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40 Practical Photography Assignments to Reinspire You

One of the most difficult things in photography is to stay motivated and inspired. I know that I’ve personally hit “photographer’s block” many times …

Waterfall Photography Tips and Techniques

Waterfalls seem to grab the hearts and minds of people. Go to any location that has one or more waterfalls and it is pretty much a guarantee that …

Landscape Photography

This See-Through Lens Adapter Lets You Go Wild with Lens Flares

If you’ve always wanted to go crazy and creative with lens flares in your photos or videos, then Technical Farm’s new Flare Adapter is for you. It’s …

Australian Photographer Captures the Most Beautiful Images of Waves You’ll Ever See

Australian photographer Ray Collins stumbled into his career as an ocean photographer almost by accident. Eight years ago, while working as a coal …

8 Tips For Starting a Photography Business

I am often asked for advice by those starting out in the photography industry. And if there’s one thing I have no shortage of, it’s advice. So with …

Tip: Use Heated Hand Warmers to Keep Your Lenses from Fogging Up

When shooting in colder environments, one of the things that can plague your photography is condensation forming on your gear. Photographer Mark …

5 Tips for Photographing in Winter

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Meticulously Elegant Tattoos Created with Thousands of Intricate Dots

Tattoo artist Jessica Kinzer has a gift for producing powerful tattoos. Though only tattooing since 2014, this young artist shows genuine talent within designs that are both captivating and elegant. The complexity within each tattoo reveals Kinzer's meticulous eye for detail as she utilizes a …

Body Art

Articles about eclectic homes mix tons different materials on Dwell.com - Dwell

A couple bring cohesion to an architectural mishmash in San Francisco.<p>For one family's mountain getaway, the architects chose a distinct construction method, window pattern, and roof cladding for...<p>With a history dating back as far as the Roman Empire, concrete sometimes conjures up stark images of …

Architecture

Better Than The Supermoon, This Lamp Makes An Eclipse From A Rainbow

The next one might not be scheduled until 2033, but if Sunday’s supermoon lunar eclipse just whet your appetite, you might consider this lamp for your living room (if it is ever produced!). Its clever, simple design overlays seven multicolored eclipses, one over the other, for the ultimate in mood …

Artist Uses Leaves as Autumnal Canvases for Delicate Paintings

As the leaves begin to fall and blanket the ground, Polish artist Joanna Wirazka allows this seasonal process to inspire her. She collects various leaves and then repurposes them as eclectic canvases. Upon this natural workspace, Wirazka creates incredible landscapes with colored pencils and …

Art

Articles about 6 striking metal clad homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Taking a calculated turn from tradition, two Czech architects designed a modern rendition of a classic Bohemian home, powered by...<p>Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>The term "clerestory" is applicable to Egyptian temples, where the lighting …

Logging

Articles about light filled metallic home embraces its wooded site on Dwell.com - Dwell

A compact home’s rhythmic facade and daylight-drenched interiors create a connection to nature.<p>Formerly a schoolhouse property, this rundown London warehouse breathes new life as a modern two-bedroom abode after a complex...<p>In a former fishermen’s cottage outside Copenhagen, a young family has …

Architecture

Build a DIY Lightbox Using a $10 IKEA Lack Side Table

Photographer Jack Watney wanted a lightbox for years, but he lives in a small apartment and doesn’t have space to store a large, dedicated lightbox. …

Why You Should Always Make Time for Personal Projects

Whether you’ve been a photographer for 10 weeks or 10 years, we’ve all heard the cautionary tales about yet another creative who’s packed it all up, …

Gyotaku: The Traditional Japanese Art of Painting Marine Life with Actual Fish

In her nature-inspired works of art, Heather Fortner not only depicts the forms of fish, but does so using the actual bodies of the fish. The technique is called <i>gyotaku</i> (? gyo “fish” + ? taku “rubbing”), a traditional Japanese method of fish printing that originated in the mid-19th century as a way …

Art

Gorgeous Multiple Exposure Photos Turn Los Angeles into a Pastel Dreamscape

In his <i>Dreamscapes</i> series, Los Angeles native Anthony Samaniego photographs his beloved city using a palette of pastels and muted rainbows, transforming the sprawling metropolis into a candy-colored paradise. His multiple exposure images are captured from the hills of Glendale at dusk, when L.A. is …

