Rebecca Noakes

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How an Award Winning Photo is Made, All 27 PS Blending Modes Explained, Useful Editing Skills and More!

A few days ago I received an email telling me that my photo “Windermere Morning” had won the Olympus Global Photo Contest 2017. Apart from the kudos …

Photography

The Relationship Between Shutter Speed & Flash Is Critical | Remember This Lighting Mantra

Aperture controls flash, shutter speed controls ambient…this is a good mantra to have when trying to understand and control flash.<p>Some photographers …

Worldwide "Outings" Project Pastes Museum Paintings Onto City Streets

If you're walking along the streets of cities like Paris, Barcelona, and Portland, you might come across the <i>Outings</i> project. It's a worldwide participative event that was initiated by French artist and filmmaker Julien de Casabianaca. People around the globe install obscure figures seen in …

Art

From chilly mountains to fiery desert: where your seeds come from

The man who risks life and limb to travel the world seeking new and unusual seed varieties<p>Have you ever wondered where seed companies source their seeds? Most buy by the containerful from giant commercial wholesalers and growers in China, New Zealand or Holland.<p>Legislation is complicated, with …

National Geographic Travel

A frame for focus before making any creative effort

Starwatch: In the shadow of the moon

On 11 August 1999, the inky, circular shadow of our celestial companion Luna slid silently across the Atlantic, brought a fleeting night to millions in Europe and Asia, and finally vanished in the warm waters of the Bay of Bengal. A syzygy – a near perfect straight line alignment – of the Sun, Moon …

Astronomy

Photographer train hops across the American Southwest with an iPhone and a sleeping bag

In a state of frustration with his comfortable lifestyle and its stifling effect on his photography, Kevin Russ chose to strap a sleeping bag to his …

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just Two Little Decisions

The question I get asked the most is: “Wow, nice pic! Which camera are you using?” Does that sound familiar? In the past, every time I heard this …

Landscape Photography

James Wong: how to grow the best-tasting beetroot ever

The TV gardener explains how to super-charge the flavour of your home-grown beets and suggests the best varieties to grow<p>The Kew-trained botanist who burst onto the horticultural scene with the BBC series <i>Grow Your Own Drugs</i> in 2009, is at it again. In his new book, <b>Grow for Flavour</b> he is out to …

DSLR vs. Mirrorless | Are Mirrorless Cameras Really the Future Of Photography?

One of the most common phrases in photography circles these days is that “mirrorless is the future.” Like many other predictions, we usually tend to …

Cameras

Shampooed Hair Presented as Abstract Art in Photo Series

In his recent magazine piece, photographer Lo Cheuk Lun turns the common salon scene of shampooed hair into swirling designs of abstract art. Lun snapped pictures of sudsy heads from above, showing off bubbly hair that is swirled and teased in a variety of patterns. Barely recognizable as part of …

Art

Lines – Urban Architectural Photography by Sebastian Weiss

Urban architectural photography from the series ‘Lines’ by German photographer Sebastian Weiss.<p>Sebastian Weiss is a Hamburg, Germany based …

Architectural Photography

federico winer captures hypnotizing aerial views of architecture + urban landscapes

<b>federico winer captures hypnotizing aerial views of architecture + urban landscapes</b><br>all images courtesy of federico winer<p><b>landmark architecture and</b> …

Think to summer and plant bare-root peonies and roses

This time of year is ideal for planning and planting one of my favourite summer combinations, peonies and roses. We are in the middle of bare-root planting season and I still favour bare-root roses because they romp into growth. Bare-root plants (of peonies too) are available now until the …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

1,000 Light Paintings Form One Beautiful Stop-Motion Animation

Darren Pearson's 'Lightspeed' is a luminous journey through the California wilderness.<p><i>This article originally appeared on The Creators Project Netherlands.</i><p>If you've ever created a light painting, you should know how much effort it takes to capture them beautifully <i>and</i> in focus. Now, imagine that …

Stop Motion

Tunnel vision: London’s Crossrail enters its final leg

Under 2km of tunnels remain of the 42km needed for the £14.8bn infrastructure project, due to be finished in 2017<p>Elizabeth, one of the last tag team of Crossrail tunnelling machines, has made the first breakthrough into the City of London, 40 metres below ground under Liverpool Street. The moment …

Trains

Uncomfortable Photographs of Sunbathers Sleeping Comfortably on a Beach

For his project “Comfort Zone,” Lithuanian photographer Tadao Cern visited a public beach and shot photographs of the people sleeping comfortably on …

CERN

Meet the artist who creates surreal masterpieces with his iPhone

“Really I just download some apps I think sound interesting and play around with them for some time.”<p>The iPhone makes creativity-on-the-move a reality