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How to Drop $725K on Gear: The Priciest Items Sold by B&H

When it’s time to buy new gear, we usually need to seek out options that offer the best bang for the buck. In the process of doing so, we’re forced …

The LSD Avengers, Silk Road’s self-appointed drug inspectors, announce retirement

The group tested batches of acid and posted ratings online<p>Acid is a freaky drug; it can make you feel like you’re a kid again, or trap you in a real-life horror movie. So when you buy it off the internet, there’s understandably some trepidation: is this going to make me completely lose my mind …

Roman Polanski at 80: the film-maker at work - in pictures

It's Roman Polanski's 80th birthday on Sunday. To celebrate we present a gallery of behind-the-scenes pictures from films across the director's life and career. They follow Polanski from his early years in Krakow, through production of his early short Two Men and a Wardrobe, up to the director's …

Amazing Road Trips

Columbia River

July 2013

7 of the World's Longest-Running Experiments

These scientific research projects certainly didn't happen overnight.<p><b>When physicists at Trinity College, Dublin, started a viscosity experiment in 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt was president of the United States, World War II was well underway, and Meet Me in St. Louis was tearing up the box</b> …

Simply Beautiful Photos: Palette

Beneath the Clouds – Incredible Underwater Photography by Sarah Lee

Sarah Lee is from Kona on the Big Island of Hawai’i, and her photography can make you want to live there too. She captures the full beauty of island …

The Big Fat List of Documentaries About Photography

Prev<p>Explore Japan’s Abandoned ‘Battleship Island’ Courtesy of Google Street View<p>Next<p>Filter Fakers Tumblr Exposes Instagram #nofilter Fraud

Still Life Photos that Combine Stark White Scenes with Just a Touch of Color

For the most part, Dutch photographer Arjan Benning specializes in still life photography. Crafting strange scenes for advertising agencies, museums, …

20 Lighting Tutorials for Film and Video ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

Quality lighting is one of the most important elements of any professional looking project. Lighting contributes considerably to the emotional …

Tutorials & Tips From Ryan E. Walters

I recently participated as the cinematographer for the team 'Bad A 5K' in the 2012 Portland 48hr Film Festival. Not only did we take 1st Place (Best …

$5 Quick and Easy Shoulder Rig

Before we get started, I need to apologize for neglecting this blog. I have a couple of product reviews, some DIY projects and an audio series …

Pro-Tip: Make Cool Hazy/Light Leak/Mystical Photos With A Sandwich Baggie And A Colored Marker

Photographer Jesse David Mcgrady shares an awesome tip for creating hazy and mystical photos in camera using a simple ingredient you probably have …

Color Grading without 3rd Party Plugins!

Mastering Challenging Lighting Conditions for Nightclub Style Photography

Commercial photographers are regularly faced with challenging lighting conditions and rigid deadlines. Meticulous planning and flexibility are …

Peering pressure: The secret battle to control the future of the internet

There is a fierce battle going on to control the future of the internet, and consumers are the innocent bystanders.<p>Reports have been filtering in …

Flash back: users' most precious photographs – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/jun/06/users-most-precious-photographs-pictures<p>720<p>For a GuardianWitness assignment last month, …

Liveblogging Google Glass at National Geographic – National Geographic Blog

Human Journey<p>This morning, National Geographic employees are getting the chance to see Google Glass — the futuristic, wearable headgear that allows people to see the world through the eyes of Google — from inside our own auditorium.<p>The glasses can record video and capture photos as well as search …

Artist Turns Her Dad Into a Superhero by Adding Imaginative Drawings to Photos

“<i>That’s how i see him.</i>” – Giulia Pex<p>Milan, Italy-based photographer and illustrator Giulia Pex has turned her dad into a superhero by adding a series …

Slow-Mo Photo Booth by Bruton Stroube Studios

At a recent ad industry mixer hosted by Bruton Stroube Studios in St. Louis, Missouri, the production studio set up a Phantom Miro high speed camera …

Back to Basics: Food Photography Lighting & Styling

In today’s foodie/cellphoneography/Instagram world, everyone is a food photographer. It’s almost customary to take a photo of your food before …

The Power of a Photo Essay: The Battle We Didn't Choose

“A picture is worth 1000 words…” and while this cliche may be both tired and incredibly overused, there is still some truth and value to it. When you …

What the Future Looks Like Inside SRI: the Lab that Brought us Siri

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Robert Scoble, Startup Liaison Officer at Rackspace, is working on a book with Shel Israel about the how sensors, wearable computers, and other technologies will change our future, titled “Age of Context.” That got them invited to visit SRI International, Silicon Valley’s most</i> …

Five ways to boost your Android phone's battery life right now

If you've ever caught yourself scanning a room for outlets, or worrying about how long you can eke out a charge on your phone, then this collection of battery-saving Android apps is for you.<p>These apps are helpful even if you've got a built-in battery-saving feature to help you in a dire situation, …

Interview with Blackmagic CEO Grant Petty.

<i>Granty Petty Interview NAB 2013 (Part 1) from Rick Young on Vimeo. Here is part two.</i><p>At least for me the most exciting MFT news of the last few months …

High Speed Photo Series of Liquids and ‘Stuff’ Flying Through the Air

You don’t have to be high-brow to put together a creative photo series; you don’t even need to travel the deserts of Tunisia. Sometimes, all you need …

Crunching The Numbers: How Does A Budget $750 Gaming PC Perform?

In this special installment of <i>Crunching The Numbers</i>, I shift the critical gaze inward to analyze the performance of my personal $750 gaming PC build — before I give it away to one lucky reader.<p>As many of you know, I recently undertook a tricky challenge: Build a powerful gaming PC within the …