Aaron Black

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Become A Better Photographer In Your Spare Time With These 5 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Most of us probably have full time jobs that don't allow us to spend as much time learning about our beloved photography as we'd like. And, wouldn't …

How to Photograph Interiors Like a Pro

Interior photography isn't just about capturing snapshots inside a building. It is more than that and requires careful planning. Photographing …

Then comes the rain

Yosemite National Park Photos

Travel<p>Yosemite National Park photos and pictures of culture, history, and travel from National Geographic.

Magical Nighttime Long Exposures and Composites by Matt Payne

Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne's passion for the outdoors shines through in his stunning landscape and nightscape photography. He finds the most enchanting moments in which vibrant colors and lively motion overhead complement the stillness of the world below.<p>Payne uses long exposures and …

10 Earth Landscapes That Look Like They're From Another Planet

Believe it or not, these photos were all taken right here on Earth.<p>The Earth is filled with amazing natural wonders, but some of them are so extraordinary you'd think you landed on another world.

Night & Day

Project info<p>"Night & Day" is an ongoing series which captures the transition from day to night in various locations around the world. The photos are composed of numerous exposures shot at the same location over the course of the day, or sometimes over several days. The multiple day, dusk, and night …

Photography

The complete guide to working out before work

Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date. That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the recently released textbook, <i>Psychology of Health and Fitness</i>, …

Workouts

Amazing Aerial Aesthetics: The Best Drone Photography of the Year

Cameras mounted to drones take impossible photos.<p>Drone eyes go where your eyes cannot, which contributes to the creepy factor for a lot of people who'd like to see them banned. It also means they take unbelievable photography from impossible vantage points.<p>The site Dronestagram just finished a …

Spotlight On: Travel Back to Japan Through Flipboard

Every time I look at a Flipboard magazine from Japan, I feel I transported back to my country, which I left in 2005 to become a freelance editor. …

Japan

On The Way

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2014. First prize winner will receive an 8-day Alaskan expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the early …

Road Trip: Route 66

Get your kicks on Route 66 and experience the ultimate all-American road trip from Illinois to California.<p>They say driving Route 66, the iconic 2,400-mile road connecting Chicago with Santa Monica, sneaks us into a bygone America, an era of neon signs and mom-and-pop diners. This waits for us, just …

Split|Screen: Child of Light

Painted as if by watercolor and written in rhyme, Child of Light brings together elements from JRPGs, indie games, and traditional fairy tales—only this time, there is no prince charming.<p><b>Developer:</b> Ubisoft Montreal // <b>Publisher:</b> Ubisoft // <b>Release:</b> April 30, 2014 // <b>Systems:</b> Xbox 360, Xbox One, …

Get Inspired: 31 Absolutely Marvelous Photography Links

It's been another terrific week in the world of photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching all corners of the internet for the best …

15 Impressive Panoramic Images, And Tutorials on How to Create Them Yourself

If your wide angle or ultra wide angle lens just isn’t up to your lofty standards anymore and you wish to capture an <i>even wider</i> field of view, then …

Sunrise In The Office

21 Of The Most Beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossom Photos Of 2014

The delicate pink sakura, or cherry blossom, is associated primarily with the culture of its native Japan. These trees blossom throughout Japan every …

Smithsonian Magazine's 2013 Photo Contest

The editors of <i>Smithsonian magazine</i> have just announced the 60 finalists in their 11th annual photo contest. They've kindly allowed me to share several of these images here, including some great shots from each of the competition's six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, …

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Polarizing Filters

A short while ago, I addressed the ins and outs of selecting and using a neutral density filter; to follow up on the basic theme of cool things you …

How to Photograph Sunsets: 10 Tips for the Perfect Shot

We all love capturing sunsets. Not surprisingly, photographs of sunsets (including sunrise, for that matter) constitute a big portion of the …

Ohanami in Nakameguro

Startrails: Photos by Evgeniy Zaytsev

The Jaw-Dropping Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead

You might not come out on top if you weigh the pros and cons of storm chasing, but there are definitely pros beyond feeling like a bada** and a deep …

12 Steps to Building a Cafe Racer

The first feature on ‘How to Build a Café Racer’ struck a chord. Not everybody who read it agreed with the content, but when it comes to style, there are several different schools of taste.<p>I’m going to focus on the performance side of building a cafe racer. Or street tracker, scrambler, or any …

Motorcycles

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Speedboat

Cotton Candy

A Retired Traveler’s Breathtaking Photos of International Landscapes

Bangkok-based Thai photographer Weerapong Chaipuck discovered his passion for photography after an early retirement from the medical profession. Now, Chaipuck travels the world, snapping shots of all the beautiful landscapes he comes across. His breathtaking images offer eye-catching perspectives …

Photography

Adventures of a LEGO Photographer Taken with an iPhone

Just about everybody loves LEGOS. The building blocks are great inspiration for a life-sized Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter replica; they inspire hilarious poster illustrations; and, recently, they have been fun to watch in animation at the movie theater.<p>Photographer Andrew Whyte has found a new way …

Lego