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10 Reasons Why You Should Use Manual Focus

Years ago, photographers would observe a scene through their viewfinder and turn the focusing ring slowly to bring the scene into focus. Much has …

Landscape Photography

Duke Ellington and his orchestra - a picture from the past

The legendary bandleader and composer remains in the background in this photograph, letting his troupe of virtuoso musicians take the limelight

How to Take Good Photos in Bad Weather

Planning a trip can be daunting. Agonizing over where and when to travel, researching places to stay, and making lists of things to do–all while trying to keep within budget–sounds and is exhausting.<p>Even with flawless planning, things can still go wrong in real time. Bags can get lost, hotels that …

Films That Flip: A Conversation with Nebraska Director Alexander Payne

Inside Flipboard / November 15, 2013<p><i>Any time director Alexander Payne picks up a screenplay, he says he prays it’ll be The One. But rarely were his</i> …

14 Supurrrb Illustrations Of Cats As Celebrities And Superheroes

What if cats actually did something besides barf up gooey hairballs on the linoleum for you to trod upon barefoot in the middle of the night, or sharpen their claws on your vintage Breuer chair? What if they actually gave something back?<p>This seems to be the central question asked by Chinese …

Celebrity Gossip

Infographic: The Most Popular Words In Music Of The Past 50 Years

We’re still pretty much singing the same old love songs.<p>The music industry loves love. The latest project from Nickolay Lamm–a Pittsburgh-based digital artist whose previous work has included visualizing Wi-Fi, the body of the average American and the future face of humanity–tracked the popularity …

Love Songs

M Is For Meerkat: A Beautiful Alphabet Inspired By Animals

Remember those phonics songs from elementary school that helped teach the alphabet? “A is for Apple, B is for Ball”? London-based illustrator Marcus Reed does, but his tastes run more toward beautifully drawn illustrations of animals for (we’re hoping) adults as well as kids.<p>The alphabet features …

Cute

Rain

Travel writing tips: Transforming your narrator into a “camera”

WE MOST COMMONLY describe place through our eyes. In some ways we can think of a narrator almost like a camera.<p>One thing to keep in mind however, is …