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70 Stunning Examples of Macro and Close

Macro photography has the potential to bring us into a whole new, tiny world. Achievable using a variety of methods, macro and close-up is a fun way …

These Stunning Images Aren't Drawings—They're Photos

Dutch artist Jasper de Beijer photographs historical dioramas to create surreal artwork.<p>There's more than meets the eye in Amsterdam-based artist Jasper de Beijer's stark renditions of historical events, like the 1993 Waco siege, visualized above. What looks like a drawing or illustration is …

Check Out The Winning Shots From The 2016 Sony World Photography Contest

Hey, remember when we brought you 2016’s Sony World Photography Contest shortlist? Well, the winners of the Open and Youth categories were just announced today. And yes, the photos are gorgeous, awe-inspiring, magnificent, and just about every other positive adjective you can find in your thesaurus.<p>…

5 Secrets Every Photographer Should Learn

<i>Pedro Quintela is a history teacher, talented photographer, and one of the most motivational people on 500px. His latest piece of advice is for</i> …

World view:cherry blossom beauty, Nanjing, China

8 inspirational new travel books

From UK whale watching to full-on expedition planning, this month's new crop of travel books will get you revved up for new adventures<p>The British …

Ireland breaks million visitor milestone in first two months of 2016

Green Energy<p>Overseas visits to Ireland rose 17pc in the three months from December to February, according to CSO figures published today.<p>The Central …

Ireland

A lot of travel can be about pretending to like monuments and sights that you don’t really enjoy, but my father, the reluctant traveller, has shown me that what matters is only doing the things you are genuinely interested in<p>My father, who lives in India, loathes travel. He will tell you this …

Travel

30 Most Colorful Cities Around the World

Many of the world's most iconic metropolises are filled with towering skyscrapers and shiny glass-and-steel facades, but not all cities are gray concrete jungles. From the candy-colored buildings of Havana, Cuba to the blue-painted houses of Jodhpur, India, many urban areas have embraced vivid hues …

Our monthly photo competitions have no theme this year: we just want your best travel shots. Enter via GuardianWitness and you could win a seven-night ‘Secret Fjords’ self-drive holiday to Iceland for two with Discover the World<p>Whether it’s the widescreen appeal of landscapes or capturing small …

Photography

Pictures of the day: 30 March 2016

Photos

Community Sourcing, The Trend You Don’t Want to Ignore

There’s no denying that a powerful, engaged community is a force to be reckoned with. Communities demand excellence, drive innovation, and force …

Innovation

Gorgeous "Time Slice" Photo Collages Vividly Illustrate the Passage of Time

Since 2013, photographer and motion graphics professional Dan Marker-Moore has tracked the passage of time in cities around the world through gorgeous "time slices," collages created by digitally merging dozens of individual photos captured minutes and even hours apart. With each strip representing …

How to Attach a Camera Strap with No Loose Ends Flapping Around

Most camera straps have a small loop that holds the extra flappy end in place so it doesn’t dangle loosely. If you want to tuck the end of the strap …

Smartwatches

Easter Horseback Procession

Project info<p>The horseback processions were common in the Silesia region of Poland centuries ago.<br>In Ostropa (district of Gliwice) the processions have been held at least since the mid-17th century. On Easter Monday, just after noon, the procession forms in front of the church of the Holy …

The Fragility Of Nature Captured By Daniel Beltrá

Spanish Photographer Daniel Beltrá’s passion for environmental conservation is evident in his stirring images of the natural world.Read more

Man uses paper cutouts to transform UK cities into beautiful Disney scenes

LONDON — Remember Rich McCor (a.k.a. Paperboyo), the Instagram photographer who uses paper cutouts to transform random landmarks?<p>Well he's back, and …

Walt Disney Company