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14 Things Every Landscape Photographer Needs in Their Life

<b>Heading out to get that beautiful landscape shot of your dreams? You need the right equipment. Here are the accessories you'll need for a successful</b> …

Landscape Photography

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Splurge or Save: 10 Living Room Essentials for Your New Home

Moving into a new home can be incredibly exciting (hello, housewarming soiree!), but it also comes with its fair share of planning, budgeting and to-do lists. It’s a good rule of thumb to live in your new space for at least two months before making any major purchases. Once you have a feel for your …

Home Decorating

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkein's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

Literature

Chocolate Glazed Espresso Cheesecake

1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly grease the base of a 10-inch springform pan with nonstick spray.<p>2. <b>Make the Crust:</b> In a large bowl, mix the …

50+ Impossibly Chic Kitchen Backsplashes

Cooking has never looked so colorful.<p>Whether your dream kitchen is rustic and cozy or modern and sleek, these tile design ideas have you covered.

Watermarking Your Photography: A Crash Course

_<p><i>We appreciated the simple typeface and small size of Gaurav Agrawl's watermark. The placement doesn't interfere with the content of his image and</i> …

Adobe Just Released a Simple and Free Aperture to Lightroom Migration Plugin

If you’ve been looking to migrate your Aperture library over to Lightroom ever since the official announcement of Aperture’s demise, you’ve had to be …

The 10 Lightroom Tools That Are A Landscape Photographer's Dream

As we know, Lightroom has become a very powerful tool not only for image management but also for post production. Amongst the tools available are …

How to Make Fish Tacos: A Step-by-Step Guide

You could debate endlessly what makes a perfect fish taco—and we did. After a lot of “research” (read: eating), we came up with the lightest, crunchiest, tastiest version ever.<p>When the topic of fish tacos came up in a staff meeting, you would have thought we were talking about Obamacare, not a …

Cooking

Can Blossom’s MIT-Enhanced Brew Win Over Skeptical Baristas?

Inside the attempt to perfect coffee-making technology<p>Inside a grimy garage off an alleyway in San Francisco’s SOMA district seethes the accouterment of a bootstrapped startup. Filthy frat-house leather couches, stray books with titles like “Emotional Design,” and a former NASA engineer jockeying …

Coffee

The Future of Iced Coffee

At its cafes, Blue Bottle might make one of the best iced-coffee drinks in America. But are artisan businesses doomed to fail when they try going mainstream?<p>I have seen the future of iced coffee.<p>There I was, wandering the grocery-store aisles—when suddenly, next to the kombucha, opposite the …

VENQUE Smart DSLR Pro Bag

We are proudly offering every backer a 10 year program for our products. If you have any problems with your bag in the next 10 years, we will replace …

3 Reasons To Use a Circular Polarizing Filter (Plus Purchasing and Usage Tips)

There are many types of filters a photographer can use – from circular polarizing filters to neutral and variable density, color/warming/cooling, UV …

Landscape Photography

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Easily Replace The Sky in Your Photos Using The Gradient Tool

In my previous article, I talked about how powerful luminosity masks are in blending multiple exposures. However, using the same exposures as last …

11 Times Avocado Made Smoothies So Much Better (Don't Be Weirded Out)

We love avocados so much we will eat them in practically anything. As long as they're not warm (see here), avocados can pretty much do no wrong.<p>Recently, we've been seeing avocados turn up in a lot of smoothies. If you're skeptical, don't be. Avocados provide a uniquely silky texture to smoothies …

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 …

Landscape Photography

How to photograph the supermoon

Here are some tips to take photos of the upcoming supermoons in all their glory.<p>When the full moon coincides with the closest point between the moon …

Top 10 Photography eBooks | Popular Photography eBooks

1<p>Trick Photography eBook and Video Course<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative</i> …

Video Tutorials

Using Water to Lighten Landscape Photos

Most Pro landscape photographers recommend shooting either at (or around) dawn or dusk in order to capture their scene in the ‘golden hours’ when the …

Sharpen Your Images With Some Useful Photoshop Techniques

Sharpening your images is a bit of a science and there are quite a few aspects that need to be considered. You can sharpen for printing, for web …

10 Tips for Improving Your Flower Photos

Spring is here! For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere who have been hunkered down for winter, enduring the rain and the snow, the time has …

The Top 12 Keys to Creativity For Photographers

<i>Manipulation is the brother of creativity.</i> – Michael Michalko<p>Standing out among the ever-increasing number of photographers is becoming increasingly …

Photos of Volcanoes and Lava Flows in Hawaii

Snapping images of molten rock is photographer Sean King‘s passion. Known to go through perilous lengths to get the perfect shot, King has gone to …

Useful Photography Tip #40: Develop Your Confidence

Developing confidence is hard. It is the key to improving your work, though. Having a lot of confidence does not mean you’re controlling the results. …

Field Tests: Zeiss 50mm F1.4, 50mm F2 Macro, 18mm F3.5, on the 5D Mk II

I recently got the opportunity to team up with my old boss, Sal Cangeloso of Geek.com to try out some wonderful Zeiss glass on the Lower East Side in …

Tips for Capturing Better Landscape Photos

Regardless if you’re new to photography or a seasoned pro, for many of us, our first love is landscape photography. There’s just something so magical …

Landscape Photography

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Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold | Colossal

<p>Photographer David Orias relies on slow shutter speeds, precision camera movement and the rich light of dawn or dusk to capture these amazing images …