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This touching picture of elephants fleeing fire wins best wildlife photography award

A heart-breaking photograph titled 'Hell is Here' showing an elephant and her calf on fire fleeing a mob in West Bengal-- has bagged this year's Photography Award by Sanctuary Asia.  The picture clicked by a brick kiln owner Biplab Hazra in Bankura district shows what is “routine” in the area and other states like Assam, Odisha, Chhattisgarh  and Tamil  Nadu, the Mumbai-based Sanctuary Nature Foundation said in a social media post. Mother elephant is seen crossing the road while braving flaming tar balls followed by…

Photography isn’t dead after all, says Salgado

BANGKOK: Having once forecast doom for photography in the face of the smartphone, Sebastiao Salgado has changed his mind. One of the most lauded documentary photographers of recent decades, 73-year-old Salgado told Reuters: "I don't think it is endangered. I thought so at some point, but I was wrong and I take that back. I think photography, now more than ever, has a long future ahead." The Brazilian is still dismissive of the billions of smartphones which now take the overwhelming majority of the world's pictures.…

NASA’s senior photographer tells the best ways to shoot the supermoon

WASHINGTON: An unusually large and bright Moon will adorn the night sky today evening -- the closest "supermoon" to Earth in 68 years and a chance for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. But do you know the best possible ways to photograph the rare moon? Well, if you couldn’t take a proper picture of the supermoon, you will have to wait until 2034 for another such lunar cycle. NASA’s lead photographer Bill Ingalls has explained the ways a commoner can shoot the rare moon snaps. "Don’t make the mistake of…

The ‘reincarnation’ of camera legend – Kodak unveils smartphone for photographers

This could be the rebirth of the legendary camera company: Kodak has unveiled the KODAK EKTRA - Android-based smartphone which is designed for those with a passion for photography. Kodak Ektra has infused its rich history of imaging with the latest innovations in smartphone photography, and is designed to help enthusiastic photographers from amateurs to experts capture exceptional images in different environments with an incredibly fast smartphone. Kodak Chief Executive Jeff Clarke said that the original Kodak Ektra camera…

Ten Tips for Better Smartphone Photos

No matter how much you love to take selfies, other photographs, you may have heard that everyone with a DSLR or smartphone is not a photographer. Taking good pictures with your gadget is a task many find difficult.