2020 Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards Winners

From lockdown to landscapes and everything in-between… the winners of the 2020 Travel Photographer of the Year awards have been revealed.

Overall Winner – the Travel Photographer of The Year 2020: Vladimir Alekseev, Russia

Location: Svalbard
Artist Statement: Once on my expedition to Spitsbergen, there was a blizzard. Everything around was equally white. And suddenly I spotted this Arctic fox. He almost merged with the environment. Only his eyes and nose betrayed him.
Gear and Specs: Canon 5D Mark III, 60-600mm lens, F9, 1/320 sec, ISO 640

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Winner: Young Travel Photographer of The Year 2020: Indigo Larmour, Ireland (age 12)

Location: Old city, Lahore, Pakistan
Artist Statement: The Delhi Gate served as the main entrance to Lahore during the Mughal period. Today it still functions as a busy gateway to the historic old city. It’s not uncommon to see horses and carts passing through the gateway to make deliveries to the people and businesses there.
Gear and Specs: Nikon D600, 24-85mm lens, F5.6, 1/1600 sec, ISO 800

Young Travel Photographer of The Year 15-18 Winner: Ben Skaar, Usa (age 17)

Location: Lincoln, New Hampshire, USA
Artist Statement: I slept in my car for two nights to get this shot. I drove up to the White Mountains hoping to capture the vibrant autumn colors of New Hampshire. I woke up at 4:30 that Sunday morning and, as the sun rose over the mountains, the colors seemed to be set ablaze.
Gear and Specs: DJI Mavic 2 Pro, 28mm lens, F2.8, 1/120 sec, ISO 100

Landscapes and Earth Elements Portfolio Runner-Up: Scott Portelli, Australia

Location: Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, South Australia
Artist Statement: Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre is Australia’s largest salt-lake yet it is only covered with water every eight years on average. The vast salt plain dominates the landscape with patterns left behind by the receding water. Natural bore springs emerge across the plains, creating enormous patterns of pastel-blues, yellows and reds as water pushed up through the salt crust creates visual anomalies.
Gear and Specs: Olympus E-M1 Mark II, 40-150mm lens, F7.1, 1/2000 sec, ISO 500

Winner, Best Single Image in A Landscape & Earth Elements Portfolio: James Smart, Australia

Location: Simla, Colorado, USA
Artist Statement: This ‘drill bit’ type of tornado is a rare anti-cyclonic tornado, which happens in around 2% of tornadoes. It touched down in open farmland, narrowly missing a home near Simla, Colorado as it tore up the ground, gathering the soil giving it its brown color.
Gear and Specs: Canon 5D Mark II 70-200mm lens, F4, 1/90 sec, ISO 100

People of The World Portfolio Highly Commended: Alain Schroeder, Belgium

Location: Talas, Taldy-Bulak, Kyrgyzstan
Artist Statement: Trying to outrun your opponents with a decapitated goat wedged between your leg and your horse, might not be your idea of a fun game, but in Kyrgyzstan, Kok Boru is the national sport. Dead goat polo feels more to me like cavalier rugby. Organized in two teams of five, but sometimes many more, riders race from one end of the field to the other chasing the rider with the goat whose sole intention is to score a point by heaving the 20 kilo body into the Tai Kazan (goal) on either end.
Gear and Specs: Fujifilm X-Pro2, 10mm lens, F8, 1/1000 sec, ISO 1000

People of The World Portfolio Commended: Piper Mackay, Usa

Location: Lalibela, Ethiopia
Artist Statement: Pilgrims gathering at St George; one of the eleven rock-hewn monolithic churches in Lalibela Ethiopia.
Gear and Specs: Nikon Z7 Infrared, 14-30mm lens, F4, 1/320 sec, ISO 160

People of The World Portfolio Single Images Special Mention: Mouneb Taim (syria)

Location: Saraqib, Syria
Artist Statement: March 27, 2019: On the occasion of the International Day of Theater, puppeteer Walid Rashed performs his puppet acts for children. Since 2013, theatre artist Walid has been touring refugee camps and devastated neighbourhoods to perform puppet acts and shadow play for Syrian children.
Gear and Specs: Canon 5D Mark III, 50mm lens, F2, 1/4000 sec, ISO 100

Travel Portfolio Winner: Jordi Cohen, Spain

Location: Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, Israel
Artist Statement: Women and girls separated by a net at the Lag Baomer celebration in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish quarter of Mea Shearim.
Gear and Specs: Canon 5D Mark III, 16-35mm lens, F2.8, 1/320 sec, ISO 3200

Travel Portfolio Winner: Jordi Cohen, Spain

Location: Bassin Saint Jacques, Plain du Nord (near Cap Haitien), Haiti
Artist Statement: Girl going into ecstasy at Bassin Saint Jacques. Even though it’s a neighboring country of the much-visited Dominican Republic, few tourists venture to cross the Haitian border. Haiti is a country of zombies, voodoo and magic.
Gear and Specs: Canon 5D Mark II, 24mm lens, F6.3, 1/60 sec, ISO 1600

Travel Portfolio Runner-Up: Richard Li, Hong Kong

Location: Lake Magadi, Kenya
Artist Statement: When I travel to Kenya, I like to take a helicopter to Lake Magadi. The aerial views of flamingos and the patterns on the surface of the lake always amaze me.
Gear and Specs: Nikon D850, 70-200mm lens, F11, 1/2000 sec, ISO 1800

