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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…

external Neil Leifer: The Boxing Photos —Sports Illustrated

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.

 
Aug 18, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

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…

external Jim Richardson on Standing in Front of Interesting Stuff —National Geographic

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.

 
Aug 18, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

‘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…

Putting a Creative, Timeless Spin on Wedding Photography with GIFs and Cinemagraphs

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Many wedding and engagement photographers want (and advertise) their photographs to be ‘timeless,’ but Detroit-based Jeffrey Lewis Bennett of JLB Weddings actually does offer a style of time-less wedding photos: the animated GIF and the cinemagraph. Read more…

Confessions of a Colorblind Photographer

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I’m colorblind.

There it is, I said it. I’ve been holding it back for years, before I even knew I wanted to be a photographer and it feels good to put it out there. I’ve told exactly two photographers about my handicap before tonight but I feel like its time to put it out there publicly. I was ashamed of it but I’m not anymore. It’s part of who I am. Read more…

external A Hip Way To Take Street Photos —NY Times

“I got down on my belly, on a dirty street, and asked them what they were looking for,” he said. “They said, ‘See that gold watch in the sewer?’ They used a stick with chewing gum to try to get it. Finally, they got the watch up and it was a $5 child’s watch that had been painted gold. But I got the picture.”

 
Aug 08, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external Astronomical beauty: How one photographer pulls heaven down to earth for the rest of us to see —Imaging Resource

Talented astrophotographer Rogelio Bernal Andreo explores gear, talks technique and offers advice in this fantastic interview with Imaging Resource

 
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