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Nostalgic Landscape Photography

Feldauge stands for an area that is enclosed by fields and may resemble the human eye. Most of my photos are the result of trips around Halle (Saale) in Germany. This site is dedicated to landscape and nature photography. For more visit and Feldauge Flickr

Superb Rule-of-Thirds Photography

You might not know it, but if you're into photography, you might have noticed how better it looks than not following this rule in some cases. It's the Rule of Thirds, a simple rule to be followed so that your subject is placed within a certain area of an imaginary grid, which splits your picture in 9 equal areas. The rule of thirds is a compositional rule of thumb in visual arts such as painting, photography and design. The rule states that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections. Proponents of the technique claim that aligning a subject with these points creates more tension, energy and interest in the composition than simply centering the subject would. - Rule of Thirds at Wiki This is what the imaginary grid looks like, and how you may use it to place your subject somewhere besides the center of the image: From Wikipedia So I've searched for examples of pictures using this rule, and I've found some superb examples of usage. These are amazing, and you should really visit each one of these photographers (by clicking the pictures) for more great pictures, and even buying some of these images. I'll probably buy one or two to hang in my wall. I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;) ConstantineD kukkurovaca Melissa.Photography. Allard Schager Arjun Purkayastha Andy Farrer Rob Overcash Arjun Purkayastha Jason Jim and Becca Wicks Andreas Wecker Mark Whitaker Stephen Chase Doug Chinnery Peter Allen Steven Hammerli Jeff Engelhardt Gary Novak Paola Sunny Zhenya Semikhodski

Beautiful Photos by Ryan Matthew Smith

I was browsing around when I bumped into the work of Ryan Matthew Smith, which got my attention right away. His photos are pretty elegant and beautiful. The compositions, color combination and perspectives are simple and pretty unique...the images get our attention and we keep observing the details and shapes of each piece for a while - at least that happened with me. ;) Check out a small selection from Ryan's work here and visit his website for more inspiring photos. Ryan Matthew Smith graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle in 2007. Since late 2007 Ryan has been employed at Intellectual Ventures as digital imaging editor and photographer. Ryan was the principal photographer and photo editor for book Modernist Cuisine, the Art and Science of Cooking. (the book will be released in March of 2011) Modernist Cuisine: Food Modernist Cuisine: Liquid Personal

Beautiful Photos from the 2010 NatGeo Photography Contest

Every year National Geographic promotes a photographic contest, with the categories "people", "places" and "nature", which awards the winner $10000 and publishes their picture in the NatGeo magazine. Accepting entries from all over the world, this year's submission period was closed on November 30th, and the entries were already unveiled. The rules for the contest allow minor modifications on image editors, but some of the photos are so amazing that they seem completely manipulated. So in this post we've selected 20 of these fantastic photos to share with you. You can also see more images, including from the previous years, in the National Geographic website. About the Author Hi, my name Mariana Schneider, I'm a design student at ESPM in Porto Alegre. I'm a lover of all kinds of art, from music to painting, but photography usually catches my attention for showing us the amazing things that we look at everyday but never really see. You can find me on Twitter and see some of my own work on deviantArt.

Black-and-White Celebrity Photography by Marc Hom

Someone that is hired by celebrities to take pictures of them gotta be a happy professional. We all know that the photographer career is really hard and there are tons of great professionals out there, but you know that you have succeeded when the stars call you. That's the case of Marc Hom, a great photographer that takes some super nice pictures of stars like Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez and others. Here I've selected some of his black and white pictures which are stunning. For more of this work you may visit his portfolio at Trish South. I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;)

Stunning Photography of Thomas Cristofoletti

Thomas Cristofoletti is an art director currently settled in Madrid, has been "stealing instants" all trough the travels he’s made ever since he left his hometown in northern Italy. His photos are stunning and very inspirational, with shots from all over the globe his collections are breath taking. That expression -stealing images- is applied to his work with full intention. For someone who wants to capture strangers’ expressions and attitudes without altering them in any way, not asking for permission is not only justified, but indispensable. In response to the possible objection that this “predating action” may arise, he replies with the arguments of the master Cartier Bresson, the goal of catching “the decisive moment”. For more from Thomas Cristofoletti visit his website at

Fashion & Beauty Photography by Lars Botten

Norwegian photographer Lars Botten's portfolio is captivating. The fashion editorials are right up my alley. Botten has worked with Cosmopolitan France, Marie Claire Italy, S Magazine, Yves Rocher, and Porsche among others. Head on over to Lars' portfolio for more and let me know what you think via twitter!

