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It's Bliss: behind the iconic Windows XP photo

Charles O'Rear is the photographer behind Bliss, the Windows XP image that went on to grace millions of desktops around the world. He discusses the iconic photo and how it will live on as XP fades away.<p><b>"It's because of her that we've got the photograph."</b><p>Although it will forever be associated with …

Photography

The Colony

Raspberry and yogurt cake recipe

A simple yogurt cake baked with a handful of fresh raspberries, and coated generously with raspberry and lemon icing.<p>I had a lovely yogurt and raspberry cake in a delightful café, The Field Kitchen in Nettlebed, near Henley, and couldn't get it out of my head. This is my version. You do have to eat …

Dessert

Brilliant Macro Photos of the Natural World

While Miki Asai’s incredible work is not lacking exposure over the internet, appearing in sites like Pinterest, 500px and Bored Panda, little is …

Photography

The Right Autofocus Will Make Your Photography Better

The way I see it, your camera does three things to make a picture: focuses, adjusts brightness, and adjusts color. I know that’s a simplified …

Never-Before-Seen ‘Impossible’ Images of Milky Way Captured in Singapore

Light pollution in urban skies makes it almost impossible for any aspiring astrophotographers to pursue their craft here in Singapore. Since I …

Photography

Tori Amos On Her New Album, Feminist Fairytales and Kurt Cobain - PAPER

© Amarpaul Kalirai / Mercury Classics<p>Nearly 30 years into her career Tori Amos still hasn't slowed down. Just over the past three years she's released two albums -- 2011's <i>Night of Hunters</i> and the orchestral 2012 <i>Gold Dust</i> -- and co-written the feminist fairytale musical "The Light Princess" in …

Glacier Skywalk, A Panoramic Glass-Floored Walkway Perched Off a Cliff in the Canadian Rockies

Glacier Skywalk is a panoramic walkway perched off the edge of a cliff in the Canadian Rockies. The walkway features a glass floor so visitors can …

National Parks

In praise of the Leica Monochrom by Colin Templeton

13 Amazing Nature Panorama Photos

A panorama is a wide-angle view or representation of a physical space, whether in painting, drawing, photography, film, seismic images or a …

Photography

Hyperfocal Distance: A Landscape Photographer's Friend

We have all seen those wonderful shots, those beautiful landscapes that are in focus from what seems like inches in front of the lens element to …

Landscape Photography

Equipment for Macro Photography - Video Tips

Dreaming by Ondrej Pakan on 500px Macro photography has become really popular lately and there are many tutorials available on how to do it, …

Photography

Deutsche Börse 2014: Richard Mosse wins photography prize – in pictures

Richard Mosse has been awarded the Deutsche Börse 2014 photography prize. The £30,000 award was presented by the artist Richard Wentworth at the Photographers’ Gallery. Mosse won for his exhibition The Enclave at the 2013 Venice Biennale. The exhibition documents a haunting landscape touched by …

Morning Matheson

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Sunlight over sea

The beautiful blueprints for Fujifilm's camera of the future

“If I want to play my favorite song, I want to choose my favorite guitar,” says Fujifilm designer Masazumi Imai. “It’s the same with cameras. If I want to take a photograph of something important to me, I want to choose a special product.”<p>Photography has been around for close to 200 years and, …

Five Tips For Great Sunset Photos

Sunsets and sunrises are inspirational subjects for any photographer. In fact, a good sunset photo is often the reason people become interested in …

Landscape Photography

Beautiful Poster Shows How We Got to the Cameras We Use Today

If you’ve ever wanted a visual history of photographic cameras, this poster by Retrofuturismo-Kitsch, should suit your needs. Taking a look as far …

How to Emphasize Your Main Subject in Photography

In most cases, a photograph comes to life when it contains one main point of interest. A landscape, for example, may contain a single tree, …

Landscape Photography

Remarkable Photos of Wildlife Against Beautiful Natural Backgrounds

Mark Bridger is an avid amateur photographer, who pursued wildlife photography as a hobby just 5 years ago, thanks to his wife who bought him his …

Nature Photography

Jürgen Schadeberg's best shot: Hans Prignitz's handstand over Hamburg

'Hans was so strong, so sure of himself – but there was nothing much to catch him if he fell'<p>Hans Prignitz was the brother of a friend of mine. He was an acrobat who, like us, grew up in Berlin during the war. When the war ended, we all moved to Hamburg and Hans started performing in a nightclub. …

Deal Alert: onOne Software is Giving Away Perfect Effects 8 for Free

It’s not often a company hands out an entire piece of $100 software for free, but today is one of those exceptions, thanks to onOne Software. As of …

How to Photograph Butterflies

Imagine a field of wild flowers, with the sun shining, and jewel-coloured butterflies flitting from one flower to another. Amazingly beautiful – and …

Make a Dramatic First Impression: 15 Painted Front Doors

There’s a lot that can be said about first impressions, right? A firm handshake, a warm smile, and even what you’re wearing allow people you’re …

Improve Your Images with the Lightroom Graduated Filter Tool

The Lightroom Graduated Filter is a versatile tool for making local adjustments to your photos. Don’t be fooled by the name – it may be named after a …

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