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5 Tips for ‘Making It’ In Landscape Photography

Landscape photographer Thomas Heaton has set aside his gear for a moment to lay down some words of wisdom in this 11-minute video. In it he presents …

Landscape Photography

How Many of The 10 Most Popular Spots for Landscape Photographers Have You Shot At?

We all love a good landscape. There is something about the way they represent the beauty of the planet we live on that makes them both inspiring to …

How to shoot and edit those crazy Inception style drone photos

If you have been following anything drone related lately chances are you have seen one of the mind bending images like above that are very …

Wales

How a student created a 3D printed camera inspired by three cameras he couldn't afford

Paul Kohlhaussen, a student from Richmond in London has created a fully functioning 3D printed camera. Paul took the best features from an array of …

49 Film Photography Blogs Worth Following

I’ve collected and shot film cameras for 40 years, but only started blogging about it in the last decade or so. I went looking for other blogging …

Quick Tip: Composition for Beginners

Improving your composition can bring balance and personality to your photography, simultaneously enabling you to produce more appealing images. And …

5 Amazing Sources For Your Photographic Creativity

For me, photography an ever-growing passion, and I've found that I need continuous inspiration to keep my passion alive and nurtured. Today, we are …

Photolemur 3.0 Pre-Order: Photo Editing Powered by Artificial Intelligence

If you’re like us, you’d love to spend less time at your computer and more time with your camera. But photo editing is a critical part of …

Artificial Intelligence

Two Free E-Books to Learn Color Theory Fundamentals for Retouching

Color theory for photography and retouching is more important than many would like to admit. Knowing how to create a visually strong color …

We've Lost Sight Of The Most Important Rule In Debating Science

It was almost 100 years ago that the most famous debate in science history took place. The topic up for consideration was the nature of the spiral objects in the sky: were they proto-stars in the process of forming, or were they island Universes, similar to and far outside of our own galaxy? …

Astronomy

Making the Most of the Fujifilm X Series System for Portraiture

Arguably, Fujifilm’s camera system is one that delivers images and an experience closest to old school film–which means it’s more than adequate for …

New stem cell invented that can grow into any tissue in the body, study finds

Salk Institute and Chinese researchers said they have created a new kind of stem cell, one that is more versatile than any other grown in the lab.<p>The …

Why Biomedical Companies Are Bleeding Horseshoe Crabs to the Brink of Extinction

Can this creature that's been around since the dinosaurs be saved?<p>Meghan Owings plucks a horseshoe crab out of a tank and bends its helmet-shaped shell in half to reveal a soft white membrane. Owings inserts a needle and draws a bit of blood. "See how blue it is," she says, holding the syringe up …

Natural History

This "Smart Drug" Could Hack Your Brain Chemistry to Increase Your Intelligence

The Science of Nootropics<p>Nootropics, broadly speaking, are substances that can safely enhance cognitive performance. They’re a group of (as yet …

Pushing Photographic Boundaries - Insane Abstract and HDR Street Photography

Trust me, You've Yet to Witness Multi-Exposure Techniques Like <i>This</i><p><b>Who's the Photographer?</b><br>Michael Lee is a British visual artist, living and working …

Astronomers Might Have Just Captured The First Ever Photo of a Black Hole's Event Horizon

Now we wait to see it.<p>Scientists around the world have spent five sleepless nights staring into the abyss, and are hoping they've been rewarded with …

No, Dark Energy Isn't An Illusion

In 1998, two teams of scientists announced a shocking discovery: the expansion of the Universe was accelerating. Distant galaxies weren’t just receding from us, but their recession speed was increasing over time. Over the next few years, precision measurements of three independent quantities — …

Dark Matter

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI - MIT Technology Review

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by …

Machine Learning

New Simulations Suggest Dark Energy Might Not Exist

68 percent of the Universe might not exist.<p>Ever since the late 1990s, physicists have been fairly certain that the Universe isn't only getting …

5 Diagonal Photography Composition Tips

The easiest way to make more dynamic, better compositions: integrate more diagonals into your photos.<p>Why diagonal lines?<p>Imagine putting a ball on a …

Street Photography

The Filter That Removes Light Pollution

Light pollution is a common problem amongst nightscape photographers. Either it’s within a city or out in nature, it has the potential to make an …

The Best Way to Create Dynamic Luminosity Masks

Luminosity masks are well known amongst landscape and nightscape photographers but often underrated by many other creatives. They are an incredibly …

Tutorials

Simulation suggests 68 percent of the universe may not actually exist

According to the Lambda Cold Dark Matter (Lambda-CDM) model, which is the current accepted standard for how the universe began and evolved, the …

Impressive Adobe Algorithm Transfers One Photo’s Style Onto Another

Two pairs of researchers from Cornell University and Adobe have teamed up and developed a “Deep Photo Style Transfer” algorithm that can …

Adobe

This Mind-Bending Theory Joins Black Holes, Gravitational Waves & Axions to Find New Physics

We haven't seen physicists this excited for a while.<p>Scientists have proposed a new theory that combines some of the most mysterious phenomena in the …

Photographers, it's Time to Give Your Photographic Composition a Proper Overhaul

When was the last time you actually took the time to learn some basics about composition? I mean, aside from understanding light it's most certainly …

One Woman's Immortal Cells Have Saved Hundreds of Thousands of Lives

Imagine this: you’re a physician at one of the most renowned medical institutions in the world. A patient comes in with a very aggressive form of …

Turns Out Boiling Liquid Does The Opposite of What You'd Expect on The ISS

Another bizarre side effect of microgravity.<p>Here on Earth, when you boil a liquid, it evaporates and turns into a vapour until it's cool enough to …

Does Dark Matter Exist, Or Is Gravity Wrong? The Answer Lies Billions Of Years In The Past

When we look out at the luminous matter in the Universe — stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies and the hot gas in and between them — it tells a couple of different stories. One is the story of how normal matter (based on atomic nuclei and electrons) comes together to emit, absorb and otherwise …

Dark Matter

Landscape Photography Composition Rules You Need to Start Using Today

When you look at a landscape photo, you likely know within just a split second if it's a good photo or not.You might not even be able to fully …