Articles Tagged ‘photography’

Postcard Perfect: T’ai-Chi on the Bund – Shanghai, China

Postcard Perfect: T’ai-Chi on the Bund – Shanghai, China March 16, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
The Bund refers to a portion of Shanghai’s waterfront that runs along the banks of the Huangpu River. The 52 building and many wharves in this area are some of the most beloved tourist spots in Shanghai, and it’s easy to see why. Art Deco, Gothic, and Romanesque architecture make for beautiful...

Postcard Perfect: Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo

Postcard Perfect: Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo August 11, 2011 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Crossing Tokyo Bay and connecting the man-made island of Odaiba to Shibaura Pier is the Rainbow Bridge. Completed in the early ’90s, the Rainbow Bridge was constructed to allow people to visit the newly enlarged Odaiba island. (Although the island was created in the 1880s for defense purposes,...

Abandoned Tuesday: Michigan Central Station, Detroit

Abandoned Tuesday: Michigan Central Station, Detroit July 12, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Designed by the same architect that built New York’s Central Station, Michigan Central Station was created as a monument to Detroit’s bustling travel culture. Built in 1913 it was located a few miles from the city center – it was assumed that urban sprawl would eventually fill up the...

5 Awesome Time Lapse Videos to Inspire Wanderlust

5 Awesome Time Lapse Videos to Inspire Wanderlust May 2, 2011 | Active/Outdoors, Travel News | Read More
We’re impressed with anyone who has the patience to collect hours, days, months of video footage and compile it all into something jaw-dropping and inspiring. Enter the increasingly popular “Time Lapse Video” — a concept that is no easy feat to pull off, judging by the Digital...

Kill Your Camera: Photo Montage Captures Landmarks From Famous Angle

Kill Your Camera: Photo Montage Captures Landmarks From Famous Angle March 2, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Take a moment and think about a tourist-friendly photo op. Got one? What came to mind? Was it a headlong shot of the Taj Mahal? Perhaps the Eiffel Tower from the steps of the Palais de Chaillot? Or maybe it was lower Manhattan from the Staten Island Ferry? Whatever the landmark, there were undoubtedly...

The Key to Awesome Travel Photography: Technique, Not Technology

The Key to Awesome Travel Photography: Technique, Not Technology December 2, 2010 | Travel News, Travel Tips | Read More
Ever been on a moving train and tried to capture a snapshot from it? Nine times out of ten it comes out all fuzzy, right? Unless you’re just trying to get artistic cred from a slightly blurry picture of that cool graffiti you spied as you pulled into Grand Central Station, Centraal Station, or...

Tips To Remember Where You Took That Travel Photo

Tips To Remember Where You Took That Travel Photo October 8, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
I remember my first European trip in 2004. I’d heard of the problem of forgetting where pictures were taken, so I took the steps to log all my digital snaps in a journal. For some reason or other, though, it failed me. I think I wrote down the wrong numbers, so when I started deleting the images...

Rephotography: Merging the Old With the New

Rephotography: Merging the Old With the New August 3, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
You’re walking down a street, and in your pocket you have an old photograph of your parents standing under the marquee at the downtown movie theater. Using your nostalgia-inspired creativity and new digital camera, you seek to recreate the scene exactly as it was. As the photographer, you kneel...

Tasteful Design: Restaurant and Bar Design Awards

Tasteful Design: Restaurant and Bar Design Awards July 19, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
In the world of design, there are bars, and then there are bars. The same goes for restaurants – at some places, the food is good, but the atmosphere is not so memorable. At other places, the atmosphere almost improves the flavor of the food and drink. Just having completed its second contest year,...

Take Better Travel Photos: It’s a Snap

Take Better Travel Photos: It’s a Snap July 1, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
It’s easy these days to snap away mindlessly with your digital camera, knowing it’s not going to cost you anything (except time) to delete the shots you don’t want. But if you take some time to learn what makes a great photo and to be more cognizant when shooting, it’s actually...