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Where Life Is: The Search for a Planet Like Ours

The hunt for Earth-like planets is hampered by funding issues, but scientists still believe.<p>Residents of the Pacific Northwest sometimes refer to the region as “God’s Country,” not for the ceaseless rain that soaks the land from October until May, but for those few glorious summer months when the …

The Man Who Literally Built 'Star Wars'

Set decorator Roger Christian tells us what it was like making George Lucas's dreams out of scrap metal<p><b>PLUS: The Art of Star Wars: See Exclusive Storyboards from the Original Trilogy</b><p><b>One of the most memorable elements</b> of the original <i>Star Wars</i> in 1977 wasn't the story, or characters, or even the …

Star Wars

10 First-Class Airplane Seats That Are Nicer Than Your Apartment

As some airlines gut their frequent flyer programs, increase fees and cram more seats into coach, others are pushing the boundaries of flying luxury with of over-the-top first class suites.<p>Airlines are betting that these opulent accommodations will drive up profit margins and yield greater revenues …

American Airlines

Final scene is cool, but the side-by-side with the greenscreen is awesome!

10 Tips for Photographing the Natural World

From the tiniest mushroom to the gigantic mountains, nature encompasses everything. Trees, rivers, mountains, leaves, flowers, fruits, soil – …

Landscape Photography

VoiceSnap Lets You Snap iPhone Photos Using Voice Commands

While small in the realm of things, one of the most unique features of Google Glass is it’s ability to snap photos with nothing more than a vocal …

Baby Photographer Anne Geddes Shares About Her Life and Work

When it comes to baby photography, there’s one name that sticks out above all of the rest: Anne Geddes. An Australian native currently living and …

Let's Pack Our Bags: Packing and Travel Tips by Light Stalking Photographers

Photographers are always fired up for the next distance and day trip which means packing the right cameras, lenses and gear. Sometimes day trips can …

25 Fictional Places You Can Actually Visit In Real Life

Longing to escape into your favorite films or books? Now you <i>actually</i> can! From Middle Earth to Jurassic Park—we rounded up the real-life locations …

To This Day

How To: Create Dramatic Light Painting Photos

The popular technique called painting with light treats your camera’s film or sensor as a blank, black canvas on which you “paint” in your subject by …

9 Amazing Body Painting Photographs by Trina Merry

Trina Merry is a bodypainting artist based in San Francisco. There’s a good chance you’ve seen her work before, as a number of her projects have …

How to Successfully Focus on Fast Moving Subjects

It’s harder to hit a moving target than it is to hit a stationary target; any sniper, archer, or NFL quarterback knows this to be true. Photographers …

Cameras

Five Tips For Great Sunset Photos

Sunsets and sunrises are inspirational subjects for any photographer. In fact, a good sunset photo is often the reason people become interested in …

Landscape Photography

5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Blur

There are many photographers who are very particular about sharpness. This is not a bad thing. In fact, it is a good practice to check for sharpness. …

Cactus V6 Trigger is Capable of Being Used with Almost Any Flash System

Looking to change up the wireless flash trigger game, Cactus has announced its new V6, the world’s first wireless flash trigger that works on any …

Mark and Logotype Design by Maria Grønlund for Motion Birth

Motion Birth – Mark and Logotype Design.<p>Danish graphic designer Maria Grønlund teamed up with studio Werox to create an appropriate mark and logotype …

Exquisite Illustrations by Chris Stevens

Yet another week has ended, and to kickstart the weekend the right way, nothing better than an awesome set of illustrations, like these by American …

Illustration

Beats Co-Founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Expected to Take on Senior Roles at Apple Following Acquisition

Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and musician Dr. Dre are both expected to take on senior roles at Apple following Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The two may not take on full time positions, but will commute from the Los Angeles area, where Beats is based, …

Facebook Really Is Building The Metaverse

Facebook paid $2 billion for a virtual-reality headset maker. Now we learn why: The social network wants to build the first billion-person game.<p>A few months ago, jaws dropped as Facebook shelled out $2 billion to purchase Oculus VR, a virtual-reality headset company started on Kickstarter. Nobody …

Virtual Reality

We Uncovered The Mystery Behind The Pyramid That's On The Back Of Every Dollar Bill

The U.S. $1 bill hasn't had a major redesign since 1929. Mark Anderson, a numismatic consultant for The Museum of American Finance, tells us about the meanings behind the symbols on the iconic note.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser; Additional camera by Sara Silverstein</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Facebook</b>

Archaeology

New Whimsical and Colorful Murals by Seth Globepainter

French street artist Seth Globepainter, known for his colorful and whimsical murals, has unveiled a new series of indoor paintings in Rome. The imaginative murals, which decorate the walls of the Piazza Di Spagna metro station, were created for the <i>Urban Legends</i> exhibition at MACRO Museum. Daily …

Art

Awesome Dad Builds Backyard Roller Coaster for His Two Kids

Someone give this man an award! Father of two, Will Pemble should be named “DIY Dad of the Year” for his 180-foot long, 10-foot high fully functioning roller coaster that he built in his San Francisco backyard for his kids. After returning back home from a family trip to Six Flags Great Adventure …

New Jersey

A Sophisticated Lawyer’s Office Identity Design

Benício lawyer’s office – corporate design.<p>Adilson Porto Jr. is a senior art director living and working in São Paulo, Brazil. While working for …

Architizer

Paul Smith team 'to design UK pavilion for world fair'

He is usually associated in the public mind with beautifully tailored, if somewhat expensive, suits, but Sir Paul Smith, fashion designer to the stars, is expected to be announced as a winner of a competition to design the UK pavilion at the 2015 World Fair in Milan.<p>Smith is one of a team, led by …

Tips for Using ISO Settings in Photography

When you as a photographer—amateur or professional, analog or digital–practice your craft or hobby, you will at one time or another become acquainted …

Shutter Speed

Photographer Benoit Paillé Captures Real Photos of the Virtual World of GTA V

Back in October 2013, we featured the work of Fernando Pereira Gomes, an artist who creates street photographs in the virtual video game world of GTA …

Movie and TV Stills Creatively Inserted Into Real Life Using an iPhone

French photographer Francois Dourlen gets creative using nothing more than his surroundings and an iPhone, but he’s not an iPhoneographer. No, his …

Fascinating Book Described Thousands of Colors 271 Years Before Pantone

The incredibly comprehensive (and occasionally inspirational) Pantone Color Guide made its debut in 1963, but 271 years before Pantone began mixing …