How To Garnish a Dish

Transform an ordinary meal into a feast for the eyes and taste buds with these ideas for fast finishing touches.…

The Pros and Cons of Smartphones and DSLRs

One place where the advent of the smartphone has been the most disruptive is the photography industry. Only a few…

How to Stop Taking the Same Old Sunset Photos

We are all drawn to beautiful sunsets, and for good reason. The sky is awash in a stunning combination of…

Image Noise Revisited: Reasons Why It’s Actually Good

Bet you thought that image noise was always bad, right? Well, if you’ve been hanging onto that belief for a…

The Top 5 Places in the World for Taking Perfect Illuminating Shots

Taking good photos at night is one of the marks of achievement for a photographer who takes his craft seriously.…

Easy-to-Follow Tips on Extending the Dynamic Range of Your Pictures

Count dynamic range as one of those photography terms that you hear thrown around quite often, but you’ve probably never…

8 Apps to Manage Your Photography Business

As most professional photographers know quite well, owning a successful photography business often requires a lot of time on the…

4 Reasons Every Photographer should Own a Prime Lens

In my years as a photographer, one of the best things I’ve discovered is how awesome prime lenses are. Now,…

Work of Art: 12 Tips on How to Create a Perfect Art Portfolio

An art portfolio is an artist’s resume. A portfolio allows you to present your work when applying for classes and…

Bored of Black Ink? Try Watercolor Calligraphy!

Generally, when we begin learning calligraphy, we are told to stick to one type of black ink until we feel…

Painting Prep: How to Prime a Canvas

When you paint a room, you apply a coat of primer. When manicurists paint fingernails, they apply a base coat before…

How to Develop a SketchBook Habit

If I had to choose one thing that has helped me progress as an artist it would be this: keep…

2 Ways to Set Up a Basic Color Palette for Watercolor Painting

Whether you’re just starting out with watercolor painting or you’ve been at it for a while, setting up abasic color palette with…

Hazelnut Cake with Chocolate Hazelnut Ganache and Buttercream

This elegant — and deceptively simple — hazelnut cake with chocolate hazelnut ganache and buttercream (OMG) is sure to make…
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