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Tai Chi in Central Park

I rented a place in <b>Winter Park</b> two summers ago. Since I lived there, I started looking for local events to sketch and when I found out that <b>Tai Chi</b> …


How to paint outdoors in mixed media

Take your painting <i>en plein air</i> this summer with Ray Balkwill's guide<p>You often have to search out a subject but, every now and again, a scene will …


Cardboard, chewing gum, celebrity spectres: outsider art at Sotheby’s

The first exhibition of outsider art to be held at Sotheby’s will open at the London auction house next week, showing a lifesize cardboard sculpture of a runner, minutely detailed drawings by a former punk rocker, and works in embroidery, found materials and chewing gum.<p>The exhibition will feature …

The Best Christmas Movies to Stream This Holiday Season

There are plenty of activities you can do to get in the holiday spirit, from caroling to cookie-baking to decorating a Christmas tree. But near the top of the list has to be cozying up with a holiday movie (hot cocoa and a cozy blanket required too, obviously). Thanks to all the streaming services …

New Yorker Holiday Covers Through the Years

’Tis the season to be jolly—or not! <i>New Yorker</i> holiday covers have showcased a wide range of emotions over the years. In Edward Sorel’s cover from 2012, for instance, Santa’s reindeer crankily side-eye their boss for interrupting their poker game. Istvan Banyai’s drawing of McSorley’s Old Ale House, …

Santa Claus

50 actually nice things that happened in 2017

We (rightfully) talk a lot about all that went wrong in 2017. But because no year, no matter how disturbing, can ever be <i>all</i> trash, let's take a …

Maxine Waters

Depth of Field Myths: The Biggest Misconceptions

Depth of field causes more confusion among photographers — beginners and otherwise — than nearly any other topic out there. Many “common knowledge” …

Understanding Composition in Photography: A Complete Guide

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. You might be thinking that a …

How To Achieve Visual Balance In Your Photography

Have you ever looked at a really nice photo and felt that something was just not quite right? A feeling that something is jarring but you can’t quite …

Beginner's Guide to Composition

Artists have been trying to perfect the art of composition for as long as history lets us go back in time. We can see it in paintings, in tapestries, …

When Depth of Field is Not Enough

As landscape photographers we are often obsessively consumed with sharpness and depth of field. The most common strategy these days is to have …

20 ISO tips to boost your camera skills

<b>Whether you want to boost your camera’s light sensitivity or shutter speeds, James Abbott reveals how to get more with his ISO tips.</b><p>1. ISO tips: …

Shutter Speed

Nature@work photo competition winners - in pictures

The European Environment Agency invited European citizens to capture how nature benefits them in a competition called Nature@work. Here are the winning images, announced this week


HTC's newest smartphone only costs $349, but packs a surprisingly great camera

You'd be wrong.<p>The U11 Life, HTC's newest smartphone that arrives Thursday, boasts a surprisingly competent camera, despite its bargain price.<p>I spent some time using the phone over the last few days. I didn't put the phone through its full paces, but I tested a few of the features that are most …

17 Photos Of Art That Will Make You Say "There's No Way That Was An Accident"

“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents” – Bob Ross. H/T r/mildlyinteresting.

Kjerag, Norway

Herald of Fagus

Follow @theprotraveler for more amazing adventures! @theprotraveler Lungern, Switzerland | By @sennarelax

Path of Fairy Tales

Riva di Varenna

Photography tax announced in Italian town of Positano

<b>Will this famous landscape soon cost you to snap it?</b><p>The Italian seaside town of Positano is one of the most well known photography destinations in …

Amalfi Coast

Five photography exposure ideas for more creative images

Throwing the photography exposure rule book out of the window can be a fantastic way to produce some creative images. Work with your camera to under …

Landscape Photography

Street Photography: The Ease and Difficulty of the Art Form

<i>Rob Krauss explains the ease and difficulty of street photography.</i><p>I am a Los Angeles based Street and Documentary photographer. I have been making …

Hasselblad X1D in Porto

The smouldering busts ‘round the Sheldonian, #Oxford #architecturelovers #architecture #sculpture #heritage #photography

St. George’s Hall, Liverpool #architecture #architecturelovers #photography #classicalarchitecture #statue #heritage #civic

White waitingroom

The beauty of raking side light on Liverpool Cenotaph #architecturelovers #architecture #sculpture #photography