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Eyes as Big as Plates is an ongoing collaborative venture between Riitta Ikonen (Finland) and Karoline Hjorth (Norway). Ikonen and Hjorth met during an artist residency in Sandnes, Norway in May 20...
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Morgan Levy Interview: Perceiving the Lonely Pauses Before Movement and Capturing Its Form at PhotoWhoa Blog | Discover how you can be a better photographer

Morgan Levy Interview: Perceiving the Lonely Pauses Before Movement and Capturing Its Form at PhotoWhoa Blog | Discover how you can be a better photographer | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
It’ll be clear when looking at the forthcoming images that there is a lot going on in conceptual street/landscape/portrait photographer Morgan Levy’s work. Many of her images will seem caught in an impenetrable stillness.
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"Though I often work in picturesque places, the intent isn’t to depict beautiful landscapes. It’s to find and create an image (or the raw material from which to composite an image) that represents or evokes a specific idea or thought. Using landscape to successfully convey ideas is challenging. And I don’t always succeed."  This is exactly what I want to learn!

 

"I’m attracted to ambiguous undertones. If a subject smiles in a photograph, the viewer thinks he or she understands something about this person or this moment. Expressions I’m drawn to are ones where the answer isn’t obvious, where the viewer is left wondering. This is what I mean by a “pregnant pause”: a moment embedded with meaning and significance that is somewhat withheld."

 

So insightful to me.  A really great interveiw!!!

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The 52 Week Photography and Business Challenge

The 52 Week Photography and Business Challenge | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Remember when I wrote "Dear New Photographer..." a few months ago? One of the big points I emphasized was valuing your photography and business skills. Eve
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Using Levels in Photoshop to Image Correct Color and Contrast

Using Levels in Photoshop to Image Correct Color and Contrast | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
You will learn how to colour correct your images and enhance contrast using the Levels Tool in Photoshop
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Portrait Photo Basics: 25 Failproof Portrait Poses for Women

Portrait Photo Basics: 25 Failproof Portrait Poses for Women | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
These Portrait Poses for Women will help your subject look their best. All they need is your direction.
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Canadian photographer in front of mesemerising landscapes  

Canadian photographer in front of mesemerising landscapes   | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Paul Zizka's breath-taking work features himself in front of beautiful backdrops such as shimmering lakes, snowy mountains and vibrant auroras.
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Another approach of taking landscape.  Nice.

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Editors' Choice: Pictures Of The Year 2014

Editors' Choice: Pictures Of The Year 2014 | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
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Sadly, almost all of the Editors' Choice of 2014 are about conflicts around the globe. 

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Jane Bown: a life in photography – in pictures

Jane Bown: a life in photography – in pictures | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Her first commission for the Observer was a portrait of philosopher Bertrand Russell in 1949. From then, Bown photographed the great and the good, the rich and the poor, the ordinary and extraordinary with a compassionate and gentle eye
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I pay little attention to portraits cause it's too "artificial" that everything is set up to the perfect.  However, Jane Bown's works were not only perfect in terms of techniques, but also triggers viewers' curiosity about the person(s) in the picture.  Particularly the person's eyes and their facial expression.   What were s/he thinking at that moment?  An interaction btw the viewers and the photos.

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Red Bull Photography | Red Bull Photography

Red Bull Photography | Red Bull Photography | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Red Bull Photography
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As expected, these photos projects are full of actions.  However,  they are also innovative in terms of concepts and tech.  Plus, there is a video to let viewers know the process.

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National Geographic Photography Contest 2014 winners - Telegraph

National Geographic Photography Contest 2014 winners - Telegraph | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
National Geographic announced the winners of their annual photography contest for which a panel of experts went through more than 9,200 entries submitted by professionals and amateurs from over 150 countries. Here are the winners and honourable mentions of the 2014 edition.
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banksy on Twitter

banksy on Twitter | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still pic.twitter.com/MnvK4qb1qB
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Phillippe Diederich Interview: Revolutionaries, Mexico, and a Photographer | PhotoWhoa Blog

Phillippe Diederich Interview: Revolutionaries, Mexico, and a Photographer | PhotoWhoa Blog | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
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Diederich bornt in Haiti and his family was expelled to Mexico and he grew up there.  Now in the US and always considers himself in exile, which I think deeply influences his works.  Only a handful photos show in the article, but all of these photos shows stories.  Some not only 1 but 2, like the child in the train.  It`s the boy caught my attention first, but then immediately, what happened outside the window told another story.   Shows Diederich`s sensitive of the world, not just a good eye.

