The best part of urban adventuring is Portland is that you can do it by bike!
There are so many “hotspots” in Portland that it is hard to narrow the list down for places to take an LC-A+. One of the best things about Portland is that the neighborhoods are really the lifelines of the city – meaning that anything fun to do really is done in one or all of the tens of neighborhoods encircling the main city center. For urban adventures in Portland I thought I would take you through a typical day in the afternoon of a Portlander, Portland Style….
The first thing to do is get on your two-wheeled vehicle, aka a bike. The more retro the better. I like to hang out in Mississippi neighborhood in the morning because it is home to my favorite coffee shop the Fresh Pot. The Fresh Pot serves locally made Stumptown Coffee…..mmmmmm….the nectar of the gods. After sipping on an Americano I like to stroll down the avenue looking at shops and what not.
Then I head downtown to Powell’s City of Books (http://www.powells.com/) the largest independent bookstore in the world! You can spend a whole day or month at this place but eventually your stomach will start to make noise. Get on your bike and head up to the Alberta Arts District and reminisce about your school kid days by visiting the Grill Cheese Grill (GCG). The GCG is an old school bus converted to an amazing grill cheese euphoria – where you can have ‘fancy’ grill cheese or a classic American and white bread! Then I suggest an afternoon nap because a night of music and delirium is to follow…..
Street photography is one of the most popular genres today, and it can all be repetitive. It doesn't have to be. The secret to great street photography is by getting to know the cityscape and culture, and in Beijing, there's much to learn. We present to you some of the distinct qualities of Beijing.
Believe it or not, today is Hat Day! So maybe you can start your Monday a little bit fashionable or eccentric by donning an elegant wide brim, or an animal party hat at that! For this week's Monday Moodboard we bring the old custom of tipping one's hat as a greeting.
Pripyat is a modern day Atlantis. The inhabitants of the Soviet town had to run from the nuclear disaster and therefore it has been preserved more or less in the state of 1986. I made my way up to the North of Ukraine thirty years after the catastrophe. This is the second part of this adventure.
For the beginner, encountering film photography can be intimidating, as it often requires much thought than in digital photography. But when you do get to learn the ropes, it becomes part of the habit, and there's definitely a payoff in shooting analogue.
It's that time of the year when you can almost hear Christmas knocking on your door. You are being in your best mood and can't wait to take a tiny break from your 9 to 5 job. We wanted to make your life easier this Christmas and help you prepare for the best one so far.
At face value, it seems like no one could ever go wrong with taking a landscape photograph. Anyone can do it, so long as the subject is visible. But how do you rise above the mediocrity that plagues landscape photography?
Street photography is one of the most popular genres today, and it can all be repetitive. It doesn't have to be. The secret to great street photography is by getting to know the cityscape and culture, and in Tokyo, there's much to learn. We present to you some of the distinct qualities of Tokyo.
Many among us live double lives -- a member of the labor force by day, a passionate go-getter by night. it's difficult to break into the art world when you need money -- so most of us keep our creative lives as hobbies. For the photographer, he can do a little bit of both simultaneously.
Photography isn't just about the visuals, technicalities or equipment. To be a photographer, you have to capture the unseen and the abstract. And when you do, you grow one step empathetic. Here, we review Lomographs that straight out speak of human emotions.
Photography isn't just about the visuals, technicalities or equipment. To be a photographer, you have to capture the unseen and the abstract. And when you do, you grow one step empathetic. Here we review Lomographs that straight out speak of human emotions.