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Winners of the 2013 Word Press Photo Contest announced!

As every year also this time the best journalist photos have been selected for the Word Press Photo Award. Total of 103,481 pictures submitted by 5666 photographers were presented during the WPP 2013. Out of this overwhelming number the best photos in nine themed categories have been selected for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd awards. ...

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Another interesting Kickstarter project: world tour with the large 1:1 IMAGO camera

The German artist, Susanna Kraus, daughter of the physicist Werner Kraus, would like to build a mobile version of a camera her father co-invented a long time ago. Thanks to 2m * 0,6m large instant film (similar to Polaroid) the so called IMAGO 1:1 is the only camera worldwide that can depict people in life-like ...

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Camera as a new fashion accessory?

Whenever I have some spare time, I make myself a cup of coffee or tea and indulge in the practice of reading threads on new photography equipment. I find it very relaxing just to be exploring newest technologies. It’s like modern version of those famous breakfast scenes from Hollywood movies.  Family gathered around the table, ...

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Ebay oddity: 1000+ cams for $40.000

A longtime collector of old analogue cameras from California has sold his collection of more than 1000 cameras for $34.999, which was the minimum bid. The “Buy it Now” price was $49.999. It is pretty hard to recognize any specific models on the low-resolution pictures, but it seems that you can find some expensive large-format ...

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Sigma DP3 Merrill: RRP, Previews and samples…

The 3rd edition of DP Merrill camera comes with an RRP of €1099, same as previous two versions. No surprises here. It seems like nothing has changed on the inside. The sensor has been there since the original SD1. The buffer itself seems to be larger. From available photo samples it looks like the lens is ...

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Visiting the marketplace in Zemun with the Sigma DP2 Merrill

I was at the Zemun marketplace today to get some food for the following days. You can find everything there ― from smoked carp to pumpkin pie; two of my co-workers joked that you can even find bird milk there – but most importantly, at least for me, it provides endless opportunities for pictures. So ...

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Google’s new image search: much ado about nothing or photo theft?

Since Google adjusted its image search more than two weeks ago, voices of criticism have been raised all over the net, accusing the www giant of stealing photos. In the meantime, Google’s own Webmaster Central Blog fills with offensive comments coming from photographers and other content creators, who feel deceived by the company. Elsewhere, it’s ...

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Most beautiful photos of Belgrade

Since I arrived in Belgrade I’ve googled for some pictures of the city just to find out about the most interesting locations and best photo motifs. Of course I’m going to share them with you The above has been taken from the International Space Station by the NASA astronaut Anatoli Alekseyevich Ivanishin. In the center ...

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In Search of Inspiration: Paul Schneggenburgers “The Sleep of the Beloved”

Well before the blockbuster “Inception”, sleep has always fascinated humans. Even the ancient cultures tried to understand this phenomenon. If you believe some native tribes, it is possible to connect with supernatural beings like spirits of the ancestors or even look into the future while asleep. If you prefer scientific approach, sleep is nothing else ...

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I just couldn’t resist: I bought a Sigma DP2 Merrill

The piggy bank’s empty, but I am ecstatic! I received my new camera tree days ago and believe me it’s not just any camera; it’s DP2 Merril, which I’ve craved for for so long When I switched from Canon and Nikon to SD1, I was actually flirting with the idea of buying a compact camera; ...

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