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An Extreme Photography Adventure to the Undiscovered Amazon

IDI student Michal Dzikowski is about to embark on the travel photography trip of a lifetime. As the official photographer for an expedition to take place later in the year to Colombia’s Chiribiquete National Park, Michal has been tasked with capturing the first detailed images of 3,600 year old cave paintings for scientific records. The group will also be on the lookout for previously undiscovered paintings. However, with the ancient tribal cave’s location deep in the Amazon jungle, the journey will not be easy.

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How to Photograph Volcanoes: Top Tips from an Expert Volcano Photographer

When looking for a volcano photographer you need look no further than Iceland. With it’s position on the mid-Atlantic ridge, Iceland has 30 active volcano systems, 13 of which have erupted since the land was first inhabited in AD 874. Iceland’s volcanoes have erupted a third of the total global lava output in the last 500 years and the activity doesn’t look like it’s dying out any time soon. Coupled with Iceland’s love of landscape photography, there have been some fantastic pictures of volcanoes taken there in recent times by some of the world’s leading volcano photographers.

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The 10 Biggest Photography Trends of 2014

2014 has been an exciting year for photography. With the upturn from the global recession providing more opportunities for professional photographers, there has been a renewed optimism in the industry. The continued advancement of social media and mobile technology has also seen the amateur photographer enjoying some new success. But what have been the biggest changes this year? The list below details 10 of the biggest photography trends we have seen so far in 2014.

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8 ways in which Designers are Saving the World

Obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer and dementia are not often a list of problems that designers are asked to provide solutions for. However, this is exactly what is being sought through the Design Council’s Active by Design programme

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Five Practical Tips for Taking Better iPhone Photos

Following on from our blog post about how to take better iPhone photographs, we offer up five more practical tips to help you improve your iPhone (or smartphone) photography.

Face it, phone photography is on the rise because we always have our phone with us these days… and not just for taking or making calls. Be it a Samsung, HTC or iPhone it will be easy to carry, light in the pocket and is bound to have not only a decent camera but access to some fairly sophisticated applications that will allow you to enhance your photographic efforts.

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Top 10 Photography Awards to Get You Noticed

If you are into photography and you want to get your work noticed, you probably know that a good quality portfolio and a well-developed website can help. However, when it comes to publicity in the photography industry, winning a competition or a photography award can have an amazing effect on your career. It will not only boost your confidence and provide you with amazing job opportunities, it will help you grow your personal brand as you become recognised as an expert in your field.

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