Matúš Múčka

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21 Films to Look Forward to in 2014

World War II dramas, dystopian teen trilogies, time travel, Bible stories, and more<p>The coming year in cinema is shaping up to be strikingly symmetrical: As one major dystopian YA franchise arrives, another winds down. As one World War II drama kicks off the year, another caps it off. The first …

Mark Seliger's greatest portraits - in pictures

If you are a star, Mark Seliger will have photographed you – and that includes presidents.<br>The photographer knew exactly how he wanted to capture Barack Obama when he took his portrait in 2011:<br>"I had this idea of photographing him from the front and back. Obama's only concern was that the back angle …

This Is Why You Can Never Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

We start every new year with the feeling of a clean slate, a time that we can set our goals and intentions and actually make the changes we want to see in our lives, to get rid of those nagging bad habits and usher in some good ones. But by February, many of our resolutions are already abandoned or …

Who's Tanking Lana Del Rey's Oscar Bid?

A detractor is attempting to block her possible nomination<p>Lana Del Rey will not win an Oscar in January, if one of her anonymous detractors has …

Lana Del Rey

Vintage photographs of Christmas in London by Henry Grant - in pictures

Socialist photographer Henry Grant spent decades last century documenting the lives of ordinary Londoners. This set of pictures – from the Museum of London's unique photographic collection of his work – show the festive season during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s

The 17 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2013

From Frances Ha to Frozen, these films were accompanied by the best music this year.

Music

10 Artists You Should Have Known In 2013

It's usually easy to keep up with your favorite artists. You can follow them on Twitter, like them on Facebook and check them out when they come to your town.<p>Falling in love with unfamiliar bands? That's not quite as simple. There are so many aspiring musicians out there, you can't possibly listen …

The 7 Deadly Sins of Portrait Photography

Everybody makes mistakes, even the best photographers out there make them. The key isn't to not make mistakes but to be aware of them and to learn …

Lightroom 5: Smart Previews

Howard Pinsky, an Adobe Community Professional, is an online educator providing content for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. His work can be seen on …

8 bit, 16 bit or 32 bit?

When it comes to the technology that surrounds digital photography I’m really not interested in how things work. All I want to know what things work …

Tutorials

Mobile advertising to grow 300%, hit $40 billion by 2018

In the next five years, mobile advertising will grow over 300 percent from about $13 billion today to just under $40 billion, Juniper Research says in a new report. Believe it or not, that guidance sounds too conservative, and too slow.<p>Consider just two data points:<p>In the 12 months ending July …

Nike's Brilliant Cristiano Ronaldo Ad Involves A Mystified Baby

They're great. They all involve splicing together footage of Ronaldo doing something spectacular on the pitch with footage of something completely unrelated and identifiably meme-y (babies, cats, etc.).<p>Here's one with a baby:<p>One with cats:

Apple hopes for big holiday sales of iPads

As they usually do, Apple customers queued up at stores in 42 countries around the world Friday as the company kicked off what it hopes is an "iPad Christmas" with sales of the latest model, the iPad Air.<p>But the lines were reportedly shorter and the atmosphere more muted than in September, when the …

China’s Qunar raises $167M IPO, share price doubles on first day of trading

Chinese travel booking service Qunar went public on the NASDAQ today and its shares nearly doubled during the first day of trading.<p>Qunar raised $167 million in the initial public offering. Shares started out at $15 a piece and surged to as high as $34.99 over the course of the day.<p>Qunar, which …

The Week Ahead: Will November Surprise the Bulls or Bears?

The stock market surprised the majority of analysts again in October as the S&P was up 4.4%, the Nasdaq 100 was up 3.8%, and the Russell 2000 gained 2.5%. The Dow Industrials did a bit better than the small caps, for a change, as it was up 2.7% but the Dow Transports led the pack, up close to …

Bugs Eye View: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week your photographic challenge is to take and share a photo (or photos) with the theme of ‘bugs eye view’. We’re looking to see lots of shots …

Close-up Portrait Photo Tips

Martin Schoeller is famed for his stunning close-up portraits, but he says that’s not because he possesses the innate ability to coach his subjects …

Portraits of Costume Owners at Home

For the past couple of years, photographer Klaus Pichler has been interested in the subject of costumes. The subject has traditions in many of the …

Understanding The Basics of SLR Photography

Knowing how to use your SLR is not as awkward as it would seem. Imagine that your camera is a box that lets in light. On top of that box is a …

Shutter Speed

Wildlife Photographer Patiently Waits for Polar Bear to Surface

American nature and wildlife photographer Paul Souders is very well-travelled around the globe. In one of his exploits, we have his series of images …

Zahara - Andalusia - Panoramic Viewpoint

LIKE<p>1 Like<p>Zahara - Andalusia - Panoramic Viewpoint<p>Spain<p>Created by<p>Copyright: Carsten Arenz <br>Type: Spherical <br>Resolution: 27102x13551 <br>Taken: 16/06/2011 …

Review: The Bessaflex TM is a Beautiful and Refined M42 Camera

Cosina-Voigtländer’s Bessaflex TM is one of my favorite cameras. It’s an incredibly beautiful and refined camera that was discontinued (2007) as …