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Pictures of the Week: June 27, 2014

It might be a while ago but The Denver Post is always reliable

Algerian fans celebrate in Algiers on June 26, 2014 after Algeria eliminated Russia with a 1-1 draw in a FIFA 2014 World Cup Group H match.

Torchlights are placed next to soldiers’ tombs at the Douaumont’s boneyard, eastern France, during the annual event known as The Four Days of Verdun, a night parade of veterans, as they commemorate the Verdun battle 98th anniversary.


Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Myanmar President U Thein Sein and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 27,2014. U Thein Sein is on a visit to China from June 27 to 30. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAOWANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images #

"Vladimir Putin"

“Russian Vladimir Putin, second right, takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside Moscow’s Kremlin Wall, in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 22, 2014,  to mark the 73rd anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)”


“People march during a gay parade on Istiklal Street, the main shopping corridor on June 22, 2014 in Istanbul during the Trans Pride Parade as part of the Trans Pride Week 2014, which is organized by Istanbul’s ‘Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transvestites and Transsexuals’ (LGBTT) solidarity organization. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC”

"APTOPIX India Hindu Festival"

“A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, smokes marijuana at the Kamakhya temple in Gauhati, India, Saturday, June 21, 2014. The annual Ambubasi festival begins Sunday where hundreds of tantric Sadhus, holy men from an esoteric form of Hinduism, gather to perform rituals at the temple. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)”

"Jose Tomas"

“Spanish bullfighter Jose Tomas stands with his clothing stained with an El Pilar ranch fighting bull’s blood during a bullfight in Leon, Spain, Sunday, June 22, 2014. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain and Tomas is Spain’s most popular bullfighter, after coming back from an injury he has only fought a few fights this season, keeping fans yearning for more opportunities to see their idol. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)”

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1000 photography links, tutorials, photographers, new camera reviews – posts

Would you believe that in the last 20 months we have made 1,000 posts about photography, wow seems like it was only a few weeks ago we dipped our toes into the world of blogging. Urged on by our favourite music blogger The Recommender to get stuck in, to share our knowledge and passion about photography; to spread the word and to bring the best photographs, photographers, tutorials, camera reviews, information about exhibitions and the wonder of the world of photography to those who care, you. Since October 2010 we have had over 120,000 views, our highest day was 957, I guess we must be doing something right some of the time.

©Steve McCurry – this is probably The Great Steve’s most famous picture but you should go and see his other work start here

We have had a look at our stats and rather encouragingly find that there is as much interest from you in the fantastic photographers we have brought to your attention as there is in cameras and tutorials. A good healthy mix we think.

Here is a list of the top 12 posts the highest has got over 6,000 views













The top aggregated photographer, that is the most views across all the posts we have made is Steve McCurry this link should get you to all the articles where we have mentioned Steve

The interesting thing we have found is how many of you are interested in the less obvious photographers, Duane Michals comes top for visits to a single post, Cecil Beaton, Nan Goldin and Dorothea Lange all feature heavily, I am sure you never thought you would see those 4 names in the same sentence.

Top camera before and after it’s release was the Nikon D800

The most viewed tutorial was on Light Painting

Our most favourite sources for finding the best photography on the web, and in no particular order are:

Lightstalking, fantastic for tutorials, tips, ideas, features

Digital-Photo-School similar to Lightstalking and also from Australia

Cambridge In Colour for the most sophisticated and intelligent tutorials

The Denver Post for some of the best photojournalism around

The Atlantic, same as The Denver Post, fantastic images from around the world

The British Journal of Photography, just the most complete magazine for photographers

The Pixelated Image blog, David DuChemin is just the man, what a photographer an eye with soul

Photo Tuts for Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials

DP Review, where you find out about cameras, the best review site

Steve’s Digicams, as DP Review a great place to find out about cameras

Tripwire Magazine, we like this for general articles on photography

Magnum, the world’s most famous photo agency, we love this bit Magnum In Motion

Photography Served, a place for finding new photographers with great work

Photography Now, such a beautiful site showcasing the works of the masters of photography

There are undoubtedly lots more we could include here but if you are a regular to our site you will know who we love as inspiration and as a source of great articles.

