The Apocalypse Doesn’t Need an Instagram Filter

The Apocalypse Doesn’t Need an Instagram Filter

And then he said, “If you really want to get fancy and play with photography, you can dye your prints with toner.” We had to compensate for that not-so-nice camera by taking a uniquely shaped photo and applying unique colorations to it and making an art statement out of it rather than trying to keep it as its own thing, which is trying to represent reality.

Laser-Shooting Planes Uncover the Horror and Humanity of World War I

Laser-Shooting Planes Uncover the Horror and Humanity of World War I

During World War I, this stretch of pastoral landscape, which the generals (and now historians) called the Ypres Salient, was one of the most heavily trenched, mined, mortared, bombed, gassed, pillaged, burned, and bullet-riddled places along the Western Front.

At Home, Robin Schwartz’s Lens Is More Focused Than Ever

At Home, Robin Schwartz’s Lens Is More Focused Than Ever

When she landed in the US, Amelia didn’t immediately return to her family home to avoid infecting her mother.“We don’t know if she had Covid-19,” Schwartz says.

Defying Vertigo to Capture Aerials From an Ultralight Plane

Defying Vertigo to Capture Aerials From an Ultralight Plane

From above, Chesnel discovered, the seaside landscapes of southern France look like abstract paintings, with vibrant bands of color bleeding into each other.“I like pushing the boundary between paintings and photographs,” says Chesnel, who trained as a painter and only recently transitioned into photography.

These Photos Bend Time and Space. Literally

These Photos Bend Time and Space. Literally

In 2005, multidisciplinary artist Jay Mark Johnson flew to Germany to purchase a very special, very expensive new gadget—a hand-made digital camera capable of capturing 360-degree panoramic images at resolutions as high as 500 megapixels.

The Symmetry and Chaos of the World's Megacities

The Symmetry and Chaos of the World's Megacities

Even when shooting the more familiar cityscapes of Dubai, Hong Kong, or New York, Koopmans manages to create fresh-looking images by finding unique vantage points, often by scouting his locations on Google Earth.

You've Never Seen Skateparks Like This Before

You've Never Seen Skateparks Like This Before

When you think of skateboard photography, you probably picture a skater flying through the air while performing some recondite feat of physical wizardry. In Amir Zaki's photographs, though, skaters themselves are nowhere to be seen.

A New and Terrifying Tick, a 3D-Printed Shoe Sole, and More News

A New and Terrifying Tick, a 3D-Printed Shoe Sole, and More News

A New and Terrifying Tick, a 3D-Printed Shoe Sole, and More News. It's time to get freaked out about a deadly new tick, New Balance is bringing us into 3D-printed shoe future, and WIRED wants to help you upgrade your underwater photography game.

A Harrowing Journey Up the World's Fifth Highest Mountain

A Harrowing Journey Up the World's Fifth Highest Mountain

Tim Taylor had never climbed anything so big or challenging before he joined an expedition to reach Makalu's summit five years ago. "I think the process of photography is itself a form of exploration—an exploration of light, of place," Taylor says.

The Photographs That Paved the Way for Apollo 11

The Photographs That Paved the Way for Apollo 11

Bill Finger's Ground Control draws on his own childhood fascination with the Apollo missions, shadowing a fictional character who longs to leave earth for space. "People have probably had a fascination with the moon since there were people," Finger says.

Exquisite Underwater Photos to Make You Love the Ocean

Exquisite Underwater Photos to Make You Love the Ocean

At age 22, in 1994, he learned to dive, then became an instructor so he could do it all the time—eventually plunging in waters as far as the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, and the South China Sea. Those countless hours spent underwater, just for the love of it, now inform his approach as a photographer.

Hollywood-Style Photos Show How Wildlife and Humans Collide

Hollywood-Style Photos Show How Wildlife and Humans Collide

This "second-stage" photography alone took two months with the crew working mostly at night, a process Brandt described as "brutal." The resulting photographs were digitally combined with the wildlife shots to create seamless images of animals wandering through a human-made habitat.

Why a Master Photographer Went Digital After 55 Years

Why a Master Photographer Went Digital After 55 Years

“When I was developing the film, I would imagine the gelatin heating and softening and the developer going in.” These days, he doesn’t even have a dark room—he got rid of it to make room for all the new digital work he’s producing.

One Square Meter of Prairie

One Square Meter of Prairie

Photo © Chris Helzer / TNC I was thrilled to photograph two different monarch butterflies inside the plot, the more so because of their current population declines.

How Does Photography Affect You? We Tried to Find Out

How Does Photography Affect You? We Tried to Find Out

None of it may make you a better picture-taker, but it might just help you understand what a camera can do to your mind and your emotions.

Underwater magician

Underwater magician

Based at Bream Bay, Whangarei, Crispin is also an acclaimed underwater photographer and the recipient of numerous photography awards. Chasing paper nautilus was our first New Zealand Geographic project and it was a toughie! We have several projects on the go in New Zealand.

Why We All Take the Same Travel Photos

Why We All Take the Same Travel Photos

"We want to make traveling a more seamless, cultural experience using an extensive database of local knowledge."But Explorest is just an app-shaped version of something tourists already do: flit from attraction to attraction to take the same photos they've already seen of Buckingham Palace, the Golden Gate Bridge or even Brussels' Peeing Boy. That script, staged again and again by countless visitors, reflects how photography has always shaped the travel experience—for good or bad.“It can be an opening up to the world,” says Peter D.

Adaptation as Acceptance: Toward a New Normal in the Northwoods

Adaptation as Acceptance: Toward a New Normal in the Northwoods

Adaptation as Acceptance: Toward a New Normal in the Northwoods In northern Minnesota, most tree planting takes place in the early spring. Here, quaking aspen are surrounded by white spruce and balsam fir. Smart nature straight to your inbox every week