July 10, 2021

Take a Wide-Ranging Look At the History of Panoramic Photos, From the Civil War to the iPhone

Panoramic photos are almost as old as photography itself. Photographers have been capturing horizontal landscapes and large groups of people using a variety of techniques over the last century and a half. As photographic processes and camera technology evolved, so did the panorama. What began as a cumbersome process for professionals eventually morphed into an easy-to-use mode on the ubiquitous smartphones held in everybody's pockets.

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July 8, 2021

Finalists of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year Contest Bring Us Exceptional Views of the Stars

Exceptional images of the stars are on full display, as the Royal Observatory Greenwich has unveiled its shortlist for the thirteenth Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest. From the Northern Lights reflecting in the waters of remote Sweden to incredible views of spiral galaxies, the finalist images are an inspiring view into the world of astronomy.

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June 26, 2021

Photographer Goes Inside Chernobyl to Document the Post-Meltdown Nuclear Power Plant [Interview]

On April 26, 1986, an uncontrollable nuclear reaction began in the No. 4 reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in what was then the Soviet-controlled Ukrainian SSR. The meltdown quickly became the worst nuclear power disaster in history—only the Fukushima Daiichi disaster in Japan in 2011 would reach the same level of destruction and contamination. Today, the site sits within an exclusion zone of 19 miles in any direction.

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