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Interesting Photo of the Day: Barefoot in the City

Interesting Photo of the Day: Barefoot in the City

Photography is about atmosphere. Creating an emotional response is as important as creating a coherent image: shapes of legs, a street, cars, a dangling pair of high heels. Here, we see those things, but it’s their abstraction by silhouette and bokeh that emit a feeling of danger, seduction and mystery: Photographer Piotr Powietrzynski has made a name for himself […]

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How to Create Snow in Photoshop

How to Create Snow in Photoshop

It’s wintertime, and everyone’s dreaming of a white Christmas—but not everyone gets it. Thankfully, even if there’s no snow on the ground, there are still ways to replicate snow in your photographs. Here’s how: In this detailed video, Chelsea Northrup shows two ways of creating snowflakes using Adobe Photoshop. One is even and measured, better for background flakes, while […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Festive London Lights

Interesting Photo of the Day: Festive London Lights

London is a spectacular city to photograph at night—the historic buildings are lit up, the double-decker buses zoom past, and, last Christmas, there were strings of fairy lights hung across everything. In this image, you simply see it all: Tomasz Kozak, a Polish-born cityscape and wedding photographer living in Manchester, captured this great nighttime shot with a three-second […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Stray Cat in Strasbourg

Interesting Photo of the Day: Stray Cat in Strasbourg

It’s so hyper-realistic, it looks ripped from a comic book: a stray cat treads the cobblestone road of Strasbourg, France, sieged by a bright moon, dark clouds and picturesque olden European homes. If the image looks too good to be true, that’s because it is; it’s a composite image, the trademark style of Moldovan photographic artist Igor […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Volcanic Mt. Bromo at Early Dawn

Interesting Photo of the Day: Volcanic Mt. Bromo at Early Dawn

This is what they mean when they say “the crack of dawn”—when dawn’s early sunlight literally creates a crack in the sky, while the rest of the night sky is still pure darkness. This is the moment that Weerapong Chaipuck captured while waiting for the sunrise near Mt. Bromo, an active volcano in East Java, Indonesia: Chaipuck is […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Beach of Right Angles

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Beach of Right Angles

What’s cooler than bending reality from a panorama into a 90-degree angle? Bending a panorama into two 90-degree angles. This experimental shot, like something out of Inception, does just that: The image comes from Indonesian graphic designer Jati Putra Pratama, whose flair for surrealism has granted him some notoriety on Instagram. His pictures often play with washed-out colors that look ripped from 1960s magazines, but […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Selfie String From 1935

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Selfie String From 1935

You may have seen the selfie stick—but have you seen the selfie string? It seems this is how inventive photographers were shooting selfies back in 1935, apparently: Pictured here with a fabulous sable collie is John Jard’s grandfather. According to Jard, his grandfather achieved this shot in Ontario, Canada, pretty easily. He tied a piece of string to the camera’s […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Moonset Over Big Bend

Interesting Photo of the Day: Moonset Over Big Bend

When Andrew Takano drove all the way from Austin to Big Bend National Park, he was expecting to spend five full days there, taking photos around the remote and little-visited desert. Instead, he arrived the first morning at 6 a.m., and his car began to break down. He spent most of the day fixing it and […]

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5 Tips for Taking Travel Photos in Dangerous Countries

5 Tips for Taking Travel Photos in Dangerous Countries

On a recent trip I stumbled upon a slum along the riverbank of Iquitos, an isolated Peruvian city in the Amazon jungle, and walked down rickety wooden boardwalk with my old Canon T2i in hand—snapping shots of the decrepit homes, crumbling wooden stilts, tattered clothes drying in the humid air—until a local security guard walked […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Speedy Snail

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Speedy Snail

Snails are so slow they’ve become a metaphor for lack of speed. “At a snail’s pace”, “snail mail”—none of these are complimentary. That’s what makes Manuel Cafini‘s shot of a snail zooming along in an isolated black abyss so profoundly perplexing: It’s a bit of a mystery how the enigmatic Cafini shot this one. It’s […]

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