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.

32 things photographers say… and what they really mean

32 things photographers say... and what they really mean

Photography has a language all of its own; a rich mix of camera jargon, lens acronyms and technical buzzwords that can be an utterly baffling sea of noise to beginners. But, with the internet and all, it doesn’t take long to know your f-stops from your fill-flash, and be able to separate HDR, DOF and TTL.

In this post we translate some of the common things photographers say and explain just what those photographers are trying to say. Just remember that our tongues were firmly in our cheeks when we put this together…

Photo Anatomy: the secret behind Tim Flach’s meticulous animal techniques

Photo Anatomy: the secret behind Tim Flach's carefully planned animal techniques

In our Photo Anatomy series on Digital Camera World we select pictures by famous photographers and explain point by point what makes them work.

In our latest instalment, photographer Tim Flach reveals the ingenious, carefully planned technique that enabled him to create this perfect Afghan Hound shot!

Photo Anatomy: the secret to one man’s cracking high-speed photography

Photo Anatomy: the secret to one photographer's cracking high-speed photography

In our Photo Anatomy series on Digital Camera World we select pictures by famous photographers and explain point by point what makes them work.

In our latest instalment, we dissect the tasty high-speed photography of Dan Newton, who’s amazing picture of an egg caught at the moment it shattered has all the ingredients of a fantastic shot!

Photo Anatomy: creating underwater portraits that look like paintings

Photo Anatomy: creating dramatic underwater portraits that look like paintings

In our Photo Anatomy series on Digital Camera World we select pictures by famous photographers and explain point by point what makes them work.

Igor Kraguljac’s dramatic photo was inspired by Renaissance painting. It’s a visually stunning image, but how did he take it? We have the answers in our latest instalment