Alix Kreil

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Alexia Sinclair’s Breathtaking Photo Shoot in a 350-Year-Old Frozen Castle

Photographer Alexia Sinclair recently completed one of the most beautiful and challenging photo shoots we’ve ever run across. The resulting …

Tutorial: How to Easily Replicate a Photo’s ‘Look’ Using Curves

It’s happened to all of us: we’re browsing through someone’s portfolio or even just through Flickr or 500px and we come across a photograph or series …

Why Watch Dogs went into hiding

It just wasn't fun. Not all of the time. Not for everyone.<p><i>Watch Dogs</i> was just a month away from shipping last year when Ubisoft announced it was delaying the game. It was a surprising move for a game with so much anticipation built up around it, one that looked like it could have been one of the …

Photojournalist Captures the Ku Klux Klan in Their Everyday Lives

In his series <i>Ku Klux Klan</i>, photojournalist and former Marine Anthony S. Karen takes a forthright look into the daily lives and rituals of one of the …

Brightly beaded AK-47s of Africa: by Ralph Ziman

North Korea's Still In The Dark, As Photos From Space Show

At Night, North Korea Disappears<p>Photos from space show that at night, North Korea is a huge, almost completely dark patch between its two prosperous neighbors, South Korea and China.<p>Pictures really do tell the story about how far behind economically North Korea is compared with its neighbors.<p>In …

Ancient Underwater City Submerged in China's Qiandao Lake

Beneath the water in the China's Qiandao Lake lies a hidden treasure. The ancient city of Shi Cheng (also known as Lion City), located in the province of Zhejiang, has been submerged underwater for 53 years. Shi Cheng was founded about 1,300 years ago in a valley surrounded by the Five Lion …

Archaeology

In pictures: Sony World Photography Awards 2014 shortlist

Costa Rica

How 7 People Test 400 Million Pounds Of Starbucks Coffee A Year

At Starbucks’s Seattle headquarters, seven people taste 75% of the beans that the company buys and roasts each year. Here’s how they get it done–without unduly influencing fellow testers.<p>After any brainstorming session, you’re left with a pile of ideas. Some are good. Some are bad. And it’s up to …

Coffee

What Middle-Earth Would Look Like From Space

In <i>The Hobbit</i> and <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, British author J.R.R. Tolkien created a fantasy world called Middle-Earth for his dragons, elves, dwarves, and wizards to inhabit, but he only ever rendered it in text. Now, a team of Danish programmers is taking Tolkien’s descriptions of Middle-Earth and …

J.R.R. Tolkien

AF-ON & Back Button Autofocus: This May Just Change the Way You Shoot Forever

Still autofocusing by pressing halfway down on your shutter release? Well, suppose I told you there’s another way that you might even like better? …

Creating the Photograph: Michiel Tersteege's, "Strawberry Splash"

<i>Editor’s Note: Creating the Photograph is a new series that we’re starting where we interview photographers all about the photo that they shot and</i> …

125 Years of Awesome National Geographic Photos In One Book

A new book celebrates National Geographic‘s 125th anniversary with a retrospective of photographs as breathtaking as the planet they document.<p>Since 1888, <i>National Geographic</i> magazine has provided readers with an escape to the most obscure and fantastical places on Earth and now, in honor of the …

British Columbia

The Chinese village with the secret to long life

Tourists paying homage to Bama's centenarians are bringing in millions. But the Guangxi county's success may be its undoing<p>Her T-shirted charges trailing behind her, the young guide swept into Huang Puxin's home and flicked her tour flag towards the centenarian, who was waiting on the sofa beneath …

Crane Operator Captures Stunning Photos of Shanghai from Above

Amateur photographer Wei Gensheng has taken advantage of multiple opportunities as a crane operator to capture stunning images of Shanghai from over 2,000 feet above the city. Working on the final construction stages of the Shanghai Tower, said to be the tallest building in China and the second …

Photography

Photographer's Girlfriend Continues to Lead Him Around the World

<b>Praktik Hotel – Madrid, Spain</b><p>Russian photographer Murad Osmann continues to be led around the world by his girlfriend Nataly Zakharova in his ongoing <i>Follow Me</i> project. With her back facing the camera, Zakharova eagerly holds the hand of her photographer boyfriend, guiding him through various …

Barcelona

Analysis: 2014 SRT Viper “Body and Soul” Commercial – Feature

I’m not a Viper guy. They’re hugely capable and their owners sure seem to love them, but for me they’re too big, too brutal. I’ve driven Vipers both on and off the track and clearly they have strong hearts and mighty muscles, but I’ve always had trouble making the man/machine connection with these …

Sports Cars

Designer Drills Holes into Quarters, Turns Them into Rings

Designer Nicholas Heckaman of The Ring Tree meticulously handcrafts detailed rings out of US coins. The Gainesville, Florida-based designer first discovered his skill when he was looking for the perfect ring to propose to his girlfriend with. He managed to create a special engagement ring out of a …

Engagement Rings

Fire-Breathing Made Even More Epic with 24-GoPro Bullet Time Rig

With all of this talk of new cameras and new lenses and fake potential cameras, we thought it might be good to take a quick break and just share …

"Be the Zombie" mode for Dying Light revealed

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced a Be the Zombie mode for Dying Light, which allows gamers to play as predators in the game's multiplayer component.<p>Preordering Dying Light in North America is the only way to access the Be the Zombie mode at launch, though it is unclear if the …

F-Stop, Shutter Speed: A Powerful Combination

When you first take a camera in hand, this black box with a lens on it can seem to be a glaze inducing riot of numbers, symbology, and menu options. …

Researchers Take Aim at Automatically Detecting Photo Fakes on Twitter

You might remember the photo above from last year. For a while, it circulated the web like mad, claiming to show Hurricane Sandy bearing down …

On the Inside: Venezuela's Most Dangerous Prison

The following photographs were taken at the Vista Hermosa prison in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela in March and April 2013.<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Sebastián …

Why the Xbox One is scaring gamers

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>In the two weeks since Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One, gamers have raised some questions about its latest-generation …

Outlast is a stealth horror game designed to make the player suffer

The scariest thing about <i>Outlast</i> isn't its mountain asylum setting, or even the thing stalking you through the bloodied building, it's that the game features a hide button.<p>The ability to hide isn't always there and it's not the only thing you can do in the game. Sometimes you can run, crouch, climb. …

How to Build Summer Abs: Men's Health.com

Update your ab routine with the following six moves. "They'll challenge your core from every angle, making you stronger in everything you do," says Durkin. They'll also give you something to bare at the beach. (And for more ways to build a body you'll be proud to show shirtless, strip away the fat …

A Powerful Display of Rare White Tigers at Feeding Time

I would NOT want to be in the way of these Bengal white tigers when they are hungry! Australia-based photographer Birte Person wasn't quite as afraid. With the safety of distance, she was brave enough to capture these stunning shots of the rare animals during feeding time at the Singapore Zoo.<p>The …

Animals

How to Create Dramatic Photography in an Unusual Location

Creating dramatic photography in an unusual location is a good exercise for photographers who are hoping to build their skills. In most cases, the …

Camera Captures What It’s Like to Get Eaten by a Grizzly Bear

When Brad Josephs took his GoPro camera out in beautiful Alaska, he was probably trying to get majestic footage of Grizzly bears for the BBC’s Great …