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The One Question You Should Always Ask Your Hotel Before You Arrive

You've booked your hotel room. You've booked your airfare. You've spent hours carefully crafting an itinerary for your week's adventures. Now …

Hospitality

Want a Happy Marriage? Science Says Couples Should Do These 7 Things for Each Other Often

Author Eric Barker dissects the book, "The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work," and discovers science-backed behaviors for a happy marriage.<p>How many motivational books have you read? You know how it goes, right? The author conveys his or her version of the secrets of life, …

Happiness

How non-English speakers are taught this crazy English grammar rule you know but have never heard of

English grammar, beloved by sticklers, is also feared by non-native speakers. Many of its idiosyncrasies can turn into traps even for the most confident users.<p>But some of the most binding rules in English are things that native speakers know but don’t know they know, even though they use them every …

Language

Sony Camera Factory Tour

Richard Sibley from Photo Gear News recently visited the Sony factories in Japan and Thailand. He was allowed into the Japan factory where the A9 …

Manufacturing

22 photography tips and tricks for taking pictures of anything

Whether you’ve just got a new camera and are looking to learn some new photography techniques or have been shooting for a while and want to master …

Photography

6 gardening tips you'll wish you'd known all along

When the weather gets warm, we all want to flock outside and enjoy our outdoor spaces. If your garden is more weeds than flowers, or you feel cursed with a black thumb, hope is not all lost.<p>This is gardening week, and we're tackling everything you need to know about planting, watering, maintaining …

How to Use Flipboard to Plan a Vacation

As Mark Twain once said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” Lucky for us, in the last 10 years, International travel has doubled in volume, and is forecasted to keep growing until there are 1.8 billion tourists in 2030. With so much riding on the experience it’s no …

Social Media

Porn will never get better than this

After 15 years as a top porn actress, Angela White’s crowning achievement was showing what happens after sex.<p>“Angela 3” featured White and fellow …

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

10 Common Beginner Photography Mistakes and How to Fix Them (VIDEO)

Beginner photographers, take notice. There are probably many things you’re doing wrong, and you don’t even know it. The good news is help is on the …

Photography

10 Free Food Photography Lightroom Presets

- Advertisement -<p>10 Free Food Photography Lightroom Presets Pack helps food photographers to make their shots yummy and powerful and was specially …

What Kind of Photographer Will You Become?

Who we are as artists and photographers is usually a process that takes time and a deeper internal dialogue to understand, and the initial direction …

The Sunrise Challenge

Well, hello there!It’s #TravelTuesday here at Scott Kelby’s <i>Photoshop Insider</i> and I’ve just completed a mission and a half! Let me tell you about …

What Happens When Canon Sends Man Who’s Never Left Home To Other Side Of Earth

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>For 27 years, Peter never stepped foot outside of his home country Australia. All that changed when …

After Hours: Photos by Mark Broyer

This ongoing series focuses on Hamburg after dark by photographer Mark Broyer. The night photos of empty streets, storefronts and buildings lit by …

How to take the most scenic landscape photos

Brigid Scott is a Jasper, Alta.-based landscape photographer whose work has been featured in Canadian Geographic and Backpacker Magazine, among other publications. Whether you’re shooting breathtaking mountains or city skylines, she offers five tips to take the best landscape pics.<p>1. Get to know …

Slow Shutter Romance

Photographer Trevor Kennedy of ME + HIM Photography says he and his shooting partner Kelly, who is also his wife, have been trying out new techniques …

Famed Street Photographer Takes Photos of People's Private Texts, Posts Them on Instagram

You know that saying that if you're in a public space, you have no expectation of privacy?<p>Well, that mantra has been on full display as of late in …

Shooting in direct sunlight? Here are some ways to create shade

It’s summer and the days are long and sunny. If you shoot portraits outdoors, the harsh midday sun may mess up with your plans. You can embrace it …

How to Make a Great Impression With Prospective Clients

Take a look back at some recent client work of yours, and simply ask the following question: Did I bring to the table a deep and thoughtful …

How to Choose Pictures to Put in Your Photography Portfolio (and How to Display Them)

As a photographer, images are just the start. How do you decide which are your best photographs? How do you selectively choose the best that …

#autumn: Beautiful Nature Photography by Glenn Lee Robinson

Gorgeous nature landscapes by Glenn Lee Robinson, a talented outdoor lifestyle and travel photographer currently based in Northern California. Glenn …

People Told Me My Photos Are Too Photoshopped… Here’s My Reply And The Original Images

I recently shared a photo I'm proud of on Instagram. Reactions ranged from very positive to those denying my work the title of “a photograph,” …

Photography

Here Are 10 Lightroom Tips You Really Should Know, According to Peter McKinnon

Lightroom tutorials are a well you can return to again and again because there’s so much to learn about this complex and crucial imaging program. …

Stunning Adventure Photography by Finnish Photographer Daniel Taipale

<b>Daniel Taipale</b> is a talented self-taught photographer, retoucher, adventurer, and Instagram star from Finland. Daniel (previously featured with his …

'As big as your head': giant avocado arrives in Australia

They look like an avocado and taste like an avocado. The only difference from the avocados you know? These ones are about the size of your head.<p>The Avozilla, as it has been dubbed, has arrived in Australia. Weighing an average of 1.2kg, the fruits are about four times the size of regular avocados …

Australia

10 Hidden URLs To Help You Rule The Web

Photo: David Nield, Gizmodo<p>You’re probably used to bookmarking your favourite sites for easy access, but the web goes much deeper than the top …

7 Tips to Fish More Effectively Anywhere

We often get asked for more features on fishing from the bank or fishing in small lakes and ponds without much boat access. That got me to thinking …

Here’s a Cool Trick That Lets You Take Amazing Night Photos Without a Tripod (VIDEO)

If you’ve ever tried to take to take a photo at night without a tripod you know the results can be very blurry or very noisy or, in most cases, both. …

This hydration schedule will help you sleep like a baby, experts say

Do you frequently feel sluggish and irritated for no good reason when you wake up in the morning, instead of feeling rested and refreshed?<p>You might …

Wellness