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‘The Rain Maker’: How I Shot a Conceptual Wet Plate Collodion Photograph

During past few weeks I have been working on a new picture I had in mind. This time I already knew the title: “The Rain Maker.” It’s a picture made …

How to capture falling snow in your photographs

Picture one of those beautiful, Currier and Ives big giant snowflakes snow falls. If you’re in the woods by yourself; it’s just about one of the most …

Rooftopping: What It’s Like to Photograph From the Top of a City

Rooftopping: we have all seen the dozens of media articles and blogs about this, so this one surely is not the first, it won’t be the last, and it is …

Photo Essays

Beehive Picture Hangers May Revolutionize the Way We Hang Frames on Walls

Hanging a picture frame up on a wall often isn’t the simplest of tasks, at least if you’re a perfectionist, but a new product has arrived to change …

How LSD Helped Shape California’s Ecstatic Design Legacy

From drugs to the women’s movement, Californian counterculture has generated some of the most vibrant pieces of American graphic design.<p>From Deborah Sussman’s candy-colored “supergraphics” to R. Crumb’s drug-fueled comics and album art, some of the most vibrant pieces of American graphic design …

Experiment Shows What Happens When You Repost a Photo to Instagram 90 Times

Every time you post a photo to Instagram, it loses a <i>tiny</i> bit of quality. It’s not really noticeable for a single upload, but if you save and repost …

This is a 10K Time-Lapse Video Created Using 80MP Still Photographs

Want to see what a 10K time-lapse video looks like? Look no further than the video above. Titled “10328×7760: A 10K Timelapse Demo,” it was created …

24 Historic Photos That'll Make You Want To Be An Astronaut

Featuring Buzz Aldrin taking the first selfie in space. And also a lot of American flags.

An Infographic on Creating Sustainability in the Photography Industry

Photographers often grumble about the rise of hobbyist photographers who charge little to no money across all kinds of photographic niches, robbing …

A Moon Rise Over Los Angeles as a Time-Slice, Time-Lapse, and Animated GIF

Earlier this month, Los Angeles-based photographer Dan Marker-Moore pointed his Olympus OM-D EM-5 and a 100mm lens (equivalent to a 200mm in 35mm …

A Spring Cleaning Checklist for Your Camera

It’s spring again — in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway. Which means it’s around that time of year when people like to start fresh; you change the …

As value soars, digital currency Bitcoin attracts offline attention

During the depths of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, an engineer decided to rethink one of the fundamental cornerstones of the modern economy.<p>He envisioned a brand new decentralized digital currency, where payments went directly from one user to another – no central banks, …

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Arashiyama

Arashiyama, or “Storm Mountain”, is one of Japan’s designated Historic Sites and can be found on the western edge of Kyoto. The district features …