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6 Ways to Get Perfect Backgrounds for Your Photos

There are numerous factors that go into making eye-catching portraits: the subject’s facial expression, the lighting, the framing and composition, …

Your Shot Pictures: Around the World in 15 Plates of Food

Vermicelli threads drape in India, fish fry smoke fills a kitchen in Tanzania, and a small Batman tackles a slice of cake in the United States.

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #21

Human Journey<p><b>“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” Henry David Thoreau</b><p>A good friend once told me that wildlife photography makes him sad. He explained that when he sees images of the wild creatures and unspoiled places his heart aches too deeply at the thought of what he …

Native Americans: Portraits From a Century Ago

In the early 1900s, Seattle-based photographer Edward S. Curtis embarked on a project of epic scale, to travel the western United States and document the lives of Native Americans still untouched by Western society. Curtis secured funding from J.P. Morgan, and visited more than 80 tribes over the …

Meet the Empanadas of Latin America

"Live rabbits hopped out of some of the large empanadas; birds fluttered from others." That's how food historian Rachel Laudan, in her book <i>Cuisine and Empire</i>, describes a feast eaten by Hernán Cortés and the Spanish Viceroy in Mexico City in 1538. Among the myriad dishes at the three-day feast were …

DIY No Frame Photo Display Ideas

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>No money? No frame? No worries.<p>Display your photos by using cheap everyday supplies from around the house.<p>Your …

Wozu

Project info<p>-floating lumps<p>As seen in the Plato’s allegory of the cave, all of us are constantly caught between fictions and realities, battling on the thin line between pleasure and pain.<p>“Wozu” is a series that show the states of inner collision among scared egos –individuals that want to look …

What You Need To Know Your First Year as a Freelance Photographer

<i>This interview with photographer Kyle Johnson originally appeared in our free downloadable guide,</i> The Ultimate Guide to Starting Your Photography …

Best Trips 2014

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

Travel Photography

Quick as Lightning

What is dream?

Project info<p>It's a project made on film. They are double exposure, two or more shots, where previsualization and research in the street have a key part.<br>Constantly around the city looking for "connections" between things, people, feelings, as if everything were a dream, I have tried to create new …

Finalists Of The 2014 Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Competition

No wonder these pictures made the cut to the final level of the most incredible competition held on the field of wildlife photography. Every picture …

Africa's Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

Shadows of summer

10 recipes that make the most of maple syrup: http://thekitc.hn/1l8DPoz

Fish Tacos in Baja California: 6 Deliciously Different Takes

When there are so many tacos in Baja to try, where does one go? Casey Hatfield-Chiotti has the scoop<p>Few destinations conjure up the image of a single dish as purely as Baja does the fish taco—battered and fried, typically with chopped onions, shredded cabbage, avocado, and crema. Believed to have …

Mexico

This stunning underwater shot made our list of the best travel photos for January. Check out the full gallery here: http://on.natgeo.com/1iV9Sqb Photograph by Patrik Gustafsson, National Geographic Your Shot

Free Things to Do in Oslo, Norway

Oslo is the largest city in Norway and the country’s economic hub, with a true-to-its-roots leaning toward maritime trade and industries. But a ruffian Viking heritage and a number two spot among the world’s most expensive cities in 2010 are no reason to plunder the capital city. Vigeland Sculpture …

European Travel

Best Hotels in Mexico 2014

<i>U.S. News & World Report's</i> travel editors sifted through a wide array of guest reviews and expert recommendations, and analyzed accolades and industry information to come up with the most complete list of the best luxury hotels to help travelers heading to Mexico. From beachside retreats to city …

21 Guest Books That Make Great Keepsakes

Yes, the guest book is a record of all the friends and family who attended your wedding. But it can also be a sentimental keepsake that you use or …

How To Make Queso Dip Without Velveeta, In Case Of A Shortage (PHOTOS)

Bad news, everyone: Kraft just announced that there may be a Velveeta shortage looming, just in time for queso season. Like many other disasters of epic proportions, this one comes to us via a confluence of unfortunate circumstances -- namely, extraordinarily high demand because of game-day snack …

Articles about tiny architecture 5 modern outbuildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Laure Tixier's series of felt pieces for the show Plaid Houses explores the idea of architecture as fiction, born under the...<p>Architecture critic Alexandra Lange invites Dwell along as she …

How To Post Process For Beautiful Eyes & Catchlights

It has been said many times before, the eyes are one of the key elements that photographers try and capture.<p>Here is a little video showing a …

Tutorials

Creative Eye Makeup Illustrations by Tal Peleg

Israeli makeup artist Tal Peleg, aka Scarlet Moon, uses eyeshadow and eyeliner to do more than simply shade in her eyelids. Instead, the creative makeup genius turns eyelids into her own personal canvas for clever mini paintings. She takes the small patch of skin that surrounds the eye and …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

40 Stylish Kitchen Countertop Ideas You'll Love

A countertop is to a kitchen what a statement necklace is to an outfit — make yours speak to your home's personality.<p>These days, designers have gone way beyond Carrara and Calacatta marble — they'll use just about anything for kitchen and island countertops. With options like limestone, zinc, …

Mother Turns Her Baby Boy’s Naptime Into Creative Dreamland Adventure Photos

Wherever you stand on the idea of having children, one of the advantages seems to be the infinite photographic possibilities opened up by having a …