Category: Photography

Game Over at Sports Illustrated

Legend has it that Heinz Kluetmeier donned scuba gear and dove into the Olympic pool at a long-ago games and set up cameras on the bottom, wiring them so he could fire them remotely. His assistant asked him if they had permission to do this. “We’re not going to ask permission,” came the reply. No …

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Beyond Michael Pollan: A Fresh Perspective on the World of Psychedelics

Clinical neuropsychologist Andy Mitchell is well-respected for his work in the fields of neurology and psychiatry. In this episode, he sits down with me to share the groundbreaking, real-world experiences with psychedelics detailed in his new book, ‘Ten Trips: The New Reality of Psychedelics‘, and shine a light on how they can be used to …

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Environmental Awareness, Local Wildlife, and a Hiding Raccoon!

Environmental Awareness, Local Wildlife, and a Hiding Raccoon! | Light Stalking window._wpemojiSettings = {“baseUrl”:”https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72×72/”,”ext”:”.png”,”svgUrl”:”https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/svg/”,”svgExt”:”.svg”,”source”:{“concatemoji”:”//www.lightstalking.com/wp-includes/js/wp-emoji-release.min.js?ver=00ee2dc9c4a47c0421c3a1063c12ecee”}}; /*! This file is auto-generated */ !function(i,n){var o,s,e;function c(e){try{var t={supportTests:e,timestamp:(new Date).valueOf()};sessionStorage.setItem(o,JSON.stringify(t))}catch(e){}}function p(e,t,n){e.clearRect(0,0,e.canvas.width,e.canvas.height),e.fillText(t,0,0);var t=new Uint32Array(e.getImageData(0,0,e.canvas.width,e.canvas.height).data),r=(e.clearRect(0,0,e.canvas.width,e.canvas.height),e.fillText(n,0,0),new Uint32Array(e.getImageData(0,0,e.canvas.width,e.canvas.height).data));return t.every(function(e,t){return e===r[t]})}function u(e,t,n){switch(t){case”flag”:return n(e,”ud83cudff3ufe0fu200du26a7ufe0f”,”ud83cudff3ufe0fu200bu26a7ufe0f”)?!1:!n(e,”ud83cuddfaud83cuddf3″,”ud83cuddfau200bud83cuddf3″)&&!n(e,”ud83cudff4udb40udc67udb40udc62udb40udc65udb40udc6eudb40udc67udb40udc7f”,”ud83cudff4u200budb40udc67u200budb40udc62u200budb40udc65u200budb40udc6eu200budb40udc67u200budb40udc7f”);case”emoji”:return!n(e,”ud83eudef1ud83cudffbu200dud83eudef2ud83cudfff”,”ud83eudef1ud83cudffbu200bud83eudef2ud83cudfff”)}return!1}function f(e,t,n){var r=”undefined”!=typeof WorkerGlobalScope&&self instanceof WorkerGlobalScope?new OffscreenCanvas(300,150):i.createElement(“canvas”),a=r.getContext(“2d”,{willReadFrequently:!0}),o=(a.textBaseline=”top”,a.font=”600 32px Arial”,{});return e.forEach(function(e){o[e]=t(a,e,n)}),o}function t(e){var t=i.createElement(“script”);t.src=e,t.defer=!0,i.head.appendChild(t)}”undefined”!=typeof Promise&&(o=”wpEmojiSettingsSupports”,s=[“flag”,”emoji”],n.supports={everything:!0,everythingExceptFlag:!0},e=new Promise(function(e){i.addEventListener(“DOMContentLoaded”,e,{once:!0})}),new Promise(function(t){var n=function(){try{var e=JSON.parse(sessionStorage.getItem(o));if(“object”==typeof e&&”number”==typeof e.timestamp&&(new Date).valueOf()<e.timestamp+604800&&”object”==typeof e.supportTests)return e.supportTests}catch(e){}return null}();if(!n){if(“undefined”!=typeof …

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Answering the Age-Old Question: What Camera Should I Buy?

As a photojournalism professor, one of the questions I get asked most by beginning photographers is, “What camera should I buy?” As if there’s a single, definitive answer to that. The answer I always give is: What do you want to do? There’s a camera out there for everyone, and here’s a guide for what …

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How to Create a Vignette in Photoshop (A Quick Guide)

This article was updated in March 2024 with contributions from Megan Kennedy and Jaymes Dempsey. Vignettes are a great way to add a bit of extra oomph to your images. They help keep the viewer focused on the main subject – while de-emphasizing the edges of the frame. Many photographers, myself included, regularly apply vignettes …

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The Difference Between Kerning, Leading, and Tracking in Typography

Have you ever come across the terms kerning, leading, and tracking in typography? Find out exactly what they are in this detailed guide. Letter and line spacing are fundamental tools for anyone working with text in a design. In this overview, you’ll learn about the key spacing processes of kerning, leading, and tracking. These elements work in tandem to …

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Scientists Photograph Never-Before-Seen ‘Living Magic Carpet’ Worm in Ocean

The first photograph of a live male specimen of the new species of deep-sea worm, named Pectinereis strickrotti. Scientists have photographed a never-before-seen deep-sea worm species that moves just like a “living magic carpet.” Scientists discovered the new species of the deep-sea worm living near an underwater methane seep some 30 miles (50km) off the …

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Are you the next 500px Photographer of the Year?

Get ready to shine a spotlight on your best photos of 2023! The 500px Global Photography Awards are back for their third edition, offering you an opportunity to showcase your talent and become the next 500px Photographer of the Year. It’s the perfect competition to wrap up the year, and guess what? It’s entirely free …

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Introducing Mary Grace Varela:  360º Contributor of the Month – September – 360Cities Blog

Mary Grace Varela is a newcomer with a passion for 360º, a fresh face in the 360Cities community who has wasted no time in making her mark. Although we don’t yet know where she is from, her contributions during the month of September have been shot in the Philippines. Mary Grace officially joined our community …

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Bird AF, Auto Capture, Pixel Shift

Nikon just announced a major firmware update for the Nikon Z8, bringing it some highly-anticipated features from the Z9 and Zf cameras. The headlining features are a dedicated bird-detection autofocus option, the addition of Auto Capture (borrowed from the Z9) and a Pixel Shift shooting mode that allows capture up to 180 megapixels (borrowed from …

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Photographer Helga Paris, Who Captured Life in East Berlin, Dies at 85

Helga Paris’s work is from a different era. She photographed East Berlin after WWII when German papers preferred to show photos of a happier reality instead of what was really there. Helga opposed this trend and deliberately worked to capture what life was really like in Berlin at the time. Now, Helga leaves us at …

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