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Behind the Scenes with USAF Thunderbirds Official Photographer

DP Review News - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 08:01

Sergeant Larry Reid Jr. is an official photographer for the US Air Force's Thunderbirds display team, covering everything from mechanics working on the team's F16 fighter jets to air-to-air shots at high G-loads. A new video produced by Jaron Schneider takes a detailed look at Reid's job, which has everyone here at DPReview insanely jealous (albeit a little queasy). Click through for a look - and hold on to your hat!

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Amazing animal body art - in pictures

Body paint artist Emma Fay transforms models into stunningly realistic animals

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Julian Wasser's best shot: Roman Polanski at the scene of the Manson family killings, 1969

'Polanski asked me to take shots of the murder scene and give them to a psychic to find out who did it'

One August day in 1969, I was listening to a police radio when I heard all this strange talk about something going on in this residential area next to Beverly Hills. It was the kind of neighbourhood where people would say nothing if they heard screaming. They'd put pillows over their heads if murders were going on.

That was how I first heard that Roman Polanski's wife, Sharon Tate, had been killed, along with four others. When I went up there shortly afterwards for Life magazine, Roman asked me to take Polaroid shots of the scene as well and give them to a psychic who could study them and find out who the killers were. You can see my Polaroid on the chair beside Roman.

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24 Russian fashion designers to watch

Russia's fashion scene is little more than 20 years old, yet it's already flourishing. The Calvert Journal picks 24 young Russian designers who have taken leave of the former Soviet styles, and are offering a new take on how to dress well

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Australia through the eyes of Wayne Quilliam in pictures

The award-winning photographer belongs to a new wave of artists tackling traditional Indigenous art themes of country and culture in a voice that is modern and bold. All photographs and captions by Wayne Quilliam

An exhibition of Wayne Quilliam's work is at CSIRO Discovery Centre, Black Mountain, Acton, ACT until 1 August

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Camera Review: Samsung Galaxy S5

DP Review News - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 20:50

We've come to expect loads of camera features from Samsung's high end smartphones and the Galaxy S5 does not come up short. The S5 offers a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, F2.2 lens and 4K video recording. With claims of improved AF speeds and the addition of features like real-time HDR processing and Selective Focus, Samsung's flagship device has a lot of potential as a photographic tool. Does its performance live up to its specs? Read review

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Sport picture of the day: a focused Vincenzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali kept hold of the yellow jersey after a very wet fifth stage of the Tour de France between Ypres in Belgium and Arenberg, France. The 96.3 mile stage initially contained nine sectors of cobblestone roads, dreaded by the majority of the riders in the pack especially under wet conditions, however the organisation decided to cancel two of the nine stretches because of the weather. This close-up shot, taken after Nibali crossed the line, shows the determination and focus of the Italian Continue reading...
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Olympus takes Pen E-PL6 beyond Asia

DP Review News - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 17:25

The Olympus Pen E-PL6, first announced in 2013 for the Asian market, is set to be introduced to the UK kitted with a pancake-style zoom lens and a Wi-Fi memory card. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ zoom lens is a pancake design, which Olympus claims is the slimmest of its type in this class. The 16.1 megapixel camera uses the same Live MOS sensor and TruePic VI processor as the 2012 PEN E-PL5 it replaces. It will retail in the UK for £429.99 from mid-July.

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Reims cathedral is bombarded in April 1917 and now interactive

In the latest from our weekly series of interactive photographs to mark the centenary of the first world war, a lone figure runs for cover as the city of Reims is battered on 30 April 1917. The Second Battle of the Aisne, which began in April 1917, was a catastrophe for the French army. Devised by its commander-in-chief, Robert Nivelle, to drive the Germans from France, over a million troops and 7,000 guns were deployed on a frontline from Reims to Roye. But the Germans had captured a copy of the battle plan and prepared for heavy artillery bombardment. The French failed to break through the German lines and lost 187,000 men

Photography then and now lets you move through time by tapping or clicking on a historic image to reveal the modern view

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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 a wall of giant selfies, the middle east conflict, and a human tarantula.

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The night a football match in Brazil reached the heights of tragic theatre | Jonathan Jones

Sophocles and Shakespeare would be thrilled if their tragedies harrowed a crowd as deeply as Brazil's World Cup mauling

Their anguished faces and tortured bodies tell of some terrible disaster. Men cry without shame. Children weep as they have never wept before not like they might cry after a fight on the playground, but with a new and terrible feeling of loss. A woman's hand becomes a claw of pain and rage and sorrow, her face a mask of lamentation.

