Alexander Czernay

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This Hyperlapse Tour of Los Angeles Was Shot Over Two Years

Hyperlapse artist Vadim Tereshchenko spent the past two years working on an ambitious project that showcases the beauty of Los Angeles. The fruit of …

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Father and Son Take the Same Picture Every Year for Nearly 3 Decades

An anonymous father and son over in China are making headlines in that country and across the Internet after their special photos tradition came to …

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How to actually learn data science

Learning about neural networks, image recognition, and other cutting-edge techniques is important. But most data science doesn’t involve any of …

Popular Security Software Came Under Relentless NSA and GCHQ Attacks

The National Security Agency and its British counterpart, Government Communications Headquarters, have worked to subvert anti-virus and other …

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One Of The Most Misunderstood Things About Depth of Field!

When I photograph wildlife, birds, race cars, moving objects of any kind, I most often with a large aperture – usually between f/2.8 and f/4 or f/5.6 …

Digital Photography

17 incredible rooftop bars to visit around the world this summer


My rocky first 24hrs with the ᴡᴀᴛᴄʜ

I’m an insufferable asshole, and I’m here to complain about my brand new $350 luxury watch that so far hasn’t lived up to my insanely high …




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Photography Matters: The Prix Pictet and the Power of the Image - Interview with Francis Hodgson | LensCulture

<i>As part of the LensCulture</i> <i>Earth Awards</i> <i>2015, we will be interviewing various members of our international jury to hear their perspectives on the broad theme of “Earth.”</i><p><i>Today’s interview subject is Francis Hodgson. Over a long career in the photography world</i><i>, Hodgson has worked in many roles—in</i> …

Lighting Is Latest Differentiator in Airlines’ Interior Design

Interior designers for airlines across Europe, Asia, and the U.S. have a new consideration when it comes to onboard products and service: How’s the …


Winners: Sony World Photography Awards 2015 - Photographs by the winners of the Sony World Photography Awards | LensCulture

We have a winner! From a record-breaking 173,444 entries (coming from 171 countries), the Sony World Photography Awards has named its L’Iris d’Or/Photographer of the Year: John Moore.<p>Chosen from the winners of the awards’ thirteen professional categories, the winning work “Ebola Crisis Overwhelms …


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Rodeo: A data science IDE for Python

Rodeo: A data science IDE for Python

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The 2015 Way to Travel on the Cheap

You'll be a jetsetter in no time.<p>The digital age is bittersweet for those of us with wanderlust. On one hand, your Instagram feed is filled with idyllic snaps from exotic locales that are merely pipe dreams due to your lack of funds. On the other, you have a million sites and apps at your finger …

How Airbnb uses Machine Learning to Detect Host Preferences

At Airbnb we seek to match people who are looking for accommodation — guests — with those looking to rent out their place — hosts. Guests reach out …

Apple Acquires LinX, A Camera Maker That Promises DSLR Performance in Phones

Apple has acquired LinX, an Israeli camera module company that is trying to revolutionize the mobile photography industry with state-of-the-art …


Why Energy Storage is About to Get Big – and Cheap

tl;dr: Storage of electricity in large quantities is reaching an inflection point, poised to give a big boost to renewables, to disrupt business …


China's Man-on-the-Side Attack on GitHub

On March 27 The following message was posted on the official GitHub blog:We are currently experiencing the largest DDoS (distributed denial of …

Information Security

Pranksters Put Up Fake ‘Shot on iPhone 6’ Ads Next to Real Apple Billboards

Apple recently launched a global advertising campaign touting the camera quality of the iPhone 6. As part of the campaign, the company put up …


Hyperfocal focusing: how to calculate the best distance to focus at

<i>Knowing how to calculate hyperfocal distance isn’t actually as complex as its technical name implies, but mastering this important photography</i> …

Digital Photography