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The best news photo collection from 2015

the most photos of the past year to watch

Hungarion version

Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

Just like in the recent years, I made a collection of the best photo selections of the past year. It containts most of the galleries of international news sites, from various countries and all such collections I could find in my own home country Hungary. This selection gives hours of browsing great photos. In my collection process […]

Collection of best news photos in 2014

most complete selection ever on the web

Hungarion version

Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

I couldn’t skip publishing this tsunami like list of photo collections from the best photos of the last year. At the end of the year picture editors at every most publications have an urge to make galleries that look back on the events of the year passing by. This year is no different in this regard so I too created my collection of these selections made by others – just like I did in 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, etc…

Not all photo edits are unethical

BBC reacts photo manipulation charges

Hungarion version

Original photo by Clemens Bilan/DPP/AFP/Getty Images
Edit by BBC

Photo editors at Hungarian news website Origo found a photo that seems to be retouched before publication on the website of one of the radio channels operated by BBC. A portrait of one of the musicians has been cropped out from a group shot and some details in the background have been cloned out. BBC claims it is not a faking of the photo because the photo is not used as a news image.

No more need for photographers – or journalists

I doubt it is that way, but let's play with the thought

Hungarion version

I disagree with the statement in the title but the recurring photographer layoffs and many comments suggest this. This time a journalist expressed his quite similar opinion. I think he just challenged his fate because it is a dangerous thing to start prove your boss that everyone can be replaced with cheaper workforce – they might believe you and take it serious.

National Geographic’s mobile phone adventure

pro photographer with 41 megapixel Nokia

Hungarion version

Stephen Alvarez mobile snaps for National Geographic

Another photographer gave up his objection against mobile photography. This time it is National Geographic’s Setephen Alvarez who decided to jump into photographing for his magazine with a mobile. He uses the 41 megapixel Nokia not yet available everywhere (cetainly not in Hungary), but his adventure has a great marketing value for the manufacturer – yes it is clearly advertising them.