Black and White Challenge – A selection

A few weeks ago we put out an appeal in our LFI Gallery, asking you to dig through your archives to take part in our Black and White Challenge, and to send us your best moments between black and white. The response was lively: in the shortest of time we received all kinds of artistic perspectives, quiet portraits and unusual outlooks, expressed in monochrome beauty. All these images confirm that black and white photography continues to enjoy great popularity.

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Black and White Challenge – A selection
more at LFI Gallery

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Wedding Affairs With Canon

In Asia, the wedding industry a booming and lucrative business. Despite the rising cost of weddings in the region, couples are more willing than ever to spend on photography and videography services for their wedding. This increasing demand is rapidly evolving the wedding photography landscape. Wedding photographers today are expected to provide value-added services and personalised work while staying creative.

We speak to wedding photographers in the region to find out what inspires them, their challenges, and trends that are shaping the industry.

Shot by: Aplind Yew, EOS 6D, EF85mm f1.8L USM lens, f/1.8, 85mm, 1/25 sec, ISO 200
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Shot by: Grace Tan, EOS 5D Mark IIl, EF24mm f/1.4L II USM lens, f/2.8, 24mm, 1/640 sec, ISO 320
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Shot by: Louis Gan, EOS 5D Mark II, EF24mm f/1.4L II USM lens, f/2.8, 24mm, 1/8000 sec, ISO 320
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Shot by: Takenao Anzawa, EOS-1D X, EF70-200mm f/2.8 L USM, 95mm, f/2.8, 1/80 sec, ISO 1600
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Shot by: Aidan Dockery
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Wedding Affairs With Canon
more at Canon Asia

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Expert Lighting Control

Photography takes many forms. Sometimes a photographer simply comes upon a scene that they like, and they take the picture. Afterwards, they may alter the lighting ‘effects” in post-processing, (if the light wasn’t exactly what they were looking for). For this article, we culled our photographs from the “Lighting 101” challenge. We looked specifically for photographs that depicted a high level of skill and control in the lighting that was used at the point of creation (in-camera). Enjoy.

Waiting
by Torben Mougaard
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Jo.
by Joseph Balson
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Sensual Evening
by Mladen Dakic
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Bea Gardeberg
by Gabriel Riveros Vilches
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Anny
by Luca Foscili
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more in: “22 Outstanding Examples of Expert Lighting Control In Photography”
at gurushots

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Earth’s Finest Creatures

We culled this amazing selection of photographs from the “Majestic Mammals” challenge. If you’re an aspiring wildlife photographer- you’ll notice some common traits among these images. They are shot tight. People want to see the details of the animal. They have good light. Animal fur needs good light to show off the texture. They are often captured at peak action. Even a sleeping lion can have a moment of peak action!

The Mara Six
by Andy Howe
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photo by Vladimir Cech
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photo by Gal Meiri
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Spring Break
by Bragi Ingibergsson
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photo by Tomáš Svoboda
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more in “39 of Earth’s Finest Creatures”
at gurushots

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Rhythmic Images of Nature

Rhythm is defined as a regular repeated pattern with movement regulated by strong and weak succession. For the challenge titled, “Rhythmic Nature”, it was interesting to us how many photographers interpreted that concept as rays of light.

Photo by Antonio Tafuro
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Photo by Srdjan Pavar
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“Autumn Morning” by Mike Stuckey
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Photo by quaravinci
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“Sunrise over Misty Forest” by Tim Kirchoff
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Rhythmic Images of Nature
more at gurushots

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