UCLA’s campus is on lockdown, with two people dead in what looks like a murder-suicide according to CBS. The shooting reportedly occurred in the Engineering IV building, and people are being told to shelter in place. The biggest problem? Many of the doors in that building don’t have locks. So the engineering students…
Next week is the 134th anniversary of Tombstone, Arizona’s famed moment in Wild West history, the shootout at the O.K. Corral involving Wyatt Earp and other legends of the era. The annual celebration got off to a rocky start, however, when an actor fired a loaded gun during a show.
The White House and the Capitol were locked down yesterday as a car chase ended with the dead of the pursued driver—Miram Carey, from Stamford, Connecticut—shot down by Secret Service agents. Her 1-year-old daughter was in the car. Here's the complete timeline. [Updated Friday, Oct 4 8:33am]
Taking photos of other people's art is generally not good photographic practice. But what about when art melds with the human form? For this week's Shooting Challenge, you're going to photograph a tattoo.
This is what it looks like when a gun is pointing at you. It's a terrifying view that I hope nobody ever has to see. With photographs captured by Peter Andrew, Simon Duffy and Derek Blais, the ongoing photo series Point Blank shows what different types of guns—Glocks, Desert Eagles, Uzis, etc.—look like up close. It's…
Last week, you showed off your monochrome skills in classic silver. This week, you'll take a photo in a different way: Find a scene that's predominantly one color, and capture that color to its fullest.
Your city has a beautiful skyline, and with a couple of cameras you can capture a truly unique perspective of the office towers and skyscrapers that give it its distinctive silhouette. But why stop there? For this week's Shooting Challenge we want you to capture an image—anything you can think of—as reflected in your…
Yes, most food photography is boring. But most food photography doesn't involve meat, flames, and char. So for this week's Shooting Challenge, I want you to photograph food in flaming action. Photograph food on the grill.
Slingshot master Joerg Sprave has shown off not only the most powerful, but also the most gleefully insane slingshots during his time as reigning rubber band madman. But even a slingshot devotee as loyal as Sprave had to ask himself whether or not the weapons can hold their own against handguns. The short answer?…
Last week, we looked at bugs. This week, I'm sending you back into the bush to catch more of nature's nuance on the macro level. For this week's Shooting Challenge, photograph the wonder of plants.
Up close, bugs are terrifying. Heck, from far, bugs are terrifying. But with the safe distance through the lens of a camera? They're amazing.
This is it. My favorite annual Shooting Challenge of the year. You go out into the grass and muck and photograph bugs.
My mother always told me, if you're going to pick a fight, do it in water.
Summer's in full swing. So it's time to make excuses. Excuses to use your camera, to be immature, and to hit somebody consentingly in the face with a water balloon.
Get enough fireworks on the 4th? Neither did we. Here are 75 fantastic photos of fireworks to appease your inner pyromaniac.
Say what you will about Americans, but we are really, really good at blowing things up. And for this week's Shooting Challenge—and the 4th of July!—we're going to celebrate that in our traditional fashion.
It's summer, which means we can all stop complaining how cold it is and start complaining how hot it is. It also means beaches, swimsuits, and s'mores.
Kool-aid. Sunscreen. Swass. It's summer, that time we dream about all year, only to bitch about when it's finally here. And for this week's Shooting Challenge, capture the feeling of summer, in a single frame.
Rust is the worst enemy of any classic car owner, but it's also evidence of nature in the industrial age—an urban rot with occasionally beautiful side effects.
Rust. It's the product of metal oxidation, which we interpret as everything from a ruined car to a highly sought antique patina. And for this week's Shooting Challenge, you'll capture the beauty (or horror) of rust.