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7 Food Blogs to Follow This Summer

Posted by dimbow on June 4, 2012

The WordPress.com Blog

With the official first day of summer right around the corner, now is a great time to start collecting recipes for your favorite warm-weather treats.

You’ll find endless inspiration by browsing through topics like recipe, grilling, and summer in the WordPress.com Reader, and discover tons of great ideas by exploring our collection of recommended food blogs.

Here are seven mouthwatering recipes from a handful of fantastic blogs that are sure to delight all summer long:

The Patterned Plate

We Call Him Yes! Chef!

The Faux Martha

In Pursuit of More

Just Homemade

Love + Cupcakes

The Craving Chronicles

Do you have an all-time favorite summer recipe? What new recipes do you hope to try out this season?

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Photo Blogging 101, Part 3

Posted by dimbow on June 4, 2012

The WordPress.com Blog

Beyond developing your photo blog and cultivating devoted followers, how can you take your phlog to the next level? Here’s a few extra resources that can help you along the way.

Stay Organized

Using categories to divide your photographs by type is a great way to make it easier for visitors to navigate your site, especially as your portfolio of images continues to grow. For example, as you categorize photos as “Travel” or “Black and White,” you can then add those category pages to your site’s navigation bar. If you’re using your photo blog to generate business as a photographer, this means that someone who’s looking for some black and white images can easily take a look at your gallery of black and white photos. This guide explains how to add categories to your post, and you can follow these steps to add those category pages to your site’s menu.

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Shooting with a Tripod

Posted by dimbow on June 4, 2012

Bombay Drift Art Blog

I went to New Hope/Lambertville today and took a few pictures, as usual, but this time I dragged along my tripod so I could work on reading the histogram and pay attention to different exposure techniques (iso, shutter speed, aperture).  It was sunny, but pretty cloudy all the same, so the lighting kept changing.  I actually waited until the rainclouds passed overhead because it was so bright when I first got out there.  Here are the shots I got.

By the time I took this picture the wind was blowing pretty hard, creating some interesting looking water ripples.

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Day 153: What Happened

Posted by dimbow on June 4, 2012

Kirsten Captures

Saturday Saturday… what happened Saturday…

Another sunset.

An early and sweaty spin class.

A bike ride to and from class in the crazy heat.

Too many Teen Wolf episodes on Hulu.

A massage.

Dinner at Taco Bus with my masseuse.

Movie night at my friend’s house… shit really does go down in Chinatown.

Stayed up too late talking about everything.

It was a good Saturday.

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