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A Short and Sweet Video Tutorial on How to Capture a Night Sky Time-Lapse with Your DSLR

UK-based videographer Cal Thomson recently got into astrophotography and creating time-lapses of the starry night sky. After receiving good responses …

Why Unsplash is Hurting Photographers

Launched back in 2013, Unsplash is a site which posts ten handpicked photos every ten days and these photos are absolutely free. By “free” I don’t …

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

Self-improvement

Giveaway: Win a Nikon D810 or Canon 5D Mark III DSLR Worth $3,000

<b>Update</b>: This giveaway is now over and the winner has been selected. Please see below for the announcement.<p>We’re back with another big giveaway as a …

This Trippy Music Video Was Made with a Circular Rig of DSLRs and Clever Editing

Photographer and film director Naren Wilks created this mind-bending music video by arranging DSLRs around a circular green screen room. When the …

Videography

22 Tips for Creating Better Photographs When You Don’t Have a Clue

We've all been through this situation. You are in a place with so much going on, with a lot of people and activity. Your camera is in your hand, and …

Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

Astronomy

Here’s the First True Color Photo of Earth Snapped by Japan’s New Himawari 8 Weather Satellite

The Japan Meteorological Agency launched its latest weather satellite called the Himawari 8 this past October. A few days ago the agency released the …

Another Useful Lightroom Feature You Probably Did Not Know Existed

I feel like I'm constantly hearing about new shortcuts in Lightroom that make my workflow increasingly painless. This is one that's been around for a …

Tutorials

Breathtaking Landscape Photography Demonstrate the Endless, Unchartered Beauty of the World

Jerome Berbigier specializes in landscape photography as shown in his images shot in Iceland, Australia and Northern Italy. The Sydney-based …

Landscape Photography

15 Project Ideas to Spark Your Creativity

Photography has never been as popular as it is today. People of all ages learn photography in various schools and online universities, and lots of …

A Hyperlapse Tour of Toronto’s Rapidly Changing Skyline

Toronto-based time-lapse photographer Ryan Emond has released an impressive new video that takes you on an tour of the Toronto skyline, hyperlapse …

Billy Crystal imagines Robin Williams in heaven: Read the script here

When the world suddenly lost Robin Williams in August at the age of 63, friends and fans of the comedian were heartbroken. So was Billy Crystal, his …

10 best Steve Jobs emails

Steve Jobs has been dead three years, but his words live on -- and continue to be used against him.<p>Emails sent by Jobs have surfaced once again in a class action lawsuit brought against Apple (AAPL) for making iTunes the exclusive store for iPod music. Jobs' emails are characteristically frank, …

No spoilers: meet the film critic who's never watched a single film

He reviews dozens of films but hasn’t seen any of them. Tommy Edison, aka the Blind Film Critic, talks American Hustle, audio description and the joys of ‘watching’ his first silent movie<p>The next time you’re watching a big budget action movie – a superhero spectacle, perhaps, or a Michael …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

John Wick

Revisiting the Case of the Wedding Photographer Threatened with a $300,000 Lawsuit

A couple years ago, I read a story about a Washington wedding photographer that was threatened with a $300,000 lawsuit by an ex-client. The story …

Iceland through an Instagrammer's eyes

Our readers have voted Iceland their favourite European country – drawn by its epic vistas, otherworldly remoteness. It’s a landscape that Icelandic graphic designer Siggeir Magnús Hafsteinsson – aka sigvicious – never tires of sharing with his 24,000 Instagram followers<p>• Follow us on Instagram at …

33 Pictures Taken at Just the Right Moment

Image: Imgur<p>People who take a ton of pictures know all too well that snapping the shot at the right split second is imperative when it comes to …

Mesmerizing 4K Time-Lapse of Earth Captured by a Weather Satellite 25,000 Miles Away

Every 30 minutes, the weather satellite Elektro-L captures a 121 megapixel image from geosynchronous orbit using both visible and infrared light. And …

Mother of Ten and Talented Photographer Captures Wonderful Natural Light Portraits

Lisa Holloway might be a super-human. Until we get her near some kryptonite, we can’t be sure, but the self-taught photographer somehow manages to …

Tutorial: How to Capture a Motion Time-Lapse of the Milky Way from Start to Finish

Ian Norman, the astrophotographer behind Lonely Speck, is a good friend of the blog and an incredibly generous photographers when it comes to sharing …

Intimate, Painterly Photographs of London Bus Passengers On Their Nighttime Commute

Photographer Nick Turpin‘s series <i>Through a Glass Darkly</i> takes a different approach to candid street photography than we typically see. Turpin …

The Storyteller’s Kit: The Gear You Need to Tell Stories with Your Photography

Gear does not make the photographer, allow me to state that for the record before we dive in here. A talented artist can make an image with whatever …

10 Tips to Help You Grow as an Artist in Photography

Over the past few days, I’ve thought about what’s helped me become a better photographer over the years. It’s a constant journey, and developing as …

Photography

Burning to Enhance Features and Retouch in Lightroom

Burning to Retouch and Enhance Features in Lightroom<p>In this tutorial, we’re going to use burning to enhance the features and muscles on our model all …

A Beginner's Guide to Choosing a Mirrorless Camera

Have you ever traveled to the shopping mall in search of a product, only to be met by dozens of similar options to choose between? Lowest-price vs …

Cameras

Stormscapes 2: An Amazing Severe Weather Time-Lapse by Nicolaus Wegner | Colossal

<p>Filmed last month by Nicolaus Wegner in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado, Stormscapes 2 is a gorgeous timelapse of severe …