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This Tearful Maui Proposal Was a Complete Surprise — Even to the Photographer!

While in Hawaii for a friend's wedding, Mike and Lara wanted to take advantage of the stunning scenery and book their own couple's session. As far as their photographer knew, the two would just be taking photos together for fun. But about five minutes into the photo shoot, Mike asked if he could do …

Photography

Six Unique Things To Do In Tokyo

Tokyo is my favorite vacation place, partly because there is so much to do, and because many of the experiences are unique to Tokyo. Here I’ll take …

Japan

Kawazu Sakura Festival

Peak cherry blossom season comes early in this Japanese town, where pink flowers line the streets and riverbanks.<p>Every February, when the final weeks …

Japan

Sensory overload: welcome to Osaka

by Ingrid Williams<p>Tourists from other Asian countries have it figured out: Osaka is the new place to be in Japan. Visitor statistics are soaring, yet …

Japan

Japanese ‘Ikigai’ Philosophy Could Be the Secret Formula to a Long and Happy Life

Many of us spend our entire lives trying to achieve happiness and the perfect life balance to leave us fulfilled. So what is the key to living a full, fruitful life? In Japan, a concept called <i>ikigai</i> is central to finding one’s satisfaction and meaning in life. In fact, <i>ikigai</i> translates to “reason …

Happiness

Meet George, a modern renovated 1950s micro-apartment

Preservation can go hand in hand with sustainability; instead of demolishing and releasing all that energy already embodied in the materials making …

Interior Design

A New Restaurant in Tokyo Has its Own Indoor Forest and Cave

Whether you've visited Japan or not, you've likely heard about its incredible culinary scene — and its capital city, Tokyo, in particular, has some …

Japan

Small Apartment Gets Reorganized With Minimal Structural Interference

A lot of apartments, both old and new, seem to lack a certain understanding of basic layout requirements users have. Take this 50 square meter …

Interior Design

New At Photography? Check Out This Helpful Visualization

DSLR cameras are fantastic for taking stunning photographs, but if you don’t understand how to use them, it’s an expensive purchase. There are so …

Data Visualization

The 20 most Influential Street Photographers for 2017 according to the Streethunters.net Readers

A Crowdsourced List Of Street PhotographersA couple of weeks ago we asked you Who do you think will be the 20 most Influential Street Photographers …

Street Photography

25 BEST HIKES IN THE WORLD TO PUT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

We are far from hardcore hikers. In fact, my friends used to call me “indoorsy” before I started training for our Inca Trail hike years ago. We do, …

Hiking

Refine the “Feel” of Nature Photographs with These Easy White Balance Techniques (VIDEO)

One way to improve the overall “feel” of landscape photographs is to adjust white balance to achieve either a subtle or more dramatic effect. You can …

Tutorials

Attractive Mountscape and Nature Landscape Photography by Gabe Rodriguez

<b>Gabe Rodriguez</b> is a talented photographer and traveler who was born and raised in Santa Cruz County and currently lives and works in Monterey Bay, …

Landscape Photography

20 Stunningly Intimate Birth, Postpartum And Maternity Photos

Birth photographers capture deeply emotional and personal moments for parents.<p>To celebrate this work, Birth Becomes Her, a birth photography blog and community, held a contest featuring real images focusing on aspects of early motherhood. The prompt invited photographers around the world to submit …

Pregnancy

Svart Powerhouse Hotel

Floating at the foot of the Svartisen Glacier, the Svart Powerhouse Hotel is the first of its kind above the arctic circle. The hotel's main goal is …

Architecture

2 Days in Tokyo Itinerary: What to See and Do in 48 Hours

Most people dream of visiting Japan. The food, the culture, the people — you can’t help but be drawn to the island nation. Add onto that the upcoming …

Japan

How to Motivate Yourself in Life

What is the first driver– what is the initial spark which causes us to move, or do stuff in life?DOWNLOAD PDFPDF: How to motivate yourselfWhat is …

Motivation

Minimal guest house looks like it’s floating in the trees

Sweet<p>Known for its sleek and sunny homes, Dallas design firm Wernerfield went <i>dark</i> for this guest house—a black-clad rectangular beauty suspended in the trees. Raised 12 feet off the ground on large metal columns, the modern home replaced a split-level on the same site. Lifting the living space was …

Architecture

The Story Of Homeless Teenager Who Became An Award Winning Wedding Photographer

My life right now is spent hopping from one fancy wedding venue to the next, but it wasn’t always that way.I picked up my first camera when I was 11 …

Street Photography

RGG EDU is giving away a $300, 8+ hour beer photography course for free

If you're looking to get into professional beverage photography—and specifically tap into the market for professional beer photography—this course …

Photography

5 Fifty Shades sex positions to set your climax free

A lot of the sex scenes from <i>Fifty Shades Freed</i> elicit a resounding "hell no" from me. Sorry, but I just don't find sex in a meadow erotic. Ticks, anyone?! But a select few are actually worth a shot if you're feeling brave, or have run out of Netflix shows to watch. Below are five BDSM-ish positions …

Relationships

Night-time, neon and backstreet bars: an Instagram journey through Tokyo

In high-rise, hi-tech Tokyo, photographer RK finds pockets where the old-style city peeks through the neon-lit towers – and characters from galaxies far, far away

Japan

Tesla inks deal to turn 50,000 Australian homes into solar power generators

50,000 homes in South Australia will soon receive solar panels and Tesla batteries as part of a groundbreaking plan to transform homes into …

Renewable Energy

Found: The Best Ramen in Tokyo (Plus Other Fun Things to Do While You're There)

Like most of the world's historic cities, Tokyo is a mix of contradictions. It's old and new, fast and slow, sprawled and clustered. Yet ask anyone …

Japan

ORIGIN Tree House / Atelier LAVIT

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> As its customers often wanted to define it, <b>ORIGIN</b> is an exceptional cabin, a unique and tailor-made …

Architecture

This new Leica M Typ 262 Oberwerth camera set will save you almost $3,000 (if the products were purchased separately)

Leica Camera announced a new Leica M (Typ 262) Oberwerth set that includes:• Leica M (Typ 262), black anodized finish<br>• 50 mm f/2.4 black anodized …

Cameras

Wedding Photography Lighting Tips, From Preparation to Reception

My name is Jimmy Chan, and I’m the wedding photographer of Pixelicious in Montreal, Canada. I decided to challenge myself and write a comprehensive, …

Weddings

Best Modern Examples of Ancient Courtyard Renovations in China

Chinese courtyard houses are one of the most common housing typologies spanning all the way from the northern capital of Beijing to the poetic …

China

RDG PM: Neon Noir – Photography by Eugene Tumusiime

RDG PM: Neon Noir – neon-colored street photography by Eugene Tumusiime.<p>Eugene Tumusiime is a London, United Kingdom-based street photographer. …

Berkshire

This Couple's Low-Key Engagement Shoot Proves That Less Is More

Rather than getting dolled up for a formal engagement session, these two decided to keep things casual to let their love shine. Geraldo, a former University of Tennessee football player and now a policeman, is soon marrying his sweetheart, Valerie, who's also finishing up her degree at UTK. He …

Landscape Photography