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Pictures: Celebrating Ramadan Around the World

This month many of the 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide will celebrate Ramadan with fasting and prayer.

Obama 'Sad To Lose' Tom Coburn As A Colleague

President Barack Obama reacted Friday to the retirement of Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), expressing that he was "sad to lose him as a colleague."<p>Coburn announced late Thursday that he planned to resign from his seat, nearly two years before his term is set to end. Obama and Coburn's working …

BBC 'turned blind eye' to Savile sex offences on up to 1,000 boys and girls

Corporation will be subject of damning review by Dame Janet Smith in which she will say BBC chiefs knew about crimes, but took no action<p>Jimmy Savile abused up to 1,000 children on BBC premises, a new report will claim.<p>An inquiry led by Dame Janet Smith, a former court of appeal judge, is expected …

Associated Press News

New York's Medical Marijuana Experiment Begins With Caution

<b>Listen · 4:18</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>New York is one of the only states in the Northeast without a medical marijuana program.<p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo was opposed to medical marijuana, and attempts to create a law have failed to get through the state Senate for years.<p>Now Cuomo has reversed …

Italy reform deal puts Berlusconi back centre stage

<b>Italy's controversial ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi has returned to the centre of the political stage, striking a reform deal with a centre-left rival.</b><p>Berlusconi was thrown out of parliament in 2013 after a tax fraud conviction.<p>But he still heads the opposition Forza Italia party and held lengthy talks …

Nun from El Salvador who gave birth to baby Francesco: 'He is a gift from God'

Sister Roxana Rodriguez, who gave birth to a baby boy and named him after the Pope, said she feels more like a mother than a nun<p>A nun from <b>El Salvador</b> who gave birth to a baby boy in <b>Italy</b>has described him as "a gift of god" and pledged to take care of him as she faces expulsion from the …

Unchecked global warming 'will double extreme El Niño weather events'

The world's most devastating global weather phenomenon – the weather events associated with "El Niño" – will double in frequency to once a decade if global warming remains unchecked, according to what scientists believe is a major step forward in the understanding of such events.<p>The last extreme El …

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Talented French Photogs Create Miniature Worlds Using Figurines and Food

Sorry, Mom, but playing with your food rocks. Especially if you do it with the imagination and exacting detail that French photographers Akiko Ida …

Smartphones versus DSLRs versus film: A look at how far we've come

With a deluge of three new cameras released every week, I'd completely lost perspective. Just how far have we come since film? Where would a modern …

Cameras

22 Portraits That Make Wonderful Use of Natural Window Light

Using Aperture Blending to Control Motion

For outdoor photography, there’s a very easy way to achieve motion blur effects AND get great image quality at the same time without using an ND …

Manipulating Natural Light in Wildlife Photography

Manipulating Natural Light in Wildlife Photography - Using side lighting, backlighting and silhouettes to add impact to your wildlife images

Nikon D3300 vs D3200: 5 Ways the Nikon D3300 improves on the D3200

u2026and 2 upgrades the Nikon D3300 is missing<p>The Nikon D3300 is arguably the manufacturer’s headline camera release at this year’s CES show in Las …

Cameras

Layering for Simplicity in Photoshop

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Mark Morrow.<p>As an active photographer in my area, I tend to receive a lot of interest and curiosity as to …

The World’s Quickest Lens Review - Fuji XF 23mm 1.4R

So here is probably the shortest review on a lens in the history of photography. Ready? Do you own a Fuji interchangeable X series camera? Yes? Go …

Architectural Photographer Imagines Building in 88 Different Configurations

If you think you have seen weird architecture, your ideas about the strange and bizarre are about to be stretched. Prepare yourself to see some of …

Fine Art B&W Using a 4th Dimension By Vassilis Tangoulis

White Silence<p>Juxtaposition, I’ve always found to be, perhaps, the most important part of a compelling character. What I mean is best illustrated by …

High School Football

Light painting to shoot a Ferrari California with a Westcott Icelight

Today we have other incredible team behind this light painting project using a Westcott Icelight. It is not the first time we have the privilege to …

When Photographers Attack: The 7 Most Controversial Issues in Photography Today

One of the absolute minefields for new folks entering the photography space is that they don't have any background to the multitude of “industry …

7 awesome ways to creatively use your on-camera flash.

Do you ever feel the need to have an artificial light source when photographing? You don’t have to look any further, as you probably already have a …

iPhone Street Photography Techniques

Street photography is an art that requires a photographer to anticipate and capture spontaneity. Many street photographers use DSLRs and film …

Mobile Photography

5 Simple Tips For Taking More Natural Family Portraits

Have you ever had a family portrait session, and either ran out of ideas, or didn’t know how to make the portraits look more natural? Below are 5 …

Parenting

9 Most Common Beauty Photography Mistakes

I would like to wrap up my Secrets to Crafting Top-Quality Beauty Portraits series in a quick roundup on the most common mistakes I have been …

Framing

How to Take Photos in Low Light

Images of night scenes never fail to impress. Night-time images have great ambiance, something which is often absent in flat, bright, daylight …

Landscape Photography