The Real Chernobyl: From Commission to Transmission in Two Weeks


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Merrily waving goodbye to Donald Trump after his UK visit, I heard we had been commissioned to produce a one hour ‘Real Chernobyl’ documentary. The brief to find and speak to key witnesses and survivors of the nuclear disaster. Craig Mazin’s ‘Chernobyl’ drama series was a blockbuster success for Sky Atlantic and HBO. It seemed … Continued

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How Pictures Work: Down the Rabbit Hole with David Campany


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David Campany is among the most prolific and well-respected photography writers and curators working today. He has contributed historical and critical analysis of photographs in over two-hundred published essays for high-profile monographs and museum exhibitions, curates exhibitions for major museums and festivals…

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Photos of Kyrgyzstan, The Beauty of the South


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The first time I visited Kyrgyzstan, I explored a bit of everything. The second time, I focused on the south shore of Issyk-kul Lake, where I mostly found impressive canyons and dry landscapes. This time I decided to visit the South of Kyrgyzstan.

Starting at Osh and surroundings, I made my way back to Bishkek and explored locations that I didn’t know before. The main thing that surprised me here was how green the landscapes were. Especially in contrast with the last time I visited, when I explored mainly canyons.

This photo series is a combination of landscapes and

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This is a Modern Car Race Shot with a 1968 Super 8 Camera


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A guy named Nick Shirrell recently attended a car race, but instead of shooting it with a modern camera, he brought along a Canon Super 8 camera that was launched back in 1968. As you can see in the resulting 3.5-minute video above, the results were delightful.

Shirrell shares that he shot the For the Sake of Racing event on April 20th at the Gingerman Raceway in Michigan using a Canon 1218 Super 8mm camera loaded with Kodak 50D and Kodak 200T film (which he paid about $35 per roll for). He shot two 50-foot rolls, which was about

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Giant Squid Caught on Camera for First Time in the US


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Giant squid are incredibly difficult to catch on camera in the wild — the number of times it has happened can be counted on one hand. But scientists just released video of the first time a giant squid has been filmed in the waters of the United States.

CNN reports that the scientists funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research were on a two-week mission in the Gulf of Mexico about 100 miles off the coast of Louisiana and Alabama when they made the historic discovery.

The crew had deployed a special camera

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Photos of a 3-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Serving in Her Donor’s Wedding


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Husband-and-wife wedding photographers Mark and Jeannie Broadway shot a wedding last year that they’ll never forget: it was one in which the flower girl was a 3-year-old cancer survivor who had been saved by bone marrow donated by the bride.

Hayden Ryals had been walking through campus at Auburn University as a student in 2015 when she came across a Be The Match table. She decided to put her name into the national registry of volunteer bone marrow donors.

About a year after signing up, in April 2016, Ryals received a call from the organization informing her that she was

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These Unseen 9/11 Photos Were Found at an Estate Sale


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A giant archive of 2,400 never-before-seen 9/11 photos have been discovered on a set of CDs purchased at an estate sale. The images show workers in the wreckage of the World Trade Center towers after the September 11th, 2001, attacks in New York City.

“My significant other acquired them at an estate sale as we collect and archive vintage media for public benefit,” Dr. Johnathan Burgess tells PetaPixel. “I handle a lot of the Internet and archival end of it, and she loves the fieldwork end of it.”

BBC News reports that although the CDs were found in poor

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These Portraits Were Made with an Ordinary Flatbed Scanner


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Dubai-based artist Maitha Demithan creates unusual-looking portraits of people with a surreal feel and with every subject’s eyes closed or looking away from the “camera.” The reason is because the “photos” were all captured using an ordinary flatbed scanner.

Demithan jumped into the world of scanography back in 2009 and has been creating the pieces over the past decade.

For each portrait, Demithan uses a normal A4 flatbed scanner and scans her subjects’ bodies over tens of scans (sometimes up to 100). She then takes those scans and stitches them together in Photoshop to create her resulting portraits.

To

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These Portraits Were Made with an Ordinary Flatbed Scanner


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Dubai-based artist Maitha Demithan creates unusual-looking portraits of people with a surreal feel and with every subject’s eyes closed or looking away from the “camera.” The reason is because the “photos” were all captured using an ordinary flatbed scanner.

Demithan jumped into the world of scanography back in 2009 and has been creating the pieces over the past decade.

For each portrait, Demithan uses a normal A4 flatbed scanner and scans her subjects’ bodies over tens of scans (sometimes up to 100). She then takes those scans and stitches them together in Photoshop to create her resulting portraits.

To

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Turtle Wears GoPro, Captures Exciting Pond Life


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Kyle Naegeli, AKA The Fish Whisperer, recently strapped a GoPro camera to the back of a turtle and let it go inside a small pond. As the 4-minute video above shows, some fascinating turtle’s-eye views of the world resulted.

“In this video I strap a GoPro to a red eared slider turtle and then he walks up the bank and eats fish from my hand,” Naegeli writes. “Hope y’all enjoyed this different perspective from the turtles point of view!”

Naegeli didn’t find a random wild turtle to serve as his camera-turtle: he’s a popular social media personality who

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I Photograph Birds in My Backyard by Setting Up Stages


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Last year I joined my local photography club. The club holds regular competitions and I was amazed by the quality of the bird and wildlife photographs. I’ve never been much of a natural history photographer. So it’s not surprising that my own photographs did very poorly in competitions.

