Chris Carson

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Photographer Transforms Ordinary Rooms into Camera Obscuras

If you think you’ve seen beautiful wallpaper, wait till you see these spaces. Abelardo Morell has been creating pretty images inside rooms all over …

Trick Photography and Special Effects Ebook and Video Course | Photography Ebooks

1<p>An eBook Like No Other!<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative photographs</i> created by …

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Man and his Elephant

Some pets are universal – dogs and cats, for instance, are found in households around the globe. Then there are certain pets that are pretty specific …

Pets

Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual Mode

Digital photography has given almost anyone with a camera the potential to become a creative photographer. These days even compact cameras offer …

Landscape Photography

Free Photography eBook: Exposure Blending – The Complete Guide From Camera to Process

Landscape photographer and author Christopher O’Donnell recently released a free eBook on his exposure blending technique. Inside you’ll find that …

Creating an Indoor Blizzard for Portraits with Falling Snow

I wanted to create a dramatic portrait series of “arctic explorers” that appeared to be taken outside in a blizzard. The concept for this shoot was …

Polarizer Filters: What They Are & When They Can Be Used in Photography

There are few more important things that a nature photographer can do to improve his or her photography than becoming familiar with the use of the …

Landscape Photography

How the Other Half Lives: Photographs of NYC’s Underbelly in the 1890s

Jacob A. Riis arrived in New York in 1870. As the economy slowed, the Danish American photographer found himself among the many other immigrants in …

The Four Questions Great Leaders Ask

<i>“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers</i>.”<p>—Voltaire<p>Ever notice how great leaders ask the best questions?<p>A masterful leader will sit Yoda-like in a meeting, listening intently to the dialogue and then, with Zen Master timing, ask a question that will change the tenor, the focus and the …

The Best Grilled Cheeses from Grilled Cheese Month

A collection of sandwiches from all over, all of them delicious, all worth your time. Plus: essays, chef wisdom, and how to make and eat the ultimate grilled cheese.<p>A collection of sandwiches from all over, all of them delicious, all worth your time. Plus: essays, chef wisdom, and how to make and …

Cooking

The Underwater Project

Deep<p>Photographer Mark Tipple dove beneath breaking waves in order to capture the contorted poses and expressions of ocean swimmers. Learn more about his series, <i>The Underwater Project</i> (on Facebook), by reading an interview with Tipple at "Galleries We Like: The Underwater Project."<p>Dust<p>"After being …

InterAct

The Cities That Live Behind Walls

For thousands of years, humans have been defending their cities by building huge walls around them. Over time, the cities often spill over the walls …

Maps

Photos of the Food and Drink Requested by Famous Musicians Backstage

When musicians sign contracts to perform in major concerts, their documents often contain <i>riders</i> (more commonly known as addendums). These are a …

These 4 Sisters Were Photographed Every Year For 36 Years

The year was 1975 when world-renowned Nicolas Nixon, a professor of photography at the Massachusetts College of Art originally photographed his wife …

I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet

I was wrong.<p>One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."<p>It's a been a year now since I "surfed the web" or "checked my email" or "liked" anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. I've …

Watch A Super-Dexterous Robot Hand Use Tweezers

It can also pick up batteries and basketballs, use a key to open a door, and operate a drill!<p>Robots, while awesome, tend to be clumsy in unpredictable human environments. Machines that use hands as deftly as humans do, with only minimal direction, would be a tremendous boon to rescue and hazardous …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

A glimpse into the process behind DRAW Architecture's impeccable work.<p>Submit your very best architectural works for a chance to be published internationally by Phaidon.<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May 25th!<p>The phrase "less is more" has never been more apt.<p>Delta …

Architecture

30 Candid Met Gala Snaps You Haven't Seen (But Need To!)

By now you've most likely feasted your eyes on all the punkalicious (or less than punkalicious) red carpet looks from last night's Met Gala, and …

Insect-Eye Digital Camera Sees What You Just Did

Almost all of our cameras form images by using a single lens to focus light onto a light-sensitive sheet. That’s how our own eyes actually work, but there are many other ways of seeing the world. Arthropods—insects,<p>spidersand their kin—have compound eyes, which consist of hundreds or thousands of …

Summer Movie Preview 2013

Men of iron, steel and adamantium (hey, Wolverine) ride herd on a season that leaves audiences high and critics puking<p>Don’t kid yourself. you know …

What Famous Bands Eat & Drink Backstage Visualized

Henry Hargreavesthe talented conceptual photographer responsible for recreating the Last Meals Of Inmates On Death Row is back with another …

6 Sweet and Satisfying Sugarless Desserts

Treats that put maple syrup, honey, agave nectar and chocolate front and center—without a grain of white sugar in sight.<p>On the Joys of …

Dessert

David Foster Wallace's Legendary Graduation Speech Is Now An Awesome Short Film

Novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech called "This Is Water" to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College.<p>The speech, which has become legendary, discusses how meaningless daily routines take over our lives and that we have to choose how we think, and what we pay attention to.<p>"This Is …

Numb

The Money Shot

The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer. But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom, it was more of a roller-coaster ride, with several missed opportunities, at least two “aha” moments, …

A Photographer Rediscovers The Crumbling Remains Of Tatooine

A photographer finds abandoned sets used in the Star Wars films crumbling in the desert.<p>In <i>Star Wars</i> (or <i>Episode IV</i> if you want to be like <i>that</i>), Luke Skywalker spends the first 15 minutes whining about his misfortune for having been born on Tatooine. He can’t go to Beggar’s Canyon to shoot womp rats …

Star Wars

How Swedish Malort Became Chicago's Mascot Bitter Drink

The people who make Jeppson's Malort, a harshly bitter spirit that's consumed in shots or cocktails, don't mind that their product makes people grimace. Instead, they celebrate it.<p>Carl Jeppson Co., a Chicago company, has built a minor social media empire around malort's "brutal" flavor; one winner …

Alex Ferguson retires: Manchester United manager's career in pictures - Telegraph