Shooting Challenge: Crazy Things You See In Clouds

You know when you see something in a cloud, and you wonder, am I just crazy, or does that cloud really look like a dragon being ridden by a pig eating a cotton candy hot dog? Well it's your lucky day. For this week's Shooting Challenge, take a photo of something crazy you see in a cloud. And we'll all let you know if… » 8/21/14 4:28pm Yesterday 4:28pm

These Swirly Light Paintings Look Like a Flash-Forward to the Rapture

Despite predictions to the contrary, we have yet to experience any kind of global rapture here on earth. Should believers ever get beamed up to the heavens, I kind of imagine it would be in the kind of illuminated vortices created and snapped by British photographer Martin Kimbell. » 8/21/14 12:44pm Yesterday 12:44pm

These Aerial Beach Photos Were Shot While Dangling from a Helicopter

Antoine Rose shoots photographs from the air. He shoots them hanging off the edge of a helicopter thousands of feet above ground—in wind, in subzero temperatures, in the dark. But sometimes the conditions are just right for a day at the beach, and Rose captures these surreal, candy-colored images of the sand and… » 8/21/14 12:12pm Yesterday 12:12pm

These Trippy Cross-Section Portraits Were Made Without Photoshop

Berlin-based artist Michael Lamoller uses analogue editing techniques to create super trippy timelapse portraits of people in a series called "Tatochronos." The portraits are collaged upon one another from several printed images, cut up, and then layered. The look results in a cutaway-style collage of a person. » 8/19/14 2:35pm Tuesday 2:35pm

Google's Awesome 360-Panorama Photo Sphere App Comes to iOS

Since making its debut on Android a little over a year ago, Photo Sphere has been one of those "Hey, look what my phone can do!" things that Android users have lorded over their non-Android friends. Today, though, Google is opening the doors to iPhone users with the Photo Sphere Camera app of iOS. This is good news… » 8/19/14 12:00pm Tuesday 12:00pm

What All the Metal From a Single Mine Would Look Like As a Giant Orb

Of all the ways humans have altered the Earth, mining must be one of the most awesome—just for the sheer ratio of Earth excavated to metals and gems recovered. Still, it's hard to visualize just how much a single mine has netted in numbers, which is why For What It's Worth is so interesting. » 8/18/14 9:00am Monday 9:00am

The Absurd Joy Of Waterslides Is Captured In These Perfectly Timed Shots

Picture it: You're barreling through a person-sized tube with your swimsuit on and a ton of water whooshing along, until all of a sudden… WHEEE! You're spit out like a rag doll before plunging into a chlorinated pool. Krista Long has spent many a warm afternoon capturing that action in a series she's called "I Love… » 8/17/14 1:00pm Sunday 1:00pm

Use Flickr To Preview the Picture Quality of Your Next Phone or Camera

Whether you're in the market for a new DSLR or a new smartphone, image quality is probably pretty high on your list of considerations. From Instagrammed selfies to sweeping landscape shots, you want to find a camera lens that's capable of producing pictures you can be proud of, and Flickr can help you. » 8/11/14 10:30am 8/11/14 10:30am

This Japanese Artist Creates a New Diorama Every Day

In this wild world, there is love, and there is crazy love. And then there's just crazy. Tanaka Tatsuya is full of all three. This wildly passionate Japanese artist creates adorable dioramas with miniature figurines and every day objects. The crazy part is that Tatsuya builds and photographs one of these intricate… » 8/08/14 6:00pm 8/08/14 6:00pm

This Algorithm Can Change the Season and Weather In Your Photos

One time I drove five hours out of my way on a road trip to Monument Valley, only to be devastated when I arrived. Instead of the bright red buttes I'd envisioned against a clear blue sky, a gray haze had settled into the valley, rendering the landscape flat and lifeless. My photographs could have been saved by a new… » 8/08/14 12:25pm 8/08/14 12:25pm

This Fake Lens Is Actually a Vacuum That Sucks Dust Out of Your DSLR

If there's one downside to a digital SLR that every photographer has to deal with—at least every photographer who doesn't just stick with their kit lens—it's dust getting inside the camera and on the sensor. Attempting to clean the inside of a DSLR often feels like performing delicate surgery, but this faux lens… » 8/07/14 12:21pm 8/07/14 12:21pm