George Kontogouris

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How To Take Better Sunset Pictures

The other day I went to the beach with the idea of taking pictures at sunset. When I arrived at the beach the sky was covered with clouds that seemed …

This app gets pros to edit your Instagram pictures for free

If you’re the type of person who browses carefully curated feeds on Instagram with serious envy then Hippo Pics is an app for you.<p>The app, which is available for free on iOS-only, allows you to connect with some of the best editors Instgram has to offer. You can have them collaborate with you on …

Four Tips For Success in the Stock Photography Business

If you’re thinking about adding stock photography to your list of services, it’s a little more complicated than uploading a few photos to a stock …

PT Mobile Photography School: Photo Ideas

Now that you’ve got a good idea about the advantages of taking photos with your mobile phone, the tools and apps you can use to increase your phone’s …

These Apps Will Make You Enjoy Traveling Even More

For the last 20 months, I have been traveling and working as a digital nomad. I’m extremely grateful for the technology and apps that make my everyday life so much easier and my journey more enjoyable.<p>Today I’d like to share with you 10 great apps that will make you enjoy traveling even more. …

16 free apps that will change the way you travel

There are some that can help you find hidden gems or even efficiently navigate through the airport.<p>In the last few years, a slew of apps have gained attention for tackling problems travelers commonly face.<p>From an app that does your packing to one that connects you to free Wi-Fi, here are 16 new …

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13 Photography Channels on YouTube You Should Follow

If you’re looking for videos to watch to quench your thirst for photography, YouTube has a great selection. If you’ve never really poked around …

A Photographer: Why I Charge 500% More Than I Did Two Years Ago

For the most part there are two types of photographers. Cheap ones and not-cheap ones; often confused with bad ones and good ones. As a photographer …

So You Want to Fly a Phantom 4?

Changing Planet<p><i>The latest in the</i> <i>Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series</i><i>, in which Kike profiles interesting information, research and thoughts on using drones, UAVs and remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography.</i><p>Since I started reporting about drones in 2013, I always …

This Old iMac: Speeding Up The Photos App

The time has come my friends. I’ve talked about it. I’ve lamented that it is an ever-growing tumor on my hard drive. I’ve come to accept that there’s little I can do to stop its progress. Yes, today is the day I do something about Photos.<p>Now the most logical advice anyone can be given about Photos …

How technology will change travel in 2016

<b>FAQ: What new developments can we expect in technology and travel this year?</b><p>It’s not just new technology that is changing the world of travel so rapidly. The application and adoption of existing technology is also a key development, with many radical innovations already under way. There are, I …

8 otherworldly landscapes on planet Earth

You don’t have to hop a flight to Mars to see out-of-this-world landscapes. From Krypton-style crystal caves to strange rock formations, Earth gives the seven other planets in our solar system a run for their money. Here are eight of the most jaw-dropping, alien-like places on Mother Earth.<p>1. Salar …

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5 photo apps you need for your next trip

It takes more than an Instagram filter and a tap on your touch screen to get a winning photo. A good travel photo has to tell a story and capture the essence of the place. It also has to look aesthetically pleasing. Luckily, there's an app for that – there are plenty, actually. From editing like …

10 incredible ways to see Iceland

The land of fire and ice is awash with glaciers, towering volcanoes and geothermal pools. Add to that Reykjavik, its hip capital, and you have a destination that provides not just otherworldly sights but also plenty of culture.<p>Whether you’re in search of the Northern Lights or the sights featured …

The Most Beautiful Waterfalls In The World

You'll want to go chasing thesewaterfalls. Trust.<p>If you're looking for a spectacular getaway, consider adding these waterfalls to your bucket list. Not only will they take your breath away, you'll get to visit some pretty far-flung, exotic locations in the process.<p>And, to take some of the guesswork …

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10 reasons to visit Scotland in 2016

Of all of Scotland’s attractions for visitors, the highlands and islands of its rugged west coast hold pride of place for their wild, haunting beauty. Ten reasons for visiting this summer include a new footpath linking famous whisky distilleries, star gazing with astronomers in the dark skies of …

Типичный житель Дальнего Востока – кто он? - Russia Beyond по-русски

<b>Как выглядит типичный житель?</b><p>Этих людей вообще мало кто видел. Поэтому некоторым москвичам кажется, что жители Дальнего Востока (ДВ) – это страдальцы где-то на окраине мира. Жители центральной и европейской частей России если и летят на Дальний Восток, то, как правило, за «длинным рублем»: высокими …

New photo storage solution Monument is just like Google Photos -- except you own it

Your photographs are important — but so is memory on your smartphone. Monument hopes to save you the trouble of negotiating between the two with a private storage option that can sync all of your photos across devices.<p>Monument’s private storage and sync options aren’t new, but the device also uses …

Master photography with Adobe's all-inclusive training bundle

Save over 90 percent on 65+ hours of photography and image editing training from Adobe.<p>Want to take your photography skills to the next level? A more expensive camera may result in a sharper quality curve for amateur shooters, but a core understanding of photography principles and refined image …

Qantas' New Digital Magazine Pushes the Boundaries of Content Marketing

Australian airline Qantas, like many brands, wants to reach younger people, so it’s turning to content.<p>AWOL, a brand-content site created last year …

Top Five Most Beautiful Hotels in Scotland

It's hard to find somewhere more beautiful than Scotland. From its lochs and highlands to the historic cities, it's easy to see why it's inspired stories and movies alike.<p>It's hard to find somewhere more beautiful than Scotland. From its lochs and highlands to the historic cities, it's easy to see …

Take Better Photos in the Mountains – Part 1

Adventure<p>Like many “pros” out there, I’m a self-taught photographer—after all photography itself is not that complicated. Over the years I’ve become a lot more efficient at capturing the outdoors, but my style has never changed. Everyone has their own style, and that’s not something that should be …

45 Of The Most Stunning Paradises In The World

<i>Ever wonder where the next paradise you should run off to is? These 45 travel bloggers have revealed their perfect place from all over the world. NOTE: If you have an extreme case of wanderlust, look away now! These places are beyond stunning!</i><p><b>New Zealand</b> - A Broken Backpack<p><i>"What if Paradise is in</i> …

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The 10 Most Romantic Small Towns in Italy

When it comes to setting the mood, Italy has so much more to offer than serenades along the canals of Venice. In fact, some of its most dreamy holiday destinations are little-known towns and villages, from low-key Sicilian seaside escapes to medieval hamlets in the Umbrian countryside. This roundup …

Adobe's new Lightroom helps photographers fill in panorama gaps

Adobe Systems updated its Lightroom software on Wednesday so people stitching multiple photos into one panorama can preserve more of the scene.<p>Panoramic stitching is a popular way to turn a lot of smaller shots into a sweeping vista, handy for landscape photographers and others who want to offer an …

Deep Dive Into Google's Travel Ambitions

Executive Summary<p>Google is already the dominant player in travel advertising but now, after four years of acquisitions and product development, the …

These Are The 25 Most Amazing Hotels Across The World

According to TripAdvisor and their many reviews, that is.<p>Let's be honest, your hotel selection can make or break a vacation. Pick a spot with sub-par service, inedible food, an atmosphere that leaves much to be desired, or a lumpy bed and suddenly that's all you can talk about. Because how can you …

The 10 Bestselling Photos on 500px and Why They’re So Popular

Its been 2 years since 500px expanded beyond being a simple photo-sharing service by launching a commercial licensing system for photographers. We …

TPG’s 13 Must-Visit Destinations for 2016

<i>As we kick off another year, Team TPG has gotten together to muse over the epic trips various team members have taken in 2015, and to look forward to</i> …

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