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Introducing the Unsplash Awards

Introducing the Unsplash Awards

We are pretty excited to announce the Unsplash Awards, a celebration made just for you, to recognize the open photography movement. Unsplash team decided to go forward and present 13 photography categories that will be judged by a guest curator to help select the best photos. The guest curators will be coming from all over including brands like: DJI, Kodakit, Lonely Planet, Squarespace, Airbnb and more. Submissions are now open for one month-long, let's share the best of your creativity! About Unsplash Unsplash is a website dedicated to sharing copyright-free photography under the Unsplash license. Meaning that you can use them for commercial and noncommercial purposes. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or Unsplash, although it is still very appreciated when possible. So today, we couldn’t be more excited to kick off the Unsplash Awards, an online celebration to recognize the powerful impact Unsplash contributors have made through their generosity and artistry. We’ve created 10 photography categories where we will feature the work of Unsplash contributors. For each category, we’ve invited a guest curator to help select the most inspiring photos. A post shared by Unsplash (@unsplash) on Sep 1, 2017 at 6:06am PDT 13 categories. 13 judges. Aerial | DJI Team Animals & Wildlife | Imgix Astrophotography | Chris Messina Black & White | InVision Food & Drink | Kodakit Interiors & Architecture | UltraLinx Mobile Photography | Google Live Case Nature & Landscapes | Lonely Planet People & Portraits | Squarespace Sports | GoPro Street Photography | Airbnb Tech & Business | Product Hunt & AngelList Unsplash Community Today, over 50,000 Unsplash members have contributed over 260,000 high-resolution, freely usable photos. This has turned Unsplash from a humble blog into the largest open repository of high-resolution photography in the world. Unsplash photos have gone on to inspire millions of creators from world-renowned writers like Deepak Chopra to multi-platinum recording artists to people of all ages looking to make their creative mark on the world. Unsplash would simply not be possible without the people who believe that sharing their work to support someone else is worthwhile. To give without expecting anything in return. Timeline Sept 1 — Sept 30th: Submissions open. To have your photography featured in a category, go to awards.unsplash.com Oct 1 — Oct 10: Curator selections Oct 15: Announcement of featured photos Links Learn more about the Unsplash Awards at awards.unsplash.com Follow Unsplash on Instagram Cover Picture by Rob Bates

Photographer Oleg Tolstoy's "The Tourist Trap" Series

Photographer Oleg Tolstoy's "The Tourist Trap" Series

Award-winning London-based photographer Oleg Tolstoy has us smiling from ear to ear with his latest series "The Tourist Trap" which hilariously documents unbeknownst tourists in Florence lost in their very own viewfinders. If you're anything like me you're just happy you weren't in the beloved Italian city when Oleg was shooting because I've definitely been guilty of this precise crime. Over the course of two visits and ten days spent by Florence’s historic Duomo, Oleg has created an eye-catching set of visual paradoxes: portraits of strangers in a strange land that are somehow intimate and completely unguarded. “Everyone was so busy taking photos, listening to audio guides and gawping upwards that they barely registered my presence, even when I was just feet away” the photographer explains. “It was comical, but poignant. They’ve travelled across the world to be here, but in the act of obsessively making thousands of bits of postcard-perfect content to show to friends back home, they’re lost in their viewfinders and not really aware of their surroundings at all." “Some of their expressions reminded me of catholic depictions of ecstasy” Oleg notes. “Like past pilgrims, these visitors to the cathedral are lost to a higher power, but in this case, it’s modern technology.”

