1. Family life: An Easter get-together, Turning Japanese and Mums Irish cream

    Readers favourite photographs, songs and recipes

    This photo is of my dad, Laurence Skaife, carrying my daughter Sarah in 1983. For me, it sums up our annual mass family Easter holidays.

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  2. That’s me in the picture: Gwion Moore, Lehman Brothers employee, on the eve of the 2008 financial collapse

    'Even if you know a bank is going to go bankrupt, the managers have to play out the act - and that's what they did'

    I was out of place at this meeting for a couple of reasons. I was in the wrong trousers, for a start: I had just taken all my work clothes the bankers’ uniform of grey suits to the dry cleaner’s, in the expectation that Lehman might soon collapse and I’d have to find another job. And this wasn’t even my department: I was what they call a ”structurer”, advising institutional clients, such as pension schemes and insurance companies, on investment strategy and risk management. This meeting, which took place on 11 September 2008, was in the global finance department. I just went along to eavesdrop, which is why I’m hiding away at the back on the left.

    The shot was taken through the window and, along with pictures of employees carting boxes of their belongings out of the office, went on to become emblematic of the 2008 crisis. It’s strange looking at it now: I’m surprised to see only one woman, for a start. It wasn’t that masculine an environment.

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  3. Instagram Takeover: Muhammed Muheisen in Zaatari and Pakistan

    Moving photos by the two-time Pulitzer winner capture what life is like in refugee camps

    With the Syrian Civil War in its third year and new allegations of chemical attacks perpetrated by the Assad regime in the news, two-time Pulitzer prize-winning photojournalist Muhammed Muheisen traveled to the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan to document lives of the displaced. Drawn to his striking compositions and ability to capture dignity and joy in the face of intense struggle, American Photo reached out to Muheisen to have him take over our Instagram feed (@americanphotomag) for the week of September 19 - 26.

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  4. Texas court upholds right to take ‘upskirt’ photos

    Judges strike down part of statute, saying inherently expressive medium of photography is part of right to free speech

    A court has upheld the constitutional right of Texans to photograph strangers as an essential component of freedom of speech - even if those images should happen to be surreptitious upskirt pictures of women taken for the purposes of sexual gratification.

    Criticising an anti-creepshot law as a paternalistic intrusion on a persons right to be aroused, the Texas court of criminal appeals struck down part of the states improper photography or visual recording statute which banned photographing, broadcasting or transmitting a visual image of another person without the others consent and with the intention to arouse or gratify sexual desire.

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  5. New Gear: Schneider-Kreuznach 35mm F/1.6 and 50mm F/1.4 DSLR Lenses

    New Gear: Schneider-Kreuznach 35mm F/1.6 and 50mm F/1.4 DSLR Lenses

    Another option for super-high-end DSLR lenses is on the horizon

    If you only have experience in the digital photography world, then it seems forgivable if you’re not familiar with Schneider-Kreuznach. The lens maker, however, has been making extremely high-quality lenses since well before megapixels were even a thing. Now, they’re releasing a line of super high-end DSLR lenses that will be looking to compete with others like the massive and beautiful Zeiss Otus glass.

    There are three lenses set to debut down the road. The Xenon 1.6/35 is a 35mm lens with a maximum aperture of F/1.6. The second is a 1.4/50mm, and both lenses will have an electrical interface with the camera so you can check your focus using the indicator in the camera. The Nikon version will also have a mechanical, automatic iris. The third lens is an 85mm F/2.4 Macro Symmar lens.

    All three lenses will be available in Canon and Nikon mounts, but there’s no word on release date or pricing yet. They won’t be cheap, but they all also likely be extremely good.

    They’re also going to be massive. According to a PDF guide released by the company, the two shorter lenses will have a front diameter of 85.5mm and the macro will have a 92.8mm front element.

    If super high-end manual focus DSLR lenses are becoming a trend, then that’s one trend we can really get behind.

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  6. Unseen photo fair: the Amsterdam weirdfest jampacked with genius

    From barbecued photobooks to inflatable bouncy-castle clouds and the madcap brilliance of Augustin Rebetez, many shades of weird are converging in Amsterdam for the 2014 show

    This years Unseen photo fair in Amsterdam is unusally surreal.

    In the entrance hall, an escalator takes punters one by one up to a giant inflated cloud, which explodes with light when you leap on it. A picture of every jumping person is instantly loaded on to an ever-growing photographic cloud for the project, Trust the Cloud.

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  7. Weekly highlights: Scottish independence referendum, Heritage Open Days and night trains

    Weve been getting such great contributions from our readers that we want to share them on our blog. Here are some of this weeks highlights

    If theres an assignment that were not running that you think we should please do let us know by sharing your ideas with us.

    Scotland voted no to independence in yesterdays referendum, but ahead of the vote we encouraged young people to share their photos, videos and stories about their thoughts and opinions on independence. Hayel Wartemberg sent in this inspiring spoken word video on Englishness.

    Short film about the idea of Englishness in the context of the Scottish referendum.

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    We have a City and Guilds course in Horticulture for Key Stage 4 students. We dug up an area of the grounds and built a series of raised beds which the students look after, growing food that we sell to the school canteen and the annual Summer Fair

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    I am wearing the big glasses. I am sixteen years old and now 68. Still the same person.

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    Exeter College Fellows’ Garden is rarely open to the public and the only place to enjoy this view of Radcliffe Square.

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    New York Jets cheerleaders in pre-season mood v Indiana Colts Aug 14

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    a few feathers, a wasp’s nest, a tin cup of pens … you know, the usual beloved debris and a little space to work

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    Pre match festivity outside Goodison Park before Everton’s match with Aston Villa, February 2014.

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    I’d heard tales about the night train from Oslo to Bergen, but nothing compares to waking up because of the alpine cold as the train barrels its way across the Hardangervidda, the highest plateau in Europe. Bathed in moonlight, I spent two hours in the middle of the night dazzled by the moonlight shining off of the July snow. As little congealed hamlets zip by, the train snakes through 182 wooden tunnels before pulling into warm and rainy Bergen.

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    My 6 year old spotted a cobra on the road and grabbed mums phone to take a picture. She kept her distance so the snake is rather small, but unfortunately it is also almost obscured by the finger that got in the way.

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  8. Relonch Camera Hands-on Photos

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    Hands-on gallery of photos of the new Relonch camera.

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  9. Phottix Indra500 TTL Studiolight Hands-on Photos

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    Hands-on gallery of photos of the new Phottix Indra500 TTL studiolight.

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  10. Yongnuo YN600EX-RT flash Hands-on Photos

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    Hands-on gallery of photos of the new Yongnuo YN600EX-RT flash.

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