Brian O'Connell

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The Best Ways for Getting Sharper Photos

I'm sure we've all experienced focusing problems.You know - you have an otherwise pretty good shot, but the subject is just ever so slightly out of …

The Top 10 Things I Wish I Had Known as a Beginner Photographer

Oh the road to becoming the best photographer you can be, you come across loads of useful information… and some not-so-useful information. Sometimes, …

Top 10

Top Five Budget Laptops for Photographers in 2016

When the world shifted from celluloid to digital, the computer became the main component in developing our images to their fullest potential. Instead …

10 Impressionable Bedrooms With Sea Views

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50+ Best Home Decorating Ideas of All Time

These home decor tips from top designers take good design to the next level.<p>Whether you're decorating your first home or your fifth, great design is in the details. We've consulted top designers and scoured our archives to find the best ideas for every room in the house.

Home Decorating

I can feel Japan calling me back

ON A FORESTED hilltop in Japan, I once observed an old man deep in prayer at a Shinto shrine. Clap, clap, went his hands, followed by a moment of …

Japan

A Not-So-Easy Hike for an Otherworldly View

Photo: Brandon Morris<p>A year ago, Brandon and LeAnn Morris decided to quit their jobs in Seattle and hit the road. Not an uncommon premise for anyone that follows any adventurous Instagram accounts, but they actually did it. Six months of passport stamps from Nepal, Thailand, New Zealand, Japan, …

Take Better Digital Photos By Understanding Your Camera’s ISO Settings

What does ISO stand for, you ask? ISO stands for International Standards Organization, which refers to the group that set the standards for film …

Digital Cameras

10 of the best bourbon cocktails

Why stop at the Old Fashioned? We share 10 delicious bourbon whisky cocktail recipes you'll make again and again<p>Bourbon: it always conjures up balmy southern nights, the air wafting the scents of jasmine and the sounds of jazz. Rain not withstanding, it tastes just as good on a south London …

Bill Nye explains climate change in 90 seconds using only emoji

Bill Nye the Science Guy is back to explain climate change using a language everyone can understand — emoji. It's climatology emojified!<p>To put it …

10 unexpected candidates for song of the summer

iggy who?<p>Music always sounds better during the summer, providing the perfect soundtrack to those sunny afternoons spent sipping tall Margaritas on a boat. Give these 10 under-the-radar songs a listen when you’re tired of bumping this season’s major players, like Fetty Wap’s unstoppable “Trap …

Music

The Best Recipe Videos on YouTube for People With “No Time to Cook”

<i>House of Cards</i> is great and all, but in truth our favorite thing to binge watch is cooking videos. There’s something addictive, even therapeutic, …

Gorgeous Traditional Temari, Embroiedered By a 92 Year Old Woman

Temari (meaning handball), is a Japanese folk art form of embroidering balls for handball games or just plain decoration. Back in the day (around 7th century AD), the spheres were made from old kimono remnants that were wadded up into a ball and then wrapped with strips of fabric. Over time, the …

Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

After months of seeing the stunning entries in the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, it's finally time to announce the winners! Out of more than 18,000 entries from photographers around the world, Marko Koroec took home the grand prize for his amazing photo of a dramatic storm cloud. …