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10 Swiss Inspired Graphic Design Lessons To Help You Become A Better Designer

<i>Sometimes the best way to showcase your design is to go back to the basics.</i> <br>When you hear the term “Swiss Design” the first thing you might think of …

Graphic Design

Artist Transforms Mass-Produced Celebrity Dolls into Realistic One-Of-A-Kind Sculptures

Artist Noel Cruz transforms mass-produced celebrity and character dolls into life-like miniatures. Using these figures as a base, he employs intricate face contouring–including shading and highlights–to add depth to these figures. After he's completed the makeovers, Cruz places the “before” and …

Art

How the iPhone 6S Camera Compares to All Previous iPhones

One of the big improvements in the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are the new camera modules, which now shoot 12-megapixel photos. If you’d like to see …

Bokeh Lighting Techniques

Times Square in New York is any photographer’s bokeh heaven – the stoplights, billboards, street signs and headlights make for an interesting …

Times Square

How To Create The Film Look In Lightroom Without Presets

You’ve probably come across presets for Lightroom that claim to create the film look on your pictures. And while some really do the job, most of the …

Tutorials

How to do Landscape Panoramic Photography

Have you ever been somewhere with a great view and taken a picture with your widest lens, but wished you had an even wider one that could capture the …

Landscape Photography

40 Amazing Eclipse Photos from Last Night’s ‘Super Blood Moon’

Kudos is due to the entire amazing 500px community… you guys absolutely blew us all away with your photos of last nights much-anticipated super …

Amazing

Kirsty Mitchell’s ‘Wonderland’ Finished After 6.5 Years and 74 Photographs

Since 2009, Kirsty Mitchell has been dazzling the photography world with her epic (and deeply personal) photo project titled <i>Wonderland</i>. Now, 6.5 …

Applying Extreme Sharpening in Photoshop

<b>Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers</b>High Pass sharpening is sometimes called “extreme sharpening,” and that’s really a …

Tutorials

Wedding Photography Post Production Workflow Tips And Tricks By Ryan Brenizer

In this video Professional NYC Wedding Photographer Ryan Brenizer shares his post production workflow from start to finish. Ryan walks us through his …

Photography

Guy Laramée’s Beautiful Landscapes Carved From Old Books

As internet perusers, many of you have most likely seen work by Guy Laramée. Often using multiple books bound together, Laramée alters existing books …

Kodak’s Tips for Photographing Disneyland… in 1956

Back in July of 1956, Kodak printed a helpful photography guide for Disneyland visitors. The pamphlet was titled: “Kodak Camera Tour of Disneyland” …

4 Design Lessons From The Pixar Team

A new exhibition at Cooper Hewitt explores the design tools and principles that go into making Pixar films so damn lovable.<p>Since 1986, when two adorable anthropomorphic lamps graced the screen in the short <i>Luxo Jr.</i>, Pixar has become an emblem of how to run a creative and successful business. Its …

Hypnotic 3D Canvas Sculptures Play with Vibrant Colors and Swirling Textures

Partners Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman, collectively known as Stallman, marry their individual talent and vision to create mesmerizing three dimensional sculptures out of canvas and paint. Their newest collection of work, titled <i>Canvas on the Edge</i>, aims to highlight the nature of the materials by …

Sculpture

5 Ways NASA Photoshops Images to Create Stunning Photos of Space

We’ve shared a number of times in the past about how NASA uses Adobe Photoshop to create many of the dazzling space photos released to the public. …

Tutorials

In the Mood for… Braids

The chic-and-stealth solution for easy weekend hair just happens to be the look of the moment. Get inspired to twist (and shout) this weekend with these inspirational braid images from the <i>W</i> archives.

Apps That Can Act As A Backseat Babysitter On Your Next Vacation

You’ve got your bags packed and the car gassed up, but you’re not quite ready to get behind the wheel for a state-spanning summer road trip yet. Not if your kids are coming along for the ride.<p>If you want to spare your family the hassle of sibling fights, travel tantrums and several rounds of “Are …

Kids

Articles about petite paris apartment vintage furniture–filled delight on Dwell.com - Dwell

An eccentric and eclectic Paris apartment reflects a lifetime of thoughtful collecting—and a considered eye.<p>Built by architect William Massie nearly a decade ago for vintage retailer Greg Wooten, this hybrid prefab home in upstate New...<p>One intrepid writer goes on the hunt for quality, authentic …

Man Turns Grandma's Van into Mobile Home to Capture Wanderlust

When Travis Burke‘s grandmother bought a 1994 Dodge Ram van years ago, she had no idea that it would kickstart a lifetime of adventure for her grandson. After seeing the van sit unused in his grandma's front yard, Burke, a 28-year-old from Oceanside, California, decided to convert the old vehicle …

North America

How to Fix White Balance in Photoshop by Finding a 50% Gray Point

Here’s a great 2-minute video tutorial that teaches a technique for fixing white balance in Photoshop. The basic idea is that you can locate a 50% …

Tutorials

8 Beautiful Castles to Visit Around the World

You don't need to be in a royal family to enjoy what these palaces have to offer.<p>You don't need to be in a royal family to enjoy what these palaces have to offer.

12 Over-the-Knee Boots to Get You Excited for Fall

When it comes to fashion, fall is probably our favorite season. With textures, layering and experimental silhouettes all fair games, there's lots to …

21 Restaurant Rewards Programs You Wish You Knew About Sooner

One of the best things in the world for a poor college student is free food. Everyone knows about the Starbucks app, but did you know there are tons of restaurants that offer lesser known customer rewards programs?<p>Spoon has your back with the best places to rack up the points. Get rewarded with …

What Time Is It? With Watches This Pretty, Who Cares?

We’ve addressed the importance of the investment diamond earring, but when it comes to minding the time, most of us are prone to wearing something understated. And while they do the job in a chic enough package, what about those who are looking for something truly dazzling? Enter the latest …

Jewelry

Interview: Intricately Cut and Layered Glass Silhouettes Reveal 3D Human Forms

At the intersection of art, science, and technology, Jed Malitz creates life-size glass sculptures of human figures within architectural forms. The New Orleans-based artist describes his works as “4D sculptures of cut glass and refracted light,” illustrating how each subject is defined both …

Sculpture

Adorable Trick Photos of Dad and Newborn

While most mothers and fathers are content to have pictures of their little tots breaking into a smile, Polish photographers Ania Waluda and Michal …

What Design Lovers Should Buy, See, Read–And More!– At Every Age

Well, that all depends on your age.<p>Nobody wants to be considered old fashioned. But one's idea of what's hip and of-the-moment is likely to change over the years. Here, a guide to age-appropriate aspirations.

A California Bathroom That Breaks All the Rules

Designer Karen Vidal blurs boundaries in this bohemian space.<p>"Everything was so square and angular," says designer Karen Vidal, who softened the lines in this Manhattan Beach, California, bath with an arched doorway to the shower and an arched window to welcome light. Outlined in black, the …

How To Master Indoor Photography With Natural Light

Whether you’re a street, portrait, still life, raccoon, or landscape photographer you’ll undoubtedly benefit from practicing indoors from time to …

Landscape Photography