Hot damn! It is December again! Where the heck did 2012 go, can you believe the year is almost over?Â This for sure is one year that flew past us all, not without a bevy of memorable photographs of artistic, journalistic and meme genres.Â Who can forget those hilarious text from Hillary?
On the serious side there were a number of photographs emanating from the Arab Spring and then the civil war in Syria.Â War photography has been used since the 1960â€™s but back then it was primarily used for history purposes inÂ today’sÂ internet age we receive photographs not only from professional photojournalist but also from the citizen journalist via Instagram such as the FreeSyria feed.Â Naturally, we should always analyze the source of any photograph as it could be used for propaganda purposes.Â However, regardless of whether the photograph is intended to sway public opinion or not we should appreciate the photojournalist who put themselves in harms way to report the worldâ€™s happenings; take a look at the 2012 World Press Photo contest winners. Â Do you have a favorite photograph for 2012? Â If so, share it in the comments section below.
Over the course of the year Nikon and Canon have released many new camera bodies and the megapixel count keeps rising but the necessary skills remain the same.Â Our writers at FYP have sought to bring you articles each week that teach and test your skills. We take great pleasure in bringing you a number of articles each month to bolster your photography skills and we have been doing so since 2009 feel free to check out our archives.
As the year rolls to a close we encourage you to record those special family moments to create your own personal archive of those special moments.
From our family to yours we wish you peaceful and happy holidays and a joyous new year.Â We look forward to bringing you many more great articles in 2013.
P.S. – Â If you havenâ€™t already heard the awesome Snapseed photography app for Android has just been released and can be downloaded free, as a boon for iOS users the app is now available on that platform at no charge.Â Download it and start snapping away.
P.P.S – On the bright side the barrage of photographs from the US Presidential election has stopped.