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Austin's 10 Most Anticipated Fall Openings

A Bedouin’s trail through Petra

See a different side to Jordan’s most popular attraction, following winding back roads and worn rock-cut staircases to rarely-visited monuments and panoramic vistas.<p>Once the capital of the Nabataean Arab's trading empire, with its giant temples and tombs chiselled out of swirling raspberry-ripple …

Archaeology

Good Example of How the Angles You Use in Portrait Photography Matter a Lot

One problem (amongst many) in portrait photography is where to shoot from. Do you shoot at the subject’s eye level? Below? Above? Unfortunately, …

How to travel in Europe

Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people. The word ‘Europe’ does little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options:<p>Car<p><b>Budget:</b> medium-high (London-Prague petrol from EUR360 return, plus …

Trains

Do You Understand Depth of Field?

Understanding depth of field is essential for any photographer who wants to move past the beginner stage. Using depth of field well gives you great …

Landscape Photography

I Heart HGTV Blog

June 30<p>Who doesn't love a party that revolves around melted butter?<p>June 30<p>Mom, can you send us off to camp, please?<p>June 29<p>This is for the …

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Loneliness

20 Stunning Examples of High Speed Photography (And Tuts on How to Do It Yourself)

A lot happens in the blink of an eye — a lot of pretty amazing things. But due to the way our brain works, we don't really get to “see” these amazing …

Fireworks Photography Tips and Techniques

When you are going to photograph fireworks, be prepared. Make sure you have enough memory cards and extra batteries. You will need to take a tripod, …

Landscape Photography

Photographing 4th of July Fireworks

Once a year, Americans are allowed to celebrate a holiday in a manner befitting the importance of the day. Of course, I am referring to the 4th of …

Landscape Photography

Funny Portraits of Men Dressed in Their Girlfriends’ Clothes

When Spanish photographer Jon Uriarte first started exploring relationship dynamics and gender roles in his work, he did so by photographing couples …

Fine Art Photographer Martin Stranka and His Incredible Images

Martin Stranka is a professional photographer from the Czech Republic, born in April 13, 1984. He is self taught with a distinct vision of …

Foodie Weekend Getaway in Marfa, Texas

A strange thing happened about a little more than decade ago when a veritable wave of big city businessmen, European artists, and Hollywood …

Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka …

Asia Travel

How to Photograph Fireworks

Getting great shots of these pyrotechnic displays is not as hard as you think.<p>Photographing fireworks can be challenging but it's not impossible. Here we share tips and tricks for taking the guesswork out of shooting this nighttime event, and getting inspired to capture your own unique …

India’s Best Palace Hotels

Overlooking mirror-like lakes and sun-drenched sand dunes, India’s palace hotels will make even the most humble traveler feel like a sultan. From …

Hong Kong

Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual Mode

Digital photography has given almost anyone with a camera the potential to become a creative photographer. These days even compact cameras offer …

Shutter Speed

Magic Lantern is Now Available for the EOS Rebel T5i and SL1

Canon’s latest APS-C sensored SLR cameras, the mid-level T5i and the entry-level SL1, are already supported by Magic Lantern, the firmware that …

This Many Incredible Photography Links Might Throw the Earth Out of Orbit

Another week comes to a close and Toad Hollow Photography has been very busy searching for the best links to tutorials, reviews, special features, …

Best Canon Lenses for Landscape and Wildlife Photography

I’ve been a wildlife and travel photographer using Canon equipment for about 25 years now. Through the decades, I have used almost all of Canon’s …

Cameras

DIY Towel Racks For a Chic Bathroom Update

When updating your bathroom, the smallest details can make a huge impact. Paint, tile and lighting are all great tools in a large-scale bathroom …

Living Space

How To Really Enjoy a Day Off

<b>A Plan for a Relaxing Day Off</b><p><b>A Plan for a Productive Day Off</b><p>Start your day with a good walk, a run or a visit the gym — expend some energy to feel …

Time Management

Switching Off: Bedroom Colors You Should Choose To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

We have always maintained that designing the interiors of a home are as much about functionality as they are about form. Areas of the home like the …

An Introduction to Photoshop Compositing for Beginners

by Sarah Hipwell What is compositing? Simply, it means to combine two or more images to make a single picture. As a photographer, I’m constantly …