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Epic 360-degree selfie will give you wanderlust

By attaching a GoPro camera to a long stick, extreme adventurer Alex Chacón documented himself in an astonishing 360-degree video selfie that spans more than 36 countries. In it, he features himself around an impressive list of exotic sites, including the Taj Mahal and the Maya Pyramids of Chichen …

Taj Mahal

Southern India’s stunning secret

In the south Indian state of Karnataka, pristine backwaters lie untouched, dotted with sleepy hamlets, and the seaside beaches and fertile hill country remain equally undiscovered.<p>While Goa and Kerala have the most well known beaches and backwaters in India, today these palm-fringed lagoons teem …

Living in: The world’s top coffee cities

These six cities are known for their top-notch brews and caffeine-focused cultures – perfect for those on an extended stay.<p>In many of the world’s top coffee cities, the cafe is more than just a place to get a warm drink – it is also a hub of culture and conversation for locals and visitors alike. …

Five small, strange restaurants

A handful of restaurants across the globe are skipping big dining rooms in favour of more intimate spaces. Of course, staying small does not mean sacrificing substance.<p>Big flavour doesn’t need big space. A handful of restaurants across the globe are proving this by skipping large dining rooms in …

Creative Photo Series Turns the Paris Metro Into a Literal Zoo

The metro in almost any city can be a metaphorical zoo at times. But the <i>Animetro</i> series by photographers Clarisse Rebotier and Thomas Subtil takes …

Breathtaking Time-Lapse Captures the City, Culture and Landscape of Doha, Qatar

Coming from one of the masters of time-lapse photography, “Welcome to Doha,” by Michael Shainblum is a brilliant piece of work that shows off the …

Chris Marker: resistance fighter, escape artist, film-maker – in pictures

The mercurial French film-maker documented the political and creative upheavals of the 20th century in sci-fi films, books and comics, influencing everyone from director Terry Gilliam to Christo. As a retrospective opens in London, here's a selection of images of his most well-known work

Want to Fall in Love With a Lens? Try a Prime Lens

Zoom lenses are everywhere in modern photography — from mobile devices to point and shoot cameras to entry level DSLRs, a zoom lens is pretty much a …

How I quit my job to travel: The corporate lawyer

Travel and food blogger Jodi Ettenberg explains why she left a successful career behind – and no, it wasn’t to “find herself” or “pursue her passion”.<p>When people hear how I quit my job as a lawyer after six years of corporate work, they assume I burned out and fled the nine-to-five (or, more …

Abandoned New York City

A few of the city’s most incredible attractions are hidden in plain sight, undiscovered by a city that moves too quickly for people to see what’s right in front of them.<p>In recent years, Fort Tilden State Park has gone from being an obscure stretch of sand on the far end of New York City’s Rockaway …

20 spectacular places to see before they’re changed forever

THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF WAYS places change. As you’ll see in this list, the threats can be environmental, political, or simply the result of too small …

National Parks

My 8 Favorite Inexpensive Canon Lenses

In the last few years, I have reviewed more lenses than you could possibly imagine. My photography students are always asking which lens is right for …

Brandon Stanton's Humans of New York – in pictures

When Brandon Stanton lost his job as a bond trader he took up photography. His pictures of strangers on the streets of New York became huge hits on Tumblr and Facebook – and now his book, Humans of New York (St Martin's Press), has debuted at No 1 on the New York Times bestseller list

Magical Fog Photography Featuring San Francisco

Images of fog covered terrain and landscapes always conjure up thoughts of the magical and mystical. Such imagery is usually irresistible for a …

The Paris of Your Dreams: 20 Pictures of People Kissing in the City of Light

Smooch<p>It turns out that Paris is in fact the most romantic city on earth. Just look at these 20 pictures by photographer Peter Turnley of people, …

Spectacular Time-Lapse Born Out of 13,000 Miles and 10,000 Photos

The “quit your day job and go on the adventure you’ve always dreamed of” piece of advice is given so often as to almost be cliché. And yet, many of …

Must-See Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Shows Off an Incredibly Creative Way to Use the Effect

We don’t typically share two time-lapses in the same day, since most people see that genre as over-saturated as it is, but today we have good reason …

Tips for Using Window Light in Portrait Photography

Back in the 80’s and 90’s window lighting was very avant-garde and fashionable. However, then the window was always part of the scene. The subject …

Canon EOS

The Walt Disney Company - a picture from the past

First published on Wed 16 Oct 2013 13.27 EDT

Intentional Camera Movement and the Landscape

An interesting thing about digital photography is that it has led to the rise in use of techniques that are more difficult to carry out with film …

Quick Tip on How to Edit Skies In Adobe Lightroom

Many photographers are faced with the conundrum of an over exposed sky and underexposed foreground. Because the detail of the foreground is often …

Slot Canyon Photography Tips & Techniques

Images of slot canyons represent one of the most fascinating corners of our planet: the American Southwest. Sandstone, over millions of years, has …

Judy Chicago's best photograph: woman and smoke

'It was a different time. Artists could just go out into the desert and set off flares without a permit'<p>This was taken in the California desert in 1970. At the time, a lot of monks in Vietnam had set fire to themselves to protest against the war and its expansion into Cambodia. I called the shot …

Magnificent Canada Landscape Cloaked in the Splendor of Winter

Photographer Wayne Simpson shot some rather remarkable photos of the Canadian landscape while it was gloriously shrouded in winter. It is first-rate …

Christopher Robin and AA Milne - a picture from the past

First published on Mon 14 Oct 2013 12.35 EDT

Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in 1901 – in pictures

In 1901-2, Horace Warner took photos of East End street kids, who he called 'Spitalfields nippers'. A self-taught photographer in his personal life – and a wallpaper printer for William Morris in his professional – Warner took 240 photographs of the local children, of which only 30 survive. Here …

Vietnam: The Real War

“Vietnam: The Real War: A Photographic History from the Associated Press” opens October 24th at the Steven Kasher Gallery in New York City. The …