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Travel photography tip: Exposure locking + metering modes

Travel photography tip: Exposure locking + metering modes

This article complements lessons from the MatadorU Travel Photography program.Here’s a common problem for beginners: You’re shooting away, but your image is coming out way too dark, or way overexposed. You keep fiddling with settings and doing the best you can to compensate, but end up feeling disappointed with the final result.

Why are we giving world sporting events to Russia, China, and Qatar anyway?

Why are we giving world sporting events to Russia, China, and Qatar anyway?

It’s hard not to love the Olympics and the World Cup. These massive international sporting events are among our best moments as a species: people from all over the world coming together, competing against each other, and then winning or losing generally graciously. We get to hear about countries we’ve never heard of, engage in cultural exchange, and maybe, if you’re an Olympian, have an absolutely insane amount of intercultural sex.

9 ways you know you’ve become culturally Mexican

9 ways you know you’ve become culturally Mexican

HERE ARE 9 WAYS you know the cultural shift has happened, even if you have no idea how or when it occurred.1. Your knife has been replaced by a tortilla.2. You answer the phone saying, “Well?”3. You say “provecho” (bon appétit) to anyone eating, at any moment.4. You believe that mezcal is the best cure for colds, stomach bugs, heartache…5.

15 differences between a normal friend and an Argentinean friend

15 differences between a normal friend and an Argentinean friend

Hacé clic para leer este artículo en español. Tambien podés darnos un “me gusta” en Facebook!1. A normal friend never asks you for food. An Argentinean friend is the reason you’re putting dinner together.2. A normal friend asks, “How are you doing?” when he sees you. An Argentinean friend hugs and kisses you, saying “Look at you, you son of a bitch, you look so amazing!

12 signs you’re married to an Irishman

12 signs you’re married to an Irishman

1. You’ve acquired a whole new language to play with.Words such as “eejit” which, let’s face it, is way more fun to say than “idiot.” But you don’t have to stop there — you can also call someone a tool or a gobshite.2. Your 3-year-old starts swearing early on.But instead of the odd word of profanity, he comes out with a full phrase as he screams, “Oh for feck sake” as he climbs into the toy car in the playground.

Travel photography dilemma: The ethics of paying for portraits

Travel photography dilemma: The ethics of paying for portraits

For more discussion on the ethics of travel photography, check out the Travel Photography program, curriculum, and community at MatadorU.1. Paying a “model” to pose for youIf you’re in a well-touristed area, there may well be folks dressed up in traditional garb specifically to pose for tourists. If you’re a tourist, maybe that’s fine.