Ken Bloomfield

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3 Simple Rules for Better Photographs

Life behind a camera lens is a constant journey toward improvement. Style, technique, and equipment are always in flux; photographers looking to …

Landscape Photography

How to take your night shoots to the next level

If you're not comfortable with your camera, night photography or film at night can be intimidating for a lot of people. Peter McKinnon and Matti …

Photography

How To Photograph Seascapes

Photographing the sea and the waves can be both challenging and fun. People often ask me what “the right settings” are to shoot moving water so I …

Landscape Photography

For $33, The 'Insidr' Smartphone Unlocks Paris

Think of it as a digital tourism service—in your hand.<p>Getting that certain <i>je ne sais quoi</i> is easier than ever thanks to an initiative from sixth-generation Parisians (and siblings) Nina and Benjamin Forlani. Called Insidr, the "digital concierge" is a connected, preloaded LG G3 smartphone that runs …

France

Iceland’s Elf Obsession

Elves are small—only 36 inches high at most. And though they have big ears and wear old-fashioned clothing, they do not wear pointy hats.<p>Such facts can be learned on an “elf walk” in <b>Hafnarfjörður</b>, a harbor town just outside Reykjavík reputed to be the elves’ capital.<p>Yes, elves. Fifty-four percent …

Roads

Town to Country: Road Trip From Reykjavik to Nesjavellir

Take a scenic drive from Iceland's capital city through the wild Icelandic countryside and arrive at an oasis of a hotel.<p>Start in Reykjavik...<p>Stay at: Hotel Borg<p>Although Reykjavik is currently in the middle of a hotel boom, the hotelHotel Borg$$Hotel Borg was the city's first luxury hotel—and it's …

European Travel

Why Now Is the Time to Visit Fez, Morocco

Quietly and ever so subtly, a new generation of designers, restaurateurs, and hoteliers have brought a fresh dimension to Morocco’s most beguiling city—while staying true to its age-old traditions and singular spirit.<p>There are cities we love because they’re always in flux; shape-shifters whose …

Travel Photography

Follow a Photographer Through the Medina of Fez, Morocco

View the highlights of Fez, Morocco through the eyes of Felix Odell, photographer and first-time visitor to the city.

Africa

Condo cruise ships second homes

<b>The World circumnavigates the globe year-round. Courtesy of The World</b><p>For anyone who has ever struggled with the idea of spending their savings buying a home or using it all to travel the world, condo cruises present a perfect solution.<p>These floating communities are increasingly popular modes of …

Real Estate

Where waterfalls outnumber people

The Westfjords are the wildest and most rugged corner of an already wild and rugged country. But those who make the journey find some of Iceland’s most beautiful and untouched scenery.<p>In a two-room museum in a tiny town in northwest Iceland’s Westfjords, a local man detailed the avalanches and long …

Hiking

Nepal's year-round trekking route

Does a low-altitude Himalayan hike that includes gin and tonics and nights in comfortable lodges offer the same rewards as a more challenging journey?<p><i>“Ukaalo</i>, <i>oraalo</i>,” said our guide, Naresh Gurung, describing the three-hour hike we’d just begun toward Three Mountain Lodge in central Nepal. He …

Threading

This Lady Paying $164K Per Year to Live on a Cruise Ship Is Living Her Best Life

Mama Lee's been cruisin' for more than seven years now.<p>The day before Lee Wachtstetter's husband died of cancer, he told her to never "stop cruising." She took him literally: Wachtstetter sold her Fort Lauderdale house and property and, for the casual price of $164,000 a year, took up residency on …

Weekend Guide with Petite Passport: Barcelona, Spain

If you ask me, Barcelona is one of the best cities in the world, but as a part-time resident, I’m admittedly biased. Like Sydney and Cape Town, …

Beyond the street stalls: where else to eat in Bangkok

Read just about any article about eating in Bangkok, and you’ll find gushing references to the glories of the city’s street food. While much of the food sold from mobile carts is tasty, it’s far from the only great eating to be had in the Thai capital. The Bangkok of today is home to a vast …

Best day trips from Bangkok: Ko Kret

Bangkok’s easiest green getaway, Ko Kret is an artificial ‘island’, the result of a canal being dug nearly 300 years ago to shorten an oxbow bend in the Chao Phraya River. The island is also one of Thailand’s oldest settlements of Mon people, who were a dominant tribe of central Thailand between …

The Art of Mindful Photography

I often find myself acting out a similar pattern: As soon as I see an especially poignant scene, I reach for my iPhone to capture it.<p>Photos can be a wonderful way of sharing meaningful experiences with others, but I worry that my attempts to document the moment make being present in it a challenge. …

The land of myths and mountains

Intrepid travellers are increasingly heading to the remote fjords of East Iceland, drawn by superior bird-watching experiences, isolated hiking trails and Elvish lore.

Hiking

Iran’s province of surprises

Iran’s East Azerbaijan is full of secrets, including 800-year-old rock-cut villages, ancient Armenian monasteries and the world’s largest covered market.

Middle East

India’s hidden Himalayas of Ladakh

India’s semi-autonomous region of Ladakh shares Tibet’s Himalayan peaks, Buddhist culture, spectacular scenery and traditional living – yet receives only a fraction of its visitors.

Ladakh

Five New Destinations For Wine Lovers

So you’ve checked Sonoma off your list, explored Napa’s Silverado Trail, and wandered the Willamette Valley too? Don’t fret that you’ve exhausted your wine-country options from Atlantic to Pacific—you’re simply primed for an under-the-radar getaway catering to vino aficionados. These five …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Travel

Back to Basics: Quick and Easy Tutorial on Using Curves in Camera Raw & Photoshop

Over the years, Adobe has made image editing programs like Photoshop and Camera Raw much more intuitive and easy to use so that it’s not quite so …

Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great

We hear it all the time, “That photo has been Photoshopped”. Sometimes it sounds like the photo has caught a disease or that Photoshop is some …

The Best Free Online Photography Courses and Tutorials

Given my interest in lifelong learning and skill-development, I often ask people which new skills they’re looking to learn. The most common response? …

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

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The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

Dinner Lab Expands Into Nine New Markets, Setting New Trends In The Industry

Popular modern-day supper club, Dinner Lab, has just announced that they are expanding yet again into nine new markets, nearly doubling their current reach to 19 cities across the U.S. The announcement comes shortly after closing a $2.1 million seed round of funding earlier this month.<p>Starting …

Venetians fight to save historical, 'haunted' island from luxury developers

Andrea Barina, the owner of a no-frills restaurant on the Giudecca canal, serves up mouth-watering plates of seafood antipasti and exquisitely fresh fish to a loyal clientele. But one night earlier this month, the genial 50-year-old was confronted with an idea that was profoundly indigestible: the …

How to Photograph the Milky Way

Many travel and landscape photographers, including myself, try to avoid shooting scenery with a clear blue sky. As much as we like seeing puffy or …