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Interviews, news and tips from Photocrowd and the community

Silhouette tips: Patricia Baker-Cassidy reviews the 'Dark matters' assignment

It's been a week since the results of October's 'Dark matters' assignment - how time flies. Our latest blog post follows up on this fascinating silhouette-themed contest with an overview written by its expert judge, Patricia Baker-Cassidy, founder of the Oxford gallery, Art Jericho.

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Historical photos of moustachioed men who shaped World War One

With both Movember and the First World War commemorations high on the global agenda this month, we thought we'd meet them somewhere in the middle with a photo collection connecting the two events.

Armistice Day is of course on Tuesday next week, so here are 11 famous moustaches of the WWI era to...

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17 eerie photos for Halloween, dug up from the Photocrowd archives

We're bracing ourselves for Halloween at Photocrowd Towers. The gremlins have crawled through the cobwebbed archives to unearth some creepy classics.

Leave us some captions in the comments!

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Behind the lens: Tales of Bosnia, London and Glastonbury

It was great to catch up with Steve, James and Mark - winners of three recent Photocrowd contests - so that they could tell us the unique stories behind their excellent photographs. This week's blog post takes us on a diverse trip through the snowy mountains near Sarajevo, the hustle and bustle o...

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Interview with award-winning pet photographer, Sophie Gamand

2014 has been quite a year for pet photographer Sophie Gamand: her Wet Dog series went viral and later won her one of the most prestigious awards in the industry - the Sony World Photography Awards. In this interview Sophie talks to us about her amazing year, how it has affected her life and work...

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Interview with Stuart Freedman, award-winning documentary photographer

The work of documentary and reportage photographer Stuart Freedman has won many awards and has been published in such magazines as Time, Life and The Sunday Times magazine. In this fascinating interview Stuart discusses the thrills and ethics of his job.

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Member spotlight: double-winning Photocrowd member, Andy Ferrington

Twice the expert vote winner on Photocrowd (Crowds and Put in their place), Andy Ferrington is a brilliant and fascinating travel photographer, and today we are excited to publish our interview with him. Enjoy:

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Great underwater photography tips from leading professional Mark Mawson

One of the leading underwater photographers Mark Mawson was the expert judge in our recent Underwater contest, so we approached him with this question. Here's the interview that came out of it.

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Behind the lens: Wedding Bells

Recent Photocrowd winners share stories behind their winning images, and love is in the air as we have some stunning wedding shots for you and an ingenious idea for a wedding invitation.

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Member spotlight: vintage pin-up photographer and contest winner, Iveta Smidtova

A few months ago Iveta Šmidtova dazzled Photocrowd with her pin-up photography and won both the crowd and the expert votes in our Vintage & Retro contest. Below is our interview with Iveta, in which we ask her our traditional seven photography questions.

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Tips on how to shoot spectacular Northern Lights photos, from Dave Stevenson

Nature photographer and Photocrowd judge, Dave Stevenson, shares his experience and tips on how to capture Aurora Borealis.

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Member spotlight: black and white photography maestro Roddy McKenzie

Scottish photographer Roddy McKenzie has been the winner of the expert vote on Photocrowd twice (Festivals and The colour white). His images, most of which are shot in black and white, are often haunting and are always memorable. In this blog post we share our interview with Roddy and showcase hi...

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Sam Docker on the do's and don'ts of wedding photography

To coincide with the launch of Photocrowd's wedding photography contest, our expert judge Sam Docker shares his professional wisdom on how best to approach and prepare for photographing a wedding.

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Behind the lens: Meet the winners of 'Crowds', 'Sport' and 'Beach

Recent Photocrowd winners tell stories of their winning shots.

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Introducing Lee Acaster's inspirational landscape photography

Landscape photographer Lee Acaster is one of the most popular photographers on our site with four Photocrowd wins to his name, three of them from the Crowd Vote. Here Lee tells us about his photography habits and inspirations.

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From the archives: Photocrowd favourites and their judge reviews

We go down memory lane and remember some of our favourite images and Expert reviews from past Photocrowd contests. Read more for moody skies, laughing children and elephants crossed with crocodiles.

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Behind the lens: 'Straight lines', 'Big skies' and 'Beaches' winners

Recent Photocrowd winners share the stories behind their winning images.

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From the archives: Photocrowd favourites and their judge reviews

We pick some of our favourite images and judges' reviews from past Photocrowd contests. You can share your thoughts, agree or disagree with our judges as well as suggest your own favourites in the comments below.

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Behind the lens: Meet our winners from ‘The colour white’ and ‘Straight lines’

Winners of 'The colour white' and 'Straight lines' contests discuss the hows, wheres and whys of their winning images.

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Photographer Anthony Luvera on how self-portraiture can be a considered mode of art-making

Anthony Luvera on challenging societal preconceptions through self-portraiture and how the genre can still be relevant in the age of the 'selfie'.

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Behind the lens: 'Bridges and crossings', 'Full of sun' & 'Abstract' photo stories

Recent Photocrowd winners share stories behind their winning images.

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From the archives: Photocrowd favourites and their judge reviews

We've put together a selection of some of our favourite images and reviews from past Photocrowd contests. Share your thoughts on the photos, and feel free to agree or disagree with our judges' takes on them in the comments section below. And you can find our previous selections here.

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Behind the lens: Meet the winners of 'Birds' and 'Trees'

In our new blog feature Photocrowd winners from the previous week discuss where, how, and why they took their winning images.

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