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Daily Archives: October 14, 2011

Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition

The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition lets us see beyond the capabilities of our unaided eyes. Almost 2000 entries from 70 countries vied for recognition in the 37th annual contest, which celebrates photography through a microscope. Images two through 21 showcase the contest’s winners in order, and are followed by a selection of other outstanding works. Scientists and photographers turned their attention on a wide range of subjects, both living and man-made, from lacewing larva to charged couple devices, sometimes magnifying them over 2000 times their original size. — Lane Turner See the full set here

Dr. Igor Siwanowicz of the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried, Germany shot “Portrait of a Chrysopa sp. (green lacewing) larva” at 20x magnification using the confocal method. (Dr. Igor Siwanowicz) #

A marine copepod, Temora longicornis, at 10x magnification imaged by Dr. Jan Michels of Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel in Kiel, Germany using the confocal process with autofluorescence and Congo red fluorescence. (Dr. Jan Michels) #

An ant head magnified ten times and photographed by Dr. Jan Michels of Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel in Kiel, Germany using the confocal method with autofluorescence. (Dr. Jan Michels) #

74 great photography links

This weeks round up of tutorials, galleries and all good photographic stuff By via Lightstalking

Have a good weekend

Here is a taste


Learning To See (Part 1) – we find ourselves enjoying yet another just incredible post from Tom Dinning this week.  Fabulous writing combine with incredible photography to paint a strong picture, with the end result being that we all get a chance to learn a little about ourselves and Tom in the process.  If you spend time with one blog post this week, I’d suggest it be this one.

A Maples Decay – as fall sets in the leaves change color and photographers have a limited window of opportunity to capture these.  Andy Gimino shares an image of a colorful maple leaf captured at the height of the fall season; a beautiful and colorful find, well worth the time to view.

Flora – wow, now this is what we call color!  Awesome, vibrant colors are the word of the day with this photograph from the studio of Renee Stewart Jackson.

A Canadian Icon – Edith Levy shares an image of the CN tower in Toronto.  Taken straight out of the camera, this picture is absolutely incredible and perfect in every regard, and actually captivated me for quite some time.

Sunday, Peaceful Sunday – a regular feature for Heather Neil, Sunday’s find us enjoying pictures from her studio that are the epitome of peace.  No words are included in these posts, further punctuating the sense of serenity we get from viewing the photograph.

Voice of Autumn (Week 35 / 52) by Jack Batchelor, on Flickr

45 Tutorials And Techniques To Become A Master Of Photography

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This post showcases a list of useful and unique photography related tutorials that will help you learning the skills of a trained photographer. The field of photography has extensively grown over the past few years to such a huge industry with millions of photographers emerging every day around the globe and mastering their skills in different areas of photography.

The tutorials listed below let you learn how to capture a digital photograph in a better way and then direct you all the way throughout photo-editing process by means of using photo-editing software such as Photoshop.

such as

Self Portrait Photography Guide


Infrared Photography Technique

Read the full 45 here