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Dancing Ghosts: What You Get When You Interpolate Long Exposure Photos

Check out the creepy effect seen in the video above, titled “Dancing Ghosts.” It was created by photographer Micaël Reynaud, who photographed a group …

Journey to Canada’s secret sunshine coast

Accessible only by boat or seaplane, the British Columbia paradise is where old growth forests collide with sandy beaches and razor-tipped mountains meet the wild Pacific waters.<p>Located just northwest of Vancouver, the 180km-long Sunshine Coast is picture-perfect Canada with an island-like …

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What Every Photographer Ought to Know About Successful Event Photography

I know that many people, upon hearing the term “event photography,” immediately begin to think of fancy gatherings like award shows, corporate …

Winners of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013

The winners have just been announced in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition. The overall winner, top 10 category winners and top 50 finalists were unveiled at a ceremony in Hong Kong earlier today. The contest invited photographers to submit images of the world of …

Poverty saps mental capacity to deal with complex tasks, say scientists

Study suggests being preoccupied with money problems is equivalent to loss of 13 IQ points or losing a night's sleep<p>Poor people spend so much mental energy on the immediate problems of paying bills and cutting costs that they are left with less capacity to deal with other complex but important …

5 More Creative Ways to Beat Photographer's Block

I’m sure this is hardly the first article you’ve read on this topic, but it’s worth revisiting from time to time because, at some point, we all …

Five amazing places to experience another culture

Learning about the culture and customs of other people is one of the great experiences of travel. Explore the planet's diversity with one of these locally owned and authentic tribal encounters.<p>Trekking with the H'mong around Sapa, northern Vietnam<p>Negotiate generations-old mountain tracks and …

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10 Ways Photography Can Change Your Life (It Changed Mine)

I have always been interested in photos. When I was younger, I used to pore through drawers of photos and photo albums that my parents made, looking …

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

National Geographic Traveler Portraits

The National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2013 has been open since the beginning of April and have today released a selection of photos entered …

How to Create a Black Background Anywhere with this Photography Trick

Many portrait photographers dream of owning a studio with all the bells and whistles. However, some photographers who work on-location in …

Photography

Photoshop Chimeras: Fantasy Creatures Created by Splicing Photos

Want to have some fun as you’re learning how to use Photoshop for image editing? Try creating a “Photoshop Chimera.” In Greek mythology, the Chimera …

The Best Bars in America, 2013

It's a tricky time for bars: are they places to escape reality, or are they places to marvel at how a drink gets made? So, as well as adding to our ever-growing list, we assess the state of things: the bars, the bartenders, the drinkers. Drinking itself.<p>It's a tricky time for bars: are they places …

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Top 15 Features of Your DSLR Camera That You Should Know

There’s a lot to learn when you first get a DSLR. The first things you need to know is how to get out of auto mode and start using your camera’s …

Does Prozac help or hinder artists' creativity? More than 40 million people globally take an SSRI antidepressant, among them many writers and musicians. But do they hamper the creative process, extinguishing the spark that produces great art, or do they enhance artistic endeavour? http://gu.com/p/3fqcc Photograph: Katherine Rose for the Observer

Life-sized Barbie house unveiled in Berlin Barbie house will have to be guarded by police after feminist groups said they would picket the pink, plastic villa http://gu.com/p/3fpm9 Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Baz Luhrmann on The Great Gatsby: 'Fitzgerald was a clown, just like I am' The director of the new film of The Great Gatsby is under no illusions that his style is everyone's cup of tea – and that, he says, is why he has such a kinship with the novel's author http://gu.com/p/3fq79 Photo by George Pimentel

As the number of Syrian refugees tops 1.5 million, this drawing by a Syrian refugee child was spotted in the UNHCR registration centre in southern Lebanon: "Many feature guns, planes and people running. The title of this drawing - Death." Spotted by Sybella Wilkes, who shared her story via GuardianWitness: http://bit.ly/12iTMN8 Story from Matthew Weaver: http://gu.com/p/3fqt2

I discovered I had colon cancer while I was pregnant At 31, Matilda Tristram was looking forward to having her first baby. Then she discovered she had cancer. Her comic about the experience is raw, funny and still unfolding http://gu.com/p/3fzcn

Britain on a budget: 50 cheap thrills

You can still get a pint for under £2 – plus views over the River Ouse – at the King’s Arms in York, part of the Sam Smith’s chain of pubs renowned for original interiors, traditional brewing methods and cheap prices (King’s Staith, 01904 659435).<p>Cornish bakeries, including the newly opened Quay in …

Portraits of Angelina Jolie Captured by Brad Pitt

It is a little known fact that Brad Pitt can hold his own behind a camera. Not just any camera, mind you, but an old school film model. A November …

Brad Pitt

Cannes Film Festival’s Buzziest Films: ‘Bling Ring’ & More (PHOTOS)

With Spielberg leading the jury, the action along the Croisette kicks off Wednesday. From Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Bling Ring’ to the Coen brothers’ …