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Tech Monthly readers photography project: light

The Guardian on Photography Technology - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:00

Wed like to see your sparkling images of light. Share your photos via GuardianWitness

Congratulations to Bill Veik, whose bright, bold image of a hot-air balloon rose to the top of our list of entries for last months project on pressure. See the rest of our favourites in our online gallery.

This month, we would like you send in your images on the theme of light, so whether its rainbow reflections of a puddle of oil or the glint of a waterfall we want to see it but dont forget to let us know how you took the shot.

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Tech Monthly readers photography project: light

Wed like to see your sparkling images of light. Share your photos via GuardianWitness

Congratulations to Bill Veik, whose bright, bold image of a hot-air balloon rose to the top of our list of entries for last months project on pressure. See the rest of our favourites in our online gallery.

This month, we would like you send in your images on the theme of light, so whether its rainbow reflections of a puddle of oil or the glint of a waterfall we want to see it but dont forget to let us know how you took the shot.

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Tech Monthly readers' photography project: pressure

Tech Monthly asked readers to join in the GuardianWitness photography project and share their pressure photos. Here are some of our favourites

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Ansel Elgort gets selfie-indulgent at the London film festival premiere of Men, Women and Children - in pictures

Men, Women and Children, which had its UK premiere at the London film festival last night, is a film which in part explores the effect digital addiction has on human communication. Yet stars Ansel Elgort and Kaitlyn Dever were perfectly snap happy when they met smartphone-armed fans in Leicester Square

Men, Women and Children reviewed from Toronto
Ansel Elgort interviewed for The Fault in Our Stars

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Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide in pictures

From a Canadian bookshop opened by Alice Munro in the 1960s to one in the island of Santorini started by drunk Oxford students, some of the worlds most exotic booksellers feature in The Bookshop Book, published as part of a UK-wide Books are My Bag campaign to support the bookselling industry in the run-up to Christmas. Its author Jen Campbell introduces some of the finest.

Do you know of other great bookshops worth visiting? Share your knowledge and photos here and we will publish the best

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The vivid colours of Rabat - in pictures

The old part of Rabat in Morocco, with its beautiful Medina and Kasbah of the Udayas, remains an almost unspoiled oasis of calm. Reuters photographer Damir Sagolj explores the labyrinths of streets - a treasure trove of shapes and colours

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Hipstamatic updates Cinamatic with manual video controls

DP Review News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:01

Cinamatic, Hipstamatic's iOS app for capturing short video clips, has been updated to implement manual control over focus, exposure, white balance, shutter speed and ISO. This has been made possible by changes to the camera API in iOS 8. After the launch of the new OS manual control had been implemented in several still photography apps very quickly but Cinamatic is now the first video app to come with the additional controls. Read more

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HTC introduces the RE digital camera

DP Review News - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 17:56

Smartphone maker HTC has introduced its first stand-alone camera in the shape of the HTC RE. With no viewfinder, screen or controls other than a shutter release button, the RE is designed to be used either as an independent still and video camera, or as a connected device controlled via a smartphone. Housing a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor that features 16 million pixels, the RE uses a fixed-focus f/2.8 lens that HTC says has a 146 degree angle of view - equivalent to a 6.5mm focal length on a full frame body. Read more

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PhotoshopUser TV: Lightroom Workspace and HDR Toning Texture Effect – Episode 393

Photoshop User TV - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 15:22

Pete has a tip on cleaning up your workspace in Lightroom. Stephen Nielson is back again on the show talking about working with recent colors in Photoshop and also mentions the feedback.photoshop.com site again. Corey has a tip on HDR toning texture effects.

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Grindr, dick pics and contemporary art's new invasions of privacy

After a Berlin artist exhibited Grindr profiles in a public square, one user of the casual sex app punched him. But as people react angrily to such invasions of privacy, more and more artists are toying with our open, networked lives

It is that timeless philosophical question: if everyone sees your dick pic hanging in a gallery except you, is it art?

With the rise of social networking and photo-sharing, artists are scanning everything for material including Grindr, an app for gay and bisexual men to find potential sexual partners according to their geographical proximity and its resulting in some uncomfortable forays into digital privacy.

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The art of football photography

The rest of us have action replays, but the sports photographers only have a moment and a camera. How do they do it? Four experts explain their art to Spiel magazine

A moment within a competitive sport can pass quicker than in most settings. The racing feet, snap actions and pivotal decisions that so often decide contests can be as transient as they are influential. So take a picture. Itll last longer, especially given the chaos and emotion of experiencing the unexpected take place, first-hand purely through the unreliable witnesses of your own vision.

A goal, a drive, a try, a stroke; all can flash before the eyes of a spectator without them truly comprehending the totality of what they saw. Yet for sports photographers, its their job to trap these happenings in the lightning bottling click of their cameras and commit these pockets of time-space stasis to film.

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Upping the dose: Damien Hirst's pill-popping show Schizophrenogenesis

Pills are a brilliant little form, better than any minimalist art. Theyre all designed to make you buy them, says Damien Hirst of one of his chief muses: pharmaceuticals. Theyre the focus of this show of new Hirst editions, Schizophrenogenesis, at the Paul Stolper Gallery from 9 October - 15 November

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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

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Africa's wildlife, from big cats to rare lemurs in pictures

From an intimate shot of lions at a Kruger waterhole to a herd of elephants shaking off dust in Botswana, South African photographer, Heinrich van den Berg captures the continents wildlife to stunning effect in a new book, Reflection, published this month

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HTC launches new 'selfie' phone, the Desire Eye

The Guardian on Photography Technology - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 10:24

HTCs latest smartphone has a 13-megapixel selfie camera, which the firm claims is the most powerful ever fitted to the front of a smartphone

The Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has seized the trend for selfies by releasing a dedicated new handset with a front-facing camera as big and powerful as the conventional rear-facing camera.

The HTC Desire Eye has a 13-megapixel camera and dual LED flash above the screen where the phones speaker normally sits. It is the highest resolution front-facing camera fitted to a smartphone, complete with auto-focus and 1080p video recording.

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Tiny fps1000 high-speed camera boasts 18,500fps

DP Review News - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 10:00

Graham Rowan of Hertfordshire, UK has created a small camera dubbed the "fps1000", and as its name suggests, it is designed solely to record high-frame-rate videos. The goal is to open up high-speed shooting to a wider market by offering a relatively inexpensive product that is highly portable. Learn more

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Can you spot nature's masters of disguise?

Whether they are the hunter or the hunted, camouflaged animals are perfectly concealed in their natural environment. These stunning pictures show the incredible lengths some animals will go to to stay out of sight

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Kim Stringfellows Jackrabbit Homestead: broken dreams of the American west in pictures

Kim Stringfellows Jackrabbit Homestead exhibition at the Los Angeles gallery Autry explores the homesteading movement, where people fled the urban sprawl of LA to set up by themselves in the desert with many letting their abodes erode into the sand

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Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday

DP Review News - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 01:55

This Thursday and Friday October 9-10th, DPReview is teaming up once again with CreativeLive on a live streaming broadcast. We'll be talking with industry experts and pros about current technological advancements and what they mean to photographers. Additionally, we'll have on hand plenty of new gear announced at Photokina and DPReview editorial staff will discuss the highlights and trends seen at the show. Learn more

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'Blood moon' and total lunar eclipse - the best photos

On Wednesday night skywatchers were treated to the unusual sight of a blood moon. Here are some of our readers best shots alongside the best photography from the agencies

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