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Douglas Scott

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Wild Turkey,
Gabriola Island.
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Douglas Scott

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Edmonton Art Gallery,
Alberta, Canada.
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Benjamin Armani

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Refused by IIT, This Blind Man Went on to Become an MIT Grad and CEO of a Rs 50 Crore Company. He is the 23-year-old blind CEO of the Rs.
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Patrick David

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In which I talk about attending LGM2016 in London this past April! Photowalks! Exhibitions! Nerds! All the fun things a Free Software photographer can love!
What a blast! This trip report is long overdue, but I wanted to process some of my images to share with everyone before I posted. It had been a couple of years since I had an opportunity to travel and meet with the GIMP team ...
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Halim Ina

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Potter Couple, Near Alwar, Rajasthan, India, 2015

During my time with Nirvana Bodhisattva and his team at NIrvanavan Foundation, I was able to venture into the surrounding villages thanks to the guidance of Mukesh Poswal and friends. Many of the young men working with the foundation are from the villages which are home to the students. So walking around with them is like walking around with family.

We happened across this couple at the entrance to one village, and they allowed us to photograph them while they were working. We only exposed a few frames, thanked them and then walked away. That simple moment has lasted however, and as we walked by many times this year they always nodded our way.

I wonder where the creation in his hand is by now, in which home it is being used to hold water. To me this is the magic of these vessels, that they are artifacts made by hand and then used daily within the same region usually.

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Note: These frames were exposed with a Hasselblad 555 ELD/120 mm lens.
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Alain Zarinelli

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My Workflow: Part 3 - Plug-Ins & Tools
My Workflow My Workflow Part Three - Plug-Ins & Tools As promised last week, in this post, I will briefly go over my most used third party plug-ins and tools. One of my all-time favorite suite of tools has been the Nik Collection. I first started using thes...
My Workflow Part Three - Plug-Ins & Tools As promised last week, in this post, I will briefly go over my most used third party plug-ins and tools. One of my all-time favorite suite of tools has been the Nik Collection. I firs...
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Anastasiya Namaste

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Good morning. There is a new article in a blog about 25 greatest Mexican graffiti artists that you should know about
http://journey4ever.com/2016/05/mexican-graffiti-artists/
Art is when you hear the knocking from your soul - and you answer...Today I introduce you to 25 greatest Mexican graffiti artists.
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Halim Ina

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Young Student + Humana India, Madhya Pradesh, India, 2016

Can we imagine how difficult this young girl's life truly is? 

The region in which she lives is the most beautiful from my travels in India… but also one of the most extreme in which to live. Hundreds of meters separate the homes, and the only way to make a living is from the land itself.

Is it possible for us to understand her life even for only one day?

Some of the children in her community will walk over a mile just to make it to class, some well over two miles. Yet they do so day in and day out. The darker portion of the wall behind her also happens to be the chalkboard of her classroom.

How can we measure the courage it took for her to stand in front of strangers for her portrait?

While the children are almost without exception happy to be involved in something so different for them, it still takes a heck of a lot to stand in front of the entire class and be photographed so honestly. She and her friends were on my mind when I presented in front of my high school in Cleveland and my colleagues in Los Angeles two weeks ago. If she could do so with such calm and strength, I had little excuse to do otherwise.

This young student inspires me immensely, and helps this work to go forward. The hope is that the number of schools will triple over the next three years, and that more like her will have the chance to attend classes for the first time in their young lives.

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Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M3.
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Thank you kindly +Ajay Sinha for the kind words, and for noticing the subject matter.
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Turiscolombia

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Patrick David

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colour manipulation with the colour checker lut module - colour manipulation with the colour checker lut module motivation for raw photography there exist great presets for nice colour rendition: in-camera colour processing such as canon picture styles fuji film-emulation-like presets (provia velvia astia classic-chrome) pat david's film emulation luts unfortunately these are eat-it-or-die canned styles or icc lut profiles. you have to apply them and be happy or tweak them with other tools....
colour manipulation with the colour checker lut module. motivation. for raw photography there exist great presets for nice colour rendition: in-camera colour processing such as canon picture styles; fuji film-emulation-like presets (provia velvia astia classic-chrome); pat david's film emulation ...
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Gaston Bessette

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Non, il ne perdra pas le souffle mais surtout il annonce l’été tant attendu. No, he will not lose the breath but mostly it announces summer long awaited.
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Halim Ina

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Young Student, Humana India, Madhya Pradesh, India, 2016

This past year the chance was taken to visit a new state, and one quite a distance from my usual travels. The part of Madhya Pradesh which we were able to visit had the most surreal landscape. It looked like some god had created the most beautiful hills, raked them with a fine tool and then laid some trees and colors here and there.

