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Five Crucial Tips Before You Start Freelancing

Are you thinking of turning your passion of photography or filmmaking into you main source of income? Perhaps you just made the switch or in the …

Freelancing

7 Jedi Mind Tricks Every Portrait Photographer Should Know

Jedi mind tricks are not just for Jedi. They’re for photographers too. Us portrait photographers face a difficult mission. We must form instant …

Stand Up Comedy

The philosopher's guide to fighting those Big Trip fears

The ‘Big Trip’ has long been a rite of passage, but for many budding travellers – even those blessed with the bravado of youth – the thought of months on the road can be enough to make you unpack your bags and retire to the couch.<p>In sickness and health, for richer or poorer, travel has its ups and …

Box Office

Eight scenic days in the Slovenian Alps

A fortress of sheer stone guards Slovenia’s hidden valleys, each brimming with quiet glacial lakes, wooden shepherds’ huts, and deep gorges cut by cool, crystalline ravines. And not only do the mountains and hills overwhelm the landscape, they dominate the local psyche as well. Hiking is …

Hiking

First time Northern Ireland: a small destination with Titanic appeal

Northern Ireland’s charms draw more and more visitors each year. First timers head straight for the Giant’s Causeway, a worthy destination but only one star in a constellation that twinkles with many others. Sip whiskey at the oldest distillery in the world. Visit Titanic Belfast and learn the …

Ireland

How to attend the World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan

'If Genghis Khan were alive, he would be here.' These words kicked off the 2016 World Nomad Games: Kyrgyzstan's celebration of traditional nomadic sports and culture, and Central Asia's biggest sporting event.<p>The World Nomad Games is sometimes heralded as the 'Olympics for nomads', but with more …

Asia Travel

Artisanal Arequipa: Peru’s capital for modern makers

If the hipster craft revival movement had a capital, it might look something like Arequipa, a southern Andean city anchored by knitters, bakers and chocolate-bar makers. With a blossoming fair trade textile industry, gourmet food workshops and even a hopping craft beer scene, Arequipa has become a …

South America

An essential guide to the Falkland Islands

Even though the Falkland Islands – one of the UK’s southernmost overseas territories – briefly came to global prominence in 1982 after its sovereignty was contested by Argentina, they aren’t on the radar for most travelers. This South Atlantic archipelago consists of more than 700 islands, is about …

Argentina

7 reasons why the Rocky Mountaineer is the best way to see Western Canada

Canada is an extremely large country, making trains one of the most efficient and low-impact ways to access all that land. But the Rocky Mountaineer …

Trains

I Started Taking Photos With an iPhone in 2014, Now I’ve Left My Desk Job to Become a Full-Time Photographer

<b>About four years ago,</b> I was swimming around the lineup in Panama City Beach, Florida with an iPhone in a Lifeproof case. I had a newly discovered …

Photography

We asked the professionals for their worst travel mistakes

<b>Travel isn’t always as seamless and trouble-free as Instagram would have you believe. To prove it, our featured contributor Leon McCarron asked his</b> …

Travel

Best places for a cheap family holiday in France from Provence to Normandy

France has been a family favourite for British holidaymakers for decades. In fact, around 17 million of us go there each year - and its popularity …

France

Samsung’s New 970 PRO and 970 EVO SSDs Are Crazy Fast, As In 30% Faster Than The 960s

<i>In the world of data storage Samsung is the king of speed, and their latest M.2 SSD’s continue that trend</i><p>It is the year 2018, hard drives are …

Computer Hardware

Colours and Castles: Historic Sintra

1 place 3 days Staff Pick<p>A Hop from Lisbon Transports You to a Fairytale<p>Daniel James<p>July 8, 2017<p>Historic, colourful, charming and a climber's dream. Sintra, with its palaces and lush green forest is the perfect day trip from Lisbon and a must on any visit to Portugal. Prepare for a fairytale.<p>Top …

European Travel

Wildlife photographer captures osprey carrying shark, carrying fish in 'one-in-a-trillion photograph'

A wildlife photographer in Florida captured a stunning photo of an osprey carrying what appeared at first to be a fish in its talons. But after taking a closer look, the photographer realized that the bird’s next meal was in fact a small shark.<p>"It was very far away so I couldn't see it through my …

Nature Photography

The Most Beautiful Places to Go Camping in Colorado

When it comes to natural beauty and great outdoor destinations, few states can compare to Colorado. From the stunning vistas of Rocky Mountain …

Camping

How to Photograph Flowers in a Landscape Scene

Home » Tutorials » Landscape » <b>How to Photograph Flowers in a Landscape Scen...</b><p>Ross Hoddinott<br>• Apr 24th, 2018<br>• Comment<p>During the long, warm days of spring …

Landscape Photography

Remember that your gear is more advance than Ansel Adams'

"Every famous photograph was made with a camera less advanced than the one you are using now." This paraphrased quote is the inspiration behind <i>The</i> …

Photography

How to Overcome Harsh Sunlight by Shooting Outdoor Portraits With Flash

Golden hour is great and all, but if you limit your outdoor portrait times to those narrow windows during the day, you're going to quickly be …

Shutter Speed

Everything You Should Know Before Renting Your First RV

If you’ve never rented an RV for a vacation, you might want to consider this unique method of travel. Renting an RV offers the fun and flexibility of …

Rental Housing

The Top 10 Attractions in Manchester England

Head for Manchester to experience the latest incarnation of one of England's liveliest cities. As these top ten things to do in Manchester …

Top 10

Quebec City Guide

Best Time To Go<p>Quebec is warm and vibrant from June through September. Temperatures peak in time for the tourist season in July and August and are …

Travel

An FM Transceiver From An Unexpected Chip

The Si47xx series of integrated circuits from Silicon Labs is a fascinating series of consumer broadcast radio products, chips that apply SDR …

Raspberry Pi

Top tips for 2018: Wildlife photography

<b>It’s important to plan and understand your subject, reveal background texture to add context to a picture, and nail the exposure and focusing. Learn</b> …

Landscape Photography

Best Trips to Take After Retirement

Blue Ridge Parkway<p>Billed as “America’s Favorite Drive,” the spectacular 469-mile drive joins Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and Great Smoky …

National Parks

Olympus OM-D System: Lighter And Better

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-100mm F/4.0 IS PRO at 13mm. Exposure: 60 sec., ƒ/20, ISO 200.When you’re setting out on a …

Olympus Cameras

Five Budget Portrait Photography Hacks to Save You Money

We all love some good photography hacks, and what better than some for portraits. Photography is such a great and fun artistic journey and there is …

Hacking

The best projector for a home theater

<i>By Chris Heinonen</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>The Sony VPL-HW45ES is the best projector for a dedicated home …

Home Theater

A Traveler's Guide to the Major Cities in Peru

Peru has a population of just over 29 million, the majority of which lives in urban areas. According to the 2007 census, 75.9 percent of the …

Peru

Low-light photography: How low can you go?

<b>Low light can still yield great images – landscape and travel photographer David Clapp shares his top tips and techniques</b><p>David’s top tips for getting …

Landscape Photography