Matthew Beck

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Everyday Carry – Must-Have Tools for Photographers

Besides the camera, there are a lot of accessories, tools and gadgets that photographers choose to carry with them to help them get the job done.Over …

Multi-tools

If you’re the proud owner of a new DSLR (or thinking of getting one), this guide is for you. There are a lot of knobs and buttons on that thing, and we’re here to tell you our top tips for getting to...

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Required Gear for a Landscape Photographer

When it comes to landscape photography, I'd have to say it's the most popular of the bunch.Sure, portraits are fun. Street photography is a rush. …

Landscape Photography Accessories You Need in Your Camera Bag

When I first started in photography, I shot landscapes almost exclusively.And when I say I shot landscapes, I mean I literally had nothing more than …

4 Landscape Photography Tutorials All About Post-Processing

Even after you’ve taken a photo, the image can continue to evolve through post-processing—whether it’s enhancing sharpness, color correction, …

Landscape Photography

A Teeny-Tiny Art Studio in Asheville

<b>Name & Location:</b> Faith in Asheville, North Carolina <b><br>My Favorite Room:</b> Art Studio <b><br>Specs:</b> 10 square feet, owned<p>We live in a one-room home, so instead of …

Why Gravel Cycling Is Terrifying—And Exhilarating

A lifelong minimalist embraces the equipment-intensive sport of gravel cycling.<p>They say you can tell the make of a man by what he keeps in his garage. Okay, no one says that. But in any case, Michael Hurley's freestanding garage in Venice, California, is a monument to the sport of cycling. And …

Los Angeles

Pottery Barn Finally Launched the Small-Space Collection We've Been Waiting For

With many Americans living in apartments and the size of the average home shrinking, it's safe to say that the small-space living trend isn't going away. Luckily for those tight on space, beloved home retailer Pottery Barn has decided to jump on the trend. This Spring they expanded their offerings …

Small Spaces

Harvard is putting a 13 module photography course online for free

Four months ago, it was Stanford who made their photography course for free, and now comes Harvard’s turns. Harvard has an online learning platform – …

Photography

Safely Use Any Bag as a Camera Bag

Camera bags are great for protecting your gear, but if you aren’t a professional photographer spending cash on a dedicated bag can be excessive. …

Shooting the moon: behind the shot with Peter Alessandria

<i>I planned this shot out two weeks in advance. I knew I wanted the moon to encompass Lady Liberty’s crown and torch. I love the ferry passing in</i> …

Why Every Country Kitchen Needs These Rustic Fruit Drawers

They have just the right amount of ventilation.<p>Though pull-out kitchen drawers have been around for a while now, we bet you've never seen them like this before.<p>Removable drawers fashioned from wooden crates are taking over Pinterest, and they're the ideal design feature for the farmhouse-loving …

Kitchens

I Like To Photograph Abandoned Places

I spend my time on the road ,to find new unique abandoned places.<p>Cabin in the woods….<p>Fountain…<p>Solders rest room…<p>Till the rust do us a part….<p>Abandoned …

11 Reasons Why the Nikon D810 is the Best Landscape Photography Camera

If you’re a landscape photography enthusiast and want to equip yourself with the ideal camera for that kind of work, there’s plenty of options that …

5 Professional Photographers, 5 Different Camera Systems

A pro-level camera system won’t make a great photographer. It can’t create composition or find the right light. It doesn’t get you “the eye.” But in …

Affinity Photo image editing app is now out for Windows

If you're looking for a much affordable alternative to Photoshop for Windows, you may want to check out this indie-made image editor. Affinity Photo, the same program that won Mac App of the Year in 2015, is now officially available for Microsoft's OS. Its developers released a beta version for the …

Software

50mm vs 35mm vs 28mm: Finding the Best Lens for Street Photography

The 50mm lens has been the ‘standard’ for street photographers for ages, but is it the best option available? Maybe not. Kai wanted to find out, so …

How to Use Hyperfocal Distance for Landscape Photography

Tired of adjusting the settings and positioning to minimize blur in your landscape photos? Hyperfocal distance is defined as the distance between a …

Get the most out of your new D-SLR Camera with These 12 Essential Photo Accessories | shopswell

So, you just forked over the money for your first D-SLR. If you're relatively new to photography, there are a bunch of things you'll need to get the …

Efficient Ways To Decorate With Furniture For Small Spaces

We love small spaces for being challenging and for inspiring people to come up with all sorts of interesting and ingenious solutions when it comes to …

Pics from an Old Soviet Camera I Got at a London Flea Market for £4

Several years ago, I bought an old Soviet camera that I found in a London flea market. It cost me £4, so every time I put a roll of film in the …

Never Pack These 9 Bike Tools in Your Carry-On Luggage

You might not think your Allen keys are weapons, but TSA agents don't always agree. Avoid getting stuck at airport security by packing these cycling items in your checked luggage, or leaving them home.<p>When you’re packing for your next bike trip, it’s important to make sure your carry-on is …

Bike to nature: Backpacking plus bicycling equals bikepacking, and it’s catching on among the adventurous

A Surly Krampus mountain bike is loaded down and ready for a bikepacking trip.<p>Sam Williamson, owner of Community Bicyclist shop in Little Rock, is a …

Unlock the Secrets to Incredible Long Exposures With These Simple Tricks

Long exposure images are incredibly compelling - they capture movement and create an interesting visual, while also looking really complicated to …

Technical FAQ: Balancing wheels, mismatched brakes, and more

Fixing an unbalanced wheel<b>Dear Lennard,</b><br>I recently purchased a deep-dish aero road bike wheel and noticed that its weight is slightly out of balance. …

Busted a Garmin Mount? There’s a Simple Fix

Dog Ears has a $20 solution to get you back in business<p>By now, Garmin’s Edge computer units are ubiquitous in the sport of cycling. On any group ride, you’ll see more than a handful, because they’re great computers whether you’re using heart rate, power, or just the included functions.<p>But there’s a …

Get a Perfect Bike Fit: 3 Key Measurements Every Cyclist Should Know

Use these numbers to perfect your bike set-up—and protect your body from injury<p>Whether you are buying a new bike, switching between bikes, or simply installing a new saddle, bike fit is important. It’s not just about setting your seat height, however. To keep your road bike position the same, every …