In particular, a judge criticized a woodpecker photograph that I submitted because it was clearly on a bird feeder. “Hand of man!” he said as he dismissed my attempt.

A not-very-natural natural history photograph. Photography judges don’t like to see birds on garden feeders.

But this piqued my interest. I wondered

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When You Ask a Photographer Friend to Babysit Your Cat…


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Photographer and actor Josell Mariano recently had a friend ask him to babysit her beloved cat, Jade. He decided to use his time with the blue tabby cat to do a photoshoot.

“If I babysit the cat for more than 3 days, the photos just happen,” Mariano says.

“Here’s her face when she takes a s**t,” Mariano says.

Mariano shot portraits of Jade with a single strobe through a large diffused beauty dish located to camera right. He was using a Canon 6D Mark II with a 50mm f/1.8 at f/8 and 1/100s.

Mariano has since created a dedicated

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When You Ask a Photographer Friend to Babysit Your Cat…


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Photographer and actor Josell Mariano recently had a friend ask him to babysit her beloved cat, Jade. He decided to use his time with the blue tabby cat to do a photoshoot.

“If I babysit the cat for more than 3 days, the photos just happen,” Mariano says.

“Here’s her face when she takes a s**t,” Mariano says.

Mariano shot portraits of Jade with a single strobe through a large diffused beauty dish located to camera right. He was using a Canon 6D Mark II with a 50mm f/1.8 at f/8 and 1/100s.

Mariano has since created a dedicated

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Behold the Winning Photos of the 2019 Nat Geo Travel Photo Contest


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National Geographic has announced the winners of its 2019 Travel Photo Contest. Photographer Weimin Chu won the $7,500 grand prize for his Cities photo “Greenlandic Winter,” which shows the fishing village of Upernavik in Greenland.

“Upernavik is a fishing village on a tiny island in west Greenland,” Chu writes in the description. “Historically, Greenlandic buildings were painted different colors to indicate different functions, from red storefronts to blue fishermen’s homes—a useful distinction when the landscape is blanketed in snow. This photo was taken during my three-month, personal photo project to present life in Greenland.”

Here are the other winning

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13 of the Most Popular Photos in NASA’s Archive


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NASA revamped its Image and Video Library website in 2017 to make a massive trove of free imagery available to the public in high resolution. Here’s a look at 20 of the most popular shots in NASA’s photo collection.

#1. Earth

“Behold one of the more detailed images of the Earth yet created. This Blue Marble Earth montage shown above — created from photographs taken by the Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument on board the new Suomi NPP satellite — shows many stunning details of our home planet.”

#2. Milky Way

“In this spectacular image, observations using infrared

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This Total Solar Eclipse Film Took Two Years to Finish


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The Great American Eclipse was a total solar eclipse that was visible from the US back on August 21st, 2017. Nearly two years later, astrophotographer Phil Hart has just released this 2-minute short film of it, titled “The Moon in Motion.”

Hart spent a considerable amount of time setting up 12 cameras in both Idaho and Wyoming to capture the eclipse from different vantage points, deploying over 400 pounds of gear (including telescopes and mounts). Footage from 7 of those cameras went into this film.

“Outside a busy job, it has taken me all of the nearly two years

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Portraits of People with an Ultra-Rare Type of Body-Covering Birthmark


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British photographer Brock Elbank has a series of portraits titled How Do You C Me Now? that features people with Congenital Melanocytic Naevus, an extremely rare birthmark that can cover up to 80% of the body.

Elbank spent 33 months shooting the portraits of 30 people using a Hasselblad H4D-60 medium format camera in collaboration with the UK CMN charity Caring Matters Now. The subjects were flown in to Elbank’s London studio from 14 countries across 5 continents. The goal was to create body-positive portraits that raise awareness of a little-known skin condition that less than 1% of the world’s

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Photos of the Border Between Childhood and Adulthood


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Grown is a new photo series by Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Sebastian Baumann that “examines the border between childhood and adulthood — if there is any.”

“Each picture depicts physically grown individuals within a moment of sudden subconscious, almost apathetic, reflection,” Baumann says.

In each photo, the grown up is seen lost in thought with the toys and imagination-filled play of their childhood.

“What becomes of early dreams, hopes and fears once we grow up?” Baumann asks.

You can find more of Baumann’s work on his website, Facebook, and Instagram.


Image credits: Photographs by Sebastian Baumann and

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A Photographer’s Powerful Photo and Message for a Mom After Birth


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After a child is born, that newborn baby generally becomes the center of everyone’s attention. One photographer recently captured an often-overlooked moment of a mom post-birth, and her photo and the accompanying message are going viral, reaching millions around the world.

After her friend Tammy Wright of Jacksonville, Florida, gave birth to a baby boy on May 20th, photographer Alex Dovel of Alex Michele Photography shot the above photo of an exhausted Wright holding the side of her hospital bed. Dovel then shared the photo on her Facebook page with the following message:

In the hustle of the room I

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A Group of Photographers Across the UK Passed Around One Dress


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Earlier this year, photographer Danielle Reeder of Somerset, UK, launched an experimental photo project called The Traveling Dress Collective. The idea was to pass one dress around between photographers based around the UK to see the diversity of the resulting portraits.

“What would happen if a group of photographers had the opportunity to shoot with the exact same dress?” Reeder writes. “How different would the results be?”

Reeder put together a list of photographers working in a variety of genres, from studio photographers working with posed models to lifestyle and documentary photographers who shoot in all kinds of

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