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From the agencies: Poy Sang Long festival

Poy Sang Long is a Buddhist novice ordination ceremony of the Shan people or Tai Yai, an ethnic group in Shan state in Burma and northern Thailand. Young boys between seven and 14 are ordained as novices to learn the Buddhist doctrines. It is thought their ordination will afford prestige to the boys' parents Continue reading...
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DxOMark Mobile report: Sony Xperia Z2 takes top spot

DP Review News - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 16:45

The Xperia Z2 is Sony's latest flagship smartphone and replaces the Z1. The full-HD display measures 5.2 inches and offers better viewing angles than its predecessor's 5-inch equivalent. While a new Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB of RAM offer plenty of power, the camera specification is nearly identical to the Z1's. Images are captured by a 20.7MP 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor on a F2.0 lens. Nevertheless, Sony has managed to improve the image quality of its new flagship. Learn more

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Adobe Lightroom goes mobile, but only for subscribers

DP Review News - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 16:31

Adobe has released Lightroom mobile for Apple's iPad as a companion app to the Lightroom desktop application. The app offers many of same image editing and organizing functions found on the desktop version. It also uses cloud technology to synchronize your edits across various devices with the image catalog on your desktop computer. Learn more

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Your country needs you: Kitcheners memorial cross in 1916 and now interactive

In the second of a new weekly series of interactive photographs to mark the first world war centenary, a memorial cross for Lord Kitchener is unveiled at St Botolph's church in 1916, after the British secretary of state for war was killed by a German mine. It is said to be the first memorial of the war in England

Photography then and now lets you leap through time by tapping or clicking on the image to reveal the modern view. You can drag or swipe to control the speed of the transformation

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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

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Wildlife cameraman Doug Allan: I like to get on an animal's wavelength

Lauded by David Attenborough and famous for filming polar bears, the veteran explains his love of working in cold climates

Not many people go to Kong Karls Land, and even fewer return from these Arctic islands way north of Norway because it is a world of polar bears and is strictly off limits to all but the most intrepid or foolhardy. So when photographer Doug Allan got permission to film sequences there for David Attenborough's Planet Earth series, he did not expect an easy assignment it is usually -32C in April, the wind is vicious and hauling cameras in the deep snow is a nightmare.

After walking five or more hours a day and watching polar bear dens in the snow slopes for 23 days, however, Allan had seen just one mother bear and her cub. By day 24, he says, he was living "in bear world, at bear speed, with bear senses".

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Scotland stories: George C Jamieson, taxidermist

As the Scottish independence referendum draws near, the Guardian's Murdo MacLeod travels the length and breadth of Scotland to document the daily lives of its diverse population. Here he speaks to George C Jamieson, one of Scotland's leading taxidermists, in the first of a new series of audio slideshows Continue reading...
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The work of Jean Paul Gaultier in pictures

From the Sidewalk To the Catwalk is a new exhibition at the Barbican in London celebrating the French fashion designer's flamboyant style. Here are some of the more eye-catching outfits and artworks featured

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Daily Mail edits out Tottenham Hotspur coach from sports picture

The Guardian on Photography Technology - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 12:15
Emmanuel Adebayor saluting his manager Tim Sherwood was missing Chris Ramsey in the Mail's version of the image

Here's a case of blatant photographic manipulation. The picture in the middle, published on the front page of the Guardian sports section and also in the Daily Telegraph, shows Tottenham's Emmanuel Adebayor giving a salute after scoring his second goal in a 5-1 trouncing of Sunderland.

His manager, Tim Sherwood, and another member of the Spurs coaching squad, Chris Ramsey, return his gesture with salutes of their own.

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Mourners for Martin Luther King - a picture from the past

AP photographer Charles Tasnadi captured the mood of the crowd with this darkly atmospheric image, taken outside the Ebenezer Baptist church in Atlanta on the eve of Martin Luther King's funeral Continue reading...
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Get the story behind the photograph

DP Review News - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 09:00

Most photographs - especially photojournalistic work - exist in a void with little insight from the photographer that captured the image and what they were trying to achieve. 'The Image, Deconstructed' looks to turn this around. The website provides interviews with photographers, asking them about their techniques, their gear, their preparation, and their mindsets when they photograph. Learn more

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Blackmagic Design launches Blackmagic Studio Camera

DP Review News - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 05:53

Touted as 'the world's smallest broadcast camera with the world's largest viewfinder', Blackmagic Design has announced its new Studio Camera. The Studio Camera employs a 12.48mm x 7.02mm sensor and a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. It also has a 10-inch viewfinder and a four-hour built-in battery. Learn more

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AJA enters cinema camera market with 4K Cion

DP Review News - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 05:15

AJA has announced the Cion - a production camera featuring a 4K APS-C sized sensor - at NAB in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is AJA Video System's first camera, the company being known primarily as a manufacturer of video interface and conversion products. The camera accepts lenses with a PL mount and records to a single proprietary SSD drive. Learn 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

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JVC Kenwood joins Micro Four Thirds with 4K Super 35 prototypes

DP Review News - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 23:57

Update: Consumer electronics maker JVC Kenwood has joined the Micro Four Thirds standard and said it will develop products for the system. The company is showing two prototype 4K-capable cameras, including a compact, handheld model at NAB in Las Vegas. We stopped by the JVC Kenwood booth and got a first glimpse of the cameras on display. Interestingly, the company says both cameras will have Super 35 sensors (around 21 x 12mm), which is wider than the original Four Thirds sensor format which the standard was designed around. Learn more

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Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II real-world gallery

DP Review News - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 21:02

Now that we have our hands on not one, but two PowerShot G1 X Mark IIs, we've running around out taking photos like crazy. This first installment of 24 photos - some of which may look familiar - should give you a taste of what the camera can do, and there are plenty of additional samples on the way. See gallery

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Blackmagic Design announces Blackmagic URSA with 10-inch screen

DP Review News - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 20:14

Blackmagic Design has unveiled its latest and most expensive camera to date, the URSA. The camera features a changeable sensor design, allowing the user to swap out the Canon EF lens mount and 4K Super 35 image sensor for a similar sensor with a PL mount. The URSA features touch screens for operator control - including a 10-inch flip-out screen. It also has another 5-inch screen showing timecode, histogram, and other indicators such as a spectrum scope for checking focus. Learn more

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Light it up: Phottix Mitros Flash for Canon review

DP Review News - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 20:00

The Phottix Mitros flash is a high-end TTL flash designed to compete with Canon's 580EX II at well over half the price. The Mitros for Canon shares many features with the 580EX II, including high-speed sync and built-in IR triggering with Master and Slave modes. But is the Mitros mighty enough to match one of Canon's most beloved flash models? Find out in our review

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Everyday India in pictures: the city

As part of our coverage of the India elections, we've been asking you to send in your images of everyday India. We've been inundated with responses. In the first of a daily series, we look at the best of the urban images you sent in

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