One Shot – Close to Home Winner: Pier Luigi Dodi, Italy

Location: Fidenza, Italy
Artist Statement: It was the beginning of autumn and one of the last days on which to take the advantage of being out in the park for some hours. My friend Giulia and her son were playing with soap bubbles.
Gear and Specs: iPhone 11 Pro Max, F2, 1/22s, ISO 32/3072

One Shot – Colours of Life, Commended: Sanghamitra Sarkar, India

Location: Vrindavan, India
Artist Statement: During Holi, little children, dressed like lord Krishna, play with powdered colour.
Gear and Specs: Nikon D750, 24-120mm lens, F4, 1/400 sec, ISO 250

One Shot – Islands Runner-Up: Dana Allen, Usa

Location: Taha’a Island, Tahiti
Artist Statement: A school of Pacific Double-saddle Butterfly Fish (chaetodon ulietensis) along with many other aquatic species rush by in a flurry of activity in Le Taha’a’s amazing lagoon.
Gear and Specs: Nikon D4, 14-24mm lens, F16, 1/1000 sec, ISO 800

iTravelled – Phone/tablet Single Image Category Winner: Azim Khan Ronnie, Bangladesh

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Artist Statement: Thousands of people come together to pray over several floors of one of the biggest mosques in the world. Around 40,000 people were visiting the mosque – decorated in beautiful teal and gold – for weekly prayers. The National Mosque of Bangladesh, known as Baitul Mukarram, is one of the 10 biggest mosques in the world and can hold up to 100,000 people, including in the outside courtyards.
Gear and Specs: Huawei P30 Pro, F2.2, 1.25 sec, ISO 400

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/2020-travel-photographer-of-the-year-awards-winners/

Breathtaking Winning Photos of The SkyPixel’s 6th Anniversary Aerial Photo & Video Contest

Here are the 2020’s winners of SkyPixel’s Aerial Storytelling Contest. SkyPixel was founded in 2014 and currently, there are six million members in their community. This year is the 6th Anniversary of the Aerial Photo & Video Contest. There are more than 26,000 submissions received from 136 countries for categories including Travel, Sports, Nature, Architecture, and Portrait. This year’s annual award was won by Karim Iliya for his photograph “Humpback Breach”, Congratulations to all the winners.

If you are interested in Drone photography, join the SkyPixel community, you can find a lot of inspiration. Here in this article, we are posting only winning photos, visit their website to view video entries.

Annual Award: ‘Humpback Breach’ by Karim Iliya

Humpback whales breach for a variety of reasons including communication, fighting, barnacle and parasite removal, waking up, playing and more. For humpback whales calves like this one, playing is an important way to build muscles and prepare for the long journey to Antarctica.

More: SkyPixel h/t: 121clicks

First Prize: Photo By Xi Xiaoyuan

First Prize: Bulls Eye By Ilanna Emily

First Prize: Where the muddy river meets the ocean By Joao Galamba

Second Prize: Winter Soldiers By Rafid007

Second Prize: Dead Sea Kayak Exploration By Ido Meirovich

Second Prize: Live With The Environment By Amdad Hossain

Third Prize: Astroturf By Mehmetaslan

First Prize: Number 9 By Superdog

First Prize: Kingsize By Grzegorz Tatar

Second Prize: Double Trouble By Prithvi B

Second Prize: Crossline By Andrii Chuiashenko

Third Prize: Photo By 静言

Third Prize: Photo By 1012 陈靖文

Third Prize: Walking among the lotuses By Walking among the lotuses

Third Prize: Freshhhhh!!! By Luca Cornago

Nominated Entry: Saturnia By Stefano Geraci

Nominated Entry: Waterfall By SHhhAnWN

Nominated Entry: Boon to Bane! – The 300 acres of dumpyard by Boon to Bane! – The 300 acres of dumpyard

People’s Choice Prize: Snowy Winter by dji_korica

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/breathtaking-winning-photos-of-the-skypixels-6th-anniversary-aerial-photo-video-contest/

Sony World Photography Awards Announces Stunning 2021 Contest Category Winners

Sony World Photography Awards is one of the contests that always brings us lots of magnificent photos. The World Photography Organisation that stands behind it has just announced this year’s category winners and shortlist in the Open competition. And as always, it’s a selection of amazing images.

The contest recognizes winners in ten categories, and over 100 photographers were selected as shortlisted. Each winner receives Sony gear and competes further for the Open Photographer of the Year title and a $5,000 reward.


Category winner, open competition, street photography. Disinfection, a cinematic image documenting an employee of the health affairs unit of Ankara municipality in protective gear walking along the train platform while spraying it with disinfectant. (Photo by F. Dilek Uyar/Sony World Photography Awards)

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Category winner, open competition, creative. African Victorian, a portrait of a young black woman dressed in Victorian dress and holding traditional Shona cooking utensils. The image probes at stereotypical contextualising of the black female body and offers an alternative visual language through which a multifaceted African identity is presented. (Photo by Tamary Kudita/Sony World Photography Awards)


Category winner, open competition, travel. Drying Fish, a photograph of a lone woman surrounded by hundreds of trays of drying fish in the Long Hai fish market in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Vietnam. Taken from above, the pattern of the fish in trays resembles a large piece of fabric with the woman seemingly weaving it all together. (Photo by Khanh Phan/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, street photography. Night in Pandemic Time, taken at the Pondok Ranggon Cemetery, Jakarta, late one afternoon. The funeral officers were having a break, watching videos on their smartphones and chatting with their families. (Photo by Ares Jonekson Saragi/Sony World Photography Awards)


