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Behind the lens

My Vegetal Spine

"Only a gifted photographer would spot the potential in the shadows cast by palm trees…" our expert judge said of this image by Amélie Berton, which won the expert vote in 'Summer Portraits'. Here's the story behind Amélie's intriguing shot.
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Surfing

Sometimes photography is all about opportunity. This shot by Kelly Headrick won the expert vote in July's 'Freezing Movement' contest. Here's how Kelly captured that moment.
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Horse on a Misty Morning in the Country

Karen James won the crowd vote in our 'Country Life' contest with this magical image. Here's the story behind the shot.
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Cuckmere Haven

This image by Alex Taylor won the expert vote in our 'Country Life' contest. Here's Alex's account of getting the shot.
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Sunset Ride

Sandi Bertoncelj won our 'Summer Sun' contest with this image. Here's the story behind the shot.
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Holocaust memorial

This stunning photo by Ian Howard won the expert vote in our 'Black & white photography' contest. Here Ian tells us the story behind the image...

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Swamp garden

Bob Blevins took the crowd vote winning shot in our 'Gardens' contest. Here's the story behind the image.

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Behind the lens: The queue

This photo by David Jacks won the expert vote in our 'farm animals' contest. Here David tells us what it took to get the shot...

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Behind the lens: Glow

Lee Acaster won the expert vote in our Gardens contest with this image. Here's the story behind the shot...

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Behind the lens: Summer time

Here's the story behind this wonderful shot by Andrew Lipovsky, who won the expert vote in our City Life contest.

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Behind the lens: Francesca

This arresting shot by Helena Mim won the expert vote in our Portraits contest. Here Helena tells us the story behind the image.

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Behind the lens: Rainbow Rights

Shouvik Basak, winner of Stuart Freedman's expert vote in our Conflict and protest contest, shares the story behind his winning photo 'Rainbow Rights'.

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Photocrowd member spotlight: Interview with Alessandro Passerini

The images of Italian photographer Alessandro Passerini are among the most loved by Photocrowd experts and voters. We spoke to Alessandro to find out more about him and his photography.

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Behind the lens: Remote house

This mesmerising shot taken by Mark McColl in Arctic Norway won Charlie Waite's expert vote in our Landscapes contest. Here is Mark's story of the image:

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Behind the lens: Fishing line

Mike McCusker, winner of the crowd vote in our Weirdness contest, tells the story of this wonderfully surreal image.

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9 expert tips for great bird photography by Susan Dimock

Susan Dimock's love affair with bird photography began when she discovered some Sandhill cranes performing their courtship dance outside her mother's patio doors. Grabbing the digital camera she'd recently been given by her husband, she got shooting. Susan now runs a popular Google+ group dedicat...

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Photocrowd member spotlight: Interview with Aaron Yeoman

UK architectural photographer Aaron Yeoman talks to us about his love of London Underground, spiral staircases, and getting a commendation in Sony World Photography Awards.

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Behind the lens: Avebury 1847

The winner of the expert vote in our Let it glow! assignment shares the story behind his winning shot Avebury 1847.

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Photocrowd member spotlight: Interview with Elena Paraskeva

Cyprus-based photographer Elena Paraskeva discusses photography as therapy, waiting for photogenic rain, and bribing child models with pizza.

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Behind the lens: Family time

This week our Behind the lens feature is all about family love and connection, as we share the stories of the images that won our Family and Smiles and laughter contests.

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Behind the lens: Up in the air!

In this edition of Behind the Photos it's all about the exhilaration of humans in mid-flight, as we publish the stories of images that won our Hobbies and pastimes and Human movement contests.

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Behind the lens: Bright lights in dark winter!

In the latest edition of Behind the photos we publish the stories that made the winning images in our Light painting and
Winter landscapes contests. There's some fantastic light-capturing skills on display here - read on to find out more...

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Shooting billionaires – the life of a Silicon Valley photojournalist

James Martin is one of Silicon Valley's most prominent photojournalists. Shooting everyone and everything from the tech pioneers of Google and Facebook, to the most groundbreaking launches at Apple and NASA, his is a dream job for any documentary and reportage photographer with a love for technol...

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Behind the lens: Cubs, cats, armed men in hats!

In our next 3 winners' photos we visit the cute, the frightening and somewhere else completely, which somehow manages to combine the two! Meet Martin Smart, Molly Hole and Jennifer MacNeill who take us on a journey through their triumphant photographic journeys involving bears, kittens and firear...

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