Mark Morand

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The Definitive Superfood Ranking

Food marketers know that if they call their product a superfood, it’s sure to sell. Take quinoa, for example. In the early aughts, when the ancient grain first became trendy, quinoa prices tripled in the span of five years. (Many Bolivians, who had relied on it as a food staple for centuries, were …

No Studio? No Problem: 5 Simple Lighting Setups for Portraits On-location

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7 Things You Didn't Know About the Grand Canyon

In honor of the National Park Service's 100th birthday, we're taking a closer look at one of the most-visited parks: the Grand Canyon. Drawing more …

How to Get Unlimited Flights for a Month

Frequent business fliers and travel addicts can now book unlimited flights in the U.S. for a flat rate thanks to a new travel company, OneGo. This …

The 'hidden airport' travel hack could save you as much as 80% on flights

But a new travel website called Tripdelta says it has created a unique algorithm that can save travelers as much as 80% on flight prices compared with those found on the bigger websites.<p>The website, which has been in the works for over two years, was put together by a team of developers who created …

Best Ever Barbecued Ribs

This go-to recipe for classic barbecued ribs embraces what we refer to as our "oven-cheat" method -- a technique that'll get you ultra-tender meat …

How to Cook Scallops Perfectly Every Time

We're here to spill the beans with a searing technique that makes it stupidly quick and easy for anyone to achieve a rich, buttery scallop with a …

US Govt to Require Registration of Hobbyist Drones, Report Says

It looks like the US government will soon be tightening its control over drones. A new report says the government will soon announce mandatory …

How to Use the New Panoramic and HDR tools in Lightroom CC

The long awaited Lightroom 6, known as Lightroom CC to those using it on a subscription basis was an evolutionary rather than revolutionary upgrade. …

Tips for Shooting Food Photos with Simple Tools and Natural Light

With a little ingenuity, you can use everyday objects to craft a beautiful photoshoot of professional proportions. In her latest video on Vimeo, …

Ultimate Cheat Sheets for Photoshop and Lightroom

Want an ultimate single-page cheat sheet for looking up keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC? The design team over at setupablogtoday …

You don't have to be a millionaire to visit the French Riviera

Years ago it served as inspiration for legendary American authors such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, and today Beyoncé sunbathes on a yacht in St. Tropez.<p>That doesn't mean that travelers without a disposable income can't enjoy the French Riviera.<p>You can experience the coast's old-world charm and dazzling …

How To Protect Your Rights As a Photographer in the Modern World

In today’s society, it seems that no knowledge is more prudent for photographers to learn than the rights of themselves and their photographs. Here …

How Smartphones Have Changed Photography, In Three Numbers

<i>Truth Facts</i> posted this simple tongue-in-cheek infographic showing how smartphone cameras have impacted the way people take and view photos. It’s a …

Introducing the Lily Camera Drone

Where to Stay in Montreal

Montreal is all about F words -- fun, food, fashion, fitness, French, and a whole lot of fabulousness! On a recent trip to Quebec, I spent some time in Montreal exploring some of its higher-end hotels and figuring out what makes each one of these properties unique.<p>Montreal is all about F words -- …

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5 travel experts reveal the best places they've ever visited

These are the people we count on to tell us what places are worth a trip and what places aren't, along with other essential travel tips.<p>We asked five of these experienced travelers what their favorite destinations are.<p>Here's what they said:<p>Anne Banas, executive editor of Smarter Travel: The Azores, …

How to Photograph Cars For Amazing Shots

As with other genres of photography, photographing cars has its own set of “rules”. This doesn't mean that you need to follow all of them …

The 5 Most Common Key Light Patterns in Portrait Photography

One of the most difficult parts of mastering studio lighting is memorizing all the photography jargon. You may hear terms like “loop lighting” or …

A Practical Guide to Creating Superresolution Photos with Photoshop

We’ve seen it in plenty of thriller/crime solver TV shows and movies: upon reviewing some grainy and very low-resolution surveillance footage, …

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Moments In Time: An Inspiring 1-Minute Photo Essay for Photographers

Photographer and Lightroom expert Jeff Hirsch created this 1-minute photo essay titled “Moments in Time” about the ephemeral nature of our daily …

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

Check this list of 12 shockingly affordable paradises you can live in for peanuts... though you'll probably be packed and out the door by number seven.<p>By: John Marshall<p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small …

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TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice: 2015's best beaches | CNN Travel

The 52 Week Photography and Business Challenge

Remember when I wrote “Dear New Photographer…” a few months ago? One of the big points I emphasized was valuing your photography <i>and business</i> …

10 Photography Resolutions for the New Year

I love New Year’s. Halloween, Christmas and National Cat Day (obviously) are high on my list too, but New Year’s holds a special weight for me. It’s …

Tell Your Subjects to Say ‘Cheeks’ Instead of ‘Cheese’ for a More Genuine Smile

The next time you’re taking a group snapshot, cut the “cheese” and tell everyone to say “cheeks” instead. This two letter change can help create more …

Tip: Use the Magical ‘Match Total Exposures’ Feature in Lightroom for a Quick Fix

If you’re just starting out in Lightroom (or haven’t explored its features much), perhaps you haven’t heard of the powerful “Match Total Exposures” …

3 Lightroom Tweaks to Get Your Landscape Photographs to Sing

Although originally developed as a image management tool, Adobe’s Lightroom has evolved into a powerful post production application. For many …

When Pricing Your Photography, Focus on the Value of Your Images

Lately, I have been seeing lots of memes and writings for photographers that try to justify the rates we charge to potential clients who seemingly do …

Heirloom Lets You Quickly Digitize Boxes of Old Family Photos Using Just Your Smartphone

If you’ve got storage containers-worth of old family photos sitting in an attic somewhere, a clever new app wants to help you turn those old, …