Category winner, open competition, portraiture. Son, featuring a young child sitting on a table while gazing into space, lost in contemplation. The photograph shows another side to childhood, one of calmness and reflection. (Photo by Lyudmila Sabanina/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, travel. An algae called dunaliella salina gives Lake Tuz in Ankara its pink colour in summer – it can be quite surreal. On the edge of the lake is an old fountain where the shepherds occasionally bring their herds during the day, before returning to their grazing. (Photo by F. Dilek Uyar/Sony World Photography Awards)


Category winner, open competition, object. Memento, depicting a tailor’s mannequin in an empty room. For Zih, the stillness of the scene evokes a feeling of solitude and stirs up memories of lockdown. (Photo by Kata Zih/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, object. Wild Garden – garden plants used to make photograms, exposing them in sunlight on to Ilford Ilfobrom Galerie FB black-and-white photographic paper. The photographer combined the resulting photograms digitally, in order to produce this ethereal floral image that gives the effect of a wild garden. (Photo by Ann Petruckevitch/Sony World Photography Awards)


Category winner, open competition, lifestyle. Dias de playa, a softly focused picture of two women enjoying a morning walk on the beach in Alicante, Spain. (Photo by Mariano Belmar Torrecilla/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, natural world and wildlife. Hello World – an ant looking through an autumn leaf in a forest near the photographer’s home. “I like the tones of this autumn leaf. So warm. It was hard to take this image because of the fast-moving ant, but with a little help of a flashlight I was able to freeze the motion”. (Photo by Alex Pansier/Sony World Photography Awards)


Category winner, open competition, natural world and wildlife. Little Kiss, an amusing picture of a hare looking out into the field with its tongue sticking out. (Photo by Cristo Pihlamäe/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, landscape. I know I’m not alone. On the way to seek the best view at Mount Gongga in Sichuan province, China. (Photo by Jinjing Lyu/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, motion. Storm Ciara at Newhaven, East Sussex. (Photo by Dan Portch/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, lifestyle. After Show – ballet backstage. (Photo by Alexey Tsiler/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, motion. Light Athletics. The first element was the black-and-white shot, which makes the lines of the tracks stand out and suppresses any distractions. The final image was edited in Photoshop. (Photo by Zdeněk Vošický/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, lifestyle. Healing Vibes – the hot springs of Bagno Vignoni in Italy flow out at a temperature of about 49°C. They were appreciated by the Romans for their healing powers, and have been used as therapeutic treatments since the 12th century, under Emperor Federico II. (Photo by Stefano Butturini/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, creative. Illusion – in a situation where man thinks only of construction and objects, for self-knowledge, he can only resort to the imaginary. (Photo by Alireza Movahedi/Sony World Photography Awards)


Category winner, open competition, landscape. Electric Storm on Lavender, a dramatic photograph capturing the moment lightning strikes a flowering field of lavender with a solitary tree at its centre, set against a dusky evening sky. Taken in the province of Guadalajara, Spain. (Photo by Juan Lopez Ruiz/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, architecture. Memorable Buildings – these buildings were once full of joy and happiness. Until about 15 years ago, travellers making their way to Lake Urmia in Iran could rest and enjoy this place. Now, since the salt lake of Urmia has dried up, they lie abandoned. (Photo by Farshid Ahmadpour/Sony World Photography Awards)


Category winner, open competition, architecture. The Blue Window, depicting a ramp of stairs at the Hyatt hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany, ascending towards a window from which a view of clear blue skies is reflected. Seemingly floating in space, the stairs and window are framed in dark shadows that highlight the design while also adding an element of surrealism. (Photo by Klaus Lenzen/Sony World Photography Awards)


Category winner, open competition, motion. Girl Power, a black-and-white photograph recording the moment when a woman dives off a cliff on the island of Lokrum near Dubrovnik, Croatia, while her friends stand and watch. (Photo by Marijo Maduna/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, portraiture. Asylum seekers who had travelled to Turkey’s northwestern Edirne province from Istanbul and many other Turkish cities as they wait for humanitarian aid near a buffer zone between the Kastanies and Pazarkule border gates. They were hoping that Greece would open the border gate. More than 3,000 people camped in this woodland for a month. (Photo by Elif Öztürk/Sony World Photography Awards)


National Award Winner. Two young girls in traditional Indonesian garb, took out the country’s national award. (Photo by Hardijanto Budyman/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, Open competition, Landscape. The Neowise Comet pass overhead at Stonehenge in the United Kingdom. (Photo by James Rushforth/Sony World Photography Awards)


Shortlist, open competition, creative. Espoir – made at the Château du Vieux Mareuil in France, this image is part of a series called Calypso. (Photo by Maximilien Diaz/Sony World Photography Awards)

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/sony-world-photography-awards-announces-stunning-2021-contest-category-winners/

GuruShots: Winning Photographs from The Impressive Still Life Contest


Rebekah Raybould – United Kingdom

Billed as the world’s greatest photo game, GuruShots is an online platform that provides a fun, structured way to showcase your images while gaining global exposure for your work.

By competing in epic challenges against millions of photographers, you can get instant feedback from over three billion monthly votes and increase your ranking from Newbie to achieve the ultimate status (and bragging rights) of Guru.

