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I Photographed Cherry Blossoms… in Amsterdam

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I’ve been seeing lots of cherry blossom photos from many friends who are visiting Japan or Korea for their beautiful and famous cherry blossoms. I’m sitting here at home in the Netherlands for a change and figured I’d show how I don’t need to travel halfway across the globe to ...

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This Short Film Was Shot at 2520mm

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“Sun Moon London” is a beautiful 3-minute short film by photographer and filmmaker Luke Miller, who captured scenes of the sun and moon illuminating the city of London through a 2520mm-equivalent lens. Miller has been pointing his camera at his hometown for many years, and he often uses a very ...

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A Message to Portrait Photographers

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She came in for her senior session. Her hair was a mess of tangled waves, unruly and uncooperative. Her face was covered with freckles and dotted with acne. She wasn’t model proportions and the clothing she wore required careful adjustment to keep it from bunching up in places. She was ...

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How I Photographed the Double Diamond Fuji

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As a spiritual symbol of Japan, Mt. Fuji is one of only three sacred mountains of the country and its tallest at 3,776 meters. Its designation as a UNESCO world heritage site further exemplifies its importance to not only the people of Japan but to the world as well. When ...

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The Winning Photos of the First Annual Wet Plate Competition

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This year, the wet plate supply brand Modern Collodion ran its first annual Wet Plate Competition. The 2018 contest received over 200 submissions from 75 wet plate photographers based in 19 countries. The grand prize winner is the photo above, titled “Aristolochia Pods,” by Paul Barden. Here’s Barden’s description of ...

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I Shot Photos Inside a California State Prison

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My name is Pep Williams, and I’m a Leica photographer from Los Angeles. I recently shot a project with Leica called “Out of Bounds.” I’m one of the few photographers allowed to shoot inside a California state prison. I also did something never done before: because I’m a former pro ...

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I Use Cyberweapon Code to Create Virtual Landscape Photos

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How do you photographically represent a war that takes place entirely in software? Is it even possible? Taking place across the world at this very moment is a non-stop, low-intensity cyber war complete with reconnaissance, probing attacks, feints and defensive operations the details and extent of which can only be ...

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The Homeless Photojournalist Who Lends His Eyes to the World

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Ed Gold has spent nearly two decades working as a full-time photojournalist. Perhaps best known for documenting some of the world’s most remote people groups, Gold’s photos have regularly been published by the BBC. Despite his apparent “success” in the industry, however, Gold has been homeless for as long as ...

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