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6 Top Tips For Photographing Rooftops and Cities

<i>Jennifer Bin is city and street photographer based in Shanghai. She is best known for her work with capturing strong symmetry, sharp geometry,</i> …

Photography

Woman’s Epic Climbing Journey Captured in Spectacular iPhone Film

RYOT, in association with Apple, has captured one of the most captivating, moving, stunning short documentaries you will see this year, or possibly …

Made to order: OTHR, a new design brand championing 3D printed wares

Three years ago, OTHR founder Joe Doucet, an award-winning New York-based industrial designer, ordered a 3D printed fork for $250. ‘The quality was terrible, but it was a fork, a finished product,’ he says. Doucet did some quick math and according to Moore’s law, the magic year that 3D printing …

3D Printing

Photoshop Trick: How to Stitch Together Difficult Panoramas

If you’ve ever tried to stitch a panorama in Photoshop, you know that the program is not always up to the task. In this “Photoshop Secrets” tutorial, …

Creepy Girl from "The Grudge" Shares Hilarious Everyday Moments on Instagram

The easily spooked might want to avert their eyes, but those with a taste for horror (plus a healthy dose of hilarity) will be delighted by the @kayakowithtoshio Instagram account, which situates the sinister mother-son duo from <i>Ju-On</i>—the original Japanese version of <i>The Grudge</i>—in average day-to-day …

Horror

Artist Celebrates Joys of Motherhood with Illustrations of Mothers and Daughters Every Day

For moms, no two days are quite the same—each one brings a distinct challenge and a different joy. Artist Sora Ceballos-Lopez is exploring the many sides of motherhood in her daily drawings, which use detailed pen patterns and whimsical watercolors to portray the magical bonds between mothers and …

Motherhood

Delicate Japanese Oil Paintings of Ethereal Woman Submerged with Nature

Artist Miho Hirano’s oil paintings communicate a delicate beauty through the use of soft colors and fluid brushstrokes. Featuring ethereal woman and fragments of the natural world, each of Hirano’s paintings emote a melancholic longing that beckons one into her character's striking fantasy-lands. …

Art

Carl Burton’s Surreal Monochromatic GIFs

Digital artist and animator Carl Burton creates quick atmospheric GIFs that blend elements of science fiction and surrealism. Glittering illuminated …

GIF Animations

RNI Flashback Uses ‘Virtual Chemicals’ to Give Each Snap a New Film Look

The film simulation software company Really Nice Images has launched a new iPhone camera app called RNI Flashback. While the app is yet another film …

10,000 Stacked Photos Create Insanely Detailed Insect Portraits

Photographer Levon Biss magnifies tiny insects into hugely detailed and stunning prints for new exhibition 'Microsculptures.'<p><i>Levon Biss. Orchid cuckoo bee. Image courtesy of Levon Biss</i><p>British photographer Levon Biss' macrophotography turns 10mm insects into massive 10' prints in new exhibition,</i> …

Nature Photography

Useful Tips for Combining Flash and Ambient Light

You may swear by natural light, but sometimes available light just doesn’t cooperate. So for those times when you’re faced with an overcast sky but …

6 Ways You Should Revise Your Writing, Every Time

When someone tells you a piece you’ve written doesn’t “flow well,” it can be maddeningly unspecific. But there’s good news: it’s surprisingly easy to …

LEGO's little bot teaches kids about science and coding

Earlier today, LEGO revealed WeDo 2.0, a new robotics kit that's designed for elementary school kids. The 280-piece set enables the creation of motorized forms, okay, <i>robots</i>, that will help students learn the basics of engineering, science and coding. For instance, you can build Milo, the adorable …

Artist Camilla d’Errico Talks Pop Surrealism, Manga, and More

Painter, graphic novelist, and designer Camilla d'Errico is one of the world's foremost practitioners of Pop Surrealism, a genre of art that combines …

Arts and Crafts movement

The Best Photography Books of 2015

Visually stimulating and incredibly powerful, the following are The Daily Beast’s selections for the best photography books of 2015.<p>Despite the great …

Henri Cartier-Bresson

The riotously beautiful house my sister hid from me – in pictures

Edvard Bjelland and his sister Bergit had lived for years on a remote farm in Norway. One day, she decided to have her own house built nearby, decorating it in a colourful, magical way – a total contrast to the family farmhouse. Since Bergit died in 2011, Edvard has looked after her house. Elin …

Farmhouses

How to Manipulate the Pace of Your Editing to Infuse Drama & Tension Into Any Scene

When you suddenly shift from slow, languidly-paced editing to quick, frenetic cuts, what emotional impact does that have on the audience?<p>In …

Tutorials

Distressed Beauty - Artist Sarah Jonkas (10 Paintings)

Sarah Jonkas is an emerging, young artist who was born in Canada in the mid 80's. Her beautiful oil paintings usually centers around a strong “solo female” character who's face tells a sad and sometimes haunting story. Like Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg, artist Sarah Jonkas is getting a …

Art

How to Make Color Photos Using Only B&W Shots

Before the introduction of color film, Many photographers experimented with ways to record color images using black and white mediums. One of the …

Our Top 10 Criterion Collection Movies

We love Hollywood blockbusters as much as the next guy. Big explosions, epic story arcs, soft and sentimental piano music: at the end of a long week, …

Apollo Astronaut Photos Brought to Life with Motion

Last week, a treasure trove of 8,400 photos by Apollo astronauts was uploaded to Flickr, making the archive easily accessible to the public. Director …

How Lucas Blalock Makes His Art with Analog Photos and Digital Photoshop Tools

Lucas Blalock is an artist who has a love for the surreal and who isn’t afraid to use what many might consider a heavy hand to create his unique …

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 …

5 Steps to Creating Long Shadows in Photoshop

I had kind of a hard time coming up with an appropriate title for this post… I’m still not totally sure if it conveys what I’m trying to show you …

How to Cut Out Hair in Photoshop