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How to Use Flash to Capture Razor Sharp Water Splash Photos

Splashing water moves fast. To capture sharp photographs of it, you’ll need to have good lighting with a quick refresh time. But, when picking out …

Photography

20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know

We live in an era of accelerating change, when scientific and technological advancements are arriving rapidly. As a result, we are developing a new …

The Future

Samsung to Launch Website Dedicated to Explaining Their Design Process

Here's a welcome bit of attention for our field: Next week Samsung Electronics is launching Design.Samsung.Com, an "online platform presenting …

Samsung

Imaginative Scenes Emerge from Monochromatic Illustrations

Italian artist EmilianoP is the skilled hand behind these beautifully dark and mysterious illustrations. Currently based in New Zealand, the artist creates figures that seem to emerge from quick ink strokes across a page, but the concepts are actually quite purposeful. He begins each piece by …

Art

Wellcome image awards 2014: life in extreme close-up - in pictures

Beautiful, strange and occasionally alarming pictures from the shortlist for this year’s Wellcome image awards – which celebrate the very best in science photography and imaging – from an x-ray of a bat to a micrograph of a kidney stone. The exhibition opens on 12 March at three science centres and …

Fingerprint – Black Ink Drawings by Nicolas Jolly

Black Ink Drawings of Fingerprint Patterns.<p>French artist and illustrator Nicolas Jolly uses black ink to create his unique drawings made of …

Best Illustrations of 2013

In this fourth post of our “Best of 2013” week we’ve selected over 50 of the best illustrations, paintings and drawings published in last years …

11 Steps to a Perfect Logo

This is a very good and simple 11 step guide to creating a perfect logo design. This guide was done by the Spanish designer Borja Acosta de Vizcaíno. …

Graphic Design

Designs of the Year shortlist announced

Nominations include a syringe that changes colour when opened and a children's wheelchair that grows with the child<p>Folding helmets, smoke alarms that send you text messages and a pyramid-shaped school that floats on a lagoon in Nigeria are among the innovative solutions that make up the Design …

How to Photograph Sunsets: 10 Tips for the Perfect Shot

We all love capturing sunsets. Not surprisingly, photographs of sunsets (including sunrise, for that matter) constitute a big portion of the …

Landscape Photography

Tips for Shooting in the Extreme Cold

Winter has finally taken over, and it’s very cold out there. Ice flows with nowhere to go, and there’s not enough coffee to warm you. Some of us …

Street Photography Tips and Techniques

When you’re getting started the challenge is overcoming the fear of taking pictures of strangers. Since telephoto lenses are not normally used in …

Quick Macro Photography Tricks

If you delve into the incredible world of macro photography, with the aid of a few digital photography tricks, you can take photographs of insects …

Macro Photography

Point and lick: surreal wildlife - in pictures

Swiss photographer John Wilhelm combines his passion for photography with a strong dose of imagination to create fantastical images in which animals achieve incredible feats

15 Beginner Tips for Winter and Snow Photography

Winter is a beautiful time of year and offers many opportunities for amateurs and pros alike to hone their skills and capture some great images. …

How do you photograph cold? 14 pictures documenting the polar vortex

Taking pictures of a snowstorm is easy – there are piles of the stuff on sidewalks, and when it falls it just looks so pretty. But documenting the kind of bitter, arctic cold that's enveloped much of North America this week can be a more challenging task. How to convey an abstract feeling – brr! – …

Spectacular Shots of Golden Hour Across the World

The golden hour in photography refers to the first and last hour of sunlight during the day, when the light is just perfect for a spectacular shot. During the golden hour, the warm colors of the sun enhance the colors of any scene. In particular, they can cast beautiful, glowing shades of gold and …

Michael Bennett

360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono | Colossal

<p>This fun set of paper books was created by Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono who conceived the idea as a clever way to illustrate …

Gorgeous glass sculptures let you see into the world's most deadly viruses

Viruses are usually depicted as ugly, scary, almost weapon-like blobs just waiting to meddle inside of your body, but Luke Jerram sees them as something different. There isn't really a color to viruses after all — they're smaller than the wavelength of visible light — and as mere smears when viewed …

Which Drugs Actually Kill Americans [Infographic]

Hint: not pot<p>In 2010, there were 80,000 drug and alcohol overdose deaths in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's WONDER database. The database, maintained by the National Center for Health Statistics, keeps a tally of all the deaths listed on certificates …

Geologists identify trigger for apocalyptic 'super eruptions'

Volcanic super eruptions are extremely rare but could bury cities under ash and cool the planet by 10C for a decade<p>They rank among the most catastrophic natural disasters on Earth, second only in destructive power to an asteroid impact that could ensure humanity meets the same fate as the dinosaurs.<p>…

Lighting Up Your Photography With Light Trails

At the most general level, photographing light trails means locating a place where you can capture some type of light that will be seen over time. …

5 Ways to Create Detail Photos - Digital Photography School

Photography

Feel Free to Fidget!

The H-Lounge was designed around the idea that a chair shouldn’t dictate how one should sit. Its gently arched corners provide just enough support to …

Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants | Colossal

<p>Against a tasty backdrop of pastries, fruit, and vegetables, photographers Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida have created a series of humorous dioramas …

The invisible man: Liu Bolin's latest art

Liu Bolin has become famous worldwide for painting his entire body to match the scenery behind – so when he is photographed it can be near-impossible to spot him. Here are some of the latest works from the Chinese artist

‘Le Solitaire’ – A Fantastic Spaghetti Monster by Theo Mercier - The Fox Is Black

Created in 2010 by the French artist Théo Mercier, <i>Le Solitaire</i> (aka <i>The Loner</i>) is a strange sculpture of a monster made completely of Spaghetti. …

27 Amazing Macro Snowflake Images Shot with a DIY Camera Set Up

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