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And The Winner Is: The Humped Bladderwort

We get a lot of press releases about photo contests, but this winning image from the Olympus BioScapes Imaging Competition (which I didn't even know existed) stood out for a few reasons:<p>1. The image itself is really neat.<p>2. What's actually happening in the image is also neat: Apparently this is …

Jonathan Franzen on the 19th-Century Writer Behind His Internet Skepticism

His new book translates works by Karl Kraus, whose misgivings toward progress mirror Franzen's belief that technology can be "very harmful" to artistic production.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b><p>In our conversation for this …

Writing Lessons: Caitlin McGuire

<i>In our Writing Lessons series, writers and writing students will discuss lessons learned, epiphanies about craft, and the challenges of studying</i> …

Fall Recipe: Moroccan-Spiced Carrot & Sorghum Soup

Because so much of the recipe development I do these days involves whole grains, there are times when I rely heavily on different flours or grains …

A Photographer’s Favorite Image of His Son and How it Was Captured

While visiting an aquarium with his family, a photographer took the incredible image you see below and shared it with the internet. The image …

Tutorials

Tactics & Analysis Blog

By Michael Cox<p>1 day ago<p>The 2018-19 Premier League season is well and truly underway and for once, that phrase feels appropriate.<p>The English …

Soccer

How to Get Amazing Images from Shadows (15 Awesome Examples)

Photographing shadows is often overlooked as a creative subject for our photography, and we can understand why. Any photographer, or photographic …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Nancy Grace Horton: Ms. Behavior and Mad Women

Nancy Grace Horton is having a good year. She recently received Honorable Mention in the Griffin Museum’s 19th Juried Exhibition juried by Kathy …

Documentary Photography - Six Tips for Creating a Legacy

We’ve all gone through times in our lives where we’ve lost loved ones. As a portrait photographer I would get calls all the time for “Urgent” family …

Photography

Tips for Approaching & Photographing Strangers

Street photography can be nerve-racking for some people. The idea of talking to strangers and/or capturing photos of them can be daunting. There are …

The linguistic genius of babies

Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another — by listening to the humans around them and “taking …

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is playing a risky game in snubbing Juan Mata

If Chelsea continue to lose, Jose Mourinho’s decision to drop Juan Mata could lead to a problem.<p>On a dispiriting evening for Chelsea when their commitment levels were questioned, Oscar covered a phenomenal 11,238 metres tracking back against Basle and then breaking forward, scoring once and trying …

GOAL: Diego Valeri classy chip over Irwin | Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids

Urban explorers – in pictures

The urban explorer turns the built environment into a playground, searching for epiphanies on the summit of a skyscraper. Here Bradley Garrett assembles a collection of urban landscapes and 'hero shots', the lone adventurer poised on the rim of a building or bridge

Surviving Whole Foods

Whole Foods is like Vegas. You go there to feel good but you leave broke, disoriented, and with the newfound knowledge that you have a vaginal disease.<p>Unlike Vegas, Whole Foods' clientele are all about mindfulness and compassion... until they get to the parking lot. Then it's war. As I pull up this …

The last American miners – in pictures

Photographer Bryan Schutmaat's project Grays the Mountain Sends shows the stoic faces and rundown homes of fading former mining communities in the US. Schutmaat was inspired by the writing of Raymond Carver and Richard Ford, and has just won the 2013 Daylight photography award

20 Greatest World Cup Goals

This article explores the 20 greatest World Cup goals in history. There are many pieces out there that present the most wondrous goals on a purely aesthetic basis, based on technique, finesse, power or unpredictability.<p>This editorial doesn’t ignore the beauty of a moment or the sheer delight of a …

Soccer

Writers and Their Libraries: What Books Did David Foster Wallace, James Joyce, and Evelyn Waugh Own? (PHOTOS)

Shelf Life<p>The Harry Ransom Center shares some of the titles in the libraries of David Foster Wallace, James Joyce, Nancy Cunard, and other writers. …

8 Simple Ways to Improve Your Photography Skills Starting Today

“Practice makes perfect,” they say. It’s such a clichéd statement — most people probably roll their eyes when they hear it. Me too.<p>But guess what? …

Top 5 alternative New Zealand road trips

<i>Who can resist the urge to hit the open (and almost empty) road in New Zealand? Certainly not us...but don't forget that the country has urban adventures aplenty, too. Check out our selection of lesser known (but no less wonderful) road trips, then head over to BBC Travel to find out about the</i> …

20 Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags

Click on a bag for more info.<p>This post has been updated to reflect the best sleeping bags of 2014. Our earlier selections are on the following …

Using Off-Camera Flash with Mirrorless Cameras

If you’re looking for a great off-camera flash tutorial, look no further. Whether you use a mirrorless camera or not, photographer Joe Brady will …

Depth of Field Simplified

Depth of field (DOF) is probably one of the least understood principles of photography. Most photographers seem aware of its existence, but few seem …