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Pictures of the Week 3.7.14

Apple security update fixes iOS vulnerability

Apple on Friday released the latest update of its mobile operating system. It's of note because it fixes an SSL connection issue, an important encryption vulnerability.<p>SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer, is one of the most basic forms of encrypting Internet traffic. Without it, almost anybody can see …

Information Security

Weekend readers' best photographs: neighbours

From birds to trees: your best pictures on this week's theme, neighbours

Pictures of the Week 2.21.14

Reading Between the Lines of Redacted NSA Documents

Sometimes the most interesting part of a classified document is what is blacked out. That's where you can tell, by context, what kind of information …

Mexico's most wanted drug lord arrested

Mexico's most wanted man, drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman, known as El Chapo or "Shorty", has been captured in Mexico in what marks a major coup in a grisly fight against drug gangs.<p>After 13 years on the run, Guzman was captured early on Saturday morning in a hotel in Mazatlan, a resort city located on …

Chelsea Handler Calls Out Sexist Punctuation

Chelsea Handler struck back at the <i>New York Times</i> for pushing her to the margins in a recent article about Jimmy Fallon and other late night TV hosts. …

Comedy Central

Artistic Photography by Alexandra Benetel

Alexandra Benetel Photography.<p>Check out the mystical and artistic photographs by Alexandra Benetel, a young photographer from from Sydney, Australia. …

A Retired Traveler's Breathtaking Photos of International Landscapes

Bangkok-based Thai photographer Weerapong Chaipuck discovered his passion for photography after an early retirement from the medical profession. Now, Chaipuck travels the world, snapping shots of all the beautiful landscapes he comes across. His breathtaking images offer eye-catching perspectives …

Sochi 2014: 10 high contrast shots at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

The Winter Olympics are immensely colourful, but sometimes you don’t need much colour to make a beautiful picture. Here are 10 examples of images which excel on account of the simple contrast between light and dark

Released By Love: A Behind The Scenes Look at a Unique Engagement Concept

Simeon Quarrie of Vivida is back at it again, giving us a behind the scenes look at yet another of his equal parts intricate and subtle pre-wedding …

Photos of Underwater Artificial Coral Reefs Fuse Conservationist Work and Underwater Photography

Jason deCaires Taylor is a British sculptor dedicated to the creation of modern underwater sculptures which eventually transform into artificial …

Big Picture: One In Eight Hundred, by Mario Wezel

Emmy, five, was born with Down's syndrome in Denmark. The title of German photographer Mario Wezel's study of her and her family, One In Eight Hundred, refers to the odds that her parents, Martin and Karina, were given at their prenatal screening of having a baby with the condition.<p>The cut-off …

Understanding the Sunny 16 Rule

Once upon a time during the film era of photography…photographers had to keep a light meter handy at all times so they could take readings to get …

The 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

NPPA Attorney Explains Photographers’ Rights and How to Deal with the Police

The folks over at <i>PDN</i> recently sat down with National Press Photographers Association attorney Mickey Osterreicher to talk about photographers’ …

Gorgeous LA Sunrise Photo is Collage of 60 Images

Photographer Dan Marker-Moore recently created this stunning collage using 60 photos he had taken over the course of one LA sunrise. Each diagonal line, though barely visible, represents a different image and was taken a few minutes after the image to its left. It's like the City of Angels is …

Photography

The Brave Catholics of China

The Missionary’s Curse and Other Tales from a Chinese Catholic Village<p>by Henrietta Harrison<p>University of California Press, 276 pp., $65.00; $26.95 …

Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 Release Candidate Goes Live for Photoshop CS6 and CC

Yesterday, Adobe released the Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 release candidate for both Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC. Full of the usual updates in terms of …

Professional Skydive Photographer Puts the Nikon D5300 Through Its Paces

Apparently the newest, coolest way to show off your new camera is by sending it up with some professional skydivers and telling them to have at it. …

Photographer Reveals Beautiful Landscapes and Rich Cultures

After getting a glimpse of medical professional-turned-photographer Weerapong Chaipuck‘s stunning series of travel and landscape photography, we knew we had to share a little bit more from his growing collection–ones that have more of a personal touch, featuring the wonderful people he's met along …

5 Tips For Capturing Great Street Portraits

It can be a bit daunting to go up to a stranger on the street and ask them to take their photo, but after a day or two it becomes addictive! Here are …

Digital Photography

The Secret Life of Robots

Toby Atticus Fraley, who brought us the Fraley's Robot Repair, an art installation that ended dramatically after 18 months, has a new exhibit in …