Christian Hein

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Here’s Why ICC Profiles Are So Important for Printing Photos

<b>You can request a free sample pack of Canson Infinity Baryta Prestige here.</b><p>There’s never been a better time to engage in printmaking and the …

Printing

Color Composition Is Very Important in Photography

How you use colors in photography is very important. Colors are an essential part of your composition and can either make or break your photo.<p>In this …

Photography

The Pros and Cons of Hiking with Trekking Poles

The Question<p>Have you ever used trekking poles while hiking? If you have, did you notice any difference in your experience on the trail? If you …

They died doing what they loved: When words meant to soothe fail to comfort

In the days after the deaths of three hikers at B.C.'s Shannon Falls Provincial Park earlier this month, many friends and family described Alexey …

Kayaking Is the Best Form of Stress Relief I've Found

"Kayaking is a way to exit the urban cacophony, completely and totally."<p>At every house or apartment I have rented in the last six years, I’ve had to find space for a 12-foot, 60-pound piece of plastic. I’ve stashed my kayak in the weedy, cluttered backyards of low-rent landlords who didn’t really …

Land on horizon for trans-Tasman kayaker

Land is on the horizon for trans-Tasman kayaker Scott Donaldson.<p>After setting off from New South Wales and spending weeks at sea he's tracking to …

Video: Alex Honnold and Jonathan Siegrist Get Outside Their Comfort Zones

When we watch climbers like Alex Honnold and Jonathan Siegrist pull off epic climbs, they often make it look effortless. But what we don't always see …

How to Sleep in Your Truck

As I’ve <i>thoroughly</i> established in the past, I am an avowed enemy of sleeping in or on a vehicle while camping. Doing so compromises important things on your truck, such as safety, fuel economy, and handling, while failing to deliver superior camping comfort. But there are times when that compromise …

Erlebnisreiche Besteigung der Zugspitze über Reintal und Knorrhütte

Erlebnisreiche Hüttentour auf den Gipfel der Zugspitze. Durch die Partnachklamm und das Reintal zur Knorrhütte. Auch für weniger erfahrene Alpinisten …

Zehn spektakuläre Gratwanderungen für echten Nervenkitzel

<i>Gratwanderungen sind nichts für schwache Nerven. Wenn es zu beiden Seiten steil hinunter geht, ist der versierte Bergsteiger gefragt. Wir haben zehn</i> …

Paddling on the Achterwasser

<b>Tour name:</b> Achterwasser <b><br>degree of difficulty:</b> easy <b><br>Tour length:</b> 46km <b><br>alignment:</b> round trip <b><br>GPS:</b> route and track as GPX<p>Usedom. With an average of 1906 …

Paddle Tour Leipzig

<b>Tour name:</b> Leipzig (Weiße Elster) <b><br>degree of difficulty:</b> easy <b><br>Tour length:</b> 13km <b><br>alignment:</b> South <b><br>GPS:</b> route and track as GPX<p>City tours are not really ours …

Hydration Bladder

About two liters of fluid should be consumed by one adult per day. On days with particularly high physical stress even more.<br>When walking, paddling, …

Down feather

What‘s a down?<p>Down are small, very soft feathers. In most bird species, they grow under the visible feathers as an undergarment, ensuring optimum …

Kayaking at the island of Usedom

Sleeping bag

What you should consider when buying<p>It said Albert Einstein have done it daily 14 hours. Napoleon supposedly only four.<br>And you? Everyone has a very …

A Basic Guide to Choosing Your ISO Setting

One feature of our digital cameras that evolves with every single generation of sensors and processors is ISO performance. With astronomical ISO …

Aquaforno II: World’s Most Versatile Outdoor Cooking Stove

With all the technologies taking over our time, it is high time that you go outside and get back to nature with your family and friends. The … Read …

Camping

Climbing on the Greifensteine

<b>Tour name:</b> Greifensteine <b><br>Degree of difficulty:</b> 2 – 9+ UIAA <b><br>Safeguarding</b>: traditional Saxon <b><br>Route length:</b> 30m <b><br>Alignment:</b> all <b><br>Access time:</b> 5min <b><br>Type of rock:</b> …

Climbing

Should You Shoot with Flash or No Flash? Two Pros Go Head-to-Head to Find Out (VIDEO)

It’s one of the eternal debates in photography: which is better, shooting with a flash or with just natural light? Two professional photographers who …

Star Stacking For Pinpoint Stars And Low Noise

The Milky Way rises over a fairly intimate canyon view in Canyonlands National Park in Utah. The green color in the sky is from …

Landscape Photography

How to Live on a Sailboat for 12 Years

Inside Liz Clark's new book, "Swell," which documents her decade-long surf trip on a sailboat<p>Southern California native Liz Clark lived on a sailboat …

Fujifilm Camera Setup and Accessories for Shooting High-Quality Videos

Whether you just bought the new Fujifilm X-H1 or are working with a different Fuji mirrorless camera, this is how to get cinematic results from your …

Sharpen Images and Get Rid of Halos in Photoshop

Have you ever edited and sharpened a photograph you wanted to print or post online only to have halos around the edges? Have you ever wanted to know …

Kyrgyzstan Trekking by Horse - Into Jyrgalan and the Boz Uchuk Lakes

We had heard amazing things about Kyrgyzstan trekking. Though we looked forward to hiking into the mountains, doing it by horse sounded even more …

Explorer Will Steger Sets Off on 1000-Mile Solo Expedition in Arctic Canada

Will Steger is no stranger to traveling in the remote, wild places of our planet. His adventure resume includes leading the first dogsled expedition …

Six Important Tips for Creating a Successful Photo Project

Creating a photo project can be daunting and it takes a lot of planning. Here are six important tips to ensure your photo project is a success.<p>I'm in …

Paddling beyond the Arctic Circle

<b>Tour name:</b> Tromsø – Narvik <b><br>degree of difficulty:</b> advanced <b><br>Tour length:</b> 175km <b><br>alignment:</b> South-West <b><br>GPS:</b> route and track as GPX<p>Every year, the orcas head …

Norway: Sea kayaking beyond the Arctic Circle

Failure as a chance

We love success stories.<br>Stories of people, who made it to the top despite plenty of obstacles. Stories of radiant winners on the podium, Oscar …