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25 of the Most Influential News Images of All Time News Photography is all about capturing the decisive moment in an aesthetic way. It is about telling the world a story, through one or more images. Many times, news images come to be remembered as symbolically associated with a certain event, remembered for decades thanks to that special news image. Let us look at 25 such images. Remember, news images need NOT always be technically sound. Some may be grainy; some may even have a marginal amount of camera shake…as long as they tell the story right, its all right! The Great Depression This image of Florence Thompson from the 1930s came to be associated with the great depression, for years to come. Abe Smith and Tom Shipp Abe Smith and Tom Shipp were convicted of robbery and rape in 1930. Jesse Owens Jesse Owens was the most successful athlete in the 1936 Olympics. Moment of Death This image of militiaman Federico Borrell Garcia, captures the precise moment of his death. Hindenburg Fall Of Nazi Collaborators Iwo Jima Atom Bomb Skymaster Racism,1957 25 of the Most Influential News Images of All Time
Photos by Henri Cartier-Bresson [1920's-1970's] Albert Camus, Paris, 1944. Coney Island, New York, 1946. Romania, 1975. Naples, Italy, 1960. A football game, Michigan vs. Northwestern, 1960. At the Le Mans Auto Race, France, 1966. Uzbekistan, 1954. Visitors from kolkhozy to the eleventh-century Alaverdi monastery, 1972. Improvised canteen for workers building the Hotel Metropol, 1954. The Arbat, Moscow, 1972. Chelny, Russia, 1973. Boston, 1947. New York, 1935. An African-American student is denied entry to a theater. Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia, 1960. Jean-Paul Sartre, Paris, 1946. Dessau, Germany, April, 1945. Nehru Announces Gandhi's Death, Birla House, Delhi, 1948. World's Fair, Brussels, 1958. Simone de Beauvoir, Paris, 1946. New York, 1960. Bankers Trust, New York, 1960. Near Strasbourg, France, 1944. The arrival of a boat carrying refugees from Europe reunites a mother and son who had been separated throughout the war, 1946. Communist students demonstrate against the black market. McCann-Erickson Agency, Madison Avenue, New York, 1959. Photos by Henri Cartier-Bresson [1920's-1970's]
Top 10 Pictures That Shocked The World It has often been said throughout time that a picture is worth a thousand words. Any picture may be worth a thousand words, but only a few rare photos tell more than a thousand words. They tell a powerful story, a story poignant enough to change the world and galvanize each of us. Over and over again… From the iconic images of Omayra Sanchez’s tragic death to the horrifying images of the Bhopal Gas disaster in 1984, the power of photography is still alive and invincible. Here is my top 10 list of photos that shocked the world: Warning: Be prepared for images of violence and death (in one case, the photograph of a dead child) if you scroll down. 10. Carol Guzy, the first woman to receive a Pulitzer Prize for spot news photography, received her most recent Pulitzer in 2000 for her touching photographs of Kosovo refugees. The above picture portrays Agim Shala, a two-year-old boy, who is passed through a fence made with barbed wire to his family. 9. 8. F. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Top 10 Pictures That Shocked The World
ARTS 260 – Basic Photography – Spring 2012 Instructor: Will Arnold Email: arnold18@illinois.edu Mailbox: Art + Design, Room 143 (Ted Arnold) Class Site: Class meets in Art + Design, Room 336A (Computer Lab) Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:00am – 11:40am Critiques will be held in Room 315 Overview This course serves as an introduction to digital photography. Course Structure This course will consist of lectures, in-class demonstrations, lab time, individual projects, group critiques and a final self-directed project. Attendance and Participation Attendance is mandatory. Please arrive to class on time and prepared to work. Materials There are no required texts for this course. Digital camera (preferably with a manual mode) (Cameras are available from the Checkout Window if you do not have your own) Storage media for camera (CF, sD, etc.) Binder or folder for handouts Resources Me – The best way to contact me is via email. Printing available during Checkout Window hours. Syllabus « ARTS 260 Syllabus « ARTS 260
Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 45 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press. Her photographs have appeared in countless influential publications and have been exhibited at major venues in the US and around the world. Below is the seventh series in her Leica Notebook, where she shares her favorite quotes from her favorite photographers. Leica Notebook, Chapter Seven In Chapter 4 of my Leica Notebook, I wrote about comments from photographers and how and why they photograph. W. Robert Frank said, “Above all, I know that life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference . . . it is important to see what is invisible to others. Lisette Model’s advice to photographers was to never take a photograph unless it hits you in the pit of your stomach. Yousuf Karsh was fascinated by the people he photographed. -Claire Yaffa Claire Yaffa: Life’s Lessons – A Personal Journey Continued, Chapter 7 Claire Yaffa: Life’s Lessons – A Personal Journey Continued, Chapter 7