Tribute to our Beautiful Rio de Janeiro

During this past week we've see hope and happiness getting stronger than ever before in Rio de Janeiro. What the world might have seen as war, we've seen as the promise of a better life for the citizens of Rio taken seriously. Believe us when we say that never before we've seen hope shine in people's face like right now. They feel free without the fear they used to have, thanks to the awesome job of the police, along with the Brazilian Army. The sun is shinning again over Rio as a sign of happiness... the exact happiness that made it famous to the World. Peace, we welcome you once more. And to pay a tribute to our beloved Rio de Janeiro, I've chosen some pictures and videos to you guys. This is the Rio we love. Drug free, peaceful. These are the pictures of some amazing photographers, so we encourage you to check out their portfolios by clicking each photograph. I hope you enjoy these, because it's time to celebrate Rio's freedom from fear. Cheers! ;) Arpoador, Ipanema and Leblon by Ruy Barbosa Pinto Sunrise at Copacabana Beach by Sergio Luiz Flamengo Beach by Ruy Barbosa Pinto Sunset over Botafogo by AJ Brustein MAC (Contemporary Art Institute) by Hughes Léglise-Bataille Penha Church by Ruy Barbosa Pinto Sugar Loaf by João Santos Ipanema Beach by Maíra Erlich Christ among clouds by Olivier Fireworks at the Lake Tree by Claudio Lara Christ the Redeemer by Ricardo Watching over Rio by Ricardo Lage Park I by Bert Lage Park II by Ruy Barbosa Pinto Sunset from the Sugar Loaf by Bert Niterói's Point of View by Ernani Bezerra Drummond and the Cow by Eliezer Sanchez Ipanema Sunset by Irene Schmidt Maracanã Stadium by Dirce O Valle Botanic Garden by Claudio Lara Girl from Ipanema Frank Sinatra and Tom Jobim. Watercolor of Brazil

New Inspiring HDR by Trey Ratcliff

As you may already know, Trey Ratcliff is a good friend of ours and is also the guy behind the amazing "HDR wonderland" Stuck in Customs. Trey is always publishing new and inspiring HDR at his website, and this is why we love to check out his news to keep you guys super up to date about what he is up to. So here is a selection with the latest photos from @TreyRatcliff... Enjoy. ;) Check out the downloadable version of Trey Ratcliff's HDR Video Tutorial to learn more about this amazing technique. Want to read more about Trey Ratcliff? Try this: A World in HDR - A Great book by Trey RatcliffTrey Ratcliff's Wonderful HDR Images #2Trey Ratcliff's Wonderful HDR Images

Abstract Colored Shapes Photography

One great way to get inspired is to not get inspired by the same type of work you doing, for example if you designing a website, don't look for web design inspiration but try to get inspired by something totally different. Here is a great selection that you can boost your imagination by looking at abstract shapes with beautiful colors. Arindam@Sen Stacy Wachter Gremxul barbera Chris28mm Jase Wells Flaming Physicist silverhalide04 _olasso chrisbastian44 Darren Lehane Ratnakar2 snapper30 scilit sneuweger monteregina patrice_elmi 1bluecanoe ?ataliee?ynn

Breathtaking in-Flight Birds Photography

Birds in the wild are probably one of the most beautiful things ever. Around the globe there are tons of amazing, exotic kinds of birds, and it's just breathtaking when we get to see these little (or not) animals during their flights. Thankfully, these awesome photographers capture these moments for our delight. Here's a great set of in-flight birds, and my definite favorite is the last one. Anyways, I recommend you people to visit each photographer's portfolio more great pictures like these. They'll appreciate it. I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;) Gail Johnson Philip Pound Ben da Man Hmong Soul Luis Montemayor John&Fish Jim Ridley Hennie van Heerden Andri Elfarsson Al Mawash Hani John Booth tinyfishy tinyfishy Ken Douglas Michael Oberman Jim Ridley Jim Ridley Nick Russill This one is my favorite :p

Winterscapes Photography

Winter is coming and today we got the first snow here in Providence, RI so I decided to search for some good winterscapes photography and I found some great ones that will give you the chills just by looking at it. Enjoy the cold season and stay warm my friends. These photos are done by Akos Major, a 35 year old amateur photographer from Budapest, Hungary. To find out more about Akos visit his photo gallery at

