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The Best Grilled Cheese in San Francisco's Mission District

I spent five weeks this summer living in San Francisco's Mission District, going to bars that let my dogs roam free, making plans for big hiking trips, and pretending that I was going to learn to surf. Instead, I mostly ate sandwiches. Lots of sandwiches. Over 50 of 'em. This week, I'm walking you …

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A Book That Celebrates The Tactile Thrills Of Print

Fully Booked extols print media’s tactile, artsy strengths: intricate folds, pop-ups, embossing, and bindings.<p>“Let me state this for the record: the Internet is not dead. Digital will not disappear. Print will not kill the web.” These statements are laid out in bold red, right on the white cover of</i> …

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Don’t Be Afraid of High ISO on Modern DSLR Cameras

As the internet grows and grows, photography tutorials are becoming more and more abundant. All that information can be a good thing, but it can also …

Improve Your Portrait Photography With Purpose And Passion

Becoming a photographer is lot more than acquiring expensive cameras and an extensive lighting collection. To truly be a photographer, one must have …

Photography

Perspective in Photography

In this article I will try to explain how perspective works in a 2D photograph with some tips, myths, and example photos.<p>Photo by Chris Alma Jose; …

Five Creative Ways to Enhance Your Sunrise and Sunset Photographs

The light of sunrises and sunsets – commonly referred to as the “golden hours” – provides a stunning blanket of light that can transform the …

Tips For Taking Better Food Photos

Have you ever been flipping through a magazine or browsing the internet and seen an image of an entrée that instantly made your mouth water? A good …

Nat Geo Photographer on Storytelling and Striving for Authenticity

National Geographic’s Stephen Alvarez is part photographer, part filmmaker and part explorer. That triad makes his photography great because while …

This Incredible Collection of Photography Links Will Put a Smile on Your Face

Nothing seems to make the Toad happier than being able to hop around the internet looking for great links to share with everyone. This week's list of …

8 Travel Apps To Make Your Next Trip Less Stressful

We know how stressful travel can be: Flight delays, lodging mishaps, language barriers can easily turn what was meant to be a relaxing trip into one big headache. But of course, there's an app for every travel annoyance, and equipping your smartphone before a big trip can make each step of your …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Holocaust museum in Warsaw comes to grips with Poland's role

Almost nothing remains of the old Warsaw Ghetto: just a half-dozen buildings, a synagogue, some fragments of a brick wall. The rest was blown up by …