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7 Off-Track Countries that Are Worth Checking Out

[box] <i>This is a guest post from our friends Dariece and Nick from Goats On The Road. Their blog is an extremely useful resource for those who are</i> …

17 of the Greatest Camera Hacks of All Time

We recently took a look at some of the best camera hacks that will save you tons of money. Today we’ve decided to turn things up a notch and progress …

My Photo Went Viral, And Nothing Could Have Prepared Me For What Happened After

A little bit over a week ago, I went to Los Angeles International Airport to make a photo. It was a clear day, and I didn't want to waste it sitting …

Spot the sniper – in pictures

German artist Simon Menner has photographed a camouflaged sniper in each of these images. Can you spot them?

20 Reasons to Love Your 50mm Lens

The 50mm lens is a favorite amongst many photographers. However, there are some that don’t warm up to this focal length as much as others. Either …

Peaceful Photography from Hungary

Adam Dobrovits is a photographer from Hungary and his photos are so beautiful and extremely peaceful. This may be a different view of Hungary that …

My Experiments with Shooting 3D Photos

If there’s a new way of shooting pictures, I’m always game to give it a try. I’ve been playing with all the options and I discovered that both my …

Effective habits of great travel writers

When I was writing the first edition of <i>Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing</i>, we decided to incorporate interviews with a wide range of travel writers, editors and agents into the book, thinking that readers would profit from hearing a spectrum of experiences and opinions.<p>We’ve continued this …

North America’s top amusement parks

Nowhere can you find more family-friendly daredevil thrills (and gentler rides) than in the USA and Canada. Here are our 10 favorite amusement and water parks in North America (diplomatically listed in alphabetical order):<p>Canada’s Wonderland, Vaughan, Ontario<p>The first major park in Canada (25 miles …

Ten of the world's best off-season adventures

Avoid the crowds and bag a bargain by travelling to the world’s best bits when everyone else isn’t. Here are 10 reasons to resist travel during high season, straight from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures</i>.<p>'Green season' safari, Botswana<p>Hippos in Botswana by Mazzali / CC BY-SA 2.0<p>Botswana is …

How to Use Slow Shutter Speed to Create Cool Effects in Your Photos

If there is one setting inside your camera that allows for photographing a wide range of amazing effects in your images, it has to be the shutter …

Why Mirrorless?

Follow me<p>Why Mirrorless ?<p>What is a Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (MILC)<p>and<p>How does it differ from a Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera (DSLR) …

5 Easy Steps to Choose the Perfect Prime Lens for You

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15 Tips for Successful Fireworks Photography

15 tips for successful fireworks photography: what camera settings to use, what equipment do you need, how to set up and get the most colorful …

Fireworks

Do You Have a Prime Lens in Your Camera Bag?

Do you own a prime lens? Every DSLR owner should have at least one fast, fixed focal length lens in their camera bag. Zoom lenses are great; they can …

Long Exposure Photography eBook Bundle

Did you know you could set up a camera and tripod in Times Square and with a long enough exposure completely remove all the people in the frame? This …