Santosh Swaminathan

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Understanding Aperture for Beginners

Aperture is just one setting that makes up your exposure, but once you understand it you can drastically change how your image looks. In this video …

Trump shows staying power with surge ahead of first debate | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some Republicans gleefully scripted Donald Trump’s political obituary in the wake of his scathing comments about Sen. John McCain’s military service earlier this month, hoping that his freewheeling presidential campaign had finally imploded.<p>U.S. Republican presidential …

Judge explodes over Hillary email delays

A district court judge says he can't understand why the State Department dragged its feet responding to Freedom of Information Act requests.<p>An irritated federal judge Thursday put the Hillary Clinton email scandal into stark terms, grilling the State Department on a pattern of delayed document …

Ambassador slashed in South Korea

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was attacked in Seoul, and is in stable condition, receiving treatment at a local hospital, according to the U.S. embassy.<p>According to Seoul police, Lippert was slashed on his right cheek and hand with a knife measuring about 10 inches long …

Heartwarming Photos of the Amazing Friendship Between a Dog and an Owl

Dogs may be man's best friend, but Ingo the shepherd dog's special buddy is Poldi, a little owl who loves to pose for pictures and cozy up to his canine pal. Germany-based animal photographer and collage artist Tanja Brandt documents their unlikely friendship in heartwarming portraits that show the …

New Portraits of Solitary Superheroes Finding Peace in Nature

Paris-based photographer Benoit Lapray reveals the hidden lives of superheroes in <i>The Quest for the Absolute</i>, a series that depicts quiet moments of reflection set against stunning natural backdrops. After the success of his first batch of lonely superhero portraits, which we shared in 2014, Lapray …

Russia Just Made A Bold Move To Keep Its Gas Leverage On Europe

"...the Turkish Stream is the only route along which 63 billion cubic metres of Russian gas can be supplied, which at present transit Ukraine. There is no other way," the head of Gazprom Alexei Miller said.<p>The European Union's energy chief said that this would hurt Russia's reputation as a …

The best albums of 2014 – readers' picks

It’s been just over five months since The War on Drugs’ Lost in the Dream was declared our readers’ favourite album of the year, and Philadelphia’s finest looked all set to secure another top spot – before four blokes from Birkenhead beat them into second place with a surprise charge. Surreal rock …

The Weeknd Shares Fifty Shades of Grey OST Contribution "Earned It"

On Valentine's Day, the film adaptation of E.L. James' <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> will hit theaters. Today, the Weeknd shared his contribution to the official soundtrack, "Earned It". The soundtrack will also feature an alternate version of Beyoncé and Jay-Z's "Crazy in Love", as reported earlier. Hear …

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This Photographer Taught 1,500 Puppies How To Swim. These Are The Impossibly Adorable Results.

Ever wondered what your puppy's expression looks like when he or she takes that running leap into the water?<p>Odds are, a little something like this:<p>New York Times best-selling author Seth Casteel is back with a second photography book full of our doggy paddling pals, but this time the stars are …

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

With new album, Wu-Tang Clan issues a call for racial justice

Diplo and Mad Decent Share Christmas Mixtape, A Very, Very Decent Christmas

Diplo and his Mad Decent crew have shared a 10-song mixtape of Christmas remixes called <i>A Very Very Decent Christmas</i>. Last year, they shared a similar compilation called <i>A Very Decent Christmas</i>, which, like this mixtape, contains new interpretations of Christmas classics. Stream the whole thing below.<p>…

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Hardcore Athlete Portraits of Weightlifting Grandmas and Basketball Playing Grandpas

Advertising imagery for everything from basketball shoes to weightlifting attire usually features muscled athletes performing some amazing (if …

Star Wars Episode VII Trailer Recreated in Awesome LEGO Stop Motion Animation

This is going to be a VERY long year, and we have J.J. Abrams to blame. Since its release on Friday, the trailer for <i>Star Wars: Episode VII – The</i> …

Wind, Water and Cold Temperatures Lead to Beautiful Photo of Frost-Covered Forest

While hiking in the Beskydy Mountains on the border of Slovakia and the Czech Republic last week, photographer Jan Bainar captured this stunning …

18-Year-Old Artist's Amazingly Realistic Drawings of Celebrities

Although these images may look like snapshots of celebrities, they're actually the handiwork of Jack Ede, an 18-year-old artist who creates amazingly photorealistic portraits. Using graphite, colored pencils, and rubber erasers for blending, the UK-based teen crafts extraordinarily lifelike …

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Shaking puppies in slow motion by photographer Carli Davidson, in pictures - Telegraph

Heartwarming Dog Portraits Captured By Young Polish Photographer

At only 19-years old, Alicja Zmyslowska has already managed to capture the world’s attention with her truly incredible dog portraits. The …

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Homeless people and their pets captured in photo exhibit

Millions of Canadians find companionship every day in a cat or a dog, and some of those Canadians live on low incomes or are homeless. The unique …

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This Is What A Festival Of Dogs Looks Like

Spoiler alert: IT'S HEAVEN.

These Charming Dog Photos Will Definitely Brighten Your Day

<b>What better way</b> to kickstart the weekend than with these adorable canine photos by Poland-based photographer Alicja Zmysłowska.<p><b>Expressive</b> and full of …

15 Otherworldly Places You Have to See to Believe

<b>Three Sisters Volcano, Oregon</b><p>Have you ever looked at a photo and just couldn't believe what you were seeing? Today let's check out 15 of those places. Destinations that seem like they are not of this Earth. Lakes that seem like they belong on another planet. Mountains that appear like they were …

18 Photos of People Awestruck by the Beauty of Nature

Nature has a way of making our problems feel small and insignificant, an incredible view can change our whole perspective on life. While in Moab, Utah for a March photo shoot adventure, photographer Jerry Patterson captured a shot of the Milky Way through the arches of beautiful sandstone …

Adorable Dog Photography That Will Make You Happy by Alicja Zmyslowska

Now hug! Three border collies are looking incredibly cute in this photo by Alicja Zmyslowka. The Poland-based photographer takes the most adorable pictures of dogs we've ever seen. Alicja had always been around photography, since her father and brother had taken photos as long as she could …

Amazon to begin testing same-day delivery drones in Cambridge

Amazon is planning to test drones in Cambridge, England, as the battle to offer consumers same-day deliveries heats up.<p>The US company announced with considerable fanfare late last year that it was considering using drones as a way of dramatically reducing the time it takes to deliver orders to …

Hilarious Portraits of Cute Dogs Floating in Mid-Air

This hilarious series of animal portraits will definitely make you smile! Created by German photographer Julia Christe, this <i>Freestyle Series</i> captures the motion of various types of dogs as they leap through the air. Each playful portrait expresses the lively personality of the animals as ears, fur, …

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