Sony World Photography Awards 2014: official shortlists revealed

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The shortlist for the Sony World Photography Awards 2014 has been announced by the World Photography Organisation, and below we have published a gallery of highlights from both the Professional and Open Competition shortlists.

The Photography Show 2014: 10 reasons every photographer should go

The Photography Show 2014

The Photography Show 2014 is just one month away and set to be the most exciting date in your photography calendar – as a keen photographer, you’d be mad to miss it. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should plan to visit.

Make an Ansel Adams landscape: try this workflow for classic black & white images

Make an Ansel Adams landscape: a simple workflow for classic black and white images

Ansel Adams has had a tremendous lasting effect on photography. In this tutorial we’ll show you how recreate the classic look and feel of an Ansel Adams landscape in Photoshop.

Greg du Toit: why I spent a year in putrid water in pursuit of one rare image

Greg du Toit: why I spent a year in putrid water in pursuit of one rare image

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 winner Greg du Toit tells us about the year he spent sitting in fetid water being eaten alive by bugs and parasites, waiting to capture a rare image of truly wild lions drinking from a watering hole.

11 best moments in photography in 2013

21 Street photography tips from the pros

Another year, another chance to look back at the perfect moments, best news and most memorable discoveries of 2013. From selfies to voices from beyond, here are our 11 favourite photography-related moments this year.

10 worst moments in photography in 2013

The Inverse Square Law: what it means for photographers

Photographers document moments, good or bad, that happen to others. But what were the worst moments for photographers in 2013? In no particular order, here are the 10 that we’d prefer not to have experienced in the year gone by.

Rooftopping: meet a photographer who scales skyscrapers for extreme portraits

Rooftopping: meet a photographer who scales skyscrapers for extreme wide angles

Fancy climbing skyscrapers without safety gear and then taking photos? Neither do we. But for Russian photographer Ivan Kuznetsov, these unparalleled views of Moscow are his favourite subject to shoot. He explains his love for rooftopping photography and how he gets his extreme images.

Magnum Photos: The Christmas Tree Bucket – Trent Parke’s brilliantly dark essay on modern living

Magnum Photos: The Christmas Tree Bucket - Trent Parke's brilliantly dark essay on modern living

Most people are familiar with traditional Christmas tales like Twas The Night Before Christmas. In this brilliantly dark, yet heartwarming, take on the Christmas story, Magnum Photos legend Trent Parke turns the camera on his own family to record the family rituals of Christmas. What began as a moment of clarity after vomiting into a Christmas tree bucket on his in-laws’ lawn, Parke’s photo essay reveals the absurdities that lurk in the suburban shadows.

Paul Conroy: on Syria, the death of Marie Colvin and the future of war photography

Paul Conroy: on Syria, the death of Marie Colvin and the future of war photography

In the first of a new series of interviews, we spoke to renowned British conflict photographer Paul Conroy. Paul has worked in some of the most dangerous places in the world‚ and nearly lost his life doing so. Last year he made headlines when he was seriously injured in a rocket attack in Syria that killed his friend and colleague, Marie Colvin.

His new book, Under The Wire: Marie Colvin’s Final Assignment recounts that experience, and in this interview he tells us how writing the book helped him come to terms with the terrible events in Syria.

Scott Kelby photography tips: the secret to growing a loyal legion of followers

Scott Kelby photography tips: the secret to growing a loyal legion of followers

The legendary photography training guru Scott Kelby tell us his most prized tips for growing and engaging with a community of followers of your work.