GuruShots’ challenges are voted on by the platform’s Gurus and the wider community, and there’s a fresh challenge every day. Winners can receive prizes from GuruShots’ sponsors such as Adorama, Kodak, Lowepro and Lensbaby.

The ‘Impressive Still Life’ contest tasked entrants with pushing their creative vision in this most traditional of fields.

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Frank Werle – Germany


Micha Mettier – Switzerland


Andrei Krylovich – Russia


Jasminka Konjevic – Croatia


Jo Whitnell – United Kingdom


Harjeet Kaur – Spain


Zsuzsa Balog – Hungary


Yana Raaga – Latvia


Anne-Marie Fuller – South Africa


Snjezana Brajnovic – Croatia


Lazar Constantin – Romania


Gwen Carr – United States


Hermann Klecker – Germany


Theo Collett – South Africa


Kritee Mahanti – Sweden


David Hayden – United States


Petr Vydra – Czechia


Queen Of Snails – Austria


Per Cardell – Sweden


Matthew DiGiacomo – United States


Lynn DeStefano – United States


Franco Papaianni – Italy

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/gurushots-winning-photographs-from-the-impressive-still-life-contest/

30 Best Wedding Photos Of FdB Photography Awards


Raul Gori

Here are some of the best and top wedding photos by Fotógrafos de Boda (FdB). These photos are selected by three international judges of the FdB Awards, these photos represent the best moments, light, and composition in wedding photography. Happiness, laughter, love: positive emotions are the main ingredient of weddings. And a good photographer is going to capture every bit of it.

FdB is an international platform promoting the best craft in wedding photography. It runs a contest each year, selecting the best and most amazing pictures from around the world.

More: Fotógrafos de Boda, Instagram, Facebook h/t: 121clicks


Tamara Hevia


Eduardo Blanco


Gaetano Pipitone


Silvia Pena


Tamara Hevia


Jose Taboada


Ernst Prieto


Sergio Cantos


Denise Motz


Angel Blanco


Claudio Perez


Edward Hollander


Miguel Padron


Fran Solana


Veronica Muniosguren


Katrin Kullemberg


Sergio Cantos


Gustavo Pinela


Tamara Hevia


Diego Palacios


Bea Bernal


Ada Maldonado


David Del Loro


Sergio Cantos


Antonio Montesinos


Adolf Boluda


Domingo García


Miguel Bolaños


Fran Ortiz

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/30-best-wedding-photos-of-fdb-photography-awards/

28 Women Who Chose An Unusual Color For Their Hair And Ended Up Looking Badass


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There’s this competition called #ONESHOT Hair Awards. It’s global, free to participate in, and 100% transparent. There are two overall categories: Big Shot (for studio-style work) and Hot Shot (for “real hair behind the chair”).

The rules are simple. All you have to do to enter is post a photo or video on Instagram with the appropriate hashtags in the caption during the entry period, add a few tags, and that’s it. What really caught our attention was the Color Transformation award in the Hot Shot category.

More: #ONESHOT Hair Awards h/t: boredpanda


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Held by Behind The Chair ― the largest community in the world for salon professionals to explore educational possibilities and draw inspiration―the 2019 #ONESHOT Hair Awards was the fifth year of the world’s largest hairdressing competition. It saw nearly 304,000 entries from 26 countries and continued the #ONESHOT tradition of celebrating artistry and commitment to the craft and the pro beauty industry.


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“All 617 finalists—and every photo submitted—were celebrated ‘one shot at a time’ … at BTC’s #ONESHOT Hair Awards, broadcast live from the Gaylord National Resort in Washington, D.C.,” the organizers then wrote. “Hosted by BTC’s Mary Rector and Kevin Gable, we awarded 19 #BIGSHOT Awards to session artists, platform artists, and educators for stunning studio work, and 25 #HOTSHOT Awards to hairdressers doing real hair behind the chair.”


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Emma Mendez, who has been doing hair for over 12 and has been a licensed hairstylist for the last 5, also entered the competition. “I heard about the #ONESHOT Hair Awards by following Behind The Chair,” she told Bored Panda. “I have been tagging them since 2014 and always asked myself why I wasn’t featured or why wasn’t I ever entered into the awards. Then when I saw my feature on #behindthechair and #oneshothairawards I could not believe it.”


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Mendez absolutely loves changing people’s lives and making them feel great about themselves. “I love giving them the ‘yes’ that many other stylists said no to,” she said. “I love creating and making others feel powerful about themselves. The most satisfying feeling is when a client gets up and says [something like] “Oh my God, I can’t believe this is me!’ It’s the most gratifying feeling in the world. I enjoy every bit of my career because it has become a lifestyle for me, not a job.”


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During the pandemic, Mendez decided to get the most out of her time. She said to herself this year she is going to push herself and take risks she has never taken before. And she did. “I broke nights and took on models for free so I could create content. And it’s paying off, thank God!”

“I have learned that there are no excuses. If you want something, you must go for it! No matter what it takes, your time shall come.”


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Steph Powell, who has been a licensed hairstylist for 2 and a half years, also participated in the contest. “I entered because there’s nothing to lose!” Powell told Bored Panda. “It’s so easy to post a photo of my work, and use the appropriate hashtags, and I’m instantly in the running. You never know what will catch the judges’ eyes, so it’s better to try than not try.”

