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The Geometric Beauty of Abstract Architectural Photography

Architectural photography can offer viewers more than a mere facsimile of what's in front of the camera. Photographer Nikola Olic has shown this through a creative approach by focusing on structural abstracts, alongside quotes that detail the story of each building he photographs.

5 Top Places to Shoot in Kolkata, a 400-Year-Old Indian City

Since time immemorial, the majority of street photographers among us chase a singular objective when they walk out with their cameras: chaos. There are, of course, exceptions to this generalization. But the most happening places mostly always give us the maximum to work with.

Helsinki Has a Website of 65,000 Free Photos Anyone Can Use

The Finnish capital city of Helsinki is the country's central hub of politics, education, finance, and culture. If you'd like a window into the history of the city, check out Helsinkiphotos.fi -- it's an online database of over 65,000 free photos that anyone can view and use.

Lofoten, Norway: A Landscape Photographer’s Dream

Due to the pioneering adventures of a few, the Lofoten Islands have become a winter magnet for landscape photographers. Light has begotten this new pilgrimage. And February is the high season.

Why You Should Photograph Venice in the Wintertime

I last visited Venice a long time ago, and all I could remember were the crazy crowds. It's no wonder, because I visited in the summer. Last weekend, I decided to visit Venice in the winter with my girlfriend. People were saying "Why Venice? It’s not the season." But that’s exactly the point. I thought that visiting in Venice would be smart to avoid all the crowds, and I was right.

This Dazzling Drone Hyperlapse Shows the Expanse of Mexico City

Mexico City is the capital of Mexico, the most populous city found in North America, and one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. Aerial photographer and videographer Tarsicio Sañudo flew his drone above the area inhabited by over 21 million people and created this gorgeous 4-minute drone hyperlapse video titled "Hyperia: Mexico City the Hypercity."

This Eye-Popping Flyover of NYC Was Shot in 12K

Over the past several years, director Phil Holland has been specializing in high-res, large-format aerial cinematography. This gorgeous video titled "Above NYC" is a flyover of The Big Apple shot in 12K using a special rig comprising 3 RED Weapon Monstro 8K VV cameras.

I Shot Tilt-Shift Photos of San Francisco

My name is James D. Lee, and I'm a photographer based in Oakland. I recently got around to posting four years worth of selected photos shot in and around the San Francisco Bay area strictly on tilt-shift lenses. I completed this project while working full-time marketing/photography positions.

Laguna Beach Edits ‘Non-Commercial’ Photo Permit After Outcry

Earlier this month, we reported that the city of Laguna Beach, California, required photographers to pay $100+ for a photo permit even if they were shooting non-commercial photos on public land. After word of the policy spread and complaints began flooding in, Laguna Beach has now changed its policy, making it clear that personal photography is free to do on public property.

The Blue Moment: Shots of Hong Kong in the Last Moments of Dusk

"The Blue Moment" is the latest photo series by Hong Kong-based photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagreze. His goal was to capture his city during the beautiful and "fleeting time between day and night when a mystical blue veil envelops the city" -- a time commonly referred to by photographers as "blue hour."

The Wildlife Photographer Who Shoots in England’s Urban Jungle

Want to be a wildlife photographer but find it hard to get out of the city? Try shooting urban wildlife. Here's an inspiring 13-minute Nat Geo Live! talk in which photographer Bertie Gregory shares stories about his adventures in capturing wild animals on camera in England's urban jungles.

A Dazzling Flow Motion Time-Lapse Tour of Istanbul

Back in February, time-lapse photographer Rob Whitworth captured the world's imagination with his insane "Dubai Flow Motion" project, which took the concept of the hyperlapse to a whole new level.

Now he's back again with the video above, titled "Istanbul: Flow Through the City of Tales." Whitworth used his same ambitious hyperlapse techniques to create a dazzling tour of Istanbul, Turkey.