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Finding Magic in Madagascar[1]

<b>A growing number of Chinese tourists are enjoying a unique natural world far away from big-city life, Xu Lin reports.</b><p>Several Chinese celebrities are …

How to Use the Local Adjustments Tools Inside Lightroom

Whenever you take a photo, no matter what the subject, it would be extremely unusual if it couldn’t be improved in some way by making local …

PRESS RELEASE: Olympus announces new Firmware for E-M1 and E-M5II!

This Preset Pack Brings Real Dehaze to Lightroom 6.1

When Adobe launched a major Creative Cloud update that brought the powerful new Dehaze slider to Lightroom CC, photographers who had purchased a …

Tutorials

Kipon Unveils the First Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter with Autofocus

Five years ago, the Shanghai, China-based lens adapter company Kipon became the first to offer a Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds adapter with …

Cameras

Lemurs of Madagascar

Changing Planet<p><i>On board with Lindblad Expeditions Southern Africa and Indian Ocean tour.</i><p>I’d just arrived in Madagascar for the first time. I was with the foremost expert on the primates called lemurs, trying to pay attention. I had everything to learn. We’d just gotten there on the ship <i>National</i> …

Lemurs

Back-Button focus on the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Hummingbird and Heliconia. San Ramon, Costa Rica.<br>A shot like this is the perfect time to use back-button focus.<p>You never know when you might learn …

20 Dos and Don'ts for Shooting the Moon

The moon is a very popular subject for photographers of all skill levels to shoot. But if you’ve ever tried to photograph the moon, you’ve probably …

Photography

Ancient rituals, 800 rare species and one of Earth's most alien landscapes: The exotic 'lost world’ island where time stands still

• <b>Socotra: The Hidden Land offers a revealing look at the Yemeni territory</b>• <b><br>Archipelago has been called the Galapagos Islands of the Indian Ocean</b>• <b><br>It has</b> …

PhotInfo for iPad Provides Metadata Within Photos App

I’ve honestly forgotten where I heard about this app. I found a note in my Drafts app with just one word, “PhotInfo”, and decided to look it up on Google.<p>Boy, am I glad I did!<p>PhotInfo is an iOS 8 extension that helps bring metadata to the Photos app, which is really quite handy for figuring out the …

How to plan a trip to the Galápagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands top many a traveller's bucket list. Most of us dream of making a pilgrimage to this mystical archipelago – but it's time to …

Congo wildlife: closer than ever

The remote jungles of the Congo are not so remote in the Republic of Congo, the friendlier western neighbour of its bigger cousin, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thanks to several years of reasonable stability and improved infrastructure, some of the Congo's best preserved wilderness is more …

How to Photograph the Moon (Part 1)

Ever since I’ve owned a camera I’ve wanted to take photos of the night sky. When I first got a DSLR camera 5 or so years ago I thought getting decent …

Hotel Suite In An Airplane Soars Over The Costa Rican Jungle

This is just plane awesome.<p>If a typical room at Costa Rica's luxurious Hotel Costa Verde isn't enough, allow us to offer the 727 Fuselage Home as an option.<p>The retired Boeing plane -- at one of our longtime favorite offbeat hotels -- is nestled high above the jungle, on a coastal bluff near the …

6 Wild & Beautiful Places in Europe You MUST See!

There's more to Europe than winding city streets, vibrant cafés, and beautiful museums! The continent abounds with rugged mountains, pristine lakes, …

Our Favorite Prints & Products You Can Sell Directly Through PhotoShelter - PhotoShelter Blog

It’s <i>almost</i> that time of year again, when print sales go up for the holidays – and it’s never to early to get prepped and start planning your selling …

WD Announces the Ultimate On-Location Hard Drive with WiFi and an SD Slot Built Right In

It’s not often a portable hard drive catches our eye, but the newest offering from Western Digital feels like it was built specifically for …

How to fix your underexposed photos in Photoshop

Yes, we should all try to get the exposure right for every single photo we take. But hey, sometimes it just doesn’t work. Maybe you’re in a hurry or …

Tutorials

15 Free Organizational Tools for Photographers

These days, photographers are dramatically strapped for time. We live in a world where “busy” is the most common answer for “how are you doing?” …

Three Bridge Chasm Is Unlike Any Waterfall We've Ever Seen

We've seen some hidden waterfalls and some inspirational waterfalls and some fabulously hike-able waterfalls... but all of those were just one, singular waterfall.<p>Behold: a rare TRIPLE waterfall, better known as the Baatara Gorge Waterfall or Three Bridge Chasm. Mountain meltwater slowly carved the …

Off the beaten track in Borneo

From steaming jungle to the cloud-capped summit of Mt Kinabalu, Borneo’s natural wonders are undeniable. But the island is no longer the deserted paradise it once was.<p>Package tours and cheap flights from Southeast Asia have placed Borneo firmly on the tourist trail, and solitude is becoming hard to …

Okahirongo Elephant Lodge - Luxury hotel In Kaokoland

One of the most striking things about the Okahirongo Elephant Lodge are the views you get from every angle that you sit, stand or lie. Even from your …

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Northwestern Namibia's Splendid Isolation

Wedged between pounding South Atlantic surf and stark desert wasteland, littered with the blistered remains of shipwrecks and the disintegrated bones of their doomed crews, Namibia's notorious Skeleton Coast is one of the bleakest spots on Earth. Portuguese sailors who risked washing up on its …

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Madagascar's wondrous wildlife (and where to see it)

Madagascar is well-known for its biodiversity; 5% of all animal and plant species known to man live here and only here (70% of the fauna and 90% of the flora are endemic). For travellers, admiring this modern-day Noah’s Ark is a highlight of a trip to the Red Island.<p>Fortunately, there are plenty of …

Iran Is Getting Ready for Its Best Year of Tourism in a Generation

‘Foreigners! Welcome to Tehran! You may also line up here,” announces a smiling airport official dressed in a long, black chador who is pointing to a …