I’ve never actually watched an episode of Sherlock, but I’ve heard enough good things about the BBC series to know that it’s one of those Good Television shows. You know, the ones that smart-ish people love telling other smart-ish people that they need to watch.
I’m loving this recent trend in video essays that go behind the scenes of how films are made: it’s been giving me a new appreciation for the movies that I watch, and it gives me a better understanding of just what makes a movie brilliant.
Here are 9 rules about basic photography composition from famed photographer Steve McCurry that will instantly make your pictures look better. You know some of them already—rule of thirds, etc.—but it's nice to see them illustrated with great pictures and be reminded of the most important rule of all: that you can—and…
Sometimes when shooting or conceptualizing a scene, it's hard to visualize composition without actually looking through a specific lens. This new iPhone app shows you just how hundreds of lenses will see your subject.
We've all heard that we're made of the same stuff as stars so it probably doesn't seem as mind blowing as it used to. But it really is amazing. Science! This infographic from Visually shades the periodic table to show which elements are presents in the ocean, a person, the atmosphere and more. It also acts as a good…
Most apps appear in the App Store with little fanfare. Information Architects' Writer arrived with a manifesto. In it, the group outlines the many decisions they made in their quest to design the perfect writing environment for the iPad.