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The 20 photographs of the week

The uprising in Burkina Faso, El Clásico, the continuing crisis on the Turkish-Syrian border the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

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FroKnowsPhoto guide to DSLR video now available

DP Review News - Sat, 01/11/2014 - 14:00

Our friend Jared Polin, otherwise known as the Fro behind FroKnowsPhotos, has just launched a comprehensive six-hour video guide to producing DSLR video. Aimed at both beginners and advanced photographers, the guide offers an introduction to basic concepts like selecting frame rate and shutter speed, and includes how-tos for shooting a variety of video types. Read more

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Original Observer photography: October 2014

The awards issue of Observer Food Monthly in October always produces excellent photography. It has contributed to a star-studded gallery, including Nigella Lawson, Keira Knightley, Mike Leigh, Clare Balding, Boris Johnson and Professor Brian Cox, which showcases the best photography commissioned by the Observer

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David Bailey: this is what 100 looks like

Fauja Singh gave up marathon running last year at 102. Eileen Symonds, 100, only stopped driving two years ago. And Michael Klanga had wine with every meal until he was 106. David Bailey photographs nine British centenarians

Three score and 10 may be the span of a man, but no one has broken the news to David Bailey who, at 76, still behaves like someone turning one score and eight. Last month he walked into a studio in London (not his: too many stairs) to photograph some of Britains oldest people. The youngest was just 100; the oldest 107. Dressed in a baggy polo shirt and a pair of old combat trousers, small but physically imposing, Bailey flirted, flattered, insulted his subjects in order to get the picture he wanted. Weve been married for 62 years, Shirley Arkush told Bailey of her husband David, one of the centenarians waiting to be photographed. Same as me, he replied, but not to the same wife. And he gave a combative, high-pitched laugh. (Baileys marriage to his first wife, Rosemary Bramble, lasted three years, and his second, to Catherine Deneuve, two; he was married to Marie Helvin for 10 years, before marrying Catherine Dyer in 1986.)

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Jake And Dinos Chapman, Andy Warhol: this weeks new exhibitions

From Jake And Dinos Chapman in Hastings to the Andy Warhol show in Liverpool, Skye Sherwin and Robert Clark find out whats happening in art around the country

As the decades pass, art trends change and electronic communication becomes more widespread, Andy Warhols art looks increasingly relevant. Its as if he saw it all coming: the selfies and celebrity obsessions, the internet alter egos and Twitter one-liners, the need for the artist to assume an image. Heres a Marilyn Diptych and a remake of The Exploding Plastic Inevitable, the total art series of 60s happenings, but this exhibition ostensibly focuses on the artists innovative use of the mass communication networks of his time: pop gigs; club performances; fashion magazines.

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Richard Franiec offers Canon PowerShot G7 X custom grip

DP Review News - Sat, 01/11/2014 - 00:20

Richard Franiec is now offering a Canon G7 X custom grip, joining the examples he makes for the Sony RX100 series, Panasonic Lumix GM1 and other small camera models. Like his other products, it's machined from high-grade aluminum alloy and attaches to the camera's front plate with 3M VHB transfer tape that can be safely removed without leaving residue. Read more

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Kodak introduces PixPro SP360 action cam

DP Review News - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 19:52

JK Imaging has recently introduced the Kodak PixPro SP360 action camera to its lineup of active photo equipment. The SP360 offers an extreme 360 degree viewing range thanks to its ultra-wide F2.8 lens, which is able to capture full HD video footage along with 10MP photographs. Read more

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Calumet brings equipment rental service online

DP Review News - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 18:20

C&A Marketing, the company that bought photo retailer Calumet's US operation when it closed its stores in May, has announced that Calumet Rentals is now available online. Cameras, lenses, accessories video and lighting equipment are available to rent through calumetrentals.com. Read more

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A Belgian trip, on Instagram in pictures

Guardian photographer David Sillitoe has been documenting his found treasures in Bruges and Antwerp: chips and beer made an appearance, but so did street art signs in seemingly abandoned buildings and, sure enough, the rain

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Photographer Muhammed Muheisen: 'This Afghan boy chasing bubbles lets me dream for the future'

Makeshift schools, water pumps, bubble-blowers and balloon sellers the award-winning AP photographer explains what its like to live and work in the worlds largest community of refugees

For Pulitzer-winning photographer Muhammed Muheisen, trust is the most important part of his job perhaps even more important than his camera. Trust is not something you can buy, or get in no time, he says. Its a long-term investment. Its a feeling I work hard to earn. This week, the chief photographer in Pakistan for the Associated Press was awarded the $10,000 Oliver S Gramling award for journalism for his remarkable images of refugee children images that are largely the result of his ability to connect with his subjects.

