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Exclusive: DUP broke off talks with Tories for 36 hours this week as they demand £2billion for Northern Ireland

The Democratic Unionist Party broke off talks with Theresa May this week as it told her to spend £2billion in Northern Ireland if she wants the party to prop up her minority Conservative Government.<p>The DUP demanded the cash – which works out as £1,100 per person in the Province - as talks veered …

United Kingdom

This French Street Artist Is Making Boring Buildings Beautiful

The walls you see here could easily be boring slabs of concrete or brick. But in the talented hands of French street artist Julien Malland, the walls …

Murals

Mercury rising – the planets as you have never seen them before

For more than half a century, robot spaceships have swept through our solar system, returning data that has transformed our knowledge of our sister planets. We now know that Venus is an acid-drenched, scorching hell, Mars is desolate and virtually airless, while several of Jupiter’s moons may have …

Astronomy

Sistine perfection or pissed-up Manchester street scene? Let's put things in perspective

Forget its supposed compositional harmonies: comparing a photo of some drunk revellers to the masterpieces of the Renaissance is an insult to the deeply skilled and difficult enterprise of painting<p>Oh, come off it. I know you may have had a few. I know this time of year can bring out a bit of …

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Pictures of the Week 12.3.15

Shoes

How to Improve Your Photography by Shooting Black and White

It is understandable that many beginners new to taking photos often get impatient when learning photography. Learning this craft is a process and …

Photoshop CC 2015 Update Raises Liquify Rendering Problem

Adobe just updated a couple of their CC applications, one of which being Photoshop. Amongst the new features, it was almost inevitable that a few …

6 Tips for Using ISO Effectively With Your Camera

Not sure how to set the ISO settings effectively on your camera? Here are some tips to help you put ISO to work, to improve your photography.

Photo by @mattiasklumofficial One of the most diverse and extraordinarily gorgeous marine ecosystems in the World; meet Raja Ampat, Indonesia. By preserving and respecting the remaining beauty on Earth we actually secure long term sustainable success for mankind! Go to @mattiasklumofficial to meet a fish NOT considered the prettiest but for many people the ugliest around... and on top of this it's really quite venomous! The only safe path ahead for humanity is to secure the health of environments like these and to use nature in a more responsible way! Shot on assignment with @monikaklum. #rajaampat #indonesia #marine #ecosystem #paradise #bwsp #src #johanrockström #divers #instagood #photooftheday #happyearthday #mattiasklum #wwf #iucn #conservation @natgeo @natgeocreative @nikonprofessional @thephotosociety

Use These Tricks To Improve Your Manual Focusing Skills.

I love vintage lenses because of their great price-performance ratio and their excellent optical and build qualities. Using them as much as I do, I …

Largest dinosaur with birdlike wings and feathers

Discovery of largest-ever winged dino in China, from 125 million years ago. It was sleek and birdlike with feathers on its arms and torso, but it …

Rosetta team move spacecraft to try and speak to Philae

The European Space Agency is attempting to move Rosetta to a position where it can pick up another signal from Philae which has been quiet since Saturday<p>Scientists behind the Rosetta comet landing are attempting to relocate the spaceship so that it can pick up a signal from its probe on the surface.<p>…

Reversed Lenses: How to Shoot Macro Photography on a Budget

Macro photography gives you the opportunity to explore new and exciting worlds on your doorstep. It’s amazing seeing something for the first time, …

Cameras

5 Magazines for Black History Month

As February comes to a close, so does Black History Month. Even though 28 (sometimes 29) days is too short, BHM serves as a way to remind us of the many achievements of African-Americans, and underscore how much work remains in the name of equality. Like Grantland’s Rembert Browne noted, it’s a …

The Week in Review: Benefits of Coffee

Coffee drinkers received some good news this week from new research pointing to the benefits of the popular beverage. A new study from scientists in Korea found drinking between one and five cups of coffee every day is good for arteries.<p>Calcium deposits in arteries, which cause blockage, were at …

Coffee

4 Ways to Use Image Stacking to Create Better Images

Since the beginning of the digital age in photography, stacking images has become much more common than it used to be earlier. But what are the …

Stunning Pictures: Ten of the Rarest Animals on Earth

6 Reasons Why There is Blur in Your Photos And How You Can Avoid It

No matter how good a photographer you are, blurry photographs will happen. It's an undeniable fact of every photographer’s life. Professional …

Naked Titan Viewed For First Time

As Saturn swans into sight for stargazers, the sun blasts its largest moon.<p>Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, looks more like Venus and Mars than astronomers ever suspected—at least when it comes to suffering a severe strike from the solar wind.<p>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made a flyby of Titan in December …

How I Shot a Triple Transit of Jupiter’s Moons from My Driveway With My DSLR

A few days ago I was lucky enough to capture Jupiter’s triple moon transit right from my driveway in Denver.<p>In this post I will attempt (and likely …

Charlie Hebdo Siege Witness Didier: 'I Met A Terrorist And Shook His Hand'

A salesman has told a French radio station that he shook the hand of one of the Charlie Hebdo terror suspects.<p>Suspects Said and Cherif Kouachi are …

France

Oxford newsagents abandons plan to sell Charlie Hebdo amid threats

Hamid Hadi of Wendy's News cancelled his order of the French satirical magazine after receiving phone calls threatening to burn down the shop<p>A newsagents in Oxford has abandoned plans to sell the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo after his staff received threats that the shop would be burnt …

What If Heaven Is Not For Real?

Last week, a young man named Alex Malarkey made news when he publicly retracted his story that he'd been to heaven. This, understandably, may not seem like news to some people. But Malarkey's story, based on the tragedy of an auto accident when he was just 6 years old, became a best-selling book …

Woody Allen

Yongnuo Products Are Now Carried by B&H, Including a Canon Lens Clone

Yongnuo has taken another big step towards legitimacy as a third party brand for camera gear. The Chinese company’s wares are now being carried by …

Cameras

A Short and Sweet Video Tutorial on How to Capture a Night Sky Time-Lapse with Your DSLR

UK-based videographer Cal Thomson recently got into astrophotography and creating time-lapses of the starry night sky. After receiving good responses …

The First Leaked Pictures of the Upcoming Rokinon 135mm f/2 Lens

Rokinon, the lens brand owned by South Korea’s Samyang, has been teasing a new “three digit” lens for weeks now. The first images of the lens were …

Cameras

Berlin Street Photography by Martin U Waltz

The Street Photography Berlin Series<p>berlin, berlin – street photography out of berlin<p>berlin blur – impermanence in urban space<p>berlin flat white – …