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These Beautiful, High-Contrast, Black & White Street Photos are a Testament to Great Composition

Oftentimes it’s the simplest elements that make or break a photograph, setting it apart from the rest for either better or worse. Today, we have for …

A Bar Built From Shipping Containers

We’ve seen what can be done with shipping containers in the past, from tiles to temporary spaces to homes, and now North Arrow Studio, along with …

Furniture

Best of Watch Concepts in 2013

It was the year of the iWatch and then some! Three innovative approaches to the fabled watch from the house of Apple; with similar yet distinct …

Camera Lenses: Narrowing Down the Choices

First of all, what is focal length? According to the textbook definition, “focal length is measured in millimeters (mm), and it represents the …

Cameras

Camera showdown: iPhone 5s vs. iPhone 5 vs. HTC One vs. Lumia 1020 vs. Galaxy S4

How to Create a Porcelain Skin Effect with Boudoir Photography

The human body has been a common subject of photography since the 19th century, when boudoir “artist studies” first served as substitutes for live …

Photography

Go ‘Behind the Lens’ of the Lumia 1020’s PureView Camera in this Cool Animation

We might not be able to take an actual video tour of the insides of Nokia’s new 41-megapixel powerhouse of a smartphone, the Lumia 1020. But thanks …

Make a Super Simple Smartphone-to-SLR Adapter Using an Extra Eyepiece

This weird looking contraption is a homemade adapter that lets you shoot digital photographs with a smartphone through the viewfinder of an SLR. …

Zeiss f/0.7: You Can Now Rent Two of the Largest Aperture Lenses Ever Made

Want to capture images of a scene that’s lit purely with candlelight? You can now rent a pair of Zeiss f/0.7 lenses — two of the largest aperture …

Photographing the Endangered European Red Squirrel

Red squirrels are my favourite subject to photograph. They each have their own individual personalities, and I love to try and capture their …

Amazing Time-Lapse of Earth Captured by Spacecraft Leaving Our Planet

In August of 2005, one year after being launched into space, the NASA spacecraft MESSENGER performed a gravity assist swing-by of our little blue …

Gutsy Photog Rappels Down Skyscrapers to Capture Stunning Architecture Shots

Architecture shots are often taken from one of three places: the ground, the roof, or inside a building looking out. That’s because the only real …

15 Surreal Photo Manipulations

Photo manipulations are illusions created by heavy photo editing techniques. It is an art where ordinary photos are transformed into something …

Photography

Japanese Photographer Creates Worlds Where Paper Characters Live

Japanese photographer Kouichi Chiba takes beautiful photos that once again show us that creativity does not always need fancy equipment and cutting …

iblazr Is a Synchronized Portable Flash For iOS and Android Devices

Low-light photography is a tricky business with smartphones, in part due to the smaller sensors packed inside their beautifully thin hardware. Whether it’s in the local bar, a music concert or moonlit walk, users are sometimes forced to use the built-in flash that can often ‘white out’ large parts …

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