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Tech Monthly readers' photography project: elements

We'd like to see your images on the theme of elements. Share your photos via GuardianWitness

Congratulations to Jenny Downing who shared this incredible image of a curious snail as part of our equilibrium project. Take a look at the best of the rest with our online gallery of other top submissions here.

This month, we would like you to turn your cameras to images on the theme of Elements. From diamonds to helium balloons, share your photographs and tell us how you took the shot. Our favourite will be seen in print in the May issue of Tech Monthly.

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Death of Anja Niedringhaus in Afghanistan - a 'staggeringly shit' day

A reminder if anyone needed it of the utter waste of life and talent caused by the war in Afghanistan

The war in Afghanistan claimed the life of Anja Niedringhaus this morning and has left her long-time colleague, the respected Canadian reporter Kathy Gannon wounded.

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'Dedicated': A Nikon D4s video about photographers using the D4s

DP Review News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 15:00

Photographer Corey Rich's most recent project, titled 'Dedicated', is a video detailing the working lives of three other notable photographers - Dave Black, Robert Beck and George Karbus - using Nikon's latest flagship camera, the D4s. Along with the final cut of 'Dedicated', a making-of video that shows the 21-day whirlwind tour to capture the footage and interviews for the documentary project was released. See video

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Tech monthly readers pictures: equilibrium

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Last month, Tech Monthly asked you to send in your images of equilibrium. From balancing rocks to daring performers, our favourite captured a snail teetering on the edge of a plant. Check the best of the rest below.

You can share your photos on this months theme of elements on GuardianWitness

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What We Wore - join the project at the Tate

The photography project invites people to submit photos from their youth. As project founder Nina Manandhar explains, the images can be more revealing the professional photography

The idea for What We Wore came to me a few years ago. A lot of my work involves documenting youth culture and I noticed that often there was more variety and distinction in people's own photographs than in professional photography. Often you notice that the way people caption the images would bring the story to life. I started my own Flickr group and asked friends to contribute. We ran the content as a weekly format on the website I run with Cieron Magat, Isysarchive.tv. We then developed What We Wore website and project it just grew from there.

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Urban Instagram photographers you should follow

Love urban photography? Addicted to Instagram? These snappers capture their cities in beautiful and surprising ways

Follow our @GuardianCities Instagram account for daily updates on great urban photography from across the world and to share your photos with us. Here are the latest updates

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The work of killed AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus in pictures

Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus has been shot dead in Afghanistan's violent east while covering preparations for the presidential election. Here is a retrospective of her work, from the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan to the London 2012 Olympics

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Bible belt baptism - a picture from the past

After a 42-year career as a staff photographer, B. Anthony Stewart became known as the most prolific photographic contributor to National Geographic magazine. His images, like this evocative shot of a baptism in Arkansas, show a mastery of colour and composition Continue reading...
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Waterproof camera returns to owner after being lost at sea

DP Review News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:00

An Olympus camera lost by a Finnish diver on a trip in Thailand has made its way back to its owner. Reported by the travel site Sail In Finland, in January the Finnish diver's tethered camera floated away after some rough weather. The point-and-shoot was found the next day by Krzysztof Torzynski, a Polish diver from Denmark who was in the same waters. He then used photos on the camera to look for the owner. Learn more

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Lensbaby brings 'Sweet Spot ' selective focus lens to iPhone

DP Review News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:00

Lensbaby is well known among DSLR photographers for its array of special-effect lenses. Now the Portland, Oregon-based company wants to expand into mobile photography and has launched a Kickstarter project to fund the final development stage of its Lensbaby Sweet Spot lens for iPhones. Learn more

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Transcend UHS-I Class 3 memory cards support 4K video capture

DP Review News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 08:00

Transcend has announced SDXC/SDHC UHS-I Class 3 (U3) rated memory cards with read and write speeds of up to 95MB/s and 85MB/s. The Transcend cards meet requirements to give smooth video capture on new 4K cameras such as the Sony FDR-AX100, Panasonic Lumix GH4 and Canon EOS C500. Featuring 32GB to 128GB capacities, the new cards will available by mid-April in Japan and soon after in the U.S. Learn more

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Cocks of the walk - Malaysian ornamental chickens in pictures

Photographer Ernest Goh has captured the beauty and personalities of Malaysian ornamental chickens reared and groomed by dedicated owners for participation in pageants in his new book Cocks: The Chicken book. Here, four Ayam Seramas and a Silkie hen show their colourful side.
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Kenro launches Nissin i40 compact flash with video light

DP Review News - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 22:12

Kenro has announced the Nissin i40 compact flash gun that also has a built-in video light. It's compact in size and has a flash output of GN40 at 105mm with wireless TTL mode. The new model also has a LED video light providing nine steps of output level adjustment. The Nissin i40 is now available for Nikon and Canon, with Sony and Fujifilm fits coming soon. It will sell for £204/~$338. Learn more

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The Tower of David in Caracas, Venezuela - in pictures

The Tower of David is an abandoned skyscraper in the centre of Caracas which has become home to 3,000 people. Reuters photographer Jorge Silva documents life in the world's tallest vertical slum

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Nokia unveils 20MP Lumia 930 with Windows Phone 8.1

DP Review News - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 17:30

Nokia has launched a new high-end smartphone. The Lumia 930 is the international version of the Lumia Icon that was launched a few weeks ago as an exclusive model for U.S. carrier Verizon. Looking at the specifications, the 930's camera module appears to be identical to the unit used in Nokia's 6-inch phablet, the Lumia 1520. The 1/2.5-inch BSI CMOS sensor offers 20MP and the F2.4 aperture is combined with an optical image stabilization system and a dual-LED flash. Learn more

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Lovers and fighters: Robert Capa's best second world war photography

Capa, one of the world's most distinguished war photographers, famously said: 'If your photographs aren't good enough, you're not close enough.' And close he certainly was, accompanying US forces to Europe from 1943-1945. From D-Day landings to a soldier wandering a lane with his sweetheart, his images are on show at Daniel Blau gallery in London until 10 May

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Sport picture of the day: tummy tats in Brazil

Evidently it's not just English fans who like to get their stomachs plastered in tattoos. This supporter of Botafogo has an eclectic mix Continue reading...
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India prepares to go to the polls - in pictures

More than 100 million first time voters will cast their ballots when the world's biggest democracy holds a general election from 7 April. Here is a selection of young voters' opinions on the important issues facing Indian today

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PhotoshopUser TV: Brushes and Spatter Effects – Episode 376

Photoshop User TV - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 14:37

Pete talks about Brush charting. Corey has a tip on doing a spatter brush effect.

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It's a knockout: punchy pictures that reveal the reality of boxing

Photographer Max Kandhola spent years in sweaty gyms sparring with prizefighters for his project The Aura of Boxing and the results pack an emotional punch

Armed with little more than a 4x5 plate camera and a ruler, Max Kandhola, photography lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, set out to capture the essence of the prizefighter's world. He sparred with boxers close-up with only his lens between them. Having taken a few blows along the way he emerged with a major project, The Aura of Boxing, which has been exhibited at three venues in London, Derby and Nottingham. A 96-page book will accompany the shows, published by Dewi Lewis.

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