Giving a kid an Apple iPad, even a used hand-me-down model, opens up a wide world of videos, games and educational apps. But taking just a few minutes to run through the settings menus goes a long way
TravelIntelligent Travel By Monica Corcoran, senior photo editor at NationalGeographic.com. It’s funny how your mind can change after you’ve tried something for the first time. I was convinced that Hipstamatic
TravelTraveler Magazine Photographer Robert J. Szabo specializes in wet plate collodion photography, a technique that was used during the Civil War, to photograph modern day battle sites and reenactors.
TravelTraveler Magazine Who doesn’t want to be a travel photographer and earn their keep by exploring the world and capturing its essence for the rest of us to see? I know I do. I was lucky enough to in
TravelTraveler Magazine In the age of Instagram, everyone’s a photographer. But a few simple tricks still make snapshots actually worth showing off. Traveler senior photo editor Dan Westergren offers top
TravelTraveler Magazine Reader question: Is it true that a great landscape image will almost always be better if there’s a human presence in it? My answer: It depends on the intended use of the picture.
TravelTraveler Magazine As a photographer and photo editor for National Geographic Traveler, people often ask me how I approach strangers when I want to take their picture — especially when there’s a barrier.
TravelTraveler Magazine National Geographic Traveler‘s Senior Photo Editor, Dan Westergren, has the distinct pleasure (and sometimes pain) of choosing which photographs run in the magazine. The award-winning
TravelTraveler Magazine Photographers, charge your batteries and clear your memory cards! The cherry blossoms are nearing peak bloom along the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., and we know you’re dying
TravelTraveler Magazine Reader Question: What is meant by good composition and how do I achieve it? My Answer: Tip No. 1: Don’t constantly put subjects in the middle of the frame. Whether it is the horizon
TravelTraveler Magazine Reader Question: What’s the best time of day to take pictures? My Answer: Most photographers love early morning and late afternoon. There are many good reasons for this. Typically,
TravelTraveler Magazine Reader Question: Which exposure mode should I use with my camera? What’s the difference between “Auto” and “A”? My Answer: I’m going to start with a bit of background on the basics
TravelTraveler Magazine Reader Question: How do I tell a story with photographs? My Answer: A photo editor’s nightmare is when someone shows him a picture and then starts to explain what’s in it. In the
TravelTraveler Magazine Reader Question: What’s your advice for taking the best portraits? My Answer: Two words: light and lens. Though any light source can work, the most flattering portraits are usually
TravelBest Of Recently I was asked if I could name a “bucket list” of iconic places in the world for photographers. It didn’t take long. Certain places attract photographers like magnets attract iron we
TravelTraveler Magazine Reader Question: What’s the best lens for landscape or cityscape photography? My Answer: When I’m trying to make an interesting landscape or cityscape picture, but nothing seems
TravelTraveler Magazine Reader Question: I’ve heard photographers talk about capturing the moment. What does that mean? My Answer: Almost every good shot captures a unique moment in time. Sometimes the
TravelTraveler Magazine Reader Question: Do most National Geographic photographers shoot in raw format? Why? My Answer: Yes, National Geographic photographers shoot exclusively in raw image format. Shooting
TravelIntelligent Travel I just returned from one of National Geographic’s photo workshops in Santa Fe, and wanted to share a few tips I think could help all photographers, amateur and professional alike.
TravelTraveler Magazine Reader Question: Are lens filters still necessary for digital photography? Are there filters that National Geographic photographers use to make their pictures look better? My Answer:
TravelTraveler Magazine Reader Question (this time, from Traveler Associate Editor Amy Alipio): How do you best photograph kids on location? I find it impossible to get all my children in the shot, in
TravelIntelligent Travel At the dawn of digital photography, professional cameras maintained the look and bulk of the 35mm film cameras that photographers had been using for a generation. But, because
TravelTraveler Magazine At National Geographic Travel we know that our readers are passionate about using cameras to document their adventures abroad and at home. The number of ways we can share our photographs
TravelIntelligent Travel I often find myself acting out a similar pattern: As soon as I see an especially poignant scene, I reach for my iPhone to capture it. Photos can be a wonderful way of sharing experiences