10 Most Popular Tutorials of 2014

Happy New Year!!! I’m so excited for 2015!! On Monday I shared our 20 Most Popular Recipes of 2014. Today I’m sharing our 10 Most Popular Tutorials. These were the most viewed pages on our site in 2014. If you’re new to Kevin & Amanda, this post is a great way to familiarize yourself with our greatest hits! :)

Counting down from #10…

What settings to use for silhouette pictures!

10. How to take Silhouette Photos

This tutorial will help you get the perfect settings for silhouette photos. And as a bonus, you can do this on your camera OR an iPhone!! :)


DSLR Photography: What Settings Should I Use?

9. What Settings Should I Use?

Whether you want a soft, blurry background or everything in focus, if you want to capture action or night shots, this tutorial is a great basic overview that shows you what settings to use for different results. Also be sure to check out part 2 of this tutorial, What Settings Should I Use? Part 2.


Kitchen Cabinet Organization

8. Kitchen Cabinet Organization

Great ideas for pots & pans storage! And where to buy cheap kitchen cabinet organizers so everything is easy to reach, and you don’t have to take everything out of the cabinet to just get one pan. Also check out how we organize our pots and pans in our new house: Kitchen Cabinet Pots and Pans Organization


Best Camera Apps for iPhone and Android

7. My Favorite Camera Apps for iPhone and Android

These are my favorite, most-used camera apps. This posts shows you how I use each one.


Before and After Weight Loss Photos

6. My Weight Loss Story

How I lost 30 pounds without any crazy diets or joining a gym. It was very important to me that I find a plan that:

  • I could do at home
  • Would not cost me any money
  • Kevin could eat (and would enjoy) the same food I was making for myself

This is how I did it and what I ate.


What Lens Should I Get?

5. What Lens Should I Choose?

If you’re thinking of buying a new lens, this tutorial will help you figure out the right lens for your needs — and what all those numbers mean!


How to Take Action Shots

4. How to Take Tack-Sharp Action Photos

Start getting more photos in focus in just 5 easy steps. This tutorial shows you the best settings to use to get action photos sharp and in focus every single time.


How to See If Your Photos Are Being Used on Another Site -- A Reverse Image Search Tutorial

3. How to See If Your Photos Are Being Used on Another Site

If you’ve ever uploaded a photo of yourself or your child online, you need this tutorial. Make sure someone isn’t using that photo without your permission.


DIY Kitchen Utensil Drawer Organizer 8 month update

2. DIY Kitchen Utensil Drawer Organizer

This is one of my favorite tutorials!! I LOVE my custom DIY wooden drawer organizers, and I’m still using them over 14 months later. There’s even an 8-month update in the comments section of how well they have held up and how organized everything still is. Everything has a place and everything goes back in it’s place. They are still going strong and cost less than $10 to make!

And finally, our most popular tutorial of the year comes in at no surprise…. :)


This is the ultimate guide to learning how to use your first DSLR.

1. A Quick Guide to Understanding Your DSLR Camera

Did you get a new camera for Christmas? This is THE ultimate guide to learning how to use your first DSLR! This is a must-read for any DSLR owner. One user said this should be included with every purchase of a new DSLR! :) And you can read it for free, here.

And if you like photography tutorials, here are all of our tutorials in one place:

Kevin & Amanda Photography Tutorials


Thank you so much for reading Kevin & Amanda this year. Do you have a tutorial request?? Please let me know in the comments! I always love getting requests. :) I got several comments about how much you guys enjoyed the video tutorials this year, so let me know what you would like to see next. :)

Hope 2015 is your best year yet!! :)

Amanda :)

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7 Responses
  1. Amy

    Hi Amanda.  I just discovered your blog while browsing recipes on Pinterest, and I absolutely love it!  Thank you for sharing this bit of your life with us.  I am so inspired by your travel, recipes, decorating, and fashion.  Thanks especially for posting the nutrition info for your recipes, and please keep the quick and easy recipes coming.  One can never have too many.  Oh, and I tried the garlic peeling hack last night, and was surprised that it really works!  Anyway, thanks again for sharing.  I hope you continue for a long while.

  2. synthia

    I dont know if you are still doing tutorials but I would sure like some help with how to interpret what your histogram is telling you about exposure, contrast, dynamic range, and color.

  3. Trina Flynn

    Hello Amanda and Kevin,

    I simply love all your photos taken in New York. I have only been to NY four times and next time I get the chance to return I will be stopping by many of the fabulous places you posted! That Biscuit French Toast looked delish :) Ohh, Everything looked Awesome… Thank you for sharing an awesome Blog! Have a wonderful 2015!

  4. Bridget

    I would love an update on the weight loss. It seems you have kept it off all these years. What has helped keep
    The weight off? What are your tips? I Know you still enjoy treats! :)

  5. Tracy

    Thank you so much for this list! I somehow missed some of these and I love to get it in one email to summarize the best of the best! :)

    I have to admit, I am having font withdrawal…..are there more fonts coming in 2015? :)

    Happy New Year!


  6. Julie

    Hi Kevin and Amanda,
    Happy New Year. I am really happy to have found your blog and looking forward to your post this year to learn more about photo’s. I have a lot of work to do with my blog photo’s LOL.

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