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10 Photographers Who Captured the Grit and Glamour of L.A.

Australian Farmer Combats Soil Erosion By Plowing Land into Giant Geometric Artwork

As cool as technological advancements in the agricultural world are, sometimes it is pretty awesome to see generation-old wisdom successfully implemented. After a bushfire swept through his land in south Australia, farmer Brian Fischer came up with a creative solution to combat soil erosion, …

Double Exposure Portraits Of Animals In The Aurora Borealis

Inspired by the wonderful winter here in Norway I wanted to create something that captured the mood of it. So I made these digital double exposures …

Landscape Photography

Everyday Empathy in the Photographs of Michael Dressel

<i>Michael Dressel, Los Angeles, 2014</i><p>Born in 1958, Michael Dressel grew up behind the Iron Curtain in East Berlin obsessed with film and desiring to be a painter. In attempting to escape the Worker's Paradise he was captured climbing the wall and spent two years in a Stasi prison, years he calls "the …

Frequency Separation for Dummies in Photoshop

You may have heard of this technique called frequency separation where you magically separate the details in your image from the colors and tones to …

Tutorials

Nighttime Photographs of Las Vegas Captured from a Helicopter at 9,000 Feet

Just weeks after photographing New York City from 7,500 feet, photographer Vincent Laforet traveled west and captured the city of Las Vegas from an …

Drone Photography Where the Shadows Tell the Stories

In this fascinating series <i>Blue Sky Days</i>, photographer Tomas van Houtryve attached a camera to a small drone and then traveled across America, photographing gatherings of people at weddings and funerals and where people prayed or exercised. Since 2004, several thousands of people have been killed by …

Nighttime Photos of NYC Captured Out of the Open Door of a Helicopter at 7,500 Feet

Photographer Vincent Laforet captured some stunning nighttime photographs of New York City while leaning out of an open helicopter door 7,500 feet in …

How to Light an Amazing Portrait with a Low Cost DIY Lighting Kit

Tutorials

Space Shots: The Universe's Best Images

A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.<p><i>This post was last updated on Friday, May 12, 2017.</i><p>Here at <i>Popular Science</i>, we love space—and we know you do too. From seeing the nearly-true colors of Europa, a molten metal orb levitate in microgravity, or even a map of a …

The Disorienting Beauty of Spiral Staircases in Old Abandoned Buildings

Christian Richter is a fine art architecture photographer based in the small town of Jeßnitz, Germany. A fan of exploring old, abandoned buildings, …

What Photographers Really Should Be Learning in School

A few weeks ago, we shared what 7 top photographers said they wished they had learned in school. Unsurprisingly, many mentioned a desire to have …

The Hidden Cost Of Hydroelectric Power

Developing countries are planning to dramatically expand hydroelectric power generation in their desperate need for electricity and irrigation. It’s also a strategic decision to use their own resources. Second only to nuclear power in providing low-carbon, long-term reliable base load generation, …

Point of View: Japanese Street Photography - Photographs and text by Yusuke Sakai | LensCulture

These photographs were taken on the street.<p>In this series, I regard an impending spectacle as an aggregate of figures.<p>When I have found my place, I wait for the moment when each figure will harmonize beautifully.<p>—Yusuke Sakai

It Would Take 21 of These IBM Hard Drives from 1956 to Hold a Single D800 RAW File

Here’s both a neat picture and a mind-blowing fact for you. What you see above is the IBM Model 350 Disk File from 1956. It weighed over a ton, …

Garry Winogrand: Visions of the Street

Project info<p>The Jeu de Paume presents the first retrospective in twenty-five years of the great American photographer, Garry Winogrand (1928–1984), who chronicled America in the post-war years. Winogrand is still relatively unknown because he left his work unfinished at the time of his death, but …

Street Photography

Exodus - Photographs and text by Marcus Lyon | LensCulture

My early work took me to the slums and ghettos of the developing world to explore issues surrounding street children and child labour. I was then, and remain now, inspired by the resilience and adaptive skills of humanity at the edge of existence. The ability—en masse, against all odds—to negotiate …

Globalization

Sarah Choi - street photography

Dennis Hopper's revealing 1960s photographs – in pictures

Before Easy Rider brought him stardom, Dennis Hopper spent much of the 1960s on the LA art scene obsessively photographing its leading figures and documenting the counterculture of the time. Following the discovery after his death of boxes of prints the actor made for a 1970 show, a new exhibition …

Gorgeous Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Skiing

As a devotee of winter sports, both as a lifelong practitioner and an Olympic spectator, and lover of vintage graphic design, especially mid-century travel posters, I was delighted to chance upon <b>The Art of Skiing: Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Winter Sport</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a remarkable …

These Gorgeous Screenprints Showcase a City's Most Famous Structures

As part of a project called "Shapes of Cities," London-based designer Yoni Alter takes a handful of iconic buildings from various metropolitan areas …

Skyscrapers

"What Is a Photograph?"

Jacob King reviews the current exhibition at the International Center of Photography in New York.<p>David Benjamin Sherry, <i>Lower Yosemite Falls,</i> …

No Paris? No Problem! Using a Backdrop and Shallow DOF to Fake a Location Shoot

The photograph above seems fairly straight forward: pretty model photographed in Paris with the Eiffel Tower in the background. But that’s not …

Misty Traffic Lights in Germany Photographed by Lucas Zimmermann | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying this series of photos by photographer Lucas Zimmermann captured on a foggy night near Weimar, Germany. You can see more from the …

Gear Closet: SPOT Satellite Messenger Gen3

When it was released a few years back the SPOT Satellite Messenger was a revelation to the outdoor community. Not only did it allow us to call for …

Adventure Tech: New Trent PowerPak Ultra USB Charging System

These days when we travel, whether it is to some far off country or into the local backcountry, we tend to carry more electronic gadgets with us than …

Following a spate of colourful winter sunsets across Britain, Jonny Weeks explores our fascination with the photographs some people love – and others love to hate<p>Walking through my local park last week, I noticed an especially wild sunset: the sky overhead was an electric shade of violet, and …

The 7 Deadly Sins of Portrait Photography

Everybody makes mistakes, even the best photographers out there make them. The key isn't to not make mistakes but to be aware of them and to learn …

Sample Letters to My Copyright Infringers, from Credit Requests to Payment Demands

Because you asked, these are real letters I have sent to people found using my photographs inappropriately, ranging from “The standard DMCA takedown” …

The death of photography: are camera phones destroying an artform?

"It's really weird," says Antonio Olmos. "Photography has never been so popular, but it's getting destroyed. There have never been so many photographs taken, but photography is dying."<p>I'd asked the 50-year-old, award-winning, London-based Mexican photographer what he thinks is going to happen to …