Powell submitted one of her favorite color transformations she has done so far—a gorgeous, fiery hairstyle that reminds of warm summer evenings and picturesque sunsets.


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Like Janna Mandell pointed out, the urge to dye your hair a candy-colored hue can give you a sense of freedom and expression when you’re confined in almost every aspect of your life.

But if you decide to undertake such a challenge, you need to use common color sense. For example, if your hair is a yellowish shade of blond and you want to go blue, you could end up with green hair. Keep your expectations realistic and remember that many of the photos on Instagram, in general, are heavily filtered.

There is, however, a silver lining if things go wrong. Vivid hair color dye is semi-permanent, which means it could sit on your hair anywhere from a few shampoos to a few months, depending on the condition of your hair, how often you wash it, and which brand of dye you use.


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Before you begin, throw down some towels and cover all surfaces. Then, get yourself a small mixing bowl, applicator brush, gloves, Vaseline for your hairline and ears, and a good two or three hours.

“For brunettes, dark colors like purple, blue, and magenta show up better than pastels,” Connie McGrath, founder of Veer & Wander Salon and Apothecary in San Francisco, said. “The demarcation line isn’t as visible, so the color looks better when it grows out.”

McGrath prefers pretty pastels on blond hair, especially if you have overgrown highlights and balayage.

“Pastels blend beautifully with overgrown highlights. Apply the color all over and the lighter pieces will grab the color more intensely, giving you dimension.”


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If you opt to pre-lighten (bleach), consider the price. And we’re not just talking about dollars. “Lightening can be extremely damaging to the hair,” Nicole Giannini, owner of Siren Beauty Space in the San Francisco Bay Area, said. “Be careful to keep the bleach at least a half-inch from the scalp and avoid bleaching over pre-bleached hair, which can cause major breakage.”


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In terms of artistic method, McGrath suggested the following technique: Take random pieces of hair, focusing more around the front, and back-comb the pieces (this diffuses the hard lines and gives you a more balayage-like effect). From there, wrap the coated pieces in foil.

After you have achieved your desired shade, shampoo and take out the color. As a rule of thumb, Giannini recommended lightening hair to the shade of the inside of a banana peel to really make the color you add later pop.


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Keep in mind that blondes should apply color to damp hair, while those with darker hair should apply color to dry hair. “Blond hair is more porous than dark hair, so dampening it protects it from taking on too much color,” McGrath said.

Section out the pre-lightened hair and apply color liberally with the brush. Then massage through with gloves to make sure every strand is evenly saturated. “You don’t want a spotty end result,” Giannini added.


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McGrath and Giannini both explicitly stressed the importance of using a deep conditioner after you rinse. Giannini also swore by doing an apple cider vinegar rinse (1 part apple cider vinegar to 8 parts water) as your final step after conditioning to close the hair cuticle.


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Just keep in mind that vivid color will fade. Warm and hot showers, frequent shampooing, sun, and previous damage can all speed up fading. Make sure to use a shampoo that is sulfate-free and a conditioner and/or styling product with UV blockers to protect your tresses. McGrath also suggested putting some of your leftover color in your conditioner, which will brighten your color every time you use it.


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However, if you want to infuse your hair with color but can’t decide on a particular look, you might want to take it easy. “Bold colors need a lot of maintenance in regards to hair treatments and color glaze and so forth,” Emma Mendez added. “I always tell clients if you are not sure of what color you want, you should start slow with something more natural and build up as you feel more comfortable with color. Let’s be sure that color brings joy to the soul.”


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Steph Powell added that it would also be a good idea to find a specialist who does the kind of hair you like and set up a consultation. “We are always brimming with ideas and we can help guide you to a color or style that will best fit what you’re interested in, as well as your lifestyle and what you are willing to maintain.”


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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/28-women-who-chose-an-unusual-color-for-their-hair-and-ended-up-looking-badass/

Smartphone Snaps Surprise in The 2021 Mobile Photography Awards

Winner – Water, Snow, Ice. ‘San Clemente’. iPhone XS Max

Roger Clay

Established in 2011, the Mobile Photography Awards is a unique contest; as much as chronicle of smartphone camera evolution as a celebration of the art of mobile photography. In its 10th year it presents an indisputable case for the power of modern mobile photography.

More: Mobile Photography Awards h/t: newatlas

Winner – Black & White. ‘Horse Play’. iPhone 5C

Alessandra Manzotti

“If it’s true what Henri Cartier-Bresson says, that our first 10,000 photos will be our worst, then mobile photography has given people an historic opportunity to quickly get past 10,001,” the MPA writes on its website.

Winner – Transportation. ‘Untitled’. Xiaomi MI10

Chen Ma

Spanning 20 broad categories, this year’s selection of celebrated images present a calibre of artistry equal to the best seen in any professional photography contest. From extraordinary macro shots to spectacular time-lapse landscapes, it is clear smartphone cameras are now capable of capturing any kind of photographic style or aesthetic.

Grand Prize Winner. iPhone 11 Pro Max

Dan Liu

Grand Prize Winner. iPhone 11 ProMax

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Winner – Street Photography. ‘Stuart Street, Boston’. iPhone 7

Jeff Larason

Winner – Travel, Adventure. ‘Reverence’. Huawei

Jinyi He

Winner – Architecture, Design. ‘The Beauty of Arches’. iPhone XR

Mona Jumaan

Winner – Eyes of the World. ‘Cantonese Opera’. Vivo X50Pro

Queenie Cheen

Winner – Macro. ‘Duo’. Samsung Galaxy S8

Fabio Sartori

Winner – The Darkness. ‘Late Night’. iPhone 8 Plus

George Koutsouvelis

Winner – Landscapes. ‘Lake Baikal’. Huawei.

