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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Minecraft in Real Life – ANICUBE from Aditya Aryanto

Minecraft in Real Life – ANICUBE from Aditya Aryanto

I’m Aditya Aryanto from Indonesia. I tried visualizing some animals in different form, which called Anicube or Animal Cube. I am interested in the cubical shape and trying to change some animal form into cubes. First, I was afraid if it would be nicer than the original shape. I was really curious about the results, so I tried to find some funny animal pictures to be changed into Anicube. I found animal pictures from Unsplash…

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You Like Drone Photos? Check Out These Stunning Shots

You Like Drone Photos? Check Out These Stunning Shots

Aerial photography provides a breathtaking perspective on a familiar world, lifting viewers above the trees and buildings so they might reimagine the landscape. The art form dates to 1858, when Gaspard-Félix Tournachon photographed the rooftops and boulevards of Paris from a hot air balloon 1,600 feet above the city. Photographers have in the years since attached cameras to almost anything that flies, from pigeons and kites to airplanes and rockets. Still, aerial photography remained the purview of professionals, a…

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Incredible World of Insects Captured with Microscope Lens by Levon Biss

Incredible World of Insects Captured with Microscope Lens by Levon Biss

Levon Biss‘s exhibit Microscuplture is one of the most entrancing macro photography projects. A “unique visual experience,” the series and exhibition is made up of unimaginably detailed macro photographs of insects captured using a microscope lens. By trade, Biss is a portrait photographer who specializes in capturing world-class athletes, music and movies superstars, including Quentin Tarantino and Samuel L. Jackson (we will publish Levon Biss portraits, editorial and commerce portfolio in another post on Alafoto). His…

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Takashi Komatsubara. Elegance of Nature in Japan

Takashi Komatsubara. Elegance of Nature in Japan

Tokyo-based photographer Takashi Komatsubara unlocks the beauty of Japan’s natural environment with his enchanting photographs. His artistic images seem almost like watercolor paintings, awash with color. Through his lens, Komatsubara transmits the calm elegance of nature in Japan. Taking up photography in 2009, Komatsubara slowly moved from just aiming to document his world to transforming his photography into art. “When I take pictures, I try for photos with emotions,” the photographer says. “I want to…

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Rainy Cityscapes of Eduard Gordeev – Stunning Impressionist Paintings

Rainy Cityscapes of Eduard Gordeev – Stunning Impressionist Paintings

Based in St. Petersburg, Russia, talented photographer Eduard Gordeev takes impressive rainy cityscapes. His captures look as if they were acrylic paintings. The reflections of city lights and all melting colors turn them into extraordinary pieces of art. Flowing rain drops blur the colors and diffuse light, resulting in photos that have a strong resemblance to Impressionist oil paintings. Though the series mostly features Russia’s St. Petersburg and its widely recognized landmarks, some captivating shots…

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These Landscape Photography tips will make you a Better Photographer

These Landscape Photography tips will make you a Better Photographer

Landscape Photography Dos and Don’ts A quick look at some of the things you should do and perhaps not do, when capturing landscape images. WARNING! These tips could make you a better photographer! If you’re just getting into landscape photography, it can be a bit of a different experience from other genres. This great video will help you get oriented and off doing it the right way. This video from Craig Roberts is a great guide…

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