John Martinez

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Zaha Hadid's Dongdaemun Design Plaza captured in new photographs

These new images by architecture photographer Edmon Leong show the undulating contours and glittering surfaces of Zaha Hadid's Dongdaemun Design …

Simple Tip for Getting Tack Sharp, In Focus Landscape Photos Every Time

For landscape photographers, getting your entire scene in focus while keeping things as sharp as possible at the same time can be a challenge.<p>But if …

NYPD Helicopter Narrowly Avoids Crashing Into Two Camera Drones

<i>Update: Initial reports that the ‘drones’ flew at the helicopter may not be entirely accurate. Click here to read our followup coverage.</i><p>Earlier this …

5 Tips to Seriously Improve Your Food Photography Techniques

Food photography is arguably one of the most challenging types of photography out there. Like painting, you start with a blank canvas and build. …

Food Photography

5 Weeknight Dinners Your Family Will Love

Grilled Thai chicken with coconut peanut sauce is a crowd pleaser for all ages. It's the sauce that makes it so good. In fact, you will be tempted to forget the chicken entirely and just have the sauce as soup!<p><b>1. Spicy Chicken Thighs with Sweet & Tangy Honey Glaze</b><p>Inspired by one of the most popular</i> …

Recipes

Dirt Bombs

Makes 12 Servings<p>Like a cinnamon-sugar doughnut in muffin form. You’ve been warned.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>muffins<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>½ teaspoon ground nutmeg<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>¾ cup sugar<p>1 …

Breakfast

The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I recently had the pleasure of chatting with <b>Kelly E. Carter</b>—the mastermind behind <b>The Jet Set Pets</b> travel website and author of the book <b>The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel</b>—when she stopped by Nat Geo headquarters.<p>“[Dogs] bring us such joy,” she said. “So how come they can’t go …

5 Digital Cameras Redefining Photography

The writing on the wall is digital cameras are falling by the wayside in the era of smartphones fitted with increasingly capable cameras. Though the …

Intelligent AC Control

With heat season right around the corner, it’s time to get the AC up and running for those hot summer days! However, the luxury of cool air also …

FAA ‘Looking Into’ $10,000 Fine for Using Drone to Document Tornado Damage

In an effort to document the intense and widespread damage of the tornados that ripped through Arkansas this past week, storm chaser and videographer …

Photos of the Week: 4/26-5/2

Today, a little something different: A collection of images from around the world over the past seven days, rather than a single story or theme. 35 photos covering subjects ranging from a moonrise above St. Petersburg, to a wooden Volkswagen Beetle, election violence in Iraq, a videogame discovery …

#myNYPD | NYPD Photo Contest Is A Colossal Disaster

Tuesday, the <i>New York Police Department</i> (NYPD) threw out into the Twitterverse a campaign to raise warm feelings about ‘New York’s Finest,’ with …

A 10-Month Timelapse Photography Adventure Through Yosemite

Every year, Yosemite National Park sees more than 3.7 million visitors hike through the implacable seven-square-mile Yosemite Valley. Since it’s …

The Five Tips to Creating Amazing Landscape Photos

In an instant, one can feel as though they are in another world. As a landscape photographer you have the power to transport someone in the blink of …

Landscape Photography

7 Street Photography Tips and Exercises to Try This Season

If you live near me, the birds are starting to chirp, it no longer hurts your face to walk out the door, and everyone sheds their all black winter …

Photography

Social Media for Photography: 4 Reasons to Start Using Flickr Again

When it comes to growing your business, social media can be really helpful to get potential customers. This article is a part of a larger series, …

Social Media

How to Do a Nondestructive Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

When you use the Dodge and Burn tools found in the flyout menu of Photoshop, you may be risking your entire image. These tools are destructive, …

Tutorials

11 Accessories for Long Exposure Photography

Every so often I get an email from a blog reader asking “if there is one accessory that you would recommend for long exposure photography, what would …

Digital Photography

‘Still Life’, A Short Film About Creativity And Everyday Moments

<b>‘Still Life’</b> is a short film by filmmakers Charles Frank and Jake Oleson that seeks to “find connection between creativity and everyday</b> …

Hey NASA, This is How You Make a Lunar Eclipse ‘Blood Moon’ Time-Lapse

The day after the last lunar eclipse we shared a time-lapse with you to help ease the pain if you hadn’t had a chance to capture the first of this …

Take Your Landscape Pics to the Next Level with These Awesome Photoshop Tips

Vacation photos rarely turn out the way you want them to. Even if you’re a more advanced shooter, you might not have brought all your best gear with …

How To Shoot Light Trails

<b>Tristan O’Tierney</b> <i>is a self-taught San Francisco-based photographer who has mastered the technique of crafting with light. Also an iOS engineer, he is</i> …

Gimp Tutorial: How to Make Your Images Sparkle Using Levels and Curves

In a recent article here on Lightstalking, we introduced you to the considerable benefits of the open source software Gimp. Of course it’s all very …

MIT Algorithm Tries to Predict How Many Likes Your Photo Will Get Per Day

A photographer’s primary concern when taking a photo might not be “I wonder how many likes this will get,” but being able to gauge popularity could …

Flickr 3.0

Flickr shipped a massive update to their iPhone app just a few days ago. As an avid user of both Flickr and an iPhone, I wanted to share my thoughts …