Tragic Photo of a Monkey in a Human Mask Wins GDT Wildlife Photographer of the Year


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Earlier this week, The German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) unveiled the winners of its prestigious European Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, crowning photographer Jasper Doest the “Overall Winner” for his moving photograph of a despondent macaque removing a human mask between performances in a sake house north of Tokyo.

More than 19,000 photos from 38 countries were submitted to this year’s contest, which had to be judged over video chat. This obviously complicated things, but the jury ultimately prevailed in selecting a total of 85 images to highlight, including an overall winner and 1st place in 10 different

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New Video Shows Off the Powerful Landscape Editing Tools in Luminar AI


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In their latest demo of the upcoming Luminar AI photo editor, Skylum takes aim at landscape photographers and shows them just how powerful Luminar’s machine learning-based tools really are. From Enhance AI for relighting and color grading, to Atmosphere AI for adding fog and other effects, there are some impressive automatic editing tools coming to your laptop very soon…

The short demo covers a lot of ground in just 63 seconds. Not only does it re-highlight the latest updates coming to Sky Replacement AI, Skylum shows off several new landscape editing tool that will be built into the AI

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This Insane 2.5 Gigapixel Image of the Orion Constellation Took Five Years To Complete


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In a project that took 5 years to capture, 500 hours of editing, and 42 total hours to process, astrophotographer Matt Harbison has completed a dream started in 2017: capturing, processing, and making available an incredibly detailed 2.5 gigapixel photo of the Orion Constellation.

Harbison wrote that the idea to capture this image begain in 2013 and started taking place in 2015. Over the course of five years he shot thousands of photos cataloged into 200 panels that he would eventually process into one finished photo of the Orion Nebula. Called The ORION Project, Harbison describes creating this image

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This Insane 2.5 Gigapixel Image of the Orion Constellation Took Five Years To Complete


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In a project that took 5 years to capture, 500 hours of editing, and 42 total hours to process, astrophotographer Matt Harbison has completed a dream started in 2013: capturing, processing, and making available an incredibly detailed 2.5 gigapixel photo of the Orion Constellation.

Harbison wrote that the idea to capture this image begain in 2013 and started taking place in 2015. Over the course of five years he shot thousands of photos cataloged into 200 panels that he would eventually process into one finished photo of the Orion Nebula. Called The ORION Project, Harbison describes creating this image

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Aether: Abstract splashes of colors on heaven’s canvas


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Photographers use colors differently to fit their creative vision and stories. Looking at how they put this to work has become one of my favorite ways to get ideas and inspiration. How they choose bold colors over muted hues to set the mood have also become especially intriguing to me. Oslo-based Øystein Sture Aspelund, for […]

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How do you deal with these seven challenges as a wedding photographer?


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Photographers of all genres face many challenges and misconceptions about their job. In this video, Pye Jirsa of SLR Lounge shares seven common challenges you may have faced during your career, as well as some misconceptions people usually connect with wedding photography. Have you faced them too? 1.Using watermarks Watermarks are good and you should […]

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This is how special effects artists made the muscle and “fat” suits for Bill & Ted Face the Music


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Many of us will remember the original adventures of Ted Theodore Logan and Bill S. Preston Esq., and their long-awaited third movie was finally released last month. There was quite a bit of makeup and effects for certain parts of the movie, though, as… well, this post will likely contain spoilers so I’ll save it […]

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This is how special effects artists made the muscle and “fat” suits for Bill & Ted Face the Music


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Many of us will remember the original adventures of Ted Theodore Logan and Bill S. Preston Esq., and their long-awaited third movie was finally released last month. There was quite a bit of makeup and effects for certain parts of the movie, though, as… well, this post will likely contain spoilers so I’ll save it […]

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6 Lessons Henri Cartier-Bresson Can Teach the Modern Photographer


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I love looking in detail at another photographer’s work. To immerse yourself in someone else’s creativity—to see what their ideas spark inside of you, what excites you, what makes you sit up and think ‘Wow, that’s really cool!’—that’s all great fuel for your own photography.

“To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It’s a way of life. ” – Henri Cartier-Bresson.

My subject today is Henri Cartier-Bresson. Born in 1908, he was initially drawn to painting before discovering photography (and Leica) at the age of 24. After a spectacular career he started

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6 Lessons Henri Cartier-Bresson Can Teach the Modern Photographer


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I love looking in detail at another photographer’s work. To immerse yourself in someone else’s creativity—to see what their ideas spark inside of you, what excites you, what makes you sit up and think ‘Wow, that’s really cool!’—that’s all great fuel for your own photography.

“To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It’s a way of life. ” – Henri Cartier-Bresson.

My subject today is Henri Cartier-Bresson. Born in 1908, he was initially drawn to painting before discovering photography (and Leica) at the age of 24. After a spectacular career he started

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Take to the Skies with the Winners of the 2020 Aerial Photography Awards


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Aerial photography has an uncanny ability to literally offer a fresh perspective on subjects that have been photographed to death, and this ability is on full display in the winners gallery of the first annual Aerial Photography Awards.

