Spectacular Winning Photos From The Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2019 Contest

The winners of Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 were announced at an award ceremony at the National Maritime Museum on 12 September 2019. The photographs will be showcased in an exhibition at the museum from 13 September. ESO joined the competition in 2016 by contributing a judge and further spreading the word about the competition among its community.

The overall winner of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 competition is Hungarian photographer László Francsics who takes home a prize of £10 000. Francsics with his ‘Into the Shadow’ image captivated and astounded the judges. Taken in Budapest, Hungary, the photograph depicts a creative and artistic composition of the 35 phases of the total lunar eclipse that occurred on 21 January 2019.

Spectacular Winning Photos From The Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2019 Contest

Into the Shadow, by László Francsics. Winner: Our Moon and Winner: Overall. The photograph depicts a creative and artistic composition of the 35 phases of the total lunar eclipse that occurred on 21 January 2019. Competition judge Ed Robinson said: “For a single multiple-exposure image to capture this event with such positional precision, creative innovation and beauty is nothing short of masterful”. (Photo by László Francsics/Astronomy Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

These Illustrations Over Photography Tell Us More Than One Side Of The Story

These Illustrations Over Photography Tell Us More Than One Side Of The Story

These illustrations over photography tell more than one side of the story. They tell the unseen side to a woman’s gaze. We all wear our faces carefully, sometimes we do that without even realizing it. It just happens that we secretly want to keep our darkest and hidden secrets just to ourselves and we keep them locked up in ourselves. Continue reading »

This Photographer Restores “Unrestorable” Photos, And The Results Are Amazing

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This Photographer Restores “Unrestorable” Photos, And The Results Are Amazing

Before the age of digital photography, all we had were negatives and paper photos. The sad thing about it is that they tend to deteriorate over time – fading, cracking, ripping and slowly becoming almost unrecognizable. Lucky for us, there are talented people out there who dedicate their skills to restoring these fading old photos. Continue reading »

13 Of The Best Photos From The First Half Of The B&W Child Photography Competition 2019

Reflections. By Natalia Chingina, Russia (3rd Place in the Fine Art category)
13 Of The Best Photos From The First Half Of The B&W Child Photography Competition 2019

B&W Child Photo Competition is the biggest international photo competition that showcases the very best of black and white child photography from around the globe every year. Ever since 2014, we are giving emerging child photographers priceless exposure and a chance to be discovered. Continue reading »

Winners Of The iPhone Photography Awards 2019

Winners Of The iPhone Photography Awards 2019
Gabriella Cigliano, ‘Big Sister’

Creatives of our generation use the smartphone as a real tool of creation in many fields : photography, video, graphic design, music… The Iphone by Apple is particularly appreciated for its image quality and its creative applications. Continue reading »

50 Times People Ruined A Perfectly Good Panoramic Shot

“Interesting Panorama Shot Gave My Father-In-Law A New Look”
50 Times People Ruined A Perfectly Good Panoramic Shot
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Taking pictures of our everyday lives and making more or less important memories is now easier than ever, especially if you have a smartphone. A great photo is just a click away, and it doesn’t matter that you won’t probably ever revisit about 90 percent of them. Continue reading »

Photographer Uses Creative Tricks To Take Amazing Pictures

Photographer Uses Creative Tricks To Take Amazing Pictures

Photography is all about perspective – the person behind the camera can use their imagination to tell different stories about a subject from a variety of angles. Perspective gives depth to an image and can make a two-dimensional photograph feel like a three-dimensional scene. Continue reading »

Spectaculr Photos Of The Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2019 Contest Shortlist

Spectaculr Photos Of The Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2019 Contest Shortlist
Gum 12. Eddie Trimarchi (Australia). The Gum nebula, or Gum 12, is an emission nebula that extends 36° across the night sky and is actually the 12,000-year-old remnant of the Vela supernova. It mainly consists of red hydrogen and blue doubly ionized oxygen. (Photo by Eddie Trimarchi/National Maritime Museum) Continue reading »

Italian Photographer Captures The Magical Beauty Of The Forest From The Bottom Looking Up

Italian Photographer Captures The Magical Beauty Of The Forest From The Bottom Looking Up

Sometimes it pays to look up. Get out of your head, out of your phone, and take stock of the world around you. The has been the motto of Italian photographer Manuelo Bececco, who captures stunning photos of the world above him. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winners Of The Society Of German Nature Photographers’ Nature Photographer Of The Year 2019

During their annual general meeting last weekend, the Society of German Nature Photographers (Gesellschaft Deutscher Tierfotografen – GDT) selected the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2019. The overall winner is Klaus Tamm from Wuppertal, Germany with the photo of a yellow-collared mouse.

Spectacular Winners Of The Society Of German Nature Photographers' Nature Photographer Of The Year 2019
Winner, mammals and overall winner: Klaus Tamm, “Nuisance” (mouse and mosquito). (Photo by Klaus Tamm/2019 GDT Nature Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

Spectacular Black & White Winning Photos From The International Garden Photographer Of The Year 2019

The International Garden Photographer of the Year has announced the winner of their Black & White Photo Project 2019.

