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My Quest for the Perfect Polar Bear Picture

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I’ve been saying it for years; all the easy pictures have been taken. But there are still some stupid and crazy ones left out there. I came up with the bright idea to travel north with at least one of them in mind. I went looking for the polar bear ...

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14 of the Best Photos from Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018

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The Natural History Museum has released a set of Highly Commended photos from its Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 competition that honors the world’s best nature photography and photojournalism. “Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases the world’s best nature photography and photojournalism,” NHM says. “Through their ability to inspire ...

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Supply and Demand: Photography is Like Water

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We all know the importance of photography, whether it’s journalism’s role in changing the world to a wonderful moment captured of someone’s special day. As photographers, we value our craft and the importance it has in our lives. But the market is valuing it less and less. Why is that? ...

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The Camera Comes Second

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I hated every single one of my photos. My personal hero, Jimmy Chin, would have too if he could have seen them at the time. This existential crisis of Lightroom library disgust became so overwhelming that it eventually became a good reason for me to sell all of my expensive ...

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A Star-Stack Timelapse of a Lightning Storm in Hawaii

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Star stacking is a popular technique astro-photographers use to create photos and time-lapses of star trails. But what do you get when a lightning storm is also in the frame? Maui-based photographer Joe Domrad created a mesmerizing time-lapse that will show you. Here’s the 16-second video: Domrad was shooting with ...

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This Guy Poses with Toy Superheroes Using Forced Perspective

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Wire Hon is a Malaysian toy collector and photographer who has been shooting creative photos of himself and his family with Marvel superheroes by carefully posing tiny figurines and using forced perspective. Here’s what a behind-the-scenes look typically looks like (Hon captures all his photos using his smartphone and its ...

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The Dark and Surreal ‘Big Eye’ Portraits of Kelly Robitaille

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American artist Margaret Keane is famous for creating “big-eyed waifs” and drawing her subjects with big eyes. Canadian photographer Kelly Robitaille creates surreal portraits in the same vein through her “Whimsy Waifs” series. With a background in painting and commercial beauty retouching, Robitaille uses Photoshop to retouch each portrait and ...

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