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Crescent Moon Press, Musa Publishing Close Their Doors

5 hours agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Crescent Moon Press has announced that it is closing. From a mass email sent out to authors late last month:On March 31st at 11:59 pm, Crescent Moon Press will release all author [sic] from contracts. Show More Summary

Album of the year

5 hours agoArts : Prospero

“Dream of a good witch” (c.1819-23) Source: Staatlich Museen, Berlin Preussischer Kulturbesitz “Dream of Flogging” (c.1819-23) Source: The Art Institute of Chicago, Clarence Buckingham

Teapot (part four)

5 hours agoArts / Ceramics : NKP Designs

I started out placing the lid into a bowl...thought it might be nice to curve it, after looking at it on the pot I had other thoughts. I cut off about 1 1/2" off the middle part (It just made the teapot top heavy). And I decided to go with the same type of lid as the model. Show More Summary

Your Decaying Corpse Could Become a Tree

Images via Imagine if, at the end of your life, you could choose between being reincarnated as either an oak, ash, birch, or a tree of importance to your life. With the Capsula Mundi project, designers Anna Citelli and Raoul BretzelShow More Summary

Gravity-Defying Self-Portraits Capture Ballet in Midair

365 by Mickael Jou via It’s not a bird... It’s not a plane... It’s Berlin-based dancer Mickael Jou, who appears to be flying through the air with the greatest of ease in his magical self-portrait photo series, 365. At first glance, Jou’s...Show More Summary

Forget "The" Dress: These 6 Designs Actually Change Color

"The" Dress, white balanced for blue, white, and yellow respectively. Composite by Beckett Mufson via Is it black? blue? white? gold? Even with numerous experts weighing in, it's still a debate-provoking illusion 28+ million views later. Show More Summary

Watch Water and Paint Dance Inside a Fish Bowl

GIF by Becky Chung. Stills via Mysterious globules float and glide over what looks like an alien landscape—but is actually the inside of a fishbowl—in Hyde Park’s short film, Waterballet - Shortcutz. Although they may look like sleek...Show More Summary

UV Light Reveals a Constellation of Invisible Ink Illustrations

Images Jayden Tang via artist's website Chinese-born Briitsh artist Aowen Jin has hand-drawn a series of invisible ink illustrations, which can only be seen under UV light, on the walls and floor of the Music Gallery Performance Space at the Horniman Museum in south London. Show More Summary

Glitch Yourself with This Customizable Browser App

Image courtesy the artist Web developer Felix Turner has created a website that brings together 20 different classic glitch effects, from pixellation to posterization, into one webcam-enabled photo editing tool: MOSH. "We put a lot of...Show More Summary

Zack Arias Gives an In-Depth How-To for Shooting Photos Against a White Background

6 hours agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

A great lesson in one of photography's most deceptively tricky techniques Shooting a photo in front of a clean white background seems like it should be the easiest thing in the world. Then, you actually try it. There are odd shadows everywhere and the background refuses to look even. Show More Summary

New Gear: Leica M-P Edition 'Safari'

6 hours agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

This special edition Leica is actually built to resist wear Leica has more fancy cameras to announce this week in addition to their pre-worn 'Correspondent.' The Leica M-P Edition 'Safari' is a little less controversial and still very...Show More Summary

Clever Video Explains The Darkroom Processes That Inspired Photoshop's Tools

6 hours agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

The dodge tool is more than the "O" key in your Photoshop shortcuts By now, you're probably explicitly familiar with many of the tools in Photoshop. Even if you don't know their names, you recognize their little icons and have the shortcuts memorized. Show More Summary

10 Tips for Using Darkness In Your Photography

6 hours agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

In photography, darkness can be just as important as the light If photography is writing with light, darkness is the punctuation. Darkness defines shapes, makes two dimensions look like three, and heightens drama. It can even be a subject in itself. Show More Summary

New Gear: Panasonic Introduces 42.5mm F/1.7 OIS and 30mm F/2.8 OIS Lenses

6 hours agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

Two new micro four thirds lenses enter the Panasonic line-up Things have been a little quiet on the Panasonic camera front lately, but today they have two new lenses for their micro four thirds Lumix-series cameras. They include theShow More Summary

New Gear: The Leica M-P 'Correspondent' Was Designed By Lenny Kravitz, Comes Pre-Distressed

6 hours agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

A new pre-worn Leica wants to give you instant street cred One of the appealing things about Leica M-series cameras is that they tend to age extremely well. The finish shows wear in a very appealing way after years and years of shooting. Show More Summary

Quick Review: Moment Smartphone Camera Lenses

6 hours agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

Add interchangeable lenses to your smartphone From the bayonet mounting system to the weight of solid glass in your hand, a photographer will recognize that Moment lenses are smartphone accessories of a more serious nature. Available...Show More Summary

Check Out Creative Live's Photoshop Week Seminars

6 hours agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

Tons of photo editing instruction going on over at Creative Live this week Last week, Photoshop celebrated its 25th birthday, but this week Creative Live is celebrating the storied photo editing software with six days of instructional seminars. They currently have two channels with live content broadcasting six days a week with a slew of experts. Show More Summary

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