A Collection of Solar Eclipse Photography

A Collection of Solar Eclipse Photography

On August 21st, 2017, the people across North America were able to witness a total solar eclipse from Pacific to Atlantic coasts. In other countries, only a partial eclipse was visible. The last time when a total solar eclipse was visible in the entire United States was on June 8, 1918. It was amazing to see how people coming together to carefully look at our beloved moon crossing the sun to turn day into darkness. It was great to see so many of us taking the time to create and make for this special day. We have selected a few pictures that really caught our attention, hope you will like them. My Favourite Best view in the house... it took 4 days of planning and hard work to capture this shot. My girlfriend @martinatib and good friend @thistommysmith climbed the route twice, in scorching heat, to nail the positioning. But we nailed it! A post shared by Ted Hesser (@tedhesser) on Aug 21, 2017 at 12:40pm PDT Photo by @dave.krugman Today’s #SolarEclipse traced its path of totality — the geographic line along which the sun is entirely blocked from view by the moon — across the United States, from the woods of Oregon to the fields of South Carolina. Its rarity inspired millions to turn their eyes and lenses skyward, including New York-based photographer Dave Krugman (@dave.krugman), who made a trek to Nashville, Tennessee, to see this first total solar eclipse in the US in 38 years. “This was a flashpoint moment I didn’t want to miss,” says Dave. “Seeing the sky go dark and a ring of fire suddenly appear was an extraordinary experience. The light was eerie, otherworldly. It’s surely a moment I’ll never forget.” 🌞🌝 Watch our Instagram story featuring @billnye to see scenes and views of the solar eclipse across the US. 😎 A post shared by Instagram (@instagram) on Aug 21, 2017 at 7:29pm PDT In this video captured at 1,500 frames per second with a high-speed camera, the International Space Station (@ISS), with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the sun at roughly five miles per second during a partial solar eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 near Banner, Wyoming. Onboard as part of the crew are: NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson, Jack Fischer (@Astro2Fish), and Randy Bresnik (@AstroKomrade); Russian cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergey Ryazanskiy (@SergeyISS); and ESA (@EuropeanSpaceAgency) astronaut Paolo Nespoli (@Astro_Paolo). A total solar eclipse swept across a narrow portion of the contiguous United States from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. A partial solar eclipse was visible across the entire North American continent along with parts of South America, Africa, and Europe. Photo Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky #sun #solareclipse #totalsolareclipse #partialsolareclipse #eclipse2017 #astronomy #heliophysics #moon #nasa #eclipse #solarsystem #science #research #nasa #space #spacestation #view #internationalspacestation #research #technology #astronomy #picoftheday A post shared by NASA (@nasa) on Aug 21, 2017 at 6:08pm PDT A post shared by Karl 'Shakur' N. (@karl_shakur) on Aug 21, 2017 at 8:47pm PDT A post shared by Simon Lachapelle (@simonlachapelle) on Aug 21, 2017 at 3:38pm PDT A post shared by The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) on Aug 21, 2017 at 8:45am PDT A post shared by Nick Page (@nickpagephotography) on Aug 21, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT A post shared by Zach Lipson [chicago] (@zachlipson) on Aug 21, 2017 at 2:42pm PDT A post shared by Dave Krugman (@dave.krugman) on Aug 21, 2017 at 7:08pm PDT A post shared by Chris Burkard (@burkgnar) on Aug 21, 2017 at 8:04pm PDT A post shared by Andrew Griswold (@the_gris) on Aug 21, 2017 at 12:03pm PDT A post shared by Chris Vagrant | CA (@chrisvagrant) on Aug 21, 2017 at 1:28pm PDT More Links Read more about Solar Eclipse via Wikipedia

Photography & Architecture: Atrium of Jussieu, 2011

Photography & Architecture: Atrium of Jussieu, 2011

We have featured this spot before on by ABDZ for its photography and architecture. We are taking another look at this spot by another photographer which is Franck Bohbot. It's interesting to actually see the difference since you are introduced by another perspective and editing styles. For this project, it is also nice to see how does it look from the outside as well. What do you guys think? Franck Bohbot is a photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. We love the work from Franck on ABDZ and you should definitely follow his Instagram. From the Archives. Series of 14. It's all about color, Line and reinterpretation of the place. Project Gallery   More Links Follow Franck Bohbot on Instagram

Behind the Scenes of the Wallpaper Design for the LG V30

Behind the Scenes of the Wallpaper Design for the LG V30

LG is launching a new bezel-less phone the LG V30, it looks gorgeous at least by the photos I've seen. I always noticed the colorful background wallpaper design and my first impression was that it was a 3D image. It has a good amount of depth with glow and gradients, pretty much all ingredients of a digital art piece. But, the wallpaper was actually created in an old and good analog fashion way by taking photos.  Below you can see the making of video that their team was kind enough to share to all online. I love seeing the behind the scenes and how they achieve those incredible colors by moving light sources behind the real phone frame. One word defines everything for me, inspiring! Check it out. Wallpaper Design Making of Wallpaper Design Process For more information check out: http://www.lg.com/us/mobile-phones/v30

