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Going Beyond the Souk: Marrakech’s Secret Shopping Mecca

Here’s the thing about shopping in Marrakech: It can be a dreamy, out-of-body experience that’ll leave you with an overweight suitcase and a longing to return—but the sheer volume of options can seem wildly overwhelming. If you know where to go, however, you’re golden. The city is something of a …

Authentic Algarve: there's more to the costa than golf and resorts

There are still places in southern Portugal where there are more flamingos than tourists, and rural traditions are part of the fabric of life<p>Blue sea sparkled on the other side of the wetlands. The empty dirt path stretched towards it, through wild mallow flowers and nodding daisies. To the right, …

Best Lisbon Restaurants | Visiting Portugal

Looking for a restaurant in Lisbon? With so many places to choose from, it can be daunting. After many hours of research at a lot of good places, …

Sinsational Sintra - A Land for All Seasons

The Fairy-Tale like Pena Palace<p>I came to the furthest most Western region of Europe to be dazzled by Moorish castles, 17th-century mansions, vast open spaces for hiking and exploration, dreamy gardens, and to see why so many of my writing traveler colleagues were sold on Sintra, each giving it a …

European Travel

The Best Day Trips in Portugal

<i>PHOTO: There is much to see beyond the cities in Portugal (Courtesy Auto Europe)</i><p>The Portuguese cities of Lisbon and Porto are sure to keep …

23 reasons why Lisbon should be your next city break

Lisbon, which tonight hosts the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, rose 10 places to 16th in the World’s Best Cities category at last year's Telegraph Travel Awards, voted for by more than 90,000 readers. Here's why it's been proving so popular.<p>1. There's fine dining by the bowlful<p>In 2015, Lisbon had …

Marrakech Food Tour: A Taste of the Red City

This Marrakesh food tour took us deep inside the center of the old city and allowed us to explore the real flavors of Morocco. The setting was as compelling and mysterious as the food and I wonder how many people who haven't been led specifically behind the doors that we explored, leave Marrakesh …

Bread

Why Portugal should be more than a sidenote on your itinerary for Spain

While Spain often finds a place on Americans' itineraries, its neighbor Portugal can end up relegated to a stopover — if it's included at …

Food tour of Porto: 'There's more to Portugal than Nando's'

In Casa Leandro – a tavern tucked away in the cobble-stoned Rua de Tras, in the heart of Porto – a patron about to pay for his codfish pastries and Super Bock beer mutters that he has left his wallet at home. The owner-matron Fatima frowns and waves him away, her arms jiggling like the jellied …

City break: Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon glows. You walk on light. This isn't a figure of speech. It's a matter of fact, of science. The seven hills on which the city sits form a vast …

European Travel

The top 10 things to do in Sintra

1. Sintra is a city of palaces and historic monuments, and has even been described as Disneyland for grown-ups. It was known in ancient times as the …

Business Intelligence Has Evolved Into Simplified and Accessible Platforms

Businesses have been accumulating data for ages. Data is used to drive the decision-making process, and helps optimize workflows, marketing, product delivery, and customer relationship management. High-end computing has made data analysis more accessible, although it has not always been an elegant …

Microsoft Power BI Update Brings Full-Screen Mode Enhancements

In Power BI, Microsoft's cloud-powered business intelligence (BI) and analytics offering, full-screen mode offers a focused view of the software's …

Power BI

On Pleasure Grounds

Project info<p>The series On Pleasure Grounds depicts scenes at a fictional amusement park – people are shown in a moment of leisure but the space they inhabit is bleak and slightly threatening.<br>Military weapons and wild domesticated animals populate this landscape and as viewers we are unsure what is …

Review: The Sony RX1R II is Excellent, Extravagant, and Overpriced

Sony are back with the sequel to 2012s surprise hits, the RX1 and RX1R. The new RX1R II still packs a full frame sensor into a …

Film Street Photography Manual

Dear aspiring filmtogs,I want to share my newest creation with you: “<i>Film Street Photography Manual</i>.” Print it out on standard printer paper, fold it …

Street Photography

Fujifilm X70 Review – The travel-size Fuji with a wide angle

The short review (for those who already own the X100T): take away the hybrid viewfinder of the X100T, add a … Continue reading Fujifilm X70 Review – …

Cameras

It Had to Happen: Now There's an On-Demand Economy for Photojournalists

A lot of reporters are gathering at South by Southwest this week. A <i>lot</i>. But the local Austin Fox affiliate isn't taking chances. For this SXSW, the …

A Teardown of Affordable Speedlights to See the Build Quality

Today’s flash market offers a wide variety of options for anyone looking to dip a toe in the off-camera flash pool. While there are plenty of things …

Nature and Materiality: 7 Views (New and Old) on Japanese Photography - Curation by Mariko Takeuchi for Dubai Photo Exhibition | LensCulture

<i>Dubai Photo Exhibition is the latest—and perhaps most ambitious—international photography showcase to step onto the world stage. Bringing together curators from 23 countries and regions around the world, the exhibition will offer a “museum-style” presentation of more than 700 works by 129 different</i> …

Street Photography

From another planet: Venus LAOWA 15mm F4 Wide Angle Macro quick review

<b>325 / $499</b>, www.venuslens.net<p>Chinese company Venus Optics (Anhui ChangGeng Optical Technology Company Ltd.) is a new lens and camera accessory …

Cameras

In the Garden: Colorful Dystopia - Photographs and text by Clemens Ascher | LensCulture

The photographic series “In the Garden” depicts scenes from a fictional, indoor garden complex.<p>The world we observe appears to be entirely artificial—a plastic utopia. It has been carefully designed to deliver perfectly manicured happiness and relaxation to its inhabitants.<p>Yet the landscape, …

How I Create Light Sculptures with Fireworks and Long Exposures

My name is Vitor Schietti, and I’m a Brazilian photographer who is combining fireworks and long exposures for my series “Impermanent …

Tips for Stunning Wildflower Photos

As someone who considers the mountains to be a second home, I frequently find myself photographing these majestic areas during the summer months when …

Review: The Rokkor 45mm f/2 is a Razor-Sharp $30 Manual Lens

Cheap lens aficionado Mathieu Stern just released this 2-minute video review of the Minolta MD Rokkor-X 45mm f/2 lens.<p>The Rokkor 45mm f/2 is a lens …

Konyak Nagas, the last headhunters

Project info<p>The Konyak Nagas are one of the fiercest warrior tribes in the North-East India. They are proud, independent and gained notoriety as headhunters, a way of life that was prevalent until the 1940s. The Konyak land is spread over the northern Naga Hills on the Indian frontier bordering …

Inhabit

Project info<p>After twenty years in the same apartment, moving in my new living place made me question the relationship between man and his nearest environment: his home. We live between walls, but they inhabit us back; they contribute to building our identity. Moving indeed unsettles a whole way of …

How to Shoot Rollout Slit-Scan Photos with an Ordinary DSLR

“Slit-scan photography,” as it’s known these days, has a long history. It is related to focal plane shutter distortion in the film era and to the …