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The end of China's one-child failure

The policy to stop out of control population growth changed social and family norms in dangerous, tragic ways<p>China’s announcement Thursday that it …

How to Process a Landscape Photo in Lightroom

In this Lightroom workflow tutorial learn how to beautifully develop your landscape photos in less than 10 minutes. Learn to effectively use the tone …

67 Shots and Link That Will Keep Photography Addicts Busy for Hours

Another wonderful week in the world of photography has just passed us by, and we find Toad Hollow Photography looking in all corners of the internet …

Composition tips for photographing forests

<b>Photo Tips & Tutorials</b>"><p>Beautiful, picturesque location cluttered with lush green foliage and trees? Watch and listen to Jay as he presents some tips …

Landscape Photography

Europe’s fierce, fabled villages

The Caucasus Mountain region of Svaneti is home to high mountain peaks, thousand-year-old defensive towers and an intense indigenous people who are trying to keep traditions alive.

Soviet Union

What to try in Canada if you’re in your 20s

Do it now, while you’re still okay with occasionally having to sleep in your back seat or taking a piss in the bushes. Plus you’ll get to see some …

Lighting 101: 4 Common Flash Myths

You are watching a free tutorial from Lighting 101.<br>To view the entire course, upgrade to Premium or purchase it in the SLR Lounge Store.<p>X<p>Flash …

Photography

Seriously Clever Travel Tips for Photographers

If you’re about to head out on an epic travel photography adventure, or even a short little vacation, no matter where you go there are amazing …

A Selfie a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: Creative Studio Self-Portraits by Mike Mellia

Mike Mellia is an advertising and fine art photographer based in New York City. Over the past year, he has been working on a project titled “A Selfie …

New York City

Landscape Photography Tips

The best light is during dawn and dusk. That’s when the light is warm, the sun is in the frame, and the mood is just beautiful. However, depending on …

Where to find Kyoto’s glow

After the sun goes down, geishas recede behind closed doors and teahouses shut down for the night, the ancient Japanese city offers spectacular nighttime charms.<p>Few visitors come to Kyoto for the nightlife. With traditional teahouses, countless <i>kōyō</i> (maple trees) and <i>sakura</i> (cherry blossoms) and 17 …

Japan

How to photograph strangers when we travel

One of the most intimidating things when we travel is taking pictures of people we don’t really know. Even if that stranger is fascinating to us, …

Confessions of a filmmaker: nature’s power of inspiration

FRENCH FILMMAKER Mathieu Le Lay, director of the beautiful short film “Keep Exploring”, finds himself on the other end of the lens in “Stillness …

How to Avoid Star Trails by Following the ‘500 Rule’

Due to the rotation of the Earth, it appears as though the stars are moving through the sky in long exposures. Star trails can be a desired effect …

The 7 fundamentals of documenting your travels

One of the biggest mistakes in travel is assuming you’ll “never forget” a particular moment or feeling. From launching out of a plane for a skydive, …

20 things you might not know about Tokyo

TOKYO IS AN INTERESTING PLACE. A giant, interesting place. If you’ve ever been, you’ve noticed how vastly each of Tokyo’s wards differs from the …

The Brilliance of the Night Sky Captured Using Long Exposure Photography and Composites

Photographer Matt Payne recently made this series of delightfully magical night photography. Payne is an astrophotography, landscape, portrait and …

Flickr Launches 20under20 Award to Shine a Spotlight on 20 Talented Young Photographers

Wanting to recognize some of the most talented young photographers in its community, Flickr today announced 20under20, an annual award that honors 20 …

Photographer Turns His Lens on Cute and Sassy Alley Cats in Japan

French photographer Alexandre Bonnefoy traveled to Japan in search of “urban wildlife photographs.” He ended up creating a series of photographs …

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Leaving home in 5 steps: My journey from Spain into the wider world

“<i>El inglés te abrirá muchas puertas</i>.” English opens many doors. That’s what I heard all the time while studying technical architecture at the …

5 off-the-radar ancient villages in south China (that don’t charge entrance fees)

Outside its major cities, China has hundreds of ancient, well-preserved villages. Almost stuck in time, these places are windows into China’s past, …

China

A journey through the heart of Japan [vid]

WHILE I’VE NEVER VISITED JAPAN, it continues to fascinate me more than any other country I have ever traveled to. I think because of its years of …

Japan

How To Get a Super Shot of the Supermoon

Tonight will be the first of three "supermoons" that will occur this summer. Supermoons are full moons that appear bigger and brighter than the other …

Landscape Photography

Presentation Offers Solid Composition Tips and Examples for Street Photographers

Erik Kim is one of the best-known street photographers out there, today. In his continues efforts to shoot and share, Kim has put out the full …

'Africa Rising'? Not really, unless we invest more in girls

<b>(CNN) —</b> What factor has the power to transform individual lives, communities, nations and the world?<p>The answer to this complex question is a simple one: education. While it is widely accepted that there is no one solution to lift the millions across our globe out of poverty, it is also equally …

Amnesty International urges Canada to play a bigger role in South Sudan crisis

Canada should "come off the sidelines" to take a more active role in South Sudan as that country's humanitarian crisis deepens, the head of Amnesty International's Canadian branch says.<p>Alex Neve made the comments after a 10-day visit to South Sudan, where a violent conflict is causing widespread …

10 Silly Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Image Quality

How many times have you captured an amazing image only to view it on your computer, or as a print, and realize that you screwed something up along …

Beautiful and Striking Landscape Images Reveal Nature's Wonders

Photographer Marc Adamus is noted for his landscape images that are vivid and full of drama and artistry thanks to a lifelong passion for nature. …

Nature Photography