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How To Eat Like A Local In NYC

<i>Chelsea Nesvig / Flickr</i><p>Back when Manhattan was still ridden with crime, New York City was easier for tourists to manage. A Broadway show, a nice French or Italian meal, Central Park, the Met, maybe a Yankees game -- there were things you did and places you just didn't go. Nowadays, though, the …

East Village

Exclusive: 17 Downright Beautiful Electric Guitars from Famous Rockers

Like David Crosby, Jimmie Vaughan, and Robbie Robertson.<p><b>The electric guitar.</b> The thing can take you to heaven or beckon you toward the devil. Each one, if put in the right hands, imbued with the potential to make a legend. Van Halen, Crosby, Vaughan, Johnson, Santana, Nielsen, Allman — legends like …

How ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture All Relate to One Another

Here it is: the one chart you’ll ever need to understand shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. It will help you to create better black and white photos, …

Create Stunning Coastal Landscapes with These 7 Tips

Are you on your way to the coast for some stunning landscapes? Consider the following tips before your next beach photography adventure:<p>1. <b>Try</b> …

How to Handle Exposure in Sunrise & Sunset Photos

There’s nothing better for a photographer than a beautiful sunrise or sunset, the colors of the sky combined with the landscape or cityscape create …

How to Take the Perfect Spring Flower Macro Photograph

The warmer weather means more opportunities for one of my favorite styles of photography: macro images of flowers. With a dedicated macro lens (or …

How to Shoot Panoramic Photographs

For many people, their first introduction to panoramic photography was using an Advantix or APS film camera. These cameras had a pseudo panoramic …

Making Sharper Wildlife Photographs - [Part 1 of 2]

If there is one area that seems to flummox more aspiring wildlife photographers it is the subject of making sharp images. You’d think that with …

Wildlife

Getting off Auto - Manual, Aperture and Shutter Priority modes explained

You may have heard that once you get a DSLR you need to learn to shoot in manual and only ever use that mode. That if you are using the Aperture or …

Why Lower End Zoom Lenses Make Great Doorstops

In this posting written a while back, I’m constantly asked about my opinions on lenses like an 18-135mm, 18-200mmand others. And in general, I give …

How to Photograph Light Trails

Photographing light trails is somewhat of a rite of passage for low light photographers – usually by setting up a nice landscape composition that …

10 Travel Photography Tips to Help Avoid Regrets When You Get Home

By Hélio Dias. I have lost count of how many times I’ve came home and regretted not having done something to get better pictures when I was …

Photography Tips

Street Photography Cheat Sheet For Your Travels

If you are new to street photography, or even if you’re not, remembering settings, nailing the composition, getting idea inspirations, and just …

Digital Photographer