Jassen Todorov captures iconic bridges from 39,000ft

Stunning photographs!  Click the link below to  view more of the photographs.

An award-winning photographer from America’s west coast has captured hundreds of images of iconic bridges from around the world.As part of his collection, San Francisco’s Jassen Todorov, 42, has travelled as far as London to photograph Tower Bridge, which was built in 1894.

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Manual smartphone photography: here’s what those terms mean [Tech Savvy SA]

It seems like years since smartphones usurped dedicated cameras to become the most popular way to take photos. That’s not to say that dedicated cameras are obsolete (not at all), but more and more people find their phone camera to do the job well enough. Smartphone camera apps are generally easy to understand, with auto modes going a long way to help. But what if you’d like to dabble with your phone’s pro mode? Here’s what all those settings do…

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David Hockney’s beautifully complicated relationship with photography

A founding member of the British pop art movement in the 1960s, Hockney has used photography to inform his most celebrated paintings — joyously colorful portraits and landscapes that range from photo realist to semi-abstract.But photography, according to Hockney, has its limits: It can’t capture time, has a singular point of view, and, at best, is only good for mechanical reproduction.

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Photographer Scott Grant divulges some keys to great summer pictures

This advice isn’t really for “pro” photogs, but it is great basic tips for anyone who wants to get some good summer or vacation photos.  Of course, pros should want to follow these as well, it’s just that they SHOULD know all this already.  🙂

It’s not necessarily about how to take a picture, but where you take a picture, according to longtime photographer Scott Grant.

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How Samuel F.B. Morse Brought Photography to America 

Morse code creator Samuel F.B. Morse made long-distance chats almost instantaneous with his co-invention of the telegraph, which he patented in 1847. While he’s best known for revolutionizing telecommunications, Morse spent most of his career working as an artist—and he had a major influence on the future of that field, too, by introducing photography to the United States. Selfies, Instagram, and the ability to show off your vacation photos while you’re still at the beach can all be traced back to Morse’s vision.

Source: How Samuel F.B. Morse Brought Photography to America | Mental Floss

Baby photography: Top celebrity photographer Julia Boggio shares her top tips

So adorable!!!

Celebrity family photographer Julia Boggio has been photographing babies and families for over 12 years. Her trendsetting work in the photography industry, as well as her American-style customer service, has helped her to become the photographer of choice in the London luxury market; Julia had the pleasure of photographing Richard Branson’s twin grandchildren when they were just a few days old, as well as Katy Hill’s family (in the most adorable photoshoot ever).

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Matamata photographer uses competition to highlight methamphetamine abuse

I find this to be both stunning and sad – amazing photograph.

“It’s an insidious cancerous tentacle that reaches every part of society, it does not discriminate who it grabs hold of.”This was professional photographer Myra Bayly’s explanation behind her haunting snapshot of a methamphetamine user she labelled Epidemic.

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Dual-cameras: The next big thing in smartphone photography – Dual Cameras

Today dual-cameras are making a return. A large variety of smartphone makers are now using this system to take smartphone camera capabilities to the next level. Apart from using HTC M8 Eye mechanism to imitate a low depth of field, we now have dual-cameras that offer separate focal length for wider or zoomed-in pictures, while others are using RGB and monochrome sensors. Lets see them one by one.

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