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5 Landscape Photography Tips for Photographing Mountains

After graduating from photography school, I spent a good deal of my twenties photographing the cityscapes of New York. In my thirties, after I …

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Venice

Ten reasons to travel in September, 2013

16 Things You Should Do At The Start Of Every Work Day

The first few hours of the work day can have a significant effect on your level of productivity over the following eight—so it’s important you have a morning routine that sets you up for success.<p>“Having a good start to the day where you have greater control is critical in achieving better results, …

You Don't Want to Miss These Great Photography Tutorials and Links

This weeks list of photography links focuses on great photography and unique video presentations featuring time lapse pieces and a super high speed …

Starting Out as a Wedding Photographer

There has been such a huge influx of people wanting to make a living through wedding photography these days that I almost get as many enquiries from …

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Five travel photography essentials that won't weigh you down

Some of your best travel pictures will be off the cuff, spontaneous affairs, but taking a few basic pieces of kit – like a tripod, zoom lens, polariser and GorillaPod grip – can ensure you’re ready to make the most of a golden opportunity. Here’s a round-up of the best photography kit to sling in …

The Colors of Death Valley, New Portfolio, Kim Dotcom, and a giveaway!

Win a free Capture Camera Clip V2!<p>We’re giving away a whole amazing kit (Capture Pro, Leash & Cuff) in honor of their Kickstarter campaign for the …

How to Make Sure You are Using Image Stabilization Correctly

A good photo isn’t automatic. It doesn’t matter how new or expensive your camera is; good shots don’t just happen because you press the shutter. …

9 Great Bikes on a Budget

1 of 9<p>Cannondale CAAD8 7 Sora<p>At one time, the CAAD8 was Cannondale’s top-end aluminum frame, and it still has desirable features: Shaped chainstays help the bike absorb bumps yet are rigid enough to feel efficient during hard pedaling. A beefed-up bottom bracket maximizes power transfer, and a tall …

20 Majestic Pictures of Tigers

The Tiger is the largest of the cat species, and clearly not your typical house pet. These majestic mammals reach a total body length of up 11 ft and …

European rail journeys: readers' tips, recommendations and travel advice

This week's winner<p><b>Such a bargain</b><p>One of the best European rail journeys we have ever been on was from Seville to Jerez. We were in Seville as part of an escorted tour and, on a day off, wanted to do some sherry-tasting on our own. We discovered that we were no more than an hour or so’s train ride …

Expensive experiences, cheaper alternatives

The world’s most iconic travel experiences don’t usually come cheap – but sometimes there are real alternatives. Here are some ideas for the budget-conscious, and expert advice on whether it’s actually worth paying the price for some of these bucket-list classics.<p><b>1. Orient Express vs InterRail</b> …

A Mozambican Lion Story: Working to Save Africa’s Lions

The hot, African sun is rising and Paola Bouley hopes that she can pull this off before sundown. She and park scout Lucas Togarepe zip around Chitengo camp gathering supplies and getting their truck in order. She got news that a lion pride she’s been looking for is nearby and she doesn’t want to …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Skincare<p>It's actually not as hard as you'd think.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>Sales<p>There’s still time to score big.<p>19 Photos3 days agoView …

Britain's best remote campsites

Among the following are both cracking wild-camping spots and sites with a remote flavour but the luxury of hot running water. Prices are per person per night.<p><b>1 Sandwood Bay, Sutherland, far north Scotland</b><p>With all your camping gear, a four-mile walk-in may feel far, but all will be forgotten when …

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Britain on a budget: 50 cheap thrills

You can still get a pint for under £2 – plus views over the River Ouse – at the King’s Arms in York, part of the Sam Smith’s chain of pubs renowned for original interiors, traditional brewing methods and cheap prices (King’s Staith, 01904 659435).<p>Cornish bakeries, including the newly opened Quay in …

The Victoria Falls: a timeless majesty

'Miss Grainger, I presume?” said the guide as I reluctantly left Livingstone airport – the last passenger to vacate the building and one of three to arrive without luggage, thanks, once again, to the baggage handlers at Johannesburg airport.<p>Usually, I’d be grumpy without my luggage. This time, …

Top 15 Features of Your DSLR Camera That You Should Know

There’s a lot to learn when you first get a DSLR. The first things you need to know is how to get out of auto mode and start using your camera’s …

Travel Photo Contest Winners

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

What to do in San Francisco: tips for every taste

If you’re going to San Francisco, you don’t actually need to wear flowers in your hair – that’s so 1967 ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENrmULWKbeM) – just come as you are, do your thing, and bliss out. Whether you’re a freak, geek, diva, or dandy, there’s a niche here with your name on it. At the local …

Michael Palin's best travel moments

Michael Palin, the broadcaster and travel writer, is to receive a Bafta fellowship in recognition of his career in television.<p>Palin has been praised for delivering travelogues in an amiable style that “belies the seriousness of his craft”, according to Bafta chairman John Willis.<p>He was mostly …

Cheap holidays in France: readers' travel tips

Winning tip: Ride to Cap de la Hague, Normandy<p>Leaving the car in a safe residential area of Portsmouth, cycle to the terminal and take a ferry to …

Cool holiday cottages in Shropshire – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2013/may/10/cool-holiday-cottages-shropshire-in-picutres<p>720<p>Historic, mainly rural Shropshire has an …

How to make the most of a last-minute trip to Yosemite

It seems like nearly every traveller has Ansel-Adams-fueled dreams of visiting Yosemite National Park (and the ones that don't should), and with those dreams come questions. We put two of the most common questions we get from travellers - both on short and last-minute trips - to Beth Kohn, author …

The Okavango Delta: Trip of a Lifetime

In the Okavango every camp has its own attractions. At Duba Plains it’s the chance to see buffaloes en masse and the lions that prey on them. But what I remember most was a battle royal between lions and hyenas for possession of a dead hippo. In the end the lions won, by which time their faces were …