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#867. “Loved ones” Challenge. Your results are in.

#867. “Loved ones” Challenge. Your results are in.

Welcome to the results of this month’s “Loved Ones” challenge. The idea was to send in photographs of things, objects, ideas, places … we love and fear might one day disappear out of our lives. Or about loss and disappearance themselves. Not only that, but photographs made in such a

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#859. Dealing with Tourists in Photographic Composition

#859. Dealing with Tourists in Photographic Composition

I recently traveled to a very touristy destination, Egypt, for a week-long photographic cruise. Not being used to sharing locations with others (un-destinations rule my photo life), I struggled to deal with the constant presence of other visitors that stopped everywhere for selfies, or to read a sign or to

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#858. Hasselblad X1D does F1! And a new challenge.

#858. Hasselblad X1D does F1! And a new challenge.

They said that it could not be done, He said, “Just let me try.” They said, “Other men have tried and failed,” He answered, “But not I.” They said, “It is impossible,” He said, “There’s no such word.” He closed his mind, he closed his heart… To everything he heard.”

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#852. ChiKi challenge results: the vibe tribe has spoken.

#852. ChiKi challenge results: the vibe tribe has spoken.

  This is one way to see it: in the book of Genesis, it is written: “Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. This is as good a

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#841. The Visual Haiku challenge. Results are in.

#841. The Visual Haiku challenge. Results are in.

12 talented photographers take on the challenge of creating photographs to represent the visual equivalent of Japanese poetry’s haiku.

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#825. Wabi Sabi & photography, part 2. Challenge results.

#825. Wabi Sabi & photography, part 2. Challenge results.

Assembling this post was once again one of those “what did I get myself into?” moments … How do you organise the photographs of others around such a philosophical concept as Wabi Sabi ? Well, this time, I chickened out, I simply am presenting your photographs with very little comment,

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#819. Plan vs guidelines (and the Wabi Sabi challenge)

#819. Plan vs guidelines (and the Wabi Sabi challenge)

Can something be beautiful and ugly at the same time? Well, a brief 1-week tourist raid in Egypt was enough to radically change my feelings about the aesthetics of local dwellings from the cultural shock experienced on arrival.     To a pampered Westerner’s eye, urban scenes in the larger

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#815. Photography and Wabi-Sabi – part 1 & challenge

#815. Photography and Wabi-Sabi – part 1 & challenge

The concept of Wabi-Sabi is central to (some) Japanese aesthetics and separates it from what we Westerners have been taught to appreciate and strive for in all our undertakings : flawless perfection. Tourists flock to Kyoto’s Zen gardens from all over the world. And the stone, moss and gravel creations

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#812. How to infuse your images with meaning

#812. How to infuse your images with meaning

Thank you to all of you who responded to the challenge set two weeks ago in “Photograph it like you mean it“. It’s only when trying to produce images for this article myself that I realised how hard it actually is to step beyond an intuitive process and become deliberate

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#807. Photograph it like you mean it (a DS challenge).

#807. Photograph it like you mean it (a DS challenge).

A photo that’s technically bland but ful of emotion is a winner. The opposite is a fail. Will you dare to take our challenge?

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