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How obsessive artists colorize old photos

How obsessive artists colorize old photos | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
It’s harder than you think.
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How does adding colour to historical black and white photos make photos more relatable? Great little documentary about this. 
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Unsplash | Free High-Resolution Photos

Unsplash | Free High-Resolution Photos | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Do-whatever-you-want high-resolution photos.
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amazing photo resource, free to use
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Made by Bells Design

Made by Bells Design | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Free, use as you please, high-resolution pictures.
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Free photos to use from Ryan McGuire, who  has a good eye. Use for any purpose. 

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Lightcase

Lightcase is a pop up photo studio that allows you to photograph small objects quickly & professionally using a smartphone
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This could be a great resource for taking photos (in the classroom or elsewhere) of small objects and getting a semi-professional look

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5 Beatles fans re-create a photo Ringo Starr took of them 50 years ago

5 Beatles fans re-create a photo Ringo Starr took of them 50 years ago | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
In February, 1964, the Beatles arrived in New York for their first American tour, and word spread that they would be landing at John F.
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Love a before and after shot

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A happy and straightforward protester

A happy and straightforward protester | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
At a gathering of Veterans for Peace about a year and half ago... (from Shutterbugtrin, via Reddit...
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Clear visual message

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Seduced by the Illusion: The Truth About Transformation Photos

Seduced by the Illusion: The Truth About Transformation Photos | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
I take issue with transformations that are manipulated with Photoshop, professional lighting, postures to degrade or enhance their look, pro tans, sucking in or pushing out a belly, or flexing muscles.
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Image and transformation - food (or less food) for thought?

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40 More Cool Optical Illusions in Photos

40 More Cool Optical Illusions in Photos | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Seeing how much you liked our first selection of optical illusions, we figured it was high time to show you more. We've spent a lot of time looking for more incredible examples of illusions in photos, and we must say it was much harder this time.
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Lots of photographs with 'natural' illusions

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Sliced Down the Middle: Conceptual Food Art

Sliced Down the Middle: Conceptual Food Art | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
If you love food, then this new project by photographer Beth Galton and food stylist Charlotte Omnes will certainly make your mouth water. The two pro
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Cut away cross sections - of food. Some unusual artworks using food. But how did they do the coffee one?

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Children Daily Risking Their Lives for an Education

Children Daily Risking Their Lives for an Education | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Next time you decide to complain about taking the bus to school, you might want to think again. In various parts of the world, some children go to extr
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Dedication to education - think about the 'challenges' we have in getting to school compared to these kids. Amazing photographs.

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Full Moon Service

Full Moon Service | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Erik Johansson's latest artwork is awesome and the behind the scenes video really shows you the work involved to create this
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Photos can wow and give us immense pleasure - complement this by checking out the video that shows the work and digital skills that go into creating an image like this. It's still an amazing photo, even when you know how it was done. Helps kids appreciate the artistry but also understand the work and what is 'real' and what is not 'real' when they see images. 
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Set the Scene with a Three-Picture Story

Set the Scene with a Three-Picture Story | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
I upload sets of photos to my photoblog and use images to liven up posts here all the time, but until this year I never thought much about the overarching stories my choices of images tell. I used ...
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Three picture stories - simple ways to tell a story with three photos

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:: Sleep Walking | Sprout Daily Blog

:: Sleep Walking | Sprout Daily Blog | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
This morning's post is a little random I'm afraid.  A combination of photos and locations from the last two days of wander
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Sprout is a wonderful local photographer.  I used one of his photos in my book The Shape of Text to come http://www.petaa.edu.au/resources/shape-of-text-to-come

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Around the World: National & Continental Maps Created From Common Foods Arranged Perfectly

Around the World: National & Continental Maps Created From Common Foods Arranged Perfectly | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
One of the things people love most about travel is experiencing the foods from other countries. Henry Hargreaves, an artist in New Zealand, worked with Cai
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Australia map of food - and the rest of the world -  Foodie country info graphics of sorts

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30 Of The Most Powerful Images Ever

30 Of The Most Powerful Images Ever | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
A picture is worth a thousand words, but not all pictures are created equal. The pictures we usually feature on Bored Panda can be cute, beautiful, funny, or enchanting, but these pictures are powerful.
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Incredibly moving images

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Strangely Conceived Images of Puzzling Illusions and Surreal Scenes | ExposureGuide.com

Strangely Conceived Images of Puzzling Illusions and Surreal Scenes | ExposureGuide.com | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Bizarre and surreal images by Oleksandr Hnatenko reveal his peculiar perspectives and ideas in a series called S.Real.
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Wonderful collection. Of photos 

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Times Square (by Joel Meyerowitz, 1962)

Times Square (by Joel Meyerowitz, 1962) | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
"La cámara pequeña me enseñó la energía y la decisión e inmediatez... La cámara grande me enseñó respeto, paciencia, y meditación." - Joel Meyerowitz // "The small camera taught me energy and decis...
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Classic 60's photo

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‘Time-Traveling’ Photographer Digitally Adds Herself Into Historical Photos - DesignTAXI.com

‘Time-Traveling’ Photographer Digitally Adds Herself Into Historical Photos - DesignTAXI.com | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
‘Time-Traveling’ Photographer Digitally Adds Herself Into Historical Photos - DesignTAXI.com
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How great! Check out her facebook site - https://www.facebook.com/floraborsiphotography

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