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This is What the Sunset Would Look Like if Your Eyes Could See Like a Hydrogen Alpha Telescope

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Astrophotographer extraordinaire Göran Strand created this neat composite image to explore an interesting ‘what if?’ scenario: What if your eyes could see the sun the way a Hydrogen Alpha Telescope does? What would a sunset look like then? Read more…

How to Capture a Beautiful Watch Product Shot Using Only an iPad for Lighting

Product photography — even when done with cheap gear like this awesome tutorial using an iPhone, an IKEA lamp and some flashlights — usually involves multiple light sources. But there is a way around that, as Laya Gerlock over on DIY Photography demonstrates in this awesome tutorial titled “How to Shoot a Perfect Watch with Nothing but an iPad.” Read more…

external 24 Hours in Ferguson: Scenes from the Michael Brown Fallout —Businessweek

The world watched as the streets of Ferguson, Mo., erupted in anger at news that a grand jury had declined to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager. The 24 hours that followed filled the town near St. Louis with both peaceful protests and skirmishes with police, calls for change and destructive looting amid dozens of arrests by hundreds of law-enforcement personnel. Philip Montgomery walked the streets to capture these photographs from the fallout for Bloomberg Businessweek.

 
Nov 27, 2014 · Via · Permalink · Comment

Young Self-Taught Photographer Captures Wanderers Against Magnificent Landscapes

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Self-taught Canadian photographer Elizabeth Gadd described her photography niche better, perhaps, than anybody else when she said, “I, uh… shoot landscapey stuff… with people in them.”

That, however, is something of an understatement. The 21-year-old photographer’s body of work does, indeed contain “landscapey stuff with people in them,” but that hardly does the spectacular vistas she photographs justice. Read more…

What Makes a Great Photograph? A Bit of Thanksgiving Encouragement

Despite the video’s title, the short, encouraging snippet above from photographer Joel Grimes isn’t about finding a specific set of characteristics that define “a great photograph.” Instead, it’s about finding out what a great photograph is to you.

It’s a matter of taste, discovering your personal vision, and then coming to terms with the fact that not everybody is going to love what you do. Read more…

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As a new photo editor at National Geographic, I was eager to learn more about the photographers we work with, many of whom I haven’t met in person. In honor of Thanksgiving, I asked ten of them to share an image that they were especially thankful for having taken – one that had perhaps changed the way they thought about something, or had a large impact on the trajectory of their career. Below are the stories and images they shared.

 
Nov 27, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

Tutorial: How to Batch Process Your RAW Time-Lapse Photography

Time-lapse photography seems pretty straightforward, right? You just capture a stream of images over a designated time frame and put them together in post-production to create your video. But as simple as that may sound, there are a few basic elements to the post-processing of your images that can greatly alter what the final product will look like.

Here to go over just a few of those basics, including batch-editing for color correction, de-flickering images and more, is J.P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens.

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We’re Giving Away a Free Trip to Dubai to Attend Gulf Photo Plus 2015

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Want to attend Gulf Photo Plus 2015 in Dubai next year? We’re giving away a free trip to attend the photography festival from March 6, 2015 through March 13, 2015.

One lucky winner will receive: free airfare to and from Dubai from your nearest major international airport (~$1,200 if flying from the US), 5 nights at the event’s official hotel (~$700), ~$1,000 worth of workshops during the event, and a $32 free pass to PhotoFriday at the event. The total package is worth roughly $3,000.
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Talented Pinhole Photographer Uses His Craft to Bring Joy to Syrian Child Refugees

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Photographer Zeb Andrews prefers to slow the world down when he captures a photograph. The Portland-based photographer first began shooting with a pinhole camera purely for fun, but little did he know that, within a matter of a few years his work would take him to Turkey where he would share his love of pinhole photography with Syrian child refugees. Read more…

external Finding Faith and Beauty in the Lives of Orthodox Jewish Women —TIME | LightBox

For four years, Italian photographer Federica Valabrega has photographed the everyday lives of Orthodox Jewish women around the world.

 
Nov 26, 2014 · Permalink · Comment