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World Cup 2014: 25 of the best photos from Brazil

Our sports picture editor rounds up the highlights from the tournament in Brazil and explains why these photographs stood out from the 250,000 shots we've received over the past month
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Tech Monthly readers' photography project: scale

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

You can share your photos on this month's theme of 'energy' on GuardianWitness

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Mountain Magic: Shooting in the Lofoten Islands

DP Review News - Mon, 14/07/2014 - 10:00

Way up in Norway's arctic northwest lies a small, yet incredibly beautiful and diverse archipelago, home to some of that country's most magical landscapes and a truly wonderful winter atmosphere. Photographer Erez Marom shares his experience of shooting in the Lofoten Islands in Arctic Norway, from a traditional fishing village to mountains and ice-covered lakes. Learn more

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Tech Monthly readers' pictures: scale

The Guardian on Photography Technology - Mon, 14/07/2014 - 07:00
See our other favourites from this month's competition here, and share your images on the theme of energy for the September competition through GuardianWitness

Congratulations to moses67, who took this fabulous image of the "little and the large" for our June assignment on the theme of "scale" check out our other favourites at our online gallery.

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How to stage a family portrait, HBO style

Better known for capturing the likes of Bowie and Radiohead, photographer Pat Pope now gives ordinary families the moody treatment usually reserved for rock stars and TV celebrities

Pat Pope has formidable rock photography credentials. He has three images in Q magazine's 100 Greatest Rock'n'Roll Photographs and his portrait of Dido hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.

In the 20-odd years since he photographed the then relatively unknown Jarvis Cocker and Richard Ashcroft for the University of London student magazine (while himself a student at the London College of Printing), Pope has been commissioned to capture some of the biggest names in rock. As well as David Bowie, Jimmy Page and Radiohead, he has photographed actors and film directors, writers and politicians. He even snapped Tony Blair on a train to Bristol, a few months before he became prime minister.

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The weekend in pictures

A selection of the best images from around the world this weekend including World Cup 2014 and the San Fermin festival

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When the party's over

Young people from the favelas of São Paulo tell the story of the 2014 World Cup through their photographs. The face of this young football fan reflects the mood of a nation Continue reading...
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In Photos: Cincinnati's impressive 'Old Main' public library

DP Review News - Sun, 13/07/2014 - 10:00

Cincinnati, Ohio's current downtown public library is grand in its own right as one of the busiest branches in the country. But its predecessor, demolished in 1955, was nothing short of stunning. Built in 1874, the 'Old Main' library was originally intended to be an opera house, with a towering atrium that instead became home to five tiers of stacked bookshelves. These photos capture the grandeur of the library and its popularity in its own time. See gallery

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Lorenzo Vitturi went to market and he bought in pictures

The Venice-born, UK-based photographer caused a sensation with his book of images inspired by Ridley Road market. His colour-saturated vegetable sculptures and surreal portraits capture the vibrancy of a much-loved east London landmark

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Lorenzo Vitturi: 'I wanted to capture Ridley Road market's edgy dynamic'

The Italian-born, London-based photographer wanted to capture the vibrancy of an east London market before it falls victim to gentrification. His stunning, colour-saturated vegetable sculptures and surreal portraits do just that

Gallery: Lorenzo Vitturi went to market and he bought in pictures

Ridley Road market in Dalston is one of the last remaining examples of a working-class, vividly multicultural London: the type of neighbourhood that is fast disappearing under the tidal wave of gentrification that has transformed swaths of east London over the past decade. Inspired by the hustle and bustle of the market's African, Caribbean and Asian food stalls, art photographer Lorenzo Vitturi set out to capture what he calls its "crazy aesthetic". And the result, Dalston Anatomy, became one of the most acclaimed photography books of 2013: a set of pictures that are as far away from traditional street photography as it is possible to go, while still evoking the cacophonous energy of the street.

In Vitturi's images, surreal organic shapes hang suspended against eye-dazzlingly bright backgrounds, human faces are obliterated by small explosions of coloured chalk and pigment, yams and sugar cane are arranged into creature-like organic sculptures. Here and there, relatively straightforward portraits of stall holders and passers-by punctuate the creative iconoclasm.

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Les Rencontres d'Arles 2014 review a fascination with the traditional

Arles, France
This year's standout work includes Kechun Zhang's evocative Yellow River landscapes and an oddball social history of America through its photographic ephemera

Arles 2014: best of the festival  in pictures

The 45th Rencontres d'Arles is a pivotal one: the swan song of its director, François Hébel, who took charge of the ailing festival in 2001 and transformed it into the most popular and important annual photography event in Europe. Hébel has defiantly subtitled his final Rencontres "Parade", though he is leaving in somewhat fractious circumstances.

