photography

5 Amazing Eclipse Photos Taken From Earth

Stunning photos showing the beauty of eclipses – read how they were taken from Earth. Ahead of the solar eclipse on Friday 20 March 2015, we thought we would showcase these incredible photos taken by Dr James West, who is the executive director of the South East Physics Network (SEPnet). Dr West took all of these images from Earth. This first image was taken in China, by the Gobi Desert, during a total solar eclipse in August 1 2008. Dr James used…

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Punk Photography: Former Buzzcocks Drummer John Maher’s Stunning Night Pictures

“Night photography made me look at things differently,” says photographer John Maher, who was also the drummer in legendary band Buzzcocks. “With night photography I can revisit those same subjects and scenes I see every day and turn them into something the human eye can never record.” “I realised that by manipulating light and exposure times I could create something no other medium could capture. “With night photography in particular, the long moonlit exposures allow me sufficient time to selectively light the…

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14 Amazing Photos of Earth from Space

Awesome gallery looking at Earth from space – showing the beauty of our planet from stunning storms to cities and landscapes. Astronauts from the International Space Station (ISS) regularly tweet images taken from their incredible vantage point about 200 miles over Earth. Here’s a selection of some recent images taken by Sam Cristoforetti, Terry W. Virts and Anton Shkaplerov. MORE TOP STORIES – CLICK BELOW This Photo Was Taken Using A KITE! See More Pictures Here Red Arrows Photos: Stunning Winter…

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The selfie stick: 5 ‘facts’ that may surprise you

1. 1925 – the first ‘selfie stick’? The selfie stick is an extendable rod or monopod with a mount or clamp to hold your smartphone or camera at one end and handle at the other end. The idea is that you can take better pictures of yourself (known as a selfie) or group shots. Some even have remote or Bluetooth controls. But the selfie stick may be a much older phenomenon. In December 2014, the BBC reported about a photo of a couple taken in…

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Northern Lights: stunning photos and Aurora Borealis explained

The Northern Lights are nature’s very own incredible light show. With eerie luminous streaks running across the sky, they have long been a source of fascination and wonderment. The Northern Lights are also known as the aurora borealis – named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas. Scientists have discovered that the Northern Lights are created when particles thrown out by the sun during solar explosions interact with the atmosphere in…

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HDR Photography: How To Take High Dynamic Range pictures

“High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is about making the most of the shadows, mid tones and the highlights. By using multiple exposure we can merge these together to make one stunning image. “So that’s at least three, one normal exposure, one a few steps down and another equal steps up. The HDR effect can be completed using only a single image, a process called tone mapping, but this doesn’t really cut it,” says photographer Andy Scott. See his stunning photos…

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The man with one of TV’s most heard voices (although you may not know his name or face)

Ever wondered who does the voice overs for TV ads? Well, we have found out who one of these “mystery voices” belongs to… it’s a 7dayshop customer and his voice is most likely to have been heard by many of us. Terry Golding has lent his voice to thousands of TV, corporate, internet video and radio adverts. Just listen to this recording – and realise, you have probably heard his voice! Google, John Lewis, Marstons have been just a few…

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Photographing submarines, Margaret Thatcher to Scottish landscapes and crystal balls… one photographer’s story

It might seem an obvious thing to say, but people really do live the most extraordinary lives. Iain Ferguson was at the UK’s photographic “frontline” of the Cold War after developing a passion for photography and video from an early age. That passion for photography has also continued through his life – with stunning results.  A passion for photography As a youngster, Iain started off his photography and video interest by using the family video camera. As a teenager he started…

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Could your phone store millions of photos – in fact “your life” in a few years?

Imagine storing 32 million photos on your phone? Or what about the equivalent of 11 years of home video footage? Surely, that isn’t possible? Well, it might not be possible yet – but could there be a huge jump in memory storage? Could you “store your life” on your phone? Technology company HP says it is developing technology that it says could lead to a phone with 100 terabytes (TB) of storage – and that is one heck of a lot of storage. Just take a…

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Living the REAL good life: swapping the city for the country

For those who live in cities with the commotion, noise and hassle that it brings, the thought of swapping it for a life in the country growing your own food and enjoying a different sort of life can be a halcyon dream. And that desire for a different lifestyle can only get stronger with the arrival of children – for them to have space and clear air in which to grow up in. Making the move: financially poorer, but emotionally…

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