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15 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

As travelers, we strive to collect more moments than things, but sometimes it's those things we carry with us that make the moments even richer. These 15 Valentine's Day gift ideas are sure to do just that.<p>1. Bon Appétit<p><i>The Farm to Table French Phrasebook</i> is the perfect present for Francophiles, …

Shopping

We Tried Out The Netflix Of Concerts: $25/Month For All The Shows

There's a new service that allows users to snag tickets to an unlimited number of shows at venues around Los Angeles. They're calling themselves the …

10 Great Places in L.A. To Enjoy Craft Beer

<i>Los Angeles has been hailed the new frontier of beer, and with good reason. And while it may be damn hard to open up a microbrewery within the</i> …

Japan Release Special-Edition Pikachu World Cup Shirt

Japan picked Pikachu as their unofficial World Cup mascot. Now certain fans can buy a Japan shirt that features the Pokemon character on it.<p>In a special Adidas Japan shirt that (unfortunately...maybe) will not be available in the UK or North America, Pikachu will be featured alongside the …

BTS: Richard Renaldi Introduces & Poses Complete Strangers on the Streets of NYC

Photographer Richard Renaldi‘s 6-year-long project <i>Touching Strangers</i> has been an incredible success. From viral Internet fame to a full-fledged photo …

How traveling helped me overcome shyness

Those who know me probably wouldn’t use the word “shy” to describe me. Around my friends, I tend to babble about everything from drag queens and …

10 Useful and Free Android Apps for Photographers

The smartphone is slowly becoming an invaluable tool for a photographer thanks to a growing number of photography apps that make use of its hardware …

Quick Tips on How to Build Relationships with Photography Clients

One of the biggest hurdles to starting work as a professional photographer is attracting clients. Miller Mobley, an editorial photographer based in …

Backyard Photography Tips

One of the most common questions I am asked at workshops is where I go to get my reference photos. Most people assume that I travel far and wide to …

Landscape Photography

Why Do We Want Better Cameras If We Keep Making the Photos Look Worse?

There was a time in the mid to late 90s when Nirvana was all the rage, people wore too much flannel, and the design world was pre-occupied with …

The Hyperloop: flawed fantasy or achievable challenge

The Hyperloop, an ambitious new form of transport proposed by SpaceX and PayPal founder Elon Musk, could be possible but faces some flaws, according to those who have analysed his plans.<p>The unveiling of the designs of Musk's "fifth mode of transport", which would fire passengers in pods at speeds …

Latin Words and Phrases Every Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

What do great men like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt all have in common?<p>They all were proficient in Latin.<p>From the …

Priceline Redesign: Shatner Returns and It's All About Express Deals

Priceline has quietly redesigned its homepage, and in line with its very successful 2013 advertising campaign, one that has put rival Hotwire on its …

PhotoYOLO: Receive One Photo Per Day from ‘a Friend You Just Haven’t Met Yet’

Where popular culture is concerned, YOLO might be the new Carpe Diem. The acronym, which stands for “you only live once,” has become increasingly …

How to road-trip Canada on a budget

Canada is big and beautiful, but climate, distance and the high cost of domestic travel make it hard to get to know her. Having the freedom to throw your stuff in the trunk and set off as you please makes self-driving a tempting way to explore this frequently spectacular country.<p>The Trans-Canada …

Photography 101: An Essential Photography Infographic for the Beginner

The folks over at Accredited Online Colleges contacted us and shared this infographic with us. If you’re just getting into photography, we strongly …

Do You Know these 15 Key Features of your DSLR?

Got a new DSLR? Still trying to work out where to start? Check out this free video by Jeff Cable that runs you through 15 features of that DSLR that …

Master These Five Lightroom Sliders and Your Photos Will Pop

Have you ever opened up Lightroom (or any other professional level editing program) and said, “Oh my – where do I start?” If so then this post is …

Light Painting How To

LAPP, or light art performance photography, is a style in which you literally paint your pictures with light. If you own a DSLR camera or even a Lomo …