Stunning macro shots of snowflakes achieved using a cheap lens and home-made attachment.
A lovely series of photos from Norway featuring humpback whales feeding close to shore near Tromso. They were first spotted in 2010 and numbers are growing each year – they can be spotted feeding as close as 10m from the shore.
A series of photos taken using the iconic Lomo camera, a Cold War-era Soviet camera that enthusiasts have revived when discovering the unusual effects that can be achieved. The retro appearance of the photos have subsequently influenced the popular instagram app.
Some spectacular photos on this page highlighting infrared photography, especially landscape and nature shots. The technique involves using film sensitive to the near infrared in combination with a visible light filter (as the film is generally also sensitive to this part of the spectrum too) leading to lots of interesting in-camera effects.
There are some excellent photos on this website dedicated to micro-photography. Nikon’s Small World has been running as a competition for the best photos taken through a microscope for over 30 years. Featuring weird and wonderful pictures on the subjects of insects, fungi and crystals amongst others, the best fun is often trying to guess the subject of the image before reading the caption.
The photography sharing mobile app Instagram has been bought by Facebook for a billion dollars this week. This article examines whether the app, with over 30 million users and a billion uploaded images has changed the face of modern photography.
Recreating standard film methods first discovered in eastern Europe in the 90s, Instagram filters give a distinctly retro look to photos mimicking some of the processes photographers used to push photographic boundaries. These include lens flare, vignettes, light leaks and muted colours reminiscent of out of date film.
Whether it’s the clever image processing that can be achieved at the click of a button or the 30 million mobile-app connected customers that have elicited the 1 billion from Facebook is a matter of debate.