Loyalty to digital cameras’ factory settings can hinder photographers shooting in unusual venues. Photographer Paulo Jordao teaches his students to manually adjust their settings to suit their surroundings during hands-on workshops, whose curricula also emphasize lighting, composition, and post-shoot editing. Open to all skill levels, the workshops can expand semi-professionals’ skill sets or aid parents trying to document their tots’ childhoods without adding extensive footnotes to their height chart.
When he’s not teaching workshops, Jordao, along with his wife, Peggy, who is also a photographer, can be found snapping photos of newly engaged couples, capturing sultry boudoir shoots, and shooting videos for special events.
Made-from-scratch recipes and fresh ingredients have been setting The Original Pancake House apart from its breakfast-spot competition since 1953. That's when its owners established an all-day empire committed to ingredients such as pure hard-wheat unbleached flour and butter made from fresh sweet cream.
Today, The Original Pancake House cooks across the country still construct scrambles and omelets from fresh Grade AA eggs. Powdered sugar lines the rims of oven-baked dutch baby pancakes, and granny-smith apples simmer in oven-baked pancakes (two of more than a dozen styles of pancake on the menu). Even the toppings are made in-house, including whipped cream, specialty syrups, and sauces. To complement these flavors, staff fill cups with fresh-squeezed orange and grapefruit juices and coffee blended specially to match the Original Pancake House's menu and upholstery. Although each location takes on the local charm of its surrounding city, all of them share in common a homey atmosphere that welcomes families with perks such as color-in place mats and kids' menus.
Name aside, The Original Pancake House isn't just a breakfast spot?in fact, it stays open for at least two meals a day, or six if you follow most doctors' advice to take a small pancake break every few hours. The savory side of the menu holds sandwiches piled with thick-cut meats, caesar salads, and savory crepes stuffed with cheese and veggies.
By employing state-of-the-art equipment and a knack for capturing striking high-definition images, Dead Pixel Studios ensures that subjects will be portrayed with a music video's pizzazz. Dead Pixel’s impressive 2,300-square-foot facility includes an enveloping cyclorama wall, providing an immersive backdrop for aspiring models, aspiring married couples, aspiring high-school graduates, and aspiring adults (children). In between flashing spontaneous poses and smile-inducing eye twinkles, you can chill out, touch up coiffures, and apply fresh clown face paint with steady-handed precision in the studio's separate makeup room and lounge.
Alfie's Gun Range offers many things beyond shooting lanes. Thousands, to be exact. That's how many new and used firearms wait inside the retail shop, which also houses a collectors' corner with hard-to-find firearms. Beyond the shop, the staff teaches both group and private shooting lessons.
The foundation of The Raw Oasis detox program is pure plant-based nutrition?organic green vegetables with fresh, organic fruits. Consuming foods in this natural state can help the body cleanse and rejuvenate itself. Far more than food, The Raw Oasis takes an integrative approach to health, encouraging clients to get enough water, rest, and exercise and providing them with stress-management skills, herbal detoxification, and, of course, support.
Support: * Guidance throughout the cleanse for best results * Help choosing what to eat and how to eat it * Help finding the highest quality food items in your area * Information about the science behind the cleanse * Tips and tricks to optimize the program * Food demos * Reference and instructional guides
Typical Benefits: * Average weight loss of 10?15 pounds in 3 weeks * Higher levels of energy and vitality * Smooth, firm skin with a clear, even tone * Stronger and faster growing hair and nails * Easier, more complete digestion * Loss of food cravings and food addictions * Whole body cleansing and cellular rejuvenation
I Went Raw Vegan
A Groupon Guide writer goes deep undercover into the world of vegetables.
Although each of their dishes is made without gluten, animal products, or refined sugar, Green Wave Cafe proves that raw, vegan food can tempt palates. The eatery earned laurels in 2010 for being the Best Raw Food Restaurant according to the New Times Broward-Palm Beach for flavorful dishes "that actually satisfy." Among such edibles is a vegan chocolate ice cream that tastes close to "the real thing."
All dishes are made onsite daily, and the only cooked dish on the menu is the soup of the day. The hummus sandwich is made from chick peas sprouted in pure ionized water. The lettuce taco boats, which the staff calls one of its most popular dishes, include with housemade guacamole and vegan p?t? rich with Mexican seasoning. Raw-food enthusiasts can also fill their baskets at the Monday farmers' market or earn raw-food certification with cooking classes.