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13 Tips for Photographing Tiny Spring Flowers

Spring is around the corner and the little flowers start to pop up everywhere. This article focuses on how to photograph these little flowers with a macro lens.

Sony Unveils the FE 35mm f/1.4 G-Master Lens

Sony has announced the 59th addition to the E-Mount lens lineup, the 35mm f/1.4 GM. Built "in the same spirit" as the 24mm f/1.4 GM, Sony claims this lens is capable of being a do-it-all lens, from portraiture to landscapes.

New Solar Orbiter Sends Back Closest Pictures Ever Taken of the Sun

NASA and the ESA's new Solar Orbiter is off to an auspicious start. The spacecraft's very first images of the Sun—captured from within 48 million miles of our closest star—weren't just taken from closer than ever before... they've already revealed a new solar phenomenon.

Photographer Uses DIY Reflecting Pool to Capture Beautiful Flower Photos

Landscape photographer Lewis Carlyle was recently trying to figure out a photo project to do at home, when he came up with a totally unique, never-before-tried idea: close-up photos of flowers. Okay, fine, it's not exactly revolutionary, but he did manage to put an interesting twist on the concept and create some beautiful images in the process.

I Shot Ultra-Macro Video of the Wet Plate Collodion Process

Normally I use videos to document my work. This time the video is the main outcome of my work -- I shot an ultra-macro video that shows how the crystals/salts change during the wet plate collodion process.

Photographer Gets Dog-Piled at World Cup and Keeps on Shooting

AFP photographer Yuri Cortez was shooting the World Cup semifinal yesterday when he got much closer to the action than he expected. After Croatia scored its go-ahead goal in extra time, the celebrating players knocked Cortez over and piled on top of him. In the midst of the chaos, Cortez kept shooting.

Photographer Has Close Encounters with Huge Manta Rays

Photographer William Drumm of Denver, Colorado, has been traveling to Socorro Island over the past two years in hopes of swimming and capturing images of the world's largest manta rays. This 2-minute video shows some of the beautiful encounters Drumm has had.

This Short Film Was Shot at 2520mm

"Sun Moon London" is a beautiful 3-minute short film by photographer and filmmaker Luke Miller, who captured scenes of the sun and moon illuminating the city of London through a 2520mm-equivalent lens.