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Night Sky Time-Lapse Captures Trippy Star Trails in 360 Degrees

We’ve seen both night sky and 360º time-lapses before, but we hadn’t ever run across an amalgamation of the two until earlier this week when we …

Free, Beautifully Designed App Notifies You when Golden Hour is About to Start

The team behind the photo narrative platform Exposure just released a brilliant little app called Golden Hour.<p>Bringing their philosophy of doing <i>one</i> …

Building a DIY Barn Door Tracking Mount for Long-Exposure Astrophotography

Getting quality astrophotography shots comes with several challenges, and one of the main ones is that the starts don’t stand still — or, more …

Beautiful Photos of Auroras Shimmering Over Iceland by Stéphane Vetter

French photographer Stephane Vetter is a master of capturing gorgeous photos of landscapes at night. One of his favorite things to shoot are the …

How a Professional Photographer Packs & Organizes His Gear for Any Situation

Have you ever seen a photographer in the airport and wondered, “What equipment does he have with him, and how much did he bring?” Traveling to a …

Night Photography & Light Painting Tips

Night photography is not really as difficult as a lot of people think. However, there are important tools needed to finish the job correctly. Here is …

Landscape Photography

What Your Camera’s Auto Bracketing Feature Can Do and How to Use It

Cameras today are a marvel of modern technology, giving us beautifully exposed, wonderfully sharp images much of the time. There are times however …

Family Portrait Ideas

Every family needs a portrait, and not everyone wants the same traditional group photo. These days, people are after a more human touch. And many …

Photography Tips in a Pinch

Good photographers try to be prepared for almost any situation. Unfortunately, if you tried to carry everything you’d need to meet every possible …

10 Amazing River Trips in North America

Whitewater rafting can spice up any trip, whether you're looking for a pleasant family float or a white-knuckle reunion of college friends. Here's what you need to know as you plan your next raft trip.<p>There's a place for vacations that include museum tours and visits to the childhood homes of …

Rafting

Incredible Paintings on Maps Unify Countries

Madrid-based Spanish artist Fernando Vicente uses maps for more than geographical purposes. For his <i>Atlas</i> series, the creative illustrator paints on old maps, transforming countries and whole continents into people, animals, and skulls. The collection of acrylic paint portraits applied and …

Perseid meteor shower: All you need to know

Peak mornings – August 11, 12 and 13 – are moon-free.<p><i>In honor of this weekend’s meteor shower: EarthSky’s meteor shower stuff is 15% OFF! Shop …

Berlin: A City of Memories -- and Memorials -- from a Horrible War

Berliners look at any mound in a park knowing that it's rubble from their bombed-out city -- bulldozed and landscaped after the destruction of World War II. And each year, more memorials are created to honor neglected victims of past sins. This year, for the first time, I saw the memorials to the …

Prague: Jumbled with History

Prague is a traveler's dream city: exotic but easy, affordable, boasting arguably Europe's best beer, and an architectural time warp with plenty of great sightseeing. It's crowded and touristy -- precisely because it's so much fun. Here are a few of my favorite memories from my latest trip.<p>Any time …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

Beautiful Firework Photographs Captured Using Clever Camera Techniques

Firework photographs are generally pretty uniform in their appearance: a dark sky, glowing sparks that are either points or lines depending on …

Trick Photography and Special Effects Ebook and Video Course | Photography Ebooks

1<p>An eBook Like No Other!<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative photographs</i> created by …

Top 10 Destinations for Landscape Photography

If you want great landscape shots, you must choose the best locations and make the most of the natural lighting. And while you may get some good …

3 Reasons to Shoot Vertical Aspect Landscapes and 6 Tips on How to Shoot Them

A Guest Contribution by Todd Sisson – author of our Landscape Photography eBook. The majority of landscape images are photographed in the horizontal …

How to Select the Perfect Nikon DSLR for Your Needs

An article by +Sean Ogle Selecting a new DSLR can be really overwhelming, especially if you’re a first time buyer. Not only do you have to decide …

5 Tips to Add Flavor to Your Landscape Photography

<i>Landscapes can have a magical impact on people.</i> Depending on the location, a landscape may instill a feeling of serenity or natural turmoil; it might …

GoPro app update brings social sharing

GoPro has updated the app for its action camera, making it easier to share photos and videos on social networks.

Bad Weather = Good Light for Photographers

We’ve all sat, staring out of our window and cursing at the rain poring down or the flat, grey sky that just happened to cloud over on few hours …

Challenges and Benefits of Panoramic Photography

Cinerama movies are generally preferred for a very good reason: The field of view is more like what the human eye is accustomed to seeing. …

Long Exposure Photography and the Square Format

The rise in popularity of digital cameras over the past decade has coincided with the emergence of a new genre of photography – long exposure …

3 Steps to Gorgeous Landscape Images

A Guest Contribution by Todd Sisson – author of our Landscape Photography and Landscape Photography Post Processing eBooks. During the writing of …

Digital Photography

Top wildlife photographers to share their secrets at WildPhotos 2013 – in pictures

More than 20 of the world's top wildlife and environmental photographers will gather in London this autumn to showcase their work and offer insight and advice during classes at the UK's largest wildlife photography show, WildPhotos 2013. Hosted by the zoologist and conservationist Mark Carwardine …