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How to Make the Best of Low Light Using Slow Shutter Speed: 6 Stunning Effects

Photographing in low light is often accomplished using a long shutter speed. To be able to use faster shutter speeds, you need lenses with wider …

Jason de Caires Taylor's Gorgeous Underwater Art (Photos)

Ocean-Floor Museum<p>Artist Jason de Caires Taylor has chosen an unconventional location for his giant sculptural creations: the ocean.<p>04.07.14 5:45 AM …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Literature

Hands-on Photo Tip: Creating Truly Realistic HDR Images with Adobe Camera Raw

Into the Open (HDR) – Final image created in this tutorial: 12 exposures merged in Photoshop CS6 and tone mapped in Adobe Camera Raw 8.2<p>In this …

Tutorials

New Ornate Insects Drawn by Alex Konahin | Colossal

<p>Latvia-based graphic artist and illustrator Alex Konahin (previously) recently completed work on a new series of ornate insect drawings titled …

60 years in an iron lung: US polio survivor worries about new global threat

It’s a long way from central Oklahoma to Syria, but one of America’s last iron lung survivors says she’s a living reminder that an outbreak of polio anywhere in the world is a danger everywhere.<p>Martha Ann Lillard, now 65, has spent most of the past six decades inside an 800-pound machine that helps …

What Is 'Creativity' In Advertising, And When Does It Lead To Market Performance?

“I wasn’t expecting the positive correlation that we had,” explains Professor Werner Reinartz in a recent interview about his ground-breaking article in the Harvard Business Review, <i>Creativity in Advertising: When It Works and When It Doesn’t</i>. “When we started the research, I was agnostic. Even …

Surreal Painted Faces Make Us Question What We Are Seeing

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov explores the visually transformative power of paint and makeup in his <i>2D or not 2D</i> and <i>Angry Beards</i> projects. Both bodies of work are part of the photographer's overarching <i>Art of Face</i> series that includes an ever-growing collection of beauty shots …

Art

Insane Makeup Turns Models Into 2-D Paintings Of Famous Artists

Facepainting isn’t just for kids anymore, and one talented Russian makeup artist is elevating it to an artform.<p>When we think of face painting, we usually think of clowns, county fairs and this turtle-loving zombie kid. We certainly tend not to respect it as an art: instead, it’s considered a …

Amazing Totoro Fan Art

Totoro might be just a Japanese movie for some, but for most he's just a classic of oriental animation made by the genius Hayao Miyazaki. I really …

Build DIY Floating Shelves With Ana White

We could not be more thrilled to introduce Ana from Ana-White.com who’s swinging by with an amazing build-it-yourself project for anyone who’s ever …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

See the Lights of Ibiza in Stunning Time-lapse [Video] — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>About this follow-up to his previous time-lapse capture of the lights over Ibiza, …

The Beauty of Mathematics: A Visual Demonstration of Math in Everyday Life | Colossal

<p>This lovely video short from Yann Pineill and Nicolas Lefaucheux of Paris video production agency Parachutes succinctly demonstrates the underlying …

Tips for Holding a Camera

Depending on the type of camera you have, there are some basic techniques required to ensure that you have a stable platform on which to start taking …

Extreme Races: 10 Mind-Blowing Marathons (Photos)

NYC Is for Amateurs<p>Running 26.2 miles is crazy to begin with. So why not do it in one of the most extreme—and spectacular—places around? Sign up for …

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

Geometric Poster Illustrations by Kasper Pyndt

Coherence – Graphic Art Prints.<p>Graphic poster illustrations by Kasper Pyndt for a series of 3 art prints. The digital artist and designer used …

Graphic Design

10 Expert Tips for Aspiring Landscape Photographers

Surrounded by the beauty of nature, many photographers experience a longing to capture those stunning vistas, towering mountains and waterfalls, …

Free Design Resources: Templates and UI Kits

Time for more great freebies for you! This time I've made a brief selection of some top-notch website templates that look simply amazing, and I've …

37 Amazing and Useful Photography Links

It's been a very exciting week in the world of photography with many talented artists producing and sharing some truly incredible pieces. Toad Hollow …

7 Most Mysterious Places In The World

There is so much we can learn about the ancient world. With every discovery, archaeologists uncover more about civilizations that came before us. What we know, however, is nothing compared to the questions left unanswered.<p>Even today, these 7 historic places remain obscure and mysterious to</b> …

This Company Wants To “Breed” The Perfect Chair, Using Eugenics

What happens when 10 of the most iconic chair designs ever mate with one another for five years?<p>Imagine using computers to bring countless generations of chairs to life, then forcing them to mate with one another in an orgiastic rut of successive DNA pairings until you finally have the <i>uberstuhl</i>: a …

DIY Fire Pit

Enjoy a crackling wood fire in your own backyard. Learn how to build a DIY fire pit<p>Doug Montzka, of Montkza Concrete & Masonry in St. Paul, Minn., …

diy project: erik’s recycled wine bottle torch

this clever outdoor diy idea comes from erik anderson of gerardot & co.- a creative branding and design agency in indianapolis. erik was kind enough …

Beautiful Paintings of the Expressive Body in Motion

Hong Kong-based British artist Simon Birch creates beautifully expressive full-body portraits of people in motion. His smeared paintings capture the energetic beauty of movement, giving an artistic rendition of motion that is both elegant and powerful. Each portrait in Birch's collection offers a …

Art

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

Twitter founder reveals secret formula for getting rich online

Ev Williams has figured out the internet.<p>That's what he told the gathered tech heads at the recent XOXO conference in Portland, Oregon, and while he …

How to Print Photos with Lightroom: The Print Module

Numerous photographers are taking advantage of Lightroom for organizing and editing photos. The software makes the process of importing and …

The Ultimate Guide to Learning how to use Your first DSLR

In this guide we share tips on how to use a DSLR. It's perfect for beginner photographers with their first camera. You'll be taking great photos in …