Len Homer

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I've Been to Italy 12 Times—These Spots Are Straight Out of a Fairy Tale

You'd be forgiven for thinking Natalie Obradovich is permanently on vacation. The blonde perennially tanned travel photographer seems to spend more …

Italy

Beat the crowds! 13 secret European breaks

1: Cruise away from the crowds in Portugal<p>Hop on board a self-drive motorboat and <i>Cruise Alqueva Lake</i> in Portugal’s Alentejo region with Sunvil. Spend …

European Travel

How to Capture Flattering Angles in Boudoir Photography: Shooting Up vs Shooting Down

Here’s a great short tips video from professional photographer Michael Sasser on how to capture flattering angles in boudoir photography. In the …

Photography

Biggest, longest, most expensive: 15 weird and wonderful cruise ship features

Cruising is evolving so fast that someone may have brought out a new contender for being the biggest or best before you’ve reached the end of this article. For now, to celebrate the innovative – and sometimes outrageous – approach taken by various cruise lines, we’ve put together a compendium of …

Royal Caribbean

The 30 best summer holidays for people who hate the heat

Baking beaches in August not your thing? From forest retreats in Scandinavia and polar bears in Spitsbergen, to Australia's Great Ocean Road and the ski slopes of Chile, our writers reveal 30 great escapes from the summer heat.<p><b>Britain and Ireland</b><p>1. It’s a breeze<p><b>England</b><p>There’s no danger of …

The ultimate Greek island-hopping experience – minus the crowds and ferry timetables

I was sardined into the petrol-scented bowels of a Greek ferry. Sweaty tour groups fretted around me, their hard-shell suitcases banging the shins of strangers as they fought to get to the front. Slowly, the gangplank lowered to reveal the sunny marina of Mykonos and, swept along by the …

This Website Tracks the Market Value of Used Camera Gear

Want to quickly find out the current market value of a used camera or lens? Bokeh Market is a new website that can tell you the real-time value of …

The Difference Between Levels and Curves in Photoshop

Here’s a 6-minute video from PiXimperfect that looks at the difference between the Levels and Curves functions in Photoshop. While the two may seem …

10 bucket list cruises of a lifetime

<b>(CNN) —</b> Spanning seven seas -- and countless waterways in between -- the world's horizons stretch every which way for would-be cruisers.<p>Accordingly, navigating through the literally boatloads of cruising possibilities can feel like an insurmountable task, which is why we've narrowed down the best …

Disney Cruise Line

Here’s a Simple Way to Use Photoshop’s Luminosity Masks & Bring out the Best in Your Photos (VIDEO)

Most Photoshop users have heard about the power of Luminosity Masks for bringing out the best in a photograph, yet some are afraid to try the …

Secret seaside: 17 unspoiled European islands

The 18 greatest cities for a winter break

European Travel

194 Photo Editing Tools and Apps You Should Know

Hello, photographers. Here’s a giant list of 194 photo editing tools and apps you can use in your photography.<p>I started this research for my project …

Learn These “Advanced” Spot Metering Techniques and Your Photos Will Always Be Perfectly Exposed (VIDEO)

While the video below is billed as an “advanced” tutorial, using a camera’s built-in spot metering mode is actually very simple. And once you master …

Photoshop Tips | How To Easily Remove Distractions Using Plate Compositing

Compositing can range from simple to incredibly involved. One of the easiest ways to make a convincing composite involves a technique called ‘plate …

Tutorials

See Hyperfocal Focusing in Action for Street Photography

One of the best tricks street photographers have up their sleeves for getting sharply focused snaps is the zone focusing system. If you’ve heard of …

Landscape Photography

3 simple Lightroom tricks you should definitely know

Photographer Travis Transient recently put together this helpful tutorial that might just teach you a thing of two about Adobe Lightroom. The video …

Tutorials

How to Master Photoshop’s Pen Tool in Just 30 Minutes

Mastery of the pen tool enables complex vector shapes and selections that can be used for masking or extracting elements from an image. There is a …

How to Significantly Speed Up Lightroom

I love Lightroom. It is an amazing tool that is able to do almost everything that I need when I edit, and do so in an organized way. The one problem …

13 amazing things you probably didn't know about New York

New York might be one of the most visited and recognisable places on the planet, but here we shed light on some of the fascinating, lesser-known facts about one of the world's greatest cities.<p>1. There’s a secret train station below the Waldorf Astoria<p>New York’s most famous historic hotel, whose …

Top 10: Things to Do in Hokkaido, Japan

TravelBest Of<p>Hokkaido is often considered by the Japanese to be the country’s last frontier. Unlike Japan’s other islands, it is a place of expansive vistas and untouched wilderness. While it’s the second largest of Japan’s islands, less than 5 percent of the population lives there, including most …

Japan

10 amazing things you probably didn't know about Amsterdam

Here’s what you do know: Amsterdam has more canals than Venice; that it’s liberal in matters of sex and drugs; that it rains a lot; that everyone cycles; and that some residents live on boats.<p>As Eurostar launches a new service from London to the Dutch capital, here we look at what you probably …

33 amazing places to visit in Italy

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's the land of "La Dolce Vita," and there are few places as sweet as Italy .<p>Its diverse landscape, artistic treasures and fabulous food make Italy a feast for the soul, offering something for everyone, like a spoonful of good minestrone soup.<p>There are the mountains and lakes of the Alps …

Italy

10 bucket list cruises

Disney Cruise Line

Auto Masking Made Easy In Lightroom | Who Says You Can’t Edit Precisely In Lightroom?

Photo editing is where the glamorous allure of photography can fade away quickly. After the initial thrill of shooting has waned, the reality that …

Tutorials

How one trip to the Caribbean changed my opinion of cruises forever – and why you should set sail too

<b>You’re either a ‘cruise person’ or you’re not.</b><p>Piling onto a vast floating hotel in the company of thousands of strangers and leaving the freedom of …

The Ten Commandments of Retouching

There are some things in life that are universal rules we should all follow—things like not cheating on your wife, not killing anyone, and not …

Tutorials

Useful Photography Tip #176: The Simple Trick to Make Hair Easier to Work With in a Portrait

<i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Click here.</i><p>Here’s the situation: you’re outside and about to shoot a portrait. But the wind kicks up and makes the …

How To Shoot Dreamy Backlit Portraits With Natural Light

Lisa Holloway <i>is an internationally-published, award-winning fine art portrait photographer from rural Northwestern Arizona. A Canon girl since Day</i> …

10 Tips and Tricks for Making Difficult Selections in Photoshop

If you’re just starting out in Photoshop and would like to learn the art of making difficult selections to isolate things in photos, check out this …