Tracey Cardona

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20 Absolute Beginners Tips for Natural Light Portraiture

When you’re first starting out shooting portraits, it can be kind of nerve wracking. But in all honesty, it’s simpler than you think. Once you’ve got …

10 Different Lighting Effects Using Just One Softbox

When you start out as a photographer, you probably don’t have a lot of equipment or money, so you need to come up with unique ways of using what you …

Beyond Facebook: The best travel social networks you need to know

Traveling in the digital age is a cinch. You can easily find the best local restaurants and make new friends—on your phone.<p>When it comes to picking a destination for your next big vacation or even your next meal, nothing beats a personal recommendation from someone who has already made the trip. …

Easy Cocktails

From blueberry margaritas to party punch and sangria, here are Food & Wine's best easy cocktail recipes.

Disney is screwing American families

So much for calling it the Happiest Place on Earth.<p>If you’re planning a quick trip to popular Walt Disney World or Disneyland with the kids anytime …

Walt Disney Company

Ep. 50: New Gear From Nikon, Sigma and Tamron! – and more

Featured: <b>NYC photographer Dan Wright</b><p>In This Episode<p>If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and …

Photography

Listen to Spotify without a phone using this tiny device

Streaming music while you’re running, walking and cycling isn’t nearly as painless as it needs to be. If you’ve ever accidentally ripped out your earphones mid-jog then you know what I’m talking about. Exercise is meant to give your brain a break from the nuisances on the end of your phone, not …

Meal Planning 101: How to Really Save Time and Money in the Kitchen

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Wandering the grocery store aimlessly can cost you. Consumers spend 40 percent more on impulse purchases …

New photo storage solution Monument is just like Google Photos -- except you own it

Your photographs are important — but so is memory on your smartphone. Monument hopes to save you the trouble of negotiating between the two with a private storage option that can sync all of your photos across devices.<p>Monument’s private storage and sync options aren’t new, but the device also uses …

Review: The 4 Best Online Coffee Subscription Services

In this electronic age, who doesn’t love a little snail mail? Marry the joy of postage with a steamy cup of quality coffee, and yet another blessing from the gods of modern convenience has arrived. And that’s precisely the feeling a few enterprising online coffee subscription services hope to …

Sigma To Announce Two New Lenses on February 23

Sigma is now teasing two lenses for a February 23, 2016 announcement.<p>The first is the larger “world’s first” lens. In the above image, it has been …

Quick Video On What’s New In the Latest Lightroom Update

My buddy <i>Terry White</i> did a great, quick little video on two important new features in the Lightroom CC update released just a few weeks ago (<b>NOTE:</b> The …

10 essential skills every traveler should have

Anyone can fumble their way through security and learn a few words in a foreign language. But expert travelers are the ones who can pick up a specific skillset that makes traveling easier wherever they go. Here are the 10 essential skills that will help you with domestic and foreign travel — and …

Oatmeal Cookie Recipes

From peanut butter oatmeal cookies to oatmeal raisin cookies, here are Food & Wine's best oatmeal cookie recipes.

How to Make the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies You've Ever Eaten (in 5 Easy Steps)

The truth about sex and pizza also applies to chocolate chip cookies: There are many, many ways to make them (over 50 recipes on this site alone), …

Dessert

How to Make a Cocktail Inside a Ball of Ice to Impress Your Guests

It used to be that simply knowing how to make a decent cocktail was enough to impress your friends. But with the rise of mixology culture, whipping …

Australia scientists develop 'bionic spine' which could help paralysed patients walk

Device can be inserted in the brain – without brain surgery – and could allow paralysed patients to operate robotic limbs “using thought alone”<p>Scientists in Australia have developed a “bionic spine” which could enable people with spinal cord injuries to walk again by controlling a tiny paper …

Luscious Lemon Triangles Recipe

"A traditional lemon bar with zest! The addition of lemon zest in both the crust and filling makes this dessert even more …

Pasta with Garlic and Oil

<i>Aglio e Olio</i><p>It pays to use high-quality extra-virgin olive oil in this dish.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 pound spaghetti<br>• Salt<br>• 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 12 …

The Best Places to Travel in March

1 of 7<p>Whistler, British Columbia<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 7<p>Tokyo<p>3 of 7<p>Washington, DC<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 7<p>Punta Del Este, Uruguay<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 7<p>The Grand …

Fujifilm Unveils the Compact, Retro-Styled X70

Good things come in small packages.<p>The latest addition to Fujifilm’s X-series lineup is the palm-sized X70 model, a premium compact camera for everyday use. Weighing in at 340g, this retro-styled model is the lightest out of all the X-series cameras with an APS-C sized sensor. It also houses a …

How to Get Sculpted Abs - Abdominal Workout

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Whether your goal is washboard abs, a six-pack, or just for your clothes to lay a little flatter on your …

No one needs a smartphone full of gimmicky apps. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best tools for the digital-savvy traveller<p><b>’</b><b>Appy days: Tell us your favourite travel app in the comments below</b><p>For a long time, whenever I was spotted using Google Maps to navigate London’s public transport network a …

Apps

3 Books That Can Help You Be Better in 2016, and Beyond

<b>The Productivity Project</b>, Chris Bailey<p>For one year, Bailey, a Canadian business school grad, structured his life around a single obsession: improving …

LED Photo Clip String Lights

Light-Up your room and add your own personal touch with this set of Amazlab Led Photo Clip String Lights. Each photo-clip contains an LED that emits …

Scientists Say This Strategy Can Help You Learn Anything Fast

We've been studying all wrong.<p>In his book <i>Fluent Forever</i>, opera singer Gabriel Wyner suggests that one of the best ways to learn a new language is to …

How Metering Modes Work

Every time you point your camera at something it needs to guess at what exposure you’re going for. Choosing the correct metering mode can go a long …

5 Suggestions To Help You Deal With Creative Block

Whether you are a beginner or you are already a photographer with an established photography business, creative block is something that can be quite …