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12 Hiking Destinations You'll Want to Add to Your Bucket List

The best travel advice always comes from people with firsthand experience—and that's especially true when it comes to hiking trips. When you're going …

BACKPACKING CHECKLIST

Wondering what you need for a hiking trip? Use this backpacking checklist when planning an overnight hike or tackling a multi-day adventure on an …

You Can Shoot Dramatic Handheld Street Photos at Night with These Tips from a British Pro (VIDEO)

One reason some street photographers shy away from shooting at night is that they dislike lugging around a heavy tripod to steady their camera when …

Shutter Speed

How to Make Your Tent Last Forever

In the field, stuff happens, and knowing how to cope can be the difference between a great trip and a miserable one. Plus, your tent should last many …

Here’s How to Use ND and Polarizing Filters to Shoot Better Photographs (VIDEO)

While many photographers think nothing about spending big bucks on high-end cameras and premium glass, these same shooters often ignore inexpensive …

5 Great Tips for Shooting Dramatic Photographs in Black and White (VIDEO)

How about this for a fun weekend photo assignment: Get up early, grab your gear, and head into town for a bit of black-and-white street photography. …

LSD Brings Your Brain to the Edge of Chaos

This new LSD study is like an acid trip all on its own.<p>One Saturday in 1964, neurologist Oliver Sacks took a bit of amphetamines, LSD, a “touch” of cannabis, faced a white wall in his home, and said “I want to see indigo now—now!”<p>“And then,” he wrote in the New Yorker in 2012, “as if thrown by a …

How to Find Free Camping in the US

There’s lots of ways to camp—from reserving a highly coveted campsites in national parks to camping on private lands. If you’re willing to forego …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

darktable Brings Its Free, Open Source Lightroom Alternative to Windows

If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to Lightroom for managing and processing your raw photos, there’s some good news: the free and open …

Lightroom

33 Inspirational Photography New Year’s Resolutions and Assignment Ideas

Dear friend,As the new year is coming up, here are some new years resolutions we can apply to our photography:London, NYC, Kyoto, Tokyo:See upcoming …

A Step-By-Step Guide for Killer Sunrise Photos

Ask any landscape photographer, and they'll tell you that some of the most dramatic scenes they've ever photographed have occurred at sunrise.But …

Polarizing Filter Demonstration & Explanation

Before the trend of #nofilter, or even before Instagram for that matter, photographers used all manner of filters to control the color and light of …

Landscape Photography

How to Photograph Lightning: Helpful Tips for Nailing the Shot

Lightning is an amazing subject to try and photograph. Dazzling. Unpredictable. Fulfilling. I’ve been documenting the long arm of Zeus for more than …

Landscape Photography

Light Painting the Outline of a Person with Long Exposure Photography

Unlike most photographers, Jason Page creates his images in complete darkness. After experimenting with long exposures of the moon reflecting over …

Landscape Photography

The 12 Most Underrated National Parks in the U.S.

The Great Smoky Mountains is America's most popular national park, welcoming more than nine million visitors every year, followed by the Grand …

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America's Top 10 Hardest Day Hikes

The word “epic” is uttered a bit too lightly these days. Once reserved to describe the fantastic voyages of brave explorers, it’s now readily used to …

Build This Beautiful Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …

10 Things You Won't Learn While Backpacking

Backpacking is the budgeting traveler's salvation: the freedom of the journey with no extraneous ties to hefty luggage or cemented itineraries. Now I do love a good night's rest in a fancy hotel or touring a high-ticket site, but I believe every trip can benefit from at least a little backpacking …

Google Makes $150 Photo Editing Software Free

The Nik Collection is a powerful tool in the arsenal of any professional-grade photographer.<p>The list of professional-grade tools available to young artists is growing rapidly. On Monday, the animation software Toonz, preferred by Studio Ghibli and Futurama, was repackaged with a free edition. …

Photo Editing

5 apps for exploring a new city like a local

There are some things everybody knows about New Yorkers. They pay exorbitant rents, they worship pizza and they never hang out in Times Square.<p>But …

Facts about The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail, or AT, stretches more than 2,000 miles along the US East Coast.<p>The longest marked trail in the country runs from Georgia to Maine. It connects 14 states and passes through ridges and valleys of the Appalachian mountain range.<p>Parts of the AT are within a couple hours of …

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps

It’s 2:00 p.m. Your lunch sits snugly in your stomach causing fog to settle over your brain. Your energy is low. Thought processes stop mid-stream. …

Time Management

How To Make Pumpkin Pie With a Snickerdoodle Crust

Bored, tired, or—it's okay—<i>scared</i> of traditional pie dough? I've got news for you: cookie dough makes a great pie crust.<p>When developing my …

Baking

Camera Modes Explained

If you’re just learning about your camera, then chances are you’ve taken a look at the top of your camera only to become immediately confused. …