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Imagine an Africa without lions [vid]

I grew up thinking that lions were ferocious beasts ready to tear my limbs apart if I ever came close enough. Yet lion-cuddling Kevin Richardson …

Taking Interior HDR Vertorama Shots

Among all the possible shooting situations, indoor HDR vertoramas are certainly one of the most demanding. The resulting photos are very rewarding as …

Photo Series Shows What It Would Be Like If Mermaids Lived Among Us

With Christmas just over, it isn’t far-fetched to assume that images of Santa Claus are still fresh in most people’s minds. Perhaps a character just …

Laura Prado, New York

Adobe Adds Perspective Warp and Linked Smart Objects in Major Photoshop Update

One of the advantages to the Creative Cloud model is that those onboard don’t have to pay any extra when major upgrades come. No more updating to the …

Adobe Updates Photoshop With Three New Features, Most Notably "Perspective Warp"

The Adobe product manages and developers that I have spoken to praise the new Creative Cloud process mostly for the ability to instantly update users …

Clarity, Vibrance, and Saturation in Adobe Camera Raw

In Adobe Camera Raw, you will find three sliders at the bottom of the Basic Tab. These sliders are Clarity, Vibrance, and Saturation. Each of these …

These Ideas on Perspective Will Improve Your Photography Composition

Perspective. It’s a concept that has somewhat variable significance depending on the context in which it is being discussed — literature, geometry, …

How to Use Remote Camera Triggers for Sports Photography

If you’ve ever done sports photography, you know that it can be difficult to get close enough to the action to get a really great shot. You don’t …

Reverse Lens Macro: How to use it as a Great Learning Tool

It’s relatively balmy here in Antarctica. And that’s scary

A few days ago, I left Toronto and travelled to the utmost south, to Antarctica – the coldest, windiest, darkest continent on earth. I flew from Pearson to Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city, then boarded a Norwegian expedition ship, Hurtigruten's MV Fram, which crashed its way through the …

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The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

No Paris? No Problem! Using a Backdrop and Shallow DOF to Fake a Location Shoot

The photograph above seems fairly straight forward: pretty model photographed in Paris with the Eiffel Tower in the background. But that’s not …

Accidentally Awesome: Fireworks Mishap Results in Amazing New Year’s Photo

Sometimes a great photograph takes months of planning and patience to capture. Other times, you simply have to be in the right place at the right …

German-made camera used to take iconic Times Square kiss picture at the end of Second World War sells for $150,000

• Alfred Eisenstaedt used Leica IIIa rangefinder to capture famous image<br>• Camera which took picture heralding Allied victory was made in Germany<br>• Jewish …

Photographer Captures Swimming Pools Empty of Human Presence

Public swimming pools are certainly one of the last places where you would hope to find some respite or solitude. Public swimming pools are often …

Journey to Shangri-La: Photos of Yunnan, China

Travel Photography

95-Year-Old Receives Award for Iconic Detroit Street Photography

Not many people can say that they've devoted more than 60 years of their life to photography, but then again, not many people receive artist awards at the ripe old age of 95. Photographer Bill Rauhauser was just selected as the 2014 Kresge Eminent Artist, as he gains recognition for his …

23 Great Gift Ideas For Cat Lovers

The holidays are upon us – the smell of cinnamon spice is in the air, we’re surrounded by glittering Christmas decorations, and the entire Internet …

Ground Zeroes save files will interact with Phantom Pain

Speaking with <i>Famitsu</i> magazine, Hideo Kojima talked a bit about the decision to split the upcoming <i>Ground Zeroes</i> and <i>Phantom Pain</i> into two games, and …

'Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes' to be released on March 18th

Prequel to 'The Phantom Pain' launches with console-specific DLC<p><i>Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes</i> will launch on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3 on March 18th 2014 in North America, and on March 20th in Europe and Japan. The game, available for $30 on the new consoles, and $20 …

Spectacular Horsehead Nebula Photograph Almost Good Enough to Rival Hubble

Photography is hardly a cheap hobby to pick up, but even within photography, some branches are more expensive than others. And ranking pretty close …

Weekly Photography Challenge - Christmas Light Abstracts

DIY Idea: Upcycler Turns Old 35mm Slides Into Colorful Curtains

Got a couple of boxes of old transparencies and a bare window? Then designer/upcycler Scott Sherwood has come up with a great idea that will put …