Yet the Brazilians who were photographed unleashing their sorrow on a cloudy, darkening evening, in scenes of anguish from Estádio Mineirão to Copacabana beach, were not mourning a massacre, atrocity or anything else that might seem to justify such infinite sadness. They were merely shocked by their football team's 7-1 defeat by Germany in the World Cup semi-final.

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Back to the future: the fashion photography of tomorrow in pictures

From eyes made of dim sum to extreme facepainting, the fashion photography of the future is bold, vibrant and often bizarre. Here are the best shots from Don't Stop Now: Fashion Photography Next at Amsterdam's Foam photography museum

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Shooting Experience: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

DP Review News - Tue, 08/07/2014 - 20:28

Panasonic's latest superzoom camera, the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 offers a highly attractive feature set. Based around a 25-400mm equivalent zoom and a large 1"-type CMOS sensor the FZ1000 combines a very useful zoom range with excellent image quality in stills and video mode. We're working our way through a full review right now, and we've just added a shooting experience page to our detailed first-impressions review. Read more

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Sun, sand and snaps: send us your best pictures of the British seaside

Punch and Judy, secret coves, sticks of rock or amusement arcades: we want to see your photos of life in Britain's coastal resorts

Ice-creams, flip-flops and Dreamland: the best of the British seaside in pictures

From Folkestone to Filey, Lyme Regis to Llandudno, Barry to Bexhill, Britain's seaside resorts have been inspiring photographers for years. The Photographers' Gallery in London has picked some of their favourite shots for their show Didn't We Have a Lovely Time.

To coincide with their celebration, we'd like to see your photos that capture the spirit of seaside towns.

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ZTE announces Nubia Z7 with 5.5-inch QHD display

DP Review News - Tue, 08/07/2014 - 16:43

Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE has launched its latest high-end model and looking at the Nubia Z7's specifications it's clear the new model aims to compete at the very top of the market. The Nubia comes with a 13MP imaging sensor in its camera module, its lens boasts an F2.0 maximum aperture and an optical image stabilization system is available for keeping things steady in low light. Click through to read more at connect.dpreview.com

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ZTE announces Nubia Z7 with 5.5-inch QHD display

DP Review News - Tue, 08/07/2014 - 16:43

Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE has launched its latest high-end model and looking at the Nubia Z7's specifications it's clear the new model aims to compete at the very top of the market. The Nubia comes with a 13MP imaging sensor in its camera module, its lens boasts an F2.0 maximum aperture and an optical image stabilization system is available for keeping things steady in low light. Click through to read more at connect.dpreview.com

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Ice-creams, flip-flops and Dreamland: the best of the British seaside in pictures

From Margate to Llandudno, come rain or shine, the seaside resorts of the British Isles have been a happy hunting ground for photographers for decades. The Photographers' Gallery in London has picked some of the most quintessential shots for their show Didn't We Have a Lovely Time

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Joan Fontcuberta: false negatives

He's a photojournalist who fakes miracles, a terrible photographer who's won one of the profession's top prizes, a 'bullshitter' who loves the truth Stuart Jeffries enters the upside-down world of Joan Fontcuberta

Gallery: Joan Fontcuberta's field guide to miracles

In 1968, during a routine space walk, the Russian cosmonaut Ivan Istochnikov and his dog went missing. When Soyuz 3 was dispatched to find them, its crew found only a vodka bottle containing a note, floating outside the empty, meteorite-damaged ship.

Nothing was heard about Istochnikov for nearly three decades: it was as though the Soviet authorities had airbrushed their cosmonaut from history. Then, in 1997, Catalan photographer Joan Fontcuberta investigated Istochnikov's disappearance, exhibited documentary evidence about his life and published a book called Sputnik the Odyssey of the Soyuz II, which included photographs of the Istochinikov family, meteorite fragments and the dented spacecraft. Others took up the story. Why, asked Spanish journalist Iker Jiménez on his TV show Cuarto Milenio in 2006, was Istochnikov deleted from history? Had he annoyed the Soviet government?

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A field guide to miracles: Joan Fontcuberta's photography hoaxes in pictures

Flying unicorn monkeys, mermaid fossils, snakes with legs ... photographys master myth-maker Joan Fontcuberta creates a parallel reality where it is impossible to tell where the real ends and the imaginary begins. Stranger Than Fiction, his first major UK exhibition, is at London's Science Museum until 9 November

Interview: Joan Fontcuberta

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Daily life in Russia as seen by you

We asked our readers to sum up day-to-day life in Russia by sharing one photo with GuardianWitness. From practicing parkour in Perm, to sunbathing at Moscow's Patriarch's Ponds, heres our pick of the best so far

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