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.
Screwing expensive things into tiny threads is tedious—especially when you're a photographer depending on speed. So why bother screwing filters on when you can employ the mystical powers of magnets? Snap on, snap off—no more screwing, ever.
Perhaps it is because I'm used to see it in black and white, but it's fascinating to see how incredibly modern Berlin looks in this color film from 1936. It was a beautiful city. Except for the bloody Nazis, of course.
The Allies ultimately won World War II of course, but at great cost. Nowhere is this more true than the great 1,000-mile Eastern Front, where German and Soviet forces mixed battle, bloodshed and war crimes in equal mix.
In World War II's European theatre, women were often as brutal a soldier as their better-known male counterparts, if not more. This was especially so in the war-torn Soviet Union, Poland and within the notorious German SS.