Maureen Kane

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5 Advanced Post-Processing Mistakes You're Guilty of Committing

We’ve previously looked at post-processing mistakes made by beginners but it’s not only new photographers who struggle with post-processing. …

Tutorials

The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.<p>“I rarely find someone, really anyone, who doesn’t know some part of this story – the idea of the lost man who can’t get home after the war… the woman at home with …

Literature

A Tax-Free Retirement Strategy In Trump's New Tax Plan

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act creates an opportunity for retirees to pay attention to the new rules in effect, now that the tax filing deadline has passed and most accountants have more time to create a tax road map with all the financial accounts. The goal of creating a tax road map is to determine …

Retirement

The Six Best iPhone Photography Apps For the Serious Photographer

<i>This is a syndicated blog post from Resource Magazine. It is being republished here with permission.</i><p>iPhone’s camera software grows more and more …

Apps

12 Hiking Destinations You'll Want to Add to Your Bucket List

The best travel advice always comes from people with firsthand experience—and that's especially true when it comes to hiking trips. When you're going …

Hiking

17 Refreshing Books to Read This Summer

Here come the page-turners of summer 2018. They’re about ... maritime disaster? America’s opioid crisis? Toxic social media? The legacy of the Confederacy? How about a man who falls in love with a bear and is completely serious about it? No one said this was going to be pretty, but there are some …

Books

21 Awesome YouTube Channels Photographers Love

Today's photographers have an incredible wealth of free photography resources that help us all become better behind the lens.From eBooks and …

Photography Tutorials

24 of the Most Scenic Places to Camp in the United States

Take a road trip from coast to coast, and you’ll find beautiful sights in every state in the U.S.<p>One of the best things about traveling around the …

Hiking

How to Light Paint Product Photography Backgrounds

Light painting is a beautiful abstract lighting technique that can effortlessly evoke colour and energy from a composition. Longer shutter speeds …

Light Painting

The 7 Best Tripods to Buy in 2018 for DSLR Cameras – Page 7

Best Overall: Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100<p>Released in 2010, Vanguard’s Alta Pro 263AB 100 aluminum tripod kit offers an exceptional value and …

Cameras

6 Ridiculously Simple Tricks for Sunrise Photography

When people ask if you prefer shooting sunrise or sunset, I find that I tend to be in the minority when I definitely reply “sunrise!” Sure, you …

Landscape Photography

Easily Remove Distracting Background Elements From a Photograph In Three Steps

Sometimes a background element distracts from the focus of an image too much, but it can't be avoided in the composition. That's where this video …

Tutorials

Taxes When Using the Back Door Into a Roth IRA

The new tax law still allows high earners to contribute indirectly to a Roth IRA. But the tax bill for doing so will depend partly on whether they …

Retirement

20 Stunning Raised Garden Bed Ideas That You Need To See

Raised Garden beds are considered one of the most effective gardening techniques due to the numerous advantages they present. The main reason they …

Gardening

Golden Angle Composition in Street Photography

The golden angle is one of the most dynamic street photography techniques/compositions we can apply to our photos:<p>What is the golden angle?<p>There are …

Street Photography

Recommended Camera Settings for Portrait Photography

Taking pictures of people can be challenging for an amateur photographer. Everyone enjoys seeing good portrait photos, whether of family, friends, or …

Shutter Speed

Why the Volkswagen California van is the camper we need

A daily driver that can sleep a family of four<p>The camper and RV industry has experienced non-stop growth in the United States recently, with eight consecutive years of increasing sales. The fastest-growing sector of the market? Camper vans. <i>If you love campers and trailers,</i> <i>come join our new</i> …

RVs

An Intro to Timelapse Photography by a Hobbyist Who Became a Pro

If you enjoy watching timelapse videos but aren’t familiar with the ingredients that go into making one, check out this 3-minute video by <i>Guardian</i> …

Photography

The 3 Bucket Approach to Retirement Savings | Investopedia

Do you know what tax bracket you will be in when you retire? Predicting future tax rates can be as difficult as predicting the stock market, interest …

Retirement

3 Reasons Why All Landscape Photographers Need a Graduated ND Filter

<i>Image Credit: Martin Mägli. With NiSi Hard Nano IR GND 4(0.6) F13, ISO100, 1/15s</i><p>Living in the world we do of HDR and Photoshop and other fancy …

Landscape Photography

A Mother Keeps Wartime Secrets in Michael Ondaatje’s New Novel

Michael Ondaatje’s early books had such evocative titles, one had to pick them up and hold them for a while.<p>“The Collected Works of Billy the Kid” (1970) is a black-powder mix of poetry and prose, history and myth. His novel “Coming Through Slaughter” (1976) — for my money, Ondaatje’s masterpiece — …

Books

15 BEST DAY HIKES IN THE US TO PUT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

As much as we like crossing off epic hikes in faraway lands on our list, we know there is plenty to discover in our greater backyard, the US. Here’s …

Hiking

Make Your Garden Private With These Lovely Plant Ideas

Whether you love or hate your neighbors, you most certainly need space for your own adventures with your family that you do not want to share with …

Landscaping

The Lost Art Of Shooting Black-And

Black-and-white photography has the potential to make any photographer better, even if you mainly shoot color. At the least, it will stretch your …

Tutorials

See 30 Amazing Places in North America

From stunning natural vistas to grand urban landscapes, from Canada to the Caribbean, these breathtaking photos transport you across the continent.<p>Home to nearly 600 million people, North America's immensity is matched only by its diversity. Simmering volcanoes, dazzling architecture, open …

National Parks

Authors recommend 11 US bookstores worth traveling for

Reading material, whether destination-related or just a way to while away the journey, is an essential packing list item. But cozy, well-curated independent bookstores are often trip-worthy in their own right. We asked 11 best-selling writers to tell us which shops are worth a detour for …

Books

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 …

Sony Alpha

How to Use One of the Most Important & Most Powerful Tools in Photoshop: Curves (VIDEO)

Not too long ago we featured a helpful and easy-to-understand video from Nathaniel Dodson, aka Tutvid, on what he has called the most powerful and …

Tutorials

10 reasons why your photos are blurry

Do you sometimes get blurred photos from your camera but don't know why? The chances are it's not the camera - it's you! Here are top ten tips for …

Shutter Speed

The Secrets to Creating Super Sharp Images