Eight Images Of Hyper-Modern South Korea Compared With Its Past

South Korea has undergone rapid change over the last century, with Seoul metamorphosing from the first East Asian city to light its royal palace with electricity to arguably the most modern city in the world. Photographer Sungseok Ahn captured change by setting up a screen and projecting the old on top of the new.


Avalanche Smashes A Skier In Scary Helmet Cam Video

Video: Luckily for Eric Hjorleifson, the avalanche that he started by going down a big mountain pillow line doesn’t fully consume him, leaving him relatively unscathed — he just “twisted his knee a bit.” You can hear the fear in his heavy breathing after the incident, though. I don’t blame him. It’s quite scary.


Watching This Guy Mountain Bike Down A Rocky Narrow Cliff Is Insanity

Video: This is just bananas. Coconuts. Hot Dogs. I don’t know. Just watch this guy, who I assume is either insane, has the biggest brass ones ever or lost a cruel bet, zoom down the narrowest of a mountain cliff on his mountain bike at super fast speeds. Sometimes, I don’t even see any trails or roads when I’m watching the video. Just sharp rocks and places to fall.


10 Incredible Images From This Year's Smithsonian Photo Contest

Every year, Smithsonian Magazine launches a photo contest culling the most amazing images from a globe’s worth of submissions. Here are our 10 favourites from the pool of finalists.


Watch The Five Very Best Vines Of The Year

Not even a year-and-a-half old, Vines are enjoying their very own category in the Tribeca Film Festival for the second year in a row. And even though last year’s winners were pretty incredible in their own right, this year’s take it to a whole other level. Apparently, an extra year of six-second shooting practice does a Vine good.


Pentax 645Z: The Medium-Format DSLR Gets A Major Sensor Upgrade

Medium-format digital cameras are out of reach for most, but Pentax has been providing ones on the “affordable” side (under $10,000), for a few years now. Their new guy, the 645Z, packs a brand new, friggin large, 51 megapixel CMOS sensor.


The Best Gear For Your Outdoor Photo Expeditions

For photographers, the end of daylight saving means getting a jump on your night shoots, as well as having a spring in your step for taking amazing sunrise shots the next day. If you’re heading out into the wilderness to grab the perfect shot, here’s what you’ll need to consider.


Stunning Drone Footage Of A Slackliner Walking 120m In The Air

Video: I’m glad quadrotor drones and GoPro cameras are becoming ubiquitous, because I just can’t have enough of these videos of people doing crazy things in beautiful remote places. Here’s Andy Lewis and Scott Roger walking a 20m slackline between two monumental 120m rocks in the Moab Desert, Utah.


Panasonic Lumix GM1 Review: A Bite-Size Mirrorless Camera With Pedigree

When Panasonic introduced the Lumix GM1 late last year, it was met with equal parts confusion and wonder. Is it really a good idea to pair such a tiny size with interchangeable lenses? To be honest, we’re still not quite sure.


Sony's A7s Low Light Test Shows Off Crazy Ability To See In The Dark

Sony’s recently announced A7s boasts some pretty mind-boggling light sensitivity. Even though the camera hasn’t reached the hands of the masses yet, Sony posted this low-light test to give you an idea of its ability to laugh at darkness.