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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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Under a millimeter wide and powered by light, these tiny cameras could hide almost anywhere

As if there weren’t already cameras enough in this world, researchers created a new type that is both microscopic and self-powered, making it possible to embed just about anywhere and have it work perpetually. It’s undoubtedly cool technology, but it’s probably also going to cause a spike in tinfoil sales. Engineers have previously investigated the possibility of having a camera sensor power itself with the same light that falls on it. After all, it’s basically just two different functions of a photovoltaic cell — one stores the energy that falls…

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Ominous Views of Japan’s New Concrete Seawalls

In 2011, a devastating tsunami crashed into the northeast coast of Japan, destroying entire villages, killing thousands and causing a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In the wake of the disaster, the Japanese government implemented a number of reforms, including relocating coastal villages to higher land and forbidding further development along the northeast coastline.

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Photographer Tiptoes Through The Tulips To Shoot Harvest Mice, And The Result Will Make Your Day

These super cute photos were taken by Miles Herbert, a British photographer who runs Captivelight, holding workshops and photography tuition for people who are interested in capturing “birds of prey, reptiles, frogs and other beasties.” “Watching and photographing them is absolutely fascinating and only slightly addictive.” Scroll down to check out the cuteness overload for yourself, and let us know what you the comments below! Image credits: Miles Herbert/Caters News Image credits: Miles Herbert/Caters News Image credits: Miles Herbert/Caters News Image credits: Miles Herbert/Caters News Image credits: Miles Herbert/Caters News…

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Amazing Colorized Versions Of Black-And-White Photos Make History Come Alive

It’s incredible how adding a little color to an old photograph can make it feel so much more real. Compare these black-and-white pictures with their colorized versions and watch history come alive! Slide Slide Slide Slide Slide Slide Read more: http://www.clickhole.com/splitpic/amazing-colorized-versions-black-and-white-photos–1262

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The Tortured Faces of International Tournament Chess Players

In 1987, Russian grandmasters Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov faced off in Seville, Spain for the World Chess Championship. David Lloda, then a nine-year-old boy growing up the small northern town of Asturias, remembers being captivated by a newspaper photograph of the two chess geniuses. “Two grown men, playing a mysterious game, with those little figures carved in wood?” he recalls thinking. “That seemed interesting.” A few days later, a teacher at Lloda’s school taught him the basic chess moves, sparking a lifelong passion for the game that has persisted…

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We were just a normal family: Che Guevaras daughter remembers her father

Aleida Guevara with her father Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, Havana, 1964 On the right is my father, cigar in hand, talking to his lifelong friend 50 years ago, on 9 October, 1967. Our mother formed our values and kept him alive in our memory long after he died. She never used him as a way to tell us off or threaten us. Papi was always the good guy. We never enjoyed any privileges: my father was opposed to that, and my mother maintained the line. When she became a…

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The Colorful Soviet Mosaics Decorating Ukraine’s Streets

Ukraine gained independence from the Soviet Union more than 25 years ago, but vestiges of communism remain. On streets across the country, the faces of industrious peasants, inventive engineers, and pioneering astronauts still beam from propaganda mosaics adorning everything from apartment blocks to movie theaters. Yevgen Nikiforov documents more than 1,000 mosaics and other monumental public artworks in Decommunized: Ukrainian Soviet Mosaics. The photographs are a kaleidoscope of color, depicting an idealized, futuristic vision of Soviet life that mesmerizes Nikiforov—no matter how short it falls from reality. "What amazes me…

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