Alan Hough

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10 of the best country hotels in Italy with great food

Photograph: sawdays.co.uk<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/7/1431014079444/cc5ce941-475b-4df5-92dc-5574a1330473-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

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Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

FastRawViewer Review: Best RAW Viewer for Your Workflow

No matter what software one uses for post-processing photographs, the process of selecting what images to keep and work on, also known as “culling”, …

Ultimate Fullframe E-mount FE Lens Guide for Sony a7 & a9 Cameras

Here’s a round-up of all the native fullframe E-mount FE lenses for Sony a7, a7R, a7S, a7II, a7RII, a7SII, a7 III, a7R III & a9 cameras<p>[Please note …

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Sony Alpha A7 / A7R Custom Settings Tutorial

Sony Alpha

Travel tips: Porto’s art district, and deals of the week | Joanne O’Connor

Discover the Rua de Miguel Bombarda in Portugal’s second biggest city, a Morecambe Bay stay and Ibiza without the crowds<p><b>Why go?</b><br>Don’t let the image of fusty old port cellars fool you into thinking Porto is a museum piece. Portugal’s second city has a real buzz about it and nowhere more so than in …

Kirsty Wark’s Scotland: some of my favourite places

The broadcaster and author on her favourite views in Scotland, the drinking dens to discover and the restaurants leading the country’s flourishing food scene<p><b>If I were to describe Scotland</b> to someone who didn’t know it, I’d say it’s a place of vast lochs, gentle hills and mountains – and that it’s …

The lure of the Loire: where to stay, eat, drink and more

Originating in the rugged central Ardèche region of France and emptying into the Atlantic near the shipbuilding port of Saint Nazaire, the 1,000km-long Loire river is as French as the Mississippi is American. This is the river the French love best: for the soft green beauty of the regions it waters …

Top 10 family-friendly city apartments around Europe

Barcelona<p>With a comic-strip-print sofa, cartoon doodles on the walls, toy boxes, and an indoor hammock, this small but sleek apartment has been designed with kids in mind. There’s no television, but the owner Mavi runs mammaproof.org, a blog about exploring Spain with children in tow, so she’ll …

Calabria, Italy: send us a travel tip

The toe of Italy’s boot, Calabria is a region of crystal clear seas, lip-smacking local food, beautiful wilderness and larger-than-life characters. Have you got a tip – maybe a secret beach, a coastal walk or campsite, a beautiful village with a great local bar or restaurant – for getting a true …

How to Make a 'Round Trip' in Lightroom (LR to Photoshop, Back to LR)

Adobe’s Lightroom is an incredibly powerful tool incorporating perhaps 80-90% of all the tools that we photographers generally need. There are …

How to Create Better Gritty Black and White Images in Adobe Lightroom

Getting the look of black and white film is easy enough to do in Adobe Lightroom without the need for presets, but making them look grittier and a …

MIT Offers Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Course for Free Online

It’s not unusual for colleges with large open-source programs to put out a number of courses free for the world to browse through online. In the past …

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Pay What You Want: Learn to Design Bundle | Cult of Mac Deals

<b>Build Flat Responsive Websites from Scratch Course</b><p>Learn the Process Behind Building a Website<p><b>User Experience Design Fundamentals Course</b><p>Design Web Sites & Mobile Apps That Users Will Love<p><b>Mastering Adobe Photoshop CC Course</b><p>Become a Photoshop Pro & Take Your Creative Skills to the Next Level<p><b>Master</b> …

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Tutorials | Long Exposures with no Filters. Part 1, Introduction | Verdant Vista | Photography by Neil Farquharson

advertisement<p>It sounds great, no shelling out on expensive filters but still doing long exposures. "How?" I hear you ask. Well it's simple.<p>The method …

7 Steps to Great Black and Whites in Lightroom 5

Nikon D7000, 85mm f/1.8 D lens, f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO 400.<p>Great black and white images require more than simply removing the color, and Lightroom 5 is a …

Adam Magyar

The camera can be analogue or digital, yet it's no more than a device. If you find that your concept requires a different technology, that's what you …

10 Things You Need to Know About Masking in Photoshop

Masking is one of the most important techniques or skills to learn in Photoshop. In this tutorial, we will explain 10 things you need to know about …

Tutorials

The Sony a7 & a7R Field Review: History in the Making?

Making a Statement<p>The Leica I (1913), the Konica C35 AF (1977) and the Canon 5D Mark II (2008).<p>What do they all have in common? They are all landmark …

The 100 greatest novels of all time: The list

<b>1. Don Quixote</b> Miguel De Cervantes<br>The story of the gentle knight and his servant Sancho Panza has entranced readers for centuries.<br>• Harold Bloom on Don Quixote – the first modern novel<p><b>2.</b> <b>Pilgrim's Progress</b> John Bunyan<br>The one with the Slough of Despond and Vanity Fair.<br>• Robert McCrum's 100 best …

Magnum and the Dying Art of Darkroom Printing

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of spending some time with Pablo Inirio, master darkroom printer at Magnum Photos in New York. I was thinking …

How to Organize a Successful Photowalk

Photowalks are nothing new, anyone remotely interested in photography and with access to the internet has probably heard about one taking place …

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Photoshop Text on a Circular Path

This Amazing, Zoomable Universe-In-A-Browser Puts Everything In Perspective

And another one helps you see just how far it is to Mars.<p>From nanoparticles to galaxies, we can understand a lot about how our universe works--but it's hard to keep things in context. Can you really grasp how far you'd have to travel to reach Mars? Or wrap your head around the infinitesimally small …

How To Color Tone Your Photos With Elena Jasic

If you are a regular reader of Fstoppers, than by now you should be familiar with Elena Jasic and her amazing photography and retouching skills. …

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