Juan Zas Espinosa

Winner – People. ‘Look Back’. Google Pixel 3

Rohan Sajeev

Honorable Mention – Architecture and Design. ‘HDB’. iPhone 12 Pro Max

Mengguo Li

Honorable Mention – Architecture and Design. ‘New York 6066’. iPhone 6 Plus

Lynne Deutch

Honorable Mention – Architecture and Design. ‘Pink’. iPhone 8 Plus

Yuexiang Wang

Honorable Mention – Architecture and Design. ‘Forum Frost’. iPhone XS

Michelle Simmons

Honorable Mention – Architecture and Design. ‘Lines Don’t Lie’. iPhone 11

Vince Keresnyei

Honorable Mention – Macro. ‘Dragonfly’

Yunchao Ma

Honorable Mention – Landscapes. ‘Namib Desert’

Goran Jovic

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/smartphone-snaps-surprise-in-the-2021-mobile-photography-awards/

Smartphone Snaps Surprise in The 2021 Mobile Photography Awards

Winner – Water, Snow, Ice. ‘San Clemente’. iPhone XS Max

Roger Clay

Established in 2011, the Mobile Photography Awards is a unique contest; as much as chronicle of smartphone camera evolution as a celebration of the art of mobile photography. In its 10th year it presents an indisputable case for the power of modern mobile photography.

More: Mobile Photography Awards h/t: newatlas

Winner – Black & White. ‘Horse Play’. iPhone 5C

Alessandra Manzotti

“If it’s true what Henri Cartier-Bresson says, that our first 10,000 photos will be our worst, then mobile photography has given people an historic opportunity to quickly get past 10,001,” the MPA writes on its website.

Winner – Transportation. ‘Untitled’. Xiaomi MI10

Chen Ma

Spanning 20 broad categories, this year’s selection of celebrated images present a calibre of artistry equal to the best seen in any professional photography contest. From extraordinary macro shots to spectacular time-lapse landscapes, it is clear smartphone cameras are now capable of capturing any kind of photographic style or aesthetic.

Grand Prize Winner. iPhone 11 Pro Max

Dan Liu

Grand Prize Winner. iPhone 11 ProMax

Dan Liu

Winner – Street Photography. ‘Stuart Street, Boston’. iPhone 7

Jeff Larason

Winner – Travel, Adventure. ‘Reverence’. Huawei

Jinyi He

Winner – Architecture, Design. ‘The Beauty of Arches’. iPhone XR

Mona Jumaan

Winner – Eyes of the World. ‘Cantonese Opera’. Vivo X50Pro

Queenie Cheen

Winner – Macro. ‘Duo’. Samsung Galaxy S8

Fabio Sartori

Winner – The Darkness. ‘Late Night’. iPhone 8 Plus

George Koutsouvelis

Winner – Landscapes. ‘Lake Baikal’. Huawei.

Juan Zas Espinosa

Winner – People. ‘Look Back’. Google Pixel 3

Rohan Sajeev

Honorable Mention – Architecture and Design. ‘HDB’. iPhone 12 Pro Max

Mengguo Li

Honorable Mention – Architecture and Design. ‘New York 6066’. iPhone 6 Plus

Lynne Deutch

Honorable Mention – Architecture and Design. ‘Pink’. iPhone 8 Plus

Yuexiang Wang

Honorable Mention – Architecture and Design. ‘Forum Frost’. iPhone XS

Michelle Simmons

Honorable Mention – Architecture and Design. ‘Lines Don’t Lie’. iPhone 11

Vince Keresnyei

Honorable Mention – Macro. ‘Dragonfly’

Yunchao Ma

Honorable Mention – Landscapes. ‘Namib Desert’

Goran Jovic

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/smartphone-snaps-surprise-in-the-2021-mobile-photography-awards/

Into the Wild with The World Nature Photography Award Winners

Grand Prize Winner, Gold – Animals in their Habitat. ‘The World Is Going Upside Down’. Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), Tanjung Puting National Park, Borneo

Thomas Vijayan

The inaugural World Nature Photography Awards has delivered a strong collection of images showcasing the breadth of the planet’s natural wonders. From unusual animal perspectives to spectacular landscapes, here is a selection of highlights.

More: WNPA h/t: newatlas

Silver – Animals in their Habitat. ‘Fox’. Red fox (Vulpes vulpes), Bohemian Forest, Czech Republic

Vladimir Cech

“We’ve been thrilled with the quality of work that was entered into the awards,” says Adrian Dinsdale, the competition’s co-founder. “It was such a privilege to see the competition’s philosophy come to life – our photographers really are shining a spotlight on the wonders of the natural world in a way that reminds us to do everything we can to protect the future of our planet.”

Bronze – Animals in their habitat. ‘Survival of the fittest’. Male kongoni. Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Arlette Magiera

As well as celebrating the art of nature photography, the competition was also founded to support climate change charities. All profits generated by the competition in 2021 go to a pair of organizations working to improve the future of the planet.

