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National Geographic Traveler photo contest 2014 - in pictures

The 2014 National Geographic Traveler photo contest has opened, inviting photographers from around the world to submit their shots. Here are some of the first entries

Fun Photoshop Tutorial Shows You the Ins and Outs of Photoshop… Version 1.0

Yes, we know it’s the day <i>after</i> April Fools’, but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share this little gem. We’re all fans of tutorials, right? …

Lensbaby Venturing Into iPhoneography, Unveils New Sweet Spot Lens

iPhone lens attachments are nothing new, but soon there will be a new company vying for the attention of smartphone shooters: Lensbaby. The …

La Chic – Font Family from Cultivated Mind

La Chic – Handmade Fonts.<p><b>La Chic</b> from foundry Cultivated Mind is a handmade font family consisting of 575 glyphs including alternate versions and …

Typography

Sony Just Launched The Most Boring Product In The World

Meet the Digital Paper, Sony’s latest e-ink slate. It’s part iPad, part e-reader, and must be made out of moon rocks. It’s $1,100 and will be available in the States this May. But you’re not going to buy it.<p>The 13.3-inch “letter size” Digital Paper isn’t for the average consumer. It’s definitely …

Japan to send phone alerts for incoming missile strikes

Residents of Japan are used to receiving phone notifications of natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis, but from next week the government will be able to warn them of a whole new threat. On Tuesday, the country's Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA) will flip the switch on a new …

Is the Oculus Rift sexist?

In the fall of 1997, my university built a CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) to help scientists, artists, and archeologists embrace 3D immersion to advance the state of those fields. Ecstatic at seeing a real-life instantiation of the Metaverse, the virtual world imagined in Neal …

Virtual Reality

22 Images From NYC's Golden Age of Bridge Building

These days, we tend to think of New York's bridges as traffic obstacles. But at the turn of the last century, the bridges that sprang up in thickets …

How to Effectively Combine Aperture and Shutter Speed

It’s probably safe to say that nearly everyone reading this has not only heard of the famed exposure triangle, but has also dedicated a decent amount …

Photographer's Eye - Bearings

Since the first photograph was taken in 1826, it’s estimated that we’ve snapped 3.5 trillion photos – more than 4 billion of those will be in this …

Practical Tips To Build Your Street Photography Confidence

A New Photographer's Guide to Camera Settings

4 of the Most Common Photo Editing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

One of the best things that digital photography has given photographers is the "digital darkroom". I'll spare readers the boring, old spiel about how …

5 Tips For Creating Stunning Cityscapes

Cityscapes have a uniquely vibrant feel to them which is unlike any other form of photography. If shot correctly, they can captivate an audience. …