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19th Century Color Guide Is Transformed Into an Online Resource for Designers

Since the 19th century, Abraham Gottlob Werner's <i>Nomenclature of Colours</i> has been an important reference for artists, scientists, and naturalists looking to learn more about how the earth is broken into color. The incredible guide shows the myriad tints and shades that surround us and how pigments …

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Incredible Online Archive Lets You Download Hundreds of Ancient Maps for Free

Cartography, or map-making, has a long history. From cave paintings to ancient Greek explorations, maps have always been used as a vital tool to help us visualize and navigate our way through the world. “Cartography was not born full-fledged as a science or even an art,” wrote map historian Lloyd …

Maps

Liberation from Vibration with the Expanded Manfrotto BeFree Tripod Family

Sometimes the perfect travel companion isn't the person along for the ride—it is an essential and quiet piece of gear that works well and doesn't …

The Best Street Photographers to Follow

A list of my personal favorite street photographers, and photographers I recommend you to follow (in no particular order, just the list of …

Street Photography

Shooting Light-Painting Portraits with a Shattered Windshield

My name is Jason Rinehart with Hartlight Photography, and I’m a light painter known around the world for my unique light painting style. I’m always …

Light Painting

Elinchrom Combines Power and Portability in ELB 500 TTL Flash

Boasting the most power ever in a portable TTL light, Elinchrom wants to make some waves with the ELB 500 TTL. This compact battery-powered pack …

Why this '5-4-3-2-1' mindfulness trick is so effective at beating anxiety

People are saying the results are instant.<p>When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of worries.<p>But next time you feel overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, a simple mindfulness trick may offer some relief.<p>Shared by Boston University clinical …

How to check your internet speed right from Google’s homepage

There are a lot of great ways to test your internet speeds. Maybe you’re trying to figure out your internet connection’s download and upload speeds to ensure your network is working correctly, or perhaps you just want to show your friends how fast your internet is for some reason. One great way to …

Kindle

AI-powered face swapping has taken a dystopian turn

Now it's being used to make revenge porn of people's friends and acquaintances.<p>As if the issues like revenge porn and AI-powered facial recognition searches weren't creepy enough, a <i>Motherboard</i> report reveals yet another unsettling use of technology: "deepfakes." Within a month of locating a …

DIY Photography Backdrop Resources, and Why You Should Make Your Own

If you're a creator of any kind, chances are you've experienced being in a creative rut at some point in your journey to make cool stuff. As a …

The inventor of the iPod has made a new kind of high-end wristwatch

Belgium-based Ressence has a track record of reinventing the wristwatch. And for its latest concept the firm is collaborating with none other than …

Zapping Film with Electricity: How to Make Spark Patterns in Photos

There are still a few very unique and interesting things that can be done with film but not with a digital camera. One of these experiments is the …

Making Collodion From Scratch

A few days ago, for the first time ever in my experience with wet plate photography, I mixed up collodion from scratch. I thought I’d share about the …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Classic Cases: British-made, high-quality leather camera straps

The Classic Cases braided short leather wrist strap is a bargain at £27. Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 with 12mm Leica DG Summilux lens.Paul Glendell’s …

Pete Turner, Whose Color Photography Could Alter Reality, Dies at 83

When the photographer Pete Turner was on assignment in Amboseli National Park in Kenya in 1964, a lone giraffe galloped across the empty plain before him, and he captured it in all its solitude, its neck rising above the horizon.<p>Mr. Turner’s resulting transparency was overexposed, but he saved it …

Understanding Golden Hour, Blue Hour and Twilights

We all know that <b>light</b> is the crucial element in photography. Understanding how it behaves and the factors that influence it is mandatory.<p>For …

Interview with a Photography Collector --- How to Get Your Work in Front of a Collector

Photo: Elizabeth Avedon<p><i>W.M. Hunt is a champion of photography – A collector, curator and consultant who lives and works in New York. He is the author</i> …

Italian 'ghost town' for sale: Entire village available for less than price of a small London flat

The only moment of glory the mountaintop fortress Rocca Calascio has had in centuries of oblivion came in 1985, when it served as the set for the fantasy film Ladyhawke. It then went back to being a sleepy ghost town, isolated among the peaks of central Italy's rugged Apennine hills in the Abruzzi …

These hybrid beasts allude to the monster in all of us

What exactly are the hybrid creatures we see in these antique photographs? The illusion is quite convincing, but <i>Bestiary</i> is the fusion of Greek …

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Who? I live and work in Athens as an art conservator. Over the past 25 years, I’ve been dedicating my free time on photography, mostly street …

An Aerial Photographer Finds Art on Earth

Orange on White<br>Tommy Clarke<p>1 of 14<p>While living in Sydney, photographer Tommy Clarke found himself falling out of love with fashion photography. Eager …

10 Powerful Photoshop Techniques Every Photographer Should Know

We’re always looking to up our Photoshop game, but the lists of Must Know “techniques” or “skills” or “tools” we run across typically disappoint us …

Photographer Xavi Bou's chronographs of birds in flight - CNN Style

Xavi Bou does not photograph normal things.<p>Some of the Spaniard's subjects look like sea creatures, raised from the deep and suspended into the evening sky. Others look like solid tornadoes, black, densely coiled and threatening. Some refuse description, other than to say they are altogether …

Create pixel art using any image in Google Sheets in just 3 steps

Spreadsheet apps are great for crunching numbers, but if you know your way around them, they can be used to do a whole lot more, like create amazing works of art the way 76-year-old Tatsuo Horiuchi did.<p>Okay, no, that’s a LOT of work. Instead, you can just use code wizard Amit Agarwal’s nifty Google …

Don't Just Tell Them, Show Them

<i>In celebration of the ongoing LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2016, we will be publishing a series of inspiring features on great contemporary street photography. Enjoy!</i><p><i>Jesse Marlow is based in Melbourne, Australia. Over the last 17 years he has prowled the streets of the city he calls home,</i> …

Unusual Banality

This project is about showing the unusual among the usual. - I explore the chance moments of everyday life, with a focus on pedestrians. For me, streets and public spaces are inexhaustible sources of inspiration. I always have a camera with me and take pictures almost every day, anywhere, at any …

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Youthful Fantasies on the Beaches of Montauk

New York City-based photographer Michael Dweck remembers vividly the time he went to Montauk at the age of seventeen. It was 1975, and there was the …

Montauk