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How to Use Selective Focus for More Creative Images

Ansel Adams and his work remain central to photography discussions; he’s been a source of inspiration and emulation for generations of photography …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Issa: Health site may top $1 billion

Rep. Darrel Issa (R-Calif.) on Wednesday said he believes the troubled HealthCare.gov website will cost taxpayers more than $1 billion before it is fully operational.<p>“The fact is, eventually they’ll get this website working, at the cost of probably over a billion dollars,” Issa, chair of the House …

Celebrities Read Mean Tweets #5

My 8 Favorite Inexpensive Canon Lenses

In the last few years, I have reviewed more lenses than you could possibly imagine. My photography students are always asking which lens is right for …

The TSA Is No Match For This Mad Scientist And His Gun Made With Junk From Airport Stores

Evan Booth hacks together working weapons–like a shotgun, a grenade, and a crossbow–with purchases anyone can make after they go through security, to show that the TSA is more spectacle than real protection. And the FBI is taking notice.<p>Things you can’t bring on a plane: Scissors, gel candles, …

Terrific Sketchbook Works by Pierre-Yves Riveau

Some might consider sketching just a way to improve one's skills, but if you push a little harder, you might get to become a kick-ass sketch artist …

Marble – Flat Creative WordPress Theme

Marble – WordPress Theme.<p>The <b>Marble</b> WordPress theme was design as portfolio and agency template. This flat and ultra responsive WordPress theme is …

Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

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Long Exposure Photography by Samuel Burns

Incredible Long Exposure Photography.<p>The wait can last for up to eight hours.<p>Using his large format 4×5 camera, 33 year-old Sydney photographer …

So You Want to Run a Marathon…

5 Ways to Kickstart Your Training<p>by Mike Schulz<p>“Oh my god you’re crazy. I could never do that”. It has to be the most common thing I hear when people …

Aaron Paul Called The Mother Of The ‘Breaking Bad’ Costume Kids Who Everyone Hates

Remember the <i>Breaking Babies</i>? Yeah, they’re the best, except to mothers, who think they’re the worst. After “Meredith” uploaded a photo of her two kids dressed as <i>Breaking Bad</i>‘s Walter White and Jesse Pinkman to Facebook, a picture that Aaron Paul later shared on his Instagram, she received “attacks …

LG announces 'self-healing' G Flex, calls it first 'real' curved smartphone

After a series of leaks, LG has announced official details of its curved-screen smartphone, the G Flex. The phone, which uses flexible OLED screen technology to allow for a dramatic curve on the horizontal axis, is between 7.9 and 8.7mm thick at various points, weighs 177g, and has a 6-inch 720p …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

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45 Vintage Photos Of Manhattan In The 1940s

His works have been donated to and maintained by Cushman's alma mater Indiana University, which has kindly given us permission to publish his gallery of New York City photos taken in 1941 and 1942.<p>They give a great impression of what Chinatown, the Financial District, and Midtown looked like 70 …

The 24 Most Adorable Kids Halloween Costumes

As we continue on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume, we turn our attention to adorable costumes for kids. Little ones have it pretty good in the costume department, mostly because they can turn even the more grown-up costumes (read: Lady Gaga or Edward Scissorhands) into absolute cuteness. …

Square Cash, the Service That Lets You Email Money to Friends, Is Now Public (And Free)

In May, news leaked that Jack Dorsey’s Square had developed a product called Square Cash, which would let people transfer money to any other …

Wedding Photography Basics

Shooting a wedding takes a lot more than technical knowledge. Photographers must capture intimacy and fleeting moments in a way that creates powerful …

Claire Mallett: Bodies and Shadows

More and more are women shooting nudes these days which is a refreshing perspective on an age old subject matter. I’m not sure how the interpretation …

Two-Minute Mind-Bending Demonstration of Perspective Anamorphosis

Anamorphosis is a technique you’ve probably seen used many times, even if you never knew what it was called. It’s the projection technique that …

3 Quick Sunset Photography Tips

In today’s landscape photography photo tip, we will discover three more ways to get better sunset photography.<p>“Biển Ke Ga” captured by Trandinhkhiem …

Small World Pictures

One of my favourite threads in the dPS forums from the last few months is one titled ‘forum post. Have you ever taken any small world photos? If so – …

Photoshop Tutorial: Retouching Shiny Skin

Without a makeup artist at your disposal, even a great portrait can be ruined by shiny skin. So if you’re looking through the results of your most …

A Day at Work With an Extreme Sports Photographer

Few pro athletes make the transition to pro photographer with the skill and success of F-Stop pro photographer Scott Markewitz. The former …

Amazing Miniature Scenes Shot with Model Cars, Forced Perspective and a $250 P&S

Model maker/collector and photographer Michael Paul Smith is a master at recreating incredibly accurate outdoor scenes using his extensive die-cast …

A Quick and Dirty Guide To Depth of Field

<i>Aperture –</i> One of the first things we learn in our studies as photographers is about aperture. Not only does it control the amount light that passes …

Chicago Marathon's Final Finisher Delivers Unforgettable Performance

The Chicago marathon was won on Sunday with a record setting pace of 2 hours and 3 minutes, but for many the star of the race didn't finish until …

Guns 'N Roses - Sweet Child o' Mine - Guzheng Cover

Walmart to Get Stuck With Most of Food Stamp Shopping Spree

A couple of Louisiana Walmart stores will be stuck with most of the bill after food stamp recipients went on a colossal shopping spree when a power …