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Snapseed is a favorite editing app amongst iPhone photographers, but many people don’t realize how powerful it is. If you want to take your photo editing to the next level, you need to explore the advanced editing tools in Snapseed. They allow you to make selective adjustments, correct perspective problems, remove unwanted objects and apply subtle vignettes. If you’re new to Snapseed, we’d recommend reading our tutorial on using Snapseed’s essential iPhone photo editing tools. If you don’t already have the Snapseed app on your iPhone, you can download it for FREE on the App store. This article is the second in a series of Snapseed tutorials that we’ll be publishing over several weeks. In this article we’ll be looking at the following editing tools: Transform, Brush, Selective, Spot Repair and Vignette. To access these tools, open the image you want to edit, then tap the Edit button (pencil icon at the bottom right of the screen. Transform Tool Brush Tool Selective Tool Spot Repair Tool How To Use Snapseed's Advanced Photo Editing Tools How To Use Snapseed's Advanced Photo Editing Tools
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What lens do I need? A guide to buying your next camera lens Despite buying cameras which have been specifically designed to take and make use of different lenses, a large number of photographers only ever use the kit lens that their DSLR or interchangeable lens camera came with. But it's really not that surprising, picking the right next lens can be daunting, which is why we're going to try to help with our guide to life after the kit lens. Lenses are arguably the most important part of your camera set-up, they make or break your pictures. They control the image that's projected onto your imaging sensor, and ultimately what photos you are taking home. To the uninitiated, lenses are baffling tubes of glass with numbers and confusing acronyms printed on the side. Which lens should I buy next? If you currently only have the kit lens your camera came with, the short answer to this question is that as soon as you have the cash available, you should go out and get a fast normal prime lens or a telephoto zoom. Decoding the lens jargon Focal length Format What lens do I need? A guide to buying your next camera lens
Meet the optical superheroes: They can straighten tall buildings with a single shift, give you insanely deep focus without insanely small apertures, or limit focus to a single eyelash. And they do it as you shoot, with no messing around in software.They’re popular with architectural, product, portrait, and nature shooters who strive for perfect perspective, and treasured by others for the unusual effects they can produce. The Anti-Topple Shift PHOTO:TRENT BELL Bell shifted his 17mm f/4L Canon TS-E lens from top to bottom to take three separate horizontal images of the Phillips Exeter Academy library, later stitching them together in Photoshop CS5, Exposure in a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 0.3 sec at f/11, ISO 500. Tilt your camera up to take in a tall building or other structure and it will seem to topple—the parallel lines will appear to converge as they rise. How to do it: It’s an intuitive action. Scheimpflug Effect How to do it: Trial and error. The Reverse Scheimpflug The Vampire Effect> An Introduction to Tiltshift Photography An Introduction to Tiltshift Photography
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30 incredible photos that you won’t believe are real 30 incredible photos that you won’t believe are real You don’t need to be a professional photographer to take a truly unique picture. A really creative image is singled out because it was caught at the right moment — whether it’s lightning, a cute snout of a cat, or a perfect shadow. You can be the best photographer in the world, but sometimes in order to take a really decent picture, you need to be in the right place at the right time with your camera. Bright Side presents 30 of the most impressive photos that are the result of the creative ’’eye’’ and vision of the photographer. Son Doong Cave in Vietnam. Slipstream of the strategic bomber Tu-95MS. Winner of Surfer Magazine’s «Photo of the Year» contest. A forest after an accident at an aluminium plant in Hungary; the trace level of red mud is clearly seen from the picture. Jacob’s well. Mandrill portrait. «The face of an iceberg.» Camouflage clothing from the American company Realtree. An old boat at the bottom of a drained channel in the Czech Republic. Zhangjiajie National Park, China.
