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The Science Behind Light Field Photography

Back in 2011, Lytro launched the world’s first consumer light field camera, which lets you “shoot first and focus later.” But what exactly <i>is</i> light …

Photography

This is How Smiles in Yearbook Photos Have Changed Over the Past 100+ Years

Smiling is a relatively recent phenomenon in the history of photography. If you take a look at photos from many decades ago, people commonly wore …

UC Berkeley

5 More Shots Every Photographer Must Know How to Create

How varied is your photography repertoire? How diverse is your skill set? Mastering a particular kind of shot is important — essential, even. But …

Kiribati: Disappearing? - Photographs and text by Vlad Sokhin | LensCulture

<i>According to projections, within this century, the water will be higher than the highest point in our lands…For our people to survive, then they will have to migrate. Either we can wait for the time when we have to move people en masse or we can prepare them—beginning from now…</i><p>—Anote Tong, …

World Wonders

Sri Lankan refugee Ranjini was taken from an immigration department meeting with her family to a detention centre and kept there for more than three years – without trial or recourse to appeal<p>Quietly, two weeks ago, a Tamil woman called Ranjini and her toddler son walked free from the gates of …

Hardscaping 101: Edible Gardens

There’s a reason more than half of all gardeners plan to grow edibles this year. Food you grow tastes better, is healthier for you, and fills you …

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World 2017

Pinpointing all of the most beautiful places in the world could take a lifetime, but we think that these 50 otherworldly landscapes and awe-inspiring natural wonders need to move to the very top of your travel bucket list. This piece was originally published in 2015 and has been updated.<p>Cliffs of …

The 15 Best Movies to See in December

Awards season is upon us.<p>December's here, and that means what it does each year: high-profile film releases aiming for Academy Award gold. Hollywood is jamming theaters with star-studded dramas and genre pictures in the hopes of generating buzz that will carry them to the Oscar podium. If that …

Former terrorist Abdurrahman Ayyub warns Australia is 'ticking time bomb' of extremism

The former deputy head of the Australian branch of Jemaah Islamiah has described Australia as a "ticking time bomb" as it struggles to contain the …

How the American middle class lost its taste for mindless consumerism

This Black Friday, middle-class Americans around the country will succumb to the lure of the deal. But in many ways Black Friday is a remnant of a …

Amazon now offering unlimited cloud storage for $5 for one year

Now may be a really good time to try out Amazon Cloud Drive.<p>The company is offering a promotion for Black Friday that will give you a year of …

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

23 Must-Do Hikes in the National Parks

Photo: Michael Matti<p>You can't see all the beauty of the National Parks from your car or the visitor center. You need to hit the trail and get into the wild to really capture all that the parks have to offer. Take a look at this list, lace up your hiking boots, and start planning your next hiking …

The Best National Parks for Fall Foliage

From the Eastern Seaboard to the towering mountain ranges of the American West, these National Parks are the best places to fulfill your fall foliage …

National Parks

5 Secret Fall Foliage Getaways

<i>by David Landsel, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Victoria, British Columbia | Photo: Courtesy Butchart Gardens<p>From coast to coast and top to (almost) bottom, unforgettable foliage displays happen in all sorts of unlikely -- and uncrowded -- places. Here's your guide to chasing falling leaves around the …

The 24 best things to do in Singapore, according to locals

We sifted through a Quora thread on the best things to do in Singapore, and pulled out the top suggestions from locals.<p>From exploring the hot new hipster neighborhoods to finding the best spots for local street food, here are 24 of the best things to do in Singapore.

31 dazzling sunsets from around the world

Even the most mundane destinations turn into dazzling dreamscapes at sunset.<p>And when the sun sets on the world's most beautiful landmarks? We'll let …

“The Wolf of Wall Street,” inequality and the Gatsby myth

Leonardo DiCaprio plays yet <i>another</i> Gatsby in Martin Scorsese’s dizzying, allegorical “Wolf of Wall Street”<p>With the arrival of Martin Scorsese’s hell-for-leather American allegory “The Wolf of Wall Street,” featuring an uproarious, scenery-devouring performance by Leonardo DiCaprio that …

What's wrong with Tasmania, Australia's freeloading state?

For most Tasmanians a darker reality lies behind the seductive tourism brochures showcasing the state’s pristine wilderness, gourmet-magazine …