Exquisitely Composed Photos That Each Tell A Unique Story

Have you spent much time thinking about the nature of composition in a photograph? Consider this… when you begin the process of creating a photograph something has caught your attention. That “something” seems worthy of capture and to pass onto others (your viewers). The problem is the “others” aren’t there with you when take the photograph. They didn’t see and feel the scene as you did. Composition is the tool that helps you convey that silent message to a viewer who is perhaps thousands and thousands of miles away.

“are you Talking to Me ? ” by ilias Orfanos
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“Jinx Cosplay” by Amanda Café
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“Half light in the forest” by Luís Rodrigues
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“Dark Clouds” by Christian Giger Photography
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“Fishermen hanging their fishing tools ” by Nguyen Quoc Thang
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Exquisitely Composed Photos That Each Tell A Unique Story
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Take Better Travel Photos

How to make the most of your next trip and return home with a portfolio of memorable images
Text & Photography By Ken Kaminesky

The Four Ps To Take Better Travel Photos
Practice. No artist will ever get better at their craft without serious amounts of practice. The good thing is, practicing in photography is fun. Keep shooting in new ways and experimenting with new techniques.

Patience. Don’t expect every shot to be amazing nor think that every time you try something new it will be a giant success. You’ll learn a lot from your failures. The trick is, only show people your best work.

Persistence. Don’t give up! Good things don’t happen to those who simply wait; they happen to those who work their butts off. Don’t be distracted by negative thoughts and give up. The next shot may be the perfect one.

Photoshop. Capturing a great image is just the beginning. Learning how to bring your vision to life by post-processing with the powerful software available to photographers today is the icing on the cake. You’ll never regret getting really good at Photoshop. Trust me.
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Take Better Travel Photos
By Ken Kaminesky

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The next generation of Nikon Storytellers

Meet the #Nikon100
We hand selected 100 up-and-coming photographers you should be following on Instagram. Meet the #Nikon100 and explore how they use photography to share their stories with the world.

by Ashraful Arefin
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by Noel Casaje
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by Nina McIntosh
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by Matt Walker
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by Jason Lumsden
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The next generation of Nikon Storytellers
Inspired photography from around the world.

100 days of talented Nikon photographers

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Competition Winning Images

The following images were entered into our ‘Image Of The Month’ Competition recently, and awarded ‘Gold’ by a panel of highly respected Judges.

by Morgan Wallace
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by Chris Chambers
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by Lynne Harper
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by Gary Neville
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by Owen Clements
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Competition Winning Images
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The Beauty of People

The beauty is different through the eyes of the one who looks. There are people who have a certain type of beauty that you only notice at a closer look.

~{ Bara }~
by Jerry Mythex
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Portrait by Luís Valadares
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Portrait by Marta Zetlovka
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Portrait by SHinD von Mannoroth
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Portrait by Samir Zahirovic
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The Beauty of People
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Photo Inspiration: Secrets Behind Stunning Images

The inspiration you need to help improve your photography skills
Well-known for their stunning world-class photography, 1x.com has worked with their most talented photographers to handpick 100 awe-inspiring images and provided the back-story and photographer’s secrets that helped capture them. This book presents you with inspiration as well as underlying techniques that can help improve your photography skills immediately.

Silent Song
This is the voice of a marginal society that is constantly pushed aside by the greed of a civilization, and whose voices are unheard. They live in the trash left behind by the strong who always threaten the environment of the world. No matter how hard they scream and how loud they sing, they would never be heard. The only sound is that of damage that is growing into a bigger threat each day.
Final Toto is a photographer from Jakarta, Indonesia
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Big Sister
I took this picture when on a bike tour in the mountains together with some friends. It was a full day adventure through villages and the countryside. I always carry a camera when I go adventuring or walking and take pictures when looking at beautiful scenery or meeting interesting people.
Adhi Prayoga, photographer
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The Court of Heaven: “A Galley’s Last Stand”
I had taken a two week touring vacation to the north of France in June 2008. We arrived at around midday to find this scene. The immediate possibilities were obvious but the conditions were poor; the tide was out with the boat beached upon uninteresting sand with harsh, unforgiving and unattractive light. Still it was a scene that excited us greatly, and we knew that there was potential here.
Mal Smart, photographer
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Freedom
This one was created as an entry to a challenge. The subject was “fences.” I scratched my head to find a creative way to feature fences. Fences can obviously engender a prison-like feeling, so the idea of freedom quickly appeared. From there, I sketched out several options, and I found this one to be pretty effective.
Christophe Kiciak, photographer
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Painting of Nature
This image was taken in a place named Situ Gunung. In the Indonesian language, situ means lake and gunung means mountain.
Hardibudi, photographer
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Photo Inspiration: Secrets Behind Stunning Images
* Shares behind-the-scene stories of the featured photos from the photographers themselves, from their artistic vision to the technical details that went into each shot
* Offers clear, concise, and accessible descriptions for the ideas, vision, performance, setup, location, equipment, camera settings, lighting diagrams, and image editing methods of each amazing photo
Photo Inspiration provides a unique combination of the final photograph with the tools and knowledge that made it possible, all of which are aimed at helping you meet your photographic potential.

ISBN: 978-1-118-29052-1

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Long Exposure

Please enter your best photographs which have been captured using a long exposure. Your image can be any subject, but must show the effect of using a slow shutter speed and long exposure time. In the judging I will be looking for image quality and photographic skill. Entries can be in black and white or colour.

Moving People by Stuart Smith
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Mont Saint-Michel by Olga Volianska
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Rialto Bridge and the Grand Canal by Guy Lundstrom
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Thunderstorm at Alexanderplatz by Nico Trinkhaus
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Ghost Chairs by JBC Photography
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Long Exposure
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