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How to take tilt-shift photos with a smartphone

Tilt-shift photos make the world look miniature, almost as if you are looking at a diorama.<p>Traditionally, to achieve these photos you need to manipulate perspective and depth of field with a dedicated tilt-shift lens and dSLR.<p>However, the miniature effect can be mimicked using tools like Photoshop, …

Maui Voted Best Island In The World... And Has Been For The Last 20 Years

If Conde Nast Traveler readers are one thing, it's loyal. In the annual Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards that selects the Top 25 Islands in the World, Maui has come out on top for 20 consecutive years. It also regained its top ranking in the Top 10 Islands in the United States. How could …

30 Epic Places You Absolutely Must Visit Before You're 30

Traveling young is important because it shapes your worldview. When you travel young, you realize who you are and what you believe in before it’s time to make the big-kid decisions (career, marriage, and all that scary stuff) that will impact the rest of your life.<p>If you were to visit each of these …

How to not get robbed in Barcelona

Barcelona is a wonderful place to live, but it’s a den of thieves. It’s topped the poll as worst city in the world for pickpockets, and the sad truth …

Job’s London

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p><i>As the world prepares for the Summer Olympics (the opening ceremony is this Friday), we thought we’d do a</i> <i>special, hyped-up edition of I Heart My City to give you three very different takes on this year’s host city. We’ve asked</i> <i>three unique Londoners — a television producer,</i> …

Tara’s London

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p><i>As the world prepares for the Summer Olympics (the opening ceremony is this Friday), we thought we’d do a</i> <i>special, hyped-up edition of I Heart My City to give you three very different takes on this year’s host city. We’ve asked</i> <i>three unique Londoners — a television producer,</i> …

Daniel’s London

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p>London Is My City<p><b>The first place I take a visitor from out of town is</b> on a half-day or more exploration — from Cambridge Heath to central London, stopping at Hackney City Farm, Columbia Road (and flower market if it’s Sunday), Brick Lane (with its amazing street art, …

Jessica’s Barcelona

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p>Travel and lifestyle writer <b>Jessica Benavides Canepa</b> has been living in Barcelona for two years, but is going to be spending the next year of her life traveling around China and writing about her experiences. To bid <i>adéu siau</i> to the city she’s come to love, she sent …

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 …

How to Make Light Work for You

TravelTraveler Magazine<p><b>Reader Question:</b> What’s the best time of day to take pictures?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Most photographers love early morning and late afternoon. There are many good reasons for this.<p>Typically, the light is coming from a lower angle. That makes the scene have more depth and …

Ashley’s Paris

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p><b>Ashley Fleckenstein</b> is an American (a Michigander to be more specific) photographer and travel blogger who spent an extended amount of time in Paris before embarking on a trip to explore the world. Even though her wanderlust has led her to Asia (at least until her money …

Emilio’s Amsterdam

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p><b>Emilio Brizzi</b> has been a professional photographer most of his life, and one of his favorite subjects is the city where he lives: Amsterdam. His love for the Dutch capital — from its detailed-oriented architecture and modern take on tradition and history to the laid-back …

Nicola’s Rome

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p><b>Nicola Ferlei-Brown</b> is a British travel writer based in Rome who’s passionate about getting the word out about where to eat, shop, and see all things divine in the city of Seven Hills. Here are a few of this art history aficionado’s favorite things about the place she’s …

Ten Ratios To Make You Money In Stocks

Evaluating stocks to buy and sell can be a tricky business, even with all of the data available at your fingertips. Out of the dozens of ratios and metrics that give clues to the financial health of a company, a few of them are extremely useful for their simplicity and effectiveness.<p>Here are ten …