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Yotam Ottolenghi’s lamb recipes

It’s hard to beat a leg or shoulder of lamb, roasted for many hours in the oven with a bunch of your favourite vegetables and herbs. But the same qualities that make lamb so ideal for long and slow cooking – the rich meat, high in fat and flavour – also work their magic when you cook it for a much …

Recipes

10 digital tools to grow your Instagram following

Any business serious about long-term success needs to focus on increasing its brand visibility through social media. However, with so much …

Marketing

Mango, Berry & Banana Smoothie

2 Servings<p>Tasty, and healthy, too: Coconut water is high in potassium and other electrolytes And Flaxseeds are a good source of beneficial omega-3s.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 very ripe peeled banana (preferably frozen)<p>2 Medjool dates, pitted<p>1 cup frozen mango chunks<p>¾ cup coconut water<p>½ cup frozen …

Breakfast

Achara Recipe | Pickled Green Papaya Recipes

The pickled green papaya recipe below is adapted from the book <i>Memories of Philippine Kitchens</i> by Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan, published by Stewart, …

How to Plan and Photograph the Milky Way

Astrophotography is probably the most fascinating thing to someone whether he/she is a photographer or not. Nothing can be more hypnotizing than …

Landscape Photography

Blend ANY Exposures With This Tip in Photoshop Including Interior Photos

This wonderful technique of matching exposures will allow you to blend even the most challenging exposures, including interiors, golden hour …

A Quick How-To Guide for Astrophotography Timelapse Videos

When you see the words “astrophotography timelapse” put together, you likely get excited about the thought of creating awesome videos of celestial …

How to Plan a Fashion Photography Shoot

It wouldn’t be too far from the truth to think that fashion photography is basically portraiture with a small plot twist. Instead of having just the …

Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial

Background: Understanding the Process<p>One of the questions that I receive quite often from beginner photographers is “How do I produce tack sharp …

Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

How To Give Your Photos That Cinematic-Effect In Photoshop.

Many aspiring photographers try to achieve that cinematic look, but they can’t quite get it. I hope to change that, since the process isn’t that …

10 Photo Theme Ideas For When You Have Photographer's Block

If you want to be a better photographer, the best thing you can do is take photos – lots of them, and as often as you can. There’s an endless supply …

This is Why You Should Be Taking Self-Portraits

Let me first make one thing perfectly clear: when I speak of self-portraiting, I do not refer to the “selfie.” “Selfies” and self-portraits are not …

These Are Some Ways to Avoid Procrastination in Your Photography

I have been meaning to write this article for a while, but I have kept putting it off, I have been procrastinating. Perhaps like me, you do the same …

Romance in a ramekin for Valentine’s Day. Simple to make and guaranteed (probably) to melt the hardest heart<p>St Valentine’s Day is upon us again, with the usual vanilla menu ranging from the vaguely phallic (asparagus, figs, god-help-us sausages) to the alleged aphrodisiacal (oysters, chillies) via …

Dessert

How to Photograph Food For Professional-Standard Shots

A great food photograph can do a lot of things – it can make a viewer hungry, it can convince a diner to order a dish and it can sell a hell of a lot …

Landscape Photography

How to Put Together Your Very First Fashion Shoot

You may have the eye, the talent, and all of the other necessary hard skills to make it in the commercial world. The only thing you lack is a …

This is Why the "Blend If" Tool in Photoshop is Amazing For Sharpening Photos

Usually, when I am sharpening or reducing noise in a picture, I end up doing it in a separate layer, and then masking the areas to which I don’t want …

Stir-Fried Five-Spice Pork with Lettuce Cups

Melissa Rubel Jacobson seasons chunks of tender, succulent pork shoulder with Chinese five-spice powder (a mixture of cinnamon, fennel seeds, cloves, …

Affinity Photo, A New Mac Image Editor, Makes A Beta Splash

Serif, a UK-based graphic art and design software company, has just dropped a new photo editing app for the Mac to compete with Adobe Photoshop.<p>Affinity Photo, released today as a public beta, joins sister app Affinity Designer, a vector art and design tool. The new photo app touts pro-level raster …

Smothered Broccoli with Pepper, Onion and Raisins

Broccoli is like green beans; it takes on great character when cooked beyond crisp. I like it nearly melting and smothered in this sauté of raisins, …

16 Radiant Examples of High Key Photography

High key photography, when done properly, can yield some spectacular results. Originally developed, in part, as a means of overcoming the fact that …

Spicy Asian chicken noodle soup will bust that winter cold

Chicken noodle soup has never really done it for me. When I'm sick, I crave spicy, brothy soups with refreshing flavors like lime and cilantro, not …

Recipes

9 Essential Tips to Conquer Available Light Photography

Famed American Army general George S. Patton once advised those under his command to “accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of …

10 Quick Photography Business Tips to Kickstart 2015

Photography

Photographer Captures the Isolated Lives of People in Unrecognized Countries

For his ongoing project “Lands in Limbo,” photographer Narayan Mahon has been visiting de-facto countries that aren’t recognized as countries by most …

30 Unbelievably Amazing Photography Links

This week's list of photography links features a wide variety of topics and sources. Toad Hollow Photography has been busy over the holidays …

Becoming a Photopreneur: The Slow Times

Up until now we've talked mostly about how to shift your thinking away from the unfortunate standard of the professional artist. However, we can't …

Explore The Alien World Of Insect Macro Photography | Thomas Shahan

We have all seen those images that look like they were taken some alien planet, but in reality, are macro images of that creepy spider perched above …

Impressive Product Photograph Captured with a Smartphone, a Lamp, and a Few Flashlights

Inspired by Alex Koloskov’s popular iPhone vs. Hasselblad whisky glass video, photographer Tilo Gockel decided to give cheap gear professional …