A Rare Tour of the Long-Secret Russian Town Where Cosmonauts Are Born

If you went looking for Zvezdny Gorodok, aka Star City, on a map in the 1960s, you'd have no luck. This small town outside of Moscow was long a state secret, and for good reason: It was the base where Cosmonauts came to train for—and recover from—space flight. And it's still cooking. » 7/09/14 3:25pm 7/09/14 3:25pm

Are Colorized Photos Rewriting History?

There's been an explosion in the number of colorized photos lately. People find old black-and-white photos online, and meticulously add color to give us a new perspective on history. But recently one colorized image caught my eye after it was tweeted by the notoriously inaccurate HistoryInPics. It's a stunningly… » 5/21/14 2:41pm 5/21/14 2:41pm

These beautiful landscape pictures were taken in Grand Theft Auto

Montreal-based photographer Benoit Paillé spends hours looking for the right place, the right light and the right moment to take his beautiful landscape pictures without having to leave his apartment. He just wanders around, waiting for the perfect snapshot, in Grand Theft Auto. » 5/05/14 12:07pm 5/05/14 12:07pm

Here's How To Take The Best Pictures Today At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

You might think the picture just above is terrible. You might think it grand. The sun is behind the car, the angle is kind of weird, but hey, it brings out certain elements you might like. Either way, taking pictures at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is uniquely challenging. And we might have just the person to help. » 5/04/14 12:20pm 5/04/14 12:20pm

The Inside Story of How Olympic Photographers Get Such Stunning Images

Every single moment of the Sochi Olympics is documented in minute detail. Here's how the AP and Getty Images, two of the biggest photo agencies on the scene, get their incredible photos from the Olympics to the United States, faster than you can microwave a bag of popcorn. » 2/17/14 1:57pm 2/17/14 1:57pm

Robocop And Robocruiser Photoshoot By Douglas Sonders

I love the original Robocop film and my friends and I have obsessed about it for years. As a professional photographer and filmmaker, I've been extremely busy (thankfully). Although, I always make sure to clear some time in my schedule to add to my "Unicorn Project" (a personal project dedicated to capturing movie and… » 2/03/14 12:11pm 2/03/14 12:11pm

Volkswagen XL1 At Katie's Cars And Coffee: December 7th, 2013

I debated not going to Katie's this morning since the turnout has dwindled due to the cold weather, however I knew Volkswagen HQ had both a Veyron and an XL1 on hand this week. I decided to come on the chance an XL1 did appear, despite my being told that it almost certainly would not come. Much to my delight, VW… » 12/07/13 4:51pm 12/07/13 4:51pm