Powerful photos capture the student protests in Mexico barely anyone is talking about 

While the world has focused its attention on the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, there’s another student movement gaining steam on the other side of the world.

The unfolding protests gripping Mexico began in the small town of Iguala, in the southwest region of Guerrero state, where the disappearance of 43 student teachers on the night of Sept. 26 has sparked outrage amid allegations of collaboration between local police and organized crime.

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Low Light Photography 101

I thought these fungi photographs I took in the woods the other day were a great example of some low light photography. Mushrooms love those dark, moist little corners and who can blame them.

So what we’re looking to do here is attain sharp, well lit images with a nice dynamic range that looks good on the histogram with sharp, blur free details, and there are a couple ways to get that result. Here they are in my preferred order:

  • Set your aperture as wide as you can without losing more detail than you’d like
  • Set your shutter speed to the lowest you can without getting motion blur, 1/50second for a 50mm lens, although I like to keep it above 1/60
  • Boost your ISO until you can change the above setting to suit your needs

It’s really that simple. The other option is to get yourself a tripod so you can use slower shutter speeds, although this can be ineffective with moving subjects.

Photos by Iain A

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The Mystical World Of Mushrooms Captured In Photos

Most people consider mushrooms to be the small, ugly cousins of the plant kingdom, but theirs is a surprisingly beautiful and wonderful world waiting to be explored. These beautiful mushrooms, captured by enthusiastic nature photographers, are a far cry from the ones you find in the woods or your local grocery store.

Most mushrooms, as we know them, are actually just the reproductive structure of the fungus they belong to – their fungal networks expand far further underground, and some fungi don’t even sprout the sort of mushrooms that we’re used to seeing. In fact, depending on your definition of “organism,” the largest living organism in the world is a fungus – there’s a honey mushroom colony in Oregon that occupies about 2,000 acres of land!

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