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A Collection of Great Silhouette Photos

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines silhouette as: a dark shape in front of a light background. It is a dramatic way to use backlighting to create stunning photos. Silhouettes are often associated with portraits but there are many other forms as well. Here’s a selection of a variety of silhouette photos  – enjoy!

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Off Camera Flash for Your Travel Photography

The creative use of artificial light in travel photography is a powerful tool that can take your images to the next level. While there’s a myriad of information available on getting started with off camera flash, the tutorial here is tailored for you. It will give you a start using these techniques with relatively cheap and portable equipment while on the road. The tutorial will cover the basics of gear you will need, along with real world examples of different techniques you can use to make your images pop.

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Insane Makeup Turns Models Into 2-D Paintings Of Famous Artists

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When we think of face painting, we usually think of clowns, county fairs and this turtle-loving zombie kid. We certainly tend not to respect it as an art: instead, it\’s considered a dabbling at best, the sort of medium best left to teenage girls raising money for charity during a parade by painting children’s faces.

But as Russian make-up artist Valeriya Kutsan shows, there\’s nothing trivial about face painting. The human countenance can be an unparalleled canvas, and accounting for its contours takes great skill. For proof, look no further than Kutsan\’s latest series, 2D Or Not 2D. Teamed up with photographer Alexander Khoklov and post-processing expert Veronica Ershova, Kutsan has used a breathtaking array of techniques to paint the faces of models to resemble the flat, two-dimensional works of famous 20th-century artists.



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Fine Art of Architecture: B&W Photography by Joel Tjintjelaar | Urbanist

Highly refined yet ever-evolving, the work of this photographer started with portraiture, moved through landscapes and seascapes, and has for a time now focused on architecture, capturing even conventional structures in amazing ways.

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Revisiting Martin Luther King’s 1963 Dream speech


As people gather today to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, we look at images from that event in 1963 and from tumultuous times during the civil rights movement. King’s pivotal speech addressing racism in this country was a crucial event in the history of civil rights and one that will always be remembered, not just on this milestone anniversary. -Leanne Burden Seidel ( 20 photos total)

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Paper City Animation: “Rise & Fold” of a Fragile Metropolis

Very cool animation of a growing paper city!

A summary from the creator of this cool short animation, Maciek Janicki: “The streets are paved with paper. This delicate animation follows the charming rise and fold of a fragile metropolis. Captured by an unseen helicopter, the narrative unfolds through winding roads, erupting forests and emerging mountains. Paper City grows in one fluid take, with skyscrapers rising from the page – only to crumble, wrinkle and gently crease back into the ground.