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Interesting Photo of the Day: Floating Rocks

Interesting Photo of the Day: Floating Rocks

Further proof that you don’t need a professional camera to take awesome shots: check out this baffling sunrise shot of Fallen Leaf Lake in South Lake Tahoe, California. The resolution isn’t strong, but the concept is, and it’ll take you at least a couple seconds to figure out how it was done: This photo was created by […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Heaven in the Nevada Sky

Interesting Photo of the Day: Heaven in the Nevada Sky

On his drive to work the other day, Phil Mosby saw something that forced him to stop and pull over. Mosby is primarily a night-sky photographer, but the look of the Nevada sun breaking through the clouds near Reno was too much for him to pass up: We don’t know with what gear he grabbed this particular shot, but he normally uses […]

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When to Use Graduated ND Filters

When to Use Graduated ND Filters

One of the trickiest aspects of natural light photography is balancing highlights and shadows. Waiting for the clouds to cooperate is difficult, and post-processing is a gamble, not to mention time consuming. The trick is to understand how manipulating light in-camera—particularly with filters—can make your life a whole lot easier, as this video shows:  The video focuses on […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Sci-Fi Landscape

Interesting Photo of the Day: Sci-Fi Landscape

Can you tell what planet this is? Photographer Stéphane Vetter hopes you guessed Venus or Jupiter, but he, in fact, grabbed this eerie shot on Earth. The photos was taken from Iceland’s geothermal Hverir, a northeastern area rich with boiling mudpools and fumaroles (a.k.a. fumes rising from cracks in the Earth’s crust): It must have been a crisp […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Falling Down San Francisco

Interesting Photo of the Day: Falling Down San Francisco

British businessman Andy Honess was on vacation with his family in San Francisco. They decided to have some fun; after what was likely dozens upon dozens of attempts, he snagged this shot: The image went viral, racking up nearly 5,000 retweets and multiple re-posts on Reddit—even two years later. Just goes to show that you don’t need a great […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Chicago Painted Gold

Interesting Photo of the Day: Chicago Painted Gold

It only happens a few times a year. Chicagohenge, where the sun’s rising and setting lines up perfectly with the city’s east-west streets: Captured by a Chicago photographer with his Nikon D3 and a 70-200mm lens. The beautiful image was snapped with a 1/100 of a second shutter speed, at ISO 200, and f/4, giving […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Real-Life Garden of Eden

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Real-Life Garden of Eden

On a quiet patch of Californian coast sits El Capitán State Beach, home to soft yellow sand, unpredictable tidepools, and dense sycamore and oak forests. It’s heralded as a paragon of surfing, camping, and fishing. But it’s less appreciated for how photogenic it is—and how much it can spring to mind a real-world Garden of […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Shall We Dance (With a Bear)?

Interesting Photo of the Day: Shall We Dance (With a Bear)?

The following image is —incredibly—not computerized in any way. That is to say, the bear, at least, is as real as the girl. The whole thing is a remarkably deft photo shoot showing the delicate and beautiful potential harmony between humanity and nature: This fairytale image is one of a whole portfolio created by Russian […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Hot Air Balloon Over the Mountains

Interesting Photo of the Day: Hot Air Balloon Over the Mountains

Michal Karcz is a big Steve Roach fan. The Polish photographic fine artist loves the American ambient soundscape musician so much that this photo, a delicate scene combining a floating hot-air balloon in some Mount Everest landscape, ought to feel quite loud and robust—but it doesn’t. Like most of Karcz’s shots and all of Roach’s music, it feels […]

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How to Use Artificial Lighting for Sunset Photography

How to Use Artificial Lighting for Sunset Photography

Sometimes you want to shoot a sunset. Other times you want to use the sunset light on your subjects. It’s hard to get both—you need an artificial rig facing the sunset, and you need to balance your levels so the artificial light doesn’t drown out the beautiful sunset colors behind. That’s where the RFi Speedlight Speedring can […]

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