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The Man Who Makes Hollywood's Smallest Sounds

In the first episode of season four of <i>Breaking Bad</i>, Gus, the boss of a large drug operation, enters an underground meth lab, where his cooks, Walt …

18 Apps That Will Help You Chill The F*ck Out

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40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

The 1932 Winter Olympics Looked Way More Fun, Dangerous than Sochi

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Buried deep in the video database of the Internet Archive is footage of one of the first Winter …

Necessity as the mother of invention: Photos of homes in unexpected places

Iwan Baan is not as interested in what architects build as he is in the beautiful ways that people appropriate the spaces once the planners are gone. …

How to Get Foregrounds Right in Photography

After my last overseas trip I received emails from two fellow travelers from the tour group I shared two weeks with as I toured around Turkey. Both …

Working the Lines in your Photography

When considering the composition of an image one of the elements that I suggest digital camera owners look for are ‘Lines’. The lines that can be …

11 Surefire Landscape Photography Tips

My first love in photography when I first got my trusty SLR as a teenager was Landscape Photography. Here are a few tips I've picked up over the …

Rule of Thirds in Photography

Everything you need to know about the "Rule of Thirds" in Photography - a simple principle that will help you to take well balanced and interesting …

Using Focal Points in Photography

Next time you take your digital camera out and line it up for a shot pause before you press the shutter button and ask yourself: “What is the Focal …

Where is Your Subject Looking and Why Does it Matter?

When posing a portrait subject, two important questions to ask yourself include: 1. ‘where are they looking?’ 2. ‘what impact does this have on the …

10 Ways to Take Stunning Portraits

How do you take Portraits that have the ‘Wow’ factor? Today and tomorrow I want to talk about taking Portraits that are a little out of the box. You …

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10 More Tips for Stunning Portrait Photography

Yesterday I shared 10 Ways to take Stunning Portrait Photography. We covered everything from altering your perspective as a photographer, to …

Asking Permission to Photograph People

“I’m heading to India next week and am looking forward to using my new DSLR. I’m particularly looking forward to photographing the people I come …

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Watch: The Most Beautiful Video Of Soap You’ll Ever See

It’s just water, ink, oil, and soap. But in the hands of an artist, you can see the whole psychedelic cosmos.<p>The first time you watch this video, you’ll wonder if it can possibly be real. The colors are too vivid. The shapes are too clean. But there’s a natural physics of motion and liquid that …

A Beautiful Video of the Daguerreotype Process

The way film photographers feel about digital photographers may be the way daguerreotype photographers feel about the film guys. Working with …

Manipulated Photographs, Manipulated Memories

Photo manipulation is nearly as old, if not as old, as photography itself. It has been used in state propaganda, to unify nations, for aesthetic and …

Digital Photo Printing: 10 Years After

In 2003, my first “Mastering Digital Printing” book came out. My goal was to create an in-depth reference to the new world of digital printing for …

The Rise and Decline of Film, As Told from Film’s Perspective

Film has seen better days. With legends like Kodak’s Kodachrome gone, and staples like Fujifilm’s Neopan 400 very recently following suit, most news …

Photos of Falling Subjects Moments from Disaster

Photographer Brad Hammonds is fascinated by a concept that he calls “emotional delay.” It’s the idea that no moment is truly experienced until it has …

Friday Happy Hour: Body Paint Turns Models Into Human Chameleons

If you’ve never thought much about bodypainting and how it can lend to stunning photographs, check out the work below by award-winning artist …

Toy Camera Photographs Developed with Everything From Juice to Medicine

Ever wonder what resulting photos would look like if you developed film with various liquids found around the house? Photographer Matthew Cetta does …

Falling Forever

Images from Kerry Skarbakka‘s long-term project “The Struggle to Right Oneself” are currently on view at the Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles. “Ten …

20 Haunting Photos from Moritz Aust

17-year-old Moritz Aust lives in Schweinfurt, Germany. His inspiration comes from all kinds of things, including nature, people, objects, feelings …

600,000-Pixel-Wide Tokyo Panorama is the 2nd Largest Photo Ever Made

Do you remember the 320-gigapixel photo taken from atop the BT Tower in London? That 360° panorama, shot by Founder of 360-cities Jeffrey Martin, …