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Photography - Los Angeles Times

Photography - Los Angeles Times

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Back to the Slums of His Youth, to Defuse the Ebola Time Bomb MONROVIA, Liberia — The girl in the pink shirt lay motionless on a sidewalk, flat on her stomach, an orange drink next to her, unfinished. People gathered on the other side of the street, careful to keep their distance. Dr. Mosoka Fallah waded in. Details about the girl spilled out of the crowd in a dizzying torrent, gaining urgency with the siren of an approaching ambulance. The girl’s mother had died, almost certainly of Ebola.

Fashion Institute of Technology Photo by student Alexandra Monaco Photography at FIT: The substance behind the surface As our culture becomes more and more visual, photographs play a bigger role in communicating ideas. Photographs are used to sell products, tell a story, or convey a mood. Therefore, talented and skilled photographers are in high demand. Summer Over the City The photographer George Steinmetz, whom Lauren Collins Profiled in the magazine in 2010, has shot his iconic aerial photographs from the skies over more than seventy countries, including China, Israel, and Libya. For the past year, however, Steinmetz, who lives in suburban New Jersey, has remained closer to home, trading his paraglider for a helicopter to explore New York City and its surroundings. As winter turned to summer, Steinmetz’s desolate, snow-covered scenes–the Coney Island carousel, a lot filled with Richard Serra sculptures–became vibrant landscapes replete with picnickers, athletes, and High Line promenaders.

Photography Over the last three years photographer Jem Cresswell has photographed humpback whales during their annual migration to Vava’u, Tonga, swimming with the great creatures in the vast waters of the southern Pacific Ocean. Cresswell’s series Giants captures the individual personality of the great whales, each of which seem to pose specifically for his underwater camera. “I was initially drawn to the whales’ gentle nature, sheer size and the feeling of insignificance in their presence,” said Cresswell. “Over the past 3 years returning to Tonga, I have sought to capture intimate portraits of these complex and conscious animals, bringing the viewer into the world of these mystical giants.” In addition to being intrigued by the animals’ size, the Australian-based artist is also fascinated by their brains.

Behind the News Welcome Book Animation The last day for submitting your artwork has now passed but we wanted to show you one submission that Ava and Bethany animated! While it can't be included in the book we have uploaded here as we though it was pretty clever!Watch ABC ME is here! Watch whatever you want, whenever you want, wherever you are. Astronomy Photographer of the Year This year the Royal Observatory’s annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition received a record 1700 entries. We had images from astrophotographers in over 50 countries from as far afield as Colombia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the Philippines. For the first time we even received a photograph taken from the edge of space! The photographs show a beautiful and diverse array of astronomical highlights from the last two years.

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In the Future, We Will Photograph Everything and Look at Nothing “Today everything exists to end in a photograph,” Susan Sontag wrote in her seminal 1977 book “On Photography.” This was something I thought about when I recently read that Google was making its one-hundred-and-forty-nine-dollar photo-editing suite, the Google Nik Collection, free. This photo-editing software is as beloved among photographers as, say, Katz’s Deli is among those who dream of pastrami sandwiches. Before Google bought it, in 2012, the collection cost five hundred dollars. It is made up of seven pieces of specialized software that, when used in combination with other photo-editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Lightroom, give photographers a level of control akin to that once found in the darkroom. They can mimic old film stock, add analog photo effects, or turn color shots into black-and-white photos.

Landscape Photography Tips We've all had the experience: Driving through a beautiful landscape, you stop at every scenic overlook to make photographs sure to capture the grandeur of what you see. You get home, look at the pictures, and find them flat and boring. All the elements that enthralled you at the time are there, but not the feeling. Why? When we look at a landscape, our eyes travel over it and selectively focus on the elements that we find appealing.

See How Solar Energy Can Change Lives Ko Win Zaw Oo is a 38-year-old fisherman living in a small village called Lui Pan Sone in eastern Burma. Early each morning, the father of two boards his small boat to go fishing. His daily catch, as well as his second day job, help sustain his family. Earlier this year, however, his life changed when he received a solar panel from the United Nations’ Habitat program. “With [electric light powered by] the solar panel, this fisherman can now prepare his boat one hour earlier every day,” says Spanish photographer Ruben Salgado Escudero.

Instagram Photographers to Follow in All 50 States From Maine to California and Florida to Alaska, more than 90 million Americans have joined Instagram since the photography site launched in 2010. TIME LightBox selects 50 Instagram accounts to follow – one from each and every state. By Olivier Laurent & Lucia De Stefani

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