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Canon's latest EOS M lens has a built-in ring flash

Canon's first EOS M may have landed with a thud, but things are getting much better for the mirrorless system. The company launched the excellent EOS M3 late last year, and just revealed a very interesting lens, the EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM. It's the first EF-M macro lens, and only the eighth …

A Mysterious and Abandoned Fishing Village Outside of Budapest Captured in Perfect Reflection | Colossal

<p>A few years ago photographer Viktor Egyed accidentally stumbled upon the town Szödliget a few miles outside of Budapest, and to his delight found …

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Video: The history of photography in 5 minutes

Thanks to the modern day smartphone, nearly everyone is a photographer these days. From Instagram and Facebook to Snapchat and Flickr, society today …

Meet the Artist Behind Ta-Ku's Gorgeous Floral Album Covers

Artist Samuel Burgess-Johnson crafts yet another colorful cover design.<p>Last week, following the June 12th release of his new album, <i>Songs To Make Up To</i>, Australian beat maker Ta-Ku dropped a follow-up single entitled "Down For You", featuring singer Alina Baraz. The single's cover flaunts yet …

Whales sculpture marks Bristol as UK's first European Green Capital

Bristol's whales sculpture is made of willow and 70,000 plastic bottles to highlight threat of plastic pullution to world's oceans<p>"Oh, man! admire the whale," says Ishmael in <b>Herman Melville's Moby Dick</b>.<p>There's something to admire in Bristol now: a sculpture of two life size whales made from willow …

An Interview with Sue Bryce. What is a Portrait.

How We Shot This Photo Of A Floating Woman With A Simple Lighting Trick

Do you remember your first eye-opening experience with lighting in photography? I think it happend to me while watching one of David Hobby’s …

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Jamaican Photographer Captures the Beauty and Innocence of Childhood

Adrian McDonald is a wedding photographer by trade who is used to capturing important moments in a couple's life. Recently, however, he's gotten new-found fame for his beautifully innocent photos of his neighborhood children. While in one photo a young boy looks completely caught in the moment …

8 Destinations That Totally Own Spring

<i>By Laura Pearson for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>By winter's end (or, let's be honest, well before), we get that nature-starved feeling and start looking everywhere for signs of spring. And in these eight spots in the U.S. and abroad, you won't have to look far: Mother nature pulls out all the stops, …

Cutting Edge Art and Technology Installations at STRP Biennial Defy Boundaries of Space

From March 20 to March 29, Eindhoven in the Netherlands is hosting one of Europe's most major art and technology events, the STRP Biennial. For 10 days, four large industrial halls are filled with monumental installations, cutting edge music and spectacular performances. This biennial focuses on …

Can You Guess What This Incredible Storefront Is?

A wedding salon for the modern bride.<p>Mociun White is a wedding salon that hardly looks like one. There’s no frilly white lace, no rose potpourri, and definitely no crocheted pillows with quotes about love. Instead, it’s spare, bright, and modern. Caitlin Mociun, jewelry designer and owner, handled …

‘The Rain Maker’: How I Shot a Conceptual Wet Plate Collodion Photograph

During past few weeks I have been working on a new picture I had in mind. This time I already knew the title: “The Rain Maker.” It’s a picture made …

This Gigantic Collection of 600 Vintage Cameras is for Sale on eBay: It’s Yours for $35K

Want to start your own camera museum? There’s a new listing on eBay that can put you on the fast track to doing so. It’s for a gigantic collection of …

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This New Flat Lens Captures Perfect Colors Without Chromatic Aberration

A team of researchers at Harvard are trying to revolutionize the world of optical lenses. Instead of traditional curved lenses that suffer from …

Patents

Futuristic Wind Turbine Doubles as Modern Apartments

This futuristic combination of a wind turbine and an apartment complex harnesses natural energy while providing sustainable housing. The Dutch Windwheel Corporation drew up the design with the port city of Rotterdam as its intended location.<p>The steel-and-glass structure is comprised of three inset …

25 Fantastic and Funny Photos Celebrate Photoshop's 25th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Twenty-five years ago, this week, a little graphics editing program named Photoshop was born. Fast forward a few decades and now we're living in a world where surreal-looking images are all around us. As part of the celebration, Adobe has launched a search for 25 of the …

Dynamic Portraits of Acrobatic Dancer and Bursts of Powder Frozen in Time

Brussels-based photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte freezes extraordinary instants in time in these expressive shots of an acrobatic dancer leaping and twirling amid dynamic clouds of powder. The Belgian photographer captured these spontaneous shots for the creative agency Norvell Jefferson in order to …

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Marked Up Photographs Show How Iconic Prints Were Edited in the Darkroom

Want to see what kind of work goes into turning a masterful photograph into an iconic print? Pablo Inirio, the master darkroom printer who works at …

Minimal London Urban Architectural Photography

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26 Thanksgiving Cocktail & Drink Recipes to Try This Year

Whether you're sipping to celebrate, or just steel your nerves against Great Aunt Edna, these Thanksgiving cocktails will get you in the spirit.<p>Whether you're sipping to celebrate, or gearing up for a day of congenial debate, one thing's for sure: A boozy cocktail in hand can make Thanksgiving a …

Playful LEGO Mashups of Pop Culture Icons

Buenos Aires-based art director Alexandre Tissier used one of our favorite toys, LEGOs, to playfully imagine new and fun characters. The series is titled <i>LEGO – Fiction Meets Fiction</i> and it mashes up pop culture icons like Spiderman, Batman, and Homer Simpson to transform them into <i>Spider Bond</i>,</i> …

Ingenious Giftwrap Transforms Into A Tote Bag

During the holiday season, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, people in the United States generate about 25% more waste than usual–about 1 million extra tons. And part of that waste is made up of mountains of wadded-up wrapping paper that get tossed out after gift-giving fests.<p>It’s the gift …

18 Photos of People Awestruck by the Beauty of Nature

Nature has a way of making our problems feel small and insignificant, an incredible view can change our whole perspective on life. While in Moab, Utah for a March photo shoot adventure, photographer Jerry Patterson captured a shot of the Milky Way through the arches of beautiful sandstone …