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Make This Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup in Your Slow Cooker

There's nothing better than a big, hot bowl of soup on a cold winter's day — except, maybe, when that soup practically cooks itself. Case in point? …

Game Day Eats: Touchdown Taco Casserole

Touchdown Taco Casserole<p>Serves 8 to 10<p>1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice <br>2 cups water <br>2 (10 3/4-ounce) cans condensed cheddar cheese soup <br>1 pound …

19 Make-Ahead Casseroles That Are Perfect for a Quick Dinner or Sharing With a Friend

There’s definitely a reason that people were obsessed with casseroles in the ’50s. They’re portable, comforting and can almost always be made before you need them. Lucky for us, they’re making a comeback and in a *big* way. And there are plenty of modern vegetarian casseroles and make-ahead …

Whole30 Recipes That Don't Taste Like You're Depriving Yourself

Queen Elizabeth's Drop Scones Are the Perfect Addition to Your Next Teatime

President Eisenhower was a huge fan of these "scotch pancakes."<p>Even if you can't afford to live like the British royal family (apparently, castles in the UK don't come cheap. Who knew?), you <i>can</i> afford to bake like them. In 1960, Queen Elizabeth II treated then-President Dwight Eisenhower and his …

The only guacamole recipe you'll ever need

It's not a party without the guacamole, right? It seems everything from chips to chicken is improved with a little guac (or a lot). And though a store-bought version will work in a pinch, it's so easy to make a batch from scratch. All you'll need are some ripe avocados, onions, chiles, cilantro, …

Restaurant Style Salsa - Quiet Corner

Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe<p>This is also wonderful served with homemade chips if you have the time to make them. Enjoy this simple and delicious …

5 Steps for the Perfect Smoothie for Weight Loss

There are so many reasons to start drinking smoothies, especially for breakfast, lunch, or a snack. Here are five of them:<p>We all know we need to eat more fruits and vegetables, and get more antioxidants, vitamins, and healthy fats into our diet. A good smoothie has all of that.<br>• Smoothies are great …

The Rice-Cooking Trick That's Faster and Better Than Boiling

And saves you from dirtying another pot.<p>If you're like most people, when a recipe calls for cooking rice, you take out your saucepan and follow the 2:1 ratio. If you're feeling fancy, you might cook the rice in some chicken broth, maybe a little butter. But I have a new trick that will completely …

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Tips for Using ISO Settings in Photography

When you as a photographer—amateur or professional, analog or digital–practice your craft or hobby, you will at one time or another become acquainted …

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Danny Santos II Shoots High ISO Portraits with the Nikon Df

Danny Santos II, portrait and editorial freelance photographer, recently published an awesome blog post where he pushed his new Nikon D<i>f</i> to the …

What’s In Your Camera Bag?: ‘Dark City’ Photographer Clarissa Bonet

From <i>Dark City</i>, a series of Chicago’s city lights captured in a sea of darkness.<p><b>What’s in your camera bag?</b><br>Canon 5D Mark III, 50mm f1.2 lens, 85mm f1.2 …

How and Why You Should Shoot RAW

If you’re just starting out in photography, you might have heard of something called RAW. RAW files are really big photo files that professionals …

Infrared Photography: 2 Ways To Modify Your DSLR

Infrared photography is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas of photographic art, and there are many ways in which you can shoot IR frames. …

How to Effectively Combine Aperture and Shutter Speed

It’s probably safe to say that nearly everyone reading this has not only heard of the famed exposure triangle, but has also dedicated a decent amount …

Do You Really Know How To Break the Rule of Thirds?

For some people, the rule of thirds has been a standard guide of good composition. Diligently following this rule has led many to great results. I …

Tutorial Explains How to Sharpen Images Contextually

When it comes to sharpening an image, more than likely, your technique involves using a certain method over the entire image all at once. However, …

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Neutral Density Filters

Many new photographers unwittingly fall into the accessory overload trap; you’re excited about your new camera and all the creative possibilities it …

5 Tips For Creating Stunning Cityscapes

Cityscapes have a uniquely vibrant feel to them which is unlike any other form of photography. If shot correctly, they can captivate an audience. …

7 Cool Night Photography Tutorials For 7 Different Situations

Heading indoors after the sun sets deprives you of some wonderful photographic opportunities. From shooting the starry sky and the milky way to …

Understanding Retouching: Take Advice from a Make-up Artist

Growing up with a single mother and lots of aunts, a considerable portion of my childhood was spent around women readying their faces, to face the …

Sunset Photography Tips Video Tutorials - Digital Photography School

Using Photoshop Workspaces

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …

Retouching Cars in Photoshop

I had some folks ask me about how I retouch the cars I shoot so I thought I’d share some of the techniques by taking you quickly (quickly is the key …