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Black and White photography's dirty little secret - INSPIRED EYE

If you are into <i>Black and White photography</i> as a beginner, here's a little “secret” that you might find useful for your own.<p><b>Never shoot in Black and</b> …

Tutorials

25 Documentaries Every Arts & Culture Lover Needs To Watch Right Now

We've all sat in front of our Netflix accounts, tirelessly sifting through film and television genres like "Dark Biographical 20th Century Period Pieces" and "Quirky TV Shows Featuring a Strong Female Lead," never quite finding that perfect piece of cinematography. Defeated by your own streaming …

Tall storeys: Lucinda Grange's daredevil photography

British adventure photographer Lucinda Grange has travelled the world, scaling famous buildings and structures and taking pictures from the top. Among her impressive list of climbs is the Great Pyramid of Giza, Firth of Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland and the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. …

How to Save and Sharpen Photos for Social Media and the Web in Photoshop

How-To: Picking a Great Lens for Milky Way Photography

The lens is the most important factor in the image quality of a landscape astrophoto.<p>There are a number of lens traits that will determine the …

Top 10 future cities in film

Is our urban future bright or bleak? Peter Bradshaw provides a selection of celluloid cities you might consider moving to - or avoiding - if you are looking to relocate any time in the next 200 years or so<p><b>What have we missed? Tell us your favourite movie metropolis in the comments below</b>

The Rewards of Photographing People When You Travel

Photography

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

15 Ways You Can Improve Your Photography This Year

As the New Year begins and now that you’ve probably got brand new gear after the holidays, take a look at these quick tips on improving your …

How to Take Beautiful Bokeh Christmas Images [With 39 Stunning Examples]

Pin It It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… and in our forums I’ve noticed more and more great Christmas images being shared – some of which …

Planning and Packing Camera Lenses for a Holiday or Trip

When you’re packing photography equipment for a holiday, it’s hard to decide what to take. You want to take enough to get good photos, but not so …

Street photography masterclass - in pictures

Hit the streets with your camera - the award-winning photographer Antonio Olmos shares his tips for getting started. Street photography is right on your doorstep. The best way to increase your confidence is by stepping outside and giving it a try.

Bruce Davidson: Thoughts On A Lifetime With Leica

Renowned photojournalist and Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson has been acclaimed for over half a century for his searing images of street gangs, …

Street Photography

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

The Best Traveler Photographs of 2013

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>National <i>Geographic Traveler’</i>s director of photography, <b>Dan Westergren</b>, has the distinct pleasure (and sometimes pain) of choosing which photographs run in the magazine.<p>The award-winning photographers assigned to our stories come back from the field with such a rich variety of …

4 Smart Designs For New Cities That Can Withstand Any Storm

The ONE Prize competition drew dozens of entries from around the world, including everything from artificial islands to a bridge with giant …

Cities

15 Truly Breathtaking Pools From Around The World

Forget the world's most crowded swimming pool. If you're planning a vacation in the future, why not treat yourself to a dash of luxury and check into …

Friends: 20 years old and still the best-ever show about twentysomethings

As Monica Gellar once said to Rachel Green: "Welcome to the real world! It sucks – you're going to love it."<p>Could Friends be a more realistic depiction of twentysomething life? From the second Monica ushered Rachel into the world of poverty, dead-end jobs, and quarter-life crises, the series became …

Rainbow Spectrums Mirrored Throughout Palacio de Cristal

Imagine the bright spectrum of colors you would bask in while walking through a cathedral full of rainbows. <i>To Breathe – A Mirror Woman</i> is Kimsooja's 2006 site-specific installation for the Palacio de Cristal in Madrid, Spain. To expand and unite the architectural structure of the space, Kimsooja …

Art

Water Tower

The artist Tom Fruin has built this water tower made of colored plexiglas in Brooklyn. The strange structure is a tribute to New York and the “water …

Lose Weight in a Week

The 20 Best TV Shows Of 2013

England had the Elizabethan one; comics had the 1930s, and television’s golden age is happening right now. The small screen has, many would argue, …

The 2020 World Expo Will Look Like A Crystal Palace From Space

Designed by HOK, Dubai’s plan for the 2020 World Expo is beautiful, but could come at an all too familiar human cost.<p>The Shangri-La of the Middle East may be built upon shifting sands and the mirage of luxury, but come 2020, it will play host to the World Expo. For that, it is gaining another …

Tunnel in France Transforms into Surreal Wonderland

For the Festival of Lights in Lyon, France (or Fete des Lumieres Lyon), which begins on December 6 and runs through December 9, the Tunnel of La Croix Rousse will be transformed into a surreal wonderland. With light projections, the 1.8 km (or 1.1 mile) tunnel turns into an outdoor gallery. Says …

France

An Intro to Adventure Sports Photography: 10 Photographers You Need to Check Out

Adventure Sports Photography often doesn’t get a lot of attention in the photography world. While street, portrait, and wedding photography seem to …