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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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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Tiny Tidal Wave

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Tiny Tidal Wave

Some photographers risk their lives for a shot. Jack Cohen risked his camera. Holding it out sans waterproof housing toward an approaching wave (dangerous move, Jack!), the American photographer managed to walk away with a miraculously dry camera and this fun play on perspective: Cohen came out lucky this time by sparing his Nikon D300s, with speedy hands […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Falling Earth

Interesting Photo of the Day: Falling Earth

“We must take care of the world we live on.” That’s what Markus Reugels, a German micro-image and liquids photographer, said of this remarkable shot, in which he captured the whole world in a single drop of water: The shot may look simple, but it’s the product of an intensely complex photo shoot. Reugels spends hours on […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Italian Dolomites Through the Fog

Interesting Photo of the Day: Italian Dolomites Through the Fog

German landscape photographer Andreas Wonisch hiked up to the Italian Dolomites with six other photographers. But they’d grossly underestimated the trek: the nearest accommodation was a kilometer away and up a steep trail. In order to catch a sunrise shot, the group needed to hike up for longer than an hour through pitch-black midnight with all their gear. Of […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Mysterious Hallway of Poplar Trees

Interesting Photo of the Day: Mysterious Hallway of Poplar Trees

It’s rare to see the forest through the trees; it’s rarer still to see the end of said forest something like a mile away. But that’s what Las Vegas-based photographer David Thompson saw near Boardman, Oregon, when he snapped this gorgeously colored shot of a thick grove of poplar trees: Thompson was shooting with a Nikon D800E. This is a great example of texture, […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Dazzling Iranian Mosque

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Dazzling Iranian Mosque

At mid-morning, the Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, a.k.a. the Pink Mosque, in Shiraz, Iran, fills with sunlight. The stained-glass windows pour a symmetrical stream of psychedelic colors onto the intricate carpeting, making this 126-year-old mosque perhaps more colorful than any other in the world: This photo was created by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji, a northern Iranian photographer […]

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The History of Photography in 5 Minutes

The History of Photography in 5 Minutes

It seems like every few weeks, a new YouTube video or infographic comes out explaining the history of photography. But this latest one is pretty good—it’s a quick five-minute explainer that doesn’t skim over any key landmarks, dating back from the B.C. era, and offers interesting little-known factoids along the way. Check it out: The […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: 77 Stacked Photos of Stars and Cars

Interesting Photo of the Day: 77 Stacked Photos of Stars and Cars

We often try to control everything in our images, but it doesn’t always work out. That doesn’t mean the shot always fails, though—sometimes those surprises can lead to nicer, more unique images. Check out this one, comprised of 77 30-second exposures stacked on top of each other: Andrew P. Foote snapped this composite shot along a busy road. He removed […]

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