Jess Sterk

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'Invisibility suit' promises to protect surfers from sharks

Intimate Post-Op Portraits Of Plastic Surgery Patients (NSFW)

Photographer Ji Yeo captures a behind-the-scenes look at K-Pop culture’s influence on standards of beauty.<p>The South Korean plastic surgery industry is flourishing. One in five Korean women have gone under the knife (compare that to one in 20 American women). Miss Korea contestants look startlingly …

Plastic Surgery

Creating an Indoor Blizzard for Portraits with Falling Snow

I wanted to create a dramatic portrait series of “arctic explorers” that appeared to be taken outside in a blizzard. The concept for this shoot was …

Interview: Spencer Tunick

Photographer Spencer Tunick fills landscapes and public places with the naked body. Some of his images offer the view of one nude figure, while others reveal epic scenes of mass mobs in historic and iconic locations. From thousands of people lined up in a record-breaking installation in Cleveland, …

Film Festivals

Polarizer Filters: What They Are & When They Can Be Used in Photography

There are few more important things that a nature photographer can do to improve his or her photography than becoming familiar with the use of the …

Landscape Photography

Samsung Creates First PCIe-based Solid State Disk (SSD) For Ultrabooks

In a press release published today Samsung has unveiled that they have created the very first PCIe-based solid state disk (SSD) for ultrabooks, and …

A $34 Cap That Turns Any Water Bottle Into A Humidifier

The Amazing Humidifier lives up to its name.<p><i>Happy Black Friday! We’re taking the day to republish some of our most popular Wanted posts of the year. For a complete roundup, go here.–Eds.</i><p>“College dorm room” is a design category in its own right. On the typological spectrum, it’s probably slotted …

Industrial Design

Table for Two : Transform Your Table from Workstation for Two to A Dining Table for Six in Seconds

To some of you, your favorite gathering place in your house would be your kitchen. Yes, kitchen table is usually surrounded by family and friends, …

How Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom Is Making Good On Facebook’s Billion-Dollar Bet

Solve the social network’s mobile dilemma. Make a mint on advertising without annoying 100 million users. No problem, right?<p>Inside Facebook’s Building 14, just a door down from Mark Zuckerberg’s office, Kevin Systrom and the Instagram team plot the future of their beloved photo-sharing app. It’s no …

Social Media

How Diving Mammals Stay Underwater for So Long

Positive charges on oxygen-binding proteins are key to diving mammals' success.<p><b>Imagine holding your breath while chasing down agiant squid (Architeuthis dux)—multi-tentacled monsters wielding suckers lined with tiny teeth—in freezing cold water, all in the dark. That would take a lot out of</b> …

Clint Eastwood: What I've Learned

Actor, 78<p><i>Born in San Francisco and raised throughout northern California, Eastwood attended Los Angeles City College under the G. I. Bill and served as mayor of Carmel, California from 1986 to 1988.</i><p><b>In the first place,</b> I was taller than most kids in my classes. In the second, we were always moving. …

Clint Eastwood

NASA creates eye-popping 160-megapixel image of our two nearest galaxies (video)

NASA is determined to bring the final frontier closer than ever -- or at least a small, photographic slice of it. Using NASA's Swift satellite, astrophysicists at Goddard Space Flight Center and Pennsylvania State University were able to create a stunningly detailed survey of the two galaxies …

Long Exposure Photographs of Fireflies in the Forests of Nagoya City by Yume Cyan | Colossal

<p>For the last month or so photographer Yume Cyan has been shooting some magical long exposure photographs of fireflies in a forested area around …

National Geographic Magazine

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The Making Of A Mole

Homeland Security agent Jovana Deas was torn between a burgeoning career in federal law enforcement and a family with ties to a notorious Mexican drug cartel. Was her betrayal of the agency a failure of character or of a system she should have never been part of in the first place?<p>The news came on …

Crime

Beautiful strange and rare cloud formations

Various cloud formations might be one of the most beautiful and romantic sights in nature, but these masses of liquid droplets is also a complex and …

To the internet giants, you're not a customer. You're just another user

<b>A reader writes:</b> <b>"Dear John Naughton, As you write about the internet, I wondered if you knew how long it takes Yahoo to get back to people. I have an</b> …

Eye Candy: Eric Paré's Amazing 360° Stop-Motion Photography Technique

Montreal-based photographer Eric Paré of Timecode Lab has been experimenting with hybrid light-painting and stop-motion photography for some time …

Stop Motion

A Mind-Bending Look at the Hubble Ultra Deep Field Photo of the Universe

Check out this mind-bending video that talks about the “Hubble Ultra Deep Field” image captured by NASA astronomers nearly a decade ago — a …

More Bike-robatics: BMX Virtuoso Tim Knoll Tears Up Parking Lots, Truck Depots & Other Miscellaneous Blacktops

This video has been making rounds for a hot minute now, but considering that it's a fitting follow-up to my post on the mad skills of Ines Brunn …

Design

Portrait Photography Photoshop Tutorial: Skin Retouching

One of the most fundamental and most utilized skills of retouching portrait images with Photoshop is skin correction. Fine lines, discoloration, etc. …

Tutorials