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How They Sent Photos Across the Ocean Back in 1926

These days, it’s easy to take for granted what the magic of the Internet, wireless technology and fiber optic cables has made possible, but there was …

Watch a Nikon D3s Go Through Absolute Hell And Still Keep Working

Oh man…<p>A reader sent us this video after the jump of photographers beating the crap out of a Nikon D3s. It gets frozen in a block of ice, burned in a …

How to Use Lines in Photography Compositions

A very powerful method of improving the composition of photos is the use of lines. Properly used, lines can significantly increase the impact of …

Landscape Photography

Are You Guilty of These? Five Hard Photography Habits to Break

Don’t you love new stuff? New clothes, new shoes — and since we’re all photographers here — new gear. Even if you bought it second-hand, it’s still …

Surreal Monochrome Images Shot Beneath the Sea

Ever since Hengki Koentjoro received a pocket camera as a child, he has been hooked on cameras. This passion ultimately led him to pursue an …

This Beautiful Time-Lapse is a ‘Love Letter to the Fog of the San Francisco Bay Area’

In 2010, we featured photographer Simon Christen’s stunning time-lapse of the San Francisco Bay Area, <i>The Unseen Sea</i>. Since then, however, we haven’t …

The Basics of Using ND Grads to Improve Your Landscapes

As I’ve written before, the hardest part of landscape photography is retaining detail in a bright sky with a darker foreground. There are several …

These Hundred-Photo Composites Take Street Photography to the Next Level

At first glance, photographer Pelle Cass‘ series <i>Selected People</i> makes it seem like Boston is horribly overcrowded. The streets and squares are …

Retired PE Teacher Wore the Same Outfit for 40 Years’ Worth of Yearbook Photos

It started out as a mistake. Back in 1973, PE teacher Dale Irby wore an era-appropriate polyester shirt and brown sweater-vest to picture day. The …

16 Cool Pictures of Baobab Trees

Anyone who loves The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has heard of baobabs. They’re not fictional plants that grow on asteroids, though. …

How To Improve an Image with 2 Steps in Photoshop Using Screen Mode

A Guest Post by Sergey Sus/ Today I want to share a very simple way for improving a photo without having to change the exposure. I use this method …

Photography

The TSA Sets Up an Instagram Account to Show Off the Things They Confiscate

What do a loaded gun, a stun gun disguised as a pack of cigarettes and an inert grenade all have in common? Pictures of all of them are to be found …

How to Photograph Light Trails

Photographing light trails is somewhat of a rite of passage for low light photographers – usually by setting up a nice landscape composition that …

Landscape Photography

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