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A Look at Ansel Adams’ Cameras and Commercial Work

In another fascinating peek into the life and work of the great Ansel Adams, Marc Silber takes us into the legend’s home where we get to see some of …

Killer Robots Are Coming And These People Are Trying To Stop Them

Forget about drones, forget about dystopian sci-fi — a terrifying new generation of autonomous weapons is already here. Meet the small band of dedicated optimists battling nefarious governments and bureaucratic tedium to stop the proliferation of killer robots and, just maybe, save humanity from …

"Graphic Means" Documentary Shows How Designers Did It Before Digital

Used to be you couldn't design without an X-Acto knife<p>On his podcast, Kevin Smith recounted explaining to his young daughter how we rented movies …

Will These Mysterious Photos Ever Be Explained ?

<b>10 Mysterious Photos That Cannot Be Explained.</b><p>A picture is said to be worth a thousand words, though fact versus fable can be difficult to determine …

Be Amazed By This Marvelous Music Machine, Powered By 2,000 Marbles

<i>NPR's Rachel Martin spoke with Martin Molin, creator of the marble machine, on</i> Weekend Edition Sunday. <i>You can hear their conversation at the audio link.</i><p>The "Marble Machine" is a musical instrument by way of a Rube Goldberg contraption, the love child of a barrel organ, a kick drum, a vibraphone and …

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29 Amazing Literary Magazines You Need To Be Reading

And you thought your reading list was long already...

Bulky Cameras, Meet The Lens-less FlatCam

Camera technology has improved dramatically in the past decades, but one thing about even the newest cameras has stayed constant: They all have …

An Interview with Camera-less Photogrammer Farrah Karapetian

Farrah Karapetian is a renowned Los Angeles based conceptual artist who creates stunning imagery through photograms or “cameraless” photography. She …

Special Forces

The Pendulum Sound Machine Re-imagines The Record Player

<p>The Pendulum Sound Machine plays music using a grooveless record.</p><p>Rejuvenating the record player’s conventional function with a clean and simple aesthetic in both appearance and action, product designer Kouichi Okamoto of Kyouei Design presents the Pendulum Sound Machine. Just look at it, the …

Zayn Malik's Acoustic Version Of "Pillowtalk" Will Make You Weep

And melt, and faint, and collapse.<p>View this post on Facebook

This Priceless Paper Described Photography Before It Was a Thing

Here’s a video you need to watch if you enjoy seeing and learning about photography history. The folks over at Objectivity recently paid a visit to …

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This 1907 Article Describes How Photos Were Faked a Century Ago

Back in 1907, a photo retoucher named C.H. Claudy wrote an article for Volume 17 of <i>Camera</i> magazine titled “Faking the Negative.” In the piece, Claudy …

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The Secrets Behind All Those Gorgeous Photos of Space

In an era when NASA's vast photographic archive is a click away and even the Curiosity Rover is on Instagram, it's easy to lose sight of the fact …

Universe

This 7-Minute Workout May Be More Effective Than an Hour of Cardio

On a recent business trip, Chris Jordan struggled to find time for some much-needed exercise. "It was one of those moments when there are all sorts …

How to Fix Oily Skin in Photoshop

Beauty photography is quite literally a fine art, since you have to take all the imperfections shown by your subject and eliminate them 100 percent. …

Supersense Can Turn Your Digital Photo Into a Giant 20×24 Polaroid Picture

After founding The Impossible Project to revive Polaroid-style instant film in 2008, Florian Kaps announced his retirement from the company in May …

Photography

Conquering Color Correction with Commercial Photographer Andy Van den Eynde

In this video we see Antwerp, Belgium-based commercial photographer Andy Van den Eynde tackling color correction on location. Andy starts by dropping …

5 Ways NASA Photoshops Images to Create Stunning Photos of Space

We’ve shared a number of times in the past about how NASA uses Adobe Photoshop to create many of the dazzling space photos released to the public. …

Photographer Loses Life’s Work After Burglars Steal 21 Hard Drives

Oakland-based photographer Jennifer Little had her home broken into last week, and her loss was devastating. In addition to stealing 8 of her …

Watch two drones build a bridge strong enough for humans

Two quadrocopters construct a rope bridge strong enough to carry the weight of a human in the hypnotic video (above), uploaded to YouTube this week by researcher Federico Augugliaro. The impressive feat wasn't a one-person operation. It's the latest accomplishment from many researches and …

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How to Treat Noisy Images in Lightroom

Fighting noise in your images is one of the most common task during post-processing. But it's also a very challenging thing to do because with every …

Video: Using Photoshop’s Median Stacking Feature for Noise Reduction

We’ve seen Photoshop’s median stacking process used before to remove tourists from photographs. Now, photographer Andy Astbury takes the time to show …

Video: How to Clean Your Camera Sensor to Remove Dust Spots

When particles of dust and debris get on your camera sensors, they can cause frustrating spots in your shots that ruin entire batches of photographs. …

How to Enhance Details in Photoshop

Enhancing the details in your images is one aspect of your editing work that Photoshop traditionally does not excel in. That's why numerous plugins …

Photoshop Blending Modes – What They Do and How to Use Them

Layers and the blending of layers is the defining characteristics of Photoshop. Stacking different layers on top of each other and blending them …

This is How Much Ink the Epson 9900 Printer Wastes

It is said that printer ink costs more than black market human blood. With such high costs involved, you might expect that printer companies help you …

Prix Pictet Shortlist: Matthew Brandt - Interview with Matthew Brandt | LensCulture

<i>For those people interested in questions of “post-photography,” the name Matthew Brandt has likely appeared on numerous occasions. His work has shown in group exhibitions with titles like “After Image”, “What is a Photograph?” and “Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography.” Yet surprisingly,</i> …

10 Oblique Exercises for a Flat Stomach, Fast

Show off your good sides (yep, both!) with these obliques exercises designed to strengthen and slim your midsection<p>While we love a good ab workout, a …

The Coolest Obscure Science You Don't Know About Yet

A lot of cool work in science flies under the radar, lost in the weekly outpouring of research or hidden in texts with obscure names. This Friday, we …

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