The Aerial Photography Awards was created as a catch-all for aerial imagery. Rather than limiting entries to drones or some other form of airborne transportation, the contest invited photographers from around the world to submit any aerial image they deemed worthy: whether it was captured from a drone, helicopter, kite, balloon, or airplane.

The public responded. Thousands of entries came in from

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Take to the Skies with the Winners of the 2020 Aerial Photography Awards


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Aerial photography has an uncanny ability to literally offer a fresh perspective on subjects that have been photographed to death, and this ability is on full display in the winners gallery of the first annual Aerial Photography Awards.

The Aerial Photography Awards was created as a catch-all for aerial imagery. Rather than limiting entries to drones or some other form of airborne transportation, the contest invited photographers from around the world to submit any aerial image they deemed worthy: whether it was captured from a drone, helicopter, kite, balloon, or airplane.

The public responded. Thousands of entries came in from

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2020 Weather Photographer of the Year winners prove that you can take stunning photos in any weather


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When shooting outdoors, most of us will try to go out when the weather is fine, searching for the perfect light. But you can take stunning photos in any weather and light: from scorching midday sun to a snow blizzard. This is exactly what winners of 2020 Weather Photographer of the Year prove us. The […]

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It’s about the glass: How Olympus convinced Eric Rock to switch


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When Eric Rock was 16, he took his first paycheck, gave it to his mom and had her buy him a camera. From that first Minolta camera, through the years of using film and full-frame Canon cameras, Eric eventually landed with Olympus. “The move to Olympus came in a transition from full-frame to micro four-thirds,” […]

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Hands On: Street Photography with the Ricoh GR3 in Japan


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I’ve always tried to create visual content with the highest possible quality and resolution, paying a lot of attention to detail and composition. In the beginning of my career that meant using large and medium formats, but lately, one of my favorite cameras is quite the opposite.

I’ve done a lot of studio work and have always been intrigued by hardware. I used Hasselblad, Sinar P2, Fuji 68 and Pentax 67 cameras for a long time, but with the digital mirrorless revolution I ended up favoring lighter and more compact systems like the X1D and the Canon R5. Still, resolution

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Hands On: Street Photography with the Ricoh GR3 in Japan


This post is by Caesar Lima from PetaPixel


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I’ve always tried to create visual content with the highest possible quality and resolution, paying a lot of attention to detail and composition. In the beginning of my career that meant using large and medium formats, but lately, one of my favorite cameras is quite the opposite.

I’ve done a lot of studio work and have always been intrigued by hardware. I used Hasselblad, Sinar P2, Fuji 68 and Pentax 67 cameras for a long time, but with the digital mirrorless revolution I ended up favoring lighter and more compact systems like the X1D and the Canon R5. Still, resolution

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Unusual photo of snow monkey with human mask wins European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020


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Earlier this year, the German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) announced the winners of its annual Nature Photographer of the Year contest. There are now more beautiful photos from GDT we want to share with you. The 2020 winners of European Wildlife Photographer of the Year have just been announced and they’ll take you through […]

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Chicago Photographer Tracks Down Couple He Captured in Epic Drone Shot


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Thanks to the power of social media, it only took a weekend for photographer Antoine Tissier to track down a couple he happened to photograph while out shooting a sunset in Lincoln Park, Chicago.

According to a story posted to NBC Chicago, Tissier was flying his drone just trying to capture the sunset when he happened upon two people standing under the Ulysses S. Grant monument. He said that about 20 minutes before sunset, he saw the couple moving towards the area with another photographer. He quickly captured the photo, landed his drone, and tried to catch up with

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Killer 4K Aerial Video Reel Shot Entirely on the iPhone 12 Pro


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Toby Harriman is a renowned aerial photographer and videographer based in San Francisco, California. He was given the opportunity to use the unreleased iPhone 12 and decided to see how the new hardware handled the challenges of shooting from a helicopter.

“Being an aerial photographer pretty much full time and having early access to the iPhone 12 Pro made this project a no brainer,” Harriman wrote.

He says that to an extent, he may photograph his hometown from the air a bit too much, but this project gave him the opportunity to compare the previous work that he shot on

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How to Capture Professional Whiskey Product Shots with Only One Light


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Photographer Dustin Dolby is back with a new no-frills product photography tutorials that his viewers have been asking him to do for ages: whiskey. In this walkthrough video, he takes you step-by-step through the entire process of capturing and editing together a professional whiskey bottle product shot using only one light.

Whiskey photography is one of the most popular sub-genres within product photography, but like any food-and-beverage photo, it can be tricky to get that beautiful, glowing-bottle-on-a-black-background look that you see in glossy magazines. Fortunately, it is possible to get this kind of shot at home, and you don’t need

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