For aspiring as well as professional photographers, Instagram is a great app to use to showcase your latest photos. It wasn't too long ago that Instagram announced that they had hit a huge milestone, 100 million monthly active members. That means that now, more than ever, people are capturing real-time moments of the world we live in and then sharing these unique images with friends, family and even complete strangers.
Today, we take a look at six highly…Continue
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While on a vacation to Paris, most of us end up taking the same pictures of its most famous landmarks, like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the Arc de Triomphe. Having lived in Paris for the last four years, art historian Joanna Lemanska sees the city in a whole new light. Though she still frequents those highly photographed sites, she's able to show them in a fresh and unique way.…
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Tokyo, Japan-based photographer Shinichi Higashi takes long exposures to exciting new heights with his series Graffiti of Speed/Mirror Symmetry. While his colorful light trails seem incredibly futuristic set against Japan's modern architecture, it's the masterful merging of two identical images that makes this series so compelling.
While it's not…Continue
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Finland-based photographer Mikko Lagerstedt recently posted a series of gorgeous photos under the title The Spirit of Winter. Taken in Finland during 2012 and 2013, they're stellar shots that will make you appreciate the vast beauty of nature, especially in the winter.
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18-year-old photographer Christian Benetel first became interested in photography at the young age of 14, when he noticed his sister posting her photos on Flickr. After seeing incredible photos of the people she followed, he was inspired to pick up his parent's digital camera to see what he could do. Fast forward four years later and Benetel is now part of an elite group of talented…
Hard to believe but it's been almost four years since we first wrote about Olivia Bee. We probably could have guessed that the then 15-year-old teenager was just starting her career. At 19-years-old she's not just an adult now, by many standards, Bee's a full-fledged professional. Throughout…
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Though photographer Milan Zygmunt purchased his first digital camera in 2009, it wasn't until 2012 that his interest in photography "soared." After meeting Rostislav Stach, a highly experienced wildlife photographer or as Zygmunt calls "the best in the Czech Republic," Zygmunt quickly learned many of the skills necessary to take high quality nature photos.
When looking through his…Continue
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Who doesn't remember wearily looking under their bed for monsters? Dutch photographer Adrian Sommeling captures the beauty of childhood by taking photos that feature his young son. As he told Photography Monthly, "Kids are my biggest inspiration and whenever I see my son I remember my own childhood. I want to tell stories and photography opens your eyes to so much."
Winners of The Mammal Society's Photographer of the Year competition were just announced and they include photographers who took some incredibly amazing shots of ordinary animals captured at perfectly timed moments. There were 370 total submissions and out of those a photo of a brown rat, shot by…Continue
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20-year-old Candice Sedighan was recently flown out by Yahoo! (the parent of Flickr) to New York City to do a short interview about her incredibly sweet photography. Two days ago, Flickr posted that interview on…
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In the far east of Russia, on a peninsula called Kamchatka, are stunningly surreal-looking ice caves that are formed under incredibly interesting conditions. Fire and ice are involved, or volcanoes and glaciers. As EPOD states about one, "It was formed by a stream flowing from the hot springs associated with the Mutnovsky volcano. This stream flows beneath glacial ice on the flanks of…
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In these modern times, creative professionals have at their disposable a near endless amount of tools. From the gear they create on, such as a laptop or a camera, to the social networking sites they share on, it’s now more important than ever to cut through all the clamor and find out which tools you really need. For today’s post, we went straight to four reliable…
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I thought we'd close out the week with something a little lighthearted. As many of you already know, 500px is a great website to not only share your latest photos, but to also get inspired. For us, it's a place to discover talented photographers. We've found some of our very…Continue
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A few weeks ago, 28-year-old photographer Amelia Coffaro and her family were hit with extremely hard hitting news. Amelia was diagnosed with Stage III Breast Cancer. With no health insurance, Coffaro and her family must now must figure out a way to pay for the estimated $150,000 to $200,000 in treatment.
A team has quickly assembled that…Continue
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While most of us can only take so much of the cold winter weather, many of those living in the Netherlands hope for even colder temperatures. Perhaps we would too if we got to enjoy outdoor winter sports like this. Amsterdam-based photographer Ben Visbeek recently took some breathtaking photos of the Dutch ice yachting and skating on the Gouwzee, a bay in North Holland.
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Like Spain-based Alejandro Ferrer Ruiz, Bloas Meven is a macro photographer who finds a deep love and appreciation for the little red and black dotted insect, the ladybug. While Ruiz's photos focus on ladybugs with water glistening on their backs, Meven's…Continue
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While waterfalls are typically known for their powerful rushes of water, during the cold winter months, some transform into magical ice attractions. In Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnehaha Falls is a 53 feet high waterfall that often freezes, creating a stunning wall of blue ice. You can actually walk behind the frozen waterfall into a "cave." As…
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As a prominent fashion photographer for 25 years, Paul Lange has had his photographs featured in such publications as Vogue, Glamour and Elle and he's traveled the globe to shoot celebrities like Natalie Portman, Oprah and Halle Berry. It was only eight years ago that he decided to make the switch to Fine Art photography, using the skills he had acquired in fashion to create his own original…
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On Tuesday, a small black affenpinscher with the most awesome name, Banana Joe, won the prestigious Best in Show award at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. He beat out more than 2,700 for the coveted title. The annual show brought out dogs from 187 different breeds which all first competed at the breed level. Then, each…Continue
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