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Student’s iPhone 6s Photo Makes the Finals of NatGeo Photo Competition

A grad student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong is receiving some recognition and praise from National Geographic itself this week … over an iPhone

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This Long-Exposure Photo Captures Marin County in a River of Fog Lit by a Full Moon

Two weeks ago in the middle of the night, Italian photographer Lorenzo Montezemolo climbed Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, California and waited for what he knew would be the perfect conditions for a spectacular long-exposure photograph.

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10 Women Photographers Who Are Changing The Way We See The World

Women have been fundamental to the art of photography since, well, there were photographs.”

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Photographer Files $1 Billion Suit Against Getty for Licensing Her Public Domain Images

In December, documentary photographer Carol Highsmith received a letter from Getty Images accusing her of copyright infringement for featuring one of her own photographs on her own website.

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Apple patents concert camera blocker

Apple patents for technology that could stop smartphone cameras being used at concerts.

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A Photo Series Featuring an Oversized Dachshund and Her Owner Exploring Brooklyn

Writer, photographer, illustrator, and director Mitch Boyer got the idea to Photoshop his tiny dachshund Vivian to an enormous scale after wanting to see her portrayed the same size of her mammoth personality. The idea was so entertaining he decided to turn the series…

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Why a Great Profile Picture is a Blogger’s Most Powerful Tool – And How to Get One

12 ways you can make the most of your blog’s profile pic to help establish authority, and trust, and how you can get the best results from your photography.

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Success Through Failure: How Shame and Fear Made Me A Better Photographer

It’s easy to be crushed by defeat but it doesn’t have to mean you have to give up.

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A Photographer’s Digital Journey to Produce a Lake of Shattered Mirrors

Swedish photographer Erik Johansson had a vision for a digital photograph of a lake shattering like a mirror, an image he wanted to produce as accurately as possible.

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Scientists Can Now Store Digital Images in DNA

The amount of data in the digital universe — including vast collections of computer files, historic archives, movies, photo collections, and other digital information stored on devices worldwide — …

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How to get into studio lighting without spending thousands of dollars

I hear it all the time…. “I want to get in to studio lighting, but I just don’t have the money.” Well, you actually do. And if you care that much about the studio/ engineered lighting world, jumping in to it is actually much more affordable than you think

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The Cameras That Captured Winning Shots in World Press Photo 2016

World Press Photo yesterday announced the winners of its 2016 contest, honoring the best news photos captured in 2015. Above is a breakdown of the cameras

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10 photography trends to watch in 2016 | Photography

Stocksy gives its verdict on the photography trends of the year.

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Download thousands of free images from the New York Public Library

New public domain release makes high-resolution photos, illustrations and more available for free.

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It Is NOT Easy Taking Photos Of Animals, But This Guy? He’s On A Mission.

Photographer Joel Sartore is a man on a mission. He’s working with National Geographic to capture 12,000 different animal species through his lens before it’s too late. All of the animals featured in his project are in danger of disappearing from our planet entirely.

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Ultimate Guide to Safeguard & Backup Digital Photos

This has happened to me and can happen to you as well; I returned from a wonderful trip and, in a hurry, downloaded the photos into a folder that I later deleted…

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Digital images can’t be trusted, says war photographer Don McCullin

Best known for moving pictures of Vietnam, McCullin says photography has been hijacked by digital cameras and art world

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The Camera Bag of a Professional Traveler

As a photographer, travel teaches you more than you could ever imagine. It requires a lot of preparation and attention to details. Yet, it also requires you to be open, ready for the unexpected, and willing to take risks sometimes to get the best shots! …

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Here’s Why Instagram Chose to Break the Frame

Instagram cracked the restrictive barriers of its iconic square format yesterday, announcing to the world that it intends to remain the dominant platform…

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Artist Digitally Manipulates Black and White Photos Into Colorful Works of Fantasy

Australian artist Jane Long transforms cracked and faded black and white photographs into colorful works of fantasy, giving the subjects a new, and entirely surreal context.

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Photography Etiquette – What’s the Right Approach?

Whether you have a DSLR, a pocket camera, or simply use your mobile phone to take snapshots, there are some simple rules of photography etiquette that you can follow to make the shooting experience more enjoyable for you, as well as everyone else around you.

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6 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Professional Photographer

So, you’ve got a nice camera, you really love photography, and you’ve been thinking that maybe it would be nice to make a little bit of money from this passion you’ve discovered. Before you decide to make that leap, read on.…

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At Kodak, Clinging to a Future Beyond Film

What happens when a tech company is left for dead but the people left behind refuse to give up? At Kodak, the answer is to mine its patents for gold. (With video.)

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Print Your Photos or Risk Losing Them to the Digital Dark Age

Want to make sure a photograph survives your lifetime? Print it out. That’s the warning Internet pioneer Vint Cerf gave at a talk recently, saying that vast amounts of digital information may soon be lost in a new digital “dark age.”

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Photographer Captures 100 Female Artists In Their Homes And Studios

A great portrait is more than just a frozen reflection of the subject’s appearance. It’s a chance moment, blanketed in natural light, in which the subject’s authentic self is visible in her expression, her stance, her aura. A great portrait blurs the…

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After Outcry, Flickr Stops Selling Prints of Creative Commons Photos

In response to photographers’ criticisms, Flickr has stopped selling photos uploaded by users under the Creative Commons “commercial attribution” license through its Flickr Wall Art site…

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These 60 Rare Photos Will Destroy Everything You Knew About The Past.

Mind = Blown.

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47 Of The Last Places On The Planet To Witness The Night Sky As Nature

Every year, the number of stars we can see in the night sky from any particular point on the globe is shrinking by a significant margin.