The place looked like it was planned out, rather than a natural setting. It was the most beautiful setting my eyes had witnessed, while my mind knew that the lives of the people in this region was certainly made more difficult.

People lived far apart from each other, and the remoteness of the place made governmental services much less accessible. Agriculture was certainly a most difficult task, although the community did its best.

This girl was a student of a school sponsored by Humana India, as part of their Step Up Initiative. At that time she was attending classes in the program, and my hope is that she has now joined the government school system as planned from the beginning.

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Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M3.
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Gaston Bessette

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Quand le soleil s’unit aux fleurs, les journées se remplissent de joie et de bonheur. When the sun unites with flowers, the days are filling up with joy and happiness.
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Gaston Bessette

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Pourquoi voudrais-je partager ce repas avec mes congénères? Mais oui, mais seulement après m’être complètement rassasié. On dit que charité bien ordonnée commence par soi-même. Why would I want to …
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Douglas Scott

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Dundas Rail Corridor,
Toronto.
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Gaston Bessette

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Bien illuminée, cette église fait le charme du coin sur cette rue Principale qui est autrement remplie de commerces et surtout de restaurants de qualité. Well lit, this church makes the charm of th…
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Halim Ina

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Elder, Humana India, Madhya Pradesh, India, 2016

Perhaps the most beautiful landscape from my travels through India, this incredible region also had one of its kindest communities. We spent about one week documenting two dozen schools, and with each experience my impression of the communities was enhanced.

When we began our photography this morning a few elders gathered to watch. I looked their way a few times and saw this beautiful man wearing the most beautiful fabrics. Without translation we looked at each other and agreed on making his portrait. He walked over as a few of the children giggled, and stood poignantly for his photograph to be made.

The landscape was just as beautiful, and complimented the colors on his skin perfectly. He stood at this spot for less than a minute, then walked away quietly to sit alongside the other elders. I so look forward to seeing his portrait on film hopefully soon.

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Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M3.
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What are the benefits of re-editing your own photos and how often should you do that?

http://www.ryuurui.com/blog/what-are-the-benefits-of-re-editing-your-own-photos-and-how-often-should-you-do-that
Why you should re-edit your own images?
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Halim Ina

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Younger Sister + Shawl, Gurgaon, Haryana, India, 2016

From this very neighborhood comes yet another incredible face and beautiful spirit. This young girl is the sister to our star from last year. We photographed her sister last year in a hoodie, something quite rare from my experiences in India. We returned this year to find her sister, did so and walked down the alley to an open space to photograph the children.

Amazing face after amazing face walked over to see what was happening, including this young girl. One look at her, and I just knew that she was our star's younger sister. I communicated this to the team, and they then translated my thoughts to the girls. They of course smiled, and nodded in agreement. 

She was exquisite, just like her sister from last year. Now keeping everyone around us calm took on more significance, since we were down to the girls with our photography. The boys had already been photographed, and chaos was taking its toll on me. Thanks however to the team, and to two young men from the neighborhood, we were able to maintain some calm until her portrait was finished.

We ended the visit by speaking to her and her sister, standing nearby with some friends. Instead of just packing our gear and walking away, we made the time to speak with them directly. Through my translator my thoughts were communicated. They heard that we returned just for them, that their faces were etched in my mind, and that we hoped they were attending the school funded by Humana Indiain a nearby temple. 

They had never been spoken with directly by someone outside of their community, even less so by someone from another country. Their expressions made me truly appreciate the bond formed since last year, and the incredible trust they had placed in me. It is a truly humbling experience to be associated with these girls, to know that they give selflessly. It's time to step up this project, and to fund dozens rather than a dozen schools. 

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Note: This portrait was made with a Sony RX100M3.
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