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Flour, Fire and Feathers: An ‘Epic Shootout’ Between Rebecca Litchfield and Ben Von Wong

What do you do when you’re in Israel with Benjamin Von Wong, Rebecca Litchfield, Simon Pollock, Mike Kelly and Adam Lerner and Jared Polin, and you have some free time on your hands. Why, you think up and plan a crazy photography challenge of course!

At least that’s the route DIY Photography chose when they came up with the idea to match the photography skills of Ben Von Wong and Rebecca Litchfield against each other in a photo battle royale of sorts that involved a trifecta of photogenic F-words: Flour, Fire and Feathers. Read more…

Photographer Shares The Heartbreaking Realities of Living With ALS and Takes the #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Over the past week, the #ALSIceBucketChallenge has gone above and beyond viral, bringing people from all over the world together to support and raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

And one of the individuals who has gotten in on the ice-cold action while defending the movement from detractors is photographer Anthony Carbajal, whose tragic story we’ve shared before. Read more…

Star Trails, Fog, Volcanoes and a Meteor: A Spectacular 270-Image Composite

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270 photographs and a total exposure time of two hours and fifteen minutes went into creating this stunning composite photograph of an Indonesian landscape complete with an erupting volcano, a steaming caldera, a meteor, copious amounts of fog and beautiful light trails created by cars traveling below the fog. Read more…

NatGeo Photographers List the Strange and Horrifying Things that Have Happened to Them On Assignment

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The Photo Society, a website run by a collection of National Geographic photographers, took the time a while back to put together a wonderful little tribute to photographer Wes Skiles, who passed away doing the work that he loved.

In tribute, the photographers compiled a ‘Reality Check’ list of all the crazy, strange and sometimes horrifying things that have happened to them on the job. Read more…

Iceland from Above: Gorgeous Aerial Photos of Icelandic Landscapes by Lukas Gawenda

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Photographer Lukas Gawenda has been a landscape lover since he was 10 years old. And even though he’s photographed everything from US National Parks, to his home country of Germany, to the tiny worlds of macro photography, none of them quite match the majesty he captures when he takes to the skies over Iceland. Read more…

Project Uses 360º GoPro Setup to Let You Climb Up a 13,000-Foot Peak in the Alps from Your Couch

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Outdoor brand Mammut recently teamed up with avid climbers Dani Arnold and Stephan Siegrist to document and create an incredible interactive 360º climb up the side of Eiger: a 13,000-foot tall mountain in the Alps. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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In this corner of the ring — in fact, in every corner of the ring — stands Neil Leifer. The undisputed champ of boxing photography, Leifer has delivered some of the sport’s most iconic and memorable images in Sports Illustrated’s 60-year history, none more so than Ali posed over Liston. Like a skilled practitioner in the ring, Leifer brings a variety of skills to bear, adjusting his plan on the fly. Some of his handiwork is predicated on power and force. Other times, he relies on instinct and imagination and subtle nuance, finding openings that only he sees.

 
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About a Photograph: USA Today Photographer Remembers His Experience Shooting Robin Williams

In their most recent episode of the video series “About a Photograph,” the folks over at Think Tank Photo decided to pay tribute to the late, great Robin Williams in their own way, speaking with a photographer who was fortunate enough to capture the comic genius on film. Read more…

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Jim Richardson first fell in love with photography on his parent’s wheat and dairy farm in Kansas. Since then, his painterly landscape and portrait photography has taken him worldwide, from the lush green hills of Scotland to the dry desert landscapes of Syria.

 
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‘Humans of New York’ Sends Back Powerful Portraits and Heartbreaking Stories from the Middle East

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It’s getting to the point where you’d be hard pressed to find anybody who doesn’t already know about Humans of New York, Brandon Stanton’s project turned photobook turned international phenomenon. But that became even harder this week when Stanton took the project on the road with the UN and delivered some of his most powerful portraits from the streets of, not New York City, but Iraq. Read more…