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VoiceSnap Lets You Snap iPhone Photos Using Voice Commands

While small in the realm of things, one of the most unique features of Google Glass is it’s ability to snap photos with nothing more than a vocal …

25 Fictional Places You Can Actually Visit In Real Life

Longing to escape into your favorite films or books? Now you <i>actually</i> can! From Middle Earth to Jurassic Park—we rounded up the real-life locations …

DIY: Craft Custom Rubber Stamps from Photos

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>You’ve probably got a bag of them stashed away with old envelopes and Mr. Sketch markers.<p>Rubber stamps. The classic …

Juxtaposer: The Best Layering App Ever

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Want to be a game piece in Candyland? Want to ride a roller coaster down the Rocky Mountains?<p>Now you can do it all! …

Fascinating Book Described Thousands of Colors 271 Years Before Pantone

The incredibly comprehensive (and occasionally inspirational) Pantone Color Guide made its debut in 1963, but 271 years before Pantone began mixing …

How to Capture an Authentic Smile: Quick Tips from Photographer Tamara Lackey

When it comes to portraits, one of the most important factors is capturing an authentic expression — a real smile. Unfortunately, a genuine smile can …

How to Take Food Photography in Restaurants

We’ve all been there. Sitting in a dark, corner table of a fantastic restaurant, wishing that we had more light, so we didn’t have to use that …

Tricks for Photographing Kids and Pets in Natural Light

When it comes to photographing children and animals in a natural setting, getting the perfect shot can be tricky. You have to be able to match the …

How to Get the Most Out of a Travel Photography Location

For travel photography getting a variety of images at every location is essential as you will rarely have the luxury of time. Here are some tips to …

15 Awesome Food Photography Tips

Of all the types of things I photograph, shooting food probably comes the closest to being a full-blown DIY project. There’s a lot going on– from …

5 Essential Tips For Beginner Concert Photographers

<i>All images by Matthias Hombauer. Used with permission.</i><p>Matthias Hombauer has been a concert photographer for many years and taught himself the way …

Quick DIY: How to Make a Pinhole Camera from a Pringles Can

This adorable young photographer’s name is Fresley, and for a recent science experiment she decided to show YouTube how to turn a Pringles can into a …

BTS: See How Andy Warhol’s Amiga Photo Illustrations Were Recovered

Late last month, we shared with you a story about a team of computer scientists, archivists, artists and curators who recovered photo-manipulation …

Quickly Grab These Incredible Deals and Freebies on Photography Education, Presets and Much More

We hope you have been putting your cameras to good use and creating great images. If you are looking to take your photography up a notch and create …

Interactive Web App Makes Sure You Never Forget a Photoshop or Lightroom Shortcut

When it comes to getting the most out your post-processing applications, you really want to know your shortcuts. The problem is, there’s so many …

10 Portrait Tips to Take Your Photography to the Next Level

You have all the makings of a beautiful photograph: the perfect client, an overcast day for soft natural lighting and a gorgeous landscape as the …

Moving From a Point-and-Shoot to a DSLR Camera: A Reality Check

Point-and-shoot – the name cannot be more specific and these cameras do exactly that: you just need to point the camera to the desired scene and …

Shutterfly Accidentally Sent Out Newborn Congratulations to Random Users Today

Oops, talk about an embarrassing technical glitch. Earlier today, hundreds of random Shutterfly users received an email with the subject line …

The U.S. Hotels With The Best Service, According To TripAdvisor

Today, travel site TripAdvisor unveiled its list of "Travelers’ Choice Hotels with Exceptional Service." The rankings take into account millions of TripAdvisor reviews, specifically the way travelers rated each hotel's service on the website.<p>Three of the top 10 hotels are in Palm Springs -- so if …

Five Roads Less Traveled In The USA

Everyone knows a road trip is the classic way to see the grand ol' USA. But what if you've already cruised the Pacific Coast Highway, rolled along the Blue Ridge Parkway and gotten your kicks on Route 66? Take a spin on any (or all) of these scenic drives, which rightfully should be much more …

'Costumes of Downton Abbey' Is the Exhibition Every Aspiring Lord and Lady Grantham Needs to See

I remember the first time I caught a glimpse of Downton Abbey. My mom was watching Sunday night Masterpiece on PBS, as is her wont, and, in passing, the show looked like any other British period piece, with the added bonus of delightful Maggie Smith zingers.<p>"Nothing to see here... moving along," I …

Pinterest Launches Promoted Pins, With Disney Parks, Expedia & Others

Pinterest Inc., the Internet scrapbooking startup that was most recently valued at $3.8 billion, is finally turning on the money spigot.<p>Advertisers …

The Best National Parks in the U.S. for Biking

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Attention, bicyclists: Ever want to cross the Continental Divide, circle the rim of an ancient volcano, or follow the path of an historic canal? Look no further than America’s national parks.<p>Here are seven national parks that offer cycling routes with world-class scenery:<p>> …

Healthy Plane Snacks Under 250 Calories

Between greasy airport-restaurant fare and unappetizing airplane meals, it's not easy to find nutritious snacks when flying. It's even harder to find good-for-you food that's actually good to eat. And it's especially important to eat healthfully when you're dehydrated and sleep-deprived. So we came …

What Not to Do in Paris

Feeling like you're being judged by locals every time you visit Paris? You're probably right. But know this: Every time a Parisian shoots you a dirty look for talking too loudly or wearing shorts to dinner, they are doing you -- and everyone else who loves Paris -- a favor. Of the three …

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Booking.com's New Vacation Rental Site is HomeAway's Worst Nightmare

Hotel behemoth Booking.com launched a dedicated site for vacation rentals, villas and apartments, and in some ways it is HomeAway’s worst …