The Best Reuters Photographs Of The Year 2016

The Best Reuters Photographs Of The Year 2016

Reuters, as all of you probably know, is a huge international news agency and their photographers are based all around the world, capturing some of the biggest moments in history. Although we have March now and Reuters announced it’s best photos on December, but if it is a photo, it can be on Alafoto and if it is the best photo, it must be on Alafoto. So check out this list of the most iconic Reuters photos…






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Civilization in Perspective: Capturing the World From Above

Civilization in Perspective: Capturing the World From Above

As recently as a century ago the idea of viewing the world from above was little more than a fantasy: the airplane was still in its infancy, with rocketry and satellites still decades into the future. Those who could not take to the air had no recourse but drawing in order to represent their world from an aerial perspective. This limitation is difficult to imagine today when access to plan photography is never further than the…






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Frida Kahlo in Photographs [exhibition]

Frida Kahlo in Photographs [exhibition]

Simultaneously with the acclaimed Dallas Museum of Art’s exhibition, México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde, PDNB Gallery in Dallas (TX, USA) is exhibiting a special selection of photographs of the influential Mexican Surrealist painter and icon, Frida Kahlo. The exhibition highlights the playful and candid portraits of Frida taken by artist and close companion, Lucienne Bloch (1909-1999). B y an encounter with the great Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera, Bloch was subsequently introduced…






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Winners of EyeEm’s Minimalist Architecture Photography Mission

Winners of EyeEm’s Minimalist Architecture Photography Mission

Global photography community and marketplace EyeEm has announced the winners of their Minimalist Architecture Photography Mission to find photos that best highlight “the beauty of minimalism in architecture.” Organized alongside art and design blog We and the Color, the competition saw photographers from across the globe submit over 45,000 images focusing on the color, lines, shapes, and compositions of contemporary, minimalist architecture. From the entries, 20 images were selected as winners with a top 3…






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‘Popular Photography’ is Dead After 80 Years as a Top Photo Magazine

‘Popular Photography’ is Dead After 80 Years as a Top Photo Magazine

It seems that younger photography enthusiasts who live on the phone and tablet are not attracted to print magazines anymore. Popular Photography, the largest circulated imaging magazine that launched its first issue in May 1937 in New York City, has ceased publication after being continuously in production for 80 years. The March/April 2017 issue will be the last in print. When print magazines close, their online counterparts often live on, but in the case of…






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Astounding Images from the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017 Competition

Astounding Images from the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017 Competition

Organizers of the Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest have announced their winning photos for 2017. The winner Gabriel Barathieu beat entrants from 67 different countries with his portrait of an octopus in the lagoon of the island of Mayotte. Prizes and commendations were also handed out in a number of categories, including Wide Angle, Macro, Wrecks, Behavior, Up & Coming, and, in British waters, Wide Angle, Compact, and Macro shots. Please click images to…






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Incredible Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists

Incredible Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists

The Smithsonian Photo Contest, the renowned American photo contest, has unveiled the finalists of its 2016 edition with a selection of 70 photographs from all over the world. Some beautiful images spread across 7 categories: The American Experience, Natural World, Travel, Sustainable Travel, People, Altered Images and Mobile. While waiting for the results on March 27, we propose you a selection of some favorite photos! We are excited to announce the finalists of the 14th…






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In Memoriam: The Photography Community Remembers George Pitts

In Memoriam: The Photography Community Remembers George Pitts

George Pitts passed away on March 3, 2017, after battling a longterm illness. A prolific figure in the photography world, Pitts wore multiple hats to the many people he knew: photo director, photographer, painter, educator, writer and friend. His drawings and paintings have been exhibited around the world, while his writing and photography has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Vice and The Paris Review. From 1993-2004, Pitts worked as the…






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The Story of the Most Viewed Photo Ever

The Story of the Most Viewed Photo Ever

Do you recognize this photograph? Well, this photo did not changed the world but was pretty much the first view of the world for millions of people across. The default wallpaper for Windows, this photo called “Bliss”, this is a landscape in Sonoma County, California. Taken by Charles O’Rear, photographer with National Geographic for 25 years, and now spends his time photographing wine making across the world. Every MS Windows user will be knowing the default Windows…






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There are Two Kinds of Photographers…

There are Two Kinds of Photographers…

I will probably get a bunch of hate for this article, but whatever. Hopefully, my message will help someone. I realize this site is frequented by enthusiasts, professionals, camera geeks, etc. but this post is pointed more at people that want to make it as a portrait or fashion photographer. I’m a photographer that lives off photography shooting a campaign every few months and I just wanted to share some advice that I wish someone…






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