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8 Easy Suggestions for Perfect Brining

Believe it or not, brining is a hotly debated topic. (Does the barbecue world ever agree on <i>anything</i>?) Some people swear by it, while others scoff at the effort and time it can take (as little as 15 minutes or as long as several weeks).<p>But nobody can dispute this: Brining makes meat juicier.<p>Lean …

Chinese Noodles 101: How to Make Chow Mein With Four Vegetables

From crispy pan-fried noodles to a bowl of wonton noodle soup, fresh Chinese egg noodles are one of the most common noodles you'll find at Chinese restaurants. Just like Italian pasta or ramen, when cooked properly, they should have a firm bite and springy texture, and the wide variation in …

How to do Exposure Blending Using Luminosity Masks

Luminosity masks break an image down into channels of luminosity and allow making specific selections in Photoshop based on how bright or dark an …

7 Quick Dinners To Make This Week

This effing winter just won't stop — at least you can stay in and cook.

The Most Important Setting in Lightroom is Set To Off By Default

"Trevor, I have been editing this wedding for the last few days and now my Lightroom catalog says it is corrupted! When I opened a new catalog and …

Secrets to Crafting Top-Quality Beauty Portraits: Posing & Framing

This is yet another article of the Secrets to Crafting Top-Quality Beauty Portraits series. If you haven't read the first three, you can find them …

Review: Post Edgy Photoshop Techniques by Joel Grimes

Photo by Joel Grimes<p>Joel Grimes is a commercial advertising photographer based out of Denver, Colorado. He is best known for his edgy sports, action …

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9 Fantastic Tutorials on Skin Retouching in Photoshop

One of the issues with photographing people is that cameras tend to pick up every imperfection and blemish on people's faces – far more than we tend …

How To Sharpen Eyes In Your Portraits To Make Them Pop

When looking at portraits, we have a tendency to look at the eyes first. We can't help it, it's part of human nature. This is why I personally …

A Concise Guide to Lightroom Develop Presets

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Review: The Art of Photographing Wildlife by Mike Kiss

Mike Kiss is a wildlife and nature photographer from Ontario, Canada. Although photography is not his profession, he has developed a profound …

3 Tips for Time-Lapses Worth Keeping

I’ve fallen in love with time-lapse photography. It allows me to show change in a picture over time, and that’s makes my image more engaging and more …

15 Beginner Tips for Winter and Snow Photography

Winter is a beautiful time of year and offers many opportunities for amateurs and pros alike to hone their skills and capture some great images. …

Essential Tips for Long Exposure Photography

Long exposures are a whole different world of photography, and in the winter months when the sun is gone more often than not, they expand your …

A Glimpse into Astrophotography

After our post about ...an Itty-bitty Universe the question was raised as to how such images are produced. For answers I turned to the publisher of …

5 Essential Edits That Will Improve Almost any Photograph

As photographers, we strive to take a perfect photograph. We compose carefully within our frame, properly expose our image, and make sure our white …

Part 2 | Using Levels To Add Color In Photoshop

In part 1 I covered the process of building the best panoramas with little distortion by finding the no parallax spot in your lens. In part 2 we add …

5 Ways to Create Detail Photos - Digital Photography School

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