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Introducing Lens Chimping: A Creative New Photography Technique

So, for a while now I’ve shared photography techniques I’d worked on throughout my career. Every wedding season I try to share something new with …

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How Leonardo DiCaprio inspired a stunning bridge that doubles as a park

Many of England's bridges have become pop culture icons—London Bridge inspired a song known by kindergarteners the world over and the Tower Bridge has its own Lego set. However, if architect Thomas Heatherwick has his way, the River Thames will soon have a new plant-filled pedestrian crossing …

Architectural Photographer Imagines Building in 88 Different Configurations

If you think you have seen weird architecture, your ideas about the strange and bizarre are about to be stretched. Prepare yourself to see some of …

Meditative Moments of Solitude Expressed in Black and White

Self-taught photographer Miro Simko captures strikingly secluded moments in his series entitled <i>Solitariness</i>. Each photo features a single car, truck, or person moving along an empty highway or a deserted back road. The strong contrast between one long strand of road and a single subject creates a …

The Best Photojournalism of the Year

A fast-moving wildfire on the edge of Yosemite National Park has forced the closure of two more areas of the park. The fire, which had grown to just …

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Manipulating Natural Light in Wildlife Photography

Manipulating Natural Light in Wildlife Photography - Using side lighting, backlighting and silhouettes to add impact to your wildlife images

How To Balance Strobes With Constant Light Like a Pro

One of the most important things to know as a photographer is how to balance available light with controlled light. Unfortunately, many in the …

What Photographers Should Know About Daylight When Shooting Outdoors

Light, as we know, is fundamental to the photographer, combined with shade, it is the main requirement to create an image. For those of us that …

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5 Easy Steps to Choose the Perfect Prime Lens for You

UI Design: Folding App

The time for a new post on UI Design has come and here it is, a fine example of a folding app design. This is a fresh idea for a cool app, which I'd …

Collages of Superheroes & Villains Made From Recycled Comic Books

Austin, Texas artist Mike Alcantara of ComicCollageArt has made a fantastic collection of collages depicting well-known superheroes and villains from …

Understanding Reciprocity in Photography

Reciprocity is the law of the relationship between shutter and aperture. It stipulates that one stop increase in aperture is equivalent to the …

High-Res DIY Film Scanner Made from a DSLR, Lumber and an Arduino

Consumer film scanners don’t provide enough detail, and professional models require too much money and pampering. What’s a dedicated film nerd to do? …

Natural Light: Making the Most of Hard Light

In a previous article I explored ways of taking photos in soft light. Today, I’d like to look at the opposite of that, and discuss the idea of taking …

Winning Jobs Through Personal Projects

Jonathan Gayman is an editorial photographer and PhotoShelter member whose primary focus is food. Coming from a graphic design background (with lots …

Is This the First Toy Camera Photo Taken from the Edge of Space?

We’ve seen cameras sent to the edge of space to take pictures, and we’ve even seen toys photographed at the edge of space. What we had never see, …

Photo Portfolio Tips: Setting the Tone and Refining an Audience

Amanda Sosa Stone has been working with award-winning photographers from around the world for over 10 years. Based in Florida, as a freelance …

Photo Tip: Replacing Emotion with Logic When Viewing and Printing Your Photos

Photographer John Free‘s many years of experience as a professional in the industry have given him a deep reservoir of tips, tricks and advice from …

How a Car Camera Rig Works in Automotive Photography

Car camera rigs are created for the purpose of photographing moving cars. Oftentimes, these exposure will last several seconds so that the background …

Available Light Portraits: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week we are celebrating the launch of our brand new Portrait Lighting eBook so I thought it might be fun to have a portraiture themed weekly …

Coping with Extreme Brightness (Without HDR)

Good photographers learn to work within the limitations of their equipment and learn to cope with scenes where the brightness range is too great for …

Sleep Like a Monkey: Nine Highflying Tree House Hotels (Photos)

Don't Look Down!<p>Check into one of these hotels to fulfill your childhood fantasies but with grown-up, luxury accommodations.<p>06.30.13 4:45 AM ET

Articles about 5 disappearing and invisible walls on Dwell.com - Dwell

Create a space that stands out.<p>Disappearing Corridor is a minimal space located in Hong Kong, designed by Bean Buro.<p>On my final day in Glasgow, and alas my final day in Scotland, I got straight up, tossed a handful of dirty clothes into my now...<p>A tiny bit like the Renzo Piano-designed Pompidou …

Spectacular Day and Night Composite Shots of Major Cities

<i>Day to Night</i> is a spectacular ongoing series by fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes featuring urban landscapes that transcend the confines of time by presenting day and night shots of iconic cityscapes in one image. Using up to 1,500 images from a 15-hour shoot day (from sunrise to sunset), Wilkes …

Sustainable Makokos Floating School in Nigeria is Finally Complete

Some time ago we showed you how architect Kunle Adeyemi (NLÉ) had an ambitious dream to build a sustainable floating community in Makoko, one of …

Incredible Charcoal Drawings Textured with Scalpel Blades and Sandpaper

Scottish artist Douglas McDougall creates fantastically photorealistic drawings using charcoal as his primary medium but then he textures each work using scalpel blades, sharply cut erasers and coarse sandpaper. The detail to each piece is mind-blowing, especially when it comes to facial hair and …