Professional Tips for Magical Winter Landscape Photos

Professional Tips for Magical Winter Landscape Photos

Try these effective tips from six pro landscape photographers as they share how they capture enchanting images of frozen winter wonderlands. In 1929, Edward Weston wrote about one of his first attempts at photographing winter in Chicago. He had soaked himself in a nearby stream to get the perfect view, and he then hurried home with his pants still “frozen stiff as a board.” Weston was cold and uncomfortable, but he didn’t care; the only…

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Frank Herfort’s Cinematic Stories and Russian Tales

Frank Herfort’s Cinematic Stories and Russian Tales

Cinematic, dream-like shots. German photographer Frank Herfort has spent over a decade photographing the insides of various public spaces throughout Russia and Eastern Europe—spaces that, incidentally, are lacking a public. An architectural photographer by trade, Herfort’s personal work pays homage to the old-fashioned, Stalinist decor that still consumes many Russian interiors. Yet Herfort’s work brings a modern twist, seemingly imported from the outside, that eradicates markers of time or context and persuades the viewer to…

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2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest Winners

2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest Winners

2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest Winners See all winners galleries here. The grand prize winning photo. MERMAID: “I was fortunate to have encountered a humpback whale with her calf on my first day snorkeling near Japan’s Kumejima Island. Most of the time, the calf stayed close to her mom. At one point,the calf began jumping and tapping its tail on the water near us—it was very friendly and curious. Finally, the…

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The 2018 Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards

The 2018 Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards

In his 1999 book Stardust, British author Neil Gaiman wonders if “we’re human because we look at the stars, or do we look at the stars because we’re human?”. The night sky has always fascinated us and drawn our gaze upwards – so it’s no surprise that it’s the subject of a photography competition organised by the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England. The Insight Investment’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition has just recently announced the…

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Fascinating Landscapes & Scenery of Alban Henderyckx

Fascinating Landscapes & Scenery of Alban Henderyckx

The fascinating landscapes of French photographer and traveler Alban Henderyckx, who captures scenes from around the world in sublime images, from the Arctic to the Indian Ocean through Europe. Alban grew up on the shores of southwest France, and could easily have spent a lifetime enjoying the waves were it not for his passion for photography. After leaving the French coast behind he began to focus on landscapes, and now feels a deep connection and sense of…

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NASA Has Released 2,540 Stunning New Photos of Mars

NASA Has Released 2,540 Stunning New Photos of Mars

If it’s quiet solitude and beauty you seek, there is no better place than the surface of Mars. Mars has earned its moniker as the red planet, but the HiRISE camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) can transform the subtle differences of soils into a rainbow of colours. For 10 years, HiRISE has recorded gorgeous – and scientifically valuable – images of Mars. Its photos are so detailed that scientists can examine the planet’s…

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‘MySpace Tom’ Sold His Company, now just Travels and Photographs

‘MySpace Tom’ Sold His Company, now just Travels and Photographs

Ever wondered what the guy who co-founded MySpace is doing since he sold it for a whopping $580 million back in 2005? He does what anybody would do if they had so much money to burn. He travels. A lot. And as you can see from his stunning photographs, he certainly seems to be enjoying his retirement. He co-founded MySpace before selling the company in 2005 for a whopping $580 million Now he travels the…

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7 Tips for Taking Flawless Drone Photos

7 Tips for Taking Flawless Drone Photos

Finding new and unique perspectives is a great way to create interesting and engaging photographs. Sometimes it’s a different emotional or cultural perspective. In the case of drone photography, however, it’s quite literally a new angle on the world around us. Everyday scenes and locations become fresh and fascinating as we see them as we’ve never seen them before—and, in many cases, as they were never intended to be seen. I started getting into drone…

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Absolutely Astounding New Photos of Jupiter from NASA

Absolutely Astounding New Photos of Jupiter from NASA

Absolutely Astounding New Photos of Jupiter from NASA The stunning, enhanced-color image above, featured in a news release by NASA, is based on a photo of Jupiter’s south pole captured by the Juno spacecraft on December 11th, 2016. Juno’s citizen science camera has been snapping glorious images of the gas giant ever since it arrived in orbit around Jupiter last July. The images are then released to the public, which has been turning them into…

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