The internet is full of beautiful and amazing photographs, but do you ever stop and wonder just what went into that perfect shot? I’m not just talking about the digital manipulation side of the process, although there’s certainly plenty of that involved. No, I’m talking about the physical hard work combined with the often super-creative approaches that photographers employ in order to ensure that their final shot is the very best it can be.
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Take a look at these behind-the-scenes pictures to see what we mean. Compiled by Bored Panda, they’re sure to give the budding photographer some fresh ideas while giving the rest of us an enlightening glimpse into the reality that hides behind many a perfect picture.
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 (see 2015 here) came to an end on October 1st, and the shortlisted final 40 entries have finally been revealed.
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Laughter is not the only thing this annual event that focuses on revealing the amusing side of nature wants to bring you, though – as the authors state on their website, “way more importantly, this competition is about conservation.“ They work together with Born Free Foundation, animal welfare, and conservation charity, that takes action worldwide to save lives, stop suffering and protect species in the wild.
Founded by two passionate wildlife photographers, this quirky competition showcases the cute silliness of glorious animal kingdom. This year‘s awards have six amazing categories to explore and we assure you that there‘s no shortage of fun in them. Take a look at the final 40 entries below and vote for your favorites!
The cats in the photos are all from animal shelters and rescue groups in the U.S. and Canada. Every cat who modeled for the book was available for adoption or already rescued during the photoshoots.
“At the heart of the book is Casteels commitment to showcasing animals who are in need of human love, attention, and care yet who sadly have not always received it,” reads the the book’s press release.
It also explains more of Casteel’s process behind POUNCE.
An essential gift for cat lovers, this beautiful, funnybook, with more than 80 previously unpublished photographs, reveals adorable cats and kittensas they pounce and jump through the air, legs outstretchedall in Casteels signature up-close, mid-action style. His latest collection of animal portraits features cats doing what they do best. In fact, as he reminds us, pouncing is cats undisputed number one instinct, making them among the most incredible creatures on earth.
And now, please sit back and enjoy the following photos of pouncing cats.
Few places in the world are as alluring as Japan when it comes to street photography. The neon alleyways of Tokyo, Osaka, and other major cities provide perfect opportunities for evocative night photography, while the bustling trains and intersections offer an infinite source of inspiration for those looking for some snaps in the daylight hours.
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In homage to the country’s reputation as a street photographer’s paradise, Bored Panda has compiled this list containing some of the best street snaps we could find. In it you’ll see work from reputed street photographers such as Masashi Wakui and Takeshi Yasui, as well as many others. If you’ve never been to Japan then these pictures will make you want to go. And if you have been before then they’ll make you want to go again. Just don’t forget your camera!