Looking Up In Hong Kong: The Overwhelming Symmetry Of This Metropolis’ Highrises

Peter Stewart, a travel photographer based in Australia, has found a great way to make Hong Kong’s masses of repetitive high-rise apartment buildings interesting again. His “Stacked – Hong Kong” architectural photography series seeks out some of the most repetitive sights in Hong Kong and turns them into hypnotizing compositions.

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digiKam Recipes 4.1.1 Released

Another month, another digiKam Recipes update. This version features the updated and expanded Edit Photos with the Levels and Curves Adjustment Tools recipe which now covers the powerful curves tool. As an experiment, the EPUB version of digiKam Recipes now comes with the embedded Open Sans font family. As usual, there are also minor tweaks and fixes.

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Readers who already purchased the book will receive the new version free of charge. If you haven’t received your copy, please send your order confirmation as proof of purchase to dmpop@linux.com, and I’ll email you the latest version of the book.

Learn more about digiKam Recipes, and buy it via PayPal, Amazon Kindle Store, and Gumroad.

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Collection Appareils: A Comprehensive Online Archive of 10,000+ Beautiful and Odd Vintage Cameras

Fans of vintage cameras, listen up, because we’re run across a wonderful resource that could very easily consume hours upon hours of your time. Sounds good, right? The resource is a French online archive called Collection Appareils, and it contains images and info about some 10,142 cameras made by every manufacturer from Ace to Zion.

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Photography and the Feelings of Others: From Mirroring Emotions to the Theory of Mind

Photography is powerful because we can place ourselves into the perspective of those we see in an image. Whether it’s street photography, photojournalism or portraiture, we use photography to understand ourselves in relation to people around us.

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A Quick Mejiro Update

This update is all about polishing and fixing minor deficiencies. Mejiro now properly handles the Next and Previous navigation links: the links are automatically disabled when the first or the last photo is reached. The same applies to the Map link: if the photo contains no geographical coordinates, the Map link is disabled.

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If you look closely, you’ll notice that the way the key photographic values are displayed has been slightly tweaked. More importantly, though, the new version improves handling of empty values.

As always, the latest version of Mejiro is available for download from the project’s GitHub page, and you can view a Mejiro demo at dmpop.dhcp.io/mejiro.

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Colorful Abstract Macro Photographs Created by Injecting Watercolors Into Ferrofluid On a Magnet

Artist Fabian Oefner‘s project Millefiori is, like most of the projects we’ve ever shared by him, a mixture of science and art. By combining vibrant watercolors with a magnetic solution called ferrofluid, he was able to create these gorgeous macro photographs of the paint and ferrofluid interacting on top of a magnet.

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The Manual Photographer’s Cheat Sheet: A Comprehensive Infographic for Beginners

As beneficial as the more automated style of photography can be at times, nothing quite compares to the control and connection you feel when shooting fully manual. This, however, is not always an easy task… especially when just starting out.

Enter a handy, incredibly detailed little infographic that will make sure you or your beginner photography friends can find their way around no problem.

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