Tips for Amazing Galápagos Photography

It’s a visual feast: Everywhere you look, shimmering beaches with sand in hues of white, black, red, gold, green and even purple seem to stretch endlessly into the sea. On some, thousands of sea lions bask in the equatorial sun; on others, green sea turtles lumber back and forth to and from the water. Black volcanic

30 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit Hong Kong

It’s not an exaggeration to say that my maiden voyage to Hong Kong six years ago inspired me to follow the advice of my blog name: I quit my job teaching English in Shanghai—and hit the road—less than a month afterwards. But it’s also not a coincidence that I&#…

PHOTO: House Built on Stilts over Inle Lake, Myanmar

Click on title to view photo in large format: Typical stilt house on Inle Lake, Myanmar, with floating gardens surrounding the home. Entire villages are built over the lake in this fashion, complete with monasteries, general stores, schools, restaurants, and even craft workshops. The stilts must be high, as the lake level fluctuates severely between the dry and rainy seasons. The gardens are planted in boxes or nets secured to long bamboo poles that are anchored into…

Photo of the Moment: Oceanside Pier, California

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PHOTO: Sacrifice at the Pachali Bhairab Temple in Kathmandu

Click on title to view photo in large format: Hindu worshiper sacrifices a chicken at the Pachali Bhairab Temple on the Bagmati River in Kathmandu. Nepal is one of the few parts of the world where animal sacrifice is still practiced. Though in its purest form it is intended to relieve Hindus from the cycle of death and rebirth, animal sacrifice is more often used to appease demons that are believed to have great power, while simultaneously pleasing the deities. Most believe that sacrificing…

Photo of the Week: Marigot Bay in St. Lucia

Marigot Bay in St. Lucia, Caribbean Located on the western coast of the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, Marigot Bay has been labeled as one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. The picturesque cove was once the site of many battles between the French and British navies, but today it’s home to luxurious resorts and extravagant yachts. We didn’t go down to the beach because we were on a private tour of the island that only included a stop to the lookout …

Take Better Photos in the Mountains – Part 1

Photograph by Jon Griffith Like many “pros” out there, I’m a self-taught photographer—after all photography itself is not that complicated. Over the years I’ve become a lot more efficient at capturing the outdoors, but my style has never changed. Everyone has their own style, and that’s not something that should be force fed. But underneath every personal taste there are always going to be universal “laws” and tricks that photographers use to make great images. Some may seem…

PHOTO: Peristyle of Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Croatia

Click on title to view photo in large format: For centuries, the Peristyle of Diocletian’s Palace served as the main gathering place for the town of Split, Croatia. Built at the beginning of the 4th century AD, the palace was originally intended as a private residence for the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Initially, the Peristyle led to the main entrance of his living…

Photography Tips from 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Lions and tigers and bears… and egrets, and owls and puffins, oh my! Canadian Don Gutoski has snapped photos of the rare and the commonplace the world over, through the lens of his Canon camera. He recently won the 2015 International Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) contest for his “A Tale of Two Foxes,

Year in Review: 25 photos from 2015

2015 was a tougher year than usual. Throughout I have learned the importance of surrounding myself with the people that love me for who I am, not who they want me to be. To allow them to help, instead of my usual refrain of refusing any assistance. To stay still when my body tells me that …

Our Most Beautiful Photos of 2015

Well I must say that 2015 didn’t really start out the best, recovering from my broken back and all, but it sure turned into a stellar year for adventure and photography. We visited a few countries we had not been to before and re-visited some old favourites. One of the things I love about putting together posts that include our most beautiful photos of the year is being able to re-live each moment. Scrolling through my photos is almost like being there in the moment again. I think that is one of…

7 Post-Processing Tips to Improve Your Travel Photographs

Today, professional photographer Laurence Norah of Finding the Universe, finishes his five part series on taking better travel photos. Photographs are an important part of the travel experience and, with so many of you being budding photographers, Laurence is here to help you improve your photography skills. In part five, Laurence is giving some simple post-processing techniques that you can use to make your travel photos wow your friends and family! One of the most misunderstood parts of digital photography is…

Why Your Travel Selfies Suck—and How to Fix Them

If you read yesterday’s Iceland post, you probably noticed all the photos had me in them. What you might not have realized is that these photos were selfies—yes, every single one of them, a fact that’s true for 99% of photos of me on this blog and my social media. Indeed, one of the most frequent questions you all ask me is who takes my photos…

PHOTO: Medieval Walled City of Budva, Montenegro

Click on title of post to view photo in large format: Medieval walled city of Budva, Montenegro, as seen from the Citadel, the ancient fortification that protected the city for centuries. The Church of the Holy Trinity is seen in the foreground, beyond which rises the bell tower of the 7th century Church of St. John, the highest structure in the old town. (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)The post PHOTO: Medieval Walled City of Budva, Montenegro appeared first on Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel.