Behind The Lens: Bracketing, HDR And How To Tell Delicious Culinary Stories Through Photography

Behind The Lens: Bracketing, HDR And How To Tell Delicious Culinary Stories Through Photography

“When you have a tricky lighting situation, it can be hard to get the details in the highlights and the shadows. Two alternatives you may use are neutral density filters and bracketing.” Today in my Photography II class — taken […]


Behind The Lens: Color Theory And Understanding Shape In Photography

“Through experience you’ll learn what to expect in certain places and situations. For example, in Grand Central Terminal you know you’ll see a lot of movement, people annoyed because they’re running late, emotions as people say goodbye.” In this week’s […]

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Behind The Lens: To Flash Or Not To Flash (Photography)

In my mind, I had always viewed flash as the devil, making photos look over exposed with unnatural looking light; however, after my last Photography II Class— taken at New York City’s PhotoUno Photography School — I learned flash can […]

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Behind The Lens: How To Use Lighting For Composition And Storytelling In Photography

While in last week’s Photography II class — taught by New York City’s PhotoUno Photography School — we learned about how our cameras are calibrated to set the exposure meter to 13% gray, this week we’ll be taking things a […]

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Behind The Lens: A Guide To Shooting Sharper Images, Fine Tuning Exposure And Setting Your Custom White Balance

“Hello. My name is Jessica and I am a travel and lifestyle photographer. Through this class I hope to learn how to take everyday objects and make them more compelling.” I’m at my first official PhotoUno photography class — aside […]


Behind The Lens: Mastering Your Camera’s Manual Mode And Tackling Tricky Lighting Situations

For those with a DSLR — or Digital Single Lens Reflex — in auto mode, it’s time to learn how to take the pictures YOU want, not the ones your camera wants. In partnership with PhotoUno in New York City […]

Flavor-Changing Cocktails, Handmade Mozzarella And America’s First Double IPA: The Epicure’s Guide To Carlsbad, California

While Carlsbad, California, is well-known for its world-class spa and golf offerings, it’s actually a worthwhile destination for anyone wanting a unique epicurious experience. To get your mouth watering pre-arrival, we’ve scoured the coastal community for their top food and […]

Day Trip From Quito: Colorful Butterflies In Eco-Friendly Mindo

For those looking to get away from the chaos of Quito, Ecuador, for the day, the parish of Mindo offers an eco-friendly trip located only 80 minutes away. Mindo is full of nature-inspired activities like waterfall hikes, canopying through the […]