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Dark Matter Is Necessary For The Origin Of Life

When you look up past the stars of our Milky Way and out at the galaxies beyond, it might surprise you to learn that most of what we see <i>isn’t</i> most of what’s actually there. Sure, in our Solar System, 99.8% of the mass is in our Sun, and astronomy has taught us a tremendous amount about how stars …

Dark Matter

Interview: How Instagram Photographer Lauren Bath Has Made a Job Out of Traveling the World

If traveling the world and photographing incredible destinations sounds too good to be true, then you haven't met Lauren Bath. We introduced you to her a few days ago when we showed you her spectacular photos of camel trains on Australia's Cable Beach. In the short three and a half years since …

Social Media

A scientist who wants to contact aliens has a plan to beam the entire internet into space

One scientist at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute, doesn't want to send just one message: He wants to broadcast billions of messages by transmitting the entire internet into space.<p>"Such a large corpus — with its text, pictures, videos and sounds — would allow clever …

Paranormal

Improve Your Photography Skills with These 9 Photo Composition Tips by Steve McCurry

Looking to up your photography game? Luckily, the Cooperative of Photography has created a fantastic video on photographic composition using tips and images by legendary photojournalist Steve McCurry. Each of the nine pointers is illustrated with examples from McCurry's stunning portfolio. Read on …

Photography

How I Created a Shot of Myself Falling in the Kitchen with Food Flying Everywhere

So I recently had this crazy idea in my head and some free time. The idea was to have myself falling over in the kitchen with tea and biscuits flying …

Living Rooms

What Every Photographer That is New to Flash Should Know

Pro Tip: For this image we placed Grace’s back towards the sun so that it would give us a natural hair light. The softbox was then placed camera left …

A Trick for Sharpening High ISO Photos in Photoshop Without Adding More Noise

UK-based glamour photographer Markp created this short video tutorial on how he sharpens photos captured at high ISOs in Photoshop without adding …

Tutorials

Coolest Photography Links of the Week: Tutorials, Reviews, Great Photography and More

The photography world is vibrant and alive right now with many artists and visionaries active in creating and sharing great images online. Toad …

Father Offers Wisdom to His Kids Through Powerful Double

Florida-based photographer Brandon Kidwell uses his artistic skills as a powerful way to give valuable advice to his kids. In a series titled <i>Wisdom For My Children, Life Lessons Through Photos</i>, he creates double-exposure images that convey different teachings. It's a personal project that took form …

Photography

What You Need to Know About Wide Angle Lenses

Wide angle lenses are a key part of every landscape photographer’s kit; they can produce some amazing vistas and sweeping scenes, but learning to use …

The Real Meanings of Common Photographic Words and Expressions

We photographers do love our catch-phrases, but what do they all mean? Here’s my not-so-serious and very tongue-in-cheek rundown of some of the more …

Precious Moments: I’ve Learned To Catch The Smiles of Sleeping Babies

I was photographing families and toddlers in 2010 and 2011 and my work was a bit uninspiring. Then I saw American photographers creating these …

Post-Processing Trends in Wedding Photography

Wedding photography, much like the entire business of weddings, is highly influenced by the ebb and flow of trends. They come, they go, and they’re …

Photography

THE SHOT: The Faces of the World's Poor

Living On A Dollar A Day: The Lives And Faces Of The World’s Poor<p>On assignment in Mali, West Africa for The Sacramento Bee I photographed Mohamed Ag Ahmedou, 2, suffering from malnutrition, while working to make coal alongside his mother in March 26, 2004. "Those that don't work, don't eat," …

Intimate Portraits of Gypsies Recreated in the Style of the Old Masters

In his series <i>The Dream Goes Over Time,</i> Madrid-based photographer Pierre Gonnord recreates the Old Master painting style in this timeless portrait series featuring Portuguese Alentejo gypsies. Gonnord, who seeks to use art to give voices to marginalized people, frames his subjects as royal figures, …

Photography

Articles about wing roofed home georgia perches among trees on Dwell.com - Dwell

Cantilevered volumes of glass lift the residents of this modern Atlanta home high into an urban forest.<p>Covered in mirrored glass that’s transparent when viewed from within, the façade of this Mexican forest retreat reflects the...<p>An established Japanese architecture firm with a yen for porous, …

Architecture

The Hidden Worlds of WWI - Video documentary featuring Jeff Gusky | LensCulture

<i>Deep inside long-forgotten, underground cities, photographer/explorer Jeff Gusky has discovered incredibly preserved remains from the First World War that bring this 100-year old conflict back to life.</i><p><i>LensCulture contributor Clara Abi Nader traveled with Gusky to one of these historical sites and</i> …

World History

4 Ways to Use Image Stacking to Create Better Images

Since the beginning of the digital age in photography, stacking images has become much more common than it used to be earlier. But what are the …

Landscape Photography

How to Control Reflections in Your Photos

Have you ever removed reflections in your image just to reinsert them later in Photoshop? Photographer Gavin Hoey gives us the entire process from …

Tutorials

Understanding Depth of Field: How Focal Distance Affects DOF, Visualized

<i>Note: This is part two of a series on depth of field. you can read part one here.</i><p>This video is seen from a third person point-of-view, perpendicular …

Landscape Photography

How to be a Holistic Photographer

Today, we are going to go a little left-field and talk about taking a holistic approach to photography. Regular readers will know that I often talk …

7 Ways to Save Money on Your New Photography Gear

Okay, so it’s time to upgrade your gear. You’re quite sure it’s not just another case of G.A.S.; this time isn’t about trying to keep up with market …

Annie Easley helped make modern spaceflight possible

<i>To celebrate Black History Month, Engadget is running a series of profiles honoring African-American pioneers in the world of science and technology. Today we take a look at the life and work of Annie Easley.</i><p>Few people are brilliant enough to be a computer programmer or a mathematician. Even fewer …

Grammy Winners’ Official Portraits Released to the Public for the First Time

Photographer Danny Clinch has served as the official backstage portrait photographer at the Grammys for more than a decade, but his shots have …

Awards

How to Do Levitation Photography: A Tutorial

As a part of a personal 50/50 project (a photo a day for 50 days with a 50mm lens), I tried my first attempts at levitation photography and had a lot …

Tutorials

Going Urban With Your Landscapes: 7 Tips for Photographing Urban Landscapes

Let’s be honest, if someone mentions landscape photography to you, most people immediately think of beautiful sweeping vistas, majestic coastlines …

The Moon Was a First Step, Mars Will Test Our Capabilities, but Europa Is the Prize

The icy moon Europa is perhaps the most tantalising destination in our solar system. Scientists have been trying for years to kickstart a mission to …

What if the universe had no beginning?

Reports of the death of the Big Bang have been greatly exaggerated. Big Bang theory is alive and well. At the same time, our universe may not have a …