Gold – Behavior, Mammals. ‘Lion Fight’. Serengeti, Tanzania

Patrick Nowotny

Silver – Behavior, Mammals. ‘Muddy Rhino’. White rhino bull. Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Darren Donovan

Bronze – Behavior, Mammals. ‘The Play Fight’. Sub-adult tiger cubs. Dhikala Corbett Tiger Reserve, India

Nabarun Majumdar

Gold – Animal Portraits. Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, India

Nick Dale

Bronze – Animal Portraits. ‘The Inside Joke’. Eurasian red squirrel. Espelo, the Netherlands

Femke van Willigen

Gold – Behavior, Birds. ‘Flying Saucer’. Great horned owl. High River, Alberta, Canada

Dale Paul

Silver – Behavior, Birds. ‘Sedge Wren Splits’. Cape Pembroke, Stanley, Falkland Islands

Andy Pollard

Gold – Black and White. ‘Long Live the King’. Ulysses, one of the last remaining great tuskers. Kenya

Harry Skeggs

Silver – Black and White. Whitebark Pine, Three Sisters Wilderness, Oregon

Robert Nowak

Silver – People and Nature. ‘We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat’. Northern giant petrel. Ningaloo Reef, Australia

Naomi Rose

Gold – Landscapes and Environments. ‘Spirit of the Ice’. Mount Cavallazza, Paneveggio-Pale San Martino Natural Park, Italy

Alessandro Gruzza

Silver – Landscapes and Environments. ‘Before the Storm’. Coast of El Pris, northern Tenerife. El Pris, Tenerife, Canary Island

Mustafa Demirors

Bronze – Landscapes and Environments. ‘Morning Solitude’. Sunrise at Green River Lake. Green River Lake in Wyoming, USA

Shawna Hinkel

Gold – Plants and Fungi. ‘Mist at the Swamp’. Bald cypress (AKA swamp cypress). East Texas, USA

Doron Talmi

Bronze – Plants and Fungi. ‘The Last Leaves’. Gutai Mountains, Maramures, Romania

Susanna Patras

Silver – Nature Art. ‘Burnt Place’. Surrey, UK

Jasper Goodall

Gold – Behavior, Invertebrates. ‘Heart Wheel’. Damselflies. Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Tze Siong Tan

Gold – Behavior, Amphibians and Reptiles. ‘The Kiss’. Two European common brown frogs. Aveto Regional Natural Park, Italy

Vittorio Ricci

Bronze – Behavior, Amphibians and Reptiles. ‘Burps’. Green crested lizard (Bronchocela Cristatella). Windsor Nature Park, Singapore

Endy

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/into-the-wild-with-the-world-nature-photography-award-winners/

Spectacular Winning Images of The Tokyo International Foto Awards 2020

Here are the winners of the 2020 Tokyo International Awards. The winners receive prizes that are up to $3,000 USD. Tokyo International Foto awards recognize, honor and connect talented photographers from around the world to new audiences and new eyes in the creative circles of Tokyo, Japan. The competition is open to everyone and invites photographers from all over the world to enter their work.

Summer Fairies (Nature, Gold) by Kazuaki Koseki

“Himehotaru” living in the summer night forest, females cannot fly, only males, fireflies, an indigenous species of Japan, fly around the summer forest while repeating a blink of a short time, reminiscent of Christmas illumination.

More: Tokyo International Foto Awards, Facebook h/t: 121clicks

Queen (Advertising/Fashion, Bronze) by Christian Zink

“Astonishingly, the photo is not a composing. It was taken in Croatia in 12m depth. The dress is a parachute.”

Heaven On Earth (Nature, Gold) by Saowanee Suntararak

“I took this picture on a November morning. It is a scenery of Mt.Fuji with red maple leaves in autumn.”

Kiss (Nature/Wildlife, Gold) by Hong Chen

“I had a rare opportunity to see a giraffe give birth in Masai Mara, Kenya.

Ten years ago, my retired husband and I started our journey to see the world. We have since traveled to more than 50 countries and visited African more than 20 times. We used cameras to capture what we saw. The photos became the way to express our feelings.”

Pray For Earth (Nature/Landscapes, Gold) by Roksolyana Hilevych

“This shot I took on the Lofoten Islands in an unknown place that I found going around the Gimsoya Islands (take part of Lofoten). That night was freezing; the temperature touched -20/-22C.”

A Sheep (Nature/Animals, 1st Place) by Claudia Guido

“Fluffiness level: 100000000! This picture is part of a promotional work commissioned by Tuscan Organic Tours.”

Empire Of The Stars (Nature, 2nd Place) by Craig Bill

“A long exposure still time-lapse day-to-night project consisting of over 700 exposures.”

I Am Not Disabled (Editorial, 2nd Place) by Silvia Alessi

“I met in Tokyo several amputated people who were not considering themselves disabled. Dancer Koichi Omae told me, ‘if you do not feel physical pain, mental suffering, or practical difficulties, you are not disabled,’ he told me, ‘so I am not.’ Punk pop singer Masami Orimo decided not only to show her prosthesis on stage but also to play it like a stringed musical instrument. Illustrator Makiko Sugawa knows that clothes and fashion can greatly impact how a woman feels about herself. So if a woman with a disability can be “stylish,” other girls in the same condition can follow her example.

I work as a hairstylist near Milan, Italy. My passions are travel and photography. My last photographic project is called skin. I wanted to tell the story of albino people and acid attacked women in India.”

