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Pt 3: High and dry in Australia’s Buccaneer Archipelago

Talbot Bay is only a small part of this island cluster, where horizontal waterfalls and some of the biggest tidal changes in the world add danger to the average fishing trip.

Australia

A guide to the eateries of France

There's a vast number of eateries in France. Most have defined roles, though some definitions are becoming a bit blurred. Here's a quick guide:<p>Auberge<p>An <i>auberge</i> (inn), which may also appear as an <i>auberge de campagne</i> or <i>auberge du terroir</i> (country inn), is usually attached to a rural B&B or small hotel …

France

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> …

Hiking

Where to eat in Paris if you only have 48 hours

For traditional French croissants or other pâtisserie, try Boulangerie Eric Kayser, which produces their own yeast in-house. Breakfast in America, …

France

A Century of Voices: Portraits and Stories of People Ages 1 to 100

Every age has some unique insight to offer. That’s the basic idea behind the project <i>100 Ages, A Century of Voices</i> by graduate students Katie Alaimo …

Portraits of Shopkeepers and Their Shops at the Saint-Ouen Flea Market in Paris

The flea market of Saint-Ouen in Paris is one of the largest and oldest of its kind. Founded in 1885 and made up of 15 smaller markets, the market …

Thought-Provoking Portraits of Fourth-Graders Talking About Their Personal Stories

Around four years ago, Judy Gelles was a volunteer at an inner-city school in Philadelphia. Gelles husband, Richard, is dean of the School of Social …

Studio Soussi: pioneering photography on the streets of Lebanon

In a career spanning 50 years, self-taught photographer Chafic Ahmad Soussi captured the ever-changing face of Lebanon. Here his grandson pays tribute to his work<p>A true photographic pioneer once plied his trade on the streets of Lebanon's south. That man was my grandfather, and though his now …

Photography: an alternative view of Paris – in pictures

A far cry from the Eiffel Tower's oft-photographed silhouette, JH Engström's book Sketch of Paris reveals the rough edges and blurred lines of a true portrait. After a childhood spent in the Swedish countryside, a 19-year-old Engström shirked the Paris of well-thumbed tourist guides in favour of …

Amazing Macro Photos and Videos of Insects in Mini-Forest

Boris Godfroid first began shooting on his 16th birthday with a small compact camera. Since then, he has purchased a Nikon D700 and has went on to …

abandoned elevator shaft hides secret museum in NYC an inconspicuous NYC alleyway hides a miniature pop-up museum inside an abandoned elevator shaft. see more: http://www.designboom.com/art/abandoned-elevator-shaft-hides-secret-museum-in-nyc/

Fashion Photographer Shifts His Focus to Wounded Soldiers

<i>Warning: This post contains strong images of soldiers who have been injured in battle.</i><p>Photographer David Jay has documented lots of conventional …

Your Government at Work: Documerica Chronicles 1970s America

The mandate for Documerica was intriguingly broad — “photographically document subjects of environmental concern” — and photographers responded with …

A Professional Photographer’s Journey from Film to Digital

Today, we often take digital cameras for granted. We can adjust our ISO, view our images, and focus the lens all with the touch of a button. There …

Cameras

Cat Gwynn: Hungry – The Insatiable State of America

<i>Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.</i> <br>– Benjamin …

4 Fun Tricks to Enhance Your Photos With Lightroom's Graduated Filter Tool

A few weeks ago I shared some key tips on how to get a lot out of Lightroom by using only a handful of sliders and while this is a great place to …

Tutorials

Land, Water, City – 20 Brilliant Photos by Benji Pouyet

Benji Pouyet is a 27-year-old amateur photographer who lives near Paris. Since he was little, he loved to travel and take pictures of everything. He …

Cheers To That! A Photo Exhibit All About Drinking

It's exactly what it sounds like.<p>"I wish I could tell you there was some really profound reasoning," says curator Sasha Wolf, owner of the eponymous gallery.<p>But, as good ideas often do, this one came over a glass of bourbon, as Wolf was brainstorming summer show ideas.<p>Oftentimes in the quiet summer …

Top tips for landscape photography

Shooting landscapes demands a very different way of working compared to photographing people. Typically taken with the camera mounted on a tripod, …

How to take great urban photos

The urban environment offers a whole host of subjects to photograph, even in the smallest of towns. In the time it takes to walk a block or two, you …

7 Keys for Creating Stunning Urban Landscape Photography

When thinking of landscape photography, what often comes to mind are photographs of mountainsides or desolate beaches, but landscape photography is …

Landscape Photography

Street Photography Cheat Sheet For Your Travels

If you are new to street photography, or even if you’re not, remembering settings, nailing the composition, getting idea inspirations, and just …

Landscape Photography

Bert Stern obituary

In the summer of 1962 Bert Stern, who has died aged 83, took more than 2,500 photographs of Marilyn Monroe over three sessions held in a Los Angeles …

Photographer Shows a Journey Through Israel on Suitcases

For his project “Memory Suitcases,” Israeli photographer Yuval Yairi used his suitcases as a “canvas” for displaying his photographs. Each of the …

Photographer Captures Swimmers Posing Elegantly Underwater

Those of you into classic Hollywood of the last century will all be familiar with the wonderful movies that were made starring Esther Williams. …

Synchronized Swimming

These Awesome Photography Links Will Make You Waste Some Serious Time

We've seen an incredible week in the wide world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been very busy searching online for the best material …

Snaps by Elliott Erwitt – review

Once, when asked about the playfulness of many of his images, Elliott Erwitt replied: "I'm not a serious photographer like many of my contemporaries. …