Patty Schenewerk

816 Flips | 21 Magazines | 88 Likes | 123 Following | 62 Followers | @SandyFeet2 | I am a lover of travel, photography, and a activist for social change, invisible disabilities, poverty, and humanity.

A Step-By-Step Guide for Killer Sunrise Photos

Ask any landscape photographer, and they'll tell you that some of the most dramatic scenes they've ever photographed have occurred at sunrise.But …

100 trips everyone should take in America

The US is known for its incredible variety of landscapes, cuisines, and cultures. From Broadway shows and spectacular restaurants in New York City to ancient adobe buildings in Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, there's something amazing to see in every state.<p>And while there are endless opportunities for …

National Parks

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5 Great American Road Trips, Mapped From Start To Finish

Hit the road Jack!<p>There’s no doubt that international travel is glorious. But sometimes we’re so eager to go abroad that we forget to be tourists in our own country. Why not explore the beauty in your own backyard by taking to the open road?<p>We’ve mapped out five great American road trips from start …

Columbia River

30+ Travel Bloggers Earning Over 5,000 USD / Month & How They Monetize Their Blogs

There’s a big difference between having a ‘popular’ vs. a ‘profitable’ blog. You can be a very popular blogger but you might not be monetizing your …

A flycatcher is perched on a creosote bush just near our side door. - The wind ruffles his feathers, invisible fingers through each tiny plume. - The flycatcher considers the basin before him, the endless space that could never be filled. - He is comfortable to be small and inconsequential as he is. - I am also.

The simplest bar clamps you can make

7 Tips and Tricks for Photographing Landscapes With a Wide-Angle Lens

By and large, the landscape images you see in magazines and online are taken with a wide-angle lens. It’s the go-to focal length for landscapes for a …

Landscape Photography

Point of View Street Photography With the Fujifilm X-Pro 2

Fujifilm’s X-Pro 2 is known for its Leica-esq appearance and, much like the Leica, also known and revered in street photography circles as a camera …

The 4 Elements of a Great Candid Photo

Follow Craig Semetko's four simple rules of composition to up your photography game in 2017.<p>Renowned (at least on our site) for a heightened sense of comedic timing, photographer Craig Semetko explains how to frame and capture the perfect moment in a new video from the Cooperative of Photography. …

7 New Year’s Resolutions Every Photographer Should Make in 2017

Every year I learn more about photography as an art form and a business. I’ve struggled over the past few years with finding a balance between …

National parks are some of the most beautiful places in America, and we need your help to keep it that way. This year, take the #YellowstonePledge to help protect the natural beauty, wildlife and yourself at #Yellowstone National Park: go.nps.gov/YellowstonePledge. Here’s to a year of adventures in 2017! Photo @yellowstonenps Gibbon River by #NationalPark Service. #findyourpark #usinterior

Don’t Let Blown Out Clouds Ruin Your Landscape Photos: Here’s an Easy Photoshop Fix (VIDEO)

We’ve all been there: You’re shooting a beautiful landscape with bright billowing clouds and some interesting shadow detail, so what do you do? You …

Startup’s ‘Farm From a Box’ kit grows enough food for 150 people

Everything you need to start a small farm—in a shipping container<p>We’ve seen many a clever shipping container building, but rarely one that so effectively combines transportability with community impact. But here comes Farm From a Box, essentially a shipping container starter kit that holds …

How to Use A National Parks Pass

For the traveler who can’t get enough of our nation’s natural beauty.<p>You could spend a lifetime trying to cover all of America’s remarkable national …

An Ellipse-Cutting Router Jig, Multifunctional Wooden Boxes, a DIY Urban Sawmill, a Steel Fire Pit & More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Wooden Spoon</b><p>Jimmy DiResta is the man who can make anything out of anything. I love how he starts with …

Woodworking

5 Wild Escapes You Can Access by Public Transportation

In the West, there are often many miles of highway and gravel roads between you and that remote trail. But not everybody in this country has a car, and lots of people don’t even want a car. Luckily, living car-free doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice time outside, and there are legitimate adventure …

Behold the Spectacular Starlit Skies of Malaysian Nature/Landscape Photographer Grey Chow

Grey Chow is a Malaysian photographer based in Kuala Lumpur and while his extensive portfolio of nature, architectural and landscape work is …

6 unforgettable road trips through the South

Florida State Road A1A<p>This route hugs the eastern edge of Florida from Miami to the Georgia-Florida line. It’s a two-lane, 72-mile highway that takes …

Top 10 Things to Do in Arkansas

Build your own adventure by mixing and matching these Arkansas exploits.<p>Extraordinary experiences await in the Natural State—where you can dig for diamonds, float down a wild river, and retrace the footsteps of civil rights pioneers.<p><b>1. Hit the trail</b><p>Take a walk on Arkansas’s wild side on a leisurely …

The 3 Best National Parks To Visit in Colorado

There are 27 national monuments, historic trails, sites, forests, and parks in the state of Colorado. Here are our favorite three.<p>The National Park …

National Parks

Here Are 19 of The Most Incredible Nature Photos of 2016

Thank you, Planet Earth.<p>When we take a moment to step back and look, the world is stunningly beautiful.<p>There's beauty in the flashing movements of …

Nature

Quick Explainer: How Shutter Speed, ISO & Aperture Help Create a Perfect Exposure (VIDEO)

While everyone here probably has a good understanding of how to arrive at a proper exposure by manipulating aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings, …

Shutter Speed

2016's biggest privacy threat: Your phone

When it comes to handing malicious hackers' intimate details about our lives, right now Yahoo is leading the pack as one of the worst threats to privacy in recent history.<p>Yet there's one thing that has Yahoo beat in both the amount and sensitivity of the data being leaked, as well as the frequency. …

Lens Mastery Series - The Best Lenses for Beginner Photographers

One of the most important tasks for beginning photographers is to fill out their kit - a camera, a tripod, filters, accessories, and, of course, …

Shoot Like a Pro with These 8 Clever Camera Hacks from Photographer Peter McKinnon (VIDEO)

Peter McKinnon is an award-winning Canadian photographer and like many pros he’s often had to rig something up in the field to solve a problem. In …

Videography

Elimination Method: Beautiful Street Photography by Mankichi Shinshi

<b>Mankichi Shinshi</b> is a talented 32-year-old documentary photographer, who was born in Oita and currently lives and works in Nagoya, Japan. Mankichi …

Photography

How to Get Started With Voluntourism

<b>Updated February 2017</b> — While monetary contributions to charitable organizations are always welcome and effective, oftentimes people want to invest …

Golden sunflowers burst open in autumn beauty[1]

Golden sunflowers are in full blossom in Qiyunshan town, Huangshan city, East China's Anhui province, Sept 21, 2016. [Photo/VCG]

100 Photography Tips for Beginners

Downtown LA, 2015Dear friend,If you’re new to photography, it can be quite daunting. There is so much information on the internet about photography, …

Street Photography