I have spent four years walking, talking and asking, with no language except respect and curiosity, about the lives of the people I photographed, he says. Day by day, I felt their trust growing, just as I saw the children growing before my eyes. I became part of their lives, as they became part of mine.

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Thats me in the picture: Lady Glenconner, maid of honour, coronation day, 1953

The Duke of Edinburgh was telling everyone where to stand. Cecil Beaton said, Sir, if youd like to take the photographs, do!

There wasnt a spare bed in the whole of London before the coronation, so I was on a mattress on the floor of my uncles house. I was woken at 5am by the makeup artist. Shed been instructed to make me up quite strongly, because the television lighting would leach the colour from our faces. She painted on huge dark eyebrows and an enormous red mouth I did a bit of scrubbing off after shed left.

Two maids of honour were in the carriage with the Queen, while the rest of us were taken by car to Westminster Abbey. We were all daughters of dukes, marquises and earls, and had been carefully chosen for our height and shape you can see in the photo that we all had good figures. In the lead-up to the coronation, there had been huge interest in us. We were treated like a girl band, with endless articles commenting on our clothes, our hair and our hobbies. I was photographed at my mothers ceramics business where I worked, holding a china pig.

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PhotoshopUser TV: Tree Effects – Episode 396

Photoshop User TV - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 14:39

Corey starts off with a tutorial on how to use the hard-to-find tree fill feature, which is under the fill dialogue. Pete follows up with a path blur effect that he uses on some tree-filled landscape photos.

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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 Sepak Takraw action, art installation in Sydney and fashion show in Beijing

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Sport picture of the day: an ice hockey double-take

A nice juxtaposition in the Ontario Hockey League, courtesy of a perfectly placed advertising hoarding in front of the Ottawa 67s' team bench Continue reading...
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Sony launches support program for pro photographers

DP Review News - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 12:00

Sony has launched a 'Pro Support' program with the aim of offering professional photographers the levels of support available from the big DSLR makers. The move presumably comes to help persuade pros to consider switching to the company's SLT and mirrorless camera systems. The program, called Sony Imaging PRO Support, provides 'superior support' so that pros can 'ensure their Digital Imaging products are always ready'. Read more

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San Diego's real-life superhero squad in pictures

With names like Light Fist, Midnight Highwayman and Fallen Boy, the Xtreme Justice League is a team of volunteers who have patrolled the streets of San Diego since 2006 dressed as superheroes. Reuters photographer Mike Blake has been following them as they patrol street fairs, break up fights and help people with directions. Anyone with a costume and their own transportation can join up

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Heads up: people around the world carry their possessions in pictures

French photographer Floriane de Lassée has travelled across rural landscapes, from east Africa to South America, in search of subjects for her photo series, How Much Can You Carry

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Creepy vintage Halloween costumes in pictures

Todays Halloween outfits come from supermarkets and chain stores, but vintage pictures show homemade creations that are darker and much scarier than their modern equivalents

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Bronx Boys: life in a tough neighbourhood in pictures

Photographer Stephen Shames followed the lives of a group of young men over two decades for Bronx Boys, capturing their brutality and humanity as they smoke, rob, kiss and sleep

The Bronx has a terrible beauty, stark and harsh, like the desert. At first glance you imagine nothing can survive. Then you notice life going on all around Stephen Shames

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Olympus Stylus 1s camera announced in Japan

DP Review News - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 03:30

Olympus has announced the Japan-only release of the Stylus 1s, a successor to its Stylus 1 enthusiast compact camera. Maintaining almost all of the same hardware as the Stylus 1, the Stylus 1s offers an OM-D based design with a fixed lens and provides some software upgrades. Read more

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