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Five Must-Have Apps for the Working Photographer

There are thousands of apps out there to expand your mobile photography capabilities, but what about apps that augment your abilities when you're …

Apps

A 26-year-old explains how he travels the world on no more than $30 a day

In January of 2008, Will Hatton booked his first trip abroad for his 19th birthday — to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania.<p>"I just wanted to do something different. I hadn't done anything remotely exciting with my life. I wanted to go up a mountain but I didn't have any climbing experience, so …

Travel

This Mason jar taco salad is the perfect portable, healthy lunch

The Mason jar is exactly what’s needed to shake up your lunchtime or picnic routine. Not just a portable container, salads are layered in a strategic way in the jar for lasting crunch power. Either make the Mason Jar Taco Salad packed with a spice-rich dressing over veggies galore and kidney beans, …

Healthy Eating

27 must-have travel apps for every step of your journey

Travel is one of the industries that has completely transformed by the smartphone evolution and as a result, there is an abundance of ingenious apps designed to make your trips easy to plan, cheaper, well-informed and more enjoyable.<p>Short of literally packing your bags and rooting out your …

Apps
Social Media

30 movies that will inspire you to travel the world

From the "Lord of the Rings," which was filmed in New Zealand, to "Into the Wild," which was filmed in Alaska, here are 30 movies that will make you want to travel all over the world.

Fly Fishing

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

Nutrition

Photographer Travels Across the Southwestern USA by Freight Train

A couple of years ago, photographer Kevin Russ packed some belongings into his car, traveled tens of thousands of miles across the US, and documented …

Magic Hour: Choosing the best time for outdoor photography

A sunset captured during the”magic hour”Some many of the photos I take that people ‘oooh’ and ‘aaaah’ about are landscapes taken during ‘magic hour’ …

Landscape Photography

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The Best Tools for Finding Information When Google Isn't Enough

Google is so entrenched when it comes to finding information on the internet, we named the act after it. However, there are a ton of other tools and …

Wolfram Alpha

How to Better Retain Information from Books, Articles, and More

Although we can learn a lot of great information from books, articles, interviews, and conversations, we naturally forget a lot of it. Create a …

Novelty Clocks That Look Like Camera Gear

Want to keep time with a clock inspired by camera gear? Here’s a roundup of timepieces based on cameras, lenses, and rolls of film. (Note: The clocks …

These Are the Photographs That Took My Freedom, and This is the Story of How It Happened

My name is Abe Van Dyke. I am a photojournalist who was arrested by the Milwaukee County Sheriffs department for being on Interstate 43 photographing …

The U.S. Airlines That Have the Most Luggage Mishaps

There were over 1.6 million cases of mishandled baggage reported in the first nine months of this year alone. That's a lot of missing, damaged, …

Flying

My Top 10 Tips for a Brand New Photographer, From a Slightly-Not-So Brand New One

Hello. My name’s Tom. After two years of tinkering around with DSLR photography, I believe that I may have passed an important milestone and …

10 Videos Guaranteed to Inspire You

1) How to be happier<p>Harvard professor Shawn Achor is the author of the wonderful book The Happiness Advantage.<p>2) Is it better to come in first… or …

Self-improvement

Tolstoy’s Reading List: Essential Books for Each Stage of Life

Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, Leo Tolstoy succumbed to a deep spiritual crisis and decided to pull himself out by finding the meaning of life. He did so largely by reading voraciously across the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions, discovering great similarities in how they …

Tip: Use the Magical ‘Match Total Exposures’ Feature in Lightroom for a Quick Fix

If you’re just starting out in Lightroom (or haven’t explored its features much), perhaps you haven’t heard of the powerful “Match Total Exposures” …

3 Steps to Creating Holiday Portraits With Christmas Lights

Christmas is in the air, so don’t be surprised if some of that festive spirit bleeds into your creative psyche and you find yourself wanting to do a …

Christmas Lights

5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

5 Tips to Help You Take More Natural Looking Portraits

Writing for dPS has afforded me several opportunities, the best one being getting to converse with photographers – hobbyists to professionals and …

White House Photographer uses his new iPhone 6 Plus to Capture Christmas Decorations at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

With his mind set on getting a different sort of imagery than in previous years, Kraft chose to shoot in the square format with an iPhone 6 Plus. "I …

How to Take Great Photos With a Cell Phone

01 of 06<p>Learn the Controls<p>Like any camera, you need to know how to operate your camera phone first before you can take great photos. Some camera …

Mobile Photography

Why Home-Cooked Food Never Tastes Like Restaurant Food

When we set out to cook a meal, be it for our family or a romantic evening for two, we always have a vision in our minds of what we want the finished product to look and taste like. That vision usually closely resembles what you might find at a restaurant, with elegant plating, refined flavors, and …

Kitchens

The Bokeh Kings: A Look at 50mm M Lenses

Wikipedia defines “Bokeh (usually pronounced Boc-ah) as the blur or aesthetic quality of the blur, in the out-of-focus areas of an image. The term …

5 more apps that make you say 'Wow!'

There are approximately 1.3 million apps available for our smartphones and tablets. Many are simply a bad idea. Most are average in use or scope. Fortunately, some very innovative developers have changed the way we used to do things for the better. Here are five mind-boggling apps that I know …

Video: How to Capture Astrophotography Images Without a Star Tracker

In astrophotography, a star tracker is a piece of gear that compensates for the Earth’s rotation so you can take sharp long exposure photographs of …

Mobile tips from a NatGeo photographer « iafrica.com

Few photographers in their right mind would consider ditching their DSLR camera for smartphones, let alone a National Geographic photographer.<p>That's …

Top 10 Web Sites You Should Visit at Least Once a Year

Yearly checkups and other things we should do regularly—but not necessarily that often—can easily be forgotten over the other 364 days' full of …