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National Geographic Travel

Headshot Photography Techniques

Peter Hurley believes he has the coolest job you could ever have. He arrived at his headshot photography career through trial and error. Just like …

Photography

Paris With Kids: Where to Take Les Enfants

Jetsetter.com explores the City of Light, family in tow, and rounds up the 10 best places to take <i>les enfants</i>.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Paris With Kids: Where to Take Les Enfants<p>Follow Jetsetter.com on Twitter: www.twitter.com/jetsetterdotcom

France

How to Shop Like a Pro In Paris

Ah, Paris - the city of lights, love and of course fashion. But where to shop to find the ultimate Parisian look? There are the obvious stores -- Christian Dior, Goyard or Chanel -- but where do Parisian women, the chicest ladies on the planet actually go? And how do you shop without blasting …

France

Waste Some Time With These 34 Great Photography Links

Join us as we check out this weeks list of epic photography links, curated by Toad Hollow Photography. This edition features a pair of tutorials, an …

Landscape Photography

What's in Your Bag? Be Sure to Travel with These 9 Photography Accessories

Will you be traveling this summer (or winter, as the case may be depending on which hemisphere you call home)? I’m sure you know there’s a lot of …

How to Take Amazing Flower Photos

Flowers are one of my favorite photography subjects. They can’t complain if the photo doesn’t come out right. Flowers also look very different when …

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 …

Western Australia

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

France

36 Cool Photography Tuts and Articles That Will Rock Your Week

As another wonderful week passes us by, Toad Hollow Photography has been looking everywhere online for the very best links to tutorials, special …

5 Landscape Photography Tips for Photographing Mountains

After graduating from photography school, I spent a good deal of my 20s photographing the city scapes of New York. In my 30s, after I relocated to …

How to Photograph Flowers

I know what you’re thinking. “Flowers? Really? Didn’t he just write about shooting football?” As a matter of fact, I did. I shoot lots of different …

Photography

100 Clever Digital Photography Ideas [Book Review]

Sometimes you need more than a guide to specifics in using a digital camera for ambitious image making. It is possible to overload your brain with …

China's Tencent Is Giving Away 10TB Of Free Cloud Storage

Yesterday we reported that Chinese tech giants Baidu and Qihoo 360 are currently courting users with 1TB of free space, putting the free space given by Dropbox, Box and Microsoft to shame.<p>Today another Chinese tech company Tencent has upped the game, offering a jaw-dropping 10TB worth of free …

How to Travel Solo

It's an invigorating idea we've all pondered at some point -- leaving everything behind to embark on a solo journey. Thanks to memoirs like Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love and Cheryl Strayed's Wild, traveling alone has a reputation for fostering self-discovery. Without the crutch of friends or …

Travel

Five travel photography essentials that won't weigh you down

Some of your best travel pictures will be off the cuff, spontaneous affairs, but taking a few basic pieces of kit – like a tripod, zoom lens, polariser and GorillaPod grip – can ensure you’re ready to make the most of a golden opportunity. Here’s a round-up of the best photography kit to sling in …

Landscape Photography

Eat Royally in London -- For a Few Pounds Less!

So you're in London (or back in London). Maybe you've heard horror stories about English food. Maybe you're wondering if you can find a truly good meal here. And the truth is, you could eat very badly -- if you chose to. You could scarf down a pre-packaged triangle sandwich from a shop, pop into a …

England

How to Photograph Kids

<b>Reader Question</b> (this time, from <i>Traveler</i> Associate Editor Amy Alipio): How do you best photograph kids on location? I find it impossible to get all my children in the shot, in focus, and not making goofy faces.<p><b>My Answer</b>: Getting really great photos of your kids — especially when traveling — can be …

London Underground Song Features Name Of Every Station, Is Surprisingly Catchy

Londoners have always seemed to be "quite keen" on their public transportation system, which celebrated its 150th birthday this year.<p>London Underground passengers have proposed on trains, skied down escalators in Tube stations and invented an app to help commuters find love. This week, some guy …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

New York City

How Traveling Can Develop Your Empathy For Others - Vagabondish

<i>Empathy</i> — identifying with and understanding the situation, feelings and motives of another person – is a great life skill to have, but it’s a skill …

Mainstream Media

What are your travel friendships really worth?

You arrive in a new city, deposit your bags, and head downstairs to the hostel lounge to figure out what to do next. Unsurprisingly, the lobby is …

How to use your mobile device to create awesome travel images

MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY has become a full-blown movement. From San Francisco to Shanghai, amateur and professional photographers alike have been …

10 Things You Should Pack (But Probably Won't)

Yes, your passport and wallet (and probably some clean underwear) deserve to be at the top of your packing list. But in the rush to remember the essentials, travelers sometimes underestimate the power of the nice-to-haves. Humble objects, ranging from an empty reusable water bottle to bandages, can …

Backpacking

Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …

Dessert

Wide Angle Photography Tips

Ahh…wide angle photography, probably one of the easiest types of photos to take, but also one of the hardest areas in which to excel. Have you ever …

Cameras

How Lighting Plays a Crucial Role in Your Photography

You’ve heard me deliberate about how significant lighting in photography is, but do you really know the reason why? You may know that gaining enough …

Landscape Photography

Photography: is it art?

From the earliest days of photography, practitioners took their inspiration from paintings. But as a new exhibition at London's National Gallery shows, the link went both ways<p>For 180-years, people have been asking the question: is photography art? At an early meeting of the Photographic Society of …

10 Tips for Creating Great Family Portraits

With my background being in classic style studio portraiture (aka “boring”), and 25 years experience photographing portraits and weddings, I have a …

Photography