s Shutter Speed Cheat Sheet as a Handy Reference for You

To take your photography to the next level and achieve perfectly exposed photos, it’s important to understand and master shutter speed and its …

Raw Versus JPG – Why You Might Want to Shoot in RAW Format

If you have ever shared a photo by email, or posted one online, you might have seen a three or four-letter extension at the end of the file name that …

How to Photograph Forests and Trees

Master the Art of Photographing Forests and Trees<p>Landscape photography is often associated with the Grand Landscape and the famous vistas. I love a …

Landscape Photography

11 Things To Say When Kids Cry

It’s no secret that hearing our kids cry makes us uncomfortable. Just think about how anxious you feel when your little one tears up without an …

Straight to the Finish

I’ve made a ton of progress on finishing quilts this year. I want to make sure to finish a bunch of current works-in-progress to help clear up the …

How To Photograph Long Exposures At Night

The earth rotates at around its axis 1,000 miles per hour and hurtles around the Sun at about 70,000 miles per hour, yet the stars in the distance …

How to Remove People from Your Photos Using Photoshop

The worst part about taking photos of monuments and city streets is that you always get cars and people blocking the architecture behind them. It can …

Selective Color in Photoshop, is it the best-kept secret?

The selective color adjustment layer is a tool that can make your images pop off the page. Almost every week someone emails me and says, "Blake, how …

A Simple Lightroom Workflow For Colorful Images

Sunset over Hydra Island, Greece<p>Someone recently asked me the following question:<p><i>I have at my disposal Lightroom, Photoshop, ON1 for all</i> …

Seven 'hidden secrets' in Adobe Lightroom

It'll be a little while before Adobe can deliver on its recent promise to make Lightroom faster, but that doesn't mean you can't still figure out …

Tutorials

Watch: Seven Lightroom Features You May Not Be Using (But Should)

Lightroom may not have as many nooks and crannies as Photoshop, but there’s still plenty of functionality tucked away that even regular users may not …

How to Cure Anxiety Disorders and Depression: A New Answer

Curing Anxiety Disorders and Depression <br>... <i>A New Answer</i><p>Anxiety is part of being human, we all have it. And to get anxious in certain situations is …

10 Great Productivity Tricks Anyone Can Use | Inc.com

Here is our list of 10 great productivity tricks that anyone can use:<p>Observe Yourself and Other People<p>Step one in being a good time manager includes observing the ways you presently spend your time. Take note of where your time goes, as well as with whom and where you spend it. As you're aware of …

22 Tips for Creating Better Photographs When You Don’t Have a Clue

We've all been through this situation. You are in a place with so much going on, with a lot of people and activity. Your camera is in your hand, and …

How to Hack Your Calendar and Create More Time in Your Day | Inc.com

Walk down the personal improvement aisle at your local bookstore and you'll find dozens and dozens of books on the subject of time management--shelf after shelf of them.<p>The authors of those books really do mean well. They're trying to help you get your time organized and tame your commitments into …

11 Foods That Crush Cravings

Squash your appetite before it gets out of control.<p><i>This article was adapted from</i> The HD Diet <i>and provided by our partners at Rodale News.</i><p>A food is considered hydrophilic if it fills up with water and, in turn, fills you up, satisfying your appetite. The term originated from the Greek words for water …

Nutrition

Breathtaking Aerial Photographs of Colorful African Landscapes

Far surpassing common aerial photography, Brooklyn-based photographer Zack Seckler transforms southern Africa into living landscapes pulsing with …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week