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Discover Gregory Crewdson's New Surreal Photographs

Woman at Sink, Cathedral of the Pines Series, 2014<br>Gregory Crewdson—Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery<p>1 of 7<p>In 2011, fine-art photographer Gregory Crewdson …

Photographers

Microinsurance Is The Answer To The Insurance Industry

Let’s be real. The insurance industry has barely evolved since Benjamin Franklin introduced the concept in the late 1700s.<p>You’d think after three hundred years and a market size of $1 trillion in the United States alone, insurance companies like MetLife and AIG would have nailed it. But they …

Insurance Industry

Film Studies 101: The 30 Camera Shots Every Film Fan Needs To Know

The cinematographer's art often seems as much black magic as technique, taking a few actors milling around a set and turning it into something …

The 20 Sh*ttiest Christmas Songs Ever Recorded

A holiday countdown of hot garbage.<p>Every year around this time, people put aside petty differences to agree on one thing: Christmas music is almost universally unbearable. Sure, there are many beloved classics, but for every Nat King Cole or Bing Crosby gem, there are dozens and dozens of fresh …

YouPorn has found its eSports team, will compete in Dota 2 tournament this weekend

Online porn website YouPorn has made good on its intention to sponsor an eSports team to compete in professional tournaments. The team fortunate enough to win that sponsorship contract, Spain-based Play2Win, has been rechristened Team YP and will take part in this weekend's Gamergy eSports …

The 11 Most Important Cats Of Science

I can haz scienz?<p>[Special thanks to materials scientist Joe Spalenka for letting us use his photoshopped image of Watson And Crick Plus Chloe The Cat.]

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

The Brain

Wringing out the minimalist’s Porsche 911

They say you shouldn’t mess with success. That is the philosophy that has guided Porsche in its treatment of the 911 since its birth in 1963.<p>Some of the most coveted editions of Porsche’s venerable sports car are the earliest examples.<p>Much like Florida’s Collier Collection, the rare museum that …

Minimalism

Articles about suburban sprawl photographed above on Dwell.com - Dwell

Christoph Gielen's aerial photography reveals the patterns created by suburban development.<p>It’s become an all-too-familiar scenario all across America: A city’s downtown, once a thriving place to live and work, has...<p>When an urban expat couple decided to build the suburban house they wanted rather …

Architecture

Guild Wars 2 is being enhanced with a "Feature Pack" next month | PC Invasion

The ArenaNet team has been busy concentrating on fortnightly content for Guild Wars 2 but that’s not all that’s been going on because the game will …

‘Wonderlust’ Photos Expose Couples’ Most Intimate Moments (NSFW)

With her series <i>Wonderlust</i>, Winnipeg-based photographer Sarah Anne Johnson explores sexuality and intimacy, touching not just on desire and ecstasy, …

How to Organize Photos in Lightroom

Lightroom has become a very essential part of the workflow process for many photographers, including myself. I cannot imagine managing my photo …

Tutorials

Useful Photography Tip #92: What They Will Never Teach You in College

<i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Check them out here.</i><p>Upon chatting with a couple of friends in the industry, a lot of us seem to have the same …

How to run your own e-mail server with your own domain, part 1

Gmail? Apple? The cloud? Forget 'em all—in this series, we take your e-mail back.<p>E-mail is old and complex. It's the oldest still-recognizable …

Listen: Meridian Dan - German Whip (Two Inch Punch Remix)

One of grime’s most beautiful precepts is that it remains possible to assert your own identity, to dictate the rules of the game.<p>For better or worse, …

Interview: Matthew Brandt

While his images—made from bubblegum, honeybees and toothpaste—quickly grabbed the attention of collectors and curators worldwide, LA-based artist Matthew Brandt continued to explore the potential of other curious media in order to challenge the boundaries of what can be understood and accepted as …

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

How to Find Your Passion

Your passion is the reason you wake up in the morning, and just the thought of it can keep you up late with excitement. Passion can also be a quieter …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

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First Impressions: Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm recently updated their prosumer targeted X-E1 camera to the X-E2. The new update is overall a minor upgrade to the one of the company’s …

Darren Almond's astonishing full-moon photographs

Ethereal shots of South American landscapes taken by the light of the moon, and ancient Scottish standing stones from the Outer Hebrides, reveal Darren Almond's beautiful interactions with fragile landscapes. See more at London's White Cube Bermondsey gallery in his exhibition To Leave a Light …

4 Not-so-Secret Tricks to Speed up Your Lightroom Workflow

Tutorials

Lightroom 5 Tips - Hidden Gems Digital Photography School

Tutorials

True Lifestyle Photography and How to Get the Most Out of Your Session

According to Wikipedia lifestyle photography is "a style of portrait / people photography which aims to capture and document real-life events, …