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Do you know who is the first celebrities’ photographer?

Photo credit: Nadar; by Wikipedia

Nadar

Gaspard-Félix Tournachon (6 April 1820 – 20 March 1910), was known by the pseudonym Nadar. He was a French caricaturist, journalist, novelist, balloonist, and proponent of heavier-than-air flight. However, he is most prominent as one of the first experimenter photographers and in 1858, the first person to take aerial photographs from a hot-air balloon. Interestingly, he was also the first who took photos underground while experimenting with artificial lights in the Catacombs of Paris.

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Weather Photographer of the Year or Nature as You Have (Not) Seen It

credit: Rudolf Sulgan and Royal Meteorological Society

THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THAN BAD WEATHER

No, this post is not about that old European movie with the same title. It is literally about weather.  Good. Or bad. But always different. Always new. And always amazing. If only we had eyes to see it...

Five years in a row, the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) which in 2020 celebrated its 170th anniversary, in collaboration with AccuWeather, called on photographers from all over the world to take part in the annual contest "Weather Photographer of the Year 2020" and "Young Weather Photographer of the Year 2020" (17 and under). There were no restrictions in terms of age, experience, equipment or even year. Just photography. And weather...

"Weather is consistently on people's minds because it impacts so much of our daily lives. It also lends itself fantastically to photography" - the organizers said. And the awarded projects absolutely prove it...

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