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The eight rules of photobombing as revealed by celebrities

The Prince Harry photobomb is just the latest celebrity lesson in a subtle art. And everybody from Kevin Spacey to Beyoncé are showing us how it's done

After a lifetime of being snapped, Prince Harry reportedly told Australian hockey stars Peris and Jayde Taylor that he doesn't like selfies. However it seems both he and his grandmother are partial to photobombing, since the Queen photobombed the hockey players, and Harry, mouth open and thumbs aloft, photobombed the New Zealand Sevens coach at the Commonwealth Games.

It used to be enough to just be famous and in the background of someone else's photo but celebrity photobombers are stepping up their game, and so should the royals. Here, your various Highnesses, is how to photobomb like a king:

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Meet the next generation of cool fashion photography in pictures

From conceptual wizardry to contentious and controversial imagery, fashion photography has evolved from a platform for showcasing clothes to a playground for something far more experimental. Just over a century after fashion photography first appeared in magazines, a new book, Fashion Photography Next, curated by Magdalene Keaney formerly of the National Portrait Gallery in London, showcases 35 cuttong-edge photographers from 14 countries. Meet the next generation of Nick Nights and Bruce Webers here

  • Fashion Photography Next, by Magdalene Keaney, is published by Thames & Hudson at £24.95
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Photo highlights of the day

The Guardians picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world including Carnival in Haiti, the Gaza conflict, Eid al-Fitr and a giant Mr Darcy

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Canon EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 sample gallery

DP Review News - 12 hours 37 min ago

We've been out taking advantage of Seattle's sunny July days and have just published a gallery of real-world samples from Canon's new 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM lens. Smaller, lighter and cheaper than the 10-22mm zoom that precedes it in Canon's lineup, the 10-18mm gives a 16-29mm equivalent range on the APS-C bodies it's designed for. See gallery

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Canon introduces inexpensive PowerShot SX400 IS and SX520 HS superzooms

DP Review News - 17 hours 49 min ago

Canon has introduced a pair of budget-friendly superzooms: the PowerShot SX400 IS and SX520 HS. These cameras have 24-720mm and 24-1008mm equivalent lenses, respectively. The SX400 sports a 16MP CCD and 720p video, while the SX520 uses a CMOS sensor (likely BSI) that can produce Full HD movies. Canon claims that autofocus performance has been improved on both models compared with their predecessors. You'll be able to pick up the SX400 IS in August for $249.99, with the SX520 HS following in September for $399.99. 

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Commonwealth Games 2014: squash in pictures

Guardian photographer Tom Jenkins aims his lens on the medal matches in the squash competition at the Commonwealth Games on the Scotstoun Sports Campus
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Fans watching the Tour de France 2014 in pictures

The Tour de France attracts spectators from all walks of life and their enthusiasm and ingenuity when supporting the riders is famous. They will do whatever it takes to see the race, relax in the sun when they're waiting or use it for protest. Continue reading...
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Pelican Imaging releases light field photos from its mobile imaging array

DP Review News - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 19:47

Pelican Imaging has released a set of re-focusable pictures taken with its light field camera for smartphones. Instead of placing an array of microlenses between the sensor and the main lens, Pelican uses an array of main lenses - each with a sensor behind it. Pelican's offering is more suitable for smartphones, and their sample images allow for re-focusing, changing DOF, and shifting perspective. Click through for more details and links to the images.

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Little Nadia eats a banana - a picture from the past

It is difficult to fathom what the British magazine photographer John Chaloner Woods was trying to illustrate with his picture of a young girl with a pageboy hairstyle eating a banana. What is certain is that it is most amusing Continue reading...
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Sport picture of the day: the strain of the shot

The decathlon at this year's Commonwealth Games in Scotland is pushing competitors to the limit. Canada's Damian Warner strains every muscle he has in the shot put discipline, which is excellently captured in this picture. Continue reading...
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Photo highlights of the day

The Guardians picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

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'Dropping dead is my retirement': the gold rushers of Williston - in pictures

Until recently a sleepy community, the city of Williston, ND has exploded thanks to the fracking boom. Photographer Valery Lyman joins the new arrivals as they pour into Williston's man camps, strip clubs, casinos and Walmarts

Williston: how does a city cope with a modern day gold rush?

Accents from every state in the union can be heard as workers pour off the train each day in Williston, North Dakota, ready to try their luck as the welders, truck drivers, plumbers, oil rig roughnecks, frackers, water carriers and road crews required to support the booming fracking industry but also as plumbers, lawyers, cooks, accountants and everything else it takes to build a rapidly burgeoning city.

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In pictures: Restoration of Boeing's first 747 'jumbo jet'

DP Review News - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 09:03

The Boeing 747 - or the 'jumbo jet' as it is commonly known, changed the world. The 747 first flew in 1969, and transformed modern air travel with its ability to carry more people - and more cargo - across the globe than any previous airliner, shrinking it in the process. Seattle's Museum of Flight houses RA001 - the very first 747, which flew as a test airframe from its inaugural liftoff in 1969 through until the early 1990s. The museum is currently restoring RA001 both inside and out. Click through for pictures

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Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed

DP Review News - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 08:10

What makes a tripod a good travel companion? We test out five carbon fiber 'travel' tripods that while compact and light, are also comfortably tall and capable of supporting a reasonable amount of gear. This review covers five models, examining their features, functions and ergonomics in use both in the studio and out in the field. Click through to read the roundup.

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Sport picture of the day: flying sand in the jump

Australia's Aaliyah Johnson makes a messy landing at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Oregon, sending the sand flying during the women's triple jump event. The backlighting and the dark background combine to makes this a powerful abstract image Continue reading...
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The weekend in pictures

North Korea armistice, sheep shearing and Comic-Con, in the best images from around the world this weekend

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Readers' showcase: Landscape photography

DP Review News - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 09:09

In all the talk about new gear, and which brands are best it's easy to overlook the end result of our shared passion - the pursuit of stunning images. Among our large community there are some incredibly talented photographers who share their work in our forums, galleries and photo challenges. From time to time we like to showcase some of the best work on our homepage. This week we challenged users of the landscape photography forum to submit their strongest shots, and the results were impressive. Click through to see more.

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Sport picture of the day: joy personified

Zoe Smith's face says it all as she lifts 118kg above her head for a new Commonwealth record to give her the gold medal in the women's 58kg A Final Continue reading...
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Stanley Kubrick - a picture from the past

Stanley Kubrick was born on 26 July 1928 in the Bronx, USA. He directed his first film, Fear and Desire, in 1953 and went on to direct cult films such as Spartacus, Dr Strangelove, Lolita and The Shining. Kubrick died of a heart attack in 1999 at his home in St Albans, England Continue reading...
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Eyewitness: Delhi, India

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