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How to Use Images of People Without Violating Privacy and Publicity Rights

As authors and bloggers, you must know how to use photos that contain images of people. In this post, Lawyer Helen Sedwick explains the legal ramifications.

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100 Ideas That Changed Photography

From the camera obscura to the iPhone, or why photography is an art of continuous reinvention….

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Getty Images wants to turn free photos into profit

Getty Images, which is in the business of selling licensing rights, is willing to distribute images in exchange for nothing more than information about the public’s photo-viewing habits.

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16 Top Photographers Share the Best Advice They’€™ve Ever Received

Sixteen of the world’s leading photographers reveal the advice that’s shaped their career…

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6 Signs That You May be a Lazy Photographer

Photographers who are consistently producing stunning photographs don’t do so because they are lucky, observant, or even more skilled than the average photographer – they do so because they are not being lazy. Are you a lazy photographer?

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Should you Watermark Art you Are Posting Online?

There seems to be a pretty widespread concern that posting artwork images online could lead to unauthorized reproduction or theft of the artwork. I would argue, however, that a watermark is a pretty poor way to deal with the problem, and that watermarks defeat the purpose of sharing work online in the first place.

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Photographer’s ‘Arrangements’ Series Highlights Color and Simplicity

Blincoe’s love of simplicity is evident in her series “Arrangements,” an ode to color, shape and impeccable prop styling. Blincoe has an eye for beautiful groupings, whether she’s photographing a crate full of heirloom tomatoes or the cracked shells of farm-fresh eggs.

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Why you should stop taking pictures on your phone – and learn to draw

Whenever something looks interesting or beautiful, there’s a natural impulse to want to capture and preserve it – which means, in this day and age, that we’re likely to reach for our phones to take a picture…

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15 of the Best Cheat Sheets, Printables and Infographics for Photographers

Here is a large collection of some noteworthy cheat sheets, infographics, and printables for photographers. From shooting basics to photography marketing tips, every aspect of photography is covered in this round-up.

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16 Of The Most Magnificent Trees In The World

There are many reasons for which we should all be tree-hugging hippies, but within the scope of this article, all we’ll focus on is how amazing some of them look.

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40 Movies about photography every photographer should watch

Here are 40 notable movies about photography that every aspiring photographer should check out…

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25 Stunning Examples of Pattern Photography

Humans are hard wired to recognize patterns, so perhaps that’s why we’re so drawn to them. Patterns aren’t just visual. Mental and emotional patterns occur as well, which is why we so readily see them. Our minds are just trying to make sense of a world deeply woven with patterns

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It Took 126 Photos, But Scientists Finally Fit The  Biggest Tree On The Planet Into One Amazing Image

The end result was worth all the effort as these 126 photos were pieced together to get a single, stunning full-length image of ‘The President’.

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They Narrowed 41,000 Photographs Down To A Small Few

To celebrate their 50th anniversary London’s Natural History Museum introduced their first ever People’s Choice Award. They’ve chosen 50 of their favorite images out of 41,000 and now you can vote on the photograph you think should be the winner.

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Using Everyday Objects For Making Outstanding Backdrops

I am a big fan of using simple objects or DIYing solutions in my photograph. One thing I always like doing is using a Gobo (photography lingo fo go-between) to make any plain background stand out.

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Should You Take that Lower-Paying Job for ‘Photo Credits’ from a Big Publication?

One question — or should we say debate — that often arises among photographers is whether or not you should take a lower-paying job if it means getting an assignment from a reputable publication or brand.

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17 Flowers That Look Like Something Else

The flower, as a reproductive organ, evolved with one primary purpose in mind€“ to attract pollinators like insects or birds. This function has driven their astounding evolutionary explosion of distinct colors and shapes, some of which have even come to resemble various recognizable figures, plants or animals.

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Photographer Lives Her Dream With Expressive And Playful Dog Photos

Black noses, grey noses, long tongues, short tongues – these many different noses and tongues, in all their shapes, colors and sizes, are what make Dog Breath Photography so wonderful.

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Jennifer in paradise: the story of the first Photoshopped image

One holiday snap has been manipulated thousands of times on thousands of computers. Gordon Comstock on how a woman on a beach in Bora Bora taught the world to tinker with pictures

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The Most Valuable Photography Tips Ever – Results of a Social Media Survey

I recently asked the following question on social media: “What was the most valuable photography tip you ever received?” Needless to say, I received a plethora of really useful tips from the audience.

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Photographers: How to Keep Going When You’re Ready to Give Up

If you’€™ve made the transition, or are planning on making the transition from photography as a hobby to photography as a job, you’€™ll invariably come to a point where you’€™ll just want to throw your hands in the air and give up. These bouts of self-doubt and frustration are common

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Facebook Software Engineer Teaches You How to Steal Copyrighted Images

According to his bio, Jesse Chen is a software engineer at Facebook and recent graduate of UC Berkeley. Jesse has a personal blog which we recently stumbled across that includes a blog post from 2012 that detailed how to go about stealing copyrighted images and removing watermarks.

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Instagram Develops Into Career Path For Photographers

Photographers with huge Instagram followings are turning that currency into lucrative commercial assignments as brands seek to reach a younger, more engaged demographic.

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When is Altering Your Image Acceptable? A Debate on Post-processing

Have you ever used Photoshop’s ‘Content Aware Fill’ tool to get rid of some unsightly object in your otherwise perfect image? Landscape photographers like myself are always creating composites of multiple images just to get the tourists and other photographers out of our shots, it’s no big deal. Or is it?

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10 Best Photography Apps

Smartphones have changed photography for ever and there are a wealth of apps to edit and adjust all aspects of light in an image…

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How Guns and Bikinis Make your Online Photos More Popular

Llamas and coffee cups also get you clicks, say researchers, who analysed pictures to see what made them popular.

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