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The Last King of New Jersey: The Suburban Life of Napoleon’s Brother

As Napoleon Bonaparte expanded his new French Empire and conquered much of Western Europe, he doled out the spoils of war to his friends and family, …

‘Head Shots’ Photo Series Parodies Violent Posters by Making the Photog the Victim

Artist Jon Burgerman thinks there are too many violent film posters greeting us everywhere we go. These posters of movie and TV show characters …

Sobering Photos Look at Mothers and Children Living in Calcutta’s Red-Light District

Mumbai-born photographer Souvid Datta is a young man of 21 whose age puts him somewhere in between the subjects he’s been documenting in the infamous …

“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality."—Alfred Stieglitz  

<i>“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality."—Alfred Stieglitz</i><p>It is one thing to have an idea, and quite another to realize it. The artist Lori Nix sees the world her own way. In fact, she constructs it. These images may look like post-apocalyptic, photoshopped phantasms, but they are each painstakingly and time-consumingly made, with each diorama taking up to 7 months to complete.<p>By shooting these handcrafted sets with an 8 x 10 camera, Nix is able to …

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Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

Norman Bel Geddes, prophetic designer and unsung hero

His vision was eccentric and, in some ways, remarkably accurate.<p>Tragic as it may be, many of the world's most prodigious minds fail to see their visions of the future vindicated. Hell, Nikola Tesla laid the groundwork for X-rays, radar, and the first great electric sports car, yet died he penniless …

Exposure: A New Web Service for Creating Beautiful Photo Narratives

The key to creating a good photo-based service is to fill a need that isn’t being filled by any other app or website — a task increasingly difficult …

Photoshop tips Using the - Blend If Feature

Photoshop tips - Using the - Blend if feature - Photoshop tips, using layers and blending to replace a sky with a new sky.

Photoshop

5 Masters At the Art of Macro Photography Whose Work You Will Want to Follow

Macro photography seems to pique the interest of most people, even non-photographers. We can’t help but be curious about the microscopic features of …

Photography

The cult of manipulation: photography at the fringes of reality

This year's Paris Photo exhibition is a hive of altered imagery, from a tank of swimming rabbits to apocalyptic visions of society. Jonny Weeks explores these manufactured worlds<p>In an unusual 15th century Renaissance painting titled The Healing of Deacon Justinian by Fra Angelico, a miraculous tale …

The Bloody Benders, America's First Serial Killer Family

In 1870, a group of new families moved to the wind-ravaged plains near what would become Cherryvale, Kansas. They were Spiritualists, a religion that …

Crime

57 Fabulous Bird Images

Birds provide a wonderful opportunity for photographers to practice their skills. So today we thought we’d put together a bit of an image collection …

Digital Photography

New Guide: The Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests

Our latest guide explores a tradition you’ve most likely taken part of at some point: the photo contest. You’ve paid the fees, either lost or won, …

What Earth would be like if humans never existed

100-Year-Old Wedding Night Advice for Newlyweds

Imagine yourself as a young person during an era when there was no sex ed in high school. Sure, pornography exists, but you're more likely to get …

Gymnastics

The Last Vestiges of Untouched Tribal Glory in Series 'Before They Pass Away'

Jimmy Nelson captures some of the last holdouts of truly unspoiled indigenous peoples and cultures. These people are the last existing ethnic groups …

Indigenous Peoples

How Joan Crawford ruthlessly used her body to control co-stars, directors, and anyone who could advance her career

By<p>Rumours of Joan Crawford’s freewheeling sex life had circulated Hollywood for many years.<p>Even so, director Vincent Sherman was taken off guard when …

The devil you know: inside the world of a psychopathic scientist

James Fallon has the biology of a stone-cold killer — and he would know<p>James Fallon is a happily married father of three, an award-winning neuroscientist at the University of California, Irvine, the founder of several successful biotech companies, and a scientific advisor to the US Department of …

Mother Turns Her Baby Boy’s Naptime Into Creative Dreamland Adventure Photos

Wherever you stand on the idea of having children, one of the advantages seems to be the infinite photographic possibilities opened up by having a …

Lake of doom: deadly waterway calcifies any animal that dares to dive in

Sometimes, truth is indeed more terrifying than fiction. In what could easily make for prime horror film fodder, a renowned photographer has captured stunning images of wildlife calcified by the caustic waters of a deadly Tanzanian lake.<p>Nick Brandt, well-known for his photography of East Africa's …

How to Cook the Perfect Steak

Our eight-part <b>Be More Interesting</b> series will teach you new skills to wow your friends. Today, Max Silvestri learns how to cook the perfect steak.<p>Our</b> …

How to Print Photos with Lightroom: The Print Module

Numerous photographers are taking advantage of Lightroom for organizing and editing photos. The software makes the process of importing and …

Tutorials

Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts

Recently I was helping a photographer who had just switched from Elements to Photoshop 6. She was looking to streamline her editing and asked about …

Keyboard Shortcuts

The Fragile, Invisible Connections Of The Natural World

From the <i>TED Radio Hour</i>, writer and environmentalist George Monbiot tells the story of what happened when wolves were re-introduced to Yellowstone National Park after a 70-year absence.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Something unexpected happened in Yellowstone National Park in 1995. For years, deer had …

How chimps are making monkeys out of humans…

Extraordinary research from Japan shows that chimpanzees are way ahead of humans in complex memory tests<p>Tetsuro Matsuzawa begins his working day, conventionally enough, in front of a computer. He taps in a few commands, takes a seat and waits. Within minutes, the calm of his basement laboratory is …

National Geographic: Then and Now – in pictures

National Geographic magazine has been at the forefront of photojournalism since it first began publishing photographs in 1890. An exhibition at Beetles + Huxley showcases over 100 vintage and contemporary prints from 26 September to 19 October 2013. Here are some of them<p>• Jonathan Jones on what the …

7 Fantastic Vintage Anatomy Drawings

Studies of the human body made by the intrepid scientists of the 1500s through the 1700s<p>Medicine in the Middle Ages wasn't the greatest: the leeches, the dirt, that whole four-humors thing. And yet physicians from all over the world made heroic efforts to develop and share their knowledge. Here, …

Amazing photo of eagle vs. deer

An amazing photo from the Russian Far East shows predation of sika deer by a golden eagle.<p>A camera trap set out for endangered Siberian (Amur) tigers …

Wildlife

Friday Happy Hour: National Geographic Interviews Their Photographers & Asks What Drives Their Passion

As we transition into fall here on the U.S. East coast, the industry seems to be kicking into high gear with photo-fests, gallery openings, and more. …