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How to Photograph Sunsets: 10 Tips for the Perfect Shot

We all love capturing sunsets. Not surprisingly, photographs of sunsets (including sunrise, for that matter) constitute a big portion of the …

These 31 Photography Links Will Keep You Busy For a Really Long Time

Another wonderful week has passed us by in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking in all corners of the internet to …

7 Gadgets to Create a Relaxing At-Home Spa

DIY Spa Gadgets<p>1. Massage Chair<p>2. Body Massager<p>3. Face Care<p>4. Flameless Candles<p>5. Towel Warmer<p>6. Aromatherapy Diffuser<p>7. Sound Machine<p>A few hours at …

Positivity Vs Negativity: It's A Question Of Focus | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Well, not for everyone. Some people seem to have it coded into their DNA. The kind of person that has their house burn down, but the cookie jar …

10 Ways That Being More Positive Improves Your Career (and Your Life)

As a trained marriage and family therapist and career coach, I’ve researched for over eight years what makes some people highly successful interpersonally and in business, and others doomed to fail.<p>I’ve observed this: Being more positive in your behaviors and language makes room for far greater …

Tim Cook celebrates Cupertino's approval of Apple spaceship campus

Tim Cook has a small reason to celebrate today, as Apple was finally given approval by the Cupertino City Council to build its new "spaceship" campus. "Our home for innovation and creativity for decades to come," Cook says of the campus in a tweet. Apple still has a long way to go before it'll be …

Pit stop photography: take a road trip to America's vintage gas stations

"Running out of gas, Rabbit Angstrom thinks as he stands behind the summer-dusty windows of the Springer Motors display room watching the traffic go by on Route 111, traffic somehow thin and scared compared to what it used to be. The fucking world is running out of gas." So begins John Updike's …

Winner Announced: Show Us Your #Beam!

Francis Dufour’s Show Us Your #Beam entry image, and Beam website homepage<p>For the last two weeks we’ve been asking PhotoShelter members to show us …

Vintage gas stations – in pictures

The gas station is one of the most iconic of all 20th-century buildings. David Campany collected gas-pump images used by the press between 1944 and 1995 for a new photobook showing everything from bikini-clad filling attendants to petrol shortage panics

Lions, and Elephants and Cameras, Oh My

Wildlife photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols’s long-term project documenting the lives of African lions and elephants is currently on view at …

Behind the Scenes: Why This Photographer Went to Great Lengths to Rent a Helicopter to Shoot the 9/11 Tribute in Light

Noam Galai is one among many thousands that commemorate the tragic events of 9/11. Galai has observed this date for the past several years by …

World Trade Center

Understanding Exposure Value in Photography

Before explaining <i>Exposure Value</i> (EV for short), it helps to know what <b>Light Value</b> (LV, for short) means. When you find something (whether it’s a …

Landscape Photography

Pack Your Bags, We're Going On A Photo Adventure

<b>Research:</b> Once you have settled on a target location (or locations!) the best thing to do is start researching the area extensively the best you can …

Cameras

Grand Theft Auto 5: Los Santos landscape art – in pictures

A group of digital artists has started taking landscape photography inside the wild world of Grand Theft Auto. Here are some of the best offerings from the Los Santos set

7 Amazing Product Designs Guaranteed to Turn Heads

Ready for some head turning designs? Today, over at My Life Scoop, we've rounded up seven products with such unique designs you can't help but take a second look. We hope that this list with help you think outside-the-box in your next creative endeavor.<p>See the list, <b>here</b>.

Fashion (India)

A Time-Lapse Video of the New SF Bay Bridge

Eight years later and the Bay Bridge is finally up. As the much-neglected stepsibling of the more famous Golden Gate, it's lain dormant for years …

Glowing Silhouettes of Strangers in Chicago

Chicago-based Japanese photographer Satoki Nagata captures spectacular portraits of strangers for his ongoing series titled <i>Lights in Chicago</i>. The collection of images, which the photographer has been accumulating for over two-and-a-half years, present almost ghostly silhouettes of people walking …

Photography

Stunning Black and White Photography of Global Architecture

Frankfurt, Germany-based photographer Maik Lipp (aka usrdck) has traveled the world, taking some truly stunning images of architecture from each visited city. From New York and Barcelona to Singapore and Hong Kong, Lipp has managed to capture the architectural essence of each city in black and …

Photography

Absurd Portraits from the National Beard & Mustache Championships by Greg Anderson | Colossal

<p>This outrageous display of facial hair configurations made an appearance at the 4th Annual National Beard and Mustache Championships in New Orleans …

Breaking Bad Illustrations

Breaking Bad has become one of my favorites, if not my favorite TV show, probably ever. I started watching it a few weeks ago and I got completely …

9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day | Colossal

<p>This past weekend British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and …

9,000 Human Sand Silhouettes Serve as a Reminder of D-Day

Just a few days ago, British artists Andy Moss and Jamie Wardley, of <i>Sand In Your Eye</i>, produced this incredibly powerful visual display at the D-Day landing beach of Arromanche in France. The two developed this concept, entitled <i>The Fallen</i>, in honor of International Peace Day (September 21) and as a …

D Day

Umbrella-Toting Cement People Hover Over a Czech Street

Mixed-media artist Michal Trpak recently brought his floating cement figures outdoors for a cultural festival called the Mesto Lidem in Ceske Budejovice, a city in the Czech Republic. Called <i>Slight Uncertainty II</i>, the installation consisted of several cement figures holding different colored …

Sculpture

Clever Minimalist Illustrations Compare Paris and New York

Freelance art director and graphic designer Vahram Muratyan lives between Paris and New York. As a result of his travels and his interest in the frequently visited cities, he began a blog that visually compares the similarities, both obvious and subtle, between the two major metropolises.<p>In the …

Minimalism

Museum's Wildlife Exhibits Extend Into Observation Area

In this series of site-specific installations, entitled <i>Habitat</i>, artist Alois Kronschlaeger blurs the boundaries between museum exhibits and the area from which a viewer observes each exhibit. To create each piece, Kronschlaeger altered 27 constructed habitats, located in the Mammal Hall of the …

Art

Maze of Mirrors Mesmerizes Visitors Inside Sydney's Hyde Park

If you love public art, here's further proof that Sydney is the place to be right now. While you'll have to travel to several different spots to see those giant fluorescent snails, you only have to walk through one park to be immersed in something quite surreal. New Zealand architects Out of the …

New Zealand