Voyage: New Evoke's Exhibition

Evoke is an online art, music, design, and photography collective founded in June 2005 by Justin Bristow, Sean Graham, and Ted Yavuzkurt, Evoke began as a youthful online boutique art community. As numerous talented artists and designers joined the team, Evoke expanded beyond its original realm, recruiting killer musicians and photographers. Every few months, they release themed exhibitions to the public, showcasing their abilities, the latest one is called Voyage and there are some incredible work as usual. Our 23rd artpack, VOYAGE, is meant to capture the thrill of an adventurous spirit. The feeling of escape from the normal daily grind. Leaving behind the normal and finding the joy that comes from leaving all your troubles behind. This collection of images and music will capture your imagination. Tony Rivera, our featured artist for this release has taken us to envisioned scenes from other galaxies, with impressive detail and vibrancy. James Merrill and Parker Gibson have interpreted the theme with vivid abstract work, while newcomers such as Adrián Romero have produced high quality vector work. Some Work The Black Pearl by Erik Schumacher Out Far by James Merrill In the air by Leroy François Piercings by Matteo M. 9 Destinations by Fab Rosco, Olli-Pekka Jauhiainen, and Parker Gibson Static Adventure by Parker Gibson and Rogier De Boevé Midnight Run by Tony Rivera 30.000 Leagues Under the Sea by João Oliveira ?? - Voyage by Adrián Romero Clinging to a Voyage by Chris Koch Strange... by Tyler Lehman Sonic Abberations by James Merrill 30hsh by Aengus Tukel Nocturnal Itinerary by Hamdan Teleport 01 by Fab Rosco For more information, to check ou the full exhibition, including photos, art, music and to read the interview with Tony Rivera visit you won't regret the time you will spend over there, pure inspiration.

Wildlife Photography by Nick Brandt

To shoot photos like Nick Brand you must have a lot of patience. His ability to capture the wildlife is enormous, like I haven't seen before. “African wildlife has never looked so regal and mysterious as in Brandt’s grave photographs. His elephants appear as weighty as the pyramids. His rhinos look more ancient than carbon. His apes know something we don’t. Given the multitude of human disasters in Africa, is it an indulgence to lose yourself in pictures that carry no hint of the wars and famines outside the frame? Not when the pictures are such powerful reminders that Africa is also a magnificent—and endangered—treasure house of animal life." - Time Magazine Look out for his newest exhibitions on

Rats + Creativity + Talent = Beautiful Photos

I really like that part of the day where I stop everything else just to browse around looking for inspiring images. Besides gathering images for the Daily Inspiration series I get to see tons of amazing stuff! Yesterday, while doing this regular research I bumped into Ellen van Deelen's photos and her images amazed me right away. I simply loved the delicate, beautiful and cute approach of her photos. The way she captures rats is so inspiring that I really needed to put this selection together so you could check it out. Ellen lives in the south part of Netherlands and started taken pictures when she was 10 years old. Besides being very creative and talented, Ellen is also very kind... she promptly replied my email asking to show her pics and gave me some insights about her and her photos. So enjoy the images and info. =) Since I bought my first digital camera (canon 350D) I took lots of photos. At that time I had 2 rats and since I love taking photo’s of animals, I started taking their photos. A few years ago I bought 2 dumbo-rats and they were very intelligent. With these 2 brothers I took most of the photo’s with the musical instruments. I than got a new camera, a Canon 50D. At the moment I also have a Canon 5D markII - a full-frame camera, and it takes beautiful pictures. Besides my 'rat photos', I love to do macros and to photograph people. And I also love to draw and paint. Want to purchase prints and cards with these lovely images? Visit Ellen's page at RedBubble. :)

Fresh Halloween Portraits

This past weekend was Halloween and everyone got dressed up to celebrate this crazy date. Here is a fresh selection of halloween portraits, very cool costumes and if you did enjoy your halloween on a costume please send you photo on the comment area. by isto-ica by ryunosuke8025 by Guttormur Ingi by Photos by Dash by tiffanycsteinke by tibchris by mchasesteely by Steve Glashier by JeremyHall by Corinne Alexandra by Corinne Alexandra by Lou Bert by Lou Bert by ToFuGuns by ToFuGuns by Jon W. Howson by oNe.SwEeT.wOrLd by smw photography by Rafee H. by simaruba by S T E 7 E N

Cute Flying Dogs Photography

This is totally not on purpose. We had already another post with dogs this week, but I didn't remember. I saw an awesome picture of a flying dog on Flickr, and got the idea for this post. I guess this week should have been called the canine week. Anyways, I went through Flickr looking for some cute pictures of dogs jumping / hovering / flying, and found a whole bunch of amazing shots. The idea of flying dogs is just too good, so some people make their pups wear capes. I know that you guys will love these... and also, for more of these great pictures you really should visit each of these photographer's page. There are some great pieces of work on their pages. So, enjoy! Cheers. ;) Mark Robinson Raphael Koerich unknown author Mathias Roller Franco Ferri Mala Jason Neely Traci Murdock Stuart Graham Spangles44 Jesper Voetmann Mikkelsen Michael Parrish Mike Calanan Morgan Maassen kstoon Tate King Kok Tong Tan Artodin