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Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Makes 2 dozen<p>If a fudgy brownie and chewy chocolate chip cookie had a baby, it would be this decadent creation.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups gluten-free powdered sugar<p>¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 large egg whites<p>1 large egg<p>4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped<p>3 …

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Three Techniques You Can Use to Dodge & Burn in Photoshop

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Anup Ghimire.</i><p>Dodging and burning is one of the most confused and highly underestimated techniques in …

Julia Margaret Cameron: A Contemporary Photographer Stuck in the 19th Century

In 1863, at the age of forty-eight, Julia Margaret Cameron received her first camera. A mother of six children, the gift quickly spawned a hobby that …

Sadistic, Oddly Arresting Images Explore Feminine Beauty and the Pursuit of Perfection

There’s no holding back in Melbourne-based photographer Jessica Ledwich‘s confronting series <i>The Fanciful, Monstrous Feminine.</i> With a critical eye, …

Horst P Horst: the king of fashion photography – in pictures

Straining corsets, daring swimsuits and Marlene Dietrich in full glamour mode … Horst P Horst was one of the 20th century’s master photographers, and this autumn the V&A will celebrate his life and work. As well as his iconic fashion shoots, expect unpublished vintage prints, portraits of Hollywood …

"This is Boy": Solitude, Wildness and Beauty in the Life of a Young Boy

Effingham, Illinois-based photographer Tytia Habing’s ongoing series “This is Boy” beautifully captures the dichotomy of peace and wild energy …

Learn the Skill of Critiquing Photographs With These 5 Tips

Raise your hands if you have had your photos critiqued before. Now if you have, do you remember receiving feedback that wasn't too useful? Perhaps …

How I Lost Over a Hundred Photographs to a Corrupted Memory Card, And Got Them Back

It’s probably every photographer’s worst nightmare. You’ve shot gigabytes worth of images, ready to be imported for post-processing, when suddenly: …

How to Use Luminosity Masks in Photoshop to Transform Your Images

From exposure blending to fine contrast adjustments, luminosity masks are one of the most powerful set of tools available to photographers in …

6 "Hidden" Camera Features You Will Be Glad You Discovered

How well do you know your camera? Do you know everything that it’s capable of? It’s certainly possible you know your camera like the back of your …

Tutorial Shows How to Correct Skin Tones, Colorize Shadows and Add Light Effects

When it comes to nailing the white-balance in a photo, it’s rarely an easy task, especially with portraits. It becomes even more arduous when you’re …

An Introduction to Tethering Your Camera to a Computer

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 …

5 Street Photography Techniques

Matt Stuart is a 39-year-old London photographer who has been shooting for 18 years. His favorite types of shots are those featuring people going …

Street Photography

Five Photography Bad Habits to Quit Today

Five Photography Bad Habits to Quit Today: hesitation, pixel peeping, too low ISO, luck shooting, and editing too many images.

Photography

Crazy-but-true Olympus sensor captures details between the pixels

Olympus has three D-SLR style compact system cameras in its range and the OM-D E-M5 sits right in the middle. It's the one Olympus sees as its core …

2 Juice Recipes From An NYC Fave

Photo: Courtesy of <b>Melvin's Juice Box</b>.<p>We're just gonna come out and say it: It's hard to get excited about kale juice. It's just so <i>green</i>. But, thanks …

Collard Greens

How to Photograph Strangers: The 100 Strangers Project

A Guest submission by Matt John Robinson The First Stranger Taking the portrait of a person whom you’ve just met moments before is one of the most …

pixelstick: Print Photos In Midair Using This Magical Light Painting Tool

Light painting is something that takes a lot of time and patience. Even after many trial and error attempts, nailing the exact look you’re going for …

The Hidden Secrets of Lightroom 5’s Loupe View

Last week I showed you how to use Lightroom’s Grid View. Once you have customised the Grid View to suit your needs, it is time to move on to the …

Mother Turns Her Baby Boy’s Naptime Into Creative Dreamland Adventure Photos

Wherever you stand on the idea of having children, one of the advantages seems to be the infinite photographic possibilities opened up by having a …

Prepping for a Portfolio Review: A Q&A with NYCFotoWorks

Preparing your work and yourself for a portfolio review can seem a little daunting – but with the right mind set and a little planning, you can have …

Treacherous Lake Turns Any Animal That Touches It into Stone

Lake Natron is a salt lake found in northern Tanzania, near the Kenyan border over at the eastern branch of the East African Rift. The lake gets its …

How to Use Lightroom Collections to Improve your Workflow

The main benefit of Lightroom’s Library module is that it gives you the tools you need to get organised and speed up your workflow. The end result is …

Terrified of Street Photography? Here's How I Do It - Digital Photography School

I am still far from comfortable but I look forward to street photography as well on my trips. These are the things that got me started, even if …

6 Secrets to Great Portrait Lighting from Brian Smith

For our guide, <i>Growing Your Portrait Photography Business Part 2: Editorial and Commercial Photography,</i> we talked to celebrity portrait photographer …

10 Useful and Free Android Apps for Photographers

The smartphone is slowly becoming an invaluable tool for a photographer thanks to a growing number of photography apps that make use of its hardware …

Photo Magnetism: Super Simple Photo Magnets

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Simple is the name of the game with these photo magnets.<p>Using only a few ingredients you can turn small photos into …

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 …

Tutorials

Blog, Tutorials | 101 Photography Tutorials to Elevate Your Skills

<b>Free Photography Bundle: PS actions, LR presets, photo overlays, & print templates! Get it here.</b><p>If you’re looking to improve your own photography …