Wildlife Phtographer of the Year until March 29

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Experience the wonders of nature through the lenses of award-winning photographers from around the world. Now in its 55th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition showcases a global selection of outstanding nature photography. Each photo is presented in a huge backlit display with a caption exploring the image’s compelling story. Travelling from London’s Natural History Museum, this exhibition takes viewers on a visual journey around the world, bringing the talent and vision of each photographer closer to all who visit. The images evoke a wide range of emotions but are always visually stunning and thought-provoking.

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Bringing a Giant 160-Year-Old Petzval Lens Back to Life ~ Markus Hofstaetter

It was a normal Saturday afternoon in November when I walked into a flea marked. I met some friends there, looked around a little bit, and in the end I bought this Gasc and Charconnet 500mm Petzval lens in the hopes that I could bring it back to life. Interesting Video…

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Amazing Winners of the 2019 Bird Photographer of the Year Contest ~ Jessica Stewart

Now in its fourth year, the Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) contest continues to showcase the best avian photography from around the world. The 2019 photo competition saw over 13,500 images submitted from 63 different countries. The expert panel of judges, led by naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham, had the difficult task of selecting one overall winner, as well as six category winners and two special award recipients. View Winners…

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20 Exciting Photo Prompts to Inspire You ~ Light Stalking

Confusion and lack of motivation are inevitable. If you’re in the middle of a creative block, don’t worry. You might need a few simple exercises to refresh your mind and discover a whole new world of photography ideas. Ideas to try…

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See the best wildlife photos of 2019 ~ Natasha Daly

THE MARMOT LOOKS paralyzed by fear, its fingers splayed and mouth agape. The fox is poised to pounce. It’s a freeze-frame of chaos, impulse, and terror—nature at its essence.

For his remarkable memorialization of the moment before attack, Chinese photographer Yongqing Bao has won Wildlife Photographer of the Year, awarded today by London’s Natural History Museum.

Bao captured the photograph, titled “The Moment,” in the meadowland of China’s Tibetan Plateau. At 14,800 feet above sea level, the plateau is often called “the roof of the world.” Images from the region “are rare enough,” says Roz Kidman Cox, chair of the judging panel, in a press release. “But to have captured such a powerful interaction between a Tibetan fox and a marmot—two species key to the ecology of this high-grassland region—is extraordinary.” (If you’re wondering, the fox’s attack was successful—the marmot did not survive).

Great Images…

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10 DSLR CAMERA FEATURES YOU SHOULD KNOW ~ Graham Wadden

Here are 10 features of your DSLR camera that you should know. They will help improve you as a photographer. Great Pointers…

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Our Favorite Camera Bags ~ Wirecutter

If you’re working with only a single camera and a lens, a good camera strap is all you need. But as soon as you start bringing multiple lenses and maybe even a tripod, you’ll want a proper camera bag—preferably one that also looks nice enough to use every day. After spending the past two years testing more than 30 camera bags in myriad urban and wilderness environments, we’ve found a number of great bags that cover a wide range of styles and carrying needs. Good Review…

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Top Ten Pro Tips for Taking Stunning Landscape Photos ~ Ian Plant

Ever since Ansel Adams, photographs of the natural landscape have inspired and amazed people. Great landscape photos, however, don’t just happen by pointing your camera at pretty scenery. Instead, landscape pros use a number of techniques to make captivating images, bringing their subjects to life with composition, color, and light. I’ve been shooting landscapes and nature professionally for over fourteen years, sometimes traveling to the far ends of the Earth to find compelling subjects. What follows are a few of my favorite techniques for making great landscape photos. Great Article…

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SIMPLE YET EFFECTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS ~ Simon Takk

If you’re new to photography and looking for some simple ways to get your photos looking better, this article will give you 7 useful tips. Good Pointers…

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3 TIPS FOR MIDDLE LINE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPOSITION ~ Sunny Shrestha

Some photographers, especially those who have been in the field just for a few years, have been hard-coded to follow the rule of thirds. They totally refrain from composing with the subject in the middle of the frame. But in fact, composing with the subject on the middle line is pretty powerful if you do it correctly. Check This Out…

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