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By Ruth Bourne | Articles, images, hints, tips and more: collated by and for members of Worcestershire Camera Club, UK.

World Bodypainting Festival: Models transformed into amazing artworks

<b>Austria has held its 21st World Bodypainting Festival in the city of Klagenfurt.</b><p>Artists painted the bodies of models, creating spectacular results. Here some of the most stunning photos.<p>The festival was founded in 1998 and has grown to host competitors from more than 50 nations.<p>There are special …

Streetwear

Bird’s the word: Competition brings our feathered friends to life

A LONG-TAILED tit is captured with its wings spread and hovering majestically next to an icicle in this stunning photograph.<p>The perfectly-timed snap …

Birds

Interview: Artist Stretches Delicate Strands of Thread to Produce Awe-Inspiring Rainbows Indoors

Artist Gabriel Dawe creates awe-inspiring thread art that is seemingly magic. Simply put: he makes rainbows indoors. Known for delicate site-specific installations, the massive pieces span sections of art galleries—but that’s not all! His work also appears in places where anyone can see it, …

Art

Moment overhauls its iOS and Android camera app with "pro" shooting features

For a small price<p>Moment has long offered a simple camera app to go along with its custom smartphone lenses. But now, the company has overhauled that app into something much more capable, allowing you to access full manual options and have more control over your phone’s camera.<p>The new “Pro” features …

Apps

How to Take Better Fireworks Photos With Your iPhone

It’s not a 4th of July celebration without fireworks, and it’s not the day after 4th of July without an Instagram feed filled with people’s terrible …

Mobile Photography

Laurie Campbell photographs a seagull swallowing chick whole

Heartbreaking images show seagull flying off with a bird's chick in its mouth as mother fights to save its life<p><b>Smaller bird had chick stolen by</b> …

Birds

July 2018 Recommended Reading for Serious Photographers

Now that July is upon us and the days are getting hotter and hotter (at least here in Southern California), I thought it would be a good idea to …

Street Photography

Photographers on What “Street Photography” Means to Them

There are nearly as many definitions of the term “street photography” as there are photographers who make street photographs. Is the genre defined by …

Street Photography

Masters of Landscape Photography: Seers of scenery

<b>A new book, Masters of Landscape Photography, features insights from some of the biggest names in the genre. Consultant editor Ross Hoddinott talks</b> …

Landscape Photography

Drone Photography: Aerial Facades

I don't know if you are familiar to the Instagram hashtag: #StraightFacades, it's a cool hashtag where users would take pictures of facades of …

Aerial Photography

Explosive high-speed smartphone photography

In this video, COOPH teaches you how to shoot incredible high-speed photography. Featuring some funny and creative ideas, they show you how to master …

Photography

Who’s Driving Tokyo?

Oleg TolstoyIn Japan, drivers rated “y ūryō untensh”—excellent driver—have their own stands at major stations and special markings on their cabs. Highly-rated drivers offer their passengers solitude and privacy. Here, a series of street portraits that pay homage to these respected …

Street Photography

Incredible Landscape Photos Show Why Iceland Is a Photographer’s Paradise

Over the past 15 years, tourism in Iceland has grown considerably. Exploding from about 600,000 foreign visitors a year in 2000 to 4.4 million in 2014, the industry shows no signs of slowing down. Iceland's picturesque landscape is irresistible, particularly for photographers.<p>From icy glaciers and …

Photography

Photographing The Milky Way | Ideal Camera Settings

Have you recently ventured away from your city or suburban home and seen the night sky, even the Milky Way, with your unaided eyes? Whenever people …

Landscape Photography

Photographer Visualizes Hearing Loss as Artistically Blurred Street Photography

Viewing his photos as paintings, Chilean photographer Eduardo Asenjo Matus has a unique technique for capturing the spirit of his environment. Using a neutral density filter, he employs long exposures to focus in on his primary subject, leaving the rest in an artistic blur. The former graphic …

Street Photography

21 Atmospheric Photos Taken in the Rain

Rain in Lisbon © Julia Guo (@mesmeri)<p>Rhinebeck in the Rain © John Duke Kisch (@john_duke_kisch)<p>On rainy days, when the average pedestrian might opt …

New York City

The Best Fujifilm Cameras

We like Fujifilm’s mirrorless cameras because of their excellent image quality and regular camera-improving firmware updates; a Fujifilm camera is …

Learn Photography - Lightroom Tips for Beginners

'Click, click, click, I never wait': the everyday genius of Sabine Weiss

These images are my secret garden, my spiritual nest egg, my personal intimate memory<p>‘I am coming!” Sabine Weiss shouts as she descends from her studio to greet me. At 93, the Swiss-French photographer is immaculately presented and immediately comes across as a force to be reckoned with – holding …

Street Photography

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is a pocket storage powerhouse

SanDisk's speedy new rugged SSD is water-resistant and comes in capacities up to 2TB.<p>Sarah Tew, CNET's photographer here in New York, shoots tons of products for me. But rarely have I seen her as excited about a product as San Disk's new Extreme Portable SSD.<p>That's because the 38.9-gram Extreme …

Gear & Gadgets

Court Rules Copying Photos Found on Internet is Fair Use

A Virginia federal court has made a decision that photographers won’t be happy to hear: the court ruled that finding a photo on the Internet and then …

Film Festivals

How to Shoot Awesome Long Exposure Photos at Night: 6 Tips from Serge Ramelli

Long exposure photography, when done right, can produce some stunning images. Even better is long exposure photography at night, which can transform …

Landscape Photography

How to Shoot Defocused Firework Photos

I’m photographer David Johnson, and in this tutorial I’ll be sharing how I shoot long-exposure photos of defocused fireworks.<p>Gear List<p>Canon EOS 5D …

Landscape Photography

Three Uses for High ISO you Might Not Know

You may already know that the ISO setting is used to control your camera’s sensitivity to light. When you use a high ISO setting essentially you are …

Digital Photography

Stunning image of a grizzly bear about to guzzle a salmon leaping from an Alaskan lake wins British wildlife snapper an international photo contest

• <b>Nick Dale, from London, beat hundreds of snappers from around world to win the 'In the Wild' competition</b>• <b><br>He captured the moment a grizzly bear opened</b> …

Wildlife

Dynamic Range 01

Better contrast range in shadows (when direct bright light does not reach the eye)<p>Dynamic range falls into three areas:<br>Photopic Vision - Cone based …

Photography

Giant Serpent Emerges From the Sea Off the Coast of France

Photo: Loïc Vincent<p>Just off the shore of the Loire estuary outside of Nantes, France, a slithering serpent rises from the water. Completed in 2012, <i>Serpent d'océan</i> is an impressive 425-foot (130 meters) sculpture by French Chinese contemporary artist Huang Yong Ping and is part of the Estuaire …

Ancient History

Imaginary Worlds Brought to Life With Unexpected Photo Combinations

Have you ever dreamt of surfing on clouds or exploring the sparkling spiral arms of the galaxy? German self-taught Photoshop expert Justin Peters visualizes these surreal fantasies in his growing portfolio of digital art. Inspired by Pablo Picasso’s quote, “Everything you can imagine is real,” …

Art

770-Room Luxury Hotel by Zaha Hadid Architects Opens in Macau

As Asia's top entertainment destination, Macau saw over 32 million visitors pass through the city in 2017. And now, travelers have a new luxury hotel to spend the night in with the opening of the Morpheus Hotel. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the 770 room hotel is nestled into Macau's City of …

Architecture