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Creating a Starlight Time Lapse Video

In this tutorial, we are going to take a look at how to shoot and process a time lapse video of the stars. As the earth rotates, the stars appear to …

Landscape Photography

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

10 Tips to Motivate You out of a Photography Rut

Are all your photos starting to look the same? Break out of your photography rut and get the creative juices flowing with these 10 tips.

How a Single Photograph Can Change a Person’s Perspective: The Pale Blue Dot

The photograph known as “The Pale Blue Dot” (seen below the video) is an image taken in 1990 by the <i>Voyager</i> <i>1</i> space probe. Taken from an unfathomable …

Weather - Weekly Photography Challenge - Digital Photography School

Our Big Beautiful Planet: Breathtaking Views of ‘Earth From Space’ (Photos)

Our Beautiful Planet<p>A new book collects satellite images of places around the earth, giving a breathtaking look at the extraordinary planet on which …

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

Everything You Need to Know about Posing

Looking to learn more about posing your portrait subjects? In this lecture video from B&H Photo and Video wedding photographer Jerry Ghionis shares …

How to make lollipops (with/without a mold) - with yoyomax12

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut | Colossal

<p>Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own …

There Are (Probably) Billions of Earth-Like Planets in the Universe

New research, courtesy of NASA's Kepler telescope, suggests that there's no dearth of pseudo-Earths.<p>"When I began searching for exoplanets," Geoff Marcy told me last year, "everybody said I was crazy." Back then—in the 1990s, when "planet hunting" was new and, as its name might suggest, somewhat …

Shooting Stars eBook by Phil Hart

<b>Photographing the Night Sky</b><p>Shooting Stars has all the basic instructions you’ll need to get started using your camera equipment under the beautiful …

Landscape Photography

Space Agencies Of The World, Unite: The U.N.'s Asteroid Defense Plan

The United Nations General Assembly may approve a plan soon for the world's space agencies to defend the Earth against asteroids.<p>The plan, introduced last week, is expected to be adopted by the General Assembly in December. It would do two things: create an International Asteroid Warning Network so …

Moon Photography: 6 Tips for Better Moon Photos - dPS

Moon Photography: To get the best possible pictures of our one-and-only moon, it's important to know a few things about it first.

Mother Turns Her Baby Boy’s Naptime Into Creative Dreamland Adventure Photos

Wherever you stand on the idea of having children, one of the advantages seems to be the infinite photographic possibilities opened up by having a …

Want to Create Great Images? Stop Waiting to Get Lucky

We all get lucky sometimes, it’s a part of life. And some people are certainly luckier than others it seems, but depending on luck to get you through …

5 Perfect Pumpkin Cookies for Pumpkin Lovers

Pumpkin pie is the first thing that most of us think of when it comes to baking with pumpkins, but pumpkin puree is a very versatile ingredient that …

Pumpkin Spice Cake Recipe Demonstration - Joyofbaking.com

Oatmeal raisin cookie cheesecake bites recipe

<b>Oatmeal raisin cookie cheesecake bites – oatmeal raisin cookie dough pressed evenly on the bottom of the pan as a crust for the creamy, rich</b> …

Double Chocolate Cheesecake Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.<p>In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat …

Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coffee and chocolate are a great combination, and small amounts of coffee appear in recipes for all kinds of chocolate desserts. Coffee is used to …

Chocolate Banana Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

These Oatmeal Lace Cookies are one of my favorite cookies to bake when I want to snack on a cookie that is very light and not too filling. They get …

Homemade Cherry Cobbler Ice Cream

Several weeks ago, I took a trip out to Michigan to visit a cherry farm, eat some cherries and create a my own ice cream flavor. It’s hard to say …

Apple Cider-Cinnamon Ice Cream

Whisk apple cider, cane juice or sugar, and cinnamon stick in a 4-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil, and cook, stirring …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Literature

Surreal landscapes around the world - Telegraph

5 Ways to Take Better Smartphone Photos

When you think about smartphone photography what comes to mind? My guess is you probably think about Instagram, photo filters, bad selfies and any …