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Free Things to Do in Los Angeles

Think of Los Angeles and your mind likely defaults to surfer dudes, beach babes, or celebs donning the latest on the red carpet. All images aside, L.A. will still leave you awestruck. For starters, several American cities delight in having a Chinatown, but L.A. treasures its Koreatown, Little …

California

Supposed iPhone 6 parts surface on Twitter, hint at a larger screen on the way (update: likely fake)

Lately it seems like Apple can't build anything without a few prototype cases leaking into public view, and now we're seeing pictures of what could be the next iPhone. Posted by a Twitter user earlier today and addressed to several Apple-focused websites, the "iPhone 6" shells look very close to …

Do You Have a Prime Lens in Your Camera Bag?

Do you own a prime lens? Every DSLR owner should have at least one fast, fixed focal length lens in their camera bag. Zoom lenses are great; they can …

The Breathtaking Beauty of the Western US Captured in Time-Lapse

It’s getting harder and harder for photographers who shoot time-lapse to get our attention. You see, they’re getting too darn good, and so gorgeous …

How to Capture a Silhouette

Photography is not so much about taking pictures as it is about creating art from within the known universe. Unlike traditional forms of expression …

Landscape Photography

At the old well of Acoma - a picture from the past

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013, Part II

Time is running out to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest, the deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The overall …

Using Sun Flares and Starbursts to Create Stunning Images

Using Sun flares and Starbursts to Create Stunning Images - tips on how to create them and use them to make dynamic images

Japanese tattoo, c1895 - a picture from the past

First published on Mon 2 Dec 2013 10.43 EST

Artistic Mom Turns Meals into Masterpieces

When Lee Samantha was pregnant with her second child, she began making food art in an effort to encourage her elder daughter to eat independently. If …

Photographer Captures the Vast Beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge

Photographer Ali Ertrk has been capturing the striking beauty of a variety of landmarks since 2006. Based in San Francisco, the talented artist has specifically focused much of his attention on the Golden Gate Bridge, the massive, bright red suspension bridge in California that spans almost two …

How To Make The World’s Healthiest Pizza

Forget Chicago versus New York: A U.K. food company says it has the perfect pizza. The secret ingredient? Seaweed.<p>There’s a timeless Bill Cosby standup routine about cake–specifically, letting his kids eat chocolate cake for breakfast after considering that the ingredients are mostly healthy: eggs, …

Landscape Photography at Twilight

There are various phases of sunrise and sunset, however each phase repeats itself twice a day – once during sunrise and once again at sunset. All …

Sali Hughes: top 25 men's grooming products

When I told my first editor, on a men's magazine circa 1998, that I wanted to launch a male grooming section, he told me men weren't interested. As the only girl in a family of five children, I knew he was wrong and persuaded him to let me try. At the time, there was nice stuff from Clinique and a …

Sony preps portable and integrated stereo amps for its High Resolution Audio series

Sony began catering to well-off audiophiles last month with its High Resolution Audio series, but it left out portable music fans and those with existing audio systems. The company is covering those gaps in its lineup this weekend. Its new PHA-2 (shown above) is billed as the first portable …