For our US brother's 100th Shooting Challenge, they challenged you to photograph anything you like any way you like. Here's what our readers around the world choose to photograph when nobody is telling them what to do.
We totally dig Micro Four Thirds gear—it's compact, shoots killer pics, and more often than not sports some neat progressive design. But what if you don't want DSLRish quality? What about the opposite? Let's take some warped masterpieces.
Photographer Jan von Holleben came up with a clever way to re-create his famous "Dreams of Flying" series by photographing a girl sleeping on her bed and having the girl's dreams fully displayed around her. I love it.
Two years. Thousands of entries. 99ish jaw-dropping winners. Today is our big American brother's 100th Shooting Challenge. Your assignment? Watch that video of all our past winners. Then, try to be our next.
Turns out that amongst photographers, Steve Jobs was notorious for being a "nightmare subject," to the point where it was a "joke" within the industry -- despite being one of the most powerful leaders in the world.
Instagram! Sometimes so pretty, always so fleeting. Those pictures disappear from memory faster than a tweet, so why not remind yourself about what your looking glass was looking at a year ago? The web app And7YearsAgram does just that.
Welcome to the world of "light painting." It begins in darkness, and then over the course of an hour or hours, a photographer illuminates small portions of his or her subject, and combines the images in post to create this.
What does our time look like? Maybe a little like this. A nighttime scene, with ghost images. Lights streaking through the air, and painted across our very own selves. Our time looks like an in-camera photo effect.
At Nikon's annual Small World Photomicrography Competition, scientists and professional photographers work together to capture the freakiest of the teensiest and tiniest flora and fauna on film. The unseen world they shoot is beautiful... in a terrifying sort of way.
We already know the iPhone 4S, despite not being an iPhone 5, has a pretty stellar-sounding camera in it. But it's more than just words—the phone's sample photos are absolutely incredible, without any touchups. Our pro photographer agrees.
How many different interchangeable-lens camera systems does one world need? The answer, according to Fujifilm, is MORE MORE MORE, as they've just unveiled a new set-up in Japan, which will go on sale next Spring.
A lot of photographers seem to reach glass ceilings at some point during their development: they upgrade their equipment from fully-automatic snapper-boxes to more advanced equipment, and they develop their photographer's eye bit-by bit.
This is it. The Allied invasion of Europe and the beginning of its attempt to wrest control of the war-torn continent from Hitler's Nazi regime and a faltering Italian southern front. In part 16 of In Focus's 20-part photography series on World War 2, we see the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany.
You know who doesn't look good in pictures? You, probably. Me. Most of us. Sure, sometimes you're Gerard Butler, but most of the time you're Gerard Depardieu. You know who does know how to look good? Supermodel Shalom Harlow.
We think steel, glass and concrete will live forever. Then we look at the things we've built that don't last. These 97 images from this week's Shooting Challenge are deflating, haunting...and a bit reassuring. At least nature will go on.