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Trump threatens to cancel '£700m investment in Scotland' over entry ban

Donald Trump has reacted to the announcement that MPs will debate banning him from entering the UK over his incendiary pledge to ban Muslims from the US by threatening to pull the plug on what his company claims are plans to invest more than £700m in Scotland.<p>MPs are due to address calls for the …

Iraqi Forces Poised to Retake Key Western City of Ramadi

Iraqi authorities expect to announce Monday that they have retaken the key city of Ramadi, seven months after ISIS seized it in what was seen as an embarrassing defeat for the U.S.-backed Iraqi forces, a senior Iraqi security official told NBC News on Sunday night.<p>Iraqi forces launched an offensive …

Counterterrorism

Psychologists Say Doing These 7 Activities Will Make You Happier

Psychology research shows that happy people make more money, perform better at work, live longer, and have better marriages than everyone else.<p>But the causes of happiness are elusive — philosophers have been trying to figure it out for thousands of years.<p>Over the past few decades psychological …

Happiness

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Since 500px started as a photographic community in 2003, over 13 million photographers from 190 countries have shared over 120 million images for …

Why I love my Leica

I'm a photographer. No, let me rephrase that: I would like to be a photographer. In reality I'm merely an obsessive who takes lots of photographs in the hope that some day, just once, he will produce an image that is really, truly memorable. Like the images that Henri Cartier-Bresson captured, …

Events In The Sky's Dinner In The Sky above Canary Wharf

This has to be the most amazing pop-up I've ever featured on the site. From 12th - 21st September 2014 Events in the Sky is running a 'London in the …

Life After Dark: Helpful Tips for Street Photography at Night

To the surprise of no one, the topic of light is relatively common here on Light Stalking; search the archives and you can easily find plenty of …

New Photographer's Guide to Blue Hour

Among the many tips and tricks new photographers get with regards to lighting, the time of day is an essential concept, which for getting some shots …

Pack Your Dopp Kit Like a Pro

Traveling is great. Packing is not. Especially bothersome, though, is the dopp kit. Unless you’re Ryan Bingham, there’s a good chance you don’t …

Paint the rainbow: the Scribble Pen that lets you draw in 16 million colours

Since the earliest version of MacPaint, launched in 1984, graphics software programmes have done their best to imitate real life, providing mini icons of pens, pencils and paint pots to show what these magic pixel-manipulators will do on your screens. But now, in a process of barely credible …

Take Your Photography to New (Literal) Heights with a 12-Foot Tripod

There are times when all you need to capture the perfect photograph is just a few more feet in height. A common technique is to carry around and use …

5 Quick Camera Checks Before You Release The Shutter to Produce Amazing Shots Consistently

Experience has the ability to make us wiser with our actions and choices. As a photographer, I have made mistakes in the past because of which I …

How to Capture Amazing Photos of Piers Using 3 Key Elements of Composition

Ahh, the romance of piers in photographs, novels and movies. They evoke many memories – of storms, sunsets, family vacations, loneliness and the …

Putting a Creative, Timeless Spin on Wedding Photography with GIFs and Cinemagraphs

Many wedding and engagement photographers want (and advertise) their photographs to be ‘timeless,’ but Detroit-based Jeffrey Lewis Bennett of JLB …

Using Composition to Create More Powerful Portraits

As part of my series on portrait photography, in this article, I will discuss composition, one of the most important aspects of creating a good …

The New Photographer’s Ephemeris Desktop Beta Version Announce

The Photographer’s Ephemeris for Desktop: All Change! Some important news for users of The Photographer’s Ephemeris (TPE) for Desktop: on 2 September …

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Leak Lets You Send Anonymous Emails

It’s clear that anonymity, in one way or another, is going to be a part of our digital future. But the folks over at JustLeak.it have looked to the past for inspiration in this<p>braveweird new world.<p>Leak is a web service that lets you send anonymous emails to people. Just put in a recipients’ email, …

The Cinematic Look – How To Make Your Photographs Look Like Films

I recently noticed that a handful of photographers were producing images that had a look as if they were stills captured from films. A couple of the …

The Five Tips to Creating Amazing Landscape Photos

In an instant, one can feel as though they are in another world. As a landscape photographer you have the power to transport someone in the blink of …

Landscape Photography

Vintage Roadsters - 10 Beautiful Cars That Define Classic Motoring

There’s no shortage of cool cars for today’s auto aficionados, but it comes with a cruel irony. As we’re faced with more and more automotive options, …

A Complete Checklist For Shooting Night-Time Time-Lapse Sequences

Aside from the regular artistic consideration, shooting time lapses requires quite a bit of technical know how. This check list from Stefan Kohler …