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The Secret of Gorgeous Reflection Photographs: 36 Amazing Links and Examples

Reflections are a powerful photography element that can elevate an image from the ordinary to the extraordinary. This list features a hand selected …

Amazing Photo Tricks Using 5 Common Tools

Oh, the things you can do with old Christmas lights! Whether you’re feeling uninspired or simply looking for new ways to shoot old subjects, this …

Shutter Speed

A Step-by-Step Guide to Correcting Distortion in Architectural Photos Using Lightroom

There are many things that set professional architectural photos apart from others. Lighting, angles, sense of scale… all these things come into …

SolidEnergy Announces Series B Investment

WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 30, 2016–<p>SolidEnergy, the developer of the “anode-free” battery delivering ultra high energy density and safety with 1200 Wh/L and 400 Wh/, announces today that it has raised $12M in a Series B round. The round was led by a major U.S. auto company, and …

100 Lessons From the Masters of Street Photography

Dear streettogs, in order to make access to information about street photography more open and easily accessible, I put together my book “100 Lessons …

Rio Olympics: Delays threaten track cycling schedule

Delays continue to affect the construction of several Olympic venues, including the new Rio Olympic Velodrome, with news that one of the test events …

Stephen Hawking Warns Of Technology Apocalypse Involving Nuclear Weapons, Genetically Engineered Diseases

With the rapid progress of technology, as well as the possibility of weaponizing that science, the world needs to prepare for an event that would …

8 Tips for Better Beach Photography

Sunset Beach – Mana Island, Fiji. Storms raced toward us, and rain fell on nearby islands as the sun broke through gaps in the clouds behind me. I …

Landscape Photography

Photographer Leila Alaoui Dies After Al Qaeda Attack in Burkina Faso

French-Moroccan photographer Leila Alaoui has died from injuries she received during the Al Qaeda terrorist attack in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, last …

Al-Qaeda

Moments of Detachment and Solitude Captured by Street Photographer Caspar Claasen

For the last few years, Amsterdam-based street photographer Caspar Claasen has been documenting the different sides of solitude, exploring the …

Street Photography

This Video Shows the Truth Behind Online Photos

Hồ Anh Đức of Vietnam created this humorous video that shows the “truth” behind those picture perfect photos you see shared all over Instagram and …

Photography

Night Photography in the City

For photographers like Jeff Cable, part of the appeal of night photography is the new set of challenges it presents. Cable, whose day job is sports …

Photography

These Beautiful Black and White Photos of Waves Breaking Look Like Impressionist Paintings

<b>Tim Chadwick</b>‘s series “Fluidity” looks, for all the world, like it was painted… not photographed. Abstract long-exposures of waves breaking, captured …

Eve’s Glory - Photographs and text by A. Tamboly | LensCulture

<i>We first discovered this work after it was submitted to the Portrait Awards 2015. Although it was not chosen as a finalist by the jury, the editors of LensCulture were impressed and decided to publish this feature article about it. Enjoy!</i><p>A hundred years after the First World War, modern women …

A Beautiful Look at a Greek Tradition Involving 100K Homemade Rockets

Here’s a fantastic piece of visual storytelling: the New York-based production company Variable recently traveled to the small Greek island of Chios …

Sony Alpha

Which Famous Paintings Are The Most 'Creative'? This Formula Might Have The Answer

Salvador Dalí's unique paintings might be explained by his eccentric personality; Wassily Kandinsky's eye for color might be explained by synesthesia. We tell these stories about artists because the idea of the creative genius is appealing, but might creativity be a more formulaic process than …

7/7 bombings: Why we can never stop tackling extremism

The terror threat did not fade after July 7 2005 – our outstanding security forces keep averting more attacks<p>I spent the weekend before the London bombings of July 7 2005 with my colleagues in the anti-terorism branch, working through our response to the most difficult scenario we could think of. …

Who Owns Your Steps?

Millions of people are logging fitness workouts with wearables. Now a growing number of them are trying to free their data from their devices.<p>Kendra Albert has painstakingly logged a few million steps on wearable fitness trackers over the last four years. But the only proof of her hard-won progress …

13 tips for taking better low light pictures with your smartphone

With July 4th coming up, you’ll want to make sure you can eke the best out of your phone’s camera for those nighttime fireworks.<p>Though phones vary in quality and features significantly, there are still some general tricks – both technical and common sense – you can pick up on to maximize image …

Mobile Photography

The meaning of life, according to Google's chatbot AI

Conversations with chatbots are interesting, in a short-lived sort of way. If you take Cleverbot for a spin, for example, you quickly run into issues. It's very easy to notice that the software is programmed to respond to certain keywords in a certain way, it doesn't respond as well to statements …

Artificial Intelligence

Blinded in Afghanistan, Navy vet finds purpose as a Paralympian

For Brad Snyder, it's the little things that present the biggest challenges. Take Uber rides, for example.<p>An explosion in Afghanistan's Kandahar …

Paralympics

How Your Brain Understands Visual Language

Or, “why email is still represented by an envelope.” Design professor Josiah Kahane explains.<p>Semioticians classify signs or sign systems in relation to the way they are transmitted. To illuminate one way semioticians look at things, let us peek at stage and film semiotics, which study the various …

Language

'600 Million' Samsung Mobiles Vulnerable To Keyboard Cracking Attack

Given everything that’s occurred over the last two years, Android phone owners would be forgiven for thinking major manufacturers had their backs when it came to security, especially encryption. But a serious issue affecting a default keyboard in as many as 600 million Samsung mobiles highlights …

What Saddam Gave ISIS

Newly unearthed documents shed light on the foundations of the terror group—and the crucial role Baathists played in organizing and directing a …

New attempt to lift AirAsia fuselage fails

<b>Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) —</b> Bad weather thwarted divers' plans Monday for yet another attempt at raising the fragile fuselage of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 from the bottom of the Java Sea, after two unsuccessful attempts over the weekend, officials said.<p>The previous bids to bring the piece of wreckage, …

The Secrets To Handling Passive-Aggressive People

Dealing with people who exhibit passive-aggressive behavior is easily one of the most challenging aspects of our social lives. Here’s what you need …

Yemen chaos threatens White House anti-terror campaign

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A pillar of President Barack Obama's global anti-terrorism strategy is in peril as sectarian chaos consumes Yemen, a vital U.S. ally where chronic instability allows the deadliest surviving al Qaeda franchise to flourish.<p>Iran-backed rebels of the Shiite Houthi sect sparked alarm …

5 Reasons Why Image Noise is Your Friend

Amazing low light capabilities, or so the marketing screams. It seems the mantra of every camera manufacturer these days – the total elimination of …

By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

<i>Fear is one of the strongest and most basic of human emotions, and it's the focus of Fearless, the second episode of</i> Invisibilia<i>, NPR's new show on the invisible forces that shape human behavior.</i><p><i>This segment of the show explores how a man decided to conquer his fear of rejection by getting rejected</i> …

Mind

6 Tips for Beautiful Candid Photography

Candid photography focuses on what the subject is naturally doing and not on what the subject must be doing. It is a photo similar to that of a …

Photography