“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” 
― Dorothea Lange

📰 Photography New Digest 📰

  • First off, a huge congrats to Ashley Garvin for winning last month’s PIXEO Photo Challenge! Check out the full recap of the months best images. There were some excellent shots submitted in January!
  • Next, read this fascinating article on Artificial Intelligence and how it is the new source of innovation in digital photography. Move aside lenses and sensors, the robots are taking over.
  • This week our photography quote is from the great Dorothea Lange. Check out this fascinating documentary on the making of her iconic photograph, Migrant Mother.
  • We’ve got not one but two great educational articles for you this week. Master the challenges of architectural photography with these great articles from Matt Golowczynski and another from   A. Cemal Ekin.
  • Finally, our regular focus on photo locations continues with a magical fairytale world on the Isle of Sky in Scotland. You absolutely must photograph the Fairy Glen before you die.

Please note images below are low res and watermarked to protect intellectual property rights.  

🏆  PIXEO Photo Challenge  Finalist 🏆

Srijit Bhaumick submitted this stunning photo of a  Renaissance castle built within a cave mouth in south-central Slovenia. This image is our shot of the week for the PIXEO Photo Challenge. Superb location Srijit, thanks so much for sharing!

Follow Srijit on Instagram 👉 @srijit1

See this photo’s location in Postojna, Slovenia

Srijit’s now in the running to win a #50 Amazon Gift Card and shot of the year in the PIXEO Photo Challenge

Atashgah Fire Temple in Azerbaijan by Srijit Bhaumick

In addition to taking top spot, Srijit was busy this week uploading a number of other shots. This one of Atashgah Fire Temple is another ancient location. This temple was an ancient Zoroastrian place of worship and resting place for merchants on the silk route.

Follow Srijit on Instagram 👉 @srijit1See this photo’s location in Surakhani, Baku, Azerbaijan

Grande Roue de Montréal by Exploring Our Big World

Next up we have Meghan (a.k.a. ExploringOurBigWorld), who shares this excellent study in symmetry with the beautiful Grande Roue de Montréal. The largest Ferris Wheel in Canada, it was built for the 375th anniversary of the founding of the city.

Meghan has a great travel blog here  👉  www.exploringourbigworld.com
You can follow her on Instagram as well here 👉 @exploringourbigworld
See this photo’s location in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

London Eye by Ashley Garvin

Speaking of Ferris Wheels, Ashley Garvin shares this shot of London’s iconic wheel, the London Eye. Smart tonal and saturation control makes this a very cool photograph of this famous landmark.

Follow Ashley on Instagram 👉 @ash.garvin

See this photo’s location in London, UK

Washington Monument by Vinicius Melo

Vinicius Melo keeps the symmetry theme going with his take on the Washington Monument as seen from the end of the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool. Another clever treatment in post results in a unique and colourful take on this popular location.

Follow Vinicius on Instagram 👉 @cviniciusmmSee this photo’s location in Washington, DC, USA

 King Solomon Mine Ruins in British Columbia by Scott Goldsworthy

Scott Goldsworthy finds the most fascinating locations in the British Columbia interior. These King Solomon Mine Ruins were built in 1901 and eventually abandoned in 1910. This slice of history is visible from Highway 31 and well worth stopping and photographing.

Check out Scott on Flickr 👉 @daydream_a_tree

See this photo’s location in Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada

South Falls in Silver Falls State Park Oregon by Doug Golupski

Finally, Doug Golupski submits this alternative to the famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall. These are the South Falls in Silver Falls State Park, and like its Icelandic cousin, you can walk behind these falls as well. Kudos to Doug for sharing this fantastic location!

Follow Doug on Instagram 👉 @dougolupski
Doug’s website 👉 www.sbsurfphotography.comSee the location of this photo in Oregon, USA

This week I’m off to Washington, DC and you can be sure I will be shooting like mad for the little bit of time I am there. Congrats again to Ashley Garvin for winning the Amazon Gift Card last month and Lisette and I can’t wait to see what you all submit this month. Depending on where you are in the world I hope the weather cooperates for you this week and you get some great opportunities to get out and shoot. Until next week!

Shawn.Kent

Shawn M. Kent is the creator of the PIXEO App and shares responsibility for running PIXEO Inc, with his wife Lisette Kent. By day he is the Public Affairs Chief Warrant Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and in his free time he is a landscape photographer and father.


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