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40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken. Polaroids of Afghanis Who've Never Seen a Photograph. The Wakhan corridor located in the northeastern corner of Afghanistan, is a less-traveled region by foreigners.

Polaroids of Afghanis Who've Never Seen a Photograph

French photographers Fabrice Nadjari and Cedric Houin (aka Varial) decided to journey off to the remote district because of their growing fascination with the country, further heightened by a New York Times article about the area. Being that the land is so rarely visited, the duo's photo series titled Wakhan, An Other Afghanistan is incredibly fascinating. The rural area, which holds about 12,000 residents on its 140-mile strip of land, is bordered by Tajikistan, Pakistan, and China, making for an eclectic blend of cultural influences.

The photographers document the Wakhis' diverse portraits against their natural landscapes. Are These the World’s “Luckiest” Photos? A lot goes into making the perfect photograph: a good eye, impeccable composition, and lighting skills, for starters.

Are These the World’s “Luckiest” Photos?

Compelling Portraits of Circus Performers. We spotted these fascinating photos of circus performers in Andrew Shaylor’s Behance portfolio and have been dreaming about running away to start our own misfit troupe ever since.

Compelling Portraits of Circus Performers

The UK-based photographer states on his website that he started out searching for the proverbial Bearded Lady and Siamese Twins — figures most of us have only encountered in places like the movies — but quickly discovered that those characters are a creation from the past. Where Children Sleep: James Mollison's Poignant Photographs.

Photographer Dennis Manarchy Builds Giant Camera. In a world where all things small are considered beautiful and cool, a photographer is doing something quite drastically different from the norm.

Photographer Dennis Manarchy Builds Giant Camera

Dennis Manarchy is in the process of creating a camera that is so huge, it captures 24-foot tall realistic photographs of incredible detail. Photoshop-ing these pictures would be totally out of the question. The camera itself is a thing of wonder. Fourandsix Technologies - Photo Tampering throughout History. Two young cousins, Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths, produced a series of photographs purportedly showing small winged fairies.

Fourandsix Technologies - Photo Tampering throughout History

73 Links and Photos That Will Make Your Photography-Loving Head Explode « Light Stalking. It’s been a truly wonderful week online in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been busy collecting the best set of links to tutorials, great photography and interesting blogs to share with everyone.

73 Links and Photos That Will Make Your Photography-Loving Head Explode « Light Stalking

This is a really great list highlighting wonderful work by some of the best photographers who are active online, and we hope you enjoy looking at these pieces as much as the Toad did in bringing them to you. Check out the Toad’s photoblog featuring Canadian landscapes and historical artifacts, and his Fine Art Landscape Photography website. Ask JoeB: Chainlink Fence – another wonderful and highly informative blog post from Joe Baraban discusses textures and lines in art. The image being critiqued is just wonderful, producing fabulous leading lines and a frame for the slightly out of focus window in the background. This is a truly wonderful post sure to teach almost everyone something about image composition, and specifically photography. New York leper colony: Eerie pictures inside abandoned world of lost island. 50 Greatest Cameras of All Time. 10 Ways To Improve as a Photographer. Famous Photogs Pose With Their Most Iconic Images.

Jeff Widener holds his photo of Tank Man in Tienanmen Square from 1989.Photo: Tim Mantoani Steve McCurry holds his 1984 photo of a young woman from Peshawar, Pakistan.

Famous Photogs Pose With Their Most Iconic Images

"I looked for this girl for 17 years and finally found her in 2002. Her name is Sharbat Gula. "Photo: Tim Mantoani Neil Leifer holds his photo, Ali vs. Liston, which he took on May 25, 1965 in Lewiston, Maine.Photo: Tim Mantoani Bill Eppridge stands with his photo of Robert F. Kennedy after his assassination on June 5, 1968.Photo: Tim Mantoani Elliot Erwitt: "The picture I am holding was snapped in 1974 just across the street from my apartment in New York's Central Park.

Colorizing Classic Black and White Photos. When you come across black and white photographs from the past, do you ever wonder what colors are meant to replace the varied shades of gray?

Colorizing Classic Black and White Photos

Sweden-based artist Sanna Dullaway re-imagines photos from yesteryear in vibrant, realistic hues. The series features portraits of well-known people throughout history including Abraham Lincoln, Che Guevara, Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, Anne Frank, and a young Charlie Chaplin without his signature mustache. Camera Exposure Infographic. Zone System. Ultimate Exposure Computer. Imagine an exposure computer so advanced that it uses your eyes as a sensor.

Ultimate Exposure Computer

The processing unit is as powerful as your brain. The computer is accurate over a light range from reflected starlight through the light produced in a hydrogen fusion reaction. This computer weighs nothing and operates without batteries. It comes with instructions to allow you to implant the capabilities of the computer directly into your own memory so you can accurately judge a correct exposure by simply looking at the type of light that the subject is in. This Is Not a Photograph. Joseph Szabo’s Compelling Portraits of Teenage America in the ’70s and ’80s. What Ended Kodak’s Moment? According to the Wall Street Journal, camera manufacturer Kodak is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, following a long struggle to maintain any sort of viable business.

What Ended Kodak’s Moment?