Mark El-Miniawi

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Artificial sweeteners found in river water and drinking supplies

Canadian researchers think they have found a great way to trace the travels of treated sewage after it is discharged into rivers: Follow the artificial sweeteners.<p>The scientists found elevated concentrations of four sweeteners - cyclamate, saccharin, sucralose, and acesulfame – in water samples …

18 Fun Examples of How Balloons Can Make Any Image Stand Out

What is it about balloons that such simple objects can add so much to our experience? Is it something to do with the nature of balloons themselves — …

British Journal of Photography Focuses on Smartphone Photos With FLTR Magazine

Those who see iPhoneography as some kind of barbarian invasion may want to give their DSLRs an extra hug after hearing this: The venerable <i>British</i> …

Philip Bloom, Barbie Camera Challenge

Christmas Light Photography Tips

At this time of year, many of the world’s cultures and religions celebrate holidays that involve lights. While the use of lights and candles is often …

How to Choose a Location for Your Photo Shoot

If you are the type of photographer, that like me, prefers to work outdoor rather then in a studio, the effort in choosing the right locations is …

Landscape Photography

Creating Clarity in Your Images

Clarity, sharpness, and crispness are three terms that are frequently used to express the properties of a good photo. While there is probably no …

"My Home" photo contest winners announced

December 19, 2013 /Photography News/ PictureCompete is very pleased to present the finalists in “My Home” photography competition.<p><b>First Place:</b> Daria …

Teacher Vows to Complete Doodles on Student's Exams

Redditor Squeezymo is a teacher at an all-girls Catholic school in Bangkok, Thailand who has vowed to complete or add to any drawings that students leave on homework assignments or exams. The quirky educator manages to add drawings and text in red ink to the young pupils' doodles, turning them into …

Start to See Photographically In Six Easy Steps

The 7 Deadly Sins of Portrait Photography

Everybody makes mistakes, even the best photographers out there make them. The key isn't to not make mistakes but to be aware of them and to learn …

The best independent photobooks of 2013

From people snapped snorting cocaine in cars to abandoned fireworks in the former Tory HQ, it's been a vintage year for limited-edition artists' books. Here is the pick of the bunch<p>The photobook is still how most people absorb photography, and as the thriving book markets at Unseen Amsterdam and …

Photographers Put Together Hilarious NYC Taxi Driver Pinup Calendar for Charity

We love a good photo series that can put a smile on our faces, and when those photos are also being taken for a good cause, well, we really couldn’t …

Photography's golden age

<b>John Chillingworth is a photographer that few have heard of, even among those who have some knowledge of the genre. Yet, his work featured in the UK's best known illustrated magazine, Picture Post, which first hit the presses 75 years ago and ran for almost 20 years until 1957.</b><p>A new book looks to …

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

Top 10 Photos of the Year 2013

We are very excited that PictureSocial, the photography network, is rapidly approaching the 1 million photos uploaded mark and our admins have been …

Make An LED Holiday Light Out Of Pennies

And a lemon, and some other stuff. But mostly pennies.<p>Skip the tangled strings of holiday lights this year and go wireless using a few copper-coated cents. U.S. pennies minted since 1982 conceal a zinc core. If exposed to acid, the zinc dissolves and frees electrons for use in a circuit. The …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

Street Photography - Weekly Photography Challenge

Street Photography - Weekly Photography Challenge: some tips, examples, and a few articles to read to help you find courage to get out there and do …

Street Photography

Remember lots of passwords with this trick - Futurity

A new scheme lets people create 100 or more passwords by remembering—and regularly rehearsing—a few one-sentence stories.

Instagram Account Photoshops Selfies if You Ask… Sometimes Even if You Don’t

Here’s a new way to be violated in the social media era: Post a photo of yourself on Instagram, then wait for somebody you don’t know and didn’t …

How to Look More Photogenic for a Camera: Squinching

Think you don’t need to know how to pose and look pretty for portraits because you make it a point to be behind the camera rather than in front of …

Incredible Collection of Pictures from and Inspired by Alexander Payne's Film 'Nebraska'

Most of us brush off notices either on SMS or via email that we have won some kind of prize. These can range from winning a car to large cash …

10 photo highlights today

The picture editor of the Guardian brings you a selection of top photographs from around the world<p>• For more from the Guardian picture desk today see our live blog

How To Shoot Amazing Photographs Indoors With Nothing But Window Light

For some photos, nothing beats the natural beauty of ambient light. When used correctly natural light can create soft portraits that bring out great …

Grab a Coffee & Settle In - 33 Great Photography Links

The world of photography has been buzzing all week with great photographers and artists posting their work for the world to enjoy. Toad Hollow …

Landscape Photography

The Biggest Mistake a Photographer Could Make

We photographers always seem to be on the sidelines, shooting scenes but not actually <i>involved</i> in the action. This can leave us feeling ‘disconnected’ …

10 Tips to Motivate You out of a Photography Rut

Are all your photos starting to look the same? Break out of your photography rut and get the creative juices flowing with these 10 tips.

How to Take a Self Portrait

Although you might think that a photographer would love taking a self portrait, it’s actually one of the most difficult pictures to take. With self …

Mohammad Rakibul Hasan

<i>Sarah Stankey shares work submitted to Lenscratch…</i><p>Trees in the park provide shelter to urban birds<p>Mohammad Rakibul Hasan‘s work creates a beautiful …