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Music in conflict: 19 iconic images

Music in conflict: 19 iconic images | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Simply the most stunning, moving images of how music can change the world – this is the power of music.
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These are impactful and moving images.  Most of these photos were taken in war zones or dangerous social enviornments.  The images of musicians in these photos created a great contrast to the dangerous surroundings.  Each of these photos is a touching story.

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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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張翠容:看盡人類的瘋狂──戰地攝影記者納赫特韋 ( James Natchwey )

張翠容:看盡人類的瘋狂──戰地攝影記者納赫特韋 ( James Natchwey ) | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
鳥兒吱吱叫著飛越漆黑的長空, 人們沉默無言, 我的血也等到痛了! 某一個晚上,我 … read more »
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The author is a Hong Kong photojournalist.  The article is the author's reflection of the role of photojournalist, specifically, those who work in the war zone.  She talked about James Nachtwey.  People critized Nachtwey's war zone photos, but they didn't see the human side of Nachtwey in the war zone./ conflict regions.  He would put down the job and save the people in danger.  So when the author did her job and pushed down the shutter for a cruel fighting scene, she immediately thought about Nachtwey.  Taking the photo, or saving the person in front of her was more important?  Finally, the author would like to use the article to pay tribute to the fallen colleague a week ago. 

Sad. Not only because the role of photojournalists in the conflict regions, but also they become the target for the extremlists to fight for their enemy.

 

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How to Create Crisp Sunstars

How to Create Crisp Sunstars | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Learn how to create sunstars, those crisp and sharp rays of light, for your landscape photos by following a few simple steps in this tutorial.
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To see as a photographer sees: Mikhael Subotzky at TEDxStellenbosch - YouTube

Mikhael Subotzky's photographic work combines the directness of the social documentary mode with a questioning of the nature of the photographic medium itsel...
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Never feel so heavy from a photographer's works. 

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Origami Collective 

 
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Just discover this website.  I like it because the photographers use not only photos but also essay to reflect what they feel and think at a particular period of time.  Both media works together quite well.  Really enjoy reading the essay and looking at the photos.   

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Step-by-step Guide to Long Exposure Photography

Step-by-step Guide to Long Exposure Photography | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Unfortunately often it happens that the result we get is far from our expectations, and we end up classifying the long exposure as a demoniacal technique. However, following this step-by-step guide to long exposure photography, you'll see how easy it is to get a good result on the first attempt (or almost).
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How I Photograph the Milky Way in the Light-Polluted Skies of Singapore

How I Photograph the Milky Way in the Light-Polluted Skies of Singapore | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
When it comes to photographing the elusive Milky Way in one of the most light-polluted major cities like Singapore, timing is critical. Most of the faint d
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I would like to try it out.

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vintage everyday: The Last Photos of Marilyn Monroe by Allan Grant, 1962

vintage everyday: The Last Photos of Marilyn Monroe by Allan Grant, 1962 | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
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vintage everyday: Amazing Fashion Photography by Martin Munkacsi from between 1930s and 1940s

vintage everyday: Amazing Fashion Photography by Martin Munkacsi from between 1930s and 1940s | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
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Timeless.

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How-To: Picking a Great Lens for Milky Way Photography

The lens is the most important factor in the image quality of a landscape astrophoto. There are a number of lens traits that will determine the quality and
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Excellent examples and explanation.  Informative tables are provided in the article.  A very useful article.

 

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Stunning entries into Travel Photographer of the Year competition

Stunning entries into Travel Photographer of the Year competition | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
These spectacular winning images from the Travel Photographer of the Year competition have gone on display at an exhibition in London.
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Paralysis and Photography | Kevin Young's Road to Recovery - YouTube

Paralysis and Photography | Kevin Young's Road to Recovery - YouTube | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Article Link: http://www.slrlounge.com/paralysis-photography-kevin-youngs-road-recovery Music "The Recessional" by A New Normal licensed from -http://www.the...
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A story that starts with tragic but end up with a good ending.  Most importantly, it shows the other aspect of photography, the healing function.  Worthwhile spending a few mintues to watch it.

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37 Photographs of Abandoned Locations in Iceland

37 Photographs of Abandoned Locations in Iceland | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
The background and surroundings for these abandoned properties couldn’t be anymore beautiful. The Nordic country of Iceland is 40,000 square miles of gorgeous terrain. This piece covers everything from an abandoned bulldozer to a plane from the US Navy. Several years ago the plane was in route to the military base in Keflavik.. The DC-3 […]
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What catch my eyes most are the stunning sky in each photo.  The cloud in the sky is so dramatic.  Is it just "luck" that the photographer happened to be there?  Or he has waited for a while to catch these stunning sky scenes?

 

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1950s Hong Kong Captured In Street Photography By Fan Ho

1950s Hong Kong Captured In Street Photography By Fan Ho | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Critically acclaimed Chinese photographer Fan Ho spent the 1950s and 60s taking gritty and darkly beautiful photos of street life in Hong Kong. His photographs, to be published in his new book “Fan Ho:A Hong Kong Memoir,” reach back through time and space to connect us to the everyday sights of this bustling metropolis in a way that many of us have never seen before.
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A few more photos from Fan Ho, a Hong Kong photographer that we curated last time.

