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Comprehensive Guide to Color in Photoshop: Color Modes

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7 Sky Events This Week: Double Comet Flybys and Lunar Encounters

Changing Planet<p>This artist rendering shows NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft in orbit around the planet Mercury. Image courtesy NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington<p><b>Comets dominate the pre-dawn skies and their flybys of neighboring planets offer</b> …

How to Elope to Paris

Last month, after ten years of dating, my longtime beau, Andy, and I eloped. When we were figuring out our game plan, we thought it would be romantic to get married in the City of Light, but we discovered that if you want to get married in Paris as a foreigner, at least one of you has to live there …

Reader Recs: Canada’s Places of a Lifetime

We asked our readers to fill us in on what we missed in our latest and greatest online feature, “<b>Canada’s 50 Places of a Lifetime</b>.” We received hundreds of submissions full of natural wonders, eclectic cityscapes, and scenic retreats. Here are ten destinations that our editors agree are worthy of …

Adventure 101: Hiking an American Treasure

“The Appalachian Trail is both intimate and majestic,” says hiker and author <b>Jennifer Pharr Davis</b>, who has through-hiked the megatrail three times and holds the speed record (46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes).<p>Completed in 1937 and stretching 2,180 mountainous miles from Georgia to Maine, the</b> …

Black & White Photography Techniques

Black and white photography is a rewarding and challenging field of artistic photography. Even people who don’t care about photography can find …

Landscape Photography

The Wooden Canoe Heritage Association

Each summer for the past 34 years, members of the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association have gathered for their annual assembly. For many of those years, …

“You look the part but are you sure you can steer this boat?”

Many followers of this blog might be familiar with the elegant paintings of voyageurs traveling in bark canoes by British-born artist Frances Anne …

Be Shallow - A Guide to Wide Aperture Photography

One of the many things that often differentiates a photographer from a snap shooter is the use of depth of field. Shallow depth of field is one of …

How Photos Can Make Strangers A Little Less Strange

As any street-savvy third-grader knows, you're not supposed to talk to strangers. It's dangerous, it's rude and in a place like New York City ("You talkin' to me?!") it might get you clocked in the nose.<p>Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the Humans of New York blog, has ignored that …

Show Us What You're Thankful For In The #PublicSquare

We debated whether it was too obvious, but went with it anyway: In this month's Public Square assignment, we want to see something you're thankful for. Nothing fancy — could be your morning walk, hot dogs or your best friend. Because sometimes it's just nice to stop and remember. Tag it …

The View From The Largest Window In Space

More than 230 miles above Earth, aboard the International Space Station, is a seven-window observatory module called the Cupola. It's a relatively new addition to the ISS, which made its debut just three years ago, and it happens to be the largest window in space.<p>That's where Italian astronaut Luca …