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Photography is all about light. When scouting out a location it’s important to look for the light source, as Mohandas has done in this picture of Taekwondo fighters in India by using the rays of light streaming in from the window.
Jeff Bachner got up close and personal with NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week at the 27th Annual White Castle Kingsboro Arm Wrestling Championships in Brighton Beach. By waiting for a strong expression and ensuring Bloomberg’s face is in sharp focus, Jeff has impressed again.
Your View contributor Ellie Kealey sent in a series of pictures on a rally held by women to support Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah. Not only are the pictures well composed and dynamic but the event is unusual. Ellie explains that a rally by only women is a rare event in Afghanistan. This particular group of women are Hazaras, who’s support Abdullah is seeking in the upcoming election.
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My initial contact with Abdinasir Mohamed Guled was when he submitted a photo to our user-generated content service, called You Witness at the time, now Your View. The caption read “hi reuters” and the location was listed as Mogadishu suqa holaha district. This was enough to peak my attention.
I spoke with Abdinasir, who at the time was busy covering the story of pirates off the Somali coast. Below is his account of his journey from contributor to You Witness to regular stringer for Reuters.
Davide Elias is a regular contributor to Your View and in the following blog recounts his experience covering the devastating earthquake in L’Aquila.
Early on April 6, the town of L’Aquila, central Italy, was struck by a strong earthquake. My home town, Brescia, is about 600km (375 miles) from L’Aquila. I wanted to travel to the quake zone to take some pictures. I headed to the area the next evening, taking with me two cameras and two lenses (a 10-20 mm and a 70-200mm). I left my 400mm lens at home.