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The Cinematic Look – How To Make Your Photographs Look Like Films

I recently noticed that a handful of photographers were producing images that had a look as if they were stills captured from films. A couple of the …

Interview with Ashley Kauschinger: Questions of Origin

Two years ago, shortly before I started working with Aline, Lenscratch had just posted the work of Ashley Kauschinger, graduate student at Texas …

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INTERVIEW WITH… GEORGIE JERZYNA PAUWELS

Researched by Amos Farnitano<p>GEORGIE JERZYNA PAUWELS<p>My name is Georgie Jerzyna Pauwels, I was born in Poznan/Poland. For more than 30 years, I live …

Street Photography

What Does the Discovery of “Another Earth” Mean for Us?

On Thursday, researchers announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting in a “habitable zone.” Could this bring us closer …

Sony’s New A7s is a 4K-Capable Mirrorless Full-Frame with Insane ISO Sensitivity

The presentation is over — although you can still watch the replay for yourself here — and as rumored, Sony has added one more full-frame mirrorless …

New55 FILM

As a contributor to this Kickstarter project at the higher reward levels, you will receive boxes of first-run manufactured New55 FILM "First Edition" …

How to Use Luminosity Masks in Photoshop to Transform Your Images

From exposure blending to fine contrast adjustments, luminosity masks are one of the most powerful set of tools available to photographers in …

Tutorials

6 Pro Tips for Making the Most of a Golden Hour Photo Shoot

Nikon Ambassador Corey Rich is convinced that the secret to creating compelling outdoor portraits has very little to do with the actual location …

Landscape Photography

Explaining the Fascinating Photographic Trick that Lets You See Sound Waves

NPR just released a fascinating video that does a fantastic job of explaining something called Schlieren Flow Visualization or Schlieren Photography: …

Forget wearable tech, embeddable implants are already here - CNN.com

We've found electronic throat tattoos, password pills and memory chips. Find out how "grinders" are already embracing <b>our cyborg future...</b><p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack …

FDA Approves Pill-Sized Camera to Let Doctors See Your Insides

A bite-sized camera has been approved for use by the FDA as an alternative for patients who are unable to have a complete colonoscopy.<p>The pill-shaped …

US doctors cure child born with HIV

Mississippi doctors make medical history made with first 'functional cure' of unnamed two-year-old born with the virus who now needs no medication<p>• Research provides hope of a 'functional cure' for AIDS<p>Doctors in the US have made medical history by effectively curing a child born with HIV, the …

Da Vinci's String Organ Must Be Heard To Be Believed

The man who painted the Mona Lisa, and was the first to sketch out the helicopter and the submarine, also dabbled in music. So here's the question: What musical instrument did Leonardo da Vinci design?<p>There isn't an easy answer. His 15th-century sketches indicate something between a harpsichord and …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

Mercenary King Erik Prince Blames Everyone But Himself For Blackwater's Demise

"If I could send a message back to my younger self, it would be: Do not work for the State Department at all," he told Bloomberg Businessweek on his recent press circuit.<p>Such criticism may sound strange from the former head of a private military contractor that earned around $2 billion from Uncle …

The 25 Most Influential Business Leaders Of 2013

Men and women who, by virtue of their chutzpah and determination, built new companies, saved them from the brink of extinction, or forged new paths for others to follow.<p>To celebrate their creativity and bold innovation, we rounded up the business leaders who were major game-changers in tech, …

Programmer Robert McNally Put Together An Awesome Presentation On What Bitcoin Really Is

Some former gold bugs certainly think so.<p>And its value has skyrocketed in recent months.<p>But many readers at this point are probably wondering ... what exactly is Bitcoin?<p>Robert McNally, an iOS developer at parking payment startup QuickPay, gave the following presentation to last year's Hackers' …

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How to Retouch Shiny Skin in Portraits: Photoshop Tutorial

It’s becoming common practice to retouch the imperfections and blemishes that are found on everyone’s faces and skin. However, it’s sometimes easy to …

Tutorials

How & When a Monopod Can be Used to Take Sharper Photos

Here’s a photo tip you aren’t likely to find anywhere else… how to use a monopod to get better photographs. A monopod (like the tripod) is an …

The weekend in pictures

A selection of the best photographs from around the world this weekend

George Carlin on the American Dream

Hollywood struggles to halt an exodus of film-makers

Among the tourist hordes on the "walk of fame" last week, you could feel Hollywood casting its spell. They genuflected at the names of actors and film-makers embedded in pink stars in the pavement. Gloria Swanson. John Wayne. Will Smith. Francis Ford Coppola. Quentin Tarantino. Generations of …

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Incredibly Surreal Scenes Where Women Defy Gravity

In this project called <i>Zero Gravity</i>, Moscow-based photographer Nikolay Tikhomirov creates dramatic portraits that feature elegant female figures casually drifting into the air while everything around them stands still. The artist's surreal worlds are a creative blend between dreams and reality that …

Art

When Being a Good Photographer Isn’t Enough

I’ve met a lot of bitter photographers over the years, especially as high-end cameras have become cheaper and more accessible. They complain that …

Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Mauritius is an island nation officially called the Republic of Mauritius, or in French, <i>République de Maurice</i>, located in the Indian Ocean about …