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Why Does DMT Make You Feel Like You’re Dying?

Researchers dosed 13 people with DMT to investigate the similarities between DMT trips and near death experiences in the first study of its kind.<p><b>This story is part of When the Drugs Hit, a Motherboard journey into the science, politics, and culture of today's psychedelic renaissance. Follow along</b></b> …

Consciousness

Working with layers in Photoshop: Layer Styles

Photoshop is one of the best photo editors around, but it can take a while to get to grips with its extensive toolset. Luckily, there are plenty of …

Graphics

Pictures By Sergio

This is what the life of an incel looks like

"Then when I started going online, I realized there is literally an epidemic of men just like me.”<p>“When I go outside I’m paralyzed with anxiety and fear. I know the traditional psychological methods of addressing this, but the fact is I need that one person to help."

Incel

The Equation That Will Make You Better at Everything

As an athlete, if you want to improve something—your 100-meter time, say, or your deadlift PR—you’ve got to apply a challenge, some sort of “stressor,” and then follow it with a period of rest and recovery. Too much stress without enough rest and you get injury, illness, and burnout. Not enough …

San Antonio

When a Stranger Decides to Destroy Your Life

Monika Glennon has lived in Huntsville, Alabama, for the last 12 years. Other than a strong Polish accent, she fits a certain stereotype of the …

Internet

Behemoth, bully, thief: how the English language is taking over the planet

No language in history has dominated the world quite like English does today. Is there any point in resisting? By Jacob Mikanowski<p>On 16 May, a lawyer named Aaron Schlossberg was in a New York cafe when he heard several members of staff speaking Spanish. He reacted with immediate fury, threatening …

Language

Photography Exhibition Opportunity: The Print Swap in London

In the last year, our worldwide project The Print Swap has traveled the globe, with exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Berlin, and …

Los Angeles

3 Photographers Shoot 1 Model to Show That Style is What Matters

Here’s a 13-minute video in which three photographers (Sheldon Evans, Ricardo Lategan, and Jessica Amdur) were tasked with shooting portraits of the …

Photography

The Linguistics of 'YouTube Voice'

The attention-grabbing tricks that keep an audience watching, even when people are just talking at a camera<p>Hey guys! What’s up? It’s Julie. And today I want to talk about YouTube voice.<p>So the other day, I was watching this YouTube video from the PBS Idea Channel about whether Ron Weasley from <i>Harry</i> …

Language

Venmo: how the payment app exposes our private lives

Venmo is unusual because it combines social media with financial transaction. It’s hard to gauge expectations of privacy<p>Anyone can track a Venmo user’s purchase history and glean a detailed profile – including their drug deals, eating habits and arguments – because the payment app lacks default …

Social Media

Exposure Compensation: An Easy Guide

Raise a hand if you spend a lot of your time in your camera’s auto modes, Program, Shutter or Aperture Priority or even Scene Modes. Keep your hand …

Daryl Aiden Yow, Instagrammer That Used Stock Photos to Build Massive Following, Apologizes

In what is the inevitable end of an Internet saga, the story we brought you last week about the Instagrammer that built a massive following (and a …

10 Top Photography Composition Rules

There are no fixed rules in photography, but there are guidelines which can often help you to enhance the impact of your photos.<p>It may sound clichéd, …

Landscape Photography

Taking photos of people dancing at a party can be a lot of fun. Because you’re working with a still medium, often the ways you use to get motion into the photo are crucial in setting your photos apart from the rest. Most parties end late, so the dancing doesn’t happen until way after dinner, and it’s usually dark. How do you capture great dance photos in the dark? Here are some techniques you can start using. https://www.lightstalking.com/photographing-dancing/

How to Add Depth to Your Photographs

One of the biggest challenges thrown up by photography is the fact that it is done in two dimensions. While that can be a draw back, it also presents …

The Crucial Skill in How to Select your Best Images

When most of us hear the phrase “photo editing” we generally think of editing a photo to enhance it in some way using computer software. Although …

5 Free Guides on Five Different Composition Tools to Help You Compose Better Photos

There are many composition guidelines that you can use while framing a shot when photographing. They not only help you in subject placement inside …

How to Take Incredible Photographs of Flowers

<i>This is a guest post from Izabela Korwel. Check out Iza's amazing macro photography on her blog, follow her on Twitter, Facebook and also on Google +!</i><p>…

How to Use Photoshop Curves to Correct Exposure and Colour

In this brief tutorial, we will demonstrate the power of the curves tool in Photoshop to adjust exposure and color. The shot I am using has the …

An Introduction to Rembrandt Lighting For Portrait Photographers

If you're a beginning photographer, chances are you're still in the process of building up your arsenal of studio lighting. Being able to get the …

6 Portrait Lighting Patterns Every Photographer Should Know

The Secrets to Compelling Black and White Portraits

Black and white photographs can portray a higher level of timelessness than color images. The lack of color also gives us a better sense of the time …

Focus Stacking in Photoshop: How to Get Pin Sharp Macro Shots

The HDR trend has come and, for many, gone, but what came of it is the easy-to-digest concept that creating one photograph may actually require …

Chill With The Coolest Photography Links Of The Week

We have had another fantastic week in the world of photography, with posts and pictures from all corners of the internet representing the best work …

7 Things To Avoid If You Want To Become A Successful Photographer Things To Avoid So As To Become A Successful Photographer

While we all know that there is no universal recipe for becoming a successful photographer, there are certainly some pitfalls that every photographer …

9 Tips for Creating Great Street Portraits

I love taking street portraits. Whether the people you are photographing are posing or just going about their day-to-day life, humans are the most …

5 Essential Considerations for Sharpening Your Street Photography

Street photography tells a story in ways that other types of photography can't. They are spontaneous, interesting, and perfect mementos of a moment …

Capturing Motion Blur in Camera Explained

Part of being a great photographer is learning how to accomplish all those effects we tend to rely on Photoshop for, in-camera. Take <i>motion blur</i> for …

How to Bond with Strangers and Make them Relax Around a Photographer

As any photographer will know, getting a person to relax enough around you to get a few decent shots of them is no easy task. It seems like no matter …