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The Winning Photos of Nat Geo’s Travel Photographer of the Year 2018


National Geographic has announced the winning photos of its popular Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 photo contest. The grand prize was awarded to Japanese photographer Reiko Takahashi, who captured an underwater photo of a humpback whale calf’s tail. The winning photo, titled “Mermaid,” was selected from over 13,000 entries ...

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SDUC Express Memory Cards to Allow 128TB Storage and 985MB/s Speed


The SD Association has just announced the latest specifications for the widely used Secure Digital (SD) memory card format. The new Ultra Capacity (UC) designation will mean capacities of up to 128 terabytes and the “Express” designation will mean transfer speeds of up to 985 megabytes per second. SDUC follows ...

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Shooting and Retouching a Space-Themed Portrait


Photographer Anya Anti recently did a space-inspired photo shoot and created this 7.5-minute behind-the-scenes and time-lapse view of how she styled, set up, shot, and retouched the portrait. To create a space helmet, Anti purchased a lightweight acrylic sphere online and then cut out a neck hole and breathing holes. ...

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X-ray Beams Can Recover Lost 19th-Century Photos


There’s a new photo recovery technique that may help humanity recover some of the world’s oldest photographs that were previously considered to be damaged beyond repair. Researchers at the University of Western Ontario in Canada led by Madalena Kozachuk employed synchrotron X-rays and fluorescence imaging to analyze old 19th-century daguerreotype ...

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How I Got Better at Photography


Two years ago, I splurged some money and bought a camera because I’d always wanted to try to take pictures of the stars. The left photo above was the only decent picture out of 700 taken on my first clueless attempt. The right photo was taken about 2 weeks ago. ...

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Getty Images Apologizes for ‘Sexiest Fans’ World Cup Photo Gallery


Getty Images has apologized for publishing a photo gallery titled, “World Cup 2018: The Sexiest Fans,” containing photos of attractive female fans spotted during World Cup matches. The set was quickly deleted from the Internet after its publication sparked an outcry. “The hottest fans at the #WorldCup,” Getty Images wrote ...

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