Photography: Japan x Google Pixel

Photography: Japan x Google Pixel

With the rumors and speculation about the Google Pixel 2, I thought I was appropriate to revisit this incredible phone. In case you've missed our review of the Google Pixel earlier this year. One thing you should take away from this phone is the camera, rocking a 12.3-megapixel for the rear, you are equipped with a solid piece of hardware and software. Let's explore Japan with Quebec-based Art Director Jvstin Bechard and learn about his experience. Jvstin Bechard is an art director living close to me in Quebec, Quebec, Canada. You should definitely follow his work on Behance where you can find different projects going from art direction and branding. This year I decided to travel to Japan during my vacation and experiment photography with the Google Pixel. Japan is a graphically beautiful country with all its lights and signs throughout the streets. I took photos around various cities that you will discover later. I edited my pictures on the Pixel too with the Google Snapseed application. It was an amazing trip and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did with the images below. Let's start with the famous capital, Tokyo. Irasshaimase! Photo Gallery   More Links Find out more Jvstin Bechard: jvstin.dunked.com Make sure to follow him on Instagram

Minimalist Architecture of the Fundação Iberê Camargo Building

Minimalist Architecture of the Fundação Iberê Camargo Building

I am a fan of minimalist architecture and design. I also love when my hometown gets featured which doesn't happen that often. Arthur Kolbetz shared a post on his Behance page about the Fundação Iberê Camargo building in Porto Alegre. The photos highlight the exquisite look of the building, all in white concrete with simple forms, almost no windows and a lot of character. I don't know if that  could be considered minimalist architecture but it definitely looks like nothing else, check it out. About the Fundação Iberê Camargo Created in 1995, one year after the artist's death, it not only aims to make people know Camargo's art but also intends to stimulate reflections on the contemporary artistic production, through displays, courses, seminars and meetings. The headquarters and museum building of the Iberê Camargo Foundation were designed by Pritzker Prize–winning Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza. Before the inauguration of the building in May 2008, the foundation was operating in the late artist's home, also in Porto Alegre. The new building is located on the bank of Guaíba Lake. Minimalist architecture

Photography: Exploring the Landscapes of North Chile

Photography: Exploring the Landscapes of North Chile

Let's explore together the North Chile, more precisely into the Atacama Desert. Cool fact, it's a desert that is pretty famous for star gazing even though with its 105,000 km² area. Behind this photography series, we have a Montreal-based photographer (and more) named Jay Kreatica. Let's follow his escape into the endless layers of colours and sand. Jay Kreatica is a multi-tasking creative with being a graphic designer, art director and photographer. Based in Montreal, Qc, Canada; you should definitely check out his Behance for the different kind of projects. Photo Gallery   More Links Check out Jay Kreatica's site kreatica.fr Follow Jay on Behance

Amazing Architecture Photography of ICC

Amazing Architecture Photography of ICC

Lars Stieger is a freelance designer and photographer from Hamburg, Germany posting some incredible posts on photography and architecture on his Behance profile. Most of them are about architecture or parts of the urban landscape. The difference is the color treatment applied to the photos and of course the capture itself. The composition is flawless in my opinion. It might look easy to do that, but I challenge you to go out to your downtown area and snap some photos. After doing that you will be able to understand how hard it is to capture images like the ones like the Internationales Congress Centrum Berlin or ICC project that Lars shared.  Photography For more information make sure to check out Lars work at: Instagram Behance Website

Black & White Photography: Switch House, Tate Modern Extension

Black & White Photography: Switch House, Tate Modern Extension

I come to appreciate those who only take Black & White Photography. In my opinion, it's a hard style of photography to tackle especially when it comes to the colour, contrast and creative direction. Even though there's a play with the shadows but it's still pretty interesting. I took the liberty of featuring the work of Bimal Tailor and his series entitled Switch House, Tate Modern Extension. This is a photo series by Bimal Tailor is a creative photographer based in London, UK. We have featured his work before on ABDZ. You should definitely follow his Instagram. Photo Gallery   More Links Check out Bimal Tailor's site bimaltailor.co.uk Follow Bimal on Instagram

