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Advanced landscape photography: Five techniques to achieve beautiful, detailed landscapes

Photographer Daniel Laan has put together an excellent article for Fstoppers in which he extensively discusses five advanced techniques for landscape …

Landscape Photography

A Bucket List of the Best Hikes in the World

Alta Via, Italy<p>Image 1 of 18<p>Picture-perfect scenery awaits on the Ligurian Coast of Italy where the Alta Via, or High Path, in the Cinque Terra …

Norway: The ultimate adventure for couples

Norway might just be the coolest place in the world for adventurous couples. Its quaint villages, wide-open spaces spanning breathtaking views, and …

19 Facts About Mt. Kilimanjaro - The Highest Peak in Africa

As the tallest peak in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro always draws a lot of attention from trekkers and climbers alike. Many travel to Tanzania to nab one …

Canada travel: See the national parks in 10 unforgettable photos

<i>Canada Travel:</i> Home to national parks, glittering lakes, craggy mountains – here’s the astonishing beauty of wild Canada’s picture-perfect landscape …

15 Stunning World Heritage Sites To Check Off Your Travel Bucket List

Not every tourist destination on the planet is legally protected by the United Nations, but there are plenty of reasons these made the cut.<p>No travel bucket list would be complete without a World Heritage Site or two. They're rife with photo ops, yes, but the beautiful landscapes aren't the only …

The runaway who travelled the world

Despite having little money, he’s the second most travelled person on the planet<p>Although he’s ranked the world’s #2 on The Best Traveled website, 62-year-old Barcelona native Jorge Sanchez insists that he is nothing like the other competitive travellers. He comes from a poor background, dropped out …

Western Sahara

This Is Your Brain on Nature

When we get closer to nature—be it untouched wilderness or a backyard tree—we do our overstressed brains a favor.<p><b>When you head out</b> to the desert, David Strayer is the kind of man you want behind the wheel. He never texts or talks on the phone while driving. He doesn’t even approve of eating in the …

The Brain

Up The Amazon Without A Paddle — Or Passport, Or Visa, Or Girlfriend

After college, I spent some years wandering on the cheap around South America, ending up teaching English in Rio de Janeiro. Eventually, I left Rio and headed to northeast Brazil meeting up with an old girlfriend who flew in from the U.S. We had plans to continue on to Belem at the mouth of the …

Amazon Rainforest

Window Light Portrait Photography Tips

Have you ever tried to create a lovely portrait but not known how? It’s not a hard thing to create a beautiful portrait. The secret is the lighting. …

Landscape Photography

Exposure, Shutter Speed and Aperture Made Simple

Exposure is one of the most important photography concepts to learn, but it is also one which strikes fear into the hearts of even the most intrepid …

28 Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Adobe Photoshop CC

In this video and post I’ll cover 28 great features, tricks, hacks, and more of Adobe Photoshop CC 2015. Some are simple, some are difficult, some …

11 gotta-know iOS camera tricks for beginners

The original iOS Camera app was so simple, toddlers could master it—and often did. Indeed, there was little more than a viewfinder, a shutter release, and a toggle that let you switch between still photos and videos.Over the years, the iOS camera interface has evolved into a sleek, sometimes …

Ansel Adams

Entrepreneur Courses: Learn How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Entrepreneur has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>“You don’t need the money, you need a better strategy.” Has anyone ever told you this? Does it sound like a far-out theory that doesn’t …

Entrepreneurship

8 weight-loss routines to get your body fat under 10%

Now that you've made some headway in the gym, you want to start honing in on the details, like dropping your body fat percentage. How hard could it …

Exercise

No surprise here: Sony a6300 offers best image quality of any APS-C Sony

We may have pushed past the point where image quality improvements introduced with each new generation of camera are actually noticeable in …

Cameras

How to do Light Painting Long Exposures During Daylight Hours

Not all photos are just one shot. Digital overlaying is an editing technique that involves blending multiple shots together to create one finished …

Tutorials

Video: My Other Life as a Photographer

Like many photographers, success for Lars Schneider is somewhat of a catch 22. He was introduced to an adventurous lifestyle of travel by his father, …

How to Tie the 3 Essential Knots for Rock Climbing

To outsiders, rock climbing can seem like a sport that is largely unapproachable. It’s full of insider lingo, tons of gear and lots of gym rats in …

Climbing

Macro Photography Tutorial

Macro photography is one of the most popular forms of photography, and with good reason. It is easily accessible, and it is a very broad genre of …

Cameras

Simple Tips to Improve your Travel Photography - Include People in Your Images

Including people in your travel photos can really make them stand out. Here are some simple tips on how you could include people in yours photographs.

Photography

Composite Photography: Does It Make You Less of A Photographer?

Day in and day out, I photograph children, families, high school seniors, and couples. I thoroughly enjoy what I do and the variety of genres I …

5 Reasons to Use Flash to Improve Your Travel Photography

When it comes to travel photography, I am all in for carrying less. However, a good flash is always within reach in my everyday camera bag. I …

Photography

What You Need to Know About Wide Angle Lenses

Wide angle lenses are a key part of every landscape photographer’s kit; they can produce some amazing vistas and sweeping scenes, but learning to use …

Landscape Photography

How to photograph reflections in puddles

<i>Want to shoot an original image of a familiar landmark? Or perhaps a quirky portrait of a friend? In this tutorial we’ll show you how to photograph</i> …

Tutorials

These 9 Pro Tips On Immaculate Composition Will Help You Win At Instagram

One of the keys to why Wes Anderson’s films look so damn good is meticulous composition. (Well, meticulous <i>everything</i>, to be exact, but there’s a point coming). Every frame in a Wes Anderson movie looks as painstakingly designed as an album cover, giving the impression of a series of artful still …

Photography

A Look at Composition in Documentary Photography

In my mind, there are three important elements of a photograph. Lighting, Composition and Moment. Every picture that I love has these elements, in …

Lighting Fundamentals: High Speed Sync Versus Flash Duration

If you’re just getting started in learning how to light your shot with flashes, you may be confused about the terms “high speed sync” and “flash …

Portrait Photography

What Every Photographer That is New to Flash Should Know

Pro Tip: For this image we placed Grace’s back towards the sun so that it would give us a natural hair light. The softbox was then placed camera left …

Photography

5 Lessons Learned Switching from DSLR to Mirrorless for Travel Photography

Two months ago, after shooting for 10 years with Canon, I completely switched to Sony. It surprised some readers of my blog, as well as some fellow …

Cameras