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Gang of photos. Taken from all over the world.

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2013

An absolutely astounding number of pictures are shared every single day — half a billion, and rising. Here are TIME’s picks for the top ten photographs of 2013.

Enthusiast compact camera 2013 roundup: Digital Photography Review

Stepping up in the compact spectrum are cameras that tend to be aimed at photographers who want full photographic control. Good low-light performance, ability to shoot Raw, and accessible manual controls make these compacts a portable alternative to more bulky DSLRs. In the following pages, you’ll find what we liked and didn’t like about each camera, links to our test scenes to do image quality comparisons, and real-world galleries to give you a sense of how it performs outside the lab.

At Home He’€™s A Tourist –€“ On the Road

My roadtrip postings will be republished in a seperate blog called “On the Road”. Makes it easier to read. Have fun!

Exhibition: Walker Evans – Decade by Decade @ SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, Germany, September 21st, 2012—January 20th, 2013. Catalog available at Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern.

(Source: photographie-sk-kultur.de)

Marchand and Meffre's The Ruins of Detroit

Detroit used to be the industrial capital of the 20th century. Its decay is documented by French photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre.

Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre's The Ruins of Detroit

Marchand and Meffre write:

The state of ruin is temporary by nature, the volatile result of the end of an era and the fall of empires. […] Photography appeared to us as a modest way to keep a little bit of this ephemeral state.

The Ruins of Detroit is one the most beautiful photography books recently published.

Exhibition: Joel Sternfeld – Farbfotografien seit 1970 @ Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany, July 16th—October 23rd, 2011.

Exhibitions: Finding Vivian Maier, Chicago Street Photographer @ Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, January 8th—April 3rd, 2011.

Vivian Maier, Twinkle, twinkle, little star… @ Galerie Hilaneh von Kories, Hamburg, Germany, January 27th—April 28th, 2011.

(Source: taz.de)

Exhibition: New Topographics, Photographs of a Man-altered Landscape @ SK Stiftung Kultur / Photographische Sammlung, Cologne, Germany, January 21st—March 27th, 2011. Catalog available at Steidl & Partners, Göttingen.

(Source: photoscala.de)

Digital Photography Review

Simply the best and deepest in-depth reviews of digital cameras can be found at Digital Photography Review. You can compare cameras with interactive tools, get some useful information about lenses and you’ll learn a lot about digital imaging.

Digital Photography Review once was started in the UK back in 1998. Now it is among the 2,000 most visited websites on the internet.

Scott Kelby's Digital Photography

In the editorial reviews, the author and photographer Scott Kelby is being referred to as

the man who changed the digital darkroom forever.

Well, this scares me a little. However, if you want to gain some insight into digital photography and now are now looking for a good point to start with, Kelby’s three volume boxed set of Digital Photograpy is the book to read.

Scott Kelby's Digital Photography

According to the back cover you’ll get better-looking, sharper, more colorful, and more professional-looking photos every time. If all the promises are being kept? I don’t know, I’m only on page 22 yet. But you should be able to see the results here on my blog after some time. Stay tuned!