Xin-Yan Cheng

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Photographing with Limitations

As part of my photography workshops, I like to start off with a jarring but hopefully inspiring exercise. Because I know from personal experience how …

15 Tips for Successful Fireworks Photography

15 tips for successful fireworks photography: what camera settings to use, what equipment do you need, how to set up and get the most colorful …

Fireworks

Not Your Average Pizza Joint: This Roman Resto Oozes Style

A new pizzeria by Noses Architects elevates the art of pie making.<p>New York has more than 1,600 pizzerias and none of them look like this. Kook, a new pizzeria and osteria in Rome, balances a minimalist aesthetic and architectural aspirations with old-world charm. The restaurant, designed by …

Eye-catching Portraits of Women by Savannah Daras

Savannah Daras is a creative portrait photographer from Portland, Maine. Her style is simple and vivid, easily catching your attention. She seems to …

Miniature World Photo-Manipulations by 14-Year-Old Photographer “Fiddle Oak”

How old were you when you first started working with Photoshop? 14-year-old Natick, Massachusetts-based photographer and retoucher Zev has been at it …

Two Ultra-Minimal Lamps That Also Juice Up Your Phone

In the current universe of lamps, designers want to scale down, delete any frills, and step back. We’ve seen a good deal of stripped-down lamps lately, from glowing white boxes to 1960s-era lamps made of floating glow sticks.<p>The new Circa and Clamp light collections from San Francisco-based Pablo …

Giant New Sound Installation by Zimoun Inside an Abandoned Chemical Tank | Colossal

<p>Prolific sound artist Zimoun (previously here and here) has completed work on what may be his most ambitious project ever, a towering sound …

Canvas by YOY

Tokyo-based design firm YOY transforms this fantasy into a reality. Canvas, a series of three navy ink paintings of French-style chairs, makes an illusion out of its subject. The elastic fabric of the canvas hides an actual chair waiting behind the painting, inviting onlookers to take a seat and become the spatial extension of the two-dimensional print. The simplistic elegance of the work seems to embody how easy it is to add a little flourish and whimsy into the throes of the everyday.

33 Awesome Outdoor Hanging Chairs

A hanging chair is an unbelievably relaxing piece of furniture, it’s perfect for your garden or patio. You can swing, read, watch nature or just take …

Forms of Nature: Organic Chandelier Casts Forests on Walls

As much art as lighting, this suspended sculpture uses shadow and scale to mimic roots and trees inside spaces, recreating a forest effect for home …

Creative Portrait Project with Shattered Glass Fragments

The plight of foster children is a heart-wrenching one, and one that photographer Rob Woodcox takes very much to heart. In this video from Jakob …

Summer Books: 15 New Releases To Put On Your Reading List

These 15 new books for May include stirring new fiction from Isabel Allende, a memoir from a 6'7" librarian struggling with Tourette's syndrome, a hilarious novel of a young man's job as a bird tracker and more.

Codie Young Takes to the Streets for Scandinavia S/S/A/W 2013 by Andreas Öhlund

<b>Us Against the World</b> – Posing in the streets of Stockholm, Codie Young carries a bouquet of flowers for <i>Scandinavia S/S/A/W’s</i> latest issue. The …

Capturing Interesting Photos in the Forest on a Low Budget

Too often you see photography projects that yield incredible results and think, <i>“If only I had the money to do something like that?”</i> Well today’s …

Photography

Heather Evans Smith: The Heart and The Heavy

Portrait week continues…today’s post written by Sarah Stankey.<p>Wade<p>The first time that I saw the photographs of Heather Evans Smith was when I first …

Dubai: Stunning Dynamic Timelapse Photography

Dubai is a truly incredible city. It contains some of the most glorious skyscrapers, including the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world …

Eamonn McGinty's portfolio

Nicol Vizioli: An Opening Song

Portrait week continues. Today’s post contributed by Grant Gill.<p>It is undeniable that one of the closest connections between photography and painting …

Suspended in Air – Levitation Photography by Diana Lemieux

Diana Lemieux is a creative portrait photographer from Boston, Massachusetts. She’s inspired by imaginative stories and images that are timeless, …

Photographing Big, Fluffy, Ominous Clouds with Camille Seaman

Camille Seaman is a professional photographer who also chases storms. Her work has been featured in many galleries and most recently she took to …

Dear Model: Posing Tips for How to Look Your Best in Photographs

Dear (new’ish) Model,<p>My name is Other Model. I have spent the last couple of years finding out a few things that I wish I’d known from the start. …

That Tree: an iPhone photo journal – in pictures

Bridal Model Receives Photos of Her Own Through a Fantasy Photo Shoot

Claudia Nallely Agres works as a bridal model for a living, but she hasn’t yet had the joy of being a bride in a wedding of her own. Wedding …