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What professional photographers really think of your Instagrams #PhotoWeek

One of the best things about the advent of apps, sharing sites and high-tech cameras in recent years is the way we all get to pretend we’re photographers. Thankfully the days of getting your holiday snaps back to find a roll of 30 blurry, thumb-obscured disasters are a mere memory – one that we’ve quickly buried under thousands of other, …

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Lauren BravoWhat professional photographers really think of your Instagrams #PhotoWeek

Battle of the 20s: the 20MP Sony Xperia Z2 and Nokia Lumia 930 cameras go head-to-head #PhotoWeek

At the culmination of #PhotoWeek, we’re pitching two rival flagship phones with 20-megapixel cameras against each other in an epic duel of flash and film. Who’s fastest? Who’s brightest? Who takes the best selfies? It’s the waterproof Android Sony Xperia Z2 vs the weighty Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 930 in a fight to the photo finish. The rules The phones …

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Holly BrockwellBattle of the 20s: the 20MP Sony Xperia Z2 and Nokia Lumia 930 cameras go head-to-head #PhotoWeek

Nokia Lumia 930 review: Nokiasoft’s first flagship is pretty good – for a Windows Phone

With Nokia’s devices division now completely owned by Microsoft, the happy couple’s first high-end joint venture is this glossy, blocky handset with the best Windows Phone specs we’ve seen. The Lumia 930 certainly looks the part, but is this the phone to finally tempt Android and iOS fans into the Windows Phone stable? The handset 6/10 At first, I really …

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Holly BrockwellNokia Lumia 930 review: Nokiasoft’s first flagship is pretty good – for a Windows Phone
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A view from a bridge: which London bridge has the best view? #PhotoWeek

Image via Vladimir Rogers at Flickrcc London has multiple bridges straddling the River Thames, many of them providing incredible views spanning the city – they are tourist honeypots in their own right, and quite rightly so. Whether you’re walking, driving or cycling, whether it’s stormy or sunny, each bridge provides a unique view of the vast metropolis. For #PhotoWeek, I went …

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Sadie HaleA view from a bridge: which London bridge has the best view? #PhotoWeek
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Spruced Up: Meet the app that will make our photos perfect

Just when you thought life was filtered enough, a new tool comes along to set the bar for photo perfection even higher. Unlike the usual amateur apps, Spruced Up! offers the chance to have your photos retouched by professionals. Founded by photographer Rob Willingham, the team behind the screen claim to have had a hand in campaigns for the likes …

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Lauren BravoSpruced Up: Meet the app that will make our photos perfect

Ellen DeGeneres officially wins at selfies with star-studded Oscars photo

Ellen DeGeneres has managed to break the record for most retweets EVER with this awesome star-studded selfie taken at last night’s Oscars. If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars pic.twitter.com/C9U5NOtGap— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014 So…

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Becca CaddyEllen DeGeneres officially wins at selfies with star-studded Oscars photo

Inappropriate selfies Tumblr – think funerals, car crashes and worse

Today's Tumblr needs to approached with a degree of caution for it is a gallery of people shooting selfies in rather inappropriate places. Like this fella who shot himself with a large fire burning behind him. There's much, much worse…

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Ashley NorrisInappropriate selfies Tumblr – think funerals, car crashes and worse

Has Nokia just confirmed the EOS PureView 41mp cameraphone?

One of the most exciting phones of 2013 looks set to be Nokia's 41 mega pixel cameraphone the EOS PureView. Except that the handset hasn't yet been confirmed by the company. Or has it? Nokia posted the above image on…

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Ashley NorrisHas Nokia just confirmed the EOS PureView 41mp cameraphone?

Nokia's EOS PureView – looks like it could be the most desirable new phone of the summer

So how do you differentiate your flagship phone from your rivals?If you are Samsung you go for a larger screen size and stack it out with software goodies. If you are Sony you make it waterproof and ensure that the…

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Ashley NorrisNokia's EOS PureView – looks like it could be the most desirable new phone of the summer

PicMonkey for Christmas: Instagram-style photo editing gets festive

One of our favourite online photo editing sites, PicMonkey, has had a new, festive makeover for the Christmas season, allowing users to add all kinds of snowy, wintery and twee effects to their photos. Just like before, you upload…

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Becca CaddyPicMonkey for Christmas: Instagram-style photo editing gets festive

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: 10 Mobile photography gadgets & accessories

Although cool lens dials or handy tripods may seem like strange Christmas presents when the rest of your family are handing out sweaters and chocolates, there are plenty of gadgets and accessories available at the moment that'd make perfect stocking…

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Becca CaddyCHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: 10 Mobile photography gadgets & accessories