Category Archives: Images and Observing

Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2018: Winners revealed ~ Digital Camera

Did you enter this year’s Digital Camera Photographer of the Year or Digital Camera Young Photographer of the Year competitions? Well, the wait is now over, and we can reveal the winners of each category in both competitions, as well … Continue reading

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The 2018 Sony World Photography Awards ~ Alan Taylor

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners for 2018. This year’s contest attracted nearly 320,000 entries from more than 200 countries. The organizers have again been kind enough … Continue reading

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The 2017 Royal Photographic Society competition ~ BBC News

Portraiture dominates the world’s longest-running photography competition. Some images to think about…

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A century of the camera: Amazing new digital archive of more than 2million images highlights the best work from the first 100 years of photography ~ Luke Barnes

Stunning images have revealed the amazing work of photographers around the world in era before iPhones and Instagram. The photos are part of a library of nearly 2.3 million pictures, all compiled by Europeana Photography as part of an ambitious … Continue reading

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Wow! 2017 underwater photo contest winners ~ Eleanor Imster

Last week, the winners of the 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year (UPY) contest were announced. This year’s competition had entries by 4,500 photographers from 67 different countries, the most since the contest’s start in 1965. Check these out…

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Some Of The Deepest & Sharpest Shots of The Moon from Earth ~ Universe Today

Who doesn’t love to gaze at the Moon on a clear night? But astrophotographer Thierry Legault now taken Moon-gazing to new heights. Legault traveled to the Alps in August and set up his Celestron C14 Edge HD and ZWO ASI1600MM … Continue reading

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2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest, Part II ~ Alan Taylor

National Geographic Magazine’s annual photo contest is still under way, but the deadline for submissions is coming up on Friday. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a 10-day trip for two to the Galapagos Islands. The kind folks at National … Continue reading

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Where Time Stopped ~ Michael Frye

Although I primarily photograph natural landscapes, I find the ghost town of Bodie compelling. Over the last few years I’ve had opportunities to photograph Bodie at night, and we’ve also obtained permits for our workshop participants to photograph the normally-locked … Continue reading

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Don’t Delete Your Failed Images – Instead Learn from Your Mistakes with These Tips ~ Erin Fitzgibbon

I know you’ve done it. It’s okay to admit it. I’ve done it too! We all have! You’ve shot some terrible photographs. Perhaps you shot the whole time in the wrong white balance, or you didn’t pay attention to shutter … Continue reading

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Heads will roll: Japanese artist plays with guts and gore ~ Kate Springer

As an only child growing up in Japan, photographer Izumi Miyazaki often let her imagination roam free. Armed with her mother’s silver Pentax, the young teen developed a peculiar approach to capturing the world around her. Surreal, grotesque and often … Continue reading

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