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Behind the lens

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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Behind the lens

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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30 pictures from the Photocrowd Christmas treasure hunt

Last week the Photocrowd team donned the Christmas jumpers, cracked open some bubbly and hit the streets of Oxford to indulge in the city's festive cheer. Armed with cameras and a list of 20 subjects to hunt down and shoot, we paired up into teams and got on the case. Here are some of the better ...

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Behind the lens: From an Indonesian market to a London hotel, on the back of a spider!

There has been an immeasurable number of brilliant photos uploaded to Photocrowd contests recently, and we always love to find out more about the stories behind all of the crowd's great work. So, this week is another turn for our '3 winners' series, and we have some intriguing stories behind phot...

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7 glowing resources for budding Bokeh photographers

Bokeh. It's the unofficial festive photography form, and it's also the theme for this month's Photocrowd assignment contest, Let it glow! For those who want to find out more about this beautiful and glowing photographic genre, we've assembled 7 useful resources from around the web to help you on ...

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Behind the lens: Silhouettes, soot and silk!

The latest in our '3 winners' series revisits the triumphant works of Eric Mariette, Tilly Meijer and Paul Makin, prizewinners in the Weirdness, Dark matters and Documentary contests respectively. From a rampaging woman-in-silky-robe, to a majestically silhouetted horse, to a perfectly captured f...

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100 great tips to better landscape photography with Alan Ranger

“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer, and often the supreme disappointment.”Ansel Adams.

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