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5 Best Old-School Ski Resorts

<i>By Christina Valhouli</i><p>There’s something wonderfully comforting about an old-school ski resort. They’re not hip, they’re not cool, and that is …

Skiing

California's best coastal walks

From its wild and rocky coast in the north to the south coast’s vast, sandy shores, the California coastline lures many to walk along the edge of the continent to gaze at the ocean. Sweeping coastal views are blocked in many cities, but wide-open hiking spaces abound nearby where anyone willing to …

Hiking

The best places to swim with whale sharks

Swimming alongside the largest fish in the sea is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences. Lucky, then, that there are a handful of destinations around the world where in-season sightings of whale sharks are almost guaranteed.<p>Remember: keep a respectful distance from the gentle giants, …

Scuba Diving

Martha Stewart’s Top Packing Tips

Let’s get one thing straight: Martha knows how to do things right. And when this self proclaimed "schlepper" packs her bags for a weekend getaway or …

Spirit Airlines Considers Spiking Bag Fees During Peak Travel Times

Flyers are used to airfares jumping during peak travel times throughout the year.<p>But ancillaries — the bag, blanket, and headphone fees that airlines …

6 Tips for Booking Holiday Travel

The holidays are just around the corner, which means the window for finding affordable Thanksgiving and Christmas airfare is rapidly shrinking. The good news is there are still some tricks to saving money and -- perhaps more importantly -- your sanity, on your holiday travel.<p><b>1. Book Now or (Stop</b> …

Flying

London, Travel Secrets From a Local

Global Yodel sent photographer Leila Peterson out with a <i>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: London</i> to get her perspective on what it means to use a travel guide in her hometown. She sent back this amazing locals' guide with a beautiful photo series!<p><b>GY: Name</b><p>LP: Leila Peterson<p><b>GY: Place you live:</b><p>LP: London, UK<p>…

England

7 Compact Digital Cameras

Choosing the right camera for your cruise can make all the difference. - Photo by Thinkstock<p>If you're not a serious photographer, odds are your smartphone has taken the place of a traditional camera. But when you're on vacation, the rules are different. Smartphones have trouble capturing motion …

Cameras

How & When a Monopod Can be Used to Take Sharper Photos

Here’s a photo tip you aren’t likely to find anywhere else… how to use a monopod to get better photographs. A monopod (like the tripod) is an …

Photography Insights from a Professional Photographer Influenced & Inspired by Art

Ever wonder what goes through the mind of a successful art photographer? Well wonder no more as Marc Silber is here to interview award-winning …

36 Links That Are Like Catnip for Photographers

It's truly been a great week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking at all corners of the internet to find the …

Landscape Photography

How to Photograph Birds in Flight

Being able to capture good images using a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera can be extremely rewarding. And some of the best pictures that we …

Nature Photography

Moon Photography: 6 Tips for Better Moon Photos - dPS

Moon Photography: To get the best possible pictures of our one-and-only moon, it's important to know a few things about it first.

Seeking Adventure Through Timelapse Photography

We all seek comfort. And for many of us, that comfort comes through routine. But at what point should you break out of your comfort zone? What are …

Beginner Street Photography

We all have to start somewhere with our photography and one of the big questions I get asked by students is where do we begin. There is just so much …

How to Photograph Like a Pro

After a couple of years of producing tutorials, writer, producer, presenter, and photographer Kai Wong has met his fair share of professional …

How to Drop $725K on Gear: The Priciest Items Sold by B&H

When it’s time to buy new gear, we usually need to seek out options that offer the best bang for the buck. In the process of doing so, we’re forced …

21 Spooky Portraits

Halloween is almost here so today we thought we’d put together a collection of slightly spooky portraits (click each to be taken to the photographers …

Ultra Slow Motion of Dogs Shaking Inspired by Viral Photo Series

Some say that the secret to success in photography is finding your niche. A niche is a specialized area in a field in which you focus your work on. …

Photography

Winter Wonderland - The Keys to Photographing Snow

Love it or hate, for those of us inhabiting the northern climes, winter is fast approaching. Some of us will pack away our cameras over the long …

Smoke Photography Photoshop Tutorial

Although you may have learned to capture smoke photography, it often doesn’t really come to life until you make a few finishing touches in …

Panasonic Lumix GM1: pros and cons, how-to, news and more - CNET

Panasonic Lumix GM1<p>Lexy Savvides 30 October 2013<p>Scared by the size and weight of regular interchangeable lens cameras (ILCs)? The Panasonic GM1 is …

Guardian Camera Club: Nicola Miles' portfolio

A review of Nicola Miles' portfolio. The composition of 'France. Estuary' is all about the placing of elements (and people) within the frame, and here, it's been done with seeming precision, it's an intriguingly complex image. The reflection and basic symmetry gives that silhouette in 'f276' is …

The Rockaways: Hurricane Sandy Anniversary

The Rockaway Peninsula, or more commonly known as The Rockaways, is a peninsula of Long Island, located within the borough of Queens in New York …

10 of the worst Photoshop disasters - in pictures

As Chinese officials apologise for the release of a poorly manipulated image, we take a look at what happens when Photoshop falls into clumsy hands: from the helicopter shark attack, to the case of the six-fingered guitarist

How the Fujifilm X-Series Made Me Feel Inadequate

Recently there’s been a fair bit of hullaballoo about these new cameras Fuji has been bringing out – the X-series. X100, X-Pro 1, XE-1 and most …