Reflections by Ed Gordeev

Reflections
Eduard Gordeev Photography

осень на Вуоксе..
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храм Покрова на Нерли ..
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холодный апрель в селе Дунилово…
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Кирилло-Белозерский монастырь…
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Вуокса..Апрель..
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Гордеев Эдуард | Eduard Gordeev
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The Alaskan Allure | Matt Skinner

The Alaskan Allure
Matt Skinner Photography

Fire in the Sky
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 1/30 se., f/4.0, ISO 100
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Eklutna Tailrace Reflections
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 2.5 sec., f/8.0, ISO 100
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Lake Rotorua
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 1/250 sec., f/9.0, ISO 100
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Out of This World Aurora
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 18 sec., ISO 1600
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The Alaskan Allure
Matt Skinner Photography
Interview by Harris Lim in Bokeh Magazine

Where the world began: Ngorongoro, Tanzania

Spectacular new safari camps in the Crater Highlands of Tanzania are changing the way we experience this prehistoric phenomenon.
Photos by Tom Parker

Dawn at Entamanu and the world seemed newborn. Mists unfurled from the depths of Ngorongoro Crater. Three giraffes materialised like ghosts from behind acacias. Two golden jackals trotted past, and somewhere a hyena barked as the day, and the world, shed their darkness.

more by Stanley Stewart at Condé Nast Traveller

The Fine Art Of Travel Photography

How does a photographer transcend the “I was here” imagery that’s often associated with travel photography and create fine-art images of places near and far? From the dozens of workshops I’ve taught on the subject, as well as talking with—and carefully studying the work of—many of the great globetrotting lensmen and lenswomen in the field, I’ve developed a methodology that, when applied, should yield impressive and, at times, spectacular results.
Text & Photography By Mark Edward Harris
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NIGHT EXPOSURES: The Matterhorn from Zermatt, Switzerland. Many cities thrive at night and bring a different dimension to the travel experience. For cityscapes and architecture, use a low ISO, lock down the camera on a sturdy tripod, lock up the mirror of an SLR and use a cable release.
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DEPTH OF FIELD: Bonito, Brazil. Shooting at a maximum depth of field can create unique perspectives, especially for stunning architectural shots and landscapes.
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SHOOTING CONTRE-JOUR: Yazd, Iran. Shooting with the sun behind the subject eliminates harsh shadows. In-camera meters can get thrown off by contre-jour situations and underexpose the scene, so it’s important to know how to utilize the camera’s exposure lock and exposure compensation controls.
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SILHOUETTES: Mandalay, Myanmar. Dramatic silhouettes can be shot at any time of the day, but there must be a strong contrast between your background and your subject.
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The Fine Art Of Travel Photography
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The Power Of Portable Light

I have traveled 4,625 miles to get this image. I’m stumbling through the volcanic landscape in the murky predawn darkness trying to find the Moai statues. The salty breeze and crashing surf remind me of early-morning shoots in Hawaii. But this isn’t Hawaii. I’m on Easter Island, one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. And if I don’t get this iconic shot of the Moai statues at sunrise, I’ll never forgive myself. I need this shot for my photo essay of the island.
Text & Photography By Tom Bol
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Moai Statue At Sunset. Nikon D3, 24-70mm ƒ/2.8 lens, shot at 1/50 sec. at ƒ/8, Nikon SB-800 used off-camera to light the statue.
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Egypt. Nikon D2X and 17-35mm ƒ/2.8 lens, shot with a Nikon SB-800 to add catchlights to the subjects’ eyes in the bright overhead sun.
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TOP: Scotland. Nikon Df and 24-70mm ƒ/2.8 lens, shot at 1/100 sec. at ƒ/7.1. In this before shot, the telephone booth appears lifeless without flash. ABOVE: The same gear and settings were used, but by using a single speedlight, the telephone booth comes to life. A Nikon SB-910 was placed in the booth and fired off-camera using a Nikon SU-800 transmitter.
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The Power Of Portable Light
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Andrei Stenin Press Photo Contest Shortlist Announced

The international contest for young photojournalists organized by Rossiya Segodnya under the auspices of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO has selected a shortlist of for the 2017 contest. The shortlist published at stenincontest.com was selected by an international jury and includes photographers from 14 countries who will compete for the main prizes with the winners being announced on August 7 2017. The prestigious international award for young photographers will be presented in the Autumn in Moscow. As in previous years, the winning photos will be displayed not only in Russia but also abroad until the end of 2017.

The European Dream.
by Anna Pantelia
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Search and rescue operation of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.
by Artur Lebedev
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Dogma.
by Gabriele Micalizzi
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Elegant Fan.
by Konstantin Chalabov
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Rabbis
by Kristina Kormilitsyna
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Candy floss lady.
by Tabyldy Kadyrbekov
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This year the number of countries taking part has increased, securing the contest’s status as a prestigious international platform that discovers new names in world photography. The 2017 contest’s shortlist was selected by award-winning representatives from the Russian and international photography community. The jury, chaired by Stern Director of Photography, Andreas Trampe, reviewed some 5,000 photos by contestants from 76 countries across four categories, including Top News, Sport, My Planet, and Portrait. A Hero of Our Time. Each category was divided into single photos and series.
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Andrei Stenin Press Photo Contest Shortlist Announced
more at Stenin Contest