World's First Photo Exhibition using a Car as a Camera

World's First Photo Exhibition using a Car as a Camera

In Photography, you are welcomed to a wide range of a variety of tools to somehow increase your workflow or simply change the game. We've seen things from aerial to drones but how about street photography using a car? Volvo Cars has teamed up with Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and artist Barbara Davidson for a World's First Photo Exhibition using the on-board safety cameras of the new Volvo XC60 to create a special collection of photographs. Connecting art and safety for people to see the benefits of technology such as cameras and on-board sensors in cars. The photographs were first exhibited at Canvas Studios gallery in London’s Shoreditch this week and the exhibition will travel to other countries during 2017. Barbara Davidson is a Pulitzer Prize & Emmy Award winning photographer located in Los Angeles, CA and former staff photographer for The Los Angeles Times. You can follow her tweets @photospice and her Instagram. Video Copenhagen, Denmark. I had an amazing experience collaborating with Volvo Cars to create the worlds first ever photo exhibition using the #XC60's car safety camera. The project played out like a film production and all scenes were created for this commercial endeavor. Was really nice to work on a conceptual body of work which is vastly different from my life as a photojournalist thanks to all the crew for this amazing experience!   Over 1.2 million people die each year in road accidents around the globe. Volvo’s approach to road safety is focused on real-life traffic situations which the company has studied in detail since 1970 through its Traffic Accident Research Team. With this matchless set of real-world data Volvo’s safety engineers have set about systematically working to mitigate or eliminate potential life-threatening accidents. “We take a realistic and practical approach to safety at Volvo Cars. Our vision is to reach a point in time where no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car. We call it Vision 2020,” said Malin Ekholm, Vice President of Volvo Cars Safety Centre. Links Learn more about Volvo Cars at volvocars.com Learn more about Barbara Davidson via Instagram Follow along with #XC60Moments

Photography & Architecture: Colorful University in Paris

Photography & Architecture: Colorful University in Paris

After yesterday's feature of a basketball court in Paris, now let's explore via the medium of photography a colourful University also located in Paris. This series has been photographed by Ludwig Favre, a French professional photographer from Paris, France. The whole architecture seems to be pretty simple but it's a play of colours of each single floor including pink, yellow, blue and purple. Ludwig Favre is a professional photographer from Paris, France. Check out his Instagram, you will notice that he specialized his photography into cityscapes and landscapes. His work has been published on a variety of platforms and mediums of advertising campaigns to magazines editorials.   Links Check out Ludwig Favre's Site ludwigfavre.com Follow Ludwig on Behance

Minimal & Architecture Photography by Andreas Levers

Minimal & Architecture Photography by Andreas Levers

We are sharing this cool minimal and architecture photographic series by Andreas Levers. He has definitely a style that I am going for through my pictures. I gotta admit that is quite hard to accomplish. This series is entitled: Colorful boxes and we are exploring his Lego-inspired theme and also a play on the light and shadow. What I like also about this style of photography is that you are trying to tell a story or sharing a concept of your vision of things. If you haven't tried this type of photography, I would suggest you give it a try. Andreas Levers is a project manager by day and a photographer by night. Located in Potsdam, Germany; I love how Andreas explore different styles of photography. You should definitely check out this Behance. Details found on facades   Check out Andreas Lever's site: 96dpi.de Follow Andreas Levers on Behance

