Street Art Around The World

I try to combine street photography with street art in a complementary way. By adding a human element into the frame you can often enhance the artwork that already exists. Through timing and placement you can end up with an image in which life imitates the art itself.
Geraint Rowland, Photographer

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Street Art Around The World
more in Dezine – Issue 04

Landscapes by Jim Harmer

One thing photographers have in common is the desire to progress as artists. For some it might be technical skills, others the creative, more artistic side. And for many of us, it is both sides that we want to grow in. Fortunately some photographers that are further along that pathway are more then happy to share and teach others. Jim Harmer is one of those photographers. He’s got an amazing eye, brilliant technical skills and loves sharing his knowledge. You may have heard of Jim through his online site, Improve Photography or from his podcast or social media.

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We got together with Jim and asked how it all began…

continue in Photo Live [ For the Love of Photography ]

The Challenge

Photographers are very familiar with the challenges faced in their line of work. They often have to deal with challenges in order to be able to capture the right image at the right moment and deliver the intended message or provoke the right feelings. However, this category is about conveying the theme of challenge in a clear manner either in the way the photograph was shot or in its content and subject matter. The scope is quite wide; the challenge could be shown in the composition of the picture, the arrangement of its elements, sequence, the lighting, or in expressing the odd and unusual (without digital manipulation). It can be in capturing a fleeting moment that may never pass again, or in delivering a piece of information or situation that is quite hard for most people to do. Don’t limit your mind to what the challenge may be; seek it and capture it.

Grang Prize Winner
Landfill Ballerina
Arash Yaghmaeian | United States of America
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1st Winner
A Butterfly in Water
Giulio Montini | Italy
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2nd Winner
Knowledge, the Most Powerful Weapon
Adel El Masri | Palestinian Territory
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3rd Winner
A Fight for Survival
Mohammad Khorshid | Kuwait
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The Challenge
more at HIPA

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
continue at Outdoor Photographer

Portfolio | Juan Luis Seco

Cuando echo la vista atrás, me recuerdo siempre mirando fotografías intentando no perder detalle de lo que ese momento irrepetible, entonces captado por otros me decía y contaba.

Esa fue mi relación con el mundo de la fotografía (desde el otro lado, escuchando y mirando lo que las fotos me contaban y mostraban) hasta hace 9 años que llego a mis manos una Nikon D60, mi primer roce con las cámaras réfex y una nueva forma de ver, sentir e intentar entender la fotografía y la mágica infuencia que la luz ejerce sobre todas las cosas que nos rodean, aquella bendita afción que se volvió pasión… es lo que con el paso de algunos años y hasta hoy, se ha convertido en mi profesión.

Mi formación es totalmente autodidacta, aunque no he dejado de estudiar y dar cursos para seguir aprendiendo y formándome como profesional. Soy un amante de la fotografía artística y creativa, sin inclinarme nunca por un determinado campo (retrato, paisaje, macro, naturaleza, abstracto, bodegones…) me gusta abordar todas las posibilidades que este medio de expresión artística pone a nuestro alcance y creo en la “Fotografía total”… Con la frme convicción de que si pones el Alma en cada captura, podrás ver lo esencial… ver lo que los demás no ven y hacer de cada clic, un mundo nuevo cada día.

Juan Luis Seco, nací en Córdoba el 21 de noviembre de 1963.

more in PHOT Magazine – Julio 2017

Nature, Cities, People

Wallpapers of the editors’ favorite submissions to the photo contest.
National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest 2017

The only one in the cloud
Photo by CP Lau
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The Man’s Stare
Photo by Moin Ahmed
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Jökulsárlón Sunrise
Photo by Mateusz Gorny
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Infinite Road to Transylvania #6
Photo by Calin Stan
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Red Chilli Pickers
Photo by Azim Khan Ronnie
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MotherBoard City
Photo by Ho Lam Cheng
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Giraffe Greeting at Dawn
Photo by Beverly Russo
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Wallpapers of the editors’ favorite submissions to the photo contest.
more at National Geographic