 

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蔡琇莹:光臨港島 縮影人情 - 評台 PenToy

蔡琇莹:光臨港島 縮影人情 - 評台 PenToy | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
近日,新酒店「中環‧石板街」,於店內擺設了10張攝影大師何藩的作品,相片中盡是橫 … read more »
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Ho Fan is a famous Hong Kong photographer.  Most of his works were taken during the 50s an 60s.  I like the light, shadow, and subjects in his photos.  HIs subjects were usually common people, streets, neightbourhood of the old hong kong city.  Looking at his photos now, will almost bring viewers back to the 50s and 60s.  We can feel that  atmoshpere from the photos. 

 

He is a kind of street photographer; however, he would wait for a while for the decisive moment.  Ho Fan is now 80s years old and lives in the US.

 

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Flux Realities: A Showcase of Chinese Contemporary Photography | Invisible Ph t grapher Asia (IPA) | 亞洲隱形攝影師

Flux Realities: A Showcase of Chinese Contemporary Photography | Invisible Ph t grapher Asia (IPA) | 亞洲隱形攝影師 | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Truth is a brilliant invention, much like Photography. And Flux Realities: A Showcase of Chinese Contemporary Photography, a new exhibition at the ArtScience
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What do you think about these Chinese photographers?  It's no doubt they have the skills.  However, how about the subject matter?   Or do they reflect the society?  to be fair, it's just my belief and personal preference of what photography is about.

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Photographer Photographs Two Mimes in 1974, Only Realizes 35 Years Later that One Was Robin Williams

Photographer Photographs Two Mimes in 1974, Only Realizes 35 Years Later that One Was Robin Williams | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Robin Williams tragic death has left the entire world in shock, grieving for a man whose entire professional life was dedicated to bringing joy to others.
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I experienced depression in the past, though it's not serious.  I did find meditation help me a lot.  If anyone has a similar issue, or just want to stay health, try it out.   Mindfulness meditation is always good trainings to see the impermanent world.  keep our mind stable. 

RIP RW.

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10+ street photography tips for beginners

10+ street photography tips for beginners | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Street photography might seem daunting to some, I know quite a few folks that are intensely interested but never make the jump. To rememediate, here's 10 stree(...)
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Summer Skywatching: See the Clouds of the Milky Way

Summer Skywatching: See the Clouds of the Milky Way | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
One of the greatest pleasures for summer stargazers is viewing the splendor of the Milky Way. Despite the fact that we live in this vast island of billions of stars, most inhabitants of Earth have never seen the clouds of our Milky Way.
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This is not an article about photography, but its info will be a gt help to those who like to take photo of the Milky Way.

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5 Tips for Photographing Trees - Zonerama Magazine

5 Tips for Photographing Trees - Zonerama Magazine | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
For landscape photography you definitely need some patience, some “sitzfleisch.” I heard this statement many times when I was starting out in photography. There’s probably something to it, and by the end of this article we’ll state once more that luck comes to the well-prepared. So read on, head out, and help your luck to find you!
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vintage everyday: Beautiful Photographs of Marilyn Monroe by Andre de Dienes, 1949

vintage everyday: Beautiful Photographs of Marilyn Monroe by Andre de Dienes, 1949 | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
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So beautiful and natural.

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Understanding Aperture: Why Shooting Wide Open Isn't Always the Best Choice

Understanding Aperture: Why Shooting Wide Open Isn't Always the Best Choice | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
When you drop hundreds or thousands of dollars on a new piece of fast glass, it’s natural to want to shoot it wide-open until the focusing ring falls off.
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These are the mistakes I made.  Not realize these mistakes till reading this article.  Good for a beginner like me.

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The Many Lives of William Klein (2012) - YouTube

The Many Lives of William Klein (2012) - YouTube | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
William Klein has lived many lives. One of the world's most influential photographers, he pioneered the art of street photography and created some of the mos...
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An video that anyone who is interested in photography should not be missed.  Can't describe it. You have to watch it yourself. 

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Brazilian fans and players brokenhearted over World Cup exit

Brazilian fans and players brokenhearted over World Cup exit | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
View Brazilian fans and players brokenhearted over World Cup exit pictures on Yahoo Sports Canada. See Brazilian fans and players brokenhearted over World Cup exit photos and find more pictures in our photo galleries.
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Neither Brazil nor Germany is my favourite team.  However, seeing a nation that is so proud of football to lose a game like that, I feel sad.  It's depressing specially when you see both the Brazilians and players cried.  The cruel thing is they still need to play one more game.  I feel the joy of world cup has gone now.  A sad moment for photojournalists. 

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The Best Free Online Photography Courses and Tutorials

The Best Free Online Photography Courses and Tutorials | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Given my interest in lifelong learning and skill-development, I often ask people which new skills they’re looking to learn. The most common response? “I wa
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A valuable resources.

 

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Photo Manipulation Tutorials for Photoshop | Tutorials | Graphic Design Junction

Photo Manipulation Tutorials for Photoshop | Tutorials | Graphic Design Junction | The Art of Photography | Scoop.it
Photoshop is a creative tool for photo editing & photo manipulation. Learning these Photoshop techniques, it's not too hard, following some photo
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I'm not a photoshop fan, but it doesn't hurt to know these techniques.

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