Heartwarming Pictures of a Family and their Dog

Heartwarming Pictures of a Family and their Dog

Maddie is a well-known dog around this part of town. Back in 2013 we featured "Maddie the Coonhound Project" where she was seen doing all sorts of crazy things. Since then, her family kept posting beautiful pictures of their adventures in their Instagram. She's a well behaved and super loved dog, and goes around in all kinds of adventures with her family, which is amazing. These pictures are truly priceless. For more of them, please visit their Instagram and show Maddie some love! I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;) Uma publicação compartilhada por Theron Humphrey (@thiswildidea) em Ago 28, 2016 às 8:12 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Theron Humphrey (@thiswildidea) em Nov 29, 2016 às 9:21 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Theron Humphrey (@thiswildidea) em Fev 8, 2017 às 2:53 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Theron Humphrey (@thiswildidea) em Mar 20, 2017 às 9:54 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Theron Humphrey (@thiswildidea) em Abr 19, 2017 às 8:14 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Theron Humphrey (@thiswildidea) em Mai 31, 2017 às 8:09 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Theron Humphrey (@thiswildidea) em Mar 17, 2017 às 8:29 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Theron Humphrey (@thiswildidea) em Jun 9, 2017 às 9:58 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Theron Humphrey (@thiswildidea) em Jun 11, 2017 às 11:25 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Theron Humphrey (@thiswildidea) em Mai 14, 2015 às 8:43 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Theron Humphrey (@thiswildidea) em Jul 1, 2015 às 8:38 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Theron Humphrey (@thiswildidea) em Nov 20, 2015 às 11:25 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Theron Humphrey (@thiswildidea) em Mar 10, 2016 às 9:44 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Theron Humphrey (@thiswildidea) em Mar 19, 2016 às 10:05 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Theron Humphrey (@thiswildidea) em Abr 12, 2016 às 9:35 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Theron Humphrey (@thiswildidea) em Set 20, 2014 às 2:48 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Theron Humphrey (@thiswildidea) em Nov 9, 2014 às 8:37 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Theron Humphrey (@thiswildidea) em Mar 3, 2015 às 9:01 PST

Photography: Exploring the The MAAT in Lisbon, Portugal

Photography: Exploring the The MAAT in Lisbon, Portugal

We are exploring today the The MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology located in Lisbon, Portugal through photography by Joel Filipe. If you are like me who does appreciate the architecture om full view and perspective, well you will love this project. You just gotta love his colour palette against the beautiful sky to create a stunning photographic atmosphere. This is definitely a location to mark on your map/list on your next or first adventure to Lisbon, Portugal. Joel Filipe who is a creative director based in Madrid, Spain. I personally dig his perspective game within his photography, you should definitely follow his work on Behance. The MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology is a new cultural proposal for the city of Lisbon. A museum that combines these three fields in a space for debate, discovery, critical thinking and international dialogue. An innovative project that brings together a new building, designed by the architect Amanda Levete, and the Tejo Power Station, an example of Portuguese industrial architecture from the first half of the 20th century, and one of the most visited museums in the country. Project Gallery   More Links Check out Joel Filipe's site: joelfilipe.com Make sure to follow Joel on Behance

Digital Photography of Hong Kong by Ludwig Favre

Digital Photography of Hong Kong by Ludwig Favre

Let's explore this digital photography series on one's journey in Hong Kong by Ludwig Favre. From daytime till nighttime, he's taking us through different locations where you can admire the colours of Hong Kong from its endless symmetry to its famous neon street lights. This series is inspiring enough to give that desire to pack your bags, your camera and book your next photo adventure. Don't you think? Behind this photo series, we have the work from Ludwig Favre who is a photographer based in Paris, France. Definitely follow his Behance, he has a variety of different projects to get inspired from photography to architecture. Project Gallery   More Links Check out Ludwig Favre's site: ludwigfavre.com Check out Ludwig on Behance

VSCO First Mobile Presets coming to Desktop

VSCO First Mobile Presets coming to Desktop

I truly believe that VSCO changed the way we consume and share our perspective through social media, especially with photos. They are that photo editing app that is doing more just the app itself. Greatly engaged in its community, they recently launched their popular mobile presets to the desktop through various Adobe products. I totally love this app and knowing that is now available on Desktop, just boosted my productivity and my envy to do more. Check it out yourself! VSCO® is more than just an photo editing app, it's also an art and technology company empowering and inspiring people everywhere to create, discover, and connect based in Oakland, CA. They are also a parent company to Denver-based printing outpost, Artifact Uprising. Preview Your browser does not support the video tag. VSCO Mobile Presets 01 (MP1) offers a diverse range of 58 presets designed to help you recreate the same looks celebrated on VSCO's mobile app when editing images on desktop. Ideal for lifestyle photography, portraiture, landscapes and everything in between. Some Samples   More Links Get yours now: VSCO Introducing MP1