Christopher Dickens

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The True Cost Of Cheap Photography Products

I recently did something stupid. A lens came out that caught my interest: The MS Optical Perar 24mm f4 Super Wide. I’ve been maintaining my …

How to Tell a Photo Story

There are times when an activity or event needs more than a single image to tell the whole story. A photo essay or photo story provides the means to …

The Basics of Shooting Better Cosplay Photography

Cosplay photography is something that should be done right–it should be more than a snapshot of the costume that someone worked hours and hours on to …

How to Effectively Photograph Reflections

If you’re looking for a way to add an abstract, dreamy, sometimes surreal quality to your photos, you may want to consider trying your hand at …

12 Ways to Improve Your Travel Photography

Grand-Place, Brussels, Belgium<p>Before, during and after you go on a trip, there are a few things to consider to improve your pictures as a …

How to Make a Gig Out of Shooting for Instagram

<i>All images by Jorge Quinteros. Used with permission.</i><p>When I first met Jorge Quinteros, it was years ago when we both lived in Queens, NY and when I …

The LiteBlades Are the Latest Tools for Light Painting

<i>All images by Patrick Rochon</i><p>If you’re looking for a new tool to paint with light and play with long exposures, then photographer Patrick Rochon has …

Giant Bubble Wands

Introduction: Giant Bubble Wands<p><b>You want to make giant bubbles?</b><p><b>YES!</b><p><b>GOOD!!!! They are awesome.</b><p>You only need three things to make giant bubbles: The …

No Ice-Cream Machine? No Problem! 12 No-Churn Ice-Cream Recipes

<b>You don't need an ice cream maker to concoct a delicious icy treat! Whether you're in the mood for creamy or fruity, we've got you covered with our easy no-churn recipes. What are you waiting for??!</b><p>No-Churn Mint-Chip Ice Cream<p>Condensed milk is the secret ingredient behind this frozen dessert's …

Ice Cream

Safe and Cool: A Sunken Trampoline For Kids

A new idea is born for child safety, a <b>sunken trampoline</b>. Sunken trampolines seek to alleviate the safety issues while giving kids plenty of bouncing …

Apartment Solar System

Check out my Latest Instructable: DIY Tweeting Weather Station________________________________________________________________This is a 'Green' and …

Arduino

Kayak Trolling Motor

Introduction: Kayak Trolling Motor<p>Runner Up in the<br>Outdoor Workshop Contest<p>View Contest<p>I was tagged on my Facebook page with a new way to look at this …

9 Mistakes In Landscape Photography And How To Avoid Them

<b>Michael Leggero</b> <i>is a professional nature and travel photographer with 20 years of experience. A commercial stock photographer, Michael is now</i> …

Landscape Photography

Top 10: Photos: World's Best Picnic Spots

Have a snack while you're soaking in the sights. Here are some of the most beautiful spots for a picnic.

Set-jetting: top 10 movie and TV destinations for travellers

Rather than dreaming about the sometimes stunning, often gritty destinations in your favourite flick, why not get off the sofa and experience it yourself?<p>Set–jetting, visiting the places where movies and TV shows are shot, is easier than ever thanks to dedicated tours and heaps of rabid fans …

Flying Private Is More Affordable Than You Think

By Barbara S. Peterson, CNTraveler.com<p>The party at Manhattan's Intrepid aviation museum was over the top even by hedge fund standards: While some guests sampled caviar and $200-a-bottle cabernet, others took turns test-driving a Rolls-Royce. But the real attraction was jet maker Bombardier's latest …

Photos of Brazil's 20 most beautiful places | CNN Travel

Diving with Whale Sharks in the Georgia Aquarium

The shark bumped me before I’d even put on my fins.<p>“Hello there!” I gurgled into my regulator, then fitted the rest of my gear and dropped below the surface and down to the sandy bottom of the massive blue tank.<p>Georgia Aquarium’s Ocean Voyager exhibit is unfathomably large—the size of a football …

Remote U.S. vacations | CNN Travel

From Laundry to Landscape: Tap Into Greywater - Green Homes

In the United States, the average person uses about 40 gallons of water per day to bathe, wash dishes and clean clothes. Unfortunately, this water …

How To Shoot In A Big City And Not Get Hassled By The Man

One of the most trying experiences I've had since becoming a photographer has been coming to terms with the fact that there are places in our county …

Skateboarding

40 DIY Log Ideas Take Rustic Decor To Your Home

A few old branches aren’t worth much to us (unless there’s a fire in need of building), but this post will convince you that they are worth a second …

Rustic

18 DIY Outdoor Furniture Projects That Will Transform Your Garden

Relax in style this summer with these amazing outdoor furniture projects.<p>Get in the garden and enjoy the sun in ultimate comfort with a homemade …

GoPro Announces 2 New Summer-Themed Mounts, Including Versatile ‘3-Way’ Mount

Today, GoPro has announced a small collection of summer-themed products to kick off the adrenaline and sunshine-fueled adventures their customers …

New Software Allows You To Replicate The Style Of Iconic Photogs Without The Work

“The time of hardware is over,” so said Wacom CEO Masahiko Yamada during a CES interview. The thought and sentiment didn’t originate with him as many …

6 Clever Ways to Get Better Lighting from Your Camera’s Pop-Up Flash

Most entry- and enthusiast-level cameras come with a pop-up flash, which though not especially powerful, can come in very handy. In this tutorial …

Get Great Skin With This Highly Unknown Photoshop Tool

Aging, I would venture to say, is good. Your gray matter, while maybe not as pliable, is probably more purposefully used; you have probably …

Tutorials

7 Simple Tips to Get Better Photos of Your Kids

Photographing your kids is often one of the most rewarding parts of photography for a lot of parents. The memories that can be saved are treasured by …

Landscape Photography