Ben Slotman

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The Secrets to Getting Started With Flashguns

When we first get into photography, be it with a compact camera or a DSLR, we tend to use the camera’s built in flash when we need it. Now whilst …

INFOGRAPHIC - U.S. Cities That Europeans Love

<b>The Brits Love Disney World, the French are heading to beaches, Italians to big cities, and the Germans? They're everywhere (in big numbers)</b><p>Hotel search trivago has examined the top U.S. destinations that are most popular with Europeans this summer. Presented for each city is a breakdown by …

Valuable Tips for Autumn Photography

Autumn is a season that provides a golden opportunity to take beautiful shots in varied colors. And what else could be the perfect subjects for your …

Summer Photography Tips and Techniques

<b>Beach Photography Tips</b><p>Being on the beach is all about fun, so make sure you capture the enjoyment. Get your friends or family to run on the sand; set …

Where To Go In Europe: Find Out Which Countries Fit Your Personality

Sure, a cheese lover would thrive in France and sausage fans do well in Germany. But if you've got some quirkier traits, you may want to consult this list before booking a EuroTrip.<p><b>If you’re:</b> A cheerful male cheeseburger aficionado who enjoys putting cribs together using solely teensy diagrams…<p><b>You</b> …

The Coming Death of Business Travel As We Know It

The current crisis in business travel has a lot of parallels to the late 1990s when travelers began to defect from the practice of visiting or …

The New Stars of European Travel

Could it be that American travelers are passing over Western Europe's traditional tourist trail in favor of newer, less-traveled destinations in southern and eastern Europe? A new report by the European Travel Commission seems to indicate so, as destinations historically popular with U.S. travelers …

Stunning Photos Remind New Yorkers Their City Is Awesome, Even When It's Too Hot To Function

We know... it's hot in New York right now. It's sweaty. It's smelly. The humid air makes a steam room at the spa feel like a dry, dry desert. New Yorkers want to be anywhere else and potential tourists are clicking the "if you like New York City, you might also like" option hard and fast.<p>Chins up, …

Secrets to a Seamless Embarkation

Not sure how to avoid the long lines to board? We've got the answers. -- Photo by Thinkstock<p>Boarding a ship can often be a tedious and drawn-out experience. Since hours of waiting in a terminal is not how you want to start your vacation, it's important to know what you can do to make embarkation go …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Spyshots: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GT Spotted Near Affalterbach in Germany

GTspirit reader Tobias Hermann recently managed to capture the upcoming 2016 Mercedes-Benz GT testing under heavy camouflage near Affalterbach in …

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupe and Roadster

GTs in name only.<p>TESTED<p>Before marketers hijacked them, before BMW slapped them on an awkward hatchback, and long before you could buy a Mitsubishi Outlander GT, the letters “GT” defined a very specific type of automobile. A grand tourer, or <i>gran turismo,</i> was a swift, athletic car that placed equal …

HDR Photography – The Facts

The rise of beginner digital SLR cameras has generated a great new following in photography. Amateur photographers find they now have more control …

Landscape Photography

5 Tips for Capturing The Magic of Golden Hour Photography

One of the main things that all photographers strive for is to make their work stand out somehow. Obviously, there’s no shortage of photographers on …

Landscape Photography

5 Tips to Add Flavor to Your Landscape Photography

<i>Landscapes can have a magical impact on people.</i> Depending on the location, a landscape may instill a feeling of serenity or natural turmoil; it might …

This is What Photographers Can Do About Unwanted Digital Image Noise

Have you ever returned from a photo shoot only to be disappointed in the results because your images lack spark? Perhaps, they had low contrast, and …

Living Rooms

3 Reasons to Shoot Vertical Aspect Landscapes and 6 Tips on How to Shoot Them

A Guest Contribution by Todd Sisson – author of our Landscape Photography eBook. The majority of landscape images are photographed in the horizontal …

These Creative Time-Slice Photo Collages Blend Day and Night

Last year we shared the time-slice photography of Richard Silver, who combined multiple photos of the same scene, taken at different times of the …

5 Steps to Building More Powerful Images

A Guest Contribution by Dan Bailey We photographers seem to have it easy. Whereas most artists spend anywhere from hours, to months to years to …

Interview with Wildlife Photographer Mario Moreno

<b>Have you ever had to put yourself in harm’s way to get the perfect shot?</b><p>A few times. I specially recall the one image of a rhino at sunrise. I had to …