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Collection of Grungy Textures

Genuine high-res textures from aged walls and grounds to use as authentic grunge, vintage overlays on images.

The case for AI hallucination

Midjourney or DALL-E can generate anything, so why should they produce photorealistic images by default?

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 15

Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year welcomed more than 4,000 entries from photographers in 64 countries.

Bird Photographer of the Year 2023

The judges of the Bird Photographer of the Year competition sifted through more than 20,000 images this year.

See the Mediterranean as it was captured in the 1840s

Some of the earliest known photographs of Athens, Jerusalem, Rome and more illuminate life on the Mediterranean in the 1840s

Photographer Uses Adobe Firefly to Fake a Vacation and Fool His Friends

Adobe Photoshop and Firefly help photographer take an AI-generated vacation to Finland.

The Winners of the 2023 Drone Photo Awards

I am a sucker for aerial photography, so I had a lot of fun looking through all the winners and runners-up of the 2023 Drone Photo Awards.

The 2023 Audubon Photography Awards: Winners and Honorable Mentions

We pored through thousands of entries for this year’s contest. The best images show birds going about their business in the most glorious ways.

Fotoautomat - restore and maintain vintage photobooth.

Fotoautomat preserve, restore and maintain the last original analog photobooths from the 60’s in France and Czech.

2023 Food Photographer of the Year

Launched in 2011, Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year is open to professional and non-professional, old and young from around the world.


Paragraphica is a context-to-image camera that uses location data and artificial intelligence to visualize a "photo" of a specific place and moment.

Ryan Newburn Captures the Depths of Iceland’s Ancient Glacial Caves

Ryan Newburn photographs his expeditions into Icelandic ice caves and the vast, immense spaces that emerge once inside.

Artist Refuses Photography Prize After Admitting His Image Was AI-Generated

Is it fair to judge art that was made with AI alongside works conceived of purely by a human brain?

Photography is Dead. Just Admit It and Move On. There Is No Hope.

After living through several deaths of photography, I see that it has finally come. Oh, woe is us.

Alien Worlds - Macro Photos of Fungi and Slime Molds

Incredible close-up shots of fungi and slime molds by photographer and amateur mycologist Max Mudie.

World Nature Photography Awards

Our 2022 winners.

Craig’s Lost Chicago

Nostalgic photos & images of lost eateries, amusement, shopping, manufacturing service, and more.

‘Open Circuits’ Slices Everyday Electronics to Reveal Their Insides

A recently released book delves into the otherwise unseen world of electronics as it highlights the impeccable insides of common devices.

2023 Underwater Photographer of the Year

The 2023 Underwater Photographer of the Year competition centers on the mammals, fish, and plants occupying the world’s oceans and seas.

I connected Stable Diffusion with my smartphone camera. Here’s what I learned

Learnings and realizations on designing for Stable Diffusion, through a practical example where I built my own app called ‘Viewmaker’.