Michaela Thacker

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Wonder Woman revealed as 'obviously' queer – straight, male internet can't cope

Wonder Woman comes from an island inhabited only by women, so being bisexual is hardly a surprise.<p>Wonder Woman has been a staple in popular culture …

Get That Life: How I Co-Founded Bitch Media

Twenty years after co-founding feminist culture magazine Bitch, Andi Zeisler is surprised it's still around.<p><i>In 1995, Andi Zeisler co-founded</i> Bitch: Feminist Response to Culture<i>, as a zine — self-published, small-circulation niche magazines — that was distributed out of the back of a beat-up station</i> …

Why Lesbian History Needs to Go Digital: A Look at All the Amazing Queer Women You've Never Heard Of

The founder of the popular Instagram @h_e_r_s_t_o_r_y sets the record straight.<p>With the ascent of LGBTQ rights in some places—and not so much in others—the history behind it has never been more important to explore.<p>Kelly Rakowski, 35, is reclaiming that history with her Instagram account …

Taylor Momsen explains those stripper shoes: I was a teenager exploring my sexuality

EXCLUSIVE: Taylor Momsen used stripper shoes and corsets to help her ‘evolve’ after confessing she was confused about her sexuality as a teen.<p>The …

DC COLLECTIBLES ACTION FIGURE

#rightbackatitagaintour. @tonyperry in Ottawa. Photo by @elmakias.

The Ends of the Earth, As Seen Through Google Street View

The advent and continuous expansion of Google Street View has made it possible to explore far off places that we may never be able to visit in …

Portraits of People Exposing Their Issues and Insecurities to the Camera

“Building Security Through Insecurity.” That’s the tagline of photographer Steve Rosenfield‘s “What I Be Project.” Each portrait in the ongoing …

How to Create a Composite Image: Photographing & Editing

There are several tutorials that show you how to create a composite image using two or more photos, but rarely do you see a video that shows you how …

Upcoming PS4 Game ‘Outlast’ Pits Digital Camera Against Zombies

Here’s yet another reason why it’s a bad idea to think reporters outfitted with cameras can replace actual photojournalists — the reporters …

Humor: The Pain of Being Rejected as Someone’s Passerby Photographer

Here’s a little bit of photographic humor to help get you through to hump day. Have you ever been asked to take someone’s picture in public? Most of …

Controversy Erupts After Photographs of Cosplayers Show Up on Pillows

You’ve had a rough day, you’re bone tired and ready for bed. What would feel better than cuddling up with an image of some anonymous dude in a …

How to Add Dynamic Clipping Warnings to Photoshop

There are two types of clipping you probably try to avoid introducing into your images during post-production: luminosity clipping (when the …

Photography Success: What Does it Take to Make it as a Photographer?

The Internet is saturated with how-to photography tutorials. So often, emphasis is placed on technical details. Rarely do we hear more about the …

City Photography Techniques for Various Times of Day

Photographer Mike Palmer was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For years he’s been photographing the street of his hometown, and he’s …

Photography

The Basics of Photography: C for Composition

Continuing on with our series on the Basics of Photography, this week we are at the letter C, which will be covering the topic of Composition. …

Snapsation: A New Website Where Clients Can Connect with Local Photographers

Photographers need clients, and clients need photographers (even if they don’t always think they do). The issue is that most clients have no idea how …

Canon Launches EOS 101 Tutorial Videos to Help Newbies Learn the Basics

For a while now, Canon has offered online resources to available teach those who may be unfamiliar with, well, taking photos. In what could be called …

Hawaii Volcanoes Time-Lapse: An Awe-Inspiring ‘Sea to Summit’ Journey

QT Luong is typically a large-format photographer who travels the U.S. photographing the beauty of its national parks. When he decided to go to …

Video: Photographer Joe McNally Shoots From the Tallest Building in the World

Remember that crazy rooftopping photograph captured by photographer Joe McNally from the top of the tallest building in the world? The video above is …

Check Out These Computer Generated 3D Renderings of DSLR Cameras

Back in March, we shared about how realistic computer generated images has been encroaching on the commercial product photography industry and …

22 Beautiful Pictures of Ripples in Water

Beautiful and fleeting, ripples in water exist for only a few magical moments.They do offer up some warning before they arrive though, often with a …

Deep Blue

An Introduction to Bird photography

A Guest Post by Lithuanian Photographer Tadas Naujokaitis. Birds are very interesting creatures, but it’s not so easy to photograph them. Wild birds …

Photography

How to Blend Exposures to Enhance Your Composition

Exposure blending is a popular technique often used to create high dynamic range photography. This article is about using the same technique but for …

Landscape Photography

APOD: NGC 6302: The Butterfly Nebula (2013 Jun 07) Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130607.html Explanation: The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth's night sky are often named for flowers or insects. Though its wingspan covers over 3 light-years, NGC 6302 is no exception. With an estimated surface temperature of about 250,000 degrees C, the dying central star of this particular planetary nebula has become exceptionally hot, shining brightly in ultraviolet light but hidden from direct view by a dense torus of dust. This sharp and colorful close-up of the dying star's nebula was recorded in 2009 by the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3, installed during the final shuttle servicing mission. Cutting across a bright cavity of ionized gas, the dust torus surrounding the central star is near the center of this view, almost edge-on to the line-of-sight. Molecular hydrogen has been detected in the hot star's dusty cosmic shroud. NGC 6302 lies about 4,000 light-years away in the arachnologically correct constellation of the Scorpion (Scorpius). http://hubblesite.org/news/2009/25 http://spacetelescope.org/news/heic0910/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130607 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0607

Charli XCX Is On Her ‘Marilyn Monroe Shit’ In Lil Xan’s ‘Moonlight’ Video

Hip-Hop<p>The ultimate source for all the latest hip-hop music news updates and everything hip-hop culture.<p>Issues<p>Cudi is moving forward<p>Music<p>The first …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Thoughts on ‘Amateur’ and ‘Professional’ Photography

We all know by now how Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer unleashed the collective fury of photographers and the creative community during her presentation of …