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Weekly News for Designers (N.383)

This is our popular weekly design news post where we share our favorite design related articles, resources and freebies from the past week.You can …

Web Design

Uber-Simple Landscape Photography Tips YOU Can Perfect...TODAY

When was the last time you went out and shot some gorgeous landscapes? Recently, ages ago or never?<p>I ask because sometimes if it's been a while you …

Book Review: Sketching for Architecture and Interior Design

This is a great book for architecture students, sketchers and those who want to develop the skill of sketching. It's a 128-page paperback written by …

Interior Design

10 Must-Listen Architecture and Design Podcasts for the Holiday Break

Is there a form of media that compliments city living better than podcasting? Whether it keeps commuters company during a morning train ride or provides a soundtrack for a stroll through city streets, the ubiquity and portability of podcasting can make a favorite show seem like a constant …

TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking

Where to buy<p>About the author<p><b>Chris Anderson</b> has worked behind the scenes with all the TED speakers who have inspired us the most, and here he shares …

Design Books: Suggestions for the New Year

This week is the second or first, in my case, week of work in 2017. With every new year there's a lot of resolutions made, areas that we want to …

Getting out of Auto: Understanding Aperture

What is aperture?<p>In simple terms, aperture refers to the opening of a lens diaphragm through which light passes. Changing this setting – which is …

Cameras

Surreal Photography in Andrea Koporova “Ghost Town”

Andrea Koporova is a self-thought photographer based in Austria, born in Slovakia. She started photography in 2011 and she developed a particular …

Photography

How to Design Out Crime with Landscape Architecture

<b>Is it possible to design out crime with landscape architecture? We take a closer look at what can be done.</b> It is a well-known fact that the role of …

Barro Blue Ceramics – Corporate Identity by Willian Santiago

Barro Blue Ceramics – Art Direction, Branding, and Graphic Design by Willian Santiago.<p>Look at this beautiful branding project by Willian Santiago! …

A Primer on Reading and Using Histograms

Image histograms are useful tools that can be used to help properly gauge the exposure and contrast within a scene during shooting or to balance the …

A Professional Travel Photographer Gives Us Advice On How To Take Better Pictures

It’s easier than ever to take a picture, but taking a <i>good</i> picture is still tough. Instagram filters and that cool tilt shift tool can do a lot, but there are limits. With summer here, it’s time to step your game up, so we asked photographer Baldemar Fierro to kick some advice our way.<p>“I feel like a …

Landscape Photography

How to Use Aperture Priority Mode on Your DSLR

People who invest in a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera make their purchase for many reasons, but most want more control over their shots. …

Cameras

Slow Shutter Speed Photography

Shutter speed works two ways on your camera: it can be used to freeze motion so everything in the frame is nice and sharp; or it can be used to blur …

Landscape Photography

10 Tips for Better Cityscape Photography

These 10 practical tips will help you take better cityscape photography, as well as inspiring you to explore faraway cultures.

Landscape Photography

44 Tips to Improve Your Photography

<i>In this article, New York-based photographer Todd Vorenkamp shares 44 helpful tips you can use to improve the quality of your photography.</i><p><b>1. Shoot</b> …

10 Things Non-Stressed-Out People Know and Do

"Stress" seems to be an epidemic right now -- emails to answer, activities to attend, houses to clean, groceries to buy, jobs to do... the pressure seems never-ending.<p>But here's what you need to know:<p>Stress may be a given in our lives...<p>but being stressed out doesn't have to be.<p><b>What</b> …

Book Review: 2 Books Exploring Environment

<b>The Air from Other Planets: A Brief History of Architecture to Come</b> by Sean Lally<br>Lars Müller Publishers, 2014<br>Hardcover, 248 pages<p><b>Manhattan</b> …

Gorgeous Norwegian Eco-Friendly House Produces More Than 3 Times The Energy It Needs

It was designed to be 100% zero emission, and incorporates a ridiculous number of clever tricks and gadgets to truly make it a friend to the environment, according to The Daily Mail.<p>Norway's Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings and renowned international architecture firm Snøhetta teamed up …

Architecture

See the massive, stunning collection of art the Smithsonian just put on the web for free

The Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery have an amazing gift for the world in 2015: a newly available collection of 40,000 digitized Asian and American artworks. The Smithsonian says its vast collection has mostly never been seen by the public, and the institution is …

Artists

New Sketching, Product Design Presentation Book

Industrial designers do at least two types of sketching. The first is the messy kind where we're "thinking out loud," problem-solving technical …

Articles about 26 books you need read if you love design on Dwell.com - Dwell

Trelawny Davis and Jackie Sosa are old friends but had never lived together.<p>We’ve all seen interior design that almost brings us to the point of being ill.<p>The ChampPhaidon Design Classics: 001–999.<p>Roses are red, violets are blue.<p>At this point, everyone knows how much we love the outdoors.<p>In the …

Nova Scotia

Articles about reimagining san francisco waterfront on Dwell.com - Dwell

If you've ever embarked on a renovation in California, you know how challenging the historic preservation laws can be.<p>A software engineer outfits his tiny apartment with flexible design ideas.<p>Making the most of vertical space unleashes the potential of a petite San Francisco project.<p>Both in San …

San Francisco

Are Filters the Answer?

<b>Reader Question:</b> Are lens filters still necessary for digital photography? Are there filters that National Geographic photographers use to make their pictures look better?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Most National Geographic photographers don’t use filters to define the look of their pictures. In fact, it used to be …

Landscape Photography

Become A Better Photographer In Your Spare Time With These 5 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Most of us probably have full time jobs that don't allow us to spend as much time learning about our beloved photography as we'd like. And, wouldn't …

Future PLC

Peter Allen<p>Chairman<p>Richard Huntingford<p>Non Exec and Chair of Remco and Audit Co<p>James Hanbury<p>Deputy Chairman<p>Zillah Byng-Thorne<p>Chief Executive …

CTOs

How to Get Super Sharp Landscape Photography Images

If you want to learn how to get super sharp landscape photography images, here’s my list of top tips - it's not as hard as you might think.

Landscape Photography

Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great

We hear it all the time, “That photo has been Photoshopped”. Sometimes it sounds like the photo has caught a disease or that Photoshop is some …

Tutorials

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …