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See the winning images in the International Landscape Photographer of the Year awards

The gorgeous wilds of Patagonia and New Zealand are captured in the winning images of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.<p>Chosen from more than 3500 entries by over 850 photographers, the winner of international competition is Maxe Rive from the Netherlands. His …

Photography

15 Places Every American Should Visit at Least Once

Established in 1872 by President Ulysses S. Grant, Yellowstone actually stretches across parts of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Visit this stunning …

National Parks

Russia marks Stalingrad defeat of Nazis

Seventy-five years ago, the surrender of Nazi Germany's Sixth Army marked the end of the Battle of Stalingrad. It was a major turning point in the …

World History

50 epic river journeys you must do in 2018

Ever since river cruise companies began throwing serious money at their hardware, river cruising’s star has been in the ascendant. Old hands who cruised Europe and Russia in the early Nineties speak of mediocre food, drab interiors and no “service” to speak of. The 21st century experience couldn’t …

Cruise Ships

7 Sex Positions To Switch Things Up On Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is supposed to be all about the romance, but that doesn't mean it can't be sexy AF too. The great thing is that even if you don't …

Relationships

Top 10 National Parks to Visit During Spring

Spring Is in the Air<p>As the snow melts and schools no longer have delays, it becomes obvious that spring is right around the corner. It's a time of …

National Parks

How To Photograph Seascapes

Photographing the sea and the waves can be both challenging and fun. People often ask me what “the right settings” are to shoot moving water so I …

Landscape Photography

JMT Planning: Electronics

So, about 2 weeks ago I locked down the permits for our summer 2018 JMT hike. We will be heading northbound (NOBO) out of Horseshoe Meadows via the …

Gear & Gadgets

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Recipes

Want to Immediately Become More Successful? Stop Using These 4 Toxic Words

You don't need any more strategies or morning routines, you need to watch your language.<p>We know that relationships, nutrition, sleep, and exercise all play a positive effect on our chances for succeeding in business. However, what you may not know or simply be overlooking is the role your daily …

Self-improvement

The 50 Best Hikes

From a family day hike through southern Utah’s Road Canyon to a grueling scramble through northern Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, this …

Adventure Travel

Learn to Shoot and Edit Long Exposure Landscape Photos Without Neutral Density Filters (VIDEO)

One trick employed by experienced landscape photographers is to use long exposures to capture dramatic images of soft, flowing water and cotton-like …

Landscape Photography

Surprisingly romantic spots that will set your heart aflutter

It was December in Manhattan: a truly magical time to be in New York – some might say the most magical time, especially for couples.<p>Yet, as I walked …

Our 7 Favorite Pro-Quality Lenses at Bargain Prices

Professional photographers live by their lenses—they know they’re one of the keys to capturing high-quality images. That’s why they often spend …

If You Suffer From Tight Hips, Find a Wall ASAP, and Do This Amazing Stretch

Tight hips are a common affliction among us desk dwellers. They can lead to lower back pain and tightness in our legs and just make us feel all around uncomfortable. Free your tight hips by finding a wall and doing this life-changing stretch (no really, it's <i>that</i> good!).<p>Known as figure four, you can …

Pain

The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen can reinvent your daily routine

In the years following World War II, American auto executives visited Toyota manufacturing plants in Japan to examine how the company was able to produce so many vehicles so quickly. They discovered a humanizing philosophy driving the manufacturer’s innovation, one that intrinsically motivated …

Self-improvement

The Best Aperture for Landscape Photography

The question “<b>What aperture is best for landscape photography?</b>” is often asked via the CaptureLandscapes newsletter and other discussion venues.While</b> …

Landscape Photography

Behind the Lens: The Perfect Time-Lapse in Monument Valley

Here are key tips and tricks from Dan Westergren, National Geographic photographer, on how to capture a mesmerizing time-lapse.<p>Monument Valley, a Navajo Tribal park located along the Arizona/Utah border, is a truly iconic American scene. Decades of movie goers, if they close their eyes and think, …

Photography

Top 10 Life-List Adventures

Raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon<p>This is no spur-of-the-moment getaway. You’ll need to book the trip at least six months ahead, take a …

Here Are 7 Simple Lightroom Techniques for Fixing Common Photo Mistakes (VIDEO)

Whether you’re new to Lightroom or a seasoned image-editing veteran, the following tutorial has something for you, with seven essential techniques …

How to Perfect the Art of the Monochrome Landscape

Modern cameras allow us to capture incredible, colourful landscape images. A quick look through sites like 500px will show amazing examples of the …

'As a black woman I'm always fetishised': racism in the bedroom

In a Bedfordshire nightclub, white couples queue to have sex with black men. Meanwhile, black women are routinely snubbed on dating sites. Why do racial stereotypes persist when it comes to sex?<p>It’s past midnight, November 2016, in Dunstable, a small town in Bedfordshire. My friend Miranda has …

The ‘Secret’ Sliders for Getting Fast, Smooth Selections in Photoshop

Want to improve your selection game in Photoshop? Here’s an 8-minute video from PiXimperfect that points out some “secret” sliders in Adobe Photoshop …

This FREE Color Guide to Landscape Photography Will Totally Transform Your Images

Here’s an awesome deal that belies the old adage that you only get what you pay for. That’s because you can download this excellent free guide to …

The 60 greatest train journeys on Earth

The best train journey I’ve ever done? Tricky. In terms of sheer pinch-me-is-this-for-real wow-factor, it has to be the Trans-Mongolian, a journey of truly epic proportions. In my case it involved four days of travelling between Moscow and Lake Baikal on the traditional Trans-Siberian before …

9 Signs You're Not Fully Present In Your Life — And How To Check Back In

I used to roll my eyes whenever someone talked about mindfulness. Then, I realized that basically every problem I had came down to not being mindful. …

Mindfulness

How to Get What You Want Out of Life

A simple six-step system for achieving success<p>We all have <b>dreams of what we want from life,</b> but many of us have a hard time knowing how to achieve those dreams. <b>Just wishing for something will not make it happen.</b><p>I've devised a six-step system to help guide my consulting clients in successfully moving</b> …

My Medic’s rugged first-aid kit is a must-have for your outdoor adventures

Along with food, water, and extra layers, a well-stocked first aid kit is considered one of the 10 essentials of hiking. But more often then not, …

Camping

This Chinese Family Spent 6 Months Working Out: Before-and-After Photos

Chinese photographer Jesse Ding has spent the past 6 months working out with his family to get healthy. Ding has been shooting photos to document …

Face time: 50 portrait photographs, 50 different ways

<b>Is it possible to shoot the same person in 50 different ways and still get creative portraits? The authors of a fascinating new book reveal how, in</b> …