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10 of the best insider's tips to Amsterdam

With tickets for Eurostar’s direct service to Amsterdam on sale from 20 February, we pick some of the city’s best restaurants, parks and cultural attractions away from the tourist centre<p>Amsterdam’s reputation for stag dos, spliff and sex tourism belies the rich pickings beyond Dam Square. Described …

European Travel

Here’s How to Get Perfect In-Camera White Balance: No Editing Required! (VIDEO)

Whether your passion is nature photography, portraiture, macro, or shooting sports, it’s likely you’ve devoted considerable processing time to color …

The Most Affordable Bed and Breakfast in Every U.S. State, Mapped

Tired of staying in the same hotel chains and looking for a little more of a unique experience? Typically, Bed and Breakfasts (or B&Bs as they are …

The Best Hacks For Finding A Cheap Flight

The airline industry desperately wants to squeeze as many Benjamins out of us flyers as they can, but you don’t have to fall prey to their price …

How to Find the Best ISO for Astrophotography: Dynamic Range and Noise

ISO is one of the three major exposure settings in the exposure triangle of a digital camera — shutter time, f/number, and ISO. Of the three, it is …

Off-switch for CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system discovered

UC San Francisco researchers have discovered a way to switch off the widely used CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system using newly identified anti-CRISPR …

Genetics

How to Set Your White Balance for the Most Common Types of Streetlights

Streetlights are the driving force behind nighttime street scenes and how they make us feel. The way streetlights spread their light, the shadows …

Google Nik Collection review

Google Nik Collection is a set of seven premium photo-enhancing filters that can be used as Photoshop plugins, or as standalone programs. The suite …

Digital Photography

An introduction to the scientific, artistic, and computing aspects of digital photography. Topics include lenses and optics, light and sensors, …

The Only National Park Road Trip Map You Will Ever Need

If you want to experience national parks with the fervor of an absolute maniac, you can dive into this awesome interactive map to its conclusion. Or, …

The optimal road trip across the U.S. stopping at the U.S. National Parks

National Parks

Old School: How to Meter and Expose for Any Lighting Situation

It’s time for a long overdue post. Looking back through my archives, I realized that I’ve covered topics like film selections and scanning film but …

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography Design Part 2: Advanced Composition

Without composition there is just visual chaos with no beginning or end, no direction or cycle, no shape or difference between dark and light. This …

Landscape Photography

5 New Travel Startups Helping Hotel Guests Get the Best Rates

There are few hotels that wouldn’t prefer guests to book direct rather than choosing an online travel agency. But how do they feel about letting …

Hospitality

Croatia travel advice: holidays for families with teenagers

<b>Brigid O’Malley writes</b><p>I would like some information on the best resort in Croatia for three teenagers and four adults. We would ideally like somewhere with a sandy beach and nightlife, but not too rowdy – a place where it’s possible to have a quiet night, too.<p><b>Jane Foster, Croatia expert, …

European Travel

City Guide: Budapest

Most first-time visitors are surprised to find that Budapest is actually two cites: colorful Buda and hard-working Pest. They are separated by the …

European Travel

Skyrocket Your Landscape Photography Composition

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Landscape Photography

A Simple, Effective Noise Reduction Technique for Night Sky Photos

Noise reduction for night sky photos can be tricky, because the algorithms at play often reduce the sharpness of your stars while removing noise in …

South African Wildflowers Come Alive in this Lightroom Tutorial (Sponsored)

In the lush surroundings of his Cape Town home, photographer Gavin Pickford ventures into the mountains, wildflowers, and coastlines of South Africa. …

Tutorials

5 Quick and Simple Lightroom Edits to make your Images Pop

Since its original release, Adobe’s Lightroom has grown into perhaps one of the best tools a photographer can use. Initially designed as an image …

How to get up close and personal with photography

82-year-old veteran photographer Bruce Davidson doesn’t do detached observation. His approach has nearly always been to get up close and personal with his subjects. “Robert Capa said if you’re not getting good pictures it’s because you’re not getting close enough”, muses the Illinois-born luminary, …

Street Photography

Tips for Using Telephoto Lenses

Birding is one of the most popular hobbies in the world (almost as popular as photography), and when I was a park ranger I learned two tips from …

Nikon D-series

Trip Planning For The Technologist

Whether you're planning your next big journey or you're just a joyous armchair traveler, these sites and apps will help you figure out the best …

Gravitational waves: Could this be the biggest physics discovery in decades?

Scientists may have proven Einstein’s last unproven theory. Watch Perimeter Institute panel right here at 1pm ET to understand why this changes the …

Physics

10 Myths About the Rule of Thirds

My name is Tavis Leaf Glover, and I’m an artist just like you, trying to create art that I can be proud of and share with the world. Though, …

How to Photograph the Moon as Sharply as Possible

They say to always shoot for the moon—but in photography, when you fail, you don’t land amongst the stars. Your moon just looks like an overexposed …

Photography

Being Somewhere - Low Impact Living

Home<p>Thank you, thank you, thank you for the overwhelming support we are receiving following our house fire; from the fire fighters who were so great …

A Complete 30 Minutes Night Timelapse Tutorial That Covers Everything You Need To Know

Taking a time-lapse is a complex task. Unlike a photo, which you can chimp and (usually) retake, retaking a time-lapse is not as trivial. This is why …

Time-lapse Photography

Cool Camping Ideas: Everyone Should Know these

A trip with your family can be pretty much everything you could ask from a holiday if you have some cool camping ideas. In the summer, when the …

Lyme Disease

Upstart Icelandic WOW air to offer deep-discount flights out of Toronto, Montreal

An Icelandic low-cost carrier is out to create some turbulence in the Canadian market with plans to offer deeply discounted fares on transatlantic flights out of Toronto and Montreal.<p>WOW air, founded by serial entrepreneur Skuli Mogensen, is launching two new routes from Montreal and Toronto to the …