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By Ruth Bourne | A selection of interesting photography-related articles spotted by our Worcestershire Camera Club members. http://worcestershirecameraclub.co.uk/wcc33/                                                WCC members please contact Ruth to be added as a contributor.

Tokyo Is Yours: Seeking Sense Through Street Photography

<i>We previously published a selection of images from Meg Hewitt’s project Tokyo Is Yours during our 2016 Street Photography Awards. We reached out to Meg a year later to see if she had any news to share, and happily she has just published a book! Below you’ll find an all-new edit of images from her</i> …

Street Photography

Beautiful photos bring ancient hair traditions to the future

African hair braiding is a technique steeped in history and tradition and has long been a source of inspiration and curiosity. While the recent natural hair movement has brought about a huge change in the way women of African decent style and protect their hair, braiding is a practice that holds …

Hair

Guggenheim Releases More Than 1,700 Masterful Works of Modern Art Online

Spread across four venues in New York, Venice, Bilbao, and Abu Dhabi, the Guggenheim's permanent collection contains more than 7,000 pieces of modern art, including masterpieces by Picasso, Modigliani, and Pollock. And now, you can view over 1,700 artworks by more than 625 different artists from …

Art

The colourist changing the appearance of historical photos

Photography

Quirky Couple Travels Around the World to Playfully Interact with Architecture

Citing the street as their favorite workplace and the whole world as their canvas, Valencia-based couple Anna Devis and Daniel Rueda inventively interact with architecture. When paired with their love of travel, this playful interest culminates in a quirky and creative collection of photos that'll …

Architecture

Want to Sell Stock Photos? Here’s a Comparison of Major Services

Up until just recently I always scoffed at selling my work as stock photography. Let’s call it youthful arrogance. I always felt my work was worth …

Content Management

The 2017 High-End PC Buyers Guide for Photographers Running Photoshop

We're going to build our very own photographers PC, capable of working at blazing speeds with 50-megapixel images and dozens of layers in Adobe …

Graphics Cards

People Are Sharing Photos of Real-Life Places That Belong in a Wes Anderson Film

Director Wes Anderson is known for creating films with a striking visual style and delightfully eccentric characters. They're unforgettable; once you hear titles like <i>Moonrise Kingdom</i> or <i>The Grand Budapest</i> <i>Hotel</i>, you can instantly picture how they look. <i></i>Clad in retro-inspired color schemes and …

Wes Anderson

How Photographing an Abandoned Hotel Cost Me $2,800

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Backgrounds

Winners of the BigPictures wildlife images competition 2017 – in pictures

The fourth annual BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition aims to celebrate the diversity of life on Earth, and encourages people to protect and conserve it. Thousands of entries were received for the competition held by the California Academy of Sciences, and here are the winners

Nature

Brooklyn Beckham releases photography book: social media reacts

Brooklyn Beckham, Leica shooter and the son of Victoria and David, has apparently been interested in photography since his early teens and courted …

Social Media

5 Tips on Photographing Fireworks

The 4th of July is this coming Tuesday which means the sky will be filled with colors and there’ll be a long weekend full of fun activities leading …

How (Not) to Clean Your Sensor

'The Great Yellowstone Thaw' in Photographs

Great Yellowstone Thaw <i>airs Wednesdays, June 28 and July 5, at 9:00 pm</i>. <i>Episodes are available to stream the following morning here.</i><p>The three-part …

Yellowstone National Park

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Sebastiano Tomada<p>New York City, USA<p><b>Grand Prize Winner</b> <b><br>Photographer of the Year</b><p>Sebastiano Tomada is a photojournalist based in New York City and the …

The Advantages of Using a Single Lens for Professional Photography

When I go out and shoot, I normally rely only on my trustworthy Sigma 20mm f1.4 Art Lens. Yes, I use one lens only. I have been doing so for quite …

Photography

7 Steps to Create Street Photography Silhouettes

For the street photographer, shooting a perfect silhouette is a very gratifying moment. Just like anything else in street photography, not every …

Watch: Live Lab London

In May 2017, three Magnum photographers held a residency in the Magnum Print room in the Clerkenwell area of London. Mark Power, Carl de Keyzer and …

What Happens When You Photograph Copyrighted Work?

Featured Photo: Barbara Konecny, Head of Case Management at Pixsy, via Flickr || All rights reserved<p>Did you know that the Eiffel Tower’s lighting is …

Radiant Portraits of Opulent and Historic Russian Metro System

Canadian architect turned photographer David Burdeny presents a collection of images showcasing the stunning and elaborate Moscow and St. Petersburg Metro system in <i>A Bright Future- New Works from Russia</i>. The photographer spent two weeks shooting the aesthetically amazing stations and, as far as …

Russia

How the First Female Photographer Changed the Way the World Sees Algae

Anna Atkins, a British botanist working in the 19th century, transformed algae into art. Using early photographic techniques, Atkins portrayed the …

Women in Science

Is The US About to Ban Camera Gear on Carry-On Luggage for Planes?

If you’re anything like most photographers, you probably keep a pretty close eye on your camera gear when you’re travelling. Keeping it close and in …

Paul Edmonson on How to Capture Fine Art Landscape Images in "Heavily Photographed" Areas

You don’t start off talking about photography when you talk to Paul Edmondson about how he creates his striking fine art landscape images. You talk …

Ex-Apple designer & former Twitter engineer launch Halide, a premium iPhone camera app

An ex-Apple designer and former Twitter engineer have teamed up for a new take on iPhone photography, with today’s launch of their iOS camera app called Halide. The idea is to offer a variety of high-end tools for taking quality photographs, but packaged in a way where accessing those controls via …

Cameras

Google Abandons Its Nik Collection of Popular Photo Editing Software

Google received praise from photographers last year when it made its $150 Nik Collection of popular photo editing software 100% free. But alas, all …

Google

How Aperture Shapes LENS FLARE, and Other Lens Flare Tips

<b>You may also like "Laws of Light":</b> Separation<p>About Jay P. Morgan:<p>With more than two decades of experience Jay P. Morgan brings to his commercial …

Portrait Photography

Forget About Your Camera’s Base ISO Setting: ISO 50 is Your Best Bet When Shooting Raw

One of the benefits of today’s advanced digital cameras is that they offer extremely high ISO settings that deliver remarkable results under …

David Gibson: What makes great street photography?

<b>David Gibson, one of Britain’s best-known street shooters, talks to David Clark about the ethics, practicalities, frustrations and joys of street</b> …