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Exploring the Planets With an Amateur Telescope

If you're a new telescope owner, the whole sky is your playground. But if you're a beginner, you may want to start by looking for planets. The …

Loch Ness

A retired Navy SEAL commander does 2 things every night before bed so he can attack the next day the minute he wakes up

With discipline comes freedom, says Jocko Willink, a retired US Navy SEAL commander.<p>Twitter/Jocko Willink<p>As the commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3 Task Unit Bruiser, Jocko Willink coined a mantra for his troops: "Discipline equals freedom."<p>It's the idea that by developing and sticking to tested …

Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO: The Exposure Triangle Explained

Ask any beginner photographer - and plenty of experienced ones, too - what the most difficult aspect of understanding photography is, and I'm willing …

FilmLab app lets you scan and process film with your smartphone in a few seconds

No matter if you shoot film or digital, I’m sure you have at least a few rolls of film lying around the house. Our parents and their parents used …

5 PHOTOGRAPHY COMPOSITION TIPS

Five main concepts you need to know about photography composition:<p>1. Dynamism<p>To make stronger photo compositions, you need more dynamism — or dynamic …

The Dos and Don’ts of Landscape Photography

Seasoned landscape photographer Craig Roberts has some tips for the newbies out there, so get out your pen and pad and listen up: here are some top …

Landscape Photography

Photographer Uses ‘Science’ to Find the ‘Perfect’ Portrait Angle

Is there such a thing as the ‘perfect’ portrait and headshot angle? When you’re dealing with something as subjective as photography, probably not. …

War veterans: Confessions of a Japanese kamikaze pilot, Nazi officer, Russian war hero and more...

Photographer Sasha Maslov has tracked down more than 100 Second World War veterans over the last decade - and has travelled around the world to photograph them at home. Among his subjects are a Japanese pilot who was recruited at just 14, a German officer who risked execution by his own country to …

These Rare Color Photos From the Second World War Are Incredible

A new book published by the Imperial War Museum features a rare collection of color photos from World War II, some of which haven’t been seen in over …

The Second World War in Colour – in pictures

An extraordinary collection of rare colour images by official photographers, news agencies, freelancers and air crews, feature in a new book, The Second World War in Colour, by the Imperial War Museum . Many are being published for the first time and shed fresh light behind the scenes of the …

World War II

How Lucky Was Hubble To Find The Most Distant Galaxy Ever?

If you take the world’s most powerful space telescope, point it into the cosmic abyss for days, and collect all the light possible, you’ll see something fantastic.<p>But you won’t see the Universe’s most distant galaxy.<p>The most distant galaxy ever discovered comes from when the Universe was only …

Universe

Depth Of Field In Macro Photography

Photography is art. Creativity, light and composition all determine if a photograph is visually successful. Unlike some other art mediums, in …

Thunderstruck: A Guide to Photographing Lightning Part II

I absolutely love post production as a photographer. For me, a job is 50% photography and 50% retouching. One compliments the other. I get just as …

Tip: Drop, Fail, Grow

First recruit all the muscle fibers you can, then fatigue them for massive gains. Here's how.<p>When training for muscle growth, recruit as many muscle …

How the Humble Potato Cannon Served the Allies in World War Two

Before it became a T-shirt tossing sensation, the potato launcher was born to fight Nazis.<p>The potato launcher, a beloved spud-flinging project for DIY tinkerers everywhere, is grandfather to most non-lethal gas-propelled armaments, like the paintball gun and the crowd-pleasing T-Shirt cannon.<p>And …

These harrowing photos of children and troops in gas masks show the terror of WWI

The so-called ‘chemists’ war’ killed in numbers then unheard of<p>When the U.S. declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917, it was an admission that …

Sun pillars spotted across the UK as hottest weekend of the year approaches

Sun pillars were spotted across the UK on Thursday as the country prepares to be warmer than Greece with the hottest weekend of the year approaching.<p>The beautiful rare phenomenons were dotted across the countryside as the sun rose on Thursday.<p>Sun pillars occur during sunrise or sunset when sun …

Photographer Jordan Matter Teaches You How to Get Great Night Portraits

<i>Photo from Jordan Matter. Used with permission. Be sure to also follow him on Instagram.</i><p>Shooting portraits at night has started to become a really …

Playing with Shadows Using Natural Light in Boudoir Photography

Playing with shadows is not a new concept however in the boudoir community is has become a beautiful new trend. A recent group competition brought …

How Maps Became Deadly Innovations in WWI

All Over the Map<p>Advances in weaponry and cartography had deadly repercussions in World War I, which the United States entered 100 years ago today.<p>By the time the United States entered World War I, 100 years ago today, the conflict had been raging in Europe for nearly three years. It was to become …

This man makes amazing surreal animations from famous artwork

Famous pieces of artwork are fun to look at, but it turns out they're even more fun to animate.<p>Kajetan Obarski (a.k.a. Kiszkiloszki) is an …

Artists

The Death of Digital Photography as We Know It

As camera makers struggle to innovate, consumers are finding little need to upgrade. The market is slowing to the point of inertia—manufacturers need …

Cameras

The Falklands War, in pictures

Why You Should Do Weights Before Cardio

If you can only work out a couple days per week, you probably do both your lifting and cardio exercises on the same days. While that’s not ideal, you …

Revealed: Britain's 10 best rural places to live

Are the Brits Bonkers to Brexit?

Whenever I was asked last summer if I was for Brexit, I said no — but it would be a close call. The usual response to my mild equivocation was to …

Fujifilm XT20 review

The Fujifilm XT20 is a mid-range mirrorless camera that takes the 24 Megapixel sensor, image processor and AF of the XT2, and complements them with a …

ISO Explained for Beginner Photographers

For beginning photographers, one of the hardest parts of learning photography is figuring out all those exposure settings.You know...aperture, …

Dispelling myths on sensor size, crop factor, and depth of field

Nikon & Canon crop cameras have been out for over 15 years now. But different sized frames isn’t new to digital. Even back in the film days, we had …

Cameras