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Interesting Photo of the Day: Playing with Fire in Ice Caves

Interesting Photo of the Day: Playing with Fire in Ice Caves

From Iceland, a nation of fascinating and bizarre landscapes and natural beauty, comes this photograph taken in the Waterfall Ice Cave in Vatnajokull. Photographer Einar Runar Sigurdsson, who is also a mountain guide in Iceland, was making coffee on an expedition into the ice caves when he decided to capture the moment with a long-exposure […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Invisible Girl

Interesting Photo of the Day: Invisible Girl

Throughout photography’s history, mirrors have often been used to create spooky or magical effects. In the age of Photoshop, it can be difficult to tell if computers have been used to trick the viewer, or if the image was simply the work of a clever photographer. Today’s photo is just such an image. Photographer Laura […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Long Exposure of a Rocket Launch

Interesting Photo of the Day: Long Exposure of a Rocket Launch

There are no special effects at work in this magical-looking image taken by Mike Killian. The photograph documents the rocket launch of two Van Allen Probes, which are currently orbiting our planet to gather information about the sun’s effect on the Earth and its atmosphere from Earth’s radiation belts: The curve of the rocket’s trail […]

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How to Photograph a Waterfall Using a Polarizer

How to Photograph a Waterfall Using a Polarizer

Waterfalls have been a compelling subject for photographers since the the birth of the art form; they represent Mother Nature at her most powerful and beautiful. How, then, do we keep making interesting photos of something so often captured? In this video, Bryan Peterson demonstrates how, by combining the glory of nature with a bit of […]

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Bird Steals Camera and Captures Amazing Aerial Footage of Penguin Colony

Bird Steals Camera and Captures Amazing Aerial Footage of Penguin Colony

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a penguin? The creators of the BBC series “Penguins – Spy in the Huddle” have attempted to capture the experience, using 50 spy cameras to get up close and personal with penguins all over the world. What they didn’t expect, however, was for nature to take the filming […]

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Using Shiny Surfaces & On-Camera Flash for Dramatic Portraits

Using Shiny Surfaces & On-Camera Flash for Dramatic Portraits

In this instructional video, renowned portrait photographer Damien Lovegrove shows us how to achieve a striking effect using a reflective background with an on-camera flash. This technique works great for portraiture, fashion and beauty photography: Lovegrove has chosen a background of stainless steel with swirling patterns on it. Shooting with a Nikon D300, a 14-24mm f/2.8 […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Twilight in Paris

Interesting Photo of the Day: Twilight in Paris

Paris is frequently lauded for being stunningly beautiful and romantic, possessing an almost magical quality. This photograph is certainly in keeping with that image, but is this an accurate depiction of what Paris is really like? A look at the Google Street View of a corner in the Montmartre neighborhood shows that this location is […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: The Orchid Mantis

Interesting Photo of the Day: The Orchid Mantis

Today’s interesting photo shows us a beautiful insect predator from the rainforests of Southeast Asia: the orchid mantis. With petal-shaped limbs and coloration mimicking that of a pretty flower, the mantis finds a suitable bloom in which to camouflage itself, then lies in wait for its prey: In this video, you can see an example of […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Volcanic Lightning in Iceland

Interesting Photo of the Day: Volcanic Lightning in Iceland

Does the photograph below show the wrath of a Nordic god or a natural phenomenon? Maybe both. From the files of weird, wild, and magnificent Iceland comes this photograph by Skarphedinn Thrainsson: The image was taken in April 2010, during the most recent eruption of Eyjafjallajokull, an Icelandic volcano covered by an ice cap. Volcanic […]

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Understanding Crop Factor: Are You Being Scammed By Camera Manufacturers?

Understanding Crop Factor: Are You Being Scammed By Camera Manufacturers?

Perhaps you have heard the term “crop factor” before, but you’re not sure what it really means. If that’s the case, you’re probably also unaware of what an important part it plays in making the most of your digital camera. The camera settings we still use–ISO, aperture, and f-stop–were designed for film and do not take into […]

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