Photography

Articles about budget friendly shipping container home costa rica on Dwell.com - Dwell

A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century...<p>Using shipping containers to create affordable housing is an emerging trend.<p>These eco-friendly shipping container homes allow three adult children to be independent while …

Costa Rica

New Surreal Landscapes Altered by Geometric Reflections

Brooklyn-based graphic designer Victoria Siemer (a.k.a. Witchoria) imagines hauntingly unusual realities by altering ordinary perceptions of space with geometric shapes. Her <i>Geometric Reflections</i> series, which we shared last April, features cut-outs of mirror images suspended over fractured …

Design

Comment on Finland Night Photographs by Mikko Lagerstedt by Columbia Heights Assembly

I am looking at possible purchasing the rights to your photo, “Starry sky, forest, and a road at night”. We would like to blow it up and use it as a …

Finland

Glowworms Transform a New Zealand Cave into an Enchanting Starry Sky

By venturing into the 30-million-year-old limestone caves on New Zealand's North Island, photographer Joseph Michael was able to capture magical images of the glowworms that call this place home. Against the natural backdrop that the cave provides, it looks as though there are hundreds of …

New Zealand

Sea Glass Sculptures Reflect the Relaxing Qualities of the Ocean

Artist Jonathan Fuller recycles the ocean-polished sea glass that he finds along Cornwall's coastline to create vibrant, yet calming, works of art. “These frosted shards are tumbled by the elements against rocks and sand, creating smooth-shaped textured jewels,” Fuller told us. “It comes from a …

Sculpture

13 Epic Light Painting Shots on 500px

<i>Eric Paré is a Montreal-based 360° light-painting+stop-motion photographer, bullet-time expert, filmmaker, and yoga & travel addict. He’s also a</i> …

Photography

Ice Formations - Photographs and text by Ryota Kajita | LensCulture

<i>Ice Formations</i> captured natural ice formations on ponds, lakes, and rivers in Fairbanks, Alaska. Many of these are frozen bubbles of gases like methane or carbon dioxide trapped under ice. When lake and river water freezes, it turns into ice slowly from the surface and traps the gases. The bubbles …

Carbon Dioxide

UrbEx Photographer Explores Some of Europe’s Abandoned Places During 22k Mile Road Trip

Child Dream<p>Ever since he was a teenager, Franco-German photographer David de Rueda has practiced urban exploration. Traveling on adventures to seek …

Quick Photoshop Secret: How To Make a More Impactful Sunset or Sunrise

<i>Jimmy McIntyre is a world-renowned travel photographer, educator, and 500px ISO contributor. His photos have been published in local and national</i> …

Landscape Photography

Nighttime Self-Portraits Under the Northern Lights Reveal a Vast Universe in the Sky

Against majestic backgrounds of infinite stars and the Northern Lights, photographer Tiina Trmnen captures a series of breathtaking self-portraits. <i>Wanderer</i> is a project that shows how minuscule an individual human being is when compared to the vast universe that encircles our planet, touching upon …

Northern Lights

Animal Tattoos Obscured with Colorful Glitches by Lesha Lauz

Russian artist Lesha Lauz, aka Alexey, creates colorful tattoos that are fit for our digital age. He combines vibrantly-hued animals and obscures parts of their portraits with pixels. The permanent body art is reminiscent of when an image doesn't load correctly, and it's something we're probably …

Art

Colorful Kaleidoscope Dome Dazzles in Hong Kong

A new public art installation has sprung up in Shatin Park in Hong Kong that's dazzling those who enter. <i>Kaleidome</i>, by LAAB, is a dome shaped structure made up of 262 polyhedral cells of polished stainless steel. Each cell is like a small window out into the world. Similar to a kaleidoscope, when …

Hong Kong

Wedding Photography Trend: Dreamy Double Exposures of Couples in Love

Lately, we've seen a rise in wedding photos that have a beautifully artistic feeling. Double exposures (or multiple exposures) have become a hot trend, as both wedding publication The Knot and blog Bridal Musings have stated. In PDN's newest photo contest, called Top Knots, you can also see a few …

Weddings