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Top 5 Places to Photograph in Meteora, Greece

An ancient beauty of nature and human engineering, Meteora is a UNESCO-listed Monastery Complex located in northern Greece. Composed of tall vertical cliffs and century-old monasteries, this beautiful landscape draws a solid crowd of visitors every year.

Photographer Revisits Refugee Crisis Scenes 18 Months Later

Back in December 2015, photographer Kevin McElvaney visited Turkey and Greece to document scenes of the ongoing refugee crisis. Wondering how things have changed over the past year and a half, McElvaney decided to revisit the exact same locations in June 2017 to rephotograph them.

Minimalist B&W Photos of Birds in the Skies Above Greece

For his personal project Above The Street, Below The Sky, photographer Andreas Kamoutsis spent over two years watching and photographing the birds flying above the busy streets of big cities in Greece. The series is a minimalist, black-and-white study of shadows and shapes.

Photos of the Radiant Light of Greece

The word "photography" derives from Greek and literally means "drawing with light". It is a combination of the Greek words "photo-" (φως), meaning "light," and "-graphia" (γραφή), meaning "writing" or "drawing". The same goes for the word "cinematography".

Photographing the Milky Way Over Greece

The Milky Way is the name of the spiral galaxy in which our solar system is located. It is our home in space. The Earth orbits the Sun in the Solar System, and the Solar System is embedded within this vast galaxy of stars.

Does Lighting the Olympic Flame Involve Setting Fire to a Piece of 35mm Film?

Every two years, the lighting of the Olympic Flame amidst the ruins of the Temple of Hera is a pretty interesting performance. The torch is lit from the light of the Sun, using a parabolic mirror to focus the Sun's rays on the fuel in the torch and set it ablaze... but what exactly is that fuel? By the looks of it, at least a small part is a piece of 35mm film.

Greek Police Under Fire After ‘Shopping Injuries Out of Mug Shots

Mug shots and airbrushing are both photography-related, but they aren't commonly found together in stories. Not so with some ongoing controversy over in Greece, though. The police there may soon be under investigation after releasing a number of mug shots that appear to have been Photoshopped.

Why would they 'shop photos of suspected criminals, you ask? The claim is that the images were edited to hide injuries that were inflicted by officers during (or after) the arrests.