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The 9 most touristy places in Iceland – and where to go instead

To say that Iceland has become a popular destination is an understatement. The country of less than 350,000 inhabitants got 1.8 million foreign …

European Travel

Photographer Vicki King’s latest work is as dreamy and otherworldly as ever

Vicki King is one of those photographers whose images make you want to step straight into the world they create. Her subjects seem to inhabit …

Photography

Advanced Control of Layers in Photoshop With the 'Pass Through' Trick

If you are working with multiple layers in Photoshop, then you are probably aware of the significance of controlling layer groups when dealing with …

Tutorials

6 great things to do on a break to Santorini

Where decadent design meets a penchant for palm trees, it's no wonder Hackey's Palm Vaults is one of London's most Instagrammed cafés. Escape the …

European Travel

Peaks and froths: five wild UK walks with a classic pub

The best winter hikes end up in a warm, cosy pub. The author of Wild Pub Walks picks five glorious trails that will end in beers<p>Crickhowell, Powys<p><b>Pub</b> The Bear<b><br>Start/finish</b> Bear Hotel, Crickhowell,<br>Google map reference<b><br>Distance</b> 11.8 miles<b><br>Duration</b> 5–7 hours<b><br>OS map</b> Explorer OL13<p>It’s not hard to see how …

Hiking

Photographer Spotlight: Alexis Hagestad – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Annie Leibovitz is Teaching Her First-Ever Online Photography Class

Want to take a class from one of the world’s best photographers from the comfort of your own home? Renowned portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz is …

Photography

The Best Sex Scenes of the 21st Century Ranked, From ‘Y Tu Mamá También’ to ‘Call Me by Your Name’

You'll want to have a peach handy for this one.<p>What makes a sex scene sexy? More to the point, what makes a sex scene <i>good</i>? That’s become an …

Scarlett Johansson

ELLE Brazil Recreates 5 Iconic Paintings With Real People, And The Results Are Impressive

We’ve seen many recreations of famous artwork over the last couple of years, each time breathing new life into all-too-familiar landscapes. The …

20 Top Photos from the 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Need a laugh? The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards has announced its finalists for 2017. The contest injects humor into the world of wildlife …

Wildlife

The Coincidence Project: 30+ Photos That Will Make You Look Twice

London-based photographer Denis Cherim challenges the way we look at the world and offers a different perspective. Titled The Coincidence Project, …

Photography

The Secret Nikkor Lens for Gorgeous Bokeh and Swirls

<i>This is a beautiful Nikkor lens with gorgeous bokeh</i><p>Do you love the look of bokeh and swirls on your portraits and creative photography projects, but …

Nikon D850

Camera Stories: Grant Harder and his Mamiya RZ – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Photography

10 Simple Tips on How to Turn Amateur-Looking Photos Into Pro-Quality Images (VIDEO)

Do you ever wonder how to take your photography to the next level? The helpful folks at Mango Street Labs are back with another great video that will …

Photography

Shooting mushrooms with the Schneider Tele-Arton 270mm f/5.5 By Dirk Dom

<b>Shooting mushrooms with the Schneider Tele-Arton 270mm f/5.5</b><p><i>By Dirk Dom</i><p><b>I bought this lens for my Linhof Technikardan 23 to be able to shoot close</b> …

These Animal Portraits Were All Shot During Visits to a Local Zoo

“Out of the Wild: Zoo Portraits” is a project by photographer Boza Ivanovic, who created artistic low-key portraits of animals during visits to a …

Seven Doors by nendo for Abe Kogyo

nendo decided to celebrate the 70th anniversary of wooden door manufacturer Abe Kogyo by creating seven unusual and unique doors. Each door has the …

Furniture

The Stunning Diversity and Detail of Vibrantly Colored New England Caterpillars | Colossal

<p>Samuel Jaffe is getting close and personal with subject matter found right in our backyards— the furry, florescent, grubby little creatures we often …

Nature

Artist Transforms Brittle Leaves into Delicate Crocheted Sculptures

Artist Susanna Bauer uses natural objects that often go overlooked and breathes new life into them through the art of crocheting. She transforms dry, brittle leaves into delicate sculptures that are awe-inspiring in their detail and craftsmanship.<p>Bauer hasn't picked the easiest material to work …

Art

Dramatic Nature Photos Illuminate the Quiet Mystery of the Woods

British photographer Lee Acaster illuminates the quiet, mysterious beauty of the forest through his enchanting images of trees. Although a graphic designer by day, Acaster has gained wider recognition for the rich nature scenes that he captures with his camera, even taking home the title of British …

Nature Photography

Nest Upgrades Its “Thoughtful Home” With A New Camera, A New Smoke/CO Detector, And More

Google’s smart-home arm isn’t entering any new product categories, but it’s sprucing up its entire line.<p>Nest–the Google-owned company which pretty much kicked off the current smart-home boom with its web-savvy thermostat in 2011–hasn’t had much in the way of news lately. It addressed that on …

Smart Homes

Untwisted Ropes Tacked to Gallery Walls Appear to Sprout like Trees | Colossal

<p>Brazil-based artist Janaina Mello Landini creates tree-like installations with untwisted ropes fastened to the walls of galleries. Titled …

Art

Bag of tricks!

This is one bag with an identity crisis. Don’t worry! That’s actually a good thing! You can use the Urban Pack in four different orientations; and …

An Apartment-Like Hotel Room for the Traveling Professional

Opening later this year, Zoku is a brand-new, hotel concept for traveling professionals that blends a home/office hybrid for extended stays while …

Hospitality

Foggy Forests of Ancient Trees Pruned for Charcoal in Basque Country Photographed by Oskar Zapirain | Colossal

<p>Oskar Zapirain's photographs capture eerie forests cast in thick fog, hazy light descending upon the foliage in the same green shade that blankets …

Logging

Why are Electric Pencil Sharpeners Made in the '80s Better than New Ones?

And why do we have to shop vintage just to get something that works?<p>After graduating design school and finding work as a CAD jockey, I donated all of …

Woodworking

LensPacks Enables Quick Camera Lens Changes (video)

Photographers that are continually changing their camera lenses to capture that perfect shot, may be interested in a new accessory designed by Ansix …

Tips for Using ISO Settings in Photography

When you as a photographer—amateur or professional, analog or digital–practice your craft or hobby, you will at one time or another become acquainted …

Shutter Speed

5 Myths about moving to a full frame camera

Everywhere you look there is this general idea that full frame cameras are the best choice. They are better, they are the choice of professionals, …