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20 yr old Xin Li turns her raw emotions into astonishing photographs

Its hard to believe when someone of this caliber and artistically mature like Xin Li is just 20 year old. I was totally taken back by her …

Street Photography

Secret X-37B robotic space plane returns from 2-year orbital mission

Space shuttle lookalike sets down in California<p>A top-secret space plane landed safely at an Air Force base on the Southern California coast. The …

Eye implant may improve ability to see light

Images are sent to eye through a tiny video camera on the bridge of a special pair of glasses<p>It's not exactly the bionic eye that gave the Six …

Hashima island and other abandoned places – in pictures

From decaying Detroit to an eerily empty island in Japan, we seem fascinated by abandoned and derelict sites<p>Sean O'Hagan asks why photographs of abandoned spaces are so fascinating

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

One of the solar system's largest volcanoes discovered in the Pacific Ocean

One of the largest known single volcanoes in the solar system is right here on Earth. Researchers from the University of Houston have determined that a structure long-hidden beneath the ocean, Tamu Massif, is actually one large volcano — not a series of smaller ones. At just over 400 miles wide, it …

ArnoSync: An Impressive DIY High-Speed Insect Photography Rig

There are DIY projects that just about anybody can do — for example, turning an old film canister into a flashlight — and there are DIY projects that …

Watch Our Earth “Breath” Through the Seasons: Stunning Satellite Image Compilation

It’s easy to take earth for granted at times, and we often forget that it is made up of living things. However, the pair of GIF images below are …

Space

How to Change a Camera Lens Quickly

How fast can you change a camera lens? In this short demonstration, Jasmine Star, an international wedding photographer, shows how she swaps out …

How to Hold a Camera for Sharp Photos

Blur or lack of sharpness due to camera shake is a common problem for many photographers. It is caused by the movement of the hand(s) holding camera …

Cameras

Five tips for a perfect exposure

Learn to take better photos instantly with our guide to the finer aspects of exposure.<p>Canon<p>Digital cameras make it incredibly easy to take a photo at …

Cameras

How to Create this "Fight Club" Inspired Portrait using One Light

By Gina Milicia – author of our brand new Portrait Lighting eBook. Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about …

Soccer

Star Wars Themed Wedding Photo Shows AT-AT Walkers Stomping Across Shallow Waters

May the Force be with you, (and in your wedding, too?) People seem to be getting more playful with their wedding pictures, coming up with out-of-the …

Weddings

Nine Months in Two Minutes: A Creative Stop-Motion Pregnancy Time-Lapse

There’s nothing boring about the miracle of life. Growing somebody inside you in nine months is undeniably miraculous, but watching it happen in real …

How To Create Your Own Unique Textures and Apply Them To Your Photography

I would like to take you through a journey today and show you how some very ordinary looking photographs of the world around us can be combined to …

Tutorials

Simple, Portable Lighting Setups for Remote Photography Locations

Photography clients don’t always have the time or budget to accommodate elaborate photo shoot setups, and some locations make using heavy equipment …

How to Overcome Bad Lighting and Bad Backgrounds as a Wedding Photographer

Bad light and a poor location can quickly derail a shoot. But it doesn’t have to be that way. These obstacles can be overcome through smart placement …

Landscape Photography

Photographer Gets So Close to Lava That His Shoes and Tripod Catch on Fire

Back in May, we featured the volcano photos of photographer Miles Morgan, a guy who gets so hot to lava that he’s had his shoes and tripod melt. If …

NBA Star Lamar Odom Destroys Paparazzi’s Camera Equipment

Have you ever watched one of those horrible moments play over and over? One that’s so terrible to watch that you can’t help but keep watching it? …

Lamar Odom

What Are the Chances of Capturing Fireworks & Lightning in the Same Shot?

If you’ve dabbled in photography, you know how hard it is to get the perfect shot. Sure, you’ve read tutorials, carefully researched equipment …

Fireworks

Lifestyle Photos Featuring Wookiees

Portland, Oregon-based photographer and art director Mako Miyamoto has an ongoing project that consists of lifestyle photographs… of Wookiees. The …

How to Adjust Black Levels in Lightroom to Create More Balanced Photographs

This video with Mark Wallace teaches you about innovative photography techniques, particularly with black and white levels. He uses an X-Rite …

Tutorials

How To Improve an Image with 2 Steps in Photoshop Using Screen Mode

A Guest Post by Sergey Sus/ Today I want to share a very simple way for improving a photo without having to change the exposure. I use this method …

Photography

Day and Night – Fashion Photography by Mike Monaghan

Mike Monaghan is a Seattle-based freelance fashion & portrait photographer, as well as an assistant photographer at Nordstrom’s photo studio. Mike …

Photography

The Amazing Light Painting Photography of Darren Pearson

When it comes to great light painting photography, we’ve had cause to mention Darren Pearson on more than one occasion. His dinosaur light paintings …

Exposure Stacking Tutorial in Adobe Photoshop

Exposure stacking is the process of taking multiple photos with different types of lighting and exposure settings, then blending them together into …

Tutorials

Stormtroopers – Pictures of Daily Life on the Death Star

It’s merely a matter of time before JD Hancock becomes THE expert on toy Stormtrooper photography. If that’s not a legitimate field of photography, …

Loneliness

11 Canadian words, phrases and slang most Americans wouldn’t understand

Pass me a pop or I’ll turf you out of here, hoser (and so on)<p>Our previous list of terms Yanks probably wouldn’t get was a big hit, so here are 11 …

Eye-Popping Photographs of the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Mexico

The municipality of Tultepec in Mexico produces about half of all of the country’s fireworks. Every year, more than 100,000 people flock to the area …

15 Serene Ocean Sunset Pictures

“The sunrise is God’s greeting – the sunset, his signature.” ~Unknown<p>An ocean is a naturally breathtaking view, and it only looks better with a …

Travel