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This Couple Took Their Engagement Photos in Front of a Frozen Waterfall

The past few weeks have brought frozen temperatures across the country—and also brought peak engagement season! One recently-betrothed couple made the most of the inclement weather by using the ice as a backdrop for their engagement photos.<p>Morgan Daye and Josh Morris asked their friend, …

This 52 Week Challenge will Improve Your Photography Skills in 2018

If you’re looking to improve your photography skills in 2018, doing a year-long photo challenge is a great way to stay motivated with ideas and …

Robot growing pains: Two U.S. factories show tensions of going digital

COLUMBUS, Ind. (Reuters) - When Sandy Vierling took a job at a new robot-packed factory her company built just a few miles from an older plant where she made automotive exhaust systems, she crossed into the future of manufacturing in the United States.<p>FILE PHOTO: A job seeker departs the Dr. Martin …

Buying Guide: The best pocketable enthusiast cameras

<i>Last updated: July 19, 2018</i><p>If you want a compact camera that produces great quality photos without the hassle of changing lenses, there are plenty of …

Sony Cyber-shot

The simple cult camera that inspired Instagram

A rudimentary plastic camera made in China in the 1980s became an iconic item – even influencing a certain photography app you probably have on your phone.<p>It looks like a scene from a Southern Gothic film.<p>The figure, dressed in a white shirt, stands at a lectern like a Bible Belt preacher, shining …

Adam Scott

The Three Elements of Every Photograph

Today, I’d like to talk about three key elements that I feel make up each and every photograph we take. Of course they are not the only elements, but …

Landscape Photography

How to Shoot Long Exposures: Tips for Revealing the Invisible in Your Images

Want to see something you don’t see every day—something, in fact, you can’t really see at all?<p>I’m talking about the passage of time—well, really the …

Landscape Photography

To #Filter or to #Nofilter: It's Not Even a Question!

In the days when film reigned, most people thought that once you took a photo, the image was completed. They thought that clicking the shutter was …

Is the LCD Screen Killing Your Artistic Vision?

It happened. After wrestling with lighting, posing, finding the right angle and composition, and bringing out that perfect moment, you finally caught …

Big Wave Surfing in Portugal: Pictures

World Records

Is Photoshop Ruining Your Craft and Confidence?

I don't know about the rest of you, but when it comes to comparing my work to others, I'm a sucker for punishment. Try as I might, I can't help but …

Tutorials

Lost Polaroids of Madonna Before She Rose to Famedom Have Resurfaced

Photos have emerged of a young, pre-fame Madonna that show her as a trend-setter and star in the making.<p>In 1982, a then-unknown Madonna posed as a modern-day Cinderella for a series of Poloroids snapped by Richard Corman. Six weeks after the photos were taken, Madonna's debut album came out and the …

The amazing brains of the real-time interpreters

The world’s most powerful computers can’t perform accurate real-time interpreting of one language to another. Yet human interpreters do it with ease. Geoff Watts meets the neuroscientists who are starting to explain this remarkable ability.<p>One morning this summer I paid a visit to the sole United …

Language

Starbucks’s red cup controversy, explained

In a world filled with many items, there is none more divisive right now than the 2015 Red Starbucks Cup™. On the surface, it might look like a simple crimson container sized to hold either 8, 12, 16, 20, or 30 fluid ounces of the life-giving dark nectar we know as coffee.<p>But it's much more than …

Customers

Tried and tested: the best carry-on cabin bags

We've tested dozens of carry-on cabin bags - here is our pick of the very best<p>On a budget<p><b>Go Explore, Small 2 Wheel Suitcase, £14.99</b><p><b>Buy at argos.co.uk</b><p>The Argos range of luggage offers surprisingly sturdy and well designed cases that hold their own against some of their more expensive counterparts. …

Ai Weiwei's Triumphant Return

FOR ONE OF THE WORLD’S highest-profile artists, Ai Weiwei himself could hardly be more difficult to find. His imagery regularly causes internet controversies, and his visage, framed by cropped hair and the scraggly beard of an ancient philosopher, is widely known thanks to innumerable selfies with …

Three Unknown Tips for Exporting Video

Encoding video files can become a crazy technical feat. I don’t blame people for using the preset options, even if they’re usually rubbish. Here’s …

Instagram Stories Now Has the Potential to Help You Go Viral

Snapchat is fun and all, but Instagram is better. Well, in my eyes, Instagram is better for a few reasons, and I quickly deleted the face-filter app …

The great women artists that history forgot

Museums and galleries around the world are unearthing the work of great female artists who have been neglected or marginalised, writes Cath Pound.<p>“Why have there been no great women artists?” the feminist art historian Linda Nochlin famously asked in her landmark 1971 essay. The point was of course …

Tour of Flanders

Skirt Club Is a Sex Club for the Casually Bisexual Modern Woman

It's hard for bi women to even explore their sexuality; this international sex party is helping to change that.<p><b>Get the VICE App on</b> <b>iOS</b> <b>and</b> <b>Android</b><p>Emily Dievendorf is a self-described "bisexual social justice advocate" in Lansing, Michigan. She says dating while bi can be so frustrating that she throws …

India Salvor Menuez and Michael Bailey Gates Romp Through Iceland, Naked and Free

There is no more ideal Iceland guide than Björk, whom the photographer Thomas Whiteside and his boyfriend, the model/artist Michael Bailey Gates, ended up linking up with on their first trip to Iceland over New Year's 2015. When they returned, they brought along their friend India Salvor Menuez. …

India

Stevie Wonder’s ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ Turns 40: The Masterpiece That Captured Every Color of Life

The double album is the superstar musician’s favorite indulgence. A double LP, more often than not, is a status symbol for top-tier pop artists to …

Soul Music

Ten Places That Deserve More Travelers

Travel<p>Head off the typical tourist trail to explore these surprising destinations.<p>Armenia<p><b>The Situation on the Ground:</b> Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the tiny Caucasus country of Armenia has often been associated with conflict. The country’s Nagorno-Karabakh war with Azerbaijan over a …

Nature Meets Modern Architecture in Stunning Time-lapse

A transportive time-lapse is something that never gets old, particularly when it looks and sounds as elegant as a waking dream. Forcibly poetic …

Saori: Man's affair with silicone lover

Senji Nakajima, 61 years old, lives with his life-size 'love doll' named 'Saori' in his apartment in Tokyo, Japan. Nakajima, married with two children, who lives away from home for work, first started his life with Saori six years ago. At first, he used to imagine as if the doll was his first girl …

A Love Contained

In the summer of 1985, at the age of eight, my mother boarded me onto a plane to London to visit my father. My mother and I had been living in Mission Viejo, California and I had not seen my father in two years. At the end of that summer my father told me that it had been decided that I would be …

Subjective Trophies

<i>This controversial yet fascinating photoessay was selected as a finalist in the LensCulture Portrait Awards</i> <i>2016</i>. <i>Discover more inspiring work from all 39 of the winners and finalists.</i><p>The global concept of this project consists of making portraits of hunters with their naturalized (taxidermy) …

Sheryl Sandberg Gives an Emotional Speech About Her Husband's Death at Berkeley Graduation

"Dave's death changed me in very profound ways. I learned about the depths of sadness and the brutality of loss. But I also learned that when life sucks you under, you can kick against the bottom, break the surface, and breathe again."<p>On Saturday, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer …