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Wanderer

Delicate Floral Landscapes Capture Nature's Profound Beauty

A beautiful and unique collection of floral landscapes was recently shot by Ron Van Dongen. Van Dongen used the technique of shallow depth of field …

San Francisco

The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain …

Tutorials

Animals out in the cold - in pictures

Japanese Macaques have a ‘hot tub culture’ and Emperor penguins huddle

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

Angela’s Assets

She may be the world’s most powerful woman, but German chancellor Angela Merkel has governed with the utmost caution—one of several contradictions that make her an enigma at home and abroad. After a year that forced Merkel into confrontations with Putin and Obama, Maureen Orth explores how a once …

New York Times

Two Lands: A Beautiful Time-Lapse Trip to the Snowy Wilderness of Iceland and Greenland

With the exception of the opening shot, Joe Capra of Scientifantastic‘s beautiful time-lapse <i>Two Lands</i> stays pretty far away from the humanity. A trip …

Polish Photographer Shares Her Passion for Pooches with Extraordinary Puppy Portraiture

Alicja Zmyslowska is a Polish photographer with a passion and a gift for capturing puppies… lots and lots of puppies. From family portraits of …

The 10 best camera focus techniques

10 best focusing techniques<p>One of the first rules of photography is that the subject should be pin-sharp. Most modern digital cameras offer a number …

Young Self-Taught Photographer Captures Wanderers Against Magnificent Landscapes

Self-taught Canadian photographer Elizabeth Gadd described her photography niche better, perhaps, than anybody else when she said, “I, uh… shoot …

Mind-boggling photos that defy perspective

The Photography of Carlos Perez Naval: the 9-Year-Old Wildlife Photographer of the Year

With the photograph above, titled “Stinger in the Sun,” 9-year-old Carlos Perez Naval from Spain recently claimed the title of Young Wildlife …

Cool facts about your biological clock

Feeling tired after turning the clock back? That’s because the internal clock that controls your circadian rhythms needs time to adjust.<p>Circadian …

These Pastoral Images of Various Rural Areas Will Leave You Spellbound

“The earth has music for those who listen.” Words of wisdom once written by the philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist, George Santayana. Nature …

National Geographic Travel

How to Photograph People When You Travel

People often tell me that they find it difficult to take good portrait photos when they travel. Approaching strangers and asking to photograph them, …

Outstanding Entries to the Smithsonian Wilderness Forever Photo Contest

In order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, which was passed on September 3, 1964, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History has opened “Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America's Wild Places,” a photography exhibition that features juried selections from …

Hiking

mishroom wishes

Damselflies - in pictures

Remus Tiplea photographs close-ups of damselflies in his back garden in Negresti Oas, Romania, after coaxing the live bugs into position

17 Wilderness Photographs That Will Make You Want to Go Hiking!

Photo by papalars, on Flickr<p>Photo by Jeff Pang, on Flickr<p>Photo by mypubliclands, on Flickr<p>Photo by Nicholas_T, on Flickr<p>Photo by Jeff Pang, on …

This Photoshop Tool Can Save You Some Serious Time

We all love to save a little time, but when it comes to Photoshop, some things are trickier than the others. Getting the right color look to an image …

Tutorials

Captivating World

Infrared Photographs of Iceland Capture a Different Side of the Gorgeous Country

Between the landscape photos, aurora photos, waterfall photos and time-lapse project, Iceland probably ranks among the top most photographed …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Photography

Amazingly Cute Photos of a Songbird and a Red Squirrel

Amazingly cute pictures of a songbird and red squirrel are documented by Quebec-based photographer Andre Villeneuve<p>Creatures either tame or wild are …

Bird Photography: Capture Amazing Photos Using These Tips and Techniques

It's hard not to appreciate birds and bird photography. Those birds with colors that make an artist's palette envious and attitude that belies their …