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10 Stunningly Beautiful Abandoned Buildings in America

<i>By Nick Mafi for Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(photos: Eric Holubow)</i><p>Photographers who capture images of abandoned sites are often referred to as urban explorers, and through their lenses, we are able to witness how at one time, certain communities and industries thrived before falling into collapse. …

Abandoned Buildings

How Traveling Made Me Unpopular

They say "you win some, you lose some", right? Well, I'm not entirely sure who "they" are, but I'd have to say I agree with them. Especially when it comes to friendships and traveling.<p>I'm not saying I was insanely popular before I started traveling, or that I have 0 friends now (side note: ask Siri …

Learning to Love Loneliness: Tips for Traveling Solo at 25

<i>*This post was originally published on Cool Gear's The Cool Down.</i><p>Three months ago, I decided to risk it all for the sake of travel. I had hit a rut -- that "quarter life crisis" slump, which is apparently a thing. I hated my lack of self confidence, the nagging heartbreaks that happen post-college, …

Essentials Skills for Nature Photography

How do start capturing images like this? Click for More Details<p>Imagine this…<p>You arrive at a spectacular location like the one you see in the above …

Landscape Photography

A Go Pro was launched into space and was found 2 years later. Check out the video it got.

In June 2013, five friends launched a GoPro to the edge of space. As you do.<p>They hooked the camera up to a weather balloon, along with a cell phone …

Toilet-scrubbing, globe-trotting couple reveal dirtier side of budget travel

Stevo Dirnbergern, 29, and Chanel Cartell, 30, seem to be living the dream: traveling the world and sharing photos of their incredible destinations along the way. After quitting their advertising jobs in South Africa, the couple decided to hit the road and have since clocked over 15,000 miles and …

Fantasy Photo Shoots Bring Hope to Kids with Cancer

Photographer Jonathan Diaz is using his imagination and portrait photography skills for a good cause. He’s the founder of Anything Can Be, a Salt …

How Photographers Are Being Overlooked and Undervalued

The sad truth is that majority of the clients I’ve worked with and most of the people I know (both non-photographers and people who want to be …

Portraits of Babies in Camera Bags

When photographer Alessandro Della Bella‘s son Claudio was born in December 2014, he shared the happy news of the new family member by shooting a …

10 Winning Shots from the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

After receiving nearly 18,000 photo submissions, <i>National Geographic Traveler</i> magazine has selected the winning shots for this year’s Traveler Photo …

Panama Canal

Music Visualized with Light Painting Photography

How do you go about capturing music in a photograph? Photographer Stephen Orlando has an interesting answer: light painting. By attaching LED lights …

Large Format Prints

8x10 – $20<br>12x12 – $25<br>11x14 – $30<br>16x16 – $35<br>16x20 – $40<br>18x24 –$50<br>20x20 –$55<br>20x30 – $60<br>24x36 – $70<br>30x30 – $75<br>30x40 – $85<br>40x60 – $150<p>Paper type: …

For a Cheap Light Painting Stick, Buy a $4 Tube Guard

Want a light stick for light painting but don’t want to spend a lot buying a commercial product? Light painting photographer Eric Pare recently …

What Would Bach's Music Look Like in 1950s Neon?

Just don't call it "Bach to the future."<p>Simple music notes become a neon light orchestra in this James Turrell-style CGI animation of J.S. Bach's classic "The Well-Tempered Clavier," created by artist Alan Warburton. A long single-shot leads you through a dreamlike, hyperreal museum devoted to the …

How to Create and Use Luminosity Masks in Adobe Photoshop

Luminosity masks are selections created from the various levels of brightness found in an image. These can then be used to easily target an image's …

Lighting an Outdoor Portrait with 12 Thrifty Godox Off-Camera Flashes

Here’s a behind-the-scenes video by photographer David Iliyn showing how he recently did an outdoor photo shoot with a musician with 12 separate …

Using a 10-Stop Neutral Density Filter for Daytime Long Exposure Photos

Photographer Josh Cripps of Professional Photography Tips made this short and sweet introductory tutorial on how you can use 10-stop neutral density …

Photography Tips

Lynsey Addario: A Conflict Photographer Whose Life is Marked by Love and War

Lynsey Addario is a 41-year-old photojournalist who has taken her camera into virtually ever major theater of war in the 21st century. She has …

Human language accentuates the positive

Humans talk happy.<p>Maybe it comes from our being on top of the evolutionary heap. Maybe we suppress the language of naysaying and grouchiness to make social relations smoother. Maybe we're just happy.<p>Whatever the explanation, the most commonly used words in human languages across a wide range of …

6 Tips for Beautiful Candid Photography

Candid photography focuses on what the subject is naturally doing and not on what the subject must be doing. It is a photo similar to that of a …

Why Hostels May Be the 21st Century Embassies

Every year Cultural Tourism DC, in conjunction with international embassies, hosts the famous "Around the World" and "Shortcut to Europe" open house series. This tremendous two day event spaced over two weekends, gives visitors the chance to tour more than 70 embassies where they can learn about …

Watch the Northern Lights Dance Over Norway in Real-Time for 5 Breathtaking Minutes

If you’re like us, seeing the Aurora Borealis in person is high on your bucket list… quite possibly right at the top. The idea of watching this …

F-Stop Gear Is Creating a Camera Backpack Designed Specifically for Women

With the exception of color choices, more often than not, photography gear is designed to be unisex. This isn’t inherently an issue, but when it …

6 Places Every Photographer Should Visit At Least Once In Their Lifetime

Photography and travel seem like they go hand in hand. There are so many gorgeous locations in the world, it's hard not to want to photograph them …

Bridal Photos On a Burning Couch Make a Statement About Divorce Culture

It just started as a cool idea. New Zealand photographer Tom Hollow had a broken couch he needed to get rid of, and so he decided to burn it and take …

Young Self-Taught Photographer Captures Wanderers Against Magnificent Landscapes

Self-taught Canadian photographer Elizabeth Gadd described her photography niche better, perhaps, than anybody else when she said, “I, uh… shoot …