Misty Morning (Advertising/Travel/Tourism, Silver) by Kurt Gardner

“Captured on 6th Lake in The Adirondacks. The foggy morning here creates a unique environment to explore.”

Praying (People, Gold) by Rudy Oei

“Mt. Bromo, East Java – Indonesia.”

Swamps’ Colors (Nature/Trees, Gold) by Mauro Battistelli

“Incredible colors of the swamps in the late autumn. Kayaking at night is an unreal experience, and these wonderful trees are unique.”

The Philosopher (Nature/Pets, Gold) by Mariko Klug

“My dog Lobo enjoying the view over a frozen lake. Taken and edited with iPhone 6s.”

Roaring Storm (Nature/Seasons, Gold) by Alexandru Popovski

“An image of a storm cell moving towards the Island in the Florida Keys.”

Treasures (Fine Art/Collage, Gold) by Cheraine Collette

“Demonstrating the treasures of humanity combined with the treasures from nature. Humanity often creates treasures in their own worlds, distancing from the world around them. Each treasure confirming us as the pinnacles of creation. But with each treasure we achieve, we often forget we are connected with mother nature and that we, ourselves, are products of her grand architecture and are a part of her beautiful but fragile treasure.”

Keyhole (Fine Art/Landscape, Bronze) by Craig Bill

“Ice Cave in Alaska’s Matanuska Glacier.”

Fishermen Of The Mangroves (Fine Art, 1st Place) by Les Sharp

“They fished with hand nets for many centuries, but the insatiable public demand for fish has depleted the fish stock or spawned modern technology to fill the gap. So now, their ancient tradition has all but disappeared, leaving the last of the fisherman to re-enact their traditional skills.”

Ribbon Dance (Nature/Aerial, 1st Place) by Richard Li

“I loved to taking a helicopter to Lake Magadi when I travel to Kenya. The transformed patterns on the surface of the Lake with Flamingos living there are always amazed me.

The camera is my third eye to explore the wonder of the world. Although every photo I took is an expression of my feelings, what I love the most is wildlife photography. I hope to take more beautiful photos in my lifetime and leave the most lovely memories of mine to the world.”

Quiver Tree At Night (Nature/Trees, Silver) by Gigi Williams

“The amazing quiver trees in Namibia are a sight to behold. I wanted a different view and so painted the tree with a red light to show up against the starlit sky.”

A Highway Of Flowers (Nature/Panoramic, Gold) by Giorgio Graj

“That night, it seemed to be in front of a highway of flowers that passed under a bridge of stars. Not a traveler, not a photographer, not a bird … but I love to travel, to photograph and to fly.”

Silent Hills (Nature/Trees, Gold) by Manfred Zobrist

“Gentle snow-covered hills with single trees, Central Switzerland.”

Wave Time (Nature/Panoramic, Bronze) by Craig Bill

“The Wave” Formation on Northern Arizona, USA.

Jigoku Dayu (Advertising/Fashion, Bronze) by Daisuke Kiyota

Mursi Child (Fine Art/Portrait, Silver) by Svetlin Yosifov

“The Mursi tribe is an African tribe from the isolated Omo Valley in Southern Ethiopia near the Sudan border. The photo is part of the album “Ethiopian tribes expedition” 2018.”

Dragon’s Eye (Nature/Aerial, Gold) by James Rushforth

“An aerial view of bubbling hot springs deep in the Icelandic highlands. The area has a particularly high silica content, resulting in some beautifully intricate geothermal formations of polished white geyserite.”

Fresh Meat (Advertising/Fashion, 1st Place) by Sh Sadler

“What do we consider beauty in 2020? With an unrelenting quest for youth, admiration, and a highly controlled self-image, how far are we straying from the maxim that “beauty is only skin deep”?”

Women Protesting In Poland Over Abortion Ban (Editorial, 1st Place) by Bartosz Mateńko

“Women’s strike Portraits of participants protest against the abortion ban in Szczecin, Poland, Oct. 26-30, 2020. Angered women and their supporters block rush-hour traffic in many cities of Poland. Nationwide protests against the recent court ruling that tightened further Poland’s restrictive abortion law. The court effectively banned almost all abortions. The symbol of the fight was the sign of red lightning visible on the participants’ faces and masks.”

Drying Fish (Advertising/Travel/Tourism, Silver) by Phan Khánh

“Long Hai fish market, Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Vietnam is the place to buy and sell seafood, especially dried scad, with the scientific name of Decapterus. Thousands of fry trays are dried on rooftops and yards by hundreds of workers.”

Great White (Nature/Underwater, Gold) by Brice Weaver

“What an amazing week diving with Carcharodon carcharias (great white sharks) at Guadalupe Island on the Nautilus Under Sea. You can choose to watch life through a screen or go out and live it. Diving with great whites has been a dream of mine ever since I could remember reading about Jacques-Yves Cousteau.”

Urban Tetris (Fine Art/Abstract, 1st Place) by Mariyan Atanasov

“Urban Tetris is a photographic urban exploration project inspired by the famous block game “Tetris” in Sofia, Bulgaria.”

Aqua Marine (Architecture, 2nd Place) by Vincent Dupont-Blackshaw

“Hotel swimming pools are always interesting, often beautifully old-fashioned and sometimes with a view overlooking the city. In this one, you can even see the famous CN Tower.”

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/spectacular-winning-images-of-the-tokyo-international-foto-awards-2020/