Leon Montfrooij

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This Pancake Recipe Will Make Mornings Better

You've probably been wondering what you plan to accomplish this weekend. Answer: homemade pancakes. With this recipe from our friends at ChefSteps, you'll be impressing houseguests and family members in no time. What's the secret? A non-stick pan — and a little malted milk powder.

Breakfast

Breads You Can Mix By Hand (+ How to Make Ciabatta)

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i><i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell -- alongside photographer Sarah Stone, who both blog at The Shutter Oven -- is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today: Who</i> …

Bread

13 Lessons From Food Porn

At HuffPost Taste, our food philosophy is simple: When food is beautiful, it deserves to be photographed. When food is beautiful <i>and</i> delicious, it deserves to be celebrated. Enter: Food Porn. We asked our Twitter followers to share their most sapid food photos, and they didn't disappoint.<p>Our readers …

35 Premium Photoshop Tutorials: How to do Photo Manipulation

Learning all the ways you can edit your photos and images is like someone that finally learns the proper drawing techniques. Before, the person was …

Tutorials

Real Estate Photography - a Guide to Getting Started

Photography has never been more important to selling real estate than it is today. The markets are heating up again and demand for real estate …

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 …

Food Photography Tips and Techniques

The rise of minimalist cooking is changing the art of food photography. The following is a look at some of the techniques adopted by photographers to …

Tips to Reduce Image Noise in Photography

Do you want to know the 5 tips to successfully reduce noise in images? These 5 tips will show you how you can easily and successfully reduce noise …

Model Releases: What You Need to Know (With Samples)

Obtaining a signed model release is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself when using client photos for commercial purposes.

Digital Photography

Tiny People in a World of Big Food

“Marrying inspired photographs of real food and tiny people with equally inspired captions, photographer Christopher Boffoli creates a smart, funny, …

Smoke Photography Photoshop Tutorial

Although you may have learned to capture smoke photography, it often doesn’t really come to life until you make a few finishing touches in …

Abandoned House Comes to Life Because of Unlikely Furry Inhabitants

<i>The House in the Woods</i> is a fascinating collection of photographs that show wild animals appropriating an abandoned home as habitat for themselves. …

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ISPs

This article will teach you all about how to sharpen your photos in Photoshop using a variety of beginner and advanced techniques.

This video tutorial is all about sharpening. Here I’ll be taking an in-depth look at what sharpening is and how it works, the various tools that …

This is What Photographers Can Do About Unwanted Digital Image Noise

Have you ever returned from a photo shoot only to be disappointed in the results because your images lack spark? Perhaps, they had low contrast, and …

Post Production: How to Create a White Background and Keep the Original Shadows

About the Author of this Post Production Tutorial<p>My name is Nenad Veljkovic. I’m a father of two, now adult children, that I also made interested for …

Tutorials

Quick Pickling 101

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: We're learning the basics of quick pickling, with recipes to practice.</i><p>You might see recipes that involve pickling -- Pickled Asparagus, Gingered Beet …

Spices

I’m Teri Campbell, and Here’s a Tour of My Food Photography Studio

Younger photographers may not understand it, or even feel the same way, but for photographers of my generation, your studio was not just a place to …

How to Use a Tripod for Smooth Tracking Shots On the Cheap

With the ability to shoot video now nearly ubiquitous among DSLRs, many photographers take advantage and switch into video mode on occasion. But …

Video: The Top 15 Features of Photoshop Every Photographer Should Know

Photographer Jeff Cable has come a long way from his first few gigs shooting Bar and Bat Mitzvahs in San Francisco. Mostly sports-related, his résumé …

What Sells? Taking Your Photos with the Customer in Mind

<i>Have you gone out shooting on a great photo-adventure and wondered what else you could be doing to get more sales? In the same vein as our other</i></i> …

How to Make Any Marinara Sauce in 5 Steps (and 20 Minutes)

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: How to make fresh marinara in 20 minutes flat, with variations -- you'll never want to buy the jarred stuff</i> …

Italian Food

Back to Basics: Food Photography Lighting & Styling

In today’s foodie/cellphoneography/Instagram world, everyone is a food photographer. It’s almost customary to take a photo of your food before …

11 Quick Food Photography Tips to Make Mouth Watering Images

One of my first jobs in photography involved shooting food, including doing shots for a cookbook. I learned a lot about food styling and choosing the …

Photography

Life in Focus: Brian Matiash on Urban Exploring & HDR

Brian Matiash is known for meshing two of his passions together; Urban Architecture and HDR Photography. Additionally, he is the community manager …

Homemade Ricotta - With Cow's Milk or Goat Milk

Once you've tasted freshly made ricotta, you can't help but be hooked!<p>The first time I did was in Tuscany. The cheese was so fresh, it was still warm! I'll never forget the experience. How could something so simple be so delicious?<p>Ever since that first bite, I've been seeking out freshly made …

How to Create a Reflection in Photoshop in 6 Easy Steps

Creating a reflection using Photoshop is one of those things that at first glance looks really hard, but really isn’t, once you break down the steps …

Follow Brian Matiash As He Goes Urban Exploring For Unique Images

This new video from the Life In Focus series from F-Stop Gear tells the story of Brian Matiash, an urban and landscape photographer from Portland, …

Photography