Christen Erick

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This Interactive Exposure Tool Helps You Understand the Exposure Triangle

Understanding the exposure triangle of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO is one of the first steps in learning photography. To help people wrap their …

8 Tips For Starting a Photography Business

I am often asked for advice by those starting out in the photography industry. And if there’s one thing I have no shortage of, it’s advice. So with …

Roman Forum Opens Imperial Ramp for First Time in History

This week, the Roman Forum, the 2,500-year-old landmark, opened its Imperial Ramp for the first time in history.<p>It's not every day that the Roman …

Italy

Pumpkin Recipes

<b>In Season:</b> Pumpkins begin to ripen in September. Because they store well, pumpkins are available all through the fall and winter.<p><b>What to Look For:</b> Make sure to choose a variety of pumpkin that's intended for cooking rather than for decoration. The ubiquitous field pumpkin -- the kind most commonly …

Decorations

An Easy, Excellent & Reliable Biscuit Recipe

Biscuits are, to me, one of the best gifts that the world has bestowed upon home cooks. Once you get the hang of the technique, it's so easy to riff on a basic recipe to satisfy your mood. Add cinnamon and sugar: Dessert! Toss in some cheese and bacon: Breakfast!<p>The real beauty of a biscuit recipe …

Breakfast

How To Create a Photo Book in Lightroom and Send it to Print

Capturing a collection of photographs and assembling them into a physical photo book can sometimes seem like more trouble than it is worth. Different …

The Ultimate Road Trip Through America’s Mountains and Prairies

Lyrically, “America the Beautiful” covers “sea to shining sea,” but at its heart it’s about where prairies and mountains meet. Katharine Lee Bates, a schoolteacher-poet from Massachusetts, wrote it in 1895, after a trip up Pike’s Peak in Colorado Springs, where she looked east over the plains and …

4 Photography Tips that Will Last a Lifetime

Getting started in “serious” photography is exciting. A lot of people begin their interest in photography as point-and-shooters; they pull out their …

Landscape Photography

Jane Goodall: What I Know

Conservation crusader, renowned primatologist, and Nat Geo Explorer-in-Residence Emeritus <b>Dr. Jane Goodall</b> talks about her hope for the future and the double-edged sword of tourism.<p><b>Think Small, Act Locally:</b><p>People say think globally, act locally. Well, if you <i>think</i> globally, it is overwhelming and you …

Conservation

How to Create A Great Composite Portrait - Part 1: Lightroom Preparations

Composite images, if they are realistic enough, require some trickery to be created properly. It requires both photographing and post-processing …

Tutorials

Travel Lens: Jim Gaffigan’s World

Sharing a two-bedroom apartment in New York City with his wife and five young kids, comedian <b>Jim Gaffigan</b>’s family life is a natural fit for a sitcom.<p>The semi-biographical <i>Jim Gaffigan Show</i>, which airs Wednesdays on TV Land, stars the comic as he navigates both his growing brood and the stand-up …

Travel

All-American Adventures in Wonderlands

Don’t just see the world, seize it. From paragliding the Grand Tetons to cave exploring in Kentucky, these six wild adventures in the U.S. turn vacations into calls to action.<p><b>> Descend Into Mammoth Cave</b><p>Kentucky’s <b>Mammoth Cave</b>, the longest known cave system in the world, boasts chambers big enough to …

National Parks

5 Tips to Maximize Your Time Behind the Camera

Time and timing is so important in outdoor photography. For sunrises, you need to get up early to arrive with setup time to photograph the blue hues …

How to Survive Travel With Kids Or ... How to Plan the Perfect Family Holiday

This year I travelled to 9 countries in six weeks with a four year old and a baby. And they weren't all countries that were close together either - we went from the North Pole in Finland to the very southern parts of Australia. The response I get when I tell people this is always the same. It's not …

Unusual Events to Enjoy in the UK

The U.K. has its fair share of bizarre festivals and events; you may have even heard of some of these! If you enjoy unique days out, these are definitely worth marking down on your calendar.<p><b>Jane Austen Regency Festival, Bath</b><p>Jane Austen created some much-loved classics in her time, including <i>Pride</i> …

4 habits of highly focused, mentally strong people

On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, psychologist Seema Hingorani teaches you how to channel your emotions to set you up for success in</b> …