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Here’s Exactly What to Do if a Tick Bites You

There are lots of experiences you might hope to have while exploring the great outdoors. Taking in scenic views after summiting a hike, enjoying …

Disease

5 Things to Avoid in Nature Photography

Can images really show the beauty of wild animals or the colors of an African sunset? Exceptional photographs give you a glimpse of nature. But even …

Photography

How to Choose the Best SD Cards for Your Camera

Although MicroSD cards are becoming more popular in compact cameras and drones, its larger sibling, the SD card, still remains a vital component in …

Cameras

Slow iPhone? Here’s how to check the health of your battery

With all the fuss about depleted old batteries slowing down iPhones, it might be a good idea to at least check the health of your iPhone’s battery. To do this, you can use a free tool called coconutBattery. This handy app digs into your iOS and Mac devices to tell you how old they are, and how …

Batteries

How to Build An Injury-Proof Knee

It’s time to stop blaming your knee pain on running, especially if it’s why your only exercise is a circuit between the couch and the fridge. Recent …

Exercise

Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail with a Hammock

I finished my thru hike this year, starting at Springer Mountain on March 12th and summiting Katahdin on August 30th. Before that, I had exactly one …

Backpacking

100 Best Free Alternatives to Paid Photography Software

They say that you get what you pay for and certainly, in the world of photography, there are some extremely good quality pieces of photography …

10 Things Your Landscape Designer Wishes You Knew About Gravel (But Is Too Polite to Tell You)

As a landscape designer, I have an archetypal love-hate relationship with gravel. Just last week I visited a recently purchased house where the …

Designer creates daredevil secret studio under a bridge

No trolls, just a design studio under that bridge<p>The phenomenon of pop-up, guerilla architecture is nothing new, but rarely is it as thrilling as Fernando Abellanas’s hidden design studio. Affixed to the underside of a concrete traffic bridge in an unnamed location in Valencia, Spain, the space …

How to Photograph Fireworks

Fireworks displays are a sign of celebrations of important events all over the world and knowing how to photograph fireworks well means you will …

Best Backpacking Water Filters and Treatment of 2018

<b>Updated May 2018</b><br>Backpacking season is right around the corner! If you need to retire that water filter and are on the hunt for a new one, you've come …

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Capturing the Incredibly Rare Moonlit Firefall at Yosemite

This is the famous and elusive Horsetail “Firefall” in Yosemite National Park, but unlike every other image you may have seen—taken near sunset …

Landscape Photography

F**k Photojournalism: It’s Time for the Industry to Change Before It Dies

If you were to ask me whether or not I was surprised that there is another scandal in the photojournalism community, I would reply with a resounding …

My Camera Died at the Beginning of a Shoot, So I Used My iPhone Instead

Imagine you turn up to a portrait shoot and meet your model. You’ve scoped out the location, organized outfits and the weather is perfect. Only thing …

Mobile Photography

Top 5: from a modern chalet to 10 Feng Shui tricks to fill your home with positive energy

So we have reached that time of the week once again! You asked for it, you got it! Here are the best articles of the week, chosen by you. If you …

Be Moved Once Again by Yosemite in this Powerful Film

Yosemite is the rare bit of natural beauty that shines through even the most dreadful blot of overcrowding. It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve …

National Parks

If You Want to Be Truly Happy, Stop Worrying About These 24 Things in Your Life

We are each responsible for our own happiness.<p>If you want to be happy you have to find the things that make you unhappy.<p>If you want to move forward, there are always things you need to let go of first. It's a process that shouldn't happen just once a year. Taking stock should be an ongoing …

Happiness

9 secrets to container gardening

Pots make gardening seem easy, but there's still plenty that can go wrong. Certified organic grower Tom Yost shares his nine tips for planting in pots this spring.<p>After a year or two of housing flowers or vegetables, the soil in your container garden will be depleted of the nutrients needed to keep …

13 Minutes. 9 Stretching Exercises. One Routine That'll Make You Feel Like a New Person

We're all guilty of skipping out on the stretch at the end of a workout (sorry g2g!), but stretching can decrease recovery time, reduce your risk of …

Brilliant bamboo house uses ground water for natural cooling

This experimental bamboo home is helping to set the pace for sustainable growth in China. Milan-based Studio Cardenas designed Energy Efficient …

5 Super Easy Yet Useful Tricks for Mac

The Mac has a myriad of features available to make our computing lives easier and we cover them regularly, but here we will highlight five …

Camera-Specific Outdoor Packs Suck, Here’s What I Use Instead

If you’ve ever loaded up a large camera backpack (like something from Think Tank Photo or LowePro) and hiked a mountain, you’ll be able to fully …

How to Find the Best ISO for Astrophotography: Dynamic Range and Noise

ISO is one of the three major exposure settings in the exposure triangle of a digital camera — shutter time, f/number, and ISO. Of the three, it is …

Ep. 158: Why It’s Foolish to Shoot on Train Tracks – and more

Featured: <b>Famed photojournalist, Nick Ut</b><p>In This Episode<p>If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate …

4 Lighting Principles I Wish I’d Known When I Started Photography

When I first started photography, I struggled a lot with lighting. In the beginning, we’re often told to shoot our subjects in open shade, but if you …

Nine tips to help you win at photography competitions

How to win at photography competitions<p><i>Having served as a judge on panels for quite a few of them, Senior DPReview contributor Damien Demolder knows a</i> …

Photography

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

Understanding the Shoulder and Bulletproofing It From Injury

<b>A few weeks ago I wrote on the importance of addressing the upper back musculature to develop a stable and functional shoulder joint and shoulder</b> …

Biomechanics

Wet Mount Scanning: How to Get the Highest Quality Film Scans at Home

Getting high quality film scans usually means taking your film to a local lab or sending it to a not-so-local one if there’s not a lab nearby. But …