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The Best Movies Of 2016

2016's movies have had a plenty to offer. We’ve revelled at <i>The Revenant</i>, delighted at Denis Villeneuve, battled with Batman and Superman, gone ga-ga …

Critically-Acclaimed

The 25 best destinations for winter sun

Costa Rica

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Hiking

Bright Container House

A young family’s home made from 5 shipping containers in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. More info. Bright Container House.

Oklahoma

50 Albums Released In 1985 That Still Sound Great Today

30 years on, what albums from 1985 still pack a punch? From ‘Hounds Of Love’ to ‘Psychocandy’ via some lesser known gems, here’s 50 that have stood …

The 50 best Glastonbury Festival performances

Sony World Photography Awards 2016: the final shortlist

More than 230,000 images were entered into the World Photography Organisation’s professional, open and youth categories, encompassing the delicate handling of private moments to the capturing of the year’s biggest news stories.<p>Themes covered include the Ukraine conflict, Europe’s refugee crisis, …

Photography

‘My favourite beach in the world’ – readers’ travel tips

Wild, peaceful, fun, busy, hot ... we all love the seaside, whether it’s just along the coast from Swansea or sweltering under a tropical sky<p><b>Winning tip: Punta Uva, Costa Rica</b><p>Just a winding road away from vibrant Caribbean-infused Puerto Viejo is the Gandoca-Manzanillo wildlife refuge, a haven for …

Costa Rica

The new Olympus PEN-F camera is high class in every sense

Camera manufacturer Olympus is celebrating its 80th anniversary by releasing a heritage-style camera that boasts style and high specs.<p>The new PEN-F Digital channels the retro design of the original 1963 PEN camera, but brings with it the technology of the company’s more advanced devices, as well as …

Backpackers' experiences: readers’ travel tips

<b>Winning tip: Night train to Siping, China</b><p>The sleeper train journey from Beijing to Siping in Jilin province takes about 11 hours. I was sort of swept to the right compartment by a combination of conductors and passengers. My bunk was the topmost of three and I was halfway up there when a yank on my …

Hot Springs

10 of the best travel apps … that you'll actually use

No one needs a smartphone full of gimmicky apps. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best tools for the digital-savvy traveller<p>The updated 2017 version of the best travel apps<p>Citymapper<p>For a long time, whenever I was spotted using Google Maps to navigate London’s public transport network a friend …

Apps

Your Desire to Create is Stifling Your Creativity

Photography is tough. There's no doubt about that. The gear and the numbers are the easy parts. These can be practiced, learned, and applied over …

24 Magical Images of Light Trails

Capturing light trails of something moving, often a vehicle, is somewhat magical because it’s something you cannot see with the naked eye. So only …

Excerpts from Uncle Bob’s Wedding Photo Blog

We all know Uncle Bob: the man, the myth, the photobombing, shot-blocking, wedding-wrecking legend! Turns out, when he purchased his first digital …

The coolest Airbnb properties in ski resorts

Skiing

15 incredible places to pitch a tent this fall

We've put together a collection of destinations that offer everything from beautiful foliage to clear skies you can enjoy year-round.<p>From the dramatic landscape of Utah's Arches National Park to star-filled skies in Africa's Sahara Desert, here are 15 unique destinations for camping this fall.

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

The Big Picture photography competition: round 375

Medellín, Colombia: a miracle of reinvention

Once dubbed the ‘most dangerous city on earth’, Medellín is now one of Colombia’s liveliest and most creative<p>I had my doubts about Medellín. Next time someone says “most dangerous city on earth”, I’ll pull a machine gun on them – that spurious claim was made over a quarter of a century ago, in Time …

South America

25 Award-Winning Wedding Photos You Just Have To See

These are not your average wedding pictures.<p>Four times a year, the Fearless Awards honor the very best photos by the world's top wedding photographers. And the most recent collection, released Tuesday, is no exception.<p>After poring over more than 15,000 submissions from 1,300 photographers, a group …

Weddings

Photographer Uses Fireworks and Long Exposures to Make Trees Drip Light

“Impermanent Sculptures” is a series of light-painting photos by Brazilian photographer Vitor Schietti. One of the interesting ideas found in the …

The world's best city skylines

Top 10 Best Places To Visit In The World

10 images<p>Lonely Planet have named the 500 most amazing places in the world<p>Aya Sofya Turkey Credit: REX<p>Travellers of the world, listen up!<p>Lonely …

South America

How to Organize Your Photos in Lightroom

The Lightroom Catalog is a database containing all the relevant information that Lightroom needs about your photos in order to process your images …

Tutorials

9 creative photo ideas to try in October

As part of our ongoing series to help you get more creative with your digital camera, each month we publish some fun, seasonal, creative photo ideas …

7 tips for great road trip photos

Want to capture the magic and majesty of a road trip? Follow this simple advice from a pro photographer...<p>The journey is often more important than …

A Creative & Beautiful Portrait Idea to Try this Week

Want to try something different with your portraits this week? Add a bit of diversity to your portfolio? Maybe just mess around and have a bit of fun …

Escaping modern China: unwind in historic Huizhou

It is said that an immortal from the north flying on a goose was so taken by the scenery at Huizhou’s West Lake that she landed and turned into Flying Goose Mountain. This is how Huizhou got its term of endearment, “City of the Goose”.<p>Located on the eastern periphery of the Pearl River Delta in …

Asia Travel