Spectacular Black & White Winning Photos From The International Garden Photographer Of The Year 2019
Petar Sabol, 1st place. Night butterfly, Croatia. (Photo by Petar Sabol/The International Garden Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

Inspired By H.P. Lovecraft, This Bizarre Photography Series Is About The Global Problem Of Water Pollution

Inspired By H.P. Lovecraft, This Bizarre Photography Series Is About The Global Problem Of Water Pollution

According to photographer Markus Aspegren: “This photo series is a story of nature and people. The making was at once both burdensome and awesome. Many months these images haunted my dreams and permeated my thoughts for much of my waking hours. This work used up my strength, time and money. And at each session, it gave something back. This series’ intention is to stir up emotion also in the audience. Bring the mind to the present. To tell a story of our waters.” Continue reading »

Twitter Thread Roasts Bathtub Tray Ads For Women

Twitter Thread Roasts Bathtub Tray Ads For Women

A bathroom tray advertisement prompted a slew of tweets from a woman who used dripping sarcasm set the record straight about what a woman’s bathtub time really looks like. Continue reading »

25 Of The World’s Best Drone Photos Of 2018

People’s Choice Prize, “Red Train”
25 Of The World’s Best Drone Photos Of 2018
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Every year photographers from all over the world compete in the annual drone photography competition organized by SkyPixel. The participants compete in two main categories, video and photography, and the winners receive over $12,000 worth of photography gear. This year German photographer Deryk Baumgärtner’s photo of the Saint Michael’s Mount won the grand prize in the photography category, and it’s not hard to see why – his photo will take your breath away. Continue reading »

Around The World In Black & White: Existential Travel Photography By Fred Tougas

Around The World In Black & White: Existential Travel Photography By Fred Tougas

“Existential photography” is how Fred Tougas, a Canadian photographer specialising in film, describes his practice of the media. Whether he captures landscapes in colour or in black and white, the photographer pays particular attention to texture and contrast. Continue reading »

Gorgeous Fashion And Beauty Photography By Ellen Simone

Gorgeous Fashion And Beauty Photography By Ellen Simone

Marvelous female portraits by Ellen Simone, a multi-talented 24-years old photographer, retoucher, and artist currently based in Stockholm, Sweden. Ellen focuses mainly on portraiture, fashion, and commercial photography. She shoots amazing beauty, glamour, editorial, and street style portraits. Continue reading »

Miniature Absurdist Scenes With A Darkly Satirical Twist By Frank Kunert

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Miniature Absurdist Scenes With A Darkly Satirical Twist By Frank Kunert

German photographer Frank Kunert is known for creating painstakingly detailed miniature worlds and photographing them, with unexpected, often witty results. Continue reading »

Breathtaking Underwater Photography By André Musgrove

Breathtaking Underwater Photography By André Musgrove

Breathtaking underwater shots by André Musgrove, a multi-talented photographer, filmmaker, freediver, and scuba diving instructor from the little island of Nassau, Bahamas. André focuses mainly on the ocean and underwater photography. His passion for freediving, scuba diving, and spearfishing photography allow him to live a life consumed by the ocean and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Continue reading »

The Meditative Beauty Of Nighttime In Dreamy Photographs By Neil Kryszak

The Meditative Beauty Of Nighttime In Dreamy Photographs By Neil Kryszak

Neil Kryszak is a photographer from New York, currently based in Los Angeles, CA working with fine art, commercial & fashion photography. Continue reading »

Candid Vintage Photographs That Show German Soldiers Using Latrines During World War I

Candid Vintage Photographs That Show German Soldiers Using Latrines During World War I

Soldiers lived in the trenches when fighting during World War I, it was muddy, noisy and pretty basic. They didn’t have toilets so it was probably a bit stinky too.

The latrines was the name given to trench toilets. They were usually pits, 4 ft. to 5 ft. deep, dug at the end of a short sap. Each company had two sanitary personnel whose job it was to keep the latrines in good condition. In many units, officers gave out sanitary duty as a punishment for breaking army regulations. Before a change-over in the trenches, the out-going unit was supposed to fill in its latrines and dig a new one for the new arrivals. Continue reading »

“Terminal City”: Extraordinary Photos Of Vancouver 1972-1982

"Terminal City": Extraordinary Photos Of Vancouver 1972-1982
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From 1972 to 1982, Greg Girard photographed Vancouver, Canada, his home town. Before Expo 86, when the money moved in, Vancouver was a working-class port city of cheap hotels, greasy diners and neon. Continue reading »

New York Over 35 Years Ago – 55 Color Snapshots Show The Most Populous City In The United States In 1980

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Let’s make a trip to New York City in 1980. Continue reading »

Drug Awareness: Rare And Haunting Photos Show Drug-Addled Men And Women Lying In The Opium Dens Of 19th Century America

Two women and a man smoking in an opium den in Chinatown, San Francisco, circa 1890.
Drug Awareness: Rare And Haunting Photos Show Drug-Addled Men And Women Lying In The Opium Dens Of 19th Century America

Reclining on bunk beds while sucking on opium pipes, these haunting photos provide a rare glimpse into life in America’s 19th century opium dens that prompted the country’s first crackdown on drugs.

Established by the Chinese and arriving in the US via ships, the first opium dens sprung up in San Francisco’s Chinatown during the 1840s and 1850s, and were soon being used by people from all walks of society. Continue reading »

21 Historical Photos That Prove The World Has Changed Dramatically

School dance in the 1950s
21 Historical Photos That Prove The World Has Changed Dramatically
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Just imagine how fast our world is changing! Even 50 years ago life was very different. Online banking and portable computers didn’t exist, and fashion didn’t change that fast. Maybe that’s why nowadays it is so interesting to see vintage photos. They always seem to put that nostalgic, cute smile on our faces. Continue reading »

This Creepy Fiberglass ‘Selfie Arm’ Adds The Illusion Of A Friend To A Self-Portrait Photo

This Creepy Fiberglass ‘Selfie Arm’ Adds The Illusion Of A Friend To A Self-Portrait Photo

By changing the context of a work, where it is seen or used, the meaning can be changed. What once was art becomes design and likewise, what was design transforms into art. The differences between the two once separate disciplines are in a constant state of flux, at times entirely indistinguishable. Residing somewhere in the middle, are artists Aric Snee and Justin Crowe, where they have honed their talents focusing on designs and works that challenge the dynamic of humans and technology. Continue reading »