Tag: photography

Faces of Freshers’ Week selfie competition

The world seems full of selfie’s and everyone would love to see all of yours!  We are running a competition for the the most fun and original selfie shared this week.  The competition runs all week until 9am next Monday

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Book Cover Blending

No, it’s not some new culinary excess from Heston Blumenthal, but rather a sort of literary selfie – take a look. If you feel inspired, have a go and send your pics to uoplib@gmail.com and we’ll put them in a

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 30/04/14

Untold The stories behind the photographs Steve McCurry Who could have foreseen that when a young photographer travelled to Afghanistan in 1984 the school girl he would meet and photograph would become an icon representing the pain and conflict of

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Show us your Shelfies

What’s a shelfie? Well a bit like a selfie, but instead of taking a picture of yourself  you take a picture of your book shelf.  We thought it might be fun to compile a gallery of shelfies from staff and

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RIBA offers workshops in drawing and photography

The good thing about being a member of ARCLIB (Architecture Librarians Group) is that you get to hear about some interesting offers such as the special student discounted rates RIBA are offering for their architectural drawing and photography workshops.

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Extreme Photoshop

I use Photoshop when preparing pictures for the Library website, and sometimes a little enhancement is required – but so far nothing compared to this …

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Persian rug patterns using Google Maps

Aerial photo images extracted from Google Maps have been pieced together to form images that look like complex Persian rug patterns. http://beautifuldecay.com/2013/04/01/aerial-photographs-that-look-like-intricate-persian-rug-patterns-created-with-google-maps/

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ridiculous Christmas

After yesterday’s seriousness, we thought this might be a little more lighthearted.  Thirteen photos Time magazine: http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1944094,00.html

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Britain from Above

Britain from Above is a project aimed at conserving photographs dating from 1919 to 1953 that form the Aerofilms collection.  The site is searchable or you can browse using a map of Great Britain. There is also an opportunity to

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Artist Jon Rafman has been collecting screen captures of Google Street Views. Many of the images are remarkable and some just plain weird. They appear to be, as the artist states on his blog, “more truthful and more transparent” because

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