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50 Of The Most Incredible Photos Of The National Geographic Photo Contest Of 2018

Jassen Todorov, a violinist and professor of music at San Francisco State University, whose aerial shot shows a vast boneyard in Southern California’s Mojave Desert. The area is well known for storing retired aircraft, where the dry air keeps corrosion away before they are eventually dismantled and scrapped for parts. What many are unaware of, however, is the huge stretch of land nearby that is set aside for recalled vehicles and is filled with row-upon-row of Audis and Volkswagens that cheated emissions tests between 2009-2015. “I have flown and explored…

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At long last, pet portraits with background blur are possible on the iPhone XR

The new iPhones have some great new photography features, but the XR lacks a couple, for instance portrait mode for non-people subjects, owing to its sadly having only the one camera. So last year! Fortunately third-party camera app Halide is here to help you get that professional-looking bokeh in your doggo shots. There’s more to this than simply the lack of a second camera. As you know, because you read my article, The future of photography is code — and the present too, really. What’s great about this is that…

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Flickr cuts down storage for free users, for some interesting reasons

Flickr is cutting down on storage for free users.Image: LightRocket via Getty Images Flickr found new ownership under Smugmug earlier this year, and inevitably, that comes with changes. The image hosting service has made a big one: Free accounts will be limited to 1,000 photos from Jan. 8, 2019, a significant cut from the terabyte of storage that was previously offered to users. SEE ALSO: Apple’s new MacBook Air is fine. Just fine. If you’ve reached 1,000 photos, you won’t be able to upload any more. If you’re already over…

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Protest and parade on the streets of San Francisco

The 80s were a decade of demonstration for California photographer Janet Delaney. As her photos are collected in a book and the city stirs again she talks about her work In 1981, at the start of the Reagan years, photographer Janet Delaney decamped from the South of Market or SoMa neighbourhood in her beloved San Francisco, where she had lived since her teens, to a new home in the Mission district. Aged just 29, she had spent the previous few years documenting social change and gentrification in SoMa. I was…

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Do you look like your dog? Canine-human lookalikes in pictures

Canine-human lookalikes photographed by Gerrard Gethings Gerrard Gethings says: Certain breeds would be essential because of their unique characteristics: Afghan hounds, poodles, pugs, bulldogs etc. I put out the word on social media and was inundated with dogs. I chose 10 of them and then set out to find their human counterpart. Fenella and Georgine, a Saluki Fenella and Georgine, a saluki The plan was to shoot the dogs, find the humans, style them, then have them behave or pose in a similar way. This process would be repeated until…

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I Went To Paris To Show That It Is Not All About The Eiffel Tower And Fancy Shops

I’m David Tesinsky from Prague and I’m an independent photographer of the subcultures, urban cultures, street stories and people’s stories in general AKA reportage/social documentary photography. I’ve made this series about “different” perspective of this city when you point your eyes up from Eiffel tower down to the ground to show that this city is not just a fake romance.

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The Ecologist on a Mission to Count New York’s Whales

The first thing you notice about ecologist Arthur Kopelman is his giant white beard. The second is the gold whale charm dangling from his earlobe—a symbol of the creature that has consumed his thoughts for decades. “I don't think I’ve ever seen him without it,” says Joe Carrotta, a photographer who documented Kopelman's whale-watching cruises up and down the New York coast last summer. The boat rides allow Kopelman to collect data for the Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island—an organization he co-founded in 1996—while also educating passengers…

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Nigerian Photographer Takes Stunning Portraits Of Diverse African People

Her name is Bisola Mofeoluwa Bamuyiwa, owner of her own photography company BMB studio in Lagos, Nigeria. With a talent like hers you would think she had studied photography all her life, but in fact, her only degree is in Project Management Technology from the Lagos State University. Bamuyiwa said she was self-taught with the help of YouTube and photography mentors. In high-school she bought her first camera, documenting school parties, and began her professional career in 2012. While her work traditionally falls under the ‘lifestyle, portrait and wedding” categories, she has…

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How Differently The Same Ugly/Ordinary Location Looks To Professional Photographer Vs Amateur

We’ve all become so blind to the beauty around us that you have to retrain your brain to see things in a new way. This was one of my biggest fears when I first started. I thought I had to have the best locations to have full control over the environment I would be shooting in. That’s when I discovered that almost any location can be a good location, you just have to learn how to see it. Martin, expensive gear isn’t necessary. If you have a cheaper ‘slower’ telephoto…

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Mom Giving Birth Doesnt Realize Her Corgi Never Leaves Her Side, Then Photographer Shows Her These Pics

As a birth photographer, each chance I get to document a home birth is special, but this family holds a special place in my heart. I’ve had the honor of capturing the births of two of Brooke’s three children. In each case, she had a very special family member there to help her through the experience. I remember with the first, the birth of her son Boyd, she had a sweet corgi by the name of Ryder. Ryder was so loving and caring. He would come and check on his…

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I Take Photos Of Cats High On Catnip, And Its Sooo Much Fun (19 Pics)

Recently finished a project about cats’ love for the green stuff. 1/what is this nip, I don’t feel anything 2/hey wai.. 3/:nip kicks in: 4/ ou yeaahhh reply View More Replies… reply View More Replies… Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/i-take-photos-of-cats-high-on-catnip/

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A Rare Bird’s-Eye View of Hong Kong’s Vanishing Rooftop Culture

The district of Kowloon, Hong Kong, is a crowded place—there are 124,000 people packed into each of its 18 square miles. Apartments can be amazingly small. The dearth of parks doesn’t help. So Kowloonians use whatever space they can find, often escaping to the tops of buildings to walk their dogs, hang laundry, or just take a catnap. Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze is one of them—only he takes to the roof with his camera, documenting unsuspecting strangers on shorter buildings below. The images appear in his stunning new book Concrete Stories. "It's…

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The Desert Is Taking Over Dubai And Abu Dhabi, And The Photos Are Stunning

The battle between nature and humans is rarely starker than here in the UAE. The barren landscape has been built over with eye-watering speed, as Dubai for example has grown from an unremarkable port town to bustling metropolis in the space of a few short decades. Nature has a knack of striking back however, and Irenaeus documents this with his surreal, apocalyptic aerial photos that show the desert slowly eating away at highways and settlements in the Emirates. Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/desert-aerial-drone-photography-irenaeus-herok-dubai/

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These glasses can help people with disabilities use technology without their hands

Game Boy Camera and a fancy Canon zoom lens: Low-tech meets high-tech.Image: bastiaan ekeler The Game Boy Camera isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you think “high end.” The unusual peripheral, released in 1998, could be inserted into the Nintendo handheld’s cartridge slot to give you a lo-fi digital camera capable of capturing a 128×112 black and white image. Now, a full 20 years later, someone’s managed to make the thing work with a massive Canon zoom lens. SEE ALSO: ‘Neon Advance’ reminds us that some…

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The Spectacular Wonders of Europe’s Libraries

Veteran photographer Robert Dawson earned his bona fides in the 1980s and ’90s shooting spectacular images of the American West, often intended to highlight environmental threats such as drought and overdevelopment. Around the turn of the millennium, though, Dawson refocused on a seemingly unrelated subject: libraries. He began traveling across the country, photographing hundreds of them from the modest to the monumental. The project culminated in 2014 with the publication of The Public Library: A Photographic Essay. The Library of Congress ended up purchasing the archive for its permanent collection.…

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