A reason to smile

A smile for a smile. Right? Smiling is infectious. You’ve heard the term “infectious smile”. It’s true. When one person smiles- it spreads happiness. Let’s all smile at someone today.

“May you always Find a Reason to Smile” by Cathrin Jensen
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Smiling for Love by Oddfeel
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Maria by Mariana Stefanova
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Willow by Tony Bendele
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Serendipity by Rob Storm
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more in: “29 Smiley Faces To… Well… Make You Smile”
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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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Photos That Will Have You Dreaming

Nothing quite sets off the imagination of a photographer like a sweeping landscape. Throw in a warm sunset, or a grazing horse, and we are ready to pack our bags!

deus sive natura
by Marco Cingolani
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Bybrook Valley I
by Paul Lane
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Mount Moran Reflected at Oxbow Bend on the Snake River
by Eugene Kiedrowski
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Photo by Henry Zhang
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The View from Te Mata Peak Napier NZ
by Anupam Hatui
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more in “42 Photos That Will Have You Dreaming”
at gurushots

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Affection

We know. Many photographers sigh at the amount of image manipulation that occurs these days. Today, we take a break. These shots of pets, along with their owners, reveal the true, unbiased , and unmanipulated level of affection that can occur between a human and beast. You’re gonna love it!

photo by IrisA
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photo by Elisha Henkin
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photo by Anett Toth
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photo by Elena Luria
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photo by Pasji horizont
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from “43 Real Photos of Affection”
more at gurushots

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Amazing Light!

Photographers love light. It’s the foundation of our art. It can make or break an image. These selected shots display a wide range of how “light” was used to create world-class photography!

“Golden Nature .” by Anders Pettersson
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“Golden skyes” by Fred Øie
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“Severe storm in Monument valley” by Stanislav Kaniansky
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“ONI” by Darek Lichota
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“Tree at Dawn (B&W version)” by Zicarlo van Aalderen
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from “32 Photographs with Truly Amazing Light!”

more at GuruShots

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Fantastic Forest Fotos

“The clearest way into the Universe- is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir And, here is another really good quote! “And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” – Anonymous. Enjoy these soulful forest and field images.

Photo by
Nikki Georgieva Vega
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Photo by
urakistvan
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Photo by
jo_pho_to
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Morning sun
by Fernand Larochelle
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Autums ending
by wimvandem
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Fantastic Forest Fotos
more at GuruShots

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