“I Must Go In – The Fog is Rising.”

Who said, “I must go in, the fog is rising.” Emily Dickinson did. These photographers headed into the fog and came away with some amazing shots.

“God’s First Light” by Ann Baldock
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“Above the mist” by Sandi Bertoncelj
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“Foggy Burnett #1” by Brad Grove
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“I Was There Also…” by Gabriel Salvador
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“My favourite!” by Deb Rose
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more in: “I Must Go In – The Fog is Rising.” 35 Fog Photos Ignite Your Imagination
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Monochrome in the streets

Ich habe mich 15 Jahre lang mit Musik beschäftigt, bevor ich im Oktober 2015 zur Fotografie kam, auf Grund der Empfehlung eines Arztes „einfach mehr spazierenzugehen”. Eine Stunde später hielt ich meine erste Kamera in den Händen. Durch die Fotografie habe ich die Möglichkeit meine persönliche Perspektive auf Szenen und Gegenstände des Alltags festzuhalten, wodurch die Bilder mehr und mehr zu einem Medium meiner Kommunikation mit der Welt werden. Es ist für mich zu einer Notwendigkeit geworden meine Emotionen und Ideen durch meine fotografischen Arbeiten anderen Menschen nahe zu bringen. Dabei stellt gerade die Verschiedenheit der Rückmeldungen zu den einzelnen Arbeiten für mich persönlich den größten Reiz meiner Arbeit dar.

Zu Beginn meiner fotografischen Tätigkeit war ich zunächst damit beschäftigt alles zu fotografieren, was mir vor die Nase kam. Zahlreiche farbenprächtige Bilder waren oft das Resultat, mit dem ich anfangs auch zufrieden war. Was sich jedoch schnell ändern sollte. Wenngleich die Qualität der Bilder zunahm, spürte ich jedoch schnell das Bedürfnis mich auf bestimmte Stilrichtungen zu spezialisieren, um meine Kompetenzen in diesen Bereichen auszubauen und vertiefen zu können. Dabei wurde schnell deutlich, dass ich meine Vorliebe in der Architektur, Street- und Landschaftsfotografie fand, nicht zuletzt dadurch, dass die Resultate die mir am meisten zusagten Brücken, Wasser und die Menschen der Stadt Hamburg waren.

Seit dem Sommer 2016 habe ich dann meine Vorlebe für die schwarzweisse Fotografie entdeckt und festgestellt, dass ich mich an dieser Ästhetik nicht so schnell sattgesehen habe, wie bei den Farbbildern. Daraus erschließt sich, dass mittlerweile mehr als die Hälfte meiner Bilder in monochrome erscheinen.
—Alexander Schönberg

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Monochrome in the streets
by Alexander Schönberg

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China Story|Images show a beautiful China

These photos are selected from a series of photographic exhibitions, Beautiful China, Dream China, launched in 2017 by photoint.net of the China Photographers’ Association.

Splendid Terraced Fields, taken by Li Peixiang.
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Old Bridge under Nightfall, taken by He Qingzhen.
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Yongjiang Bridge Winds Like a Dragon, taken by Yan Jun.
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Beautiful Thousand-Island Lake, taken by Xia Lixin.
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Autumn Scenery, taken by Guo Chenxi.
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China Story|Images show a beautiful China
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Land of Gods

Born and brought up in Mumbai, Ruby Aderbad works with an MNC and is an avid traveller who likes to digitally capture memories. Talking about her love for the mountains and her recent trip to Spiti, she says, “Every time I’m in the vicinity of these massifs, I’m humbled by their sheer beauty and power. I have tried my best to encapsulate and epitomize the beauty of this place through my lens”.

Majestic mountains, winding roads, rugged landscape and rustic surroundings with the quietly flowing Spiti River; these are the spellbinding vistas that you get to witness when traipsing in Spiti. Known as the ‘Land of Gods’, Spiti Valley is in the north-eastern part of Himachal Pradesh. Primarily a Buddhist dominated region, Spiti is home to some of the most beautiful monasteries situated on the rooftops of the Indian subcontinent. Often regarded as a cold desert, the high mountains of this valley are heavenly and truly magnificent. Here are some of the images captured by Ruby Aderbad on her recent trip to Spiti.

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Land of Gods | Ruby Aderbad
by Mystica Vora
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Sunrise Photography Tips that will get you more Likes

We call it the golden hour for a reason. Yes, sunrise and sunset are both beautiful and serene, but they also happen to provide the perfect amount of light and color to transform an ordinary photo into one worthy of record-breaking Instagram likes. We’re breaking down the ideal sunrise photography session based on location.

Snapping a Skyline Sunrise
Olympus User Gallery Contributor, Alan Glazier | Shot on an Olympus OM-D
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Sunrise Over Sand and Sea
Olympus User Gallery Contributor, Michael Garnier | OM-D E-M10 Mark II | M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6
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Olympus Visionary, Alex McClure | Shot with an Olympus OM-D Camera, M.Zuiko 7-14mm F2.8 PRO
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A Journalistic Sunrise
Olympus User Gallery Contributor, Michael Garnier | OM-D E-M10 Mark II | M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
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Sunrise Photography Tips that will get you more Likes
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An inspiring approach to photography

Clean, spare, and meditative, joSon’s photography reveals a mind of extraordinary focus as well as a deep sense of captivating simplicity. Perhaps these qualities can be attributed to the fact that joSon lived in a Buddhist temple from age 10 to age 18, gardening, drawing, and teaching art to the resident monks. When he turned 18, the temple master told him he was destined for artistry, noting that, “Life chooses us and takes us places.” Here, joSon shares how his experiences played a role in shaping his life as a photographer, and why his images incorporate what he was looking for in the temple—a deep desire for peace, combined with an inspired approach to life.

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Spotlight
Insights and ideas from joSon, Adobe® Photoshop® user

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