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The 10 stunning winners from the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest

The winners of the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest have been announced — and they're as stunning as ever.<p>13,000 entries were competing for a $10,000 grand prize and international acclaim.<p>The overall winner was Reiko Takahashi of Japan whose photo subject was a …

Nature Photography

Unbelievable Landscape Photos Taken From Inside Crashing Waves

This remarkable film presents the work of ocean photographer Ben Thouard who spent a year photographing from inside waves as they crashed into the …

The Importance of Patience in Landscape Photography

Landscape photography can be a fickle thing, particularly since you're very much at the mercy of the light and elements. That's when patience becomes …

7 lessons for the Eagles to take from the last 7 Patriots Super Bowls

Among them: Don’t throw a slant on the 1-yard line.<p>The Eagles are underdogs in Super Bowl 52. They’re up against the greatest coach-quarterback combination in the history of football, a buzzsaw that’s won five titles this century, including two of the last three. There’s a lot working against …

Twelve things we learned from Divisional Round games

The Divisional Round has come and gone, and only four teams remain in Super Bowl contention. Joining the usual suspects, Tom Brady's Patriots, in …

NFL

Star Wars was a mess before it was saved by the editor

How a train wreck becomes a classic<p>George Lucas wrote and re-wrote the original script for the first Star Wars film, and he barely seemed to know how to tell the story or where it would take him. That’s not rare when it comes to movies with this amount of lore and world-building, but it led to a …

A Guide to Different Types of Light and Weather Conditions for Photography

When is the best time of the day to take photographs outdoors? What are the ideal weather conditions for outdoor photography? Should I take photos …

Eclipse 2017: Science from the Moon’s Shadow

While people across North America took in the Aug. 21 eclipse, hundreds of citizen, student, and professional scientists were collecting scientific …

Interview: Sofi Lee is a pro shooting with vintage digital compacts

Film nostalgia in photography might be all the rage today – it seems a lot of people are hungry for that 'organic, analog look' – but for Seattle …

Director Roundtable: Guillermo Del Toro, Greta Gerwig and More on Creative Fears and Going to a "Deep, Dark Place"

Six top filmmakers — also including Patty Jenkins, Denis Villeneuve, Angelina Jolie and Joe Wright — open up about choosing the right projects ("You …

Angelina Jolie

Warner Bros. Faces A Possible $50M To $100M Loss On 'Justice League'

Warner Bros’ latest tentpole movie, <i>Justice League</i>, has stirred up lots of conversation these past few days, for its generally shabby reviews, the Great RottenTomatoes Tomatometer coverup and the lower-than-expected box office results. But for Warner Bros, there are really only two questions that …

Top 10 Castles of Europe

Travel<p>Do you ever wonder what it would be like to live in a real-life fairytale? Ponder no more.<p>At least once in our lives we’ve twirled in a glittery dress and tiara, or tussled with fire-breathing dragons from a crenulated tower. Indoctrinated by bedtime stories of our youth, we’d close our eyes …

European Travel

Movies that will blow everyone away in 2018

Movies that are going to blow everyone away in 2018<p>In this era of major movie studios earmarking their spots on the release schedule years ahead of …

EXCLUSIVE: 49 Extraordinary Vintage Portraits of Hollywood's Most Famous Faces

These new photos of Ethan Hawke, Jason Segel, and other notable attendees at Sundance Film Festival capture what they might have looked like in the 19th century.<p>These new photos of Ethan Hawke, Jason Segel, James Franco, and other notable attendees at Sundance Film Festival capture what they might …

Three Tips to Speed Up Adobe Lightroom

I have heard several photographers complain about how slow Adobe Lightroom is. While I agree that Adobe needs to make some improvements to their …

Tutorials

Forget Machu Picchu: Seven newly accessible wonders of the world

If visiting the world's most ancient temples and monuments—Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, Petra—inspires your inner Indiana Jones, just …

South America

11 Breathtaking Photos from Torres del Paine National Park

Photographer Michael George traveled to Patagonia and returned with a story of a lifetime.<p>A journey through the wilds of Torres del Paine National Park is no small feat. To fully experience this rugged and beautiful landscape, it requires driving, hiking, horseback riding, and boating in …

Photographer melted his drone to capture lava flows. It was worth it

Photographing volcanoes can be dangerous, but it’s certainly an experience to remember. Israel-based photographer Erez Marom traveled to Hawaii to …

Landscape Photography

This is What Photos From a $63,000 Camera Look Like

What kind of images does a $63,000 stills camera produce? Here’s a 19-minute video by Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography in which he uses a Phase …

Quentin Tarantino Has Finished the Script for His Ninth Movie, Looking for New Studio Home

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal, Tarantino will be making his first film without the support of Miramax or The …

What IS a Professional Photographer?

The phrase heard every day in the world of photography is “I am a professional photographer.” This statement must be viewed in the context that 8 out …

Future of XQD Cards: Lexar Still Producing, Hoodman May Start, CFexpress Is the Future

A lot of information came out of NikonRumors regarding the current status and future of the XQD format, which is so far only used by Nikon's high-end …

Shooting Portraits with a Giant Moon Using a 1120mm Lens

Photographer Eric Pare recently went out into the desert and shot a set of photos showing a model sitting next to the moon. And the size of the moon …

29 photos that capture the magic of golden hour

Photographers know that golden hour, the time shortly after sunrise and just before sunset, produces warm, glowing light that’s ideal for any genre …

Adventures in Wonderland: Road Tripping the American West

A National Geographic photographer tours the U.S. Southwest with his six-year-old Instagram rock star.<p>Long ago my wife, Kristin, and I came up with some simple rules for road trips: Avoid interstates whenever possible, no chain restaurants, try new roads, and stop driving before dark (to find a …

Blade Runner 2049’s sound team explains how they created the movie’s best scene

Did you feel claustrophobic? Good<p>One of <i>Blade Runner 2049’</i>s most memorable scenes was designed to make you feel like the world was about to come crashing down.<p>[<b>Warning:</b> The following contains spoilers for <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>.]<p>The scene takes place toward the end of the film. K (Ryan Gosling) is trying …

Blade Runner 2049

How Blade Runner 2049 Was Able to Pull Off That One Incredible Cameo

<b>The original Rachael from Blade Runner, Sean Young</b>

Video: 20 Things Most Photographers Get Wrong

When I was first getting into photography in college (and teaching myself), I read as many “10 Ways to Improve Your Photography”-type things as I …

Depth Of Field

The Adventurer's Guide to a New Zealand Road Trip

Follow the path of these 12 essential adventures for the perfect expedition.<p>New Zealand's South Island was made for road trips. It has glaciers, fjords, volcanoes, vineyards, <i>Lord of the Rings</i>-style forest, impeccable roads, and very few people sharing it. With only a million inhabitants in a …