Liam Bray

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Gritty Street Photos of Tokyo in the 70s and 80s

"When the last trains in Tokyo are gone, along with the businessmen and women, students, and the workers of restaurants and bars, Tokyo is deserted, and the 'other face of Tokyo' emerges," writes photographer Masatoshi Naito about his photo book.<p><i>All photos by Masatoshi Naito, courtesy of Super Labo.</i><p>…

Japan

Shooting a 300-Megapixel Photo: Film vs Digital

For a recent project, I was tasked with shooting a hot rod. It was exciting from the beginning, because this particular kind of car is pretty rare …

With the X-T2, I finally get why people love Fujifilm cameras

I've tested a handful of Fujifilm cameras over the years, but none of them have convinced me to switch from my shooter of choice, the Sony A7 II. That full-frame sensor is hard to beat. But, with the recently announced X-T2, I might be willing to reconsider. Fujifilm's new flagship mirrorless …

The Leica M8 - A simple, digital, rangefinder

Released a decade ago, the M8 was Leica’s first digital rangefinder. By the standards of most people, this thing is now old technology; it’s long in …

Cameras

5 Ways to Improve Your Creativity in Street Photography

When I started photography nine years ago, I didn’t have a problem going out and finding inspiration. Everything was so new and, subsequently, there …

Today I'm Turning 25, and All I Want to Do Is Travel

Good morning from Hanoi, Vietnam!<p>Today is May 24, 2016. That means I've been alive for a quarter-of-a-century. Damn, that's a crazy thought.<p>But it's not that crazy, really. Time goes fast. I still feel like I am 18 years old, and I'll always feel that way.<p>As a new 25 year old, I feel like I've …

Five Countries, One Camera: Travels with the Leica Q

It happened by accident really. A few years ago, a couple girlfriends and I started talking about getting together. Life had taken us in different …

Downton Abbey

My Most Important Camera Feature is How It Makes Me Feel

Recently one of my cousins messaged me asking for some camera advice. He was looking for help choosing a new camera and wondered if I had any …

Nat Geo Tells Us Where to Backpack in 2016

2016 is just a month old, but if you haven't started planning your travel yet, you're probably missing out on precious time. Thankfully, National …

A lifelong focus: Photographer Santiago Lyon's forced resilience

Cameraman Miguel Gil Moreno, right, follows a Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) member in June 1998 in the province of Kosovo while covering the escalating conflict between ethnic Albanian fighters and Serb forces. It was Mr. Moreno’s death in an ambush in Sierra Leone in 2000 that convinced Santiago …

5 Reasons Why Every Photographer Should Have a Blog

<i>This is a syndicated blog post from Keenan Rivals. It and the images here are being used with permission. We’ve got a larger workshop on this: three</i> …

Happiness Hacks: 10 Ways to Infuse Your Life with Joy

<b>“There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>Life seems complicated these days.<p>We’re all busy pursuing happiness, yet how …

The Minimalism Checklist

The average home in the U.S. contains about three hundred thousand items. What on earth? What are we even doing with all that stuff?If your house …

The Seven Joys of Travel, From a Joyful Traveler

Thomas Swick has been a farmhand in Alsace, an English teacher in Poland and a journalist at newspapers like The Sun-Sentinel, in South Florida, where he was travel editor for 19 years. In a genre now saturated with destination marketers masquerading as travel writers, Mr. Swick stands out as a …

How to Quit Your Job and Travel for Two Years

<i>By Terence Loose, Contributor</i><p>Years ago, on a Sunday afternoon, I sat across from my wife Gayl in a taco stand and told her that I thought we should sell our house, quit our jobs and sail to Tahiti. "Terry, we don't know how to sail," she said.<p>She had a point, but I was much more worried about the …

Photographer Inspires Serious Wanderlust With ’72 Hours’ Project

When Wales-based photographer Finn Beales travels the globe, he gives himself three days to immerse himself in the culture and landscape of each …

Photography

The Case Against Minimalism: When It's Good to Want More

Here's what I want to admit even though it feels uncomfortable: I want a big life. I want greatness. I want big impact.<p>I'm done lessening my desire. …

7 Reasons Why You Should Go on a Day Trip From Berlin to Dresden, Germany

I hadn't heard much about the city prior to my visit so was amazed on arrival in the old historic centre, built in the 1800s from stone after a huge fire destroyed the city. It was later further damaged during World War 2 and I was intrigued to see the mix of old and new throughout, with many …

The Video That Will Make You Want To Drop Everything And Visit Iceland

Iceland is one of the most breathtaking countries to explore in, dare I say it, all the world! Its dramatic landscape gives us travellers some of the …

The Italian Bicicletto Is In A League Of Its Own

Home » Cars & Bikes » The Italian Bicicletto Is In A League Of Its Own<p>Developed in Torino, Italy, Bicicletto is a new incredible electric bike – if …

Capturing life of your own city

Today I am starting my very personal series of articles called “My X Photographs”. In this weekly series I will be sharing with you my own images …

7 Little Ways to Make Life Simpler

<i>Anyone can make today more complicated than it has to be, and most people will. It takes a touch of wisdom to do the opposite.</i>Our days fill up so …

Couple Travels the World Capturing Candid Fairy Tale Images

Victoria Yore and Terrence Drysdale share a magic-infused perspective through their fine art photography. The model-photographer duo are traveling the world, collecting shots of the magnificent, remote, and dramatic landscapes they encounter. Their photo series, <i>Follow Me Away</i>, is quickly going …

Photography

7 Powerful Beliefs That Will Lead You to Success

Whatever you're setting out to do, these 7 essentials beliefs can help steer you toward your goals.<p>We all have that inner voice--the that tells you you're not going to make it.<p>That you're not good enough. You're undeserving. It's too late. You can't win. You fail at everything.<p>If you listen to it, …

Motivation

The Travel Backpack We’ve Been Waiting for Has Arrived

Traveler favorite This Is Ground just debuted their first backpack, and we’re in love with its old-meets-new features.<p>A great backpack is a travel lifesaver: Fill it with everything you need to ensure as comfortable a flight as possible, throw it over your shoulder, and go. Of course, some …

Interview: Photographer Patricia Davidson Devotes Her Nomadic Life to Landscape Photography

Photographer Patricia Davidson is dedicated to capturing the vibrancy of Mother Nature. That's why she's now traveling the United States in an RV with her husband, pursuing her passion full-time. Along the way, Davidson has photographed landscapes that are as energetic as they are diverse. There …

Landscape Photography

Seven Zen Stories That Could Open Your Mind

For centuries, Zen masters have used stories and koans, or paradoxical riddles, to help students realize their true nature. These stories are often …

Top 20 Travel Photos on 500px So Far This Year

At the end of every year we do a “Best of *inset year here*” series, in which we count down the top 10 most popular photos in every single category. …

Post-Trip Depression Is Real. See Your Doctor. Or Just Book Another Ticket.

One year after leaving New York, we arrived back in the city on a bitter, cold-ass February night. My husband and I had spent the past year chasing summer across 23 countries on 6 continents during an amazing round-the-world trip, and this was the first time we'd felt this level of cold since …