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10 Photographers You Need To Watch If You Love Simple Landscapes

Landscapes are a major genre in photography, and many photographers capture them using a pristine approach that bridges abstraction and minimalism.<p>It …

Ansel Adams

The Best Months to Visit Iceland (Video)

When Iceland's economy buckled under the pressure of a crumbling currency back in 2008, the island instantly became accessible to travelers with a …

European Travel

Zeiss Otus: Another Level of Quality

I have been shooting using Zeiss optics for decades. The appreciation was instilled in me by my grandfather who collected cameras quite seriously, …

Cinematography

How to Talk to Strangers

One of the greatest joys of being alive is having the opportunity to talk, engage, and interact with other humans.<p>DOWNLOAD PDF<p>Why street …

Street Photography

Developing Kodak Tri-X 400, Pushed to 6400

I just developed a roll of Kodak Tri-X 400 shot at 6400 ISO. I’ve been wanting to try this little experience for a while now. Some films are known …

Making Collodion From Scratch

A few days ago, for the first time ever in my experience with wet plate photography, I mixed up collodion from scratch. I thought I’d share about the …

A drug cartel put a bounty on his head. He barely escaped from a car trunk at the border.

As the white sedan rolled through the border, officially passing from the United States into Mexico at the Naco Port of Entry in Arizona, the car’s trunk thumped open and a man struggled out.<p>Handcuffed and duct-taped, still twitching from repeated cattle prod zaps, he bolted for Mexican customs …

Crime

How to Develop Black and White Film with Beer

What’s the best way for a photographer to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? By visiting the darkroom with a pint of Guinness in hand, of course!Believe it …

Alcohol

Lust, Desire, and Longing Behind-the-Scenes at Japan’s Love Hotels

Belgian photographer Zaza Bertrand doesn’t speak Japanese and was only able to gather bits and pieces of words exchanged between the people she met …

Relationships

5-Minute Backlight Photography Tips

How often are you out during the daytime wanting to take photos, but find yourself stymied by the harsh daytime lighting? When the sun is high in the …

Zoom Lenses

Chris Matthews caught on camera commenting on Melania Trump's 'runway walk'

A microphone picked up MSNBC commentator Chris Matthews' comments about Donald Trump's wife Melania's "runway walk."<p>Matthews, who did not realize his mic was on, was caught saying, "Did you see her walk? Runway walk. My God, is that good" while covering the Indiana primary for the network.<p>His …

Donald Trump

The rarest photo books we wished we owned

Good photography books are relatively easy to find these days – we are certainly in no shortage of images. But finding <i>great</i> ones – the kind that makes you feel, think and reflect – are a little harder to discover. Many of them now out-of-print or shockingly expensive, making it difficult for …

Rei Kawakubo

Shaquille O'Neal: 'I spent $1M in about 45 minutes ... but it was well worth it'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Less than an hour after signing his first professional contract, 20-year-old Shaquille O'Neal had already spent his first million.<p>"The first thing I wanted to do was relieve my parents of their jobs," O'Neal told CNN ahead of the new 2015-2016 NBA season in Oakland, California. "I (spent) a …

Basketball

Stormchasing to Shoot Portraits with Crazy Weather in the Background

There are stormchasing photographers and there are portrait photographers. Usually people don’t combine the two genres, but that’s exactly what …

I saw how airplane food gets made from start to finish — and I learned a shocking secret about food waste and delayed flights

United Airlines recently let our cameras into its catering facility, Chelsea Food Services, near Newark International Airport in New Jersey. Surprisingly, the food we saw was super fresh, made entirely by hand, and meticulously planned in advance. Another shocker? The airline's newest menu …

Aviation

A Mother Captures the Fleeting Moments of ‘Boyhood’ in Slovakia

“Nothing is too serious and every day is just a game,” says Slovak photographer Kata Sedlak of summertime for her two young boys, Oliver and Alan.</i> …

This Dreamlike Short Film Was Shot Using an iPhone and a Water Drop Lens

Here’s a 5-minute short film titled “O” that was shot entirely using a lens made with a drop of water and an iPhone. The lens gives the film a …

7 features most people don't know exist in Instagram

The app is designed simply and is optimised for social connections, displaying all the posts from people you follow in reverse-chronological order.<p>It's easy to figure out the basics like cropping a photo or choosing a filter to make it look better.<p>But while the app's interface is simple to use, …

Mobile Photography

These Majestic Photos Will Give You A Spacegasm

The winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 competition have been announced and they'll make you want to leave planet Earth.

5 times your camera meter will be wrong

Camera metering systems are pretty amazing and I’m usually very happy for the evaluative metering systems in my cameras to figure out the exposure …

Amazing

Architizer

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Modern Architecture

New in the Shop: Mysteriously Beautiful Monochromatic Photographs by Ekin Kucuk

From Turkey to Morocco, from Morocco to Paris–Ekin Kucuk has traveled to some of the most photographed destinations in the world. “Travel is essential for me, both physically and mentally, and photography is the tool I use for my diary.” With a point of view and style all her own, the …

Photography

How One Photographer Is Mapping America's Poverty

El Paso, Texas. The population is 649,121 and 21.5% live below the poverty level.<br>Matt Black—Magnum Photos<p>1 of 11<p>For more than 20 years, photographer …

Iconic images by documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, who has died at 75

Photo: Mary Ellen Mark.<p>Mary Ellen Mark: March 20, 1940 - May 25, 2015.<p>The documentary photographer who is best known for her haunting portraits of …

The Lone Ranger

What is Reciprocal Rule in Photography?

One of the biggest challenges that many photographers face is yielding sharp photos when hand-holding a camera. Many end up with blurry images …

Cameras

Photographer Spends 10 Years Documenting a Single Alleyway in Norway

For the past decade, Norwegian photographer Lars Anderson has documented one particular alleyway in the city of Troms, Norway for a project titled <i>In the Alley</i>. Measuring 100 feet in length, the narrow, graffiti-filled passageway connects two streets. According to Anderson, few people stop and …

Street Photography

Sublime Places to Visit in Italy

I was lucky enough to travel to Italy last month for a week of road tripping with<p>my fiancée. Based in <i>Lamole in Chianti</i> in Tuscany, we drove out to a number of sublimely beautiful destinations away from (well mostly) crowds of tourists.<p><b>Le Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera</b><p>Sunbathers enjoy the sun as the …

Camera Modes Explained

If you’re just learning about your camera, then chances are you’ve taken a look at the top of your camera only to become immediately confused. …

Aperture