Tim Stapenhurst

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Landscape Photography With a Long Lens

Who says your landscape photos have to be taken with a wide-angle lens?Ok, so a lot of tutorials recommend wide-angle lenses, simply because the …

Landscape Photography

3 Simple Ways to Make Sure You're Getting Good Exposures

I’ve always been one of those people that believes we should move away from using the term “correct exposure.” Not that it doesn’t have its place; …

How to Photograph Fireworks

Fireworks displays are a sign of celebrations of important events all over the world and knowing how to photograph fireworks well means you will …

Learn photography and editing essentials with Adobe’s All-Inclusive Photoshop Bundle – 93% off

Despite the claims of high-end cameras, spending an ungodly amount of money isn’t necessary to take great pictures. Sure, a more expensive device may result in a sharper quality curve for amateur shooters, but it won’t make you a good photographer.<p>However, with an understanding of core photographic …

Amazon’s best-selling Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine is at its lowest price ever: $480 shipped

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon this weekend offers its best selling high end Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine for <b>$479.99 with free</b> …

Coffee

Snake Anti-Venom Supply is Dwindling

Doctors Without Borders warns that the world’s supply of Fav-Afrique, the most effective snakebite treatment in Sub-Saharan Africa, will expire in June 2016, the BBC reported Tuesday. The anti-venom’s manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur, says that it is not cost-effective to continue producing Fav-Afrique …

Sub-Saharan Africa

Crippling blackouts paralyse South Africa | Africa

<b>Johannesburg, South Africa -</b> One click and the lights went off and Mandisa Tyabule sat in the dark.<p>"Damn," she said as her sewing machine slowly ground to a halt. "I hate it. I hate load-shedding."<p>It was Thursday morning and Johannesburg's Central Business District was hit by another blackout.<p>A …

South Africa

FEMA's Appeals Process Favored Insurance Companies Almost Every Time

FEMA has taken the unprecedented step of reopening all Superstorm Sandy flood claims because thousands of homeowners said insurance companies intentionally lowballed damage estimates.<p>Similar allegations surfaced in 2004 after Hurricane Isabel struck the Mid-Atlantic. To answer critics then, FEMA …

Extreme Weather

The Santa Ana Winds Leave Thousands Without Power

Santa Ana

How Famous Street Photographers Got Over Their Fear of Shooting on the Street

© Eric Kim. Used with permission.<p><b>All photographs are copyrighted and used with permission.</b><p>Street photography isn’t the easiest discipline. The idea …

Street Photography

Most of My Paid Photography Jobs Have Come Through Twitter

<b>All images by Nicholas Goodden. Used with permission.</b><p>Most of my paid photography jobs have come through social media and more precisely: Twitter. …

Social Media

The Tsunami’s Wake

It was just after 10:30 a.m. when Noppasri Jailak received a panicked phone call from a neighbor about water surging through their street. The …

Natural Disasters

Seeing India Just Got Easier. Go Visit!

A new visa policy makes it much easier for Americans to travel to India. But it’s a big country. Where should you go?<p>Until this week, acquiring a visa for India was as frenetic as walking around the streets of Delhi or Mumbai. Anyone wishing to explore the inimitable country had to navigate a …

India

Malaysian prime minister cuts vacation short over floods

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said he is cutting short his U.S vacation Friday to deal with his country's worst floods in years.<p>Five people have been killed and more than 100,000 displaced following unusually strong torrential rains in the southeast Asian country.<p>Authorities evacuated …

California gets more rain and a big mudslide

The latest in a string of storms noisily marched across Southern California on Wednesday, hurling lightning bolts, coating mountains with snow and …

D.C. has passed sea level rise 'tipping point,' more cities to follow: study

SAN FRANCISCO — Major U.S. coastal cities, including Washington, D.C. and Wilmington, North Carolina, have already slipped past a sea level …

The Tower of David: Photographs Showing Life Inside the Tallest Slum in the World

The Tower of David in the Venezuelan capital city of Caracas is an unfinished skyscraper and the third tallest building in the country. The …

Why a Photographer Needs a Blog And How to Create a Successful One (4 Practical Tips)

Blogging isn't anything new. It has been a big part of social media for quite some time, even though it is not really the same as social media. While …

Infographics

15 Project Ideas to Spark Your Creativity

Photography has never been as popular as it is today. People of all ages learn photography in various schools and online universities, and lots of …

Best telephoto lens in the mid-price range: 8 models tested and rated

<i>If you’re looking for an upgrade to your ‘budget’ telephoto but can’t stretch to a fully professional lens, there are some smart mid-range options to</i> …

5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

NGOs urge countries to take in Syrian refugees | DW | 08.12.2014

Ahead of a United Nations donors' conference in Geneva, 30 non-governmental organizations, including Save the Children and Islamic Relief, have urged …

Norovirus sickens 200 people on New Zealand cruise

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Health authorities in New Zealand said Monday that about 200 passengers on a cruise ship have been sickened by an outbreak of norovirus.<p>The passengers were among more than 1,500 aboard the Dawn Princess, which was due to leave for Australia Monday as it completes a …

Magnitude 5.8 quake off coast shakes Guatemala, El Salvador | Reuters

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - A strong tremor shook buildings in parts of El Salvador and Guatemala on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damages from authorities.<p>The 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 50 miles (81 km) southwest of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa in Guatemala, near the border with El …

Britain accused of complicity in Kenyan death squad terrorism suspect killings

Kenyan intelligence members also claim they receive training and intelligence from Britain’s military and officials<p>Britain is facing fresh allegations of complicity in the killings of terrorism suspects by Kenyan death squads.<p>The claims come from members of Kenyan intelligence and special police …

Philippine typhoon death toll jumps

At least 23 people have been killed, many of whom in central Philippines, after Typhoon Hagupit hit, Red Cross officials say.<p>Richard Gordon, chairman of the Philippine National Red Cross, told Al Jazeera on Monday that most of the fatalities were from the province of Eastern Samar.<p>"We hope it …

Hagupit batters Philippines, killing at least 25 - CNN.com

<i>Affected by the storm? Send your photos to CNN iReport, but please stay safe.</i><p><b>Legazpi, Philippines (CNN)</b> -- The deadly storm that battered the Philippines for days weakened Monday as it rumbled from one island to another, passing close to the densely populated capital city of Manila.<p>Officials …