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7 Mistakes You're Making With Your Photos (and How to Stop)

Mistakes are just part of being a photographer, particularly for beginners.<p>It's a fact of life, but it doesn't mean that you can't work to minimize …

Landscape Photography

Here are 10 enchanting tree tunnels (and where to find them)

Tunnels of trees have a way of making you feel safe, as if the branches are stretching out to form a protected path just for you. It's like walking …

You Won't Be Asking For Another Ab Workout After You Do This One

There's no equipment needed for this eight-exercise circuit<p>"Whenever someone asks me for an ab workout, I give them one called Don't Ever Ask Me About Abs Again," says Bobby Maximus, author of <i>Men's Health</i> book <i>Maximus Body,</i> which includes high-intensity workouts to get you ripped fast. Like the name …

This 32-Inch Philips Display with 99% Adobe RGB and HDR is Only $500

Philips has announced a new 32-inch professional monitor with HDR and 99% Adobe RGB coverage: the Philips Brilliance QHD LCD P-line 328P6AUBREB. The …

How to Dodge and Burn Your Photos Using Gaussian Blur

Here’s a 5-minute tutorial by photography artist Antti Karppinen that shares a technique for effectively dodging and burning your photo using the …

This Overlooked Detour on the Trek to Machu Picchu Could Become Peru's Hottest Destination

The Inca Trail may no longer be the best route to Machu Picchu.<p>The streets of Cusco, where travelers congregate before embarking on tours of Peru's …

South America

How to Post-Process Soft and ‘Dreamy’ Portraits of Children

Here’s a 47-minute tutorial from PiXimperfect about how to create those soft, dreamy portrait photos of children using Photoshop.<p>First things first, …

Build a tiny cinema camera kit for under $300

High-end video gear cost a lot of money, and if your budget is thin, it can be frustrating. Fortunately, there are often cheaper solutions that maybe …

Magic Lantern

7 Tips for Getting Natural Smiles in Photos

Getting someone to smile naturally on camera can sometimes be a difficult task. Here’s a 2-minute video by photographer Mathieu Stern in which he …

This Map Takes the Guess Work Out of Deciding When to Travel

Deciding when during the year to book a bucket list getaway generally comes down to settling on a date that both jibes with when you can take time …

Travel

How to Color Correct with One Click in Photoshop

Is there an unwanted color cast spoiling your photo? Correcting this is really simple when you use the curves tool, as demonstrated by PiXimperfect …

How to Visit Yosemite, From a Guy Who’s Done It 100 Times

There’s a way to arrive at Yosemite Valley, the well-trafficked area of Yosemite National Park that houses its most picturesque cliffs and …

10 best places to go in Africa (and what to do there)

With 54 countries calling it home, Africa’s topography, landscape and activities vary drastically by region. I’ve been to the continent 26 times, yet each time I go I’m surprised at just how many new things there are to see and do.<p>To make it easier for you to plan a trip, I’ve highlighted some of …

Edward Snowden And Bunnie Huang Built A Privacy Add-On For The iPhone

The security gurus prototyped a hardware hack and phone case meant to help protect users like journalists and human rights activists.<p>Edward Snowden and hardware hacker Andrew “bunnie” Huang have built a prototype iPhone add-on called the Introspection Engine that will detect if the devices are …

The 3 Moves You Need for a Bulletproof Core

When you think of your core muscles — the muscles spanning between your hips and shoulders, especially your abdominals, and spinal erectors — you …

World's Most Stunning Public Staircases Photos

Sure, elevators are more convenient, but staircases provide a window to the world so rarely seen from any other vantage point. No matter if they are etched into the side of a rock face, as the 740 steps are at Colombia's 10-million-ton Stone of El Peñol, or cut through water, like the Moses Bridge …

Airlines Are Offering a New Way to Get Upgraded. Here's How to Score a First Class Seat

Get ready to bid.<p><i>Bid Now For a Chance to Upgrade!</i><p>If you’ve purchased an international flight over the past year, you’ve probably received an email …

Robert Shiller wrote the book on bubbles. He says “the best example right now is bitcoin.”

Yale economics professor Robert Shiller won the Nobel prize for his work on bubbles. He wrote a seminal book on speculative manias, <i>Irrational Exuberance</i>, a deep analysis of the dramas over the centuries when otherwise sane people drove prices for tulips, stocks, and houses to inexplicable …

Cryptocurrency

The world’s ‘most friendless people’ are under assault yet again

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p>In recent days, thousands of Rohingya Muslims in Burma have made their way to neighboring Bangladesh, …

Asia Pacific

Put down the frying pan: You are probably making scrambled eggs the wrong way

<b>By Kate Krader</b>It’s hard to think of a dish as elemental as scrambled eggs. The only requirements for the original two-ingredient recipe (if you don’t …

Recipes

This video series teaches you all the Photoshop basics for free

Popular YouTube channel TastyTuts, which specializes in graphic design and digital art tutorials, has published a free course titled 'The Complete …

Tutorials

The Other 50%: Creating and Sharing Your Photos is Only Half the Work

Creating and sharing your work is just the beginning, as Chase Jarvis explains in this 6-minute ‘tough love’ video for his RAW series. Building a …

Instagram Created a Monster: A No B.S. Guide to What’s Really Going On

I remember how excited I was when I first started posting on Instagram. I finally had a platform to get my work seen, tell my stories, share my life …

Best kit for landscape photography

<b>Setting yourself up with the right kit for landscape photography is the best way to ensure you get the possible shots. Have a look at our landscape</b> …

The Best Camera, Lens, and Gear for Travel Photography

July 26, 2016<p>You booked your flight, and you’re stoked. You’re finally taking that trip that you have been dreaming of for a really long time.<p>Like …

Street Photography

6 Things Alexis Ohanian Wishes Someone Had Told Him Before He Started Reddit

In remarks at Inc.'s annual GrowCo conference on Wednesday, the entrepreneur, investor, and Internet advocate divulged the most valuable lessons he's learned since hplaceholdere launched the hugely popular website in 2005.<p>After many years away,placeholder Alexis Ohanian, the serial entrepreneur, …

Heartwarming Photos of the Amazing Friendship Between a Dog and an Owl

Dogs may be man's best friend, but Ingo the shepherd dog's special buddy is Poldi, a little owl who loves to pose for pictures and cozy up to his canine pal. Germany-based animal photographer and collage artist Tanja Brandt documents their unlikely friendship in heartwarming portraits that show the …

Pets

The Man Who Made Animal Friends

Doc Antle built a small fortune coaxing tigers, apes and elephants to lovingly embrace on camera – and his enemies hate him for it<p>On a scorching …

Chicago Blues

How To Master The Art Of Amtrak Travel

Image: Amtrak<p>Riding the rails -- it's a beloved experience that many prefer to plane or car travel. There are no security lines and no traffic, plus the benefit of wider seats and more legroom. But among those who don't travel Amtrak regularly, it's common to hear complaints about ticket fares, the …

There's an elite club that you can only join if you've traveled to over 100 countries

This international society of jet setters may only have one entry requirement, but it's a tough one: TCC members must have visited at least 100 countries.<p>According to the US Department of State, there are 195 sovereign nations on earth — that's quite a few stamps for your passport.<p>However, the TCC …

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