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How to write about your photographs

I frequently run into being asked by photographers how they can become better at writing about their own work. This is not an easy topic to talk …

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National Geographic Photo Contest 2013, Part II

Time is running out to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest, the deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The overall …

Sites of the Week: Marvel, Squarespace, Adam Rudzki and more

This is one more week full of services and their websites, all focused on great design and conversion. You'll realize that on sites such as MarvelApp …

Web Design

10 Tips to Motivate You out of a Photography Rut

Are all your photos starting to look the same? Break out of your photography rut and get the creative juices flowing with these 10 tips.

Photography

Large Format Cameras: How They Are Made

Despite the incredible advances in digital photography over the last ten years, if you want the ultimate in quality, the large format film camera …

Paper airplanes finally get the smartphone remote control they deserve

Thank you, PowerUp. Apparently the last time we had the opportunity to write about paper airplanes was back in 2011, when a Seattle doctor built a tiny one using a da Vinci surgical robot. This time out, it's a Kickstarter project that brings smartphone control to the notoriously staid world of …

Articles about 10 ways use shoji screens on Dwell.com - Dwell

Looking for creative ways to incorporate rugs into outdoor spaces that feel otherwise unfinished? These 10 examples will give you...<p>Last week, we saw 15 modern homes with black exteriors.<p>There’s something about brick that we just can’t enough of. It's earthy and natural, symmetrical and sturdy, …

Retractable Bed Saves Space in a 580-Square-Foot Home

Designer Funn Roberts recently had the task of redesigning a 580-square-foot cabin belonging to actor Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Campbell of AMC's <i>Mad Men</i>). The small, sound space in Hollywood was renovated, bit by bit, since the two men first began working together in 2010. The construction of the …

Mixing Double Exposure Techniques with Light Painting

The advent of digital photography sped up the photography process seemingly overnight. What used to take hours or days to complete can now be done in …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Sales<p>Get a jump on one of the biggest sales of the year.<p>20 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Don't Miss!<p>New York Fashion Week<p>All the cross body bags, swervy …

10 photo highlights of the day

Each day the picture editor of the Guardian brings you a selection of top photographs from around the world - here the focus is on Armistice Day<p>• For more from the Guardian picture desk today see our live blog

RAF photographic competition 2013 - in pictures

The Royal Air Force has celebrated some of its finest imagery in its annual photographic competition. Take a look at some of the winners

Lewis Hine: Social Reform Photographer

Two exhibitions of Lewis Hine’s photography are currently on display at the International Center of Photography in New York City through January 19, …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Review<p>A deep dive on <i>Avengers</i> for those who've seen the movie.<p>By The Editors of GQ4 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair …

Men's jumpers: 10 different looks – in pictures

A quality piece of knitwear is the cornerstone of every great wanderer's wardrobe. No road trip is complete this season without a chunky knit, a mohair jumper or a cosy sweater. Inspired by Jack Kerouac, The Observer fashion team headed to Big Sur – the ultimate rugged coastal backdrop, where a …

Inès de la Fressange's style rules: how to be chic

Inès de la Fressange is the kind of chic that makes British women feel instantly scruffy. In town for the launch of Roger Vivier's space in Selfridges – she is the brand's ambassador – the former model always looks effortlessly stylish. Tuesday's outfit is a pair of Vivier buckled flats, a Stella …

Themer will make your Android phone look amazing

One of the benefits of Android is its customisability, but that process isn't always easy for average users. An app called Themer is trying to change …

Super Easy Soft Shadows in Illustrator

We all know that hyperrealist icons are over, the new trend now is flat and either hard shadows or super soft and subtle ones. You can also try to …

Graphics

Whistles' move into menswear: what does it mean for men's fashion?

The news that Whistles is moving into menswear is enough to put spring in one's step – whatever your gender. The high-street brand has come to be treasured by women who love smart, useful (but never boring) clothes that appeal to minimalist sensibilities while keeping fun on the agenda . That's a …

Why Many Photographers are Transitioning from DSLRs to Mirrorless Digital Cameras

Mirrorless cameras are beginning to pick up steam and are enjoying increasing sales as the manufacturers continue to produce better products at …

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7 Tips to Make You A Cooler Photographer

Everyone has seen “that photographer” at one time or another. He’s the guy rocking his camera around his neck, gazing around his surroundings in a …

10 tips for becoming a successful entrepreneur

<b>1. Decide on your business</b><p>Find the right business for you and a sector you feel comfortable operating in. When I first set up the business I was …

Marc Jacobs quits Louis Vuitton with emotional Paris fashion week show

Marc Jacobs has brought the curtain down on another Paris fashion week and more significantly on 16 years as artistic director at Louis Vuitton, during which he has turned the label into the world's most valuable fashion brand.<p>Its parent company, LVMH, confirmed his exit from the brand but was at …

5 Best Beginner Colognes For Young Men

<b>Once upon a time, choosing your first fragrance was easy: you strolled into the store, picked out a bottle of Aqua Di Gio, and strolled back out.</b> …

Behind The Wheel: 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG

When too much is just enough.<p>Mercedes-Benz does something that most other brands don’t: they make a super-tuned version of almost every car they …

Breaking Bad series finale breaks piracy records

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