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20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

Useful Photography Tip #52: How Aperture Affects Your Flash Exposure

Your flash and your lens’s aperture are directly correlated. First off, know that your shutter speed generally controls the ambient light in an …

The Simple Truth About Good Composition

TravelTraveler Magazine<p><b>Reader Question:</b> What is meant by good composition and how do I achieve it?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Tip No. 1: Don’t constantly put subjects in the middle of the frame. Whether it is the horizon in a landscape or a person in a portrait, dead center is rarely the best place to put them in a …

Arches National Park is home to more than 2,000 natural arches—the greatest concentration in the U.S. http://on.natgeo.com/16yzPkt Photograph by Raul Touzon, National Geographic

Gear of the Year Spring/Summer 2013

Adventure<p>Spring is a time for renewal—for assessing your gear, making repairs, and deciding when to make the leap into trying something new. This season’s crop of newly minted outdoor toys and tools is filled with refinements—you won’t see a lot of revolutionary ideas (although there are a few), …

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Hiking the Inca Trail

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The security line at my home airport in Washington, D.C., isn’t where I expected to get my first reminder that I should have trained a little more for 19 days of trekking the mountains of Peru.<p>I assumed that lesson would be taught somewhere around 9,000 feet, on the Inca …

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Free Digital Versions of Old Photography Books That Are in the Public Domain

Project Gutenberg is a digital library volunteer effort that takes old public domain and converts them into freely available eBooks for the benefit …

An Explanation of How Photoshop Blend Modes Actually Work

Here’s something you might want to read and bookmark for future reference. Photographer Robert Thomas has written up an in-depth article explaining …

How to Improve Your Cityscape Photographs

A dramatic cityscape is one of the powerful images we have in photography. It can convey a sense of wonder, power and beauty, often all three …

Why Wallonia: Belgium’s Unexpected Delight

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>My mom and I were en route to dinner on a freezing night in Wallonia when our GPS failed. Though it was supposed to be a ten-minute drive, all of the sudden we were being directed to take dark back roads. All I could see was the thick black of trees and the white of the …