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Motoped

Have a spare XR50/pit bike engine and parts lying around and an old mountain bike collecting cobwebs in your garage? Spend your weekend turning them …

Mountain Biking

in the light

10 great films that flopped

Heaven’s Gate is in cinemas, including an extended run at BFI Southbank, on 2 August 2013.<p>Box office failures come as no surprise in Hollywood. It is …

A Pro Photographer’s DIY Ring Light for Fashion Photography

Ring flashes and continuous ring lights are popular among fashion portrait photographers. The circular lights are placed around the camera lens to …

Real Beauty Isn’t Retouched

Dove Canada is getting serious about promoting Real Beauty by going after art directors, graphic designers and photo retouchers — basically anyone …

Marios Dimitriou

The Big Fat List of Documentaries About Photography

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How To Become a Storytelling Photographer

Natan Dvir is a photojournalist and a documentary artist who has a vast range of photographic experience for Polaris Images and other leading …

The Arts

Well yeah there’s an erotic supper club in San Francisco - Inside Scoop SF

So. Apparently an erotic supper club exists in San Francisco.<p>Named Our Gourmet Life, it’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like: a dinner event with sexy people and people who would like to also be sexy.<p>As for the food, an unnamed chefs serves an 8 to 10 course meal — “made from scratch each …

Watch This Guy Climb a Crane And Record it Using a GoPro; Because He Can

The YouTube description states, “When asked why he went up there to die, he replied: <i>“I didn’t go up there to die. I went up there to live.”</i> James …

Seven Reasons for Returning to Film Photography.

A quick look on eBay will reveal thousands of low use, high quality film cameras for incredibly low prices. It is perhaps the best time ever to buy a …

DIY Stone Bathmat: Create a Luxurious Shower Experience

It is a sensation we associate with luxury resorts and remote beaches – stepping out of the water and onto smooth pebbles. It is also remarkably easy …

Avant-garde

5 Top Film Cameras on a Tight Budget

You know I love film. Just shot my Polaroid 600E yesterday and loved it. Shot the Hassie the week before, and just loaded a roll into my Lomo …

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013 (So Far)

We made you a doozy of a mix — 50 of NPR Music's favorite songs from the first half of 2013, including hip-hop anthems, dudes with beards, avant-garde lullabies, dance-music stompers, tear-jerking ballads, funk odysseys and synth-pop singalongs.<p>As we spend more time getting acclimated to music that …

Quitting caffeine is now a mental health disorder

There's a slight tremor in your hands followed by cold sweats. You snap when a coworker asks you a question, and your piercing headache makes you unable to send the simplest email. It’s only noon but you've given up on accomplishing anything at work.<p>If you think this sounds like the description of …

Calotype Numérique – Classic B/W Portraits by Alexandre Chamelat

Alexandre Chamelat is a French photography student from Toulouse. His latest project, Calotype Numérique, is a collection of digital black-and-white …

That’s No Way to Treat a Perfectly Good Viewfinder!

Living in a tourist town like San Francisco, I have frequent opportunities to observe how people use their cameras. Inevitably, these lead to “Why, …

Impressive Time-Lapse Tour of Shanghai

Time-lapse photographer Rob Whitworth (we’ve featured his work a number of times in the past) has released a beautiful new time-lapse video that …

Black and White Conversions: An Introduction to Luminosity

A Guest Post by Nick Rains. Warning – the following is quite advanced (even geeky) and I must assume the reader has a working knowledge of channels, …

Quick Hands-On: $100 "Polaroid" PL135 Bare-Bulb Flash

<i>UPDATE: The Polaroid PL-135 (AKA the rebranded "Triopo TR120") has been unceremoniously pulled from the market just a week or so after it …

Mutator

We've all done it — set our iPhones to silent only to have them make noise anyway, normally at the most inappropriate time possible (at dinner, …

First Impressions: Canon 28mm f2.8 IS (Canon EF)

Canon’s release of the 28mm f2.8 IS kind of had many photographers scratching their heads. For what good reason would a company put IS in such a wide …

Do You Follow These Best Practices When Buying a Secondhand Camera?

Whilst the price of digital cameras has fallen dramatically over the last ten years, in the current economic climate, even some base models may be …

7 Beginner Tips For Sharper Photos

Scott Kelby, the author of many digital photography books says, <i>“If your photos aren’t sharp then the rest doesn’t matter.”</i> Key to any image is its …

Review: SLR Magic 35mm T1.4 (Micro Four Thirds)

The SLR Magic 35mm T1.4 cine lens has been out for a while now, and indeed we posted our first impressions of it a while back. Since then, I’ve spent …

35 Cool Outdoor Deck Designs

We’ve already told you of some terraces, porches, ponds and fountains to design your garden. Now maybe you need a deck – a place covered with wooden …