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20 LA museums to offer free admission Saturday (map)

PARTICIPATING MUSEUMS | MAP<p>Get lost in a maze of snowflakes at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, enjoy the sights and sounds of the American West at …

Masterful Mashups Reveal How Similar the Celebrities of Today are to the Stars of Old

It turns out the rich, famous and powerful of today bear a striking resemblance to the rich, famous and powerful of yesteryear — at least if you …

The Entrancing and Surreal Self-Portraiture of Kyle Thompson

There are selfies, and then there are self-portraits. Make no mistake, these are two very different things, in the same way that a photograph …

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 …

Cameras

Meet Darcy: The Cutest Little Hedgehog in the World

Tokyo-based Instagrammer Shota Tsukamoto proudly snaps shots of his pet hedgehog named Darcy (best known as @darcytheflyinghedgehog), arguably the cutest little hedgehog in the whole world! The spiky little girl is the epitome of “aww-worthy” as she comfortably sits in a shoe, lounges on a deck of …

Cute Animals

In pioneering experiment, Uruguay nationalizes marijuana trade

In a bold and controversial move, Uruguay on Tuesday became the first country to legalize marijuana and make it a farm-to-table state business.<p>President Jose Mujica championed the bill that narrowly passed the Chamber of Senators, arguing that "the repressive path has failed" to discourage drug …

Mall Santa sets crack down on DIY cell-phone photos

Kids have been photographed on Santa's lap at shopping malls for decades, but in the age of cell phone cameras, parents who snap their own sometime …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

How to Jump Start Your Motivation

No matter how much energy you have going into a project, it’s likely that at some point you’ll run out of steam. When you’re hours in to editing your …

Behind the Scenes with Fabian Oefner and His Stunning New ‘Orchids’ Series

Photographer Fabian Oefner‘s work with paint — all part of his “Paint Action” or “Three” cycle of photo series — never ceases to impress. His …

Using Innovative Paint Splashes & High Speed Photography for Stunning Results

What happens when you give an artistic scientist a camera? Fabian Oefner, who we featured in a previous article, shows us in this peek into his …

Jackson Pollock

Mysterious Sureal Photos in Nature by Kindra Nikole

Seattle-based photographer Kindra Nikole takes inspiration from fairy tales and fantasy to yield images of surreal scenes that are as dark and mysterious as they are inventively compelling. Despite the gloomy aesthetic in many of Nikole's images, the photographer does not shy away from using color, …

DIY: Polaroid Frame Tea Bag Tags

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Wouldn’t it be great to drink tea and show off some happy snaps at the same time?<p>It turns out you totally can! Talk …

Fashionable Landscapes: An Aerial View

Advertising and editorial photographer Joseph Ford,who is based in the UK, started his combination series of fashion still-life and landscape images …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Asperatus Clouds Captured Over New Zealand

Stratocumuliform, cirrus, cumulonimbus, altocumulus: what do these strange words all have in common? They’re all used to classify different types of …

Best of L.A. 2013: Your Key to the City

Best Of L.A. 2013<p>It’s nearly impossible to cover a city this sprawling — 470 square miles of awesomeness, 6,499 miles of streets and 3.7 million …

Incredibly Expressive Owl Photography

Is that little owl yawning or singing? Belgian-based photographer Yves Adams has the answer as he's the one behind the adorable shot. “Little owls are CUTE!,” he states. “They make you laugh with whatever they do! But when they start to yawn, my heart melts! This picture has been taken in Spain, …

Second Skins: Photo Series Featuring Some Very Fashionable Animals

Miguel Vallinas’ series <i>Segunda Pieles</i> or in English, <i>Second Skins</i> is certainly not your run-of-the-mill series of animals being humanized by depicting …

Use Beach Glass as an Awesome Medium for Photo Transfers

One of our popular posts back in 2011 was a quick video tutorial on how you can use Mod Podge to transfer photographs onto blocks of wood (we also …

The 12 Most Overrated Things in Los Angeles

<b>11) Bike lanes</b><p>Hey L.A., if you really care about cyclists, maybe pave the fucking roads once in a while?<p><i>Turn the page for more overrated things,</i> …

The Best Cocktails In L.A.

<i>There's a lot of drinking to be done in this here city, and where you throw one back on a daily basis is likely just as much about quality as it is</i> …

Great Balls of Fire

Still-life and product photographer Rob Prideaux was looking for a “decent” shot of fire on a white background as a reference for a project he was …

Magnificent Examples of Water Drop Photography by Corrie White

Water drop photography is an art form. There are so many different ways, techniques and combinations one can explore in creating the most unique and …

Street and Nature Photography – An interview with Erik Witsoe

Do you have any formal training in photography?<p>Not formally, no. Although I am trained as an artist and have spent much of my life developing those …

Birds Made of Flower Petals and Leaves by Red Hong Yi | Colossal

<p>Known for her numerous art projects where images are created using numerous objects, artist Red Hong Yi has begun a new series of birds made with …

Bending Pixels: Fun Things You Can Do With Panorama Stitching Software

One of the great workflow possibilities that was opened up by the advent of digital photography is the ability to easily create panoramic images. …

Detailed Macro Shots of Bullets Piercing Plexiglass Look Like Exploding Galaxies

High-speed photography is used to capture extremely fast phenomena. One of the first practical applications of high-speed photography was a result of …