Archived Articles: Photography & Video

Photography is more than merely capturing a still image - the still-shot photographers featured here will amaze you with mind-bending and world-inverting techniques from glamorous HDR to dark ultraviolet and tools ranging from trash-can cams to pinhole cameras, while the urban cinematographers in this section can twist and warp reality in motion.

Behind the Scenes: Hidden Collections Storage at the Smithsonian

It is hard to imagine just how extensive, colorful and generally amazing the plant, animal, fossil and rock archives at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural ...

Buildings in Motion: 15 Most Mesmerizing Architecture Gifs

Architecture spins, zooms, slides, grows, shrinks and blooms like oversized artificial flowers in animated GIF form, with the effects originating from both ...

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Impossible Photography: 15 Reality-Bending Images Defy Logic

A floor is a ceiling, a lake is made of shattered glass, carpets of grass cascade over the edge of the world and buildings sprout wheels and wander away in the ...

Birth of AI: Robots Reproducing in a Car Factory Spell Doom

  The moment at which artificial intelligence becomes self-aware enough to overtake humanity is captured on film as robots in a technologically advanced ...

Shanghai Tower Timelapse Film Captures 4 Years of Construction

The second-tallest building in the world seems to appear out of nowhere, shooting into the sky as if of its own accord, in this stunning time-lapse video of ...

Aperture Art: 360 Doors & Windows of the World Sorted by Country

This gorgeous collection of photographic montages highlights regional similarities and differences between types and styles of door and window designs all ...

Anxious Anticipation: Photos Made to Pump Up Your Adrenaline

Comprised of hair-raising scenes designed to keep you on the edge of your seat, this series of photos leads your mind to jump forward in time, picturing the ...

Art of Photography: NYC Blizzard Photo Looks Like a Painting

As roads closed and kids turned staircases into sledding hills and snowboarding slopes across East Coast cities during Jonas, one photographer stopped to shoot ...

Cinematography of Snow: Watch a Film Projected Onto a Blizzard

An idle thought while waiting out a snowstorm led to an accidental artistic discovery: projecting a movie on falling snow can result in an visually rich result ...

Crazy Combo Compositions: Photo Series Contrasts the Unexpected

Skiers land jumps on ice cream cones, construction equipment struggles to transport oversized hot dogs and jet-powered seagulls zoom through the sky in a ...

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