Marie Bacchus

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10 Reasons to Ditch Your Softbox for a Light Panel

So you want to create soft, beautiful light? One of the first light modifiers that comes to your mind is probably the tried and tested softbox. But, …

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7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

And cheaper, too!<p>Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site …

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Five Fine Florida Island Escapes

<i>Follow your bliss to an island adventure! Photo courtesy of Collins Vacation Rentals on St. George Island</i><p>It's called island time for a reason.<p>When you escape onto a tract of land completely surrounded by water, you escape more than the mainland.<p>It might be the sand, sprinkled with shells, or the …

A Brief Guide to Photographic Acronyms

Sometimes it seems like photography is just one big repository for acronyms. We buy a new lens, it is sold with OS or VR. Our cameras have very high …

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The 6 Best Mexican Islands That Aren't Cozumel

By: Meagan Drillinger<p>There's a decent chance if you went to college, you ventured to Mexico for spring break and made enough bad decisions to fill up a carry-on bag. That's what a place like Cozumel is for, after all. It's like an oasis of irresponsibility.<p>But believe it or not, there's more to …

Make a DIY Extension Tube to Turn Your Regular Lens Into a Macro Lens

Looking for a simple weekend project that lets you experiment with photography? Makify created this 4-minute step-by-step tutorial on how you can …

Photographer Captures the Isolated Lives of People in Unrecognized Countries

For his ongoing project “Lands in Limbo,” photographer Narayan Mahon has been visiting de-facto countries that aren’t recognized as countries by most …

Flex is a Versatile Light Mat That Can Be Bent Into All Kinds of Shapes

The Flex is a new light solution that comes in the form of a bendable white mat covered with LED lights. It’s designed to be a flexible (literally) …

How to Master Photography Composition Using the Golden Ratio

The twelfth century was a golden age for photography. Let’s step back from that statement a little, because obviously photography didn't exist way …

How to Book Two Trips for the Price of One

<i>digital cat / Flickr</i><p>One of the best arguments for using miles instead of cash to book your flights is that the routing rules are so much more flexible for award travel. Many loyalty programs allow you to add connections, stopovers and open jaws to your itinerary -- meaning you can combine multiple …

These 12 Places Are Reason Enough To Head To Florida

There's a lot you probably don't know about America's 27th state. Sure, there are the usual stomping grounds of Disney World, St. Augustine, Miami and Daytona, but there are, surprisingly, still some spots that are relatively under-the-radar in the Sunshine State.<p>So if you're looking to add a …

20 Best Day Trips in the U.S.

Whether you're a local or a visitor, one of the best things to do in a city is escape for a while. And sometimes all you need is a day to recharge, which is why we've selected 20 outstanding trips that only take an hour or two from the country's major cities. Beautiful islands, stunning state …

Pro Tip: Simple Trick Turns a Marble Into an Extremely Useful On-Location Resource

When it comes to simple photography hacks, few are as useful and clever in the field as this one, presented by 34-year wedding photography veteran …

Lightroom: how to use the Histogram to fix exposure and reveal hidden detail

<i>Do your highlights look blown out? Do your shadows look too dark? In the latest of our Adobe Lightroom tutorials learn how to use the photo editing</i> …

How To Avoid Getting Underpaid As A Photographer

How to Avoid Getting Underpaid – Borrow from another Industry<p>The passion for photography can easily be turned into a profitable career. Plenty of …

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5 Ways To Improve Your Photography Without Touching Your Camera

We've all been there. You're clicking through the pages of a website like Light Stalking and you are bombarded with so many beautiful top quality …

8 Ways to Really Travel Better

A recent survey found that Southwest Airlines had the best customer service in the airline industry and they deserve it. Want proof? Just call them to cancel a flight -- they'll do it without a charge. Now try the same with some of the other airlines and you could pay up to $300. Want more proof? …

What Are The Best New Travel-Booking Sites?

<i>A:</i><p>The Internet should make booking a trip easier. If only. Let’s not forget that today’s web is first and foremost a marketplace—and the market for travel-booking and search sites is crowded, which can make planning your next journey a little daunting.<p>On one side, you have online travel agencies …

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Why You Shouldn’t Pay to Volunteer Abroad

More and more, travelers are combining their desire for adventure with their desire to help. However, many organizations have taken advantage of that …

How to Use Continuous Lighting: Light Sources

This is the first part of my series on continuous lighting. Here, I discuss the various types of artificial constant light sources you can use to …

Tutorial Shares How to Turn an ‘OK’ Photo Into a Great Photo in Post

No matter how long you’ve been shooting or what level you’re at in your photography endeavors, there will always be those moments where you walk away …

6 of Lightroom's Hidden Treasures

6 of Lightroom's Hidden Treasures - virtual copy, soft proofing, smart previews, lights out, targeted adjustment, and visualize spots.

Indoor Air Quality | Humidifiers Air Purifiers Vacuums - Consumer Reports News

As winters go, we can all agree that this one has been pretty brutal trapping many of us inside for days on end. Not only is there cabin fever to …

Thinking of Ways to Market Your Photography? Try These for Starters

If you aspire to any substantial degree of success as a professional photographer, you’re going to have to make money. In order to make money, you …

8 Amazing All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts

How does an all-inclusive resort for under $100 a night sound? Now, imagine eight of them along Mexico’s Riviera Maya, where infinity pools and …

The Secret to Crafting Stunningly Sharp Images and Preserving It Across Media

You probably know that getting your uploads to look sharp on screen, in print and on social media goes beyond resizing. Now, resizing is incredibly …

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