How to Freeze Soap Bubbles in Winter Weather

A craze transfixing photographers lately: capturing the freezing process of soap bubbles in winter weather yields orbs with glorious, unexpected patterning. No two bubbles are the same, and footage at Fstoppers reveals as much. They also provide extra insight and include a video from photographer Benjamin Jaworskyj—revealing that photographing these bubbles is the easy part, but landing them on the right type of surface poses …

Tips from Ozzie Sweet’s 1958 book ‘My Camera Pays Off’

We apply the prolific commercial photographer's advice on taking better photos, 60 years later

Recently a friend of ours discovered, while cleaning out her mother’s storage unit, this 1958 book from prolific professional photographer Ozzie Sweet: “My Camera Pays Off.” It must have been quite useful to its former owner (her mother was an editor at a photography magazine) but after diving into Sweet’s hardcover ourselves, we also found that his advice on how to take great photos still …

How to Hold Back Tears

Unless you’re alone in a sound-proofed room, crying is generally something to be avoided. But if you do find tears building up at an inopportune time, is there a way to stop them? New York Magazine asked Ad Vingerhoets—a scientist who specializes in emotional tears—this very question and found that physical pain or muscle tensing works best. So the next time you need to hold …