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NASA Astronaut Terry Virts Shows The Sheer Scale Of The ISS

Just in case you didn’t realise how big the International Space Station (ISS) actually is, Astronaut Terry Virts has put this into perspective for …

Comet 67P: Target of Rosetta Mission

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is a small body visited by two spacecraft in 2014: the Rosetta orbiter and the Philae lander. The European Space …

Space

Light Photographed As A Wave And A Particle For The First Time

Seeing is believing<p>Scientists have long known that light can behave as both a particle and a wave—Einstein first predicted it in 1909. But no experiment has been able to show light in both states simultaneously. Now, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have …

Leica M-E - why it's worth the money

"How much?" was the response I got when I admitted what my new Leica M-E camera set me back. Since then I've tried to dodge the question – "Oh look, a hoopoe bird"; "Anyone for coffee?" – or fudge it: "Well, I sold a lot of kit and used a tax rebate which paid off most of it." But I've been gulping …

Cult film shocker Nekromantik to get UK release after BBFC grants 18 certificate

A well-timed wave of moral consternation can be a backhanded blessing for film distributors but, at least when it comes to horror, PR-by-public-outrage is increasingly hard to come by. Human Centipede managed it. Less likely the upcoming release of Nekromantik, a cult shock-flick from 1987 by …

How To Use A Polarizing Filter

Cameras

Finding Vivian Maier review – fascinating study of a brilliant undiscovered talent

Seven years ago, a young Chicago historian named John Maloof made an extraordinary discovery. He picked up a box of undeveloped photo negatives at an auction belonging to a mysterious woman named Vivian Maier; later, Maloof tracked down a storage unit rented in her name, filled to the brim with …

Nudes

Project info<p>In my nudes, my emphases are mood, character, geometrically compelled composition, grace, and sensuality. I'm most influenced by Renaissance and Expressionist painting and by mid-century fine art, fashion, and portrait photography. I aim for simplicity of line and a visceral sense of …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014: the shortlist - in pictures

Celestial Dance by Dr Claus Possberg (Germany). In this spectacular image of the northern lights unfolding over a fjord, in Skjervøy, Troms, Norway, the vibrant colours are produced at various altitudes by different atmospheric gases, with blue light emitted by nitrogen and green by oxygen. Red …

Thorough Tutorial Teaches You How to Fix Common Hair and Skin Issues in Portraits

Michael Woloszynowicz of Vibrant Shot is back with another share-worthy and thorough tutorial, and this time he’s showing you how to fix some of the …

How to Choose the Right Lens for Landscape Photography

Focal length and perspective make a big difference in the outcome of your landscape photography, which means you should familiarize yourself with how …

Landscape Photography

Night Sky Time-Lapse Captures Trippy Star Trails in 360 Degrees

We’ve seen both night sky and 360º time-lapses before, but we hadn’t ever run across an amalgamation of the two until earlier this week when we …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Learn How to Photograph the Milky Way in 12 Steps http://bit.ly/1vdJn3z Image by John Lemieux on Flickr

Exposure Basics: How to Choose ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed Settings

If you’re trying to break free from the auto settings on your camera and make an entry into the world of manual, it’s necessary to understand ISO, …

How to Very Quickly Skill Up Your Photography With Some Research

Sometimes, as a beginner photographer, you're in a rush to simply produce photographs that don't suck. Fair enough. You want to take photographs of …

How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30

International Sales Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is a taboo topic. Saying it can be done by the age of 30 seems like a fantasy.<p>It shouldn’t be taboo and it is possible. At the age of 21, I got out of college, broke and in …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

Sleep Test Will Tell You If You Need to Catch More Zs

Everyone can probably benefit from a few extra Zs at night, but is your lack of sleep at the level of sleep deprivation?<p>In a new video from YouTube …

How to do Exposure Blending Using Luminosity Masks

Luminosity masks break an image down into channels of luminosity and allow making specific selections in Photoshop based on how bright or dark an …

Tutorials

Purple haze: Coachella festival seen through an infrared lens – in pictures

Call it the anti-Instagram shot. Using an infrared lens, photographer Mark Davis has been roaming crowds at Coachella for a series of "infrascapes". Here's a look at the revellers, bands and OTT art installations at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California

How to Make Homemade Marshmallow Peeps

The world <i>wants</i> us to make Peeps.<p>I discovered this last year on a day that began with reading an article in the local paper in which Marilyn Hagerty called a Ruby Tuesday “one of the stars in the restaurant scene” of my new town. It was a day I almost gave up on food.<p>On top of all of that, I had an …