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Photography 11th March 2014 The Camera never lies, that’s what Photoshop is for

It’s very true, the camera never lies, however through out history photographers and their editors have been manipulating images to tell the story that they want. The latest case involving this was freelance photographer Narciso Contreras’ Syrian war series for AP. His photo of a Syrian resistance fighter clambering over some rocks was shown to have …

Photography 9th March 2014 Photographers In Space

NASA have a flickr account because they have access to a unique location have filled it with some amazing photos, taken by their astronauts, of the work they do up there. The photos in the below gallery belong to a Flickr set caller ‘Gravity’ perhaps inspired by the recent film of the same name. The …

Photography 3rd March 2014 Shake it like a Polaroid picture, a 20X24 inch one

I remember well the Polaroid instant camera, a great way of [almost] instantly being able to share a picture with friends. Just snap the photo pull out the print and wait a minute or two for it to dry and shaking it really sped that process up, no really it did. That’s not the only …

Photography Video 1st March 2014 Aurora

Like an x-ray of a brain or a bunch of flowers these images leave you guessing.          They are actually photographs of alcohol combusting. The artist is Fabian Oefner. He created these photos by dropping a few bits of alcohol into a large glass container and as the fumes filled out the inside he …

Photography 28th February 2014 The Lego Photographer

For fun, a friend & beginner photographer and myself are spending the next few months documenting the life and adventures of a Lego Walter White, calling it ‘Where’s Walter’ as we both a travel plans for the spring & this got us looking for inspiration. I came across this great series of lego photos. There …

Photography 27th February 2014 London Overlaid

A great mix of modern with the past, classic paintings of London overlaid onto images from Google Street View gives a slightly out of balance view of the city. A city that is packed with history, it’s sometimes easy to forget that London was considered the centre of world power for a long time. Already …

Photography 27th February 2014 Worlds Most Expensive Photographs

What makes some photos worth more than others? Age, certainly. Celebrity, probably. Composition, definitely. Fashion, yes that too. Personal appeal should really be the only thing you go by just like any art from if you don’t get it, don’t get it. That being said opinions differ on what makes a great work of art …

Photography 24th February 2014 Reaching for the stars

Nicholas Burk is a landscape, astro & timelapse photographer, having shot for the likes of the Discovery Channel, NBC, BBC and others he is widely regarded as one of the best in his field. He spends much of his time allotted to the work in researching the right location and time to capture the desired …

Photography 23rd February 2014 Colouring History

Much of our earlier photographs have had to be in wonderful black and white but in this age of photoshop many of these classic photos have turned into colour. This colourisation really adds a depth to many of these images that seamed lost when viewed in monochrome. View the gallery to get an idea of …

Photography 22nd February 2014 Spring – Autumn

Photographer Qozop embarked upon a very simple idea of photographing people in their early years of adult life with those of the late years usually a parent or grandparent & then photographing them again after they have swapped clothes. Looks like a lot of fun was had with those involved.