Landscapes by Rafal Różalski

Landscapes by Rafal Różalski

The Other Side of the Clouds
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Hvítserkur
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Stokksnes
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Magical forest
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The Jersey | Ireland
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The Dark Hedges
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Fjords of Ireland
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Landscapes by Rafal Różalski
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Conserving Canada | Photography’s Role in Protecting the Northern Wild

Human-induced climate change is rapidly affecting Canada’s wilderness. As global mean temperatures rise and the adverse effects of warming on northern ecosystems intensify, the need to document and communicate the ensuing issues has never been more important. From the coastal forests of British Columbia to the windswept Maritimes, Canadian conservation photographers are tirelessly working to bring stories of habitat destruction and wildlife loss to the public eye. But to what extent can photography influence policy? Are we seeing enough support for these photographers and the dissemination of their work? And, most importantly, does photography really hold the power to save Canada’s wilderness?
by Sam Edmonds

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 115mm, f/11, 1s, ISO 100. © Connor Stefanison / connorstefanison.com
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Panasonic DMC-GH4, 8mm, f/11, 1/400s, ISO 800. © Peter Mather / petermather.com
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Nikon D7100, 420mm, f/4, 1/400s, ISO 250. © April Bencze / aprilbenczewildlife.com
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Nikon D700, 85mm, f/4, 1/3200s, ISO 1600. © Neil Ever Osborne / neileverosborne.com
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Nikon D7100, 420mm, F/4, 1/800s, ISO 100. © April Bencze / aprilbenczewildlife.com
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Conserving Canada | Photography’s Role in Protecting the Northern Wild
more in Photo Life – August/September 2017

2017 Sigma Amateur Photographer of the Year

Amateur and enthusiast photographers from all around the country have gathered their best images and submitted them to the expert judgement of our panel of industry leaders — Brett Stanley, Charles Howells, Katherine Williams, Kaye Davis, Mark Gee, Michael Miller, Richard Wood, Peter Robertson, and Simon Devitt.

For several years, the Sigma Amateur Photographer of the Year has been the country’s largest amateur photography contest and certainly the most popular online gallery of its kind. Each year, the quantity of entries increases, and so, too, the calibre of images improves. 2017’s contest received a record 9337 submissions across the 11 categories, many of which prove that advanced photographic technologies and techniques, such as focus stacking, aerial imaging, and timelapse, are no longer reserved for the pros.

Grand Prize Winner
Sarah Caldwell / Houston Main Street Metro
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Landscape Category 1st place
Andy Thompson / Hawea Iinversion
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Travel Category 1st place
Javan NG / Morning Rush Hour at Grand Central Terminal in New York
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Action Category 1st place
Bill Hodges / Surfboat Chaos
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Macro Category 1st place
Murray McCulloch / Vespula Vulgaris
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Congratulations to the winning images of our 2017 Sigma Amateur Photographer of the Year competition.

more in D-Photo Issue 79

A journey into a miniature world | Achraf Baznani

Talented photographer-artist Achraf Baznani plays with scale and proportion to create theatrical scenes that are dream-like, introspective and not a little bit whimsical. His images have been highly praised by art and photography lovers, hundreds of thousands of which follow him online.

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A journey into a miniature world | Achraf Baznani
more in Phototrain – Photography Magazine – Issue 4

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets

Cara Delevingne is showing her mettle. As a singer and an actor this one-time star supermodel has found her place in the universe. Ahead of her first blockbusting lead role in Luc Besson’s new sci-fi spectacular, GQ joins the French director for a journey inside the head space of this very British rule-breaker, who silenced self-doubt to unleash a talent that was never just skin deep.

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For our exclusive GQ cover story, director Luc Besson gets under the skin of sci-fi siren Cara Delevingne.
Story by Stuart McGurk, Photographs by Mariano Vivanco

more in British GQ – August 2017

Eyes On The World

Travel photography tips for documenting places and cultures
Text & Photography by Mark Edward Harris

Experiencing cultures and getting access to people and locations are key components of successful travel photography. From assignments that have given me the opportunity to explore 95 countries on six continents, I have developed a working methodology that helps me bridge cultural gaps and maneuver through unfamiliar territory. These are my top travel photography tips gained from decades of experience.

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Eyes On The World
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