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Powerful Photographs With Stories!

I believe these are one of the most powerful photographs I’ve ever seen! “Click on the Images for the original size”

Phyllis Siegel, 76, left, and Connie Kopelov, 84, both of New York, embrace after becoming the first same-sex couple to get married at the Manhattan City Clerk’s office in 2011.

Russian war veteran kneels beside the tank he spent the war in, now a monument.

Agim Shala, 2, is passed through a barbed wire fence into the hands of his grandparents at a camp run by United Arab Emirates in Albania as members of the Shala family are reunited after fleeing Kosovo.

Firefighter gives water to a koala during the devastating Black Saturday bushfires that burned across Victoria, Australia, in 2009.

Romanian child hands a heart-shaped balloon to riot police during protests against austerity measures in Bucharest.

Terri Gurrola is reunited with her daughter after serving in Iraq for 7 months.

Robert Peraza pauses at his son’s name on the 9/11 Memorial during the tenth anniversary ceremonies at the site of the World Trade Center.

Sudan People’s Liberation Army soldier stands at attention on the eve of South Sudan’s independence from Sudan.

Mother comforts her son in Concord, Alabama, near his house which was completely destroyed by a tornado in April of 2011.

German World War II prisoner, released by the Soviet Union, is reunited with his daughter. The child had not seen her father since she was one year old.

Tanisha Blevin, 5, holds the hand of fellow Hurricane Katrina victim Nita LaGarde, 105, as they are evacuated from the convention center in New Orleans.

Dog named “Leao” sits for a second consecutive day at the grave of her owner, who died in the disastrous landslides near Rio de Janiero on January 15, 2011.

Man cries as he flips through a family album he found in the rubble of his old house following an earthquake in Sichuan.

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3D Danbo – Create Your Own 3D Images! (Wobble Images)

Marvelous, just an outstanding way of creating easy 3D images. This type of 3D called “Wobble Images” or “Animated 3D Stereo Photography”.

Today you will be able to see an example of this 3D type of images, I created it myself. I am really happy of the outcome. Hope you will find it fun + useful :-)

Example of a “Wobble Image”:

Examples from the Internet:

Now, How to Create those lovely Stereo Images?

1- Identify a Stationary object, (a non moving object) in my case I chose Danbo.

2- Shoot the object, then move your camera slightly (like 2 inches, or 3) to either left or right (Move the camera in a straight line).

3- Now, rotate the camera (curve) to face the stationary object (the object should be at the same place as at point 2) and shoot. This is the trickiest part in the whole tutorial (It doesn’t need to be perfect like 100% at same place, but try to make it 80% the same because we can fix that using the Photoshop).

In my case these are my two shots (You can use them to experiment)

4- Open the Photoshop, make image 1 as Layer 1, and insert image 2 as Layer 2 (above Layer 1):

5- Change “Layer 2” Opacity to 50% and adjust the stationary object to be identical (same position) in the both Layers. (That is what I meant when I said we can fix that in Photoshop in point 3). After you are done aligning the images, change the opacity back to 100%.

6- Go to (Windows > Animator) to bring the animator window, then create a second frame by clicking on the icon shown:

7- Select Frame 1 (From the animator) and make sure that only Layer 1 is visible, then Select Frame 2 and make sure that only Layer 2 is visible (The eye shown = Visible):

8- Set the Delay to (0.1) seconds:

9- Finally, save it as GIF (File > Save for Web & Devices..).

Enjoy :-)


How to Improve Your Photography?

Everyone wants to get the most outstanding photos, and everyone can achieve that. You don’t need to buy the latest camera or even buying the most expensive lens to get the BEST results! It is true that the good equipment give good results, but that doesn’t mean you need to buy the latest in the market to get the most awesome photos!

If you have a very good camera with a working shutter, then you’re ready to go!

Consider these points if you want to get real good photos:

  1. Walk into an Art Museum: Try to observe how other photographers see, by watching their photos. I do believe that each photographer has a third eye, but most photographers don’t have the same third eye. Each photographer has a different perspective in taking photos, you’ll be amazed when someone gives you two photos (for two different photographers) for the same place! You take look at the first photo then you say:”Oh my god! This photo is so beautiful, breath-taking!”, then you look at the second photo and you go like:”Uh, it is just a normal photo!”. Simply, they were for the same place but they got different perspective.
  2. When you want to shoot something, have a look at it closely. Try to walk around it, think before you shoot. You can always shoot then preview the photo on the camera’s LCD. Put some effort; sometimes you need to add a little detail to an object to look better, and sometimes you need just to move the object to like 1cm to look even better!
  3. Use your Imagination: Using your imagination while shooting will help in making an outstanding photos and a perfect perspective; without your imagination the photos you take will look just normal, nothing special about them.
  4.  Manual mode instead of Auto mode: yeah, you’re the one who create scenes; you’re the one who is taking photos; you’re the one who will create perspectives. It is you who take photos, not the camera. So, why doing it Auto? Don’t rely on Auto, because you will lack the taste in your own photos. After using the Manual mode for some time you’ll be able to see the light; you’ll be able to determine the shutter speed/aperture; you’ll be able to see shadows and shades! Because you’re the one who is going to shoot, not the camera, not anymore.
  5. Manual Focus instead of Auto Focus: you’ll see much better through the viewfinder. Use the zoom tool in your camera’s LCD to adjust the focus before you shoot. You’ll get the best results, even better than auto focusing.
  6.  Use your Tripod: I usually get lazy to unfold my tripod to use it; and I usually end up with terrible shaky photos! Especially when you are using Manual mode and Manual focus, you will need a tripod to stabilize the camera.

There are many other points to mention for getting the best photos, but those are the main points to consider.

At last I want you to have a look at some photos that I took with my Argus 50mm f/3.5 lens (1950) I hacked it and I’m using it for my Canon 450D and 60D. It is really old, but you’ll be amazed on how sharp it is: (Photos have been resized to 1000px for width)

Shadows & Shades Make Magnificent Shapes!

Having a lunch while sitting in place where shadows, shades and lovely sun rays exist will definitely make my day!

From all those shadows and shades I saw, a specific place caught my eyes it formed a lovely shape! I smiled and felt relieved once I saw it, totally overwhelming!

I took this photo! What do you think?
I wished for a Pianist at that place..

– Posted by Samsung Galaxy Note

Shadows and Shades make magnificent Shapes!

Tips on Taking Photographs Underwater!

As usual I like to surf the internet for more Photography tips/techniques to the sake of improvement. I got to “National Geographic” website, accidentally. I found this useful article, and I thought of sharing it.

:: Click Here ::

Hope you’ll find it useful, as well! :)

Tutorial “Cartoon Effect” for your Photos..

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to change your photos to look like a cartoon!

Video on Youtube:

Hope this is so clear for you, and Happy to hear your comments :)