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10 Tips to Help You Grow as an Artist in Photography

Over the past few days, I’ve thought about what’s helped me become a better photographer over the years. It’s a constant journey, and developing as …

More details emerge on the death of Wayne Static - News - Alternative Press

Over the weekend, we brought you the unfortunate news that Static-X founder/frontman Wayne Static had passed away at the young age of 48. At the …

Two Quick and Easy Photoshop Head-Swapping Techniques

Sometimes you get that photo that is almost perfect. If all it takes to make it great is a little head swap, well, today is your lucky day! I’m going …

Photography

The Beauty of Chemical Reactions Captured in Macro with a Panasonic GH4

<i>Beautiful Chemistry</i> is a collaborative project that strives to bring the beauty of chemistry to the masses by using macro photography to capture …

Visionary Neurologist Oliver Sacks on What Hallucinations Reveal about How the Mind Works

While our delusions may keep us sane, hallucinations — defined as perceptions that arise independently of external reality, as when we see, hear, or sense things that aren’t really there — are an entirely different beast, a cognitive phenomenon that mimics mysticism and has no doubt inspired …

David Bowie Answers the Famous Proust Questionnaire

In the 1880s, long before he claimed his status as one of the greatest authors of all time, teenage Marcel Proust (July 10, 1871–November 18, 1922) filled out an English-language questionnaire given to him by his friend Antoinette, the daughter of France’s then-president, as part of her “confession …

Anthropologist Margaret Mead on Female vs. Male Creativity, Gender in Leadership, Equitable Parenting, and Why Women Make Better Scientists

Margaret Mead is celebrated as the world’s best-known and most influential cultural anthropologist, having not only popularized anthropology itself but also laid the foundation for the sexual revolution of the 1960s. She brought the essential tools of anthropology — the art of looking, coupled with …

Hilarious and Tragic Photo Series of People Posed as if They’ve Just Fallen… Hard

Italian photographer Sandro Giordoan has taken to creating an ongoing series of tragic-but-humorous images that brilliantly depict people’s …

How to Avoid Blurry Photos by Choosing the Right Autofocus Mode

en_US<p>article<p>How to Avoid Blurry Photos by Choosing the Right Autofocus …

Tiny Lens Attachment Turns Smartphones Into Microscopes

We’ve seen mobile phone lens attachments and hacks that help you to take macro photos with your smartphone, but never before have we seen one that …

How to Make Your Whites Whiter in Photography

When talking about getting the right colours in your photos the best place to start is to talk about white balance. If you don’t know what white …

5 No-Nonsense Ways to Keep Your Photos Sharp

Modern DSLR cameras can produce very sharp images with plenty of detail. However, the chief limiting factor to the sharpness of an image is the …

Cameras

10 Photography Hacks that will Dramatically Improve Your Photos

Photography

Incredible Color Photographs of Early 20th Century Russia

Looking back at photography from the past is always an incredible experience, and this beautiful collection of color images from the early parts of …

Sigma 50mm DG HSM Art Lens Tested, See How it Stacks Up Against the Otus

Sigma made quite a splash at CES this year when the company not only announced that a 50mm f/1.4 lens would be added to its superb Art series, but …

Camouflage Photo Series Shows Just How Well Snipers Can Hide in Plain Sight

We spend all day staring at pixels, but really, just how good is our vision when it comes to noticing the small details in photographs? Well, I can’t …

Tall storeys: Lucinda Grange's daredevil photography

British adventure photographer Lucinda Grange has travelled the world, scaling famous buildings and structures and taking pictures from the top. Among her impressive list of climbs is the Great Pyramid of Giza, Firth of Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland and the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. …

Neil Craver's Lucid Void

View Gallery<p>Seductively unsettling, the transcendental and consuming works by Neil Craver hint at the subliminal sensations between drowning, …

The Poetic Principle: Poe on Truth, Love, Reason, and the Human Impulse for Beauty

“True poetic form,” Edward Hirsch wrote in his wonderful meditation on how to read a poem, “implies a mind so miraculously attuned and illuminated that it can form words, by a chain of more-than coincidences, into a living entity.” James Dickey, in his guide on how to enjoy poetry, argued that</i> …

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Hauntingly Beautiful Portraits Combine Clever Photoshop Techniques and Ethereal Imagery

While there certainly is no shortage of surrealist photographers these days, its widespread practice as both a theme and style makes it difficult to …

The 7 Classic Pieces of Gear You Will Want After You Get a DSLR

Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a new camera. But not just any new camera; no, not a new mobile device, not a new point and shoot — not …

Captivating Macro Photos Of Spiders Staring Back At The Camera

<b>Malaysian photographer</b> Jimmy Kong captures beautiful macro photos of exotic spiders as they stare back at the camera.<p><b>Vibrant and captivating</b>, the …

The Mystery of Night Photography - 30 Images of the Night

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