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The 12 European cities you should take your child to before they're 18

City breaks are the perfect family bonding experience – they’re a great low-stress option for half-term - and Europe is full of child-friendly restaurants, hotels and activities. Here are our favourite cities for children of all ages.<p>1. London<p>With playgrounds and glorious parks in every …

Nintendo is bringing back the Super Famicom (kind of)

Two weeks ago Nintendo revealed it is bringing classic Super NES games to its portable 3DS consoles, but now it seems the Japanese giant is going the extra mile for its most nostalgic gamers.<p>During yesterday’s Nintendo Direct presentation, the company unveiled plans to launch a Super …

Nintendo Direct

‘Prix’ is the First Short Film That Shows the Power of a QuantumFilm Sensor

Back in 2010, we reported that a California-based startup called InVisage was working on a new image sensor technology called QuantumFilm, which uses …

Short Films

PRESS RELEASE: HoldFastGear releases the Sightseer Sling Strap

Photos by Matthew Pillsbury Capture the Fast Pace of Modern Tokyo

For <i>Tokyo</i>, New York-based photographer Matthew Pillsbury captures the Japanese capital in continual motion, using long exposures to record up to …

The Men Made of Light That Adventure Around LA

Street artist turned photographer 2wenty likes to stay behind the scenes, but his alter-ego Lightman is an adventurer who loves roaming the streets …

"Nature in Black and White" Story and Pictures

Story ?<p>Nature in Black and White<p>Published <b>May 6, 2014</b> | View the Assignment | Features Photos From <b>24 Contributors</b><p><b>24 photos</b> selected by<p><i>National Geographic Photographer</i><p>View Slideshow<p>With a final tally of over 21,000 submissions, I think it's safe to say that nature photography in black and white is …

Enchanting Photos of Autumnal Forests by a Wandering Photographer

There is nothing quite like a long walk through the woods to clear the mind, particularly in the crisp autumn air when the leaves have transformed into vibrant variations of red and orange. Thankfully, photographer Janek Sedlr captures the profound beauty of the forest in its most stunning state. …

Learning to Swim - Photographs by Alicja Brodowicz | LensCulture

<i>M</i><i>y Little One is Learning to Swim</i><p>And yet there is something left: gills, fins. She is aquatic and terrestrial, still a thermophile,<br>enmeshed in intestines. Almost a fish, a bit a turtle, a bit a root.<br>She may get hooked and stick to the ground, she may move into the belly<br>And live among algae. With …

Algae

These Camera Lenses Were Sprayed with Rubberized Car Undercoating

Check out the rugged Panasonic lenses in the photo above. No, Panasonic didn’t quietly release ruggedized versions of the 100-300mm and 42.5mm that …

Cameras

How to Use Old Lenses and Speed Boosters With Your New Camera

There are some amazing lenses out there. Beautiful, fast and sharp. The interesting thing is that not all of them are brand new or even designed for …

Forget-me-not - Photographs and text by Keiji Fujimoto | LensCulture

<i>Keiji Fujimoto is one of the 50 best emerging photographers for 2015, as voted by the eight-member international jury for the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2015. Here is his winning entry and artist’s statement. View his profile to learn more about him and to see more of his great work.</i><p>I am …

A Primer on Planning a Lunar Eclipse Photograph

This article is about how this time slice shot of a lunar eclipse was made. Its focus is mainly on the planning that went into it, even before the …

Landscape Photography

The Mason Jar, Reborn

How a container once integral to farming culture came to be the hipster vessel of choice: an Object Lesson<p>In the mid-1970s, my parents fled the New Jersey suburbs to build a house in rural New Hampshire, where my mother tended a large vegetable and herb garden. The growing season in New Hampshire …

How to Avoid Lens Flare

Here is a quick tip that might come in handy when you want to include the sun in your scene and the lens or filters are causing lots of flare and …

It Isn’t Film vs Digital Any Longer

With the popularity of film finding its way into photographer’s hands, headlines are still reading, Why Film is Better than Digital and Comparing …

Jaw-Dropping Aerial Photographs Capture the Earth’s Water from Above

For German photographer Bernhard Edmaier, water is both immortal and living, shifting from ice to liquid to vapor and back again. It is …

A Hands-On First Look at the New Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E VR

My name is Tanner Johnson, and I’m a local photographer from Bozeman, Montana, who works at the local camera store, Bozeman Camera. We recently …

Cameras

10 Surprising Facts About LEGO

You're never going to look at your favorite toy the same way again.<p>Like Easy-Bake Ovens and Troll dolls, you probably remember these famous plastic bricks fondly from your childhood. But did you know the first one was made in 1932 and out of wood? Didn't think so. Here are a few more facts you …

The Dark Side of Photography: When Getting the ‘Best’ Shot is Just Plain Wrong

I firmly believe that photography is a powerful force for good in this world.<p>As reportage, it opens our eyes to tragedies we might otherwise ignore; …

Build a DIY Lightbox Using a $10 IKEA Lack Side Table

Photographer Jack Watney wanted a lightbox for years, but he lives in a small apartment and doesn’t have space to store a large, dedicated lightbox. …

These Majestic Photos Will Give You A Spacegasm

The winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 competition have been announced and they'll make you want to leave planet Earth.

Astronomy

VSCO Keys Lives On By Going Free and Open Source

In early September 2015, we reported that VSCO was discontinuing its VSCO Keys keyboard shortcut software for Lightroom. There’s some good news …

The new Chromecast may have an app that helps you find things to watch

Google appears to be readying a new version of the Chromecast for an event later this month, and <i>9to5Google</i> continues to put out more details about it. Its latest report says that Google is working on an update to the Chromecast companion app, which will make the app into a hub for finding things to …

Apps

'Shot in Joburg': Homeless youth trained as photographers

Downtown Johannesburg is a tough place to be homeless.<p>But one group of former street children have found a way to learn a skill and make a living.<p>"I was shot in Joburg" is a studio that teaches formerly homeless youngsters how to take photographs of their neighbourhood and make a profit from it.<p>BBC …

Forest Landscapes Suffused with Stars from Faraway Galaxies

As a little girl, London-based photographer Ellie Davies knew The New Forest inside and out; she ran along its streams, built small hideaways, and …

California Governor Vetoes Bill That Banned Drones Over Private Property

California governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a Senate bill that sought to make it illegal to fly a drone less than 350 feet above someone’s private …

What to Do in Foggy Conditions

Some of us love to shoot dramatic light. But what happens when the dramatic light does not show up? This is exactly what we faced on our recent visit …