Helen Loucas

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Why I Travel to 'Dangerous Places'

<b>Whenever I tell people where I’m traveling next, the immediate question is often “why do you travel to dangerous places”? Here’s why.</b><p>In the past …

15 of the Best Travel Photos Taken With an iPhone

There are many ways that Apple's iPhone has transformed our lives. It has put a previously unimaginable array of technology in our pockets - everything from a global positioning system to a video editor. One of the many industries it has changed in the process is travel photography. As the quality …

30 Stunning Photos Of Everyday Life in Havana

With so much history and culture, the alluring draw of this off-limits city is bringing more and more hesitant tourists to wonder about it, especially after celebrities like Beyoncé and Jay-Z have been deciding to make it their new vacation spot.<p>But the fact of the matter is that Havana, while it …

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Sixteen Summer Destinations I Love

Summer is upon us, and though I’ve spent my first few weeks at home in sunny, Washington, DC, my suitcase is crying from neglect.<p>“Now is the time to travel!” says just about everyone to me. School’s out, the warm weather wants us to celebrate, and the mountains and seaside are calling.<p>Of the Four …

You Can't Cut The Line For A G650, The $65 Million Private Jet Billionaires Are Drooling Over

In 2011, the New York Post reported Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffet, and Ralph Lauren were all lining up to drop $65 million on the jet.<p>But for those who are just looking to get on the list now, the next available plane won't be delivered until 2017 — and there's no way to jump the line, Gulfstream …

Healthy Travel Tips for Europe Bound Travelers

A piece of cautionary advice for all vacationers exploring Europe this summer: with the novelty of travel, maintaining one's health and wellness can become less of a priority. Travel stresses, lack of exercise, and compromised food habits can lead sightseers to not be at their best physically or …

A mix of sun and rain create a breathtaking view of Cusco, an ancient Inca town in Peru. http://on.natgeo.com/139jDdS Photo and caption by Blake Burton, 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Only a few days left to submit your best travel pictures to our photo contest! http://on.natgeo.com/ZzDFdH

Photographers discuss the role of age - in pictures

Original Observer photography: May

10 Valuable Photography Studio Tips

Many photographers know how to use their camera and their lights, but not all will know the ins and outs of working in a studio. There are several …

Canon RAW Footage Using Magic Lantern Hack Trumps H.264 at High ISOs

For some filmmakers, the arrival of the Magic Lantern RAW video recording ability has become a godsend. With increased sharpness and a remarkable …

Friday Happy Hour: Women In Conflict Photography

Several photo series blew us away this week, including entries for this years National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, Jody MacDonald’s …

Pics.io Wants to Bring RAW Photo Editing to a Browser Near You

Traditionally, a photographer’s post-processing workflow does not include a web browser, but rather, tools like Lightroom and Aperture. Pics.io is …

Instagram ‘Not a Photography Company,’ Says Co-Founder

In case you thought Instagram was just about faux-antiquing images, <i>au contraire</i>. They’re not even a photography company, co-founder Kevin Systrom …

Researchers Take First-Ever Photographs of Molecules Forming Chemical Bonds

Science nerds and photographers can join hands today and stare in awe at what a team of researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley …

When the Leica X2 Yokohama Edition Is Released You Will Just Be Able To Lust After It

Sometimes Japan just gets cooler photography products and today is one of those days. On Akihabara News it was announced that Leica is releasing a …

Sun-Times’ Photojournalism Strategy: Reporters With iPhones

Hey, recently fired Chicago Sun-Times photographers — want some insult to go with that injury?<p>Too bad, because newspaper management revealed today …

Photographer Seeks to Match All Pantone Colors to Real World Things

The Pantone Color Matching System is a standardized way for printers to make sure that they’re all using the same color without having to constantly …

Tokyo Skytree Panorama Rig Powered by 12 Nikon D3S DSLRs

The Tokyo Skytree is a massive broadcasting tower in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan that currently holds the title of world’s tallest tower and second tallest …

Portrait Photography Photoshop Tutorial: Skin Retouching

One of the most fundamental and most utilized skills of retouching portrait images with Photoshop is skin correction. Fine lines, discoloration, etc. …

This Many Great Photography Links May Cause Uncontrollable Happiness

As another week rolls by us here, Toad Hollow Photography has been very busy looking in all corners of the internet for links to the best tutorials, …

Alaskan Animals – Pictures from Denali National Park Service

Denali National Park consists of over 6 million acres of stunning Alaskan wilderness. The park hosts about 400,000 visitors each year, who come to …

Weekend Humor: Canon Asks Nikon to Prom

<b>Weekend Humor isn’t meant to be taken seriously. So don’t, ya rube.</b><p>Now that Sony and Olympus are definitely going to prom together, Canon decided to …

The Benefits of Using a Tripod for Photography

Camera technology has advanced so much that just about anyone can take good photos. (Not necessarily great photos–that has more to do with …

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