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What's the point of family photos? No one looks at them

This Christmas will doubtless produce a new crop of family photos – the same grinning simulacra of reality that appears in every snapshot we take of one another, thumbs up, gurning, hugging and always, always, smiling. Is there really any point?<p>I don't get family photographs. Certainly, I do see …

Tips for Learning to Love Photoshop Actions

Tips for Learning to Love Photoshop Actions - sample images before and after, how to apply actions, and when to use them.

8 bit, 16 bit or 32 bit?

When it comes to the technology that surrounds digital photography I’m really not interested in how things work. All I want to know what things work …

How to Use Batch Processing in Photoshop

Editing photos can be an interesting and engaging activity. But sometimes, you need to apply a set of relatively simple adjustments to a whole bunch …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Literature

Alec Soth: My top 10 photo Books of 2013

The Magnum photographer Alec Soth picks his top 10 photo books of 2013<p><b>1. Emmet Gowin & Sergio Larrain (Aperture)</b><p>A double-whammy of perfectly produced career retrospectives of two great and underappreciated artists. Beautifully understated design, great printing and solid scholarship make both books …

12 Award-Winning Photos Beautifully Capture Daily Life

You might think that professional photographers, whose craft is being co-opted by Instagrammers and selfie-takers, would be the last to crowdsource “Likes” as a metric to judge a photography contest. Think again: the Morpholio Project, an online creative community of architects and academics, used …

TIME's Best Photojournalism of 2013

Jan. 21, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama places his hand on two bibles as held by first lady Michelle Obama as his rec<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Brooks …

Adventure After Dark

When is the last time you looked at the stars? Although many of us venture outside on a regular basis to climb, hike, ski, and kayak, even the most intrepid explorers usually tuck into their sleeping bags when dusk falls. As a photographer and naturalist, I do not think that exploration should not …

The year in travel - 2013

2013, what happened to you? You flew by in a flurry of tall structures sprouting from famous skylines (London’s Shard and New York’s One World Trade Center, to name but two), and grounded us with airline-related news such as the Dreamliner’s teething troubles and, er, Ryanair turning all nice.<p>Our …

South America

Telegraph Lux Travel on Twitter: "Dubai's best hotels reviewed, including @HyattConcierge, @Marriott, @OOResorts & @InterConDFC. http://t.co/I9JK5vYhmS http://t.co/dcSmyupEsY"

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Loneliness

Musings: Coming of Age in Iran

Picture Stories<p>Kiana Hayeri unveils the intimate and unseen lives of young Iranian men and women coming of age in a segregated, isolated Iran. She shares these stories from behind the scenes, where young people are trying to find a place to explore, discover, indulge in desires, and search for …