The festival has had change forced upon it by the local council, which gave the go-ahead for the construction of a Frank Gehry-designed conceptual art gallery bankrolled by the Luma Foundation. It will be built on the eight-hectare (20-acre) site on the edge of town where, until now, a sizeable proportion of the photography exhibition was situated. A few sheds remain this year but the rest is rubble. One hopes this is not a metaphor for the future of the Rencontres.

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The eerie Americana of photographer Ed Freeman - in pictures

After a 25-year career in the music industry, during which he produced Don McLean's American Pie, Ed Freeman returned to his original love of photography. While driving around southern Californian deserts to photograph landscapes, he was struck by the beauty of the desolate buildings he passed on the way. "I wanted to appreciate these old, falling-apart buildings that no one pays any attention to. So I photographed them as if they were the most important thing on Earth," he says. "I really love the desert: it's a place of independence and freedom, and during the winter the weather is beautiful. It's incredibly peaceful and quiet: you can drive a hundred miles and not see a single person" Continue reading...
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The 20 photographs of the week: the World Cup from the streets of Brazil

In this week's gallery of the best photojournalism from the week, we focus on the protests, celebrations, and daily life on the streets of Brazil during the World Cup Continue reading...
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Seven more DIY photography tips using household objects

DP Review News - Sat, 12/07/2014 - 10:00

The Cooperative of Photography received a lot of attention recently for a video featuring seven easy photographic hacks using household items. Now they've released a follow up video with seven more neat tips and tricks. It might just help you kick of a fun weekend photo project. Learn more

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Dennis Hopper: the inside man

Cast out of Hollywood, Dennis Hopper picked up his camera as the LA art scene exploded. The resulting photographs have recently come to light and deserve acclaim in their own right

Lost books by great writers occasionally turn up but, in a literary context, "lost" usually means "not worth publishing in his or her lifetime". The history of photography, on the other hand, is constantly updated and rewritten as entire bodies of work by EJ Bellocq, William Gedney and others are discovered. Vivian Maier is the most recent and celebrated case: until her photographs came to light few people seemed to have any idea that she had even existed.

The same, of course, cannot be said of Dennis Hopper, though for chunks of his life people in close proximity to him wives, friends and collaborators experienced his existence as a frequently deranged threat to theirs. His mania found a perfect outlet, years later, when he invested the role of Frank with intensely psychotic charm in David Lynch's Blue Velvet. Former wife Brooke Hayward (the first of five, the second of whom stuck around for a total of two weeks) speaks tenderly and respectfully of him in the book accompanying the exhibition of her husband's "lost album" at the Royal Academy. She also remembers him as "a sweetheart" in Peter Biskind's book Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, but that was before she had her nose broken and became scared that he was going to kill her. Peter Fonda, producer and co-star of Hopper's directorial debut Easy Rider, was scared of him too. Not so Rip Torn who, when Hopper pulled a knife on him, twisted it out of his hand and turned it on his assailant. These violent episodes occurred before Easy Rider became a paradigm-busting hit.

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Family life: Nearly drowning, Waterloo Sunset by the Kinks, and Aunt Sophie's breakfast

Readers' favourite photographs, songs and recipes

I found this photograph in an album of my father's and it reminded me of the day I nearly drowned in Durban, South Africa. From left to right: my father, me, my maternal grandfather and sisters Alison and Jenny. My grandfather died in 1972, and my sister Alison in 1988.

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Powerful dolls backstage at Paris Fashion week in pictures

At the Yohji Yamamoto show in Paris this week makeup artist Pat McGrath has said she is inspired by the concept of "powerful dolls" in keeping with the designer's vision. Photographer Rinaldo Veronelli hung out backstage to get these pictures.

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DxO FilmPack 4 and ViewPoint 2 updates provide compatibility with Photoshop CC

DP Review News - Sat, 12/07/2014 - 01:25

DxO has released updates for its FilmPack film emulation and ViewPoint perspective correction software, enabling them to be fully integrated with Adobe Photoshop CC 2014. Both are available as standalone applications or as a plugin for Lightroom and Photoshop. FilmPack v4.5.2 and Viewpoint v2.1.7 are available for download now. Read more

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DxO Optics Pro v9.5.1 released with support for five new cameras

DP Review News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 23:11

Software maker DxO Labs has announced the release of DxO Optics Pro 9.5.1 for Mac, which includes support for five additional cameras. Now supported by DxO Optics Pro (Elite Edition only) are the Sony A7S, as well as (both Standard and Elite Editions) Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III and SLT-A77 II, the Nikon 1 J4, and the Samsung NX30. Read more

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What The Duck #1350

DP Review News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 23:06

We've come to the end of another week here at dpreview, and as our thoughts drift to weekend shooting opportunities, it's time to take things a little less seriously. Aaron Johnson's comic strip 'What the Duck' is just the thing, taking a gently satirical look through the lens of a photographically inclined waterfowl. You can find it published here (and in our newsletter) every week; we hope you enjoy it, and your weekend.

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