Twenty-four hours back Yahoo News reported on The World at Night's Third Annual Earth & Sky Photo Contest. Though its raison d'etre is to celebrate the beauty of the night sky, an important intention is to raise awareness of light pollution and atmospheric pollution.
The World at Night (TWAN) describes itself as "an international effort to present stunning nightscape photos and time-lapse videos of...
We'll close out the week by taking in two brand-new photo galleries that are as extremely different from one another as they are unusual. Each should appeal to the artist in you.
Michael Wolf's 'Density'
Hong Kong denizen Michael Wolf's photographs are, apparently, abstract images of lines and strips and patterns, when seen from a distance. Look closely, though, and you'll find that they're photographs of tall buildings and skyscrapers, shot closely.
—“Hot sausage and mustard! / While we're in the mood / Cold jelly and custard!" (Lyric: Lionel Bart)
Thus began the music in Carol Reed's unforgettable musical Oliver! as the Victorian workhouse orphans, supping on gruel, daydreamed about (relative) gastronomic delights.
And thus we also begin this unusual tri-part post, because it's all about food, glorious food!
Around the World
Execution of a Viet-Cong, Napalm Girl, and Reaching Out are the three iconic images of the Vietnam War. These photographs were taken by, respectively, Eddie Adams, Nick Ut, and Larry Burrows.
In all truth one other photographer's name ranks right up there; though somehow none of his Vietnam War images became an instantly-recognizable global sensation, his body of work is perhaps superior to those of any of the other three...
The photo album of the day for the story of the day comes from the Baltimore Sun's Darkroom. It illustrates the rescue of a woman after a seventeen-day ordeal of entombment – a miracle of survival – alongwith relevant images of the overall tragedy.
The overall tragedy is, as you might guess, the Bangladesh garment factory building collapse in which over a thousand people perished.
The album comprises of the work...
We've highlighted tutorials on various kinds of photography, such as Landscape Photography and Flower Photography, on this blog. One we haven't covered is Jewellery Photography. Jose Antunes brings just such a how-to for beginners on Photo Tuts+.
One good thing about photographing jewellery is that you don't need space – a tabletop will do.
What you will need – and all you really need to get started – is a light...
On this blog we do a weekly roundup of Photography News that is unusual, even peculiar or weird. Today, however, this weekly post is about charming, fascinating, and awesome Photography News.
Grant Podelco brings the story of a photographer who focusses on children with their toys.
Gabriele Galimberti's series of photos does not aspire to be high art; rather, it is a charming document of childhood, highlighting that which is...
If HDR is yesterday's craze then Tilt-Shift and Light Painting are probably duking it out to be crowned today's craze. For those who're inclined to give their vote to the latter, Darlene Hildebrandt presents the first of a multi-part lesson on Light Painting in DPSchool.
This article is unusually systematic and logical in its organization; it's more like a chapter of a Photography Book than your usual tutorial.
First, Hildebrandt provides...
This two-week event includes numerous talks, exhibitions, lectures, prizes, and such but its centrepiece is, of course, Sony World Photography Awards and the related exhibitions.
Sony broadly divides entries between a Professional and an Open section, each of which is subdivided into...
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