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6 Spiritual Adventures to Challenge the Mind and Body

Adventurous souls and spiritual seekers can find peace, and a challenge, on these spiritual hikes.<p>A quiet walk in the woods can be a spiritual experience, and countless hikers head to redwood groves and high places to find a sense of awe. But if following a dirt track is a kind of prayer—the …

10 best investing apps and investment apps for Android

investment is one of the best ways to make money. By being smart, taking a few risks, and by knowing the market, you can easily earn yourself a ton of money that you can use for all kinds of things. Many use it to build themselves a retirement fund. It’s tough to get into, but we think these apps …

Apps

One Photographer, Two Backpacks, and an Epic Three-Year Journey

In March 2010, photographer Uruma Takezawa left Japan with two backpacks—one on his front and one on his back. More than a thousand days later he returned.<p>Carrying only his clothes, cameras, a computer, a tent, and a sleeping bag, Takezawa set out to create a body of work that celebrates the …

South America

10 must have Android apps for your new Android smartphone (2014)

Getting your first Android smartphone is a special event. It opens up a whole new world and you’re officially a part of the largest platform in the history of mobile devices. That said, there are a virtual ton of applications and getting started with them isn’t easy. In this round up, we’ll take a …

Apps

iOS 8 Changed How I Work on My iPhone and iPad – MacStories

When I reviewed iOS 7 last year, I took a different approach and tried to consider Apple's redesigned OS from the perspective of someone who uses iPhones and iPads for work and personal tasks on a daily basis. I noted that a new structure enabled developers to make more powerful apps, and I …

Apps

How to Master Location Lighting: Floral Goddess Portrait by Lindsay Adler

<i>[Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is from Lindsay Adler a professional portrait and fashion photographer based in New York City. We’ve featured many</i> …

How to Photograph People: 7 Tips for Photographers Who Never Photograph People

No matter what type of photography you specialize in or prefer, at some point you will find yourself having to photograph a human, or multiple …

Photography

Step-by-step Guide to Long Exposure Photography

Unfortunately often it happens that the result we get is far from our expectations, and we end up classifying the long exposure as a demoniacal …

I Heart My City: Igor’s Venice

Venice native <b>Igor Scomparin</b> led tours all over Europe with Globus for a decade before returning home to be a “local host” for Monograms. Now, this tourism industry veteran’s mission is to show the real, authentic Venice to travelers who come to visit his homeland. Here’s a look at the “city of …

A beautiful shot of a hiker in Sólheimajökull, Iceland. http://on.natgeo.com/1ou4jRc Photograph by LuAn Young, Your Shot

World's Best Hikes: 15 Classic Trails

Over the past decade, author Peter Potterfield has hiked more than 10,000 miles over six continents to research this list. He here tells us his picks for the world's 15 best hikes, including Patagonia, Tasmania, Newfoundland, and Petra. Read more in his best-selling book Classic Hikes of the World …

Hiking

17 Simple Tips To Help You Better Control And Master Natural Light

Most of us love natural light and feel comfortable shooting with it – but how well do you <i>really</i> know how to utilize it effectively and to control it …

15 best antivirus apps and best anti-malware apps for Android!

Antivirus Android apps remain one of the most popular types of applications on Android. Generally, you don’t need an antivirus app if you play it safe, only download apps from the Play Store, and keep your security settings enabled. However, there are those who like to take a walk on the wild side …

The best iPhone apps for singers

Do you dream of being a singer one day? Maybe you don’t quite have the vocal chops to go pro but you still love singing along with all your favorite …

Unleash Your Inner App Developer Part 10: Social Media and Collections

<i>Do you have an idea for an app but lack the programming knowledge to begin building it? In this weekly blog series, How to Unleash Your Inner App Developer, I will take you, the non-programmer, step by step through the process of creating apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Join me each week</i> …

Social Media

13 Tips to Perfect Your Landscape Photography

“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer—and often the supreme disappointment.” – Ansel AdamsIn my opinion, landscape …

Landscape Photography

See the most popular travel images from April: http://on.natgeo.com/1u8Uryg Pictured here, Manarola, Italy. Photograph by Francesco Riccardo Iacomino, National Geographic Your Shot

Getting Sharper Images - an Understanding of Focus Modes

The longer you shoot, the larger the repertoire of subjects and assignments you photograph becomes. You start off photographing flowers in the …

Quiet Moments Along the Streets of NYC's Chinatown

New York-based photographer Franck Bohbot has a knack for transforming a normally bustling location into a quiet and contemplative scene. In all of his work, he eliminates people from his compositions and concentrates on the structures and architecture throughout a place. This approach results in …

New York City

Photographer Witnesses Nature’s Spectacular Light Show

With its name rooted in the Latin word for ‘sunrise’, the natural light phenomenon known as aurora has been the stuff legends and myth are made of, …

Northern Lights

Experimental Photography by Xiao Yang

Love Letter, an experimental photo series.<p>Xiao Yang is a Beijing, China based photographer with a preference for night photography, light painting, …

Photography

Q+A with A Photo Editor: National Geographic

Elizabeth Krist, Senior Photo Editor at <i>National Geographic</i>, and the rest of the Nat Geo team seek photographers who have an eye for composing …

5 Tips to Seriously Improve Your Food Photography Techniques

Food photography is arguably one of the most challenging types of photography out there. Like painting, you start with a blank canvas and build. …

Flash Sync Speed and High Speed Sync Explained

Getting proper exposure on both the background and subject can be tricky, even when using flashes. Part of being able to do so involves understanding …

Shutter Speed

Never-Before-Seen ‘Impossible’ Images of Milky Way Captured in Singapore

Light pollution in urban skies makes it almost impossible for any aspiring astrophotographers to pursue their craft here in Singapore. Since I …

Top 10 new Android games this week: Braveland, Flashout 2

Welcome back to Android Gaming Weekly, our weekly recap of new game releases. We still plan to cover upcoming releases and games we’re playing, but …

Hidden codes for your Android device you probably didn't know

Baked deep into Android is a bunch of secret codes that will enable of a variety of statistics and settings on your device that you probably didn’t …

Impressive Product Shot Captured with an iPhone 5s and an LED Light

We all know that almost any smartphone nowadays can hold its own against a proper camera when given to a real photographer with the proper setup. But …