Jack McGeown

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Sublime Images of the Brilliant Night Sky Using Long Exposures and Image Composite

“If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the …

Collection of Black and White Photos Re-Imagined in Full Color

When we summon images of visual recorded history from memory, what our minds recall are black and white photographs of people or events. History, it …

Albert Einstein

Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students. Most I have heard, or been given myself …

Aperture

George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’

In 1944, three years before writing and five years before publishing 1984, George Orwell penned a letter detailing the thesis of his great novel. The …

Backed By Social+Capital, Brilliant.org Is Finding And Challenging The Brightest, Technical Talent In The World

Pharrell Wu began doing math at age one and was trading stocks at age three. Living in the Philippines, Wu became bored with the math curriculum at his school and started Googling for hard math problems on the one computer his parents owned at home. He came upon Brilliant.org, a recently launched …

Leadership Lessons From Ernest Shakleton | The Art of Manliness

In September of 1914, Anglo-Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton set out on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition with the goal of being the first man …

Antarctica

A Tour of the Hardware Found in Modern Smartphone Cameras

Want to take better photographs using your mobile phone camera? It helps to know what you are working with. I’ll assume you already know the basics …

Man on Bridge: The Dublin Street Photog Who Worked the Same Spot for 50 Years

The world of photography holds many untold stories of men and women who had a profound impact on the lives of the people on the other side of their …

The First Affordable Home Security System That Can Think For Itself

"Your cat is just chasing a reflection. Maybe I shouldn't alert the homeowner about this. Or, wait...maybe I should."<p>Canary, a new networked home security system, was posted on Indiegogo this morning. There are lots of similar inexpensive systems out there--most notably the Dropcam--but we're …

American beauty: Vanessa Winship's photos of still, small-town US life

When I first wrote about Vanessa Winship in 2011, she had just become the first woman to win the Henri Cartier-Bresson award since its inception in …

Lightroom 5 and an Up to Speed Guide

Adobe has just released Lightroom 5, and the changes are amazing! With every version Lightroom gets better and better, but every time they change …

Tutorials

Library of Congress Digitizes Archive of Early 20th Century Panoramic Postcards

Last month, the Library of Congress finally finished a project they started all the way back in 2008: they finished digitizing an archive of 467 …

How to Achieve a Realistic Tilt-Shift Timelapse Effect in Photoshop

Timelapse videos are awesome, and tilt-shift lenses are awesome, and when you put them together, you create something amazing. But tilt-shift lenses …

Photo Series Captures the Friendship between a Young Girl and Her Cat

A few days ago, I said that “You would be hard pressed to come across a relationship more adorable than a boy and his dog.” Well, I say the same for …

Pets

Control Your Videos With Your Eyes Using The LookAway Player

If you weren’t aware, some of the newer Samsung phones have a handy dandy eye-tracking feature built in to the handset, which is designed to keep the …

[ Gone Free ] The Wizard of Oz Interactive Children’s Book: Relive the story with original illustrations and interactive elements

[ Gone Free ] The Wizard of Oz Interactive Children’s Book: Relive the story with original illustrations and interactive elements<p>The Wizard of Oz …

Wizard of Oz

VLC Streamer app review

VLC Streamer<p>Price: $1.99<p>VLC Streamer by Hobbyist Software Limited lets you stream videos from any PC in your house to your mobile device.<p>Many people …

Show Off, Decorate And Save Memories With These Apps

Today we are featuring some of the hottest new apps in the store, plus we have some previews of stuff to come. First we check out Showboatr, an app …

Fasten Your Seatbelt Before Watching this Google Street View Hyperlapse | Colossal

<p>The folks over at Teehan+Lax have just released a new tool (you’ll need Google Chrome and a pretty kickin’ internet connection) that lets you scrape …