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22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

Free Photography Software for Your Image-Editing Needs

There's no denying the fact that in photography, the software necessary to process the images can cost more than an entry level DSLR camera. It's …

Bone Music: How Banned Western Music in the Soviet Union Was Printed on Repurposed X-Ray Records | Colossal

<p>If you asked me when the history of bootleg music began, I would have assumed it arrived with the invention of the cassette tape, something small, …

How to Rid Yourself of Belly Pooch Forever

Stomach fat, be gone!<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Clean eating and hitting the gym can help you reach your weight-loss goal, but you might find you have a little extra pooch around your midsection. Here are three things you can do to …

5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

Midden City: Photographs ‘Printed’ Directly Onto Abandoned Concrete Slabs

More often than not, photographs are displayed on high-quality photographic paper, but that hasn’t stopped people from experimenting with …

US Spy Satellites Used to Drop Photos in ‘Film Buckets’ from Space for Airplanes to Catch in Mid-Air

So, you think taking your film to the local shop to get developed is a pain? Try being an American spy satellite in the 1960s. Getting your film …

Maurice Sendak’s Rare, Sensual Illustrations for Herman Melville’s Greatest Commercial Failure and Most Personally Beloved Book

Something magical happens when a great artist interprets a great author — one need only look at William Blake’s paintings for Milton’s <i>Paradise Lost</i>, Picasso’s 1934 drawings for a naughty ancient Greek comedy, Matisse’s 1935 etchings for <i>Ulysses</i>, and Salvador Dalí’s literary illustrations for …

New Sweet Spot Phone Lens from Lensbaby!

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>The “Sweet Spot” is more than an excellent name for a tiny pie shop or puppy massage spa … it’s exactly what you …

Mobile Photography

What Photographers are NOT Considering When Using High ISO

It’s no secret now that modern cameras have taken photographers to new heights with their ability to shoot at and above ISO 1600. Personally, I can …

Before-and-After Photo Series Shows How Dramatically Lighting Affects Portraits

It’s not news that lighting makes or breaks an image, particularly portraits. But in <i>Perception Is Reality</i> by photographer Sebastian Petrovski, we get …

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23 More eBooks For Photographers That Are Completely Free

The internet is a wealth of information. So much information, in fact, that it can be a real pain trying to sort the useful from the not-so-useful. A …

These 28 Chairs Prove That Furniture Can Be Art

These 28 creative chairs and armchairs will prove that even something as mundane as a chair can be turned into a work of art in the hands of a …

Tantrum of the Dead: Screaming Skulls

England is chock full of genteel living: peaceful lakes, impromptu tea parties, and random skulls tucked away in walls to silence their freakish screams from beyond. A few of England's ancestral homes have a little extra something between the paneling: the grinning skull bones of those who swore to …

Festival Utility Belt Hip Bag, Leather Belt Bag, Fanny Pack, Pocket Belt, Money Belt, Burning Man Pouch - The Traveler

Description<p>This Artisan leather utility belt was handmade in Nonthaburi, Thailand using fine quality leather and styling.<p>The Traveler - is a simple, elegant style with a 3 pocket configuration. These belts are meant to sit low on the hips. The belt has raised pockets with snap closures that …

Life After Dark: Helpful Tips for Street Photography at Night

To the surprise of no one, the topic of light is relatively common here on Light Stalking; search the archives and you can easily find plenty of …

A Giant Bouncy House Made Of Boobs And A Phallic Rock Wall Take Over NYC

Mature Content Warning<p>This article has been classified as ‘Mature Content', which means it may contain nudity or other sensitive content. By …

Gruesome, Hyperrealist Oil Paintings Of Hacked Up Body Parts By Fábio Magalhães

Mature Content Warning<p>This article has been classified as ‘Mature Content', which means it may contain nudity or other sensitive content. By …

A Different Type Of Food Porn: Aurel Schmidt Draws Fruit And Vegetables With Genitals

Mature Content Warning<p>This article has been classified as ‘Mature Content', which means it may contain nudity or other sensitive content. By …

21 Powerful Photos Of People’s Eyes That Say More Than Words Ever Could

<i>“The eyes are the windows of the soul”</i> – this quote has been attributed to countless different historical figures. In the first split-second that we …

25 Of The Most Creative Lamp And Chandelier Designs

Light is a practical concern in most homes, but it’s also so much more than that. The right lamp or lampshade can cast the entire room in a different …

Textile Moth and Butterfly Sculptures by Yumi Okita | Colossal

<p>North Carolina-based artist Yumi Okita creates beautiful textile sculptures of moths, butterflies, and other insects with various textiles and …

PaleoBarefoots: Chainmail Shoes For Better Back to Basics Running

I come not to praise the Paleos, but to understand them.<p>Our story starts with the premise (which we will not unpack here, for reasons of brevity and …

Barefoot Running

Peak Perfectly Balances Form and Function with New Slide and Clutch Accessories

When it comes to well-designed camera accessories, one company that is continuously at the top of their game is Peak Design. You probably know them …

Ridiculously Thin Hand-Made Lens Leaves Pancakes Behind, Borders Crêpe Territory

There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of the company that goes by the name MS Optical, and we won’t blame you. It’s a one-man operation, run by …

Fast Tire Repairs with Patchnride

If you're turning the pedals a lot, you're bound to get a flat. While knowing how to change your own tire is required knowledge for any dedicated cyclist, it can be a real pain—especially with high-performance racing tires. The Patchnride permanently repairs punctures in less than a minute—and …

Getting Your Foot in the Door as a Freelance Assignment Photographer

One of the biggest changes photography has seen over the last 10 years is in photojournalism and documentary photography. Some will see this change …

Charged: Five Next-Gen Digital Cameras

Since the first widely available digital cameras hit the market in the early '90s, the technical leaps made in the field of digital photography have been exponential. Today smartphones house cameras with sensors that dwarf those of high-end models from a decade ago. While the megapixels race has …

Super Simple and Cheap DIY Ring Light for Your Point-and-Shoot Camera

One of the most sought after lighting accessories is a ring light. Meant to create a unique aesthetic, a ring light is a great way to add a sharp, …