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Most Popular Photos

The top rated photos on 500px right now, as voted on by the community of photographers and enthusiasts. Many of the best images on 500px are …

How to Make the Flakiest Pie Dough Ever

All you need is 4 ingredients and 10 minutes.<p>Mastering pie dough from scratch can seem like a scary, time-consuming task that always seems to end with flour all over the kitchen, dough stuck to the rolling pin, and pie that's more "rustic" than Instagram-ready. Instead of going through all that …

Baking

BBC iPlayer

The hidden world of the Knights Templar

Tucked behind London’s Fleet Street, a patchwork of gardens and graceful buildings tell the story of the most famous knights of the Crusades.<p>It was rush hour on a weekday and I was weaving my way down the Strand, one of central London’s most famous thoroughfares. The street hummed with tourists, …

Ancient History

Asia’s secret World Heritage site

The Lenggong Valley is so significant that it was named Malaysia’s most recent Unesco World Heritage site. But few people know about this lost world – and even fewer get to see it.<p>I was standing at the entrance of Gua Harimau (Tiger Cave), an ancient cavern hidden in the northwestern jungles of …

Archaeology

ND Filter Comparisons

Neutral density filters are probably the most powerful photography filters available. These filters sit in front of the lens cutting the amount of …

Simple Photography Tips | Uncommon And Essential Camera Settings

Your first camera can be a daunting thing. So daunting in fact, that even the more experienced amongst us have neglected certain useful, perhaps even</i> …

Photography Tips

Enjoying Osaka’s Famous Food, Without Breaking the Bank

I sat in the passenger seat of a station wagon with my friend Brian, an American who is living and raising a family in Osaka — his cute toddler was snoozing in the back — as he explained local rivalries. We were driving down Midosuji Boulevard, the main thoroughfare in central Osaka. Conflicts …

Japan

The Basics of Histograms

Have you ever wondered how to definitively tell whether your picture is overexposed? If so, you can watch this quick video by Karl Taylor to …

Here's What To Do If Your Phone's Storage Is Full

Step one: Don't panic.<p>3. Delete Safari browsing history (<b>Settings</b> > <b>Safari</b> > <b>Clear History and Browsing data</b>, then scroll down to the bottom, tap <b>Advanced</b>).<p>4. For Chrome, open the Chrome app, tap the menu icon, tap <b>History</b>, then <b>Clear browsing data</b>.<p>5. Keep only recent texts (<b>Settings</b> > <b>Messages</b> > under</b> …

Just back from: Myanmar (Burma)

Bella soaking up the stunning temple vistas at Bagan © Bella Falk<p>Bella Falk, freelance director and producer, recently returned from a two-week group trip around Myanmar.<p><b>Tell us more</b>… As a photography geek I had lusted after Myanmar for ages – I’d heard the people and landscapes are a …

Travel

The Lake District’s best-kept secret

More than 16 million visitors come to the Lake District each year. Emily Wren found a more secluded – and adrenaline-pumping – way to explore.<p>For centuries, visitors have been attracted by the rolling hills, ancient woodlands and picturesque valleys of England’s Lake District. But with 16.4 million …

Lake District

National Geographic Travel

This Country Has A Style That's All Its Own

After five months of travel, we finally got to see some familiar faces again. Our dear friends from home had planned to take a vacation in December …

Japan

Eat Like a Local in Vietnam

This Photography Trick Lets You Take Long Exposures Without a Filter

Long exposure photography demands a methodical approach to shooting. It requires careful calculation of the exposure values, filters, tripod, and …

Landscape Photography
Landscape Photography

6 Magic Hour Photography Tricks

Photography is all about light, and the quality of light can make all the difference between an average photo and a stunning photo. Magic hour — also …

Landscape Photography

How to Photograph Flowers

When you first discover how to take photos of flowers it can give you many days of wonderful enjoyment. Flower photography is a favorite type of …

How to Use Bokeh Effectively in Your Photos

We’ve all heard of “bokeh,” though many of us are still insecure about how to pronounce the word (see the correct pronunciation here). We fawn over …

Leica M-series

ND Filters: Beyond the Basics

Natural light photography enthusiasts know that good photography is more about the light than the gear. However, there’s no denying that a few pieces …

How to Create the Misty Water Effect in Photography

Have you looked at a landscape photographer’s photo and wondered how they got the water coming down from a waterfall to look so misty? Or how they …

Landscape Photography

Improving Your Landscape Images…Part 2

<b>Make your images more dramatic with a polarizing filter.</b><p>We use filters in photography to bring back an image to the way our eyes have perceived the …

Landscape Photography

6 Reasons to Try Long Exposure Photography

The purchase of a nine stop neutral density filter two years ago changed my approach to landscape photography. It allowed me to take photos using …

Landscape Photography

31 reasons why we love Scotland

North Coast 500: Does 'Scotland's Route 66' live up to the hype?

“Scotland's answer to Route 66.” That is the pitch for the Scottish tourist board's latest attempt to tempt visitors to the Highlands: North Coast 500. The circular route, launched last year, skirts the very top of the United Kingdom and offers visitors “fairytale castles, beaches and ruins”, …

The Benefits of Using a Tripod for Photography

Camera technology has advanced so much that just about anyone can take good photos. (Not necessarily great photos–that has more to do with …

Landscape Photography

How to Use Shutter Speed in Photography

Learning how to use shutter speed effectively can create lively pictures and give motion to your subject without blurring your picture. Let’s define …

Future PLC