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The Best Sun Shirts for Men and Women

We are firm believers in the “suns out, guns out” motto (see our tank top roundup), but we also think it’s smart to put a layer of protection between you and that big ball of fire in the sky. In case you haven’t heard, the exposure that you can endure on a long river trip or a scramble above tree …

Backpacking

Nobody Cares About Your Photography

Have you ever felt like no one cares about your photography?That you just don't match up to other photographers that have more pictures, better …

Photography

The Best Men’s Thru-Hiking Gear of 2018

Ditching weight means going farther faster.<p>NW Alpine Eyebright Jacket ($599)<p>Reaping the benefits of Dyneema’s legendary strength-to-weight ratio, the Eyebright is 30 percent lighter than other jackets we tested. After a year of roughing it up, it has yet to show any signs of wear.<p>Buy Now<p>Snow Peak …

Backpacking

7 Reasons To Start A YouTube Channel Now (And First Steps To Take)

Have you considered starting a YouTube channel? YouTube stars are influencing generation Z’s buying habits and career ambitions on an astounding level, millennials check YouTube at least once a day on average, and even gen Xers and baby boomers are in on the action, watching videos at least …

Marketing

Review: The BenQ SW2700PT Is a Perfect Monitor for Photo Editing

The BenQ SW2700PT monitor is a hard sell on paper to those that only look at pixel count. At just over $600, it teeters on the edge of premium …

Photo Editing

Landscape Light, Part 1

My photo tour company's tagline is, “It’s All About The Light.” Light is the ingredient that carves, shapes and adds dimension. It forms contrast, …

Landscape Photography

Want to Print Your Own Photos? Here Are Some Helpful Tips

The digital age has pushed some of us away from printing our photos, but at the same time, better technology and cheaper prices has made it more …

Want to Be Successful on Instagram? Here Are 13 Mistakes to Avoid

Like it or not, Instagram has become a legitimate tool for photographers, and incorporating it into your business toolkit can get your work in front …

Creative Commons

21 Awesome YouTube Channels Photographers Love

Today's photographers have an incredible wealth of free photography resources that help us all become better behind the lens.From eBooks and …

11 Design Rules You Should Never Break

If you're looking to transform the look of a room or your entire home, it can be difficult to get started. Some people are born with an eye for …

Home Decorating

A Guide to Cameras for Landscape Photography – Goodtimeholyday

<i>As cameras continue to evolve and impress, their newest features often play to the fast-paced multimedia world. For landscape photographers, the</i> …

How to write blogs humans want to read

Here are 10 steps to take before every blog post:<p><b>1.</b> <b>Just start writing (or recording).</b><p>The first thing you want to do is sit down and write.<p>If you have …

100 Essential Skills Every Backpacker Should Know

Before the TripMake a firestarterEasy Dryer lint and candle wax in a cardboard egg carton compartment (poke a bit of lint out of the wax for a wick). …

Want to Become a Professional Photographer? Here Are 7 Steps You Need to Take to Go Pro

Do you want to become a professional photographer? Going pro is one of the biggest leaps a serious photographer can make and we’re happy to provide …

How This Artist Makes Money Off YouTube Without Brand Sponsorships

Landscape photographer Thomas Heaton says he's successful because of this decision, not in spite of it.<p>12 min read<p><i>In this series,</i> YouTube Icon<i>, Entrepreneur speaks with the individuals behind popular YouTube channels to find out the secrets of their success.</i><p>Thomas Heaton used to spend his days …

12 Tips for Taking Amazing Landscape Photos

Bring the right gear<p>If you’re planning to make prints, most scenic shots look best when displayed large, which means quality is key. We recommend …

9 Ways to Beat Instagram’s Algorithm For Better Reach and More Likes

Social media platforms change with alarming frequency these days.For years, Instagram was a haven of chronological posts that almost guaranteed …

The Best Hiking Boots for Backpackers

Need a little extra support on the trail? These mid-cut boots are here to help.It's a basic rule of backpacking: use the lightest shoes possible, and …

The Best Foods to Bring on Your Next Backpacking Adventure

Hearty snacks and light packs<p>April 26, 2018<p>Backpacking is no easy activity. Whether it be 15 miles or a daunting thru-hike, backpackers challenge …

Here Are 9 Great Composition Tips for Better Landscape Photography (VIDEO)

Pro photographer Toma Bonciu (AKA Photo Tom) is back with some more landscape photography tips, this time centering on the ever-popular topic of …

The Best Photo Gear of 2018: TIPA Announces Annual Imaging Product Awards

Shutterbug, a member of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), once again teamed up with over two dozen other member magazines from around the …

Cameras

6 Easy Ways to Attract More Website Traffic

Optimizing for mobile and customized email marketing are just two of them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Traffic is the lifeblood of any online business. And success is difficult to achieve without it. No matter how much time, effort and money you've put into building …

Why Landscape Photographers Should Diversify

As landscape photographers, we love to shoot dramatic light to get photos like these from Fiji or Australia or Hawaii. When we are not arguing about …

205 Things for Photographers to Think About

Being a photographer can be very rewarding, but at times it can be tough to get motivated and keep up the positive mindset we need. From newbies to …

The PRO-Files: The Photographer’s Surprising Secret To Self-Marketing

In the PRO-Files we’ve been diving deep into marketing strategies lately because it’s one of the best ways for a photographer to be proactive to find …

Marketing

Ten Essential Travel Apps for Nomadic Photographers

Besides your camera, your phone is probably the most important tool for a successful photography trip. So if your laptop was stolen, could you get by …

Five Tips to Truly Improve Your Photography

These aren't quick tips about a neat technique or trick. These five tips are for anyone who is in photography for the long haul, whether you're a …

Stealing Accusation Uncovers Incredible Coincidence

When New Hampshire-based photographer Ron Risman posted an image he captured March 3rd of waves crashing against Whaleback Lighthouse off the coast …

Social Media

An Active Life is a Happy Life

We all want to live a happy life, but often we confuse “happy life” with “comfortable/predictable” life.To me, a happy life is an ACTIVE life. A life …

Street Photography

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

Travel