To me, the most beautiful person is the person with daily life and their work.

Vietnamese photographer Khanh Phan shares with us how aerial photography helps her capture the vibrant life of her country and the daily work of its craftsmen.

“My name is Khanh Phan, I’m 35 years old. I am from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I work in a bank. Photography is my passion. I started shooting photos 3 years ago. I have never attended a photography class and have never learned about post-production. I love this life and I create images from my eyes and my heart.”

“With skilled hands, workers create colorful life pictures that can only be seen from above. They are like mature architects.”

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Vietnamese photographer Khanh Phan
more at aerial photo awards

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Top Shots From the 2019 International Landscape Photographer of the Year

More than 3,400 entries were received in this year’s landscape-photography competition, from professional and amateur photographers around the world. Judges of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year contest narrowed the field down to a “Top 101,” then further to award several category prizes and the International Landscape Photographer of the Year award, which went to the Russian photographer Oleg Ershov for his images of England and Iceland…

Ignacio Palacios
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David Swindler
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Sander Grefte
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Jaka Ivancic
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Top Shots From the 2019 International Landscape Photographer of the Year
more at The Atlantic

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Feeding Time

“Movement, dynamics and moment – the pursuit of these components in photography makes me pack the camera in my backpack and go on a photohunt. The studio or production is not very interesting to me, it’s the search for natural movement that shapes my photo life. Hence the choice of the directions that are most interesting to me: photoanimalism, “sports, genre. With the help of the camera, I try to grab from life its manifestations, moments, emotions and speed.”
—Igor Shilokhvost

апрельская скопа
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двое и мышь
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вечерняя
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кто голодный?
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в дождливый день
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more at 35photo

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Incredible Macro Images

As most of the macro photographers are going on location to make their images, Jimmy Hoffman, most of the time, works with the insects he grows himself.

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Incredible Macro Images by Jimmy Hoffman
more in Shades Of Color Magazine
Total Priority to the Image & the Photographers

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Dogs Having Fun

Photos of dogs living their best life and having fun.

Jumping Jaz
by Christina Draper
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Early morning Fun
by Paul kerby
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Race across the fields
by Dave Wesson
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Did he catch it ?
by Lorrie Tallis
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Miss Molly
by Lizbee
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Dogs Having Fun
more at photocrowd

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The Power of Thematic Projects

One of the best things you can do if you wish to improve as a photographer is take on weekly assignments that will force you to focus on particular subjects or techniques.
The power of concentrating your efforts on thematic projects can’t be overstated.

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The Power of Thematic Projects
more in Awake Photography – Special Edition Weekly Themes
read it at issuu

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There Is No Value In Beauty

Do you want this image? You can have it — free. I don’t care. Hi-res, all rights, whatever you want. Why? Because it’s just beautiful.

Beauty began losing value years ago, as soon as the effort required to achieve it starting dropping. And it dropped fast — sampled music let us have quality drum tracks, piano and guitar chords without needing the actual instruments. Target started carrying Michael Graves-designed household items. Everyone got a pretty nice camera. YouTube taught us all the tricks. Google offered up images that people used in their blog posts and articles with a simple search. Filters and editing apps have given us all an understanding of post work (a photographer recently showed me an exchange with a model where she showed him how she liked her face to be retouched). And now, images and video that once took tens of thousands of dollars to achieve are being grabbed on the cheap with camera technology that puts high-end production in the hands of the masses: gimbals, image stabilization, sliders, editing effects… anyone can do anything. It’s not hard, you just have to want to go get it. …
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There Is No Value In Beauty
by Josh S. Rose
continue at medium

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