Polarr Photo Editor for Windows Polarr Photo Editor for Windows Edit like a PROThere are a lot of complicated photo editors. Polarr is not one of them. Our easy-to-use interface, combined with in-depth tutorials, allow you to navigate basic and advanced edits with ease. Local adjustments, advanced cropping, curves, batch exporting, and watermark tools give you the power to make professional edits, or choose from our collection of 100+ handcrafted filters for a quick change.Local adjustments, advanced cropping, powerful exporting, and more—everything in a single place.Powerful simplicityOur editor is bundled with every feature you could imagine. High-precision controls and effects Polarr's proprietary image rendering engine executes light and color effects with astonishing speed and detail. Original Dehaze with Polarr Adjustment tools Seven tool categories, over 40 core functionalities. Colors TemperatureTintVibrance Saturation Light ExposureBrightnessContrastHighlightsShadowsWhitesBlacksDiffuseDehaze Details ClaritySharpenColor DenoiseLum Denoise Optics Curves
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Susan Sontag Quotations and Tips about photography in Printer Friendly Format Most of Arbus's work lies within the Warhol aesthetic, that is, defines itself in relation to the twin poles of boringness and freakishness; but it doesn't have the Warhol style. Arbus had neither Warhol's narcissism and genius for publicity nor the self-protective blandness with which he insulates himself from the freaky nor his sentimentality. It is unlikey that Warhol, who comes from a working-class family, ever felt any ambivalence toward success which afflicted the children of the Jewish upper middle classes in the 1960s.
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Matt has worked as an observations scientist since 2005, working in the field of surface sensor research and development. Areas of expertise: Surface wind - instrumentation and measurement. Current activities Since joining the Met Office in November 2005, Matt has worked in the Observations Development Surface Instrumentation Team. Part of Matt's role involves providing scientific reports and advice to other Met Office scientists and also to external customers. In addition to these activities, Matt has also conducted research into convective phenomena in the UK, including several recent tornado cases (for example, the London tornado of 7 December 2006) and other notable convective events, such as the 'Ottery St Mary' thunderstorm of October 2008. Career background Matt studied Meteorology at the University of Reading from 2001, gaining a First Class BSc in Meteorology in 2005. Matthew Clark
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Winter storms, January to February 2014 The UK experienced a spell of extreme weather from late January to mid-February as a succession of major storms brought widespread impacts and damage to the UK. Around 6 major storms hit through this period, separated by intervals of 2 to 3 days. The sequence of storms followed an earlier stormy period from mid-December 2013 to early January 2014. Taken individually, the first two storms were notable but not exceptional for the winter period. Strong winds and huge waves made conditions extremely dangerous around exposed coastlines - particularly in the south and west, and caused widespread transport disruption. The photographs below provide some indication of weather impacts experienced from these storms. This image shows huge waves battering the Cornish coast at Porthleven on 5 February Photograph courtesy Matt Clark, Met Office An aerial view of flooding on the Somerset levels on 2 February. Impacts The storms made conditions around the coastline exceptionally dangerous. Weather data
Double rainbow by Matt Clarke | Official blog of the Met Office news team Official blog of the Met Office news team Skip to content ← Double rainbow – what does it mean? Double rainbow by Matt Clarke By Met Office Press Office | Published 12 October, 2012 | Full size is 580 × 400 pixels Share this: Like this: Related Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Reply Official blog of the Met Office news team Blog at WordPress.com. Follow Get every new post delivered to your Inbox. Join 10,166 other followers Build a website with WordPress.com %d bloggers like this:
As a Vermont-based photographer, there is no better time of year to be prowling the back roads than late September and early October. In fact, there is no place I would rather be, and I plan my entire schedule around being home for this amazing time of year. If you have never experienced an autumn season in New England, you definitely should add it to your bucket list. For those who can't make the pilgrimage to New England, there are many other fantastic locations throughout the U.S. and abroad for great fall color. No matter where you live or travel this fall season, try these 10 creative techniques for fall color photography to make your best autumn images yet. 1. Light is the medium we use to paint our photographic masterpieces and is a critical component to their success. All too often, people shy away from shooting backlit subjects. 2. During fall color, one of my favorite techniques is to find places in the stream or at the base of a waterfall where fallen leaves have collected. Techniques For Fall Color Photography - Outdoor Photographer
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