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The Shot: Moms, Kids and Mother’s Day

To celebrate Mother's Day, you'd be hard-pressed to find a project more poignant than photographer Winky Lewis and writer Susan Conley's book, STOP HERE. THIS IS THE PLACE. As neighbors and close friends who've lived on the same street in Portland, Maine, for 11 years, the women embarked on a …

Parenting

The Photographer: Winky Lewis

THIS IS A STORY ABOUT TWO FRIENDS — a photographer and a writer in Portland, Maine, who tried an experiment. At the start of every week for 52 weeks Winky sent Susan a photograph, and by the end of that week Susan sent a tiny story back — a moment in time that talked to the photograph. The …

Motherhood

The Selects: Stop Here. This is the Place

Life after Ebola

<b>It has been four years since the Ebola virus outbreak in the West African states of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone was first reported. Photographer Hugh Kinsella Cunningham has been back to document the people still living with the legacy of the disease.</b><p>The outbreak in 2014 caused more deaths …

Disease

Week in pictures: 10 - 16 February 2018

<b>Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week.</b><p>A climber moves up an ice cascade under a starry night in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.<p><b>All photographs are copyrighted.</b>

Nikolas Cruz

Backlands: The Story of Two Brazils

The sudden arrival of new technologies, like the internet and mobile networks, to the rural countryside of Brazil has enabled a profound cultural transformation. The current generation, now instantly connected to new references, has begun to migrate in search of opportunities away from the …

Brazil

Next Of Kin: Documenting the Intimate Aftermath of War

There is an image at the beginning of Inbal Abergil’s recent book, <i>Next of Kin,</i> that nailed me to my seat as soon as I flipped to the page. In the photograph, boxes, backpacks, and plastic containers are stacked high in an industrial storage locker. There’s an army combat uniform and a carefully …

Genealogy

Glass-floor frights and snake bites: Monday’s best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, including Chinese New Year celebrations and jungle survival training in Thailand

Sydney Opera House

Lens Hood Basics: What You Need to Know

If you’re new to photography, you may be wondering what’s the big deal with lens hoods. Here’s a quick two-minute breakdown of why exactly you’ll …

Photography

California's High Cost of Living Is Pushing Really Right Stuff to Rehome in Utah, Big Plans Ahead

High-end tripod and camera support company Really Right Stuff is moving their headquarters and manufacturing operations. They also have big plans …

San Luis Obispo

Working With a Limited Color Palette in Studio

During the conceptual stages of a portrait shoot, when deciding which color palette to incorporate, could less possibly be more? This brief video …

Tutorials

It's Arrived: The Joy of Bringing Home a New Camera

After many long months of waiting, my new D850 has finally arrived! If you read my previous article about the joy/trauma of being on backorder, …

Photography

First Impressions: Fujifilm X-H1 (The New Flagship)

<i>Fujifilm isn’t messing around, The X-H1 looks like a beast on paper… but how is it in person? Let’s find out.</i><p>On Thursday Fujifilm launched their new …

FUJIFILM

Living and Traveling in a Vehicle as a Full-Time Landscape Photographer

Have you ever wondered how people start full time in photography and even take it one step further by working and living as a full-time landscape …

Photography

NiSi Develops Square Filters With a Holder System for Smartphones

NiSi Filters is currently developing a filter holder system with square filters for your smartphone. On the surface this may seem like a gimmick, …

Amazing

The Amazing Camera Work Involved in the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch

Seemingly the whole world stopped and watched the successful SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch a couple of weeks ago. Here's an inside look at the camera …

Elon Musk

Markus Hofstaetter Shoots Steampunk with a Handheld Wet Plate Camera

<i>Yes, you read it right. Markus Hofstaetter shows us how it’s possible to shoot a wet plate camera HANDHELD.</i><p>Remember portrait and wedding photographer …

Photography

Camera Review: Leica CL

When Leica introduced the TL2, the company sought to make a mirrorless camera with a bold, minimalist design statement. The CL shares many of the …

Cameras

Panasonic’s GH5S Can Record 4K/60p in Camera

Typically when companies update their flagship cameras, they increase the resolution. Not so for the Panasonic GH5S–an update to the GH5S which …

Cinematography

Camera Review: Nikon D850 DSLR

Those of us of a certain vintage remember the day we dropped our dial-up modems in favor of broadband. It was a revelatory experience. We look back …

Camera Review: Canon’s Full-Frame 6D Mark II

When Canon’s original 6D was launched in 2012, it was pitched as an easy on-ramp to full-frame photography or a less expensive second body for 5D …

Camera Review: Leica TL2 Mirroless

Design has always been one of Leica’s hallmarks. With the TL2, the company has steered directly against the prevailing current in mirrorless camera …

Camera Review: Fujifilm X-T20 Mirrorless Camera

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” Though the sentiment is Steve Jobs’s, the ethos applies to Fujifilm. …

Sony Alpha

PhotoPlus Expo 2017: Ricoh Launches New Star-Series Lenses

Ricoh is readying a new generation of high-performance Star-series lenses that the company says are its highest performing to date to coax out …

Cameras

18 people you need to follow on Instagram if you're a mountain biker - MBR

Inspiration by the bucketload<p>Follow these amazing Instagrammers if you want to see a constant feed of inspirational images and jaw dropping scenes.<p>If …