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5 Tips for Beginner Nature Photographers

<b>Candace Dyar</b> (formerly Candace Bartlett) is not a household name in landscape photography circles and if you were to see her images you would …

Homo Naledi, New Human Species Found: Pictures

Prehistory

How to Create A Realistic HDR Panorama

HDR stands for “High Dynamic Range,” meaning that the method is supposed to increase the dynamic range that one image can have as if the sensor had …

When these scientists battled it out to identify the world's cutest animals, we all won.

10 Famous Street Photography Quotes You Must Know

If you want to get a deeper insight into street photography and take better photos, I feel it is very important to study the work of the street …

These Amazing Photography Links Will Keep You Busy for a While

As another week flies by us all we find Toad Hollow Photography searching all the known corners of the internet, looking for links to the best …

Landscape Photography

10 Lessons William Eggleston Has Taught Me About Street Photography

I first heard about William Eggleston through my good friend and talented street photographer Charlie Kirk about a year and a half ago. He mentioned …

How to Be Happy in All Circumstances in Photography

<i>(You can also read this as a Google Doc, or PDF)</i><p>Dear friend,<p>I just finished reading a book by Roman philosopher Epictetus, titled “Of Human Freedom.” …

Street Photography

Best camera settings for outdoor portrait photography

<i>Our series of pre-shot checklists continues with a look at some of the best camera settings for outdoor portrait photography. While variable lighting</i> …

Landscape Photography

Nikon Unveils the 24-70mm f/2.8 VR, 24mm f/1.8, and 200-500mm f/5.6 VR

The rumors were pretty accurate: today Nikon announced a trio of new lenses designed for both pros and enthusiasts. Say hello to the new 24-70mm …

Answer to earthworm's ability to digest poisons unearthed by scientists

All plants contain toxins which continue to work after leaf fall, so how worms are able to stomach dead grass and leaf litter has long been a mystery<p>British scientists have cracked the global earthworm mystery: they have worked out how the planet’s great subterranean reprocessing system copes with …

First 3D-printed drug approved by FDA

For the first time ever, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a 3D-printed drug.<p>The prescription pill, Spritam levetiracetam, will be used to treat certain types of seizures in epilepsy patients.<p>The drug's manufacturer, Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, says it makes the oral medication …

3D Printing

11 Pro Tips for Composing your Photos – with Ian Plant

Photographic composition - we all know the rules, right? And we all know that the first thing you learn is the Rule of Thirds. Well, here's a talk by …

Photography

Underwater graveyard full of WWII planes is otherworldly

Underwater Plane Graveyard<p>For 70 years, World War II planes have been resting in peace at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.<p>Although divers have …

Scuba Diving

Short Trip? More People ‘Microdosing’ on Psychedelic Drugs

For Martijn Schirp, it's a way to make an ordinary day just a little bit better.<p>A former poker player and recent graduate in interdisciplinary science in Amsterdam, Schirp has been experimenting with a new way to take psychedelic drugs: Called microdosing, it involves routinely taking a small …

Psychedelia

Interconnected rats' brains create organic computer

Scientists have been experimenting with brain-to-brain interfaces for years. Miguel Nicolelis, a neurobiologist at Duke University Medical Center, in particular, has been making strides with his research on the subject. His team recently created a "Brainet" or a network of interconnected brains …

10 Ways to Save Pollinators

Pollinators are in decline worldwide. You can help save them. Photo Credit: Julie ChenPollinators are in trouble. These important wildlife move from …

Wildlife

Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains

A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys<p>You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.<p>It’s a place where online information is password protected, trapped behind paywalls, or requires …

The 50 Most Amazing #BestTowns2015 Photos

@rockcreekgear: Chattanooga<p>Back in April, we asked for wild card submissions on Instagram for the final four entrants to our Best Towns 2015 contest. We were blown away by your submissions, and a wild card entrant, Port Angeles, almost won the whole thing. Here are some of our favorites.<p>The sun …

Adventure Travel

Study: Ants Rarely Get Sick Because They're Masters of Cleanliness

A new study from the Institute of Science and Technology Austria reveals surprising information about ants: the small insects are masters of …

Review: Capture Another Dimension with Samsung’s 45mm f/1.8 2D/3D NX Lens

From time to time, a lens will appear that we can’t help but develop a desire to test. Samsung released a 45mm f/1.8 NX lens, but neither the focal …

Liquid Art High Speed Macro Photography

There are different approaches to take when photographing drops of liquid, some more technical than others. When artist, Markus Reugels, came across …

5 Reasons a Pro Photographer Sometimes Regrets That Decision

Following your dream is not always easy. Actually, it’s never easy. To be frank, I think the only way you can achieve a dream goal is to leave …

Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p><i>There’s no time to lose, I heard her say Catch your dreams before they slip away.</i><p>When we sleep, wrote English psychiatrist Havelock Ellis over a hundred years ago, we enter a ‘dim and …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

Video Share – Travel Photography Hacks and Gear Tips

In these two videos travel photographers Brendan van Son shares some of his hacks for travel photography gear – how to go lighter and spend less …

Photography

Why You Shouldn't Ignore The Video Mode on Your Camera

There has been a certain reluctance amongst some photographers to accept the fact that video is here to stay on stills cameras. It’s understandable, …

Videography

The Deep History of the Sea’s Bone-Eating Worms

Bones are symbols of death. That makes sense. Before X-rays and CT scans allowed us to look inside ourselves, we’d only see our skeletons after death and decay had stripped everything else away. Not to mention that poison labels, the Jolly Roger, and visages of the Grim Reaper have all reminded us …

Paleontology

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Analyzing Punch Stats That Impacted Title Fight Results

On May 2, Floyd Mayweather showed the world why he's undefeated. The average fan may not have liked how he went about thoroughly beating Manny Pacquiao in the highly anticipated event, but it looked a whole lot like any other offering from the pay-per-view king.<p>Despite Pacquiao's best efforts to …