We have had such great response to the articles we post, the sharing is the thing, finding what is wonderful and putting it out there. We greatly appreciate hearing from you and would welcome more ‘finds’ from you, would consider articles or portfolios you may wish to share with the thousands of like minded people we reach. Here is to the next 1000 posts

Keith Barnes, Oxford School of Photography

Pictures of the Week: June 15, 2012

From the most excellent Denver Post

A Pakistani girl holding her sister, center, looks at a group of boys playing marbles in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, June 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

Rohingya Muslims, trying to cross the Naf river into Bangladesh to escape sectarian violence in Myanmar, look on from an intercepted boat in Teknaf on July 13, 2012. Bangladesh on Wednesday refused three more boatloads of Rohingya Muslims fleeing sectarian violence in Myanmar, officials said, despite growing calls for the border to be opened. Bangladeshi guards have turned back 16 boats carrying more than 660 Rohingya people, most of them women and children, since June 11 as they tried to enter from neighbouring Myanmar across the river Naf. AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMANMUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/GettyImages

Brazil’s Santos fans cheer during a Copa Libertadores soccer match against Brazil’s Corinthians in Santos, Brazil, Wednesday, June 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya Muslims shout slogans during a protest outside the Myanmar embassy in Kuala Lumpur on June 15, 2012. Rohingya living in Malaysia protested against the deadly religious riots in Myanmar’s Arakan state and demanded the United Nations’ intervention to restore peace following clashes between Buddhist Rakhine and the Muslim Rohingya that have left dozens dead and more than 30,000 displaced. AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANMOHD RASFAN/AFP/GettyImages

There are another 15 superb images to view here

Pictures of the Week: March 16, 2012

More excellent photo-journalism from The Denver Post

“Children watch the wax figure of Anne Frank and their hideout reconstruction at Madame Tussauds on March 9, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich reaches over a railing to shake supporters’ hands after his scheduled address to reporters Wednesday, March 14, 2012, in Chicago. The 55-year-old Democrat is due to report to a prison in Colorado on Thursday to begin serving a 14-year sentence, making him the second Illinois governor in a row to go to prison for corruption.

A girl lights candles in front of a temporary shopping complex in the earthquake and tsunami-devastated city of Kesennuma, Iwate prefecture, northeastern Japan, Sunday, March 11 2012, to mark the first anniversary of the massive disaster that devastated Japan’s northeast one year ago.”

Pictures of the Week: March 16, 2012


Children watch the wax figure of Anne Frank and their hideout reconstruction at Madame Tussauds on March 9, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images) #

Pictures of the Week: March 16, 2012


Ultra Orthodox Jews attend the funeral of Rabbi Moshe Yehoshua Hager, leader of the hassidic sect Vizhnitz in Israel, in Bnei Brak , Ultra Orthodox Jewish town near Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Rabbi Moshe Yehoshua Hager was 95.(AP Photo/Oded Balilty) #

Pictures of the Week: March 16, 2012


A Kalahari Bush woman dances in her traditional hut on February 18, 2012 in Molapo, in the centre of the Kalahari Game Reserve. After winning a long court battle with Botswana’s government, new water wells mean the Bushmen of the Kalahari can now return to their ancestral lands — but with many already adopting the ways of modernity, their legendary desert civilisation may be a thing of the past. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN #

Pictures of the Week: March 16, 2012

4 Palestinians inspect a fire at a building on March 14, 2012, after an Israeli air strike on Gaza City. Israel and militants in Gaza began observing an Egyptian-brokered truce on March 13, after four days of violence, which officials on both sides warned could flare up again. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED #


Pictures of the Week: March 9, 2012

“An Indian man dances amid a cloud of colored powder during Holi celebrations in Gauhati, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring.

