Philip O'Grady

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How same-sex marriage could ruin civilisation

In the wake of the US supreme court ruling that legalised same-sex marriage throughout America, many commenters and objectors have claimed it will have disastrous consequences. But rather than just dismissing them as irrational bitterness, it’s important to consider the genuine scientific basis for …

LGBTQI
Astronomy

The best photo storage services to suit your needs

Over the last two months, I’ve spent countless hours sifting through 50,000 photos and videos my wife has captured throughout our eight-year marriage.<p>…

Cloud Computing

10 Things This Beginner Learned About Landscape Photography

I’m photographer Joe Hendricks, and in this post I’ll share some things I learned from trying to get into landscape photography.<p>1. Just go for it<p>For …

Idea: Use a Long Exposure at Night to Shoot a Starry Double Image

This starry double exposure-style photograph was made using a single long exposure. Photographer Ted Schiele was 190 seconds into a long exposure …

Photography

A Time-Lapse of the World’s Largest Salt Flat, Where the Earth Reflects the Sky

Time-lapse photographer Enrique Pacheco shot this beautiful time-lapse at Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, the world’s largest salt flat. The …

Is It Time To Phone E.T.?

Contacting aliens could save us or destroy us<p>In our search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), we humans have mostly just waited, and listened, for aliens to contact us. But in February, policymakers, philosophers, futurists, and astronomers convened to debate a new approach: contacting …

Paranormal

9 Tips for Photographing Mountain Lake Reflections

There’s something ultimately alluring about lake and river reflections in landscape photography, especially when surrounded by majestic snow capped …

A TEDx Talk by Photographer Leif Norman About the Past and Future of Photography

Professional photographer Leif Norman recently gave a talk at TEDxManitoba titled “The Past and Future of Photography.” Norman spent 18 minutes …

Photography

Beautiful Photos of Nature During Golden Hour

Autumn is perhaps one of the most motivating seasons for nature photographers. This is certainly the case for brilliant Israel-based photographer …

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Are No Match For Medieval Potion

Recipe from Bald's Leechbook found to be highly effective against MRSA<p>Bloodletting, mercury cures, holes drilled in the head—many ancient medical remedies seem ill-advised based on our modern understanding of medicine. But researchers recently found that a thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon treatment …

Microbiology

Being Poor Affects Kids' Brains, Study Finds

Children raised in poor households have clear differences in the physical structures of their brains compared to wealthier children, a new study finds.<p>Brain scans of 1,099 children and teenagers in nine major cities shows the poorer kids have less surface area of the brain. This is important …

Humanity

Square Enix's version of Star Wars isn't messing around

If Square Enix had its way with Star Wars, Boba Fett, Darth Vader and your everyday Stormtrooper would be a much more fearsome force than what we've come to know over the years. Did we say if? We mean when.<p>As part of the Star Wars Variant Play Arts Kai line, Square Enix reimagined all three …

13 Mind-Bending Thoughts About Photography

Photographer Matthew Rycroft put together this video containing 13 strange, random, and mind-bending “facts” about photography. These are short and …

Photography

Galaxy S6 And Galaxy S6 Edge Hide Samsung's Broken Promise

The reviews are in and the critical reaction to Samsung’s radically overhauled new flagship smartphones is overwhelmingly positive. The problem is most reviews have missed one massive flaw. You shouldn’t be surprised, Samsung has been promising the exact opposite…<p>Contrary to initial reports, both …

Phones

Just the Lenses: The Great 200mm Shootout

This ‘Just the Lenses’ article will take advantage of a Trioptics Imagemaster optical bench to compare lenses from different camera mounts with no …

Cameras

What a cluster: When dark matter collides, things get weird

Dark matter just got a shade more mysterious. Scientists studying a smashup between giant clusters of galaxies have watched how each cluster's dark matter passes through the collision – and found that it seems to contradict certain theories of how dark matter behaves.<p>The findings, published in the …

How to Back Up Your iPhone to iTunes on Your Computer

There are two ways to back up your iPhone. You can back up your iPhone to iCloud or back up your iPhone to iTunes. I like to have copies of both. An iCloud backup is kept in the cloud, while an iTunes backup is kept on your computer. You don’t need an internet connection to back up your iPhone to …

Time I

Dazed Sets the Cultural Agenda, on Flipboard

The monthly British style magazine Dazed—known until 2014 as Dazed & Confused—was founded in 1991 by Jefferson Hack and fashion photographer Rankin. Both students at the London College of Printing, they parlayed a hunger for knowing who’s hot and what’s cool into a must-read for anyone tracking …

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

This Online Depth of Field Simulator Helps You Wrap Your Mind Around the Concept

Want to understand the concept of depth of field better? Polish photographer and programmer Michael Bemowski has created a fantastic and feature-rich …

Depth Of Field

One Supernova Seen Four Times in Single Photo Due to Gravitational Lensing

Astronomers have captured the first photo of a single supernova showing up in four different places of a single image due to a phenomenon known as …

Universe

1,000 Light Paintings Form One Beautiful Stop-Motion Animation

Darren Pearson's 'Lightspeed' is a luminous journey through the California wilderness.<p><i>This article originally appeared on The Creators Project Netherlands.</i><p>If you've ever created a light painting, you should know how much effort it takes to capture them beautifully <i>and</i> in focus. Now, imagine that …

Stop Motion

This is a slow-mo look at how a DSLR's shutter works

It's always cool learning how stuff works. Case in point: cameras. More specifically, digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) pictograph boxes. The chaps over at YouTube channel <i>The</i> <i>Slow Mo Guys</i> have taken their trademark ultra-high-speed camerawork and, well, pointed it at a camera. The result? Seeing …

RANKED: The best smartphones in the world

Here's a look at the best smartphones you can buy today.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available in</i> …

Phones

How I Built a Custom Desk and Wire-Free Workspace for My Photo Editing

For years I’ve struggled with my workspace, I’ve had loads of different ones, from small ones in the corner of the living room in my old apartment to …

Woodworking

Tech Q&A: Snooping apps, iPad space, speedier Internet and more

<b>Snooping apps</b><p><b>Q.</b> I'm freaked out about apps having access to everything that’s on my phone. What can I do to keep my information private?<p><b>A.</b> Far too many apps let developers access a phone or tablet’s photos, GPS location, microphone, contacts and more. While some apps do need access, many don't. A …

Apps

What Outdoor Photos Would Look Like with Other Stars and Planets as Our Sun and Moon

The photo illustration above shows what a photo of a sunset here on Earth would look like if the sun were replaced with Arcturus, one of the …

Astronomy

Pandora’s Camera - Essays by Joan Fontcuberta | LensCulture

This book is the first English translation of a renowned collection of essays by Joan Fontcuberta, in which he considers the technological shift that photography has undergone in recent years.<p>The medium finds itself torn between loss and hope, between the disappearance of the silver gelatin …

Photography