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#WHPsplitsecond asked community members to make pictures that capture a candid, fleeting moment in time, like this image by Lorita Catarin (@loritapc) of Switzerland. This photo was captured on Lake Maggiore, where she often goes to watch and photograph local birds. “It all happens in an instant,” Lorita says. “It requires a little bit of patience — and some luck with nature!” Follow along as we feature some of our favorite submissions throughout the week, and check out more at blog.instagram.com. Photo by @loritapc

VSCO isn't playing Instagram's game, but it’s still thriving

But unless you're one of the 30 million monthly users of the free app, you may not know that the company behind VSCO, the Oakland, California-based Visual Supply Company, has been quietly building its own photo sharing network for the last couple of years. It's called Grid, and activity on the …

Yale University Unveils 170,000 Fascinating Photos Documenting the Great Depression and WWII

During the mid-1930s, in the thick of the Great Depression, the New Deal administration sent photographers like Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and Arthur Rothstein to document all walks of American life across the country. Under the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, those …

Great Depression

Here’s How Camera Brands Have Fared on Flickr Over the Past 5 Years

Flickr recently gathered up photo and camera data to review the past year, and now the company is doing some number crunching to reveal major trends …

Winners of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Showcase Animals at Their Funniest

The newly-launched Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards hopes that you’ll chuckle when you see one of their images. You aren’t laughing at them, rather, but with them—these lighthearted photos are meant to be hilarious. The unusual competition combines funny portraits of animals with technical …

6 Things You Can Do to Improve Image Quality Without Spending a Dime

The first instinct most will have when looking to improve image quality is to buy better gear. It's so easy to blame low image quality on your crappy …


Crafty Pop-Up Book Opens Up Into a Functional Pinhole Camera

Artist Kelli Anderson designed a book that teaches readers about the art of photography–with an actual pop-up camera. Using the 1800s-era pinhole technique as inspiration, Anderson crafted her book in such a way that light could only enter through a small opening, exposing the embedded photo …

Pinhole Cameras

The New Yorker wants younger readers — but not enough to change itself

David Remnick describes his job like this: "to get <i>The New Yorker</i> from one shore to the other shore with our soul intact and...our clothes dry."<p>The …

How to Save Images Using Export in Lightroom

Reader feedback tells me that some people are confused by Lightroom’s Export process. I think the confusion is caused by not completely understanding …


Wildlife photographer of the year 2015 winners - in pictures

Canadian amateur photographer Don Gutoski has been named wildlife photographer of the year at London’s Natural History Museum for his image, Tale of two foxes. Here are the winning images in all categories

Nature Photography

20 Of The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.<p>Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.

Abandoned Buildings

Light Raises $25 Million To Put A DSLR-Quality Camera In Your Next Smartphone

Our phones have turned everyone into a photographer and laid waste to a huge portion of the camera market. But even though we use our phones these days to take all of our pictures, the cameras in our phones still can’t compare to something like a $2,000 DSLR camera.<p>A Palo Alto-based startup called …



Street Photography Tips for Beginners

It is a very natural urge for photographers to document the swirling life around them. We often find ourselves drawn into, as observers, a number of …

Street Photography

Top Tips from 14 of the World’s Best Architectural Photographers

Architectural photographers have a very demanding job. In order to capture a building or structure in a way that is both aesthetically pleasing and …

Landscape Photography

How to Make an Architecture Space Look and Feel Natural in a Photo

The New Age of Architectural Photography Gone are days of interior photos looking like furniture showrooms. So, too, are the days of exterior photos …


Double Fantasy: Rarely Seen Photos of Yoko Ono and John Lennon

Nearly 35 years ago, John Lennon and <b>Yoko Ono</b> posed for their <i>Double Fantasy</i> album cover. The resulting image, by photographer <b>Kishin Shinoyama</b>, was taken during one of the couple’s last photo shoots before John’s death in December 1980. “His music, her opinions, their whole creative relationship had …

Yoko Ono

Do Keywords Matter in Google's Hummingbird World?

Rolled out in late 2013, the Google search engine Hummingbird delivers answers instead of educated guesses. Powered by semantic search, results are …

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