Ryan Watters

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Lightroom Workflow - From Setup to a Finished Sunrise Photo

This step by step Lightroom workflow tutorial takes you from finding a location to setting up the camera all the way through processing the final …

Tutorials

How to Develop Charisma | The Art of Manliness

For the last few weeks we’ve been talking about the three components of personal charisma. First we explored the importance of Presence – giving …

Zagat

5 Awesome Recipes for the Man’s-Man | The Art of Manliness

I believe every man should know how to cook. That being said, I’m realistic enough to know that many of you are likely to “outsource” cooking to …

When Being a Good Photographer Isn’t Enough

I’ve met a lot of bitter photographers over the years, especially as high-end cameras have become cheaper and more accessible. They complain that …

Behind The Scenes of Three of My Most Popular Landscape Photos

In the following post I’m not going to remind you again that you need to bring your tripod with you. I’m not here to warn you that weather is …

Digital Photography

The Art of Color Processing eBook | A Guide to Creative Development in the Digital Darkroom

1<p>Digital Darkroom Retouching Tips<p>In The Art of Color Processing: A Guide to Creative Development in the Digital Darkroom I also discuss the history …

Tutorials

5 Ways To Step Up Your Editing Game

These days, most photographers spend way more time staring at a computer screen than peering through a viewfinder. Despite this, we sure do spend a …

5 Tips for Capturing The Magic of Golden Hour Photography

One of the main things that all photographers strive for is to make their work stand out somehow. Obviously, there’s no shortage of photographers on …

How to Use Lightroom 5

Apart from its popular photo editing features, Lightroom is a valuable organizational tool for photographers. When using Adobe’s Lightroom 5 for the …

These Lighting Patterns Will Make Your Portrait Photographs Rock

Familiarizing yourself with different lighting patterns isn't just to help you diversify your portrait portfolio. Depending on what you are trying …

Lightroom's Tone Curve Explained

It’s no secret that there are many ways to enhance our photographs with Lightroom. By using just a handful of sliders we can get some great results …

World War II Fitness Test | The Art of Manliness

Have men these days “gone soft?” Is our generation less manly than past generations? Are we less tough than our grandfathers?<p>I see guys debate these …

Depth of Field Simplified

Depth of field (DOF) is probably one of the least understood principles of photography. Most photographers seem aware of its existence, but few seem …

Five tips for a perfect exposure

Digital cameras make it incredibly easy to take a photo at the correct exposure. There are several tools in your SLR that remove the guesswork from …

The Amazing Watermelon Hack You Have To See

You'll need: A watermelon, a coat hanger, a drill, and a thirst for adventure.

Back-To-School Breakfast Recipes (PHOTOS)

The end of summer is tough for many reasons (no more berries!). But one of the hardest adjustments is getting used to the hectic schedule that back-to-school throws us into. Gone are the leisurely mornings of summer; and back are the chaotic 6 a.m. wake-up calls where no one seems to be able to …

Ansel Adams, legendary wilderness photographer

<b>THE LATE PHOTOGRAPHER</b> and environmentalist Ansel Adams (1902-1984) is famous for his imagery of the expansive American wilderness, mostly large …

Ansel Adams

One-Pot Wonders: Steak Tacos With Charred Corn and Sriracha

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>In my mind, steak tacos equal summer vacation. When I see the juicy charred meat and flavorful toppings, I can't help unhinging my jaws and going for gargantuan bite, causing all the contents the spill …

How to Make Texas-Style Smoked Brisket in a Gas Grill

Making a real Texas-style smoked brisket will take all day, but it's eminently doable (even in a gas grill), and you can demand everyone call you "pitmaster"<p>In Texas, barbecue is about beef: specifically brisket, the cut by which any joint is judged. Brisket has become a favorite of restaurant …

How to Get Stunning Colors in Your Sunset Photography

Nothing makes a sky pop in a photograph the way that a sunset can. Beautiful purples and yellows in a sky are often the result of the setting sun, …

Landscape Photography

Your New Favorite Blueberry Pancake Recipe

The pancakes at Clinton St. Bakery are famous for a reason. But that doesn't mean you can't make them at home.<p><b>My daughter and I love the pancakes over at the Clinton Street Bakery, but she is a lazy teenager sometimes (she will kill me for saying that), so she never wants to wait on the line. I did</b> …

Manchego, Grilled Red Pepper + Potato Sandwich with Paprika Mayo

<i>Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.</i><p><i>Today: With a little help from roasted red peppers and spicy mayo, potatoes become summer food.</i><p>The first time I discovered a sandwich containing potato was in a tiny dive in …

Grab a Coffee: Here's 85 Amazing Photography Links from Around the Internet

As another week passes us by Toad Hollow Photography has been diligently searching all over the internet for the very best links to tutorials, …

Grilled Chicken Tacos

4 Servings<p>These chicken tacos are made with thighs, which are more flavorful than chicken breasts; plus, they're less expensive. Put them to work in any fast weeknight preparation, starting with these spiced tacos.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 medium onion, cut into wedges, keeping root intact<p>2 garlic …

How to Prepare a Photo File for Printing

The goal of this tutorial is to help photographers prepare digital images either originated by scanned film or digital capture for printing purposes. …

Leading Lines: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week your photographic challenge is to take and share an image that uses the compositional tool of ‘Leading Lines’ – as written about in our …

Photography

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How to Roast Coffee at Home | The Art of Manliness

“Little campfires, rapidly increasing to hundreds in number, would shoot up along the hills and plains and, as if by magic, acres of territory would …