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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 Milan fashion week, the Scottish referendum and hummingbirds in America.

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this years international astronomy photography competition. The observatorys annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. British photographer James Woodend beat over a thousand amateur and professional photographers to win the top prize

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Photokina 2014: Sneak peek at upcoming Fujifilm XF lenses

DP Review News - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 12:31

Fujifilm announced two cameras on the runup to Photokina - the X100T and X30. But the company is also showing off mockups of several new lenses, slated for release next year. We sat down with senior executives from Fujifilm earlier today, and got our hands on the samples. Click through to take a look at what's in store.

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Scotland decides - in pictures

It is Scotlands day of destiny. Voters go to the polls in the historic referendum on independence from the United Kingdom

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Indigenous peoples - in pictures

Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples rights, has held its first photographic competition to mark its 45th anniversary.

The photographs give an insight into the diversity and unique ways of life of tribal and indigenous peoples around the world, featuring the long-distance running Tarahumara in Mexico, the bull-jumping Hamar in Ethiopia, and the mountain-dwelling Igorot in the Philippines.

Survivals We, The People Calendar 2015 is available here. The images will be exhibited at The Little Black Gallery 2-16 December in London.

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Photokina 2014: Olympus stand report

DP Review News - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 09:51

The Olympus booth was relatively quiet compared to the madhouses at Nikon and Canons' stands, which made it easier to get up close and personal with the company's new lenses. We also took a look at some of their recent cameras, and have a few cutaways, as well. Read more.

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Photokina 2014 interview: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

DP Review News - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 09:31

In this video from Photokina, Panasonic's Matt Frazer walks us through the features of the new Lumix DMC-LX100 compact camera. Matt also explains Panasonic's use of a multi-aspect four thirds sensor, discusses lens design and manufacture, and explains the camera's 4K video capabilities. See video

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Photokina 2014: Nikon stand report (updated)

DP Review News - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 09:18

We swung by Nikon's Photokina 2014 stand to see the new D750 in action and investigate what else the company has in store for show attendees. The booth itself is a bit less flashy than some of the competitions, and distinctly lacking in cars and ladies wearing sequins, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't make an impression. Click through to read more

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Murdo MacLeod: the SNP years - in pictures

Guardian photographer Murdo MacLeod has documented the rise of the SNP; as Scotland votes in the independence referendum, he takes us through his favourite pictures of the party over the years

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Photokina 2014: Hands-on with RED's Epic Dragon

DP Review News - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 08:26

How does the idea of capturing 100 19MP Raw files per second sound? That's what RED's latest camera, the RED Dragon can do, courtesy of its 6K video capture mode. Fully modular, the RED Dragon can be adapted to accept a multitude of lens mounts, and although intended for professional movie shooting, its still image quality is seriously impressive too. We got a quick tour of RED's latest magic machines at the company's stand

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Jean-Pierre Laffonts best shot: Jimmy Carters neighbours in their one-room home in Plains, Georgia

They were extremely poor with almost no income. The house had no running water but they did have a chicken that lived under it

When Jimmy Carter was elected President on 2 November 1976, he was called the peanut farmer, but nobody really knew who he was. So I decided to go to his hometown of Plains, in Georgia, to find out. I spent November and part of December there, photographing people who knew him, as well as aspects of life in the south. I was driving my little Renault 5, which stood out from all the pickup trucks, and the police quickly got to know me. I met Carters mother, Miss Lillian, a really flamboyant character, and his brother Billy, who ran a gas station and spent all his time drinking beer and talking to the press.

One day I drove past Miss Lillians nearest neighbours, who lived just 150ft from her house. I saw a woman hanging out a huge amount of washing and a man repairing an old car. They posed for a photograph and said to come back in the evening when the whole family would be home. That night, I spent about two hours with them taking pictures.

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Brisbane festival 2014: one perfect day

Want to maximise your festival fun? Circle Saturday 20 September in the diary. Youll need skates to zoom between venues, but its the day to experience the best of Brisbane

Full coverage of the Brisbane festival 2014

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Decoding Russian criminal tattoos in pictures

From the 1960s to the 1980s, Arkady Bronnikov visited correctional facilities all over the Soviet Union and photographed thousands of tattooed inmates to decode their body art and helped solve many crimes by identifying criminals based on their ink. Here, you can learn what roses, snakes and cowboys really mean

Russian Criminal Tattoo Police Files is published by FUEL

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Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X

DP Review News - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 00:01

Canon has been busy - its latest high-end compact, the PowerShot G7 X slots in beneath the G1 X Mark II, and offers a 20MP 1'-type sensor, 24-100mm equivalent F1.8-2.8 zoom lens and a host of other enthusiast-friendly features. We spoke to Canon recently and got access to a pre-production G7 X. Click through for a hands-on tour of the new camera. 

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Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall Discusses the 7D Mark II

DP Review News - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 23:15

Join us for a video interview with Canon's Chuck Westfall, Technical Advisor at Canon U.S.A.'s Professional Engineering and Solutions Division, in which he talks us through some of the features of the new EOS 7D Mark II DSLR, introduced this week at Photokina. 

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Relonch brings APS-C image sensor to the iPhone

DP Review News - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 21:50

The Relonch camera combines an APS-C sensor with an extremely simple UI and attaches to your iPhone, using your phone for display, image processing, storage, and sharing. A bright F2.0 lens ensures low-light performance. At an output resolution of only 1MP, it's a niche product, but the concept is exciting. Click through to learn more.

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II beta image samples

DP Review News - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 18:30

We got a chance to shoot with a pre-release beta of Canon's EOS 7D Mark II, so we grabbed it. We have prepared a 23 image gallery from a Canon event running at the Photokina show in Cologne. Although the image quality hasn't been entirely finalized, this should give some first impressions of what that camera can do. We've included a sequence of 10fps shooting. Click through for more details.

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Photokina 2014: Samsung stand report

DP Review News - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 17:16

Samsung's hall is a far cry from the over-the-top extravaganza that is its CES booth. There are big tables for every camera it produces, usually paired with smartphones. In fact, it felt like their stand was as much about mobile devices as it was with cameras. The camera that everyone was playing with was the NX1, and we took a look at that as well as a 300mm telephoto prime concept. Click through to read more.

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Creative Live hosts six days of free online photography classes

DP Review News - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 16:23

Creative Live is currently hosting Photo Week - six days of free photography classes. The event is ongoing through September 20th, and the interactive classes will be taught by professionals from various parts of the industry on a range of topics such as light painting, wedding and GoPro photography. Read more

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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 the fight against Boko Haram in Nigeria, torches lighting up the Matterhorn and some otherworldly commuters

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