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Nigel Grimmer Interview: Self-Portraits Done in Art Drag | PhotoWhoa Blog

Nigel Grimmer Interview: Self-Portraits Done in Art Drag | PhotoWhoa Blog | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
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"my students copy selfie memes they see on the Internet – planking, owling, hotdog leg, etc. Often these memes are only understood formally. Their origins are lost. We like to feel part of something, and we don’t like standing out as different; we mirror the images without knowing why. "

Nigel's projects will lead us to rethink the creative side of taking photos.  Not as a photo but use diff ways / medias and turn it to be an art form.

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10 Free Must-Read Street Photography eBooks

10 Free Must-Read Street Photography eBooks | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Photography books are expensive, really expensive. I've collected dozens and dozens over the years and I kind of feel as though I have tied up a lot of money in books. It's not a bad thing, but I do wonder about the end result. Will I ever recoup my ...
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Very useful resources.  We can see how different street photographers handle street photos.

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15 Project Ideas to Spark Your Creativity

15 Project Ideas to Spark Your Creativity | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Photography has never been as popular as it is today. People of all ages learn photography in various schools and online universities, and lots of talented photographers have a wonderful opportunity to reveal themselves not only as artists, but also as teachers. Like all creatives, photographers can sometimes experience creative block or a lack of …
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Turn Ho-Hum Color into WOW! with Photoshop - Digital Photography School

Turn Ho-Hum Color into WOW! with Photoshop - Digital Photography School | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Helen Bradley (from www.projectwoman.com) shows how to use the LAB color mode in Photoshop to give a punch to your photos. I like to see lovely saturated color in my photos but sometimes the color I capture just doesn’t do justice to the subject and it isn’t what I remember the scene looked …
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Good to know how to use the LAB.

 

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Portrait Posing Basics: 18 Failproof Portrait Poses for Men

Portrait Posing Basics: 18 Failproof Portrait Poses for Men | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Photographing men is a whole different ballgame from women. Here are Failproof Portrait Poses for Men.
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Finland's mesmerising landscape revealed

Finland's mesmerising landscape revealed | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Finish photographer Mikko Lagerstedt's enchanting photo series highlights some of Finland's most extraordinary landscapes, by concentrating on the horizon and what comes above and below it.
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I like the composition of taking the landscape and the nitesky together and the unique color in each photo.

 

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The Big Picture photography competition: best of 2014 - Telegraph

The Big Picture photography competition: best of 2014 - Telegraph | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
This year's best entries in our weekly travel photography competition
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The best photos of 2014

The best photos of 2014 | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
From fiery volcanos to mass protests, these are the images that defined our year. Handpicked by Mashable editors.
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While the photo above may not be that impressive, the rest are worth having a look.  All of the photos here are from photojournalists, and the photos are quite technical demanding. 

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15 Project Ideas to Spark Your Creativity

15 Project Ideas to Spark Your Creativity | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Photography has never been as popular as it is today. People of all ages learn photography in various schools and online universities, and lots of talented photographers have a wonderful opportunity to reveal themselves not only as artists, but also as teachers. Like all creatives, photographers can sometimes experience creative block or a lack of …
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Guess we've already working on some of these projects.  Still, projects like the "social awareness" are worthwhile to try.  Meanwhile, the resources that mentioned at the end of the article also quite helpful.

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20 Years of Street Photography Shows Just How Boring We All Are

20 Years of Street Photography Shows Just How Boring We All Are | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Dutch photographer Hans Eijkelboom captures the universal anti-style of pedestrians around the world.
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An interesting project. 

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175 Masterworks To Celebrate 175 Years of Photography: Property from Joy of Giving Something Foundation, Part One | Sotheby's

View auction details, art exhibitions and online catalogues; bid, buy and collect contemporary, impressionist or modern art, old masters, jewellery, wine, watches, prints, rugs and books at sotheby&s auction house
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Truly masterpieces.

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Michael Ernest Sweet Interview: Capturing the Human Fragment on NY Streets | PhotoWhoa Blog

Michael Ernest Sweet Interview: Capturing the Human Fragment on NY Streets | PhotoWhoa Blog | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
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Michael gave us 5 tips about street photography.  3 & 4 are particularly importantly.

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Garry Winogrand: the restless genius who gave street photography attitude

Garry Winogrand: the restless genius who gave street photography attitude | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Garry Winogrand pounded the streets of America every day of his life photographing reluctant subjects – and he left behind 6,500 undeveloped films when he died. A powerful new retrospective makes sense of the torrent of imagery by the prolific American master, writes Sean O’Hagan
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In this article, we will have a basic understanding about Garry Winogrand's street photos style.  According to the author, Garry was not hiding somewhere likeJoel Meyerowitz when he take the photos. Nor was he as intrusive as Bruce Gilden.  Still, we can see the unique moment at each photo.  As the author said, viewers of Garry

s photos always had a desire to know what happen next after the photo was taken. 

In short, this and the previous articles together can give us a glimpse of Garry Winogrand's work.

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