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Cylla von Tiedemann, among most sought-after dance photographers in Canada, on five ‘points in movements’

“What I’ve done throughout my career is to capture points in movements,” says the veteran performance-art photographer Cylla von Tiedemann. “It seems so easy, but it takes incredible focus and quick decisions to realize where to stand and what to photograph.”<p>Since emigrating from Germany in the …

Dance

How do I make the perfect summer salad?

This is the time of year to buy bunches of lettuce at the markets, not boxed versions, which may come from far away or be sitting on shelves for some time. It is also easy to grow your own in the garden or in window boxes. Remember to cut your lettuce at the base and leave the root so that it will …

Food

Prints That Pop: 10 Ways to Get Better Photo Prints from Digital Images

When teamed together properly, your image files, monitor, image-processing software, and printer can produce prints that you will be justly proud to …

Tutorials

How To Use Curves in Photoshop To Remove Unwanted Colour Casts and Achieve Perfect Colour in Your Photos

Colour in our images can be a tricky thing to get spot on. We can try to give ourselves a head-start when shooting by picking an appropriate white …

Tutorials

5 Google Translate tips and tricks you need to know

If your summer travel plans will take you to faraway lands, then there are two items that are indispensable for your trip: your passport and the Google Translate app. Here are five ways to get the most out of Google Translate.<p>Offline translation<p>You can't be guaranteed steady Internet access …

Apps

6 Professional Posing Tips to Make Anyone Look Good in a Photo (VIDEO)

Ever wonder why your travel portraits sometimes look no better than dull vacation snapshots? It might not be your skill as a photographer or the …

Photography

Curtis Stone shares his easy cooking method to make the perfect scrambled eggs

How to crack the perfect scrambled eggs EVERY time: The simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps for creating the classic breakfast meal<p><b>There's</b> …

Breakfast

The 25 Craziest Cleaning Tips That Work

These crazy cleaning tips won’t seem so crazy after you try them.<p>Baking soda is a natural adsorbent, which means it has the ability to absorb odors …

Cleaning

How to shoot conceptual photography

Conceptual photography is a type of fine art photography that is hard to define since it transcends the definition of genres such as portraiture, …

Landscape Photography

This New Dark Spot Product Works SO Fast It Keeps Selling Out At Sephora

We all experience dark spots at one point or another. But, whether they’re from aging, sun exposure, or any forms of UV light exposure, know that …

Skin Care

This is where you have to go in Europe this summer

The unyielding call of England’s rough, beautiful Lake District<p>For some, travel is just a checklist – another day, another flag. But returning to a familiar spot takes you past the tour-guide stage and throws you into the deep end of intimate, vulnerable contact<p>Riding the road less travelled in …

European Travel

A 3-Minute Guide To Taking Photos On Your Tabletop

I have to admit, I'm pretty outdoorsy when it comes to photography, and studio photography is not really my thing. But there have been many …

Shutter Speed

How to Get Perfect Color in Photoshop With Just One Click (VIDEO)

Software guru Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE is who we turn to for helpful tutorials on how to better use those all-powerful and often confusing …

Tutorials

The Best Advice for Growing Tomatoes

Homegrown tomatoes win the taste test over supermarket impostors time and time again. And, since growing tomatoes is so easy, there’s no reason to …

Gardening

Marinated Zucchini with Hazelnuts and Ricotta

4 servings<p>Zucchini is anything but boring when bathed in a kicky vinaigrette. Summer squash contains a lot of water, which can cause it to get mushy when cooked. We turned to a trick we use with moisture-rich vegetables like cucumbers and eggplant: Toss raw halved squash with salt and let it sit …

Recipes

8 Essential Tips for Food Photography Props and Lighting - ALC

I teamed up with my friends at Adorama again to share with you my expertise on food photography. This time we’re going to cover my eight essential …

Mobile Photography

DXO Releases 2018 Nik Collection Image-Editing Plugins for Photoshop & Lightroom

Ever since DxO acquired the popular Nik Collection of image-editing software from Google last October, photographers have eagerly awaited an update …

Tutorials

10 Yoga Poses to Do in Bed to Ease Pain and Have the Best Sleep of Your Life

Whether you sit in an office chair all day, like to garden, or are on your feet for extended periods of time, you're probably no stranger to sore …

Yoga

25 Gluten-Free Desserts — Recipes from The Kitchn

If you follow a gluten-free diet, dessert might seem like a struggle sometimes. But eating gluten-free doesn't mean you don't have any options. In …

Dessert

How I Make My Socks

(photo ~ my handspun fingering weight yarn from Dyeabolical superwash wool roving, sock blockers from The Loopy Ewe)<p>Hi Knitters,<br>Oh my goodness, you …

How to Pose for a Photograph

“You look your most attractive when you have a strong jawline,” says Peter Hurley, a portrait photographer in New York City who has taken head shots for some 30,000 people, including the likes of Mikhail Baryshnikov and Ariana Grande. To accentuate and define your jaw, elongate your body and neck …

Ariana Grande

The Best Asian Food in North America? Try British Columbia

On a steamy Friday evening, early last summer, I exited a Korean-made metro train with a crowd of teenagers and parents with young children, who filled the elevated platform at Bridgeport Road with a congenial babble of Cantonese, English, Tagalog and Mandarin. Crossing an expansive parking lot, we …

Food & Dining

The 10 Most-Saved Recipes from Kitchn This May — Recipes from The Kitchn

May is always a month full of outdoor gatherings with family and friends, thanks to the return of warm weather. Judging from the recipes you've …

Cooking

Everything You Need to Know About Tomatoes

Everybody knows a tomato is a fruit, not a vegetable, but do we know why? Horticulturally speaking, the answer is simple. True fruits develop from …

Gardening

"Special" Roasted Potatoes Recipe

"The secret to these deliciously crusty potatoes is the pre-oven boiling in a salted and seasoned liquid. The potatoes not only absorb flavor and …

Recipes

5 Camera Settings That All Macro Photographers Should Know

This article will detail five camera settings that are essential and which all macro photographers should know. It was inspired by Will Nichols’ …

Macro Photography

Tips for Abstract Macro Photography – Using Texture and Light

Macro photography opens up a whole new world to those who are willing to get up close. There is no shortage of subject matter to photograph, but in …

How to Accentuate Light in Photoshop

I like to photograph nature, particularly landscapes. One of the factors that drew me into it is the challenge of capturing the beauty of mother …

Tutorials

Five Useful Mac Apps Worth Checking Out - May 2018

Apps designed for the Mac often don't receive as much attention as apps for iOS devices, so we've launched a monthly series that highlights useful, interesting Mac apps that are worth checking out.<p>This month's app selection, outlined in the video and the post below, includes apps for managing and …

Apps

How to reset your midlife body to burn fat – in six easy steps

Weight gain is not an inevitability of ageing – although, for many people, as they accumulate years under their belt, they also gain pounds.<p>A big part of this is down to the modern dietary environment, which encourages gradual weight gain over time. Over the last 10-20 years, we have started to eat …

Diabetes