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Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th Annual Photo Contest Finalists

Albuquerque, New Mexico – An onlooker Witnesses the Annular Solar Eclipse as the Sun Sets on May 20, 2012. Colleen Pinski – The Natural World. Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th Annual Photo Contest has just announced the 50 finalists for this year’s competition. The contest received over 37,600 photo submissions from photographers in 112 countries around the world. The five contest categories this year include: The American Experience — Events, objects or activities connecting the American people to their history or their cultural heritage; photographs that tell us what it means to be an American and provide a sense of what it is like to live in… Read more »

Novartis “Reflections” Campaign

Advertising photographer Tom Hussey photographed an award winning campaign for Novartis’ Exelon Patch, a prescription medicine for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s dementia. The highly conceptual photographs depicted an older person looking at the reflection of their younger self in a mirror. This is where the set acquired its title; Reflections. The photo compositions went viral once revealed and pulled at heartstrings all over the world. They are a sincere peek into the lives of strangers that truly tell a lifetime of stories in single images.

Overly Exhausted People Caught Falling Asleep in Tokyo

Japan is known for being the hardest working nation on earth. A fact that appeared clearly in many historical situations, the latest of which was the 2011 tsunami and earthquake that hit the Japanese islands, a catastrophe that was considered the toughest to hit the country. Yet, the Japanese people dedicated two extra unpaid hours of work daily to their nation to help boost the recovery process. All the respect to the people of Japan. The unpleasant side of people working too much is exhaustion, and from the looks of the following photos, these folks are overly exhausted with work to the… Read more »

Practice Makes Perfect – The 10000 Hours Rule [infographic]

The secret of mastering a skill or craft is never talent or innate genius alone, it’s always practice and hard work that gets you to the place your ambitions dream about. Here’s an interesting infographic developed by NowSourcing.com and presented by Zintro, it explains that having years (and thousands of hours) of dedicated focus and practice within a specific niche is obviously highly valuable and allows a person to have a unique, proprietary perspective on that niche and a highly valuable experience. But how many hours is “enough” to achieve expertise status? One take on the subject was Malcolm Gladwell’s in the book Outliers… Read more »

Point of View by Christopher Hassler

Stunning perspective in this pair of images by German photographer Christopher Hassler shot in a tunnel using a fisheye lens, a clever idea of abstract photography. See more of his work over on Facebook.

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