Wherever you’re headed this summer, take your camera — and make sure you read Adorama’s Top Tips for Travel Pix before you leave. You might also want to take a peek at the rest of the articles in their Hit the Road! series for insights on best travel cameras, preparing your gear, and portable storage.
Sticking closer to home? Submit your favorite photo of your home-town (or your home-photo of your favorite town) to the Wired Photo Contest. Even if you’re not interested in submitting, these photos are well-worth looking at … and voting on.
Or, bring the extraordinary into your everyday photos with this video tutorial on Light Painting from Digital Photography School.
Sick of the extraordinary? Say hello to the truly bizarre in this Worth 1000 Photoshop Contest, which features two-headed flamingos, three-eyed frogs, and other fascinating mutants. (You can also check out this real mutant, courtesy of BoingBoing.)
And finally, if you really want to narrow your focus, head back to Digital Photography School for this article on removing dust spots. Frankly, after the monkey-faced pig, you might appreciate a little dust — if just for the normalcy.