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Here’s a Cool Trick That Lets You Take Amazing Night Photos Without a Tripod (VIDEO)

If you’ve ever tried to take to take a photo at night without a tripod you know the results can be very blurry or very noisy or, in most cases, both. …

How to Control Contrast So You Always Get Amazing Landscape Photographs

Contrast, sometimes there’s too much, sometimes there’s too little. Contrast in a landscape can make or break the image. But getting the perfect …

Landscape Photography

You Need to Know About This Noise Reduction Trick Before You Start Photographing

Poor image quality cameras such as drones or older DSLR cameras benefit particularly well from this technique, but it does work with any camera.<p>It …

When a dinosaur fossil is gone it's gone forever

Periodically palaeontologists will announce a new candidate for the largest dinosaur to have ever walked the Earth with the finding of a new specimen or species. There are multiple credible candidates for this title on display in various museums though sadly each is inevitably represented by less …

Jurassic Park

Largest dinosaur ever, Sue’s replacement, starts to stand tall in Field Museum

At the Field Museum, the prey has replaced the predator.<p>Chicagoans this week are finally getting to meet the dinosaur that has kicked Sue upstairs: It’s a red-hued, skinless behemoth that you’ll be able to look in the eye from the museum’s second-floor balcony.<p>Plans have been public for months …

Study Reveals How The Birth Of Earth’s Continents Might Have Taken Place

The new study suggests that continents abruptly emerged from the water, as opposed to the slow and steady process hinted at by past research.<p>During …

Pterodactyls Probably Didn’t Fly Like We Think They Did

The popular conception of pterodactyl flight shows them in a pose with wings and legs spread far apart similar to the way bats do it. But as new …

How to Use Backlight in Portrait Photography

A backlit situation, whether it’s thrust upon you or you choose it, can be tricky. There are, however, some techniques that can help you to make a …

How to Get Your Friends to Pose Like Models

If you are just starting out in photography and looking to build your portfolio, models may not be jumping at the chance to shoot with you to help …

How to Edit Photos like Steve McCurry: The Art of Removing Distractions

We’ve got a fun article today in which we post-process <i>photojournalistic</i>-style photos and polish them in an <i>artistic</i> way. Much like Steve McCurry did …

Scientists have reconstructed the genome of the first animal on Earth

Evolution holds that we all came from a single animal. But what was this animal like?<p>Two scientists set out to explore out how a single-celled organism evolved into the multitude of species we have on Earth today and did so by drawing an animal family tree, according to the New York Times …

Biology

Volcanic bombs, lava fountains and rift zones: Here are the definitions of some commonly used volcanic terms

<b>(CNN) —</b> Unless you're a meteorologist or you live in an area with an active volcano, you may not know that a hot spot can refer to more than just Wi-Fi.<p>From your social feeds to news articles, terms like that have been popping up since the Kilauea volcano erupted in Hawaii last week.<p>Here are some …

Geology

Slaughtered Rhino Suggests Ancient Humans Traveled in the Pleistocene Age

We were off by 600,000 years.<p>Early humans may have lived in the Philippines as early as 709,000 years ago, according to new research published in the …

Six of the Oldest Human Remains Found in the U.S.

Archaeological discoveries of ancient humans keep pushing our knowledge about our species further back in time. The Americas haven't been populated …

12 Mistakes Beginner Photographers Make and How to Fix Them FAST

It's been a good, long while since I was a beginner photographer. But believe me, I remember the struggles well.There's so much to learn as a …

How Photographers Use Clever Tricks to Create Photos You Won't Believe (VIDEO)

Some videos we feature on Shutterbug are serious and some are fun, but the one below might just amaze you. We all know that photographers can use a …

Eight Lesser-Known Features in Photoshop That I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

Although these eight features may not be the sexiest that Photoshop has to offer, they all really do help to make my life as a photographer so much …

Tutorials

Fossilized Human Footprint Found Nestled in a Giant Sloth Footprint

An incredibly preserved set of tracks tell the story of an ancient hunt.<p>Last April, Matthew Bennett was lying on a white salt flat in New Mexico, uncovering fossilized footprints that had been preserved in the white rock. The print belonged to a ground sloth—a bulky animal, whose large feet and …

Ice Age

Visually Level or Truly Level: Making the Best Image

As photographers, we generally strive for level images; a tilted horizon is one of the first things we notice in a photo. However, what looks level …

These fish build group homes that double as devious shrimp traps

Teamwork is dreamwork.<p>A small, mysterious creature found only in a single lake in Zambia has become the first known case of a fish that uses teamwork to trap prey.<p><i>Neolamprologus obscurus</i> lives in groups that dig out little refuges under the rocks at the bottom of Lake Tanganyika. These crevices may …

Siblings

How to Change the Color of Anything in Photoshop

There are many ways to change the color of an object in Photoshop, but in certain instances, these methods fall short of accomplishing your goal. …

Want Tack-Sharp Photographs? Watch This Tutorial with Focus Stacking Made Easy (VIDEO)

One of the challenges with landscape photography is maximizing depth of field. That’s because well-composed images often incorporate important …

How to capture epic wide-angle photos of trees

Trees invoke a sense of timelessness and grandeur. Most species grow for many centuries more than humans ever will—so let’s make trees look the part, …

Sony Artisans Share Experience & Wisdom On International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global celebration for the achievement of women. Female photographers around the world have achieved success through …

4 Photographers Shoot the Same Model and Create a Variety of Interesting Portraits (VIDEO)

Here’s the latest episode in a viral series in which fashion pro Jessica Kobeissi and three other photographers take on the challenge of shooting the …

Photography

Rome’s Subway Project Keeps Digging Up Archaeological Marvels

ROME — For archaeologists, the excavation of Rome’s newest subway line has been the gift that keeps on giving.<p>Two years after a second-century military barracks was found during the excavation of the Amba Aradam station, archaeologists last week presented the remains of a richly decorated domus, or …

Archaeology

Nasa spacecraft reveals Jupiter's interior in unprecedented detail

Jupiter’s interior has been revealed in unprecedented detail in observations by Nasa’s Juno spacecraft that show it to be as strange and turbulent as the planet’s surface.<p>Despite extensive studies of Jupiter’s surface, including its distinctive dark and light bands and “great red spot”, little had …

Astronomy

Newly Discovered "Super-Deep Diamond" Reveals a Rare Earth Mineral Inside

"It's what most natural scientists dream about."<p>The Cullinan mine, located on a diamond-bearing kimberlite pipe in the Gauteng province of South …

The best photos taken of planet Earth last year will transform the way you see the world

The natural world is a stunning place.<p>Every year, the best landscape photography shows off Earth's beauty. The following photos are some of the winners from the 2017 International Landscape Photographer of the Year contest.<p>They highlight powerful mountains, scenes of isolation, worlds of color and …

Landscape Photography

7 Photography Composition Tips I Learned from Ansel Adams - Landscape Photography

Here are few composition tips and ideas you can apply to your landscape photography that Toma Bonciu learned from photographer Ansel Adams.<p><b>Ansel …