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The 7 smartest, classiest porn sites

Smut doesn’t have to be so boring and conventional. Sites like Hysterical Literature prove it can even be artistic<p>According to Rule 34, if it exists, there's a porn for it. Rule 34 doesn't, however, guarantee there's a decent porn for it. What if you want something that's--I don't know--classier, I …

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Understanding Exposure - ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed Explained

When you think of the craft or art of photography, you must immediately think of exposure. Exposure is a critical element that determines what is …

DSLR Guide for Beginners: The Best Entry Level DSLR Tips

So, you’ve purchased your first DSLR camera, have you? You most likely read the manual, watched tutorials, asked your fellow photographer friends for …

Shutter Speed

How to Photograph the Milky Way in 12 Steps (With 6 Epic Examples)

I don’t recall ever meeting anyone who claimed to not be fascinated to some degree by the night sky. There’s just something hypnotic about gazing …

Landscape Photography

How Urban Explorers Are Risking Arrest and Death to Explore NYC With Their Cameras

Here’s a 5-minute video by Seeker Stories about how young urban explorers are connecting through Instagram and teaming up to explore the hidden …

9 Photo Composition Tips, As Seen in Photographs by Steve McCurry

<b>Rule of Thirds</b>: Place points of interest on the intersections and important elements along the lines<p><b>Leading Lines</b>: Use natural lines to lead eyes …

Photography

6 "Hidden" Camera Features You Will Be Glad You Discovered

How well do you know your camera? Do you know everything that it’s capable of? It’s certainly possible you know your camera like the back of your …

Cameras

The Five Basic Pieces of Equipment That Make Landscape Shoots Go Smoothly

Landscape photography is both great fun, inspiring and hard work. It can be both physically and mentally demanding, carrying your gear to the ideal …

Landscape Photography

These Ideas on Perspective Will Improve Your Photography Composition

Perspective. It’s a concept that has somewhat variable significance depending on the context in which it is being discussed — literature, geometry, …

37 Most Incredible Photographs of The Year

Let's look back on 2014 by reviewing some of the most spectacular photographs of this year. Which photographs of incredible destinations simply took our breath away? What long exposures were so creatively done, we gasped in awe? Which underwater photos seemed simply serene? Instead of our usual …

National Parks

15 Astonishing Photos Capture A Whole Day In One Shot

Photographer Stephen Wilkes painstakingly blends thousands of images to form his stunning works of art.

Artist Carves Amazing Sculptures out of the Blades of Knives

Contemporary by Angela Li recently presented Li Hongbo’s solo exhibition – <i>Shadow of Knives</i>, a brand new series of metal sculpture and installation …

How to Photograph the Moon (With 10 Great Examples)

Learning how to photograph the moon has long been one of the greatest joys of a photographer's journey in learning. For centuries the moon has …

Landscape Photography

Moving Beyond Auto Mode: Which Exposure Mode Should You Choose?

A newcomer to photography is often daunted by the different exposure modes a camera may offer. In fact, there are only four, real exposure modes and …

A Beginner's Guide to Dynamic Range (Plus Useful HDR Photography Tips)

If you have created even one photo with a digital camera you are already aware that what you see is almost never what you get. This is due to several …

Cinematography

6 Places Every Photographer Should Visit At Least Once In Their Lifetime

Photography and travel seem like they go hand in hand. There are so many gorgeous locations in the world, it's hard not to want to photograph them …

New Zealand

How to Freeze Motion and Capture Shots That Pop

Since I started teaching photography around 7 years ago, one thing that I've often noticed is many of my students face difficulty executing shots to …

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5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

Higher Education

How to Use Shutter Speed for More Powerful Images

Recall the last time someone complimented your photography. Did they compliment <i>you</i> or did they compliment your camera? Surely, we’ve all heard it at …

What Your Camera’s Auto Bracketing Feature Can Do and How to Use It

Cameras today are a marvel of modern technology, giving us beautifully exposed, wonderfully sharp images much of the time. There are times however …

Landscape Photography

Mind-Bending Placemat Mimics Einstein's Space-Time Fabric Theory

Japanese design studio A.P.Works playfully mimics the imagery of Albert Einstein's space-time fabric theory with this mind-bending placemat. By warping the grid pattern, the <i>trick mat</i> creates the illusion that the plate and silverware are weighing down the placemat's seemingly elastic surface, in …

Albert Einstein

Fjaðrárgljúfur, The Most Beautiful Canyon in the World

Have you eve seen a canyon so beautiful? Fjaðrárgljúfur is a canyon in south east Iceland that's known for its breathtaking beauty. It's up to 330 feet deep and about one-and-a-quarter kilometers long, with a river called Fjar flowing through it. Created by a progressive erosion of flowing water …

Hiking

Breathtaking Photos of Wild Foxes in Russia's Snowy Landscape

In the cold depths of Russia's northeastern Chukotka region, Magadan-based photographer Ivan Kislov captures colorful signs of life in the snow through his breathtaking images of foxes in the wild. Kislov, who enjoys hiking to distant spots and photographing wildlife in between his long shifts as a …

Wildlife

More Hilarious Thrift Store Paintings Altered to Give Playful New Meanings

New York-based artist Dave Pollot uses all kinds of funny pop culture references to give playful new meanings to old thrift store paintings. We first featured his work back in February, where Star Wars ships and LEGO blocks made their way into vintage landscapes. Since then, the artist has produced …

Art

How to Capture Striking Silhouettes in 7 Easy Steps (With 10 Stunning Examples)

Photographers exert an awful lot of time and anxious energy fretting over how to light a subject; specifically, we all tend to fear shadows. Harsh …

An Introduction to Lens Selection for 5 Common Photography Subjects

As you dive into the world of photography, it will not take you long to notice that there is a lens for almost everything. For a beginner, a dilemma …

Animated Letters by Louis Mallart 

Outside's Best Travel Photography of the Fall

Photo: Mark Clinton<p>Photographer Mark Clinton ran into a young woman while travelling across Ireland who was completing her version of an Irish adventure bucket list. Last on her list? Cliff jumping.<p>Photo: Judith Marie Hoffman<p>After a cable car ride to the balcony on Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix, …

Adventure Travel

Dynamic Paintings Feature the Energy of Fencers in Motion

Brooklyn-based Canadian visual artist Aaron Li-Hill creates dynamic images by blurring the lines between illustration, sculpture, graffiti, graphic design, painting, and drawing. The results are works filled with an animated power that emanates from each piece.<p>In just one week, on November 8, 2014, …

Art