Jerry Vonderhaar, left, comforts Charles Kellogg after severe weather hit the Eagle Point subdivision in Limestone County, Ala. on Friday, March 2, 2012. A reported tornado destroyed several houses in northern Alabama as storms threatened more twisters across the region Friday.

Quarterback Peyton Manning, who will be released by the Indianapolis Colts, speaks during a news conference in Indianapolis, Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Manning, 35, who missed all of last season after a series of operations on his neck, has been the Colts’ staring quarterback for 13 seasons, won a record four MVP awards and the 2006 Super Bowl.”

From the pblogs of The Denver Post

Pictures of the Week: March 9, 2012


An Indian man dances amid a cloud of colored powder during Holi celebrations in Gauhati, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath) #

Pictures of the Week: March 9, 2012


Members from a military band perform during the rehearsal ahead of the opening ceremony of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference at the Great Hall of the People on March 3, 2012 in Beijing, China. The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference opens on March 3 in Beijing. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images) #

Pictures of the Week: March 9, 2012


Tourists carry umbrellas as they look at the Eiffel Tower at the Trocadero square in Paris, on March 7, 2012. FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images #

Pictures of the Week: March 9, 2012


Afghan National Army soldiers walk up a hill as they arrive for a training session at the Kabul Military Training Center, KMTC, on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, March 8, 2012. The Afghan National Army will be tasked with providing security throughout Afghanistan after the last international troops pull out in 2014. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus) #


Crisis in Syria: Photography of an uprising

Another really great set of pictures collected by The Denver Post for their pblog series.

I was very pleased to see my friend and photographer John Wreford recently returned from Damascus. He lives there, has for a number of years, knows the country well, so his understanding of what was happening offered another perspective. The warm, friendly, generous Syrian people are suffering, dying and the world stands by and does nothing.

“(AP) Fighting between forces loyal to President Bashar Assad and members of the Free Syrian Army continue in Syria. The U.N. estimates that Syria’s crackdown has killed more than 7,500 people so far. The killings add to the pressure on U.N. Security Council members who are meeting to decide what to do next to stop the violence. The international community’s current effort—a peacemaking mission by Annan—is faltering, with both the Syrian government and the opposition refusing to talk to one another.”

Syria launched a long-anticipated assault to crush the opposition in the rebellious north, bombarding its main city with tank shells from all sides and clashing with rebel fighters struggling to hold back an invasion.

President Bashar Assad rejected any immediate negotiations with the opposition, striking a further blow to already staggering international efforts for talks to end the conflict. Assad told U.N. envoy Kofi Annan that a political solution is impossible as long as “terrorist groups” threaten the country.

Photos: Crisis in Syria


Ahmed, center, mourns his father Abdulaziz Abu Ahmed Khrer, who was killed by a Syrian Army sniper, during his funeral in Idlib, north Syria, Thursday, March 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

Photos: Crisis in Syria


Members of the Free Syrian Army in Idlib Prvoince, Syria, February, 2012. The Free Syrian ArmyŐs strength lies inside the towns. The regular Syrian Army, which has proved to be unreliable and is already stretched thin, is reluctant to storm the towns and consolidate control. (Tyler Hicks/The New York Times) #

Photos: Crisis in Syria


Armed only with rifles and homemade bombs, members of the Free Syrian Army attack a column of Syrian Army Tanks in Saraqib, in Idlib Province, Syria, Feb. 15, 2012. (Tyler Hicks/The New York Times) #

Photos: Crisis in Syria


A fighter with the Free Syrian Army, the armed opposition group made up largely of defectors from the Syrian military, attacks a column of Syrian Army Tanks in Saraqib, in Idlib Province, Syria, Feb. 15, 2012. The armed opposition in Syria is led by the underequipped Free Syrian Army. (Tyler Hicks/The New York Times) #