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I Reshot Old Photos to See How China Has Changed Over 100 Years

When most people travel, they think of travelling to a destination. Whether it’s climbing Mt. Fuji, gawking at the frescoes in the Vatican, or relishing spicy cuisine in Thailand, most people think of the destination for what it has to offer, from culture to scenery to sensational experiences.

Here’s a Nifty Trick for Syncing Two or More Cameras in Lightroom

Shooting two or more cameras generally means you need to ensure the cameras are all synchronized to the same clock time. Unfortunately, my Canon 5D Mark III drifts horrendously when it comes to keeping good time -- perhaps even 20 seconds in a week. I found myself continuously having to set each of my cameras before each wedding shoot to ensure images are timestamped in the right order.

After giving it a think, I came up with this handy way to sync my two DSLR cameras using Lightroom and a "Timestamp" trick.

How Memorable Are TIME’s Top 10 Photos of 2015… to a Computer?

The braniacs at MIT have created an algorithm to determine the “memorability” of a photograph. The deep learning-based technology “learned” what makes a photo memorable by evaluating the rankings from 5,000 human volunteers, and even indicates which portions of an image it considers to be memorable with a heatmap depiction. The algorithm is allegedly as good as a human in determining what makes a memorable photograph.

But ranking a photo based purely on aesthetics isn’t necessarily how humans associate photographs. Context matters. Where was I? What was I doing? What is this photo representative of? I decided to test the algorithm against TIME magazine’s top 10 photos of 2015.

This ‘Layer-Lapse’ is a Trippy Visual Journey Through the American Southwest

A year ago, photographer Julian Tryba was featured by Vimeo after creating a time-lapse of Boston using a technique he dubbed the "layer lapse." Now he's back again with the same concept applied to a different subject matter.

Tryba has spent the past few months traveling, shooting, and editing the 2.5-minute video above, titled "Timeless Dreams." It's a layer-lapse of the American Southwest.

Hobie is a 360-Degree Time-Lapse Tool Built From an Ordinary Kitchen Timer

Startup Overlab has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund Hobie: a personal time lapse tool with the heart of a kitchen timer. Hobie utilizes an actual ordinary kitchen timer at its base to rotate the camera mount perched upon it. Simply dial-in the time on the base, insert your smartphone into the circular mount, and begin capturing easy time lapses. As a bonus, when the base finishes rotating, it rings loudly to let you know the process is complete -- and that your eggs are done boiling.

3 Instagram Photographers Receive $10,000 Grants From Getty Images

Among professional photographers, Instagram can be a bit of a black sheep; however, those holding this belief may want to rethink their stance. We have spoken to numerous photographs who have gotten paid work through Instagram, and now, Getty Images has awarded three photographers $10,000 in grants to further their work.

The Inspiring Story Behind the Iconic Baltimore Riots TIME Cover Photo

When protests and riots erupted in Baltimore earlier this year after the death of Freddie Gray, 27-year-old photographer Devin Allen began capturing remarkable photos from ground level, giving the world a look at the events through his eyes. Amidst the powerful stream of images he shared on Instagram was one particularly iconic shot of a protestor running from a crowd of police officers -- a photo that soon appeared on the cover of TIME magazine.

Father and Son Take the Same Picture Every Year for Nearly 3 Decades

An anonymous father and son over in China are making headlines in that country and across the Internet after their special photos tradition came to light recently. Ever since the son was born in 1986, he and his father have posed for a picture together every year up through 2013. Together, the photos form a powerful series of images showing this special relationship over nearly three decades of life together.

An Amateur Photographer’s Striking Pictures of the Baltimore Protests

Just a week ago, Devin Allen was just another photo enthusiast sharing his work on the Web, regularly posting artsy photos for his relatively small and faithful Instagram following. After protests and riots erupted in Baltimore this week, Allen suddenly became a much sought-after photographer who's sharing raw and gritty images from ground level for the world to see.