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My Lightroom Post-Production Workflow After a Day Behind the Lens

This post is a basic rundown of how things work behind my lens, after a big day of shooting. In this case, it’s mountain biking. However, whether …

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5 Photography Books You Will Want to Own

The sources of education and inspiration available to photographers today are seemingly endless, thanks mainly to the digitized world in which we …

Are Cask Beers Worth the Fuss?

Beer from a keg may be reliably refreshing, but bold brewers are taking their chances on finicky, fascinating cask-conditioned brews. Here’s our guide to the best cask beers—and where to drink them—around the U.S.<p>By<p>William Bostwick<p><b>IN NORTHERN</b> California—a place awash in craft-beer …

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5 Tips for Beginner Nature Photographers

<b>Candace Dyar</b> (formerly Candace Bartlett) is not a household name in landscape photography circles and if you were to see her images you would …

The 50 best US tourist attractions you've never heard of

New York has the Empire State Building, but it's also home to Letchworth State Park, unofficially known as the "Grand Canyon of the East."<p>We've rounded up the most worthwhile but lesser-known tourist attractions in every state.<p>While some of these places have a significant amount of visitors each …

Becoming an Educated Photographer in the Digital Age

Something I've been asked a lot during my career is where I went to art school. Whether I took that as a compliment on my dedication to my craft or …

What Camera Should I Buy? | An Overview of Today’s Most Popular Choices

Is Nikon better than Canon? Sony better than Nikon? Fuji better than…blah blah blah! Is this really a relevant discussion these days? Should I be …

Top 10 Things to do When Your New Camera Arrives

I recently found myself in the position of having to buy a new camera. It is an exciting time, but the new camera will take some getting used to.Once …

How Traveling Made Me Unpopular

They say "you win some, you lose some", right? Well, I'm not entirely sure who "they" are, but I'd have to say I agree with them. Especially when it comes to friendships and traveling.<p>I'm not saying I was insanely popular before I started traveling, or that I have 0 friends now (side note: ask Siri …

On the Red Couch with Lonely Planet Travel Writers

<i>Being a travel writer sounds mighty glamorous: basically you’re paid to live abroad, enjoy new cultures and document all your exotic experiences, right? The short answer is “sort of”; the long answer is a little more complicated.</i><p><i>For perspective, we asked professional travel writers from Lonely</i> …

8 Tips to Help You Come Home with Great Travel Photos

In this article I will talk about travel photography and how you can take great images of everything when you travel. I’m not talking about camping …

Travel Non-Essentials: Should You Buy This Pocket Blanket?

Welcome back to Travel Non-Essentials, where T+L editors Mark Orwoll and Nikki Ekstein sound off on a different breed of travel product—sometimes …

10 iconic US road trips you should take right now

Instead of suffering through another round of apple picking in an orchard that's been plucked dry, check out these essential American road trips, where you can see the fall foliage in all its glory.<p>While beautiful year-round, this is a fall foliage fave (for its epic dogwood, sourwood, sassafras …

The greatest indie movie soundtracks of all time

<i>THE VIRGIN SUICIDES</i> (1999)<p>As the 90s drew to a close, French duo Air invented a new sound for suburban dysfunction and defined an era with their hopelessly dreamy original film score for Sofia Coppola’s dark and whimsical directorial debut <i>The Virgin Suicides</i>. When Air spoke to us about the iconic …

20 Photographers are Given the Same Portrait to Edit, Check Out the Results

As we all know, the human experience is unique. Your life and your opinions will never be the same as any other persons. This is why there is a …

How to Process a Landscape Photo in Lightroom

In this Lightroom workflow tutorial learn how to beautifully develop your landscape photos in less than 10 minutes. Learn to effectively use the tone …

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The 25 coolest speakeasies in America

While the temperance movement is long gone, the hidden bars prevail. From upscale dress codes to passwords, these establishments transport you back to a time when drinking was an experience.<p>We dug up the hottest and most exclusive speakeasies throughout the US, where you can sip a proper cocktail …

Not For the Faint of Heart: Views from a Freelancer - Interview with Blink member Pete Muller | LensCulture

<i>Pete Muller was born to a lineage of visual artists. His first photo job was assisting his mother in the darkroom. A history major at college, Muller shifted towards journalism to quench his curiosity. Captivated by issues of nationalism, masculinity and violence the award-winning PRIME</i> …

11 jobs that exist only in their own countries

Traditions and circumstances can sometimes lead to one-of-a-kind occupations in different countries.<p>We sifted through a Quora thread to find jobs that are unique to individual countries. As varied as ostrich baby sitters in South Africa and bike dredgers in the Netherlands, here are 11 jobs that …

These guys traveled to the ‘murder capital of the world.’ What they found there was a travel lesson we can all learn from.

This is what we were told by countless travelers, websites, guide books, friends and family, and we took it to heart. When planning our drive from …

I’m from Munich, and here's why I think you should avoid Oktoberfest

First as a kid, where I ate candy apples and schnitzel sandwiches and rode the "wild mouse" rollercoaster until I was green in the face; and later as a teen, when I skipped school to drink liters of beer with my friends.<p>Oktoberfest is awesome, but I think it's the worst time for tourists to visit …

The World's Most Dangerous Roads

Imagine driving down a scenic road in some exotic, far-flung locale when around the bend the railing disappears, the road narrows to practically a …