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Filming the Northern Lights… in Real Time… with a Drone

Capturing the Northern Lights in real time only recently became doable, with beautiful videos like this one popping up to show the potential of cameras that can handle high-ISO with low noise. But the folks at OZZO Photography took this idea to new heights... literally. They strapped a Sony a7S II to a drone and shot the northern lights from the air.

A Tribute to the Candid Moments Between Shots

A compilation of 3 years of "awkward" GoPro clips with narration. That's all this video is, but it somehow still strikes a chord. It's a tribute to all of those candid moments between shots, the time spent setting up gear, getting ready, feeling inadequate or silly or determined... recorded.

A Rebuttal, or: How to Succeed at Your 365 Project

The hardest part of a 365 project is the first week. Actually, maybe it’s the first two-three weeks. It’s the period between introducing something new into your life and then making that thing a habit.

7 Lessons Learnt from Photography by Photographer Jimmy Nelson

Photographer Jimmy Nelson has spent over 3 decades traveling around the world and taking photos of people and places. He's best known for his portraits of the disappearing tribes of the world. In the 6.5-minute video above (note: there's a bit of nudity), Nelson shares 7 lessons he has learned from his years of photography.

The Art of Doing Nothing

It always staggers me that each time I’m in the shower, or camping in my tent, or having a coffee in a rural town in the middle of nowhere in France, I keep getting fantastic ideas for future projects, blog posts, photographs, travels, discoveries, and world domination.

How I Accidentally Captured the SpaceX Falcon 9 Landing

At 1:21am on May 6, 2016, SpaceX continued its run of aerospace brilliance with a night launch of its Falcon 9 rocket, carrying its Japanese communication satellite payload to geostationary orbit.

US Marine Photographer Recreates Battle Scenes with Stormtrooper Toys

Matthew Callahan is a US Marine and combat correspondent. Typically, he tells military stories through powerful photo essays; but when he isn't photographing marines, he turns his camera on his stormtrooper toys, creating striking battle scenes for the fine art project Galactic Warfighters.

Composition Tips: How to Capture that ‘National Geographic Style’

Renowned travel photographer Bob Holmes says he shoots in a "National Geographic style." A style that he describes as not about the photographer, but about the subject; a style that is graphic, and features a strong use of color. And in this video, he shares some composition tips that will help you capture some of that iconic style in your photos as well.

Furs and Fake Blood: How I Planned and Shot an Epic Viking Shoot

One of the most luring aspects of photography, for me, is storytelling. Whether it's weddings, photojournalism, or creative portraiture, the opportunity to engage the viewer and pull them into another world is an incredible thing.

Photography for Photography’s Sake

Often we feel like we need reasons why we take photos. We need a purpose; a sense of direction. But my tip for today is this: photograph for photography’s sake.