Mary Lavergne

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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 …

Urban

Nikon SP - the ultimate digital retro camera

I realize that Nikon at long last introduced its own retro camera design with the Nikon Df. I have also heard that the real launch of the Df was …

Fun and Imaginative Photos of a Toy Plane Soaring in the Sky

Macau-based web designer and developer Varun Thota (@vnthota) has an Instagram feed full of photos depicting dynamic metropolitan life, but his series <i>My Toy Plane</i> (#mytoyplane) takes his creative vision to new heights. The imaginative photos show a hand guiding a toy airplane overhead in various …

One Way to Convert Color Images to Black & White in Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro 2

Whether you’re just starting to convert color to black and white or you’ve just never been satisfied with how your previous attempts have turned out, …

DigitalRev Speed Shooter: How to Capture High-Speed Photos of Fire and Water

About a month ago, the folks at DigitalRev TV launched a new series called “Speed Shooter” in which they show you how to take great high-speed shots …

Spider-Man Fan Built His Own Webshooting Gloves

I have some news that might be kind of hard to hear: you are never going to become Spider-Man. Radioactive spiders don't exist, humans can't naturally stick to walls with their hands and feet, and a person trying to swing from a skyscraper with "webbing" would probably rip their arms right out of …

Normal Heart Trailer: You Wouldn't Like Him When He's Angry - /Film

With each new breakthrough, HIV/AIDS becomes more treatable. But it wasn’t so long ago that the disease was completely new and utterly terrifying. In …

Human fish and the 10-stone toddler: the weird world of British Pathé

British Pathé, which documented the first 70 years of the 20th century in cinema newsreels, has uploaded its entire collection of 85,000 films to its YouTube channel. That's about 3,500 hours of historic footage. How on earth do you start exploring that?<p>The answer is to plunge in randomly, which is …

Star Wars fans pore over images of possible film set in the desert

At first glance, they appear to be nothing more than pictures of a unremarkable tent in the depths of the Arabian desert. But for the legions of Stars Wars fans, a set of grainy images could provide a seductive first insight into Star Wars: Episode VII, a film that has become one of the most …

Tom Hardy to play both Kray twins

The Hollywood star Tom Hardy has confirmed he will play both Kray twins in a new film about the East End gangsters.The 36-year-old British actor said on Friday he was definitely on board with the project, which will be called Legend.<p>The Inception and Batman star will take on the task of playing …

5 Painless Steps for Getting Rid of the Fear of Street Photography Once and for All

“Look at me,” he said. Complying, I turned in the man’s direction. “Look me in the eyes!”… I tried to raise my eyes and look into his, but I …

Pentax ‘Anti-Commercial’ Doesn’t Show the Camera Once, Is Incredibly Compelling

If you’re commissioned to make an ad for a major camera company, might we make a small suggestion? Don’t show any cameras. It might seem like a …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

Real-Time Space Weather Forecasting Now Possible, Innovation Front Sweeping in From the Far North

Space weather affects your life more than you may think, and now some new science experiments, leveraging Iridium’s array of satellite phone spacecraft, may let scientists measure it in real time to better understand the phenomenon.<p>Iridium Communications, the satellite phone company, has some …

Magnetism

South Downs National Park, England

<b>Name:</b> South Downs National Park <b><br>Location:</b> England <b><br>Date Established:</b> 2010 <b><br>Size:</b> 631 square miles (1,648 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p>• <b>England's Newest National Park</b> The South Downs are a line of rolling hills that run roughly parallel to England’s southeast coast and create a landscape of open heath …

National Parks

Drone footage of Alaskan ice caves is incredible

While drones for military use are a mixed bag at best, drones for aerial photography are unequivocally awesome. There have been a number of really …

Drones

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

The School From the X-Men Movies Is Actually Canada's Most Haunted Castle

Hatley Castle is one of the most beautiful and haunted places in all of Canada. The breathtaking Edwardian castle and gardens were built in 1908 by James Dunsmuir, former premier and lieutenant governor of British Columbia. It was used as a family home, and named Hatley Park.<p>Spooky stuff began to …

How A Schoolyard Bully Helped Andrew Garfield Become Spider-Man

In an interview with The Guardian, Andrew Garfield — the actor who plays Spider-Man in the upcoming "Amazing Spider-Man 2" — explains how he was bullied as a child.<p>"I enjoyed my childhood, though looking back on school, that was both great and awful," he told the British newspaper.<p>Garfield, who was …

9 Movies We Can't Wait To See At The Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival starts this week in New York City.<p>More than 100 movies will be screened during the two-week event from April 16-27 along with 55 world premieres.<p>Tickets went on sale to the general public Monday.<p>If you're in NYC and are trying to figure out what to see, these are the films …

33 Incredible Wreck Dives That Will Give You Goosebumps

You’ll either be mesmerized or haunted (or both!) by these <b>33 images of shipwrecks and aircraft wrecks</b> found in the depths of the sea. These wrecks …

Is HDR a Fad?

I recently read a blog post from someone who casually mentioned that HDR (<b>H</b>igh <b>D</b>ynamic <b>R</b>ange photography) was a “fad”, and they were hoping it would …

‘Bears On Stairs’ Is a Ridiculously Smooth Stop Motion Animated Video

Titled “Bears on Stairs,” this unbelievably smooth stop motion animation of 3D printed pieces was created by DBLG, a creative agency based out of …

Short Tutorial Teaches You a Great Way to Recover Shadow Detail in Photoshop

There are many options for recovering shadow detail in post, but if you still haven’t settled on one or you want a technique that will give you more …