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Pictures showing moments right before frightening incidents

 

Nobody knows if a historical catastrophe will happen seconds or even minutes away. All of the most frightening incidents have happened without any sign, they were all kind of spontaneous. Those incidents could be accidents, explosions, climate eruptions, mass shootings, or assassinations… All of them share a common effect: wrecking properties and destroying human lives.

Challenger, less than 2 minutes before exploding

January 28, 1986.

The legacy of one of NASA’s space shuttles exploded in midair, killing all seven crewmembers.

The last photo 30 minutes before the Las Vegas shooting

This selfie was posted on Facebook on October 1 2017 by Denise and Tony, a happy couple who traveled to Las Vegas to attend the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Just 30 minutes later, a gunman opened fire on the audience of 22,000 bystanders. 500 people were injured and 59 were killed. Denise died in her husband’s arms.

Lelisa Desisa and the Boston Marathon

The athlete Lelisa Desisa, won the Boston Marathon, on April 15, 2013. After 2 hours, 2 bombs exploded at the same finish line Desisa had so triumphantly crossed. The bomb killed 3 people and injured more than 300 people.

A mother and son’s final picture

Gary, the 15 year old son, is seen smiling with his mother Petra Langeveld in this last picture. On July 17, 2014, the two posted this selfie to social media at the moment the plane was taking off. 3 hours later,  296 passengers andcrew members of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 were killed at the moment the plane flew over Ukraine.

John F. Kennedy on his final car ride

All of the people in the limo seemed happy, but unfortunately, at 12:30 p.m., bullets murdered President Kennedy and injured Texas Governor John Connally.

A Lebanese teenager with his friends

School friends are chilling out together in Beirut. Unfortunately, Mohammad al-Chaar, the Lebanese boy in the red hoodie, was a 16-year-old. The gold car in the background had a bomb inside it. A couple of minutes later after taking this photo, the car bomb killed 6 people.

The last minutes before the murder that launched World War I

June 28, 1914

Archduke Franz Ferdinand is seen in the backseat next to his wife, as they rode through the streets of Sarajevo in an open-topped car. This picture was taken just a few minutes before Gavrilo Princip assassinated the Archduke.

Hiroshima, just before the nuclear invasion

August 6, 1945

The USA flew and dropped a nuclear bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The bomb killed immediately 80,000 Hiroshima citizens. Due to nuclear radiations, thousands of other people were poisoned and killed, having 90% of the city vanished off the Earth.

 

Once the nightmare begins, it becomes hard to remember those precious moments oflife, love,and happiness

If you would like to see more interesting photos and events, click on our next article!

6 Steps To Have A Beautiful Picture

 

Art can be a difficult processing, right?

We will introduce you to different technique that may improve your photography!!

As photographers, we can create and reflect our personality with one photo, and that will be the focus of this article.

 

1.    Identify the theme of your photo:

The simple way to begin is by identifying your theme. Simple subjects, can be more creative.

For example clouds, shoes, hair, bottle of wine,objects …

Or you can be specific by choosing food, dancers, dogs, babies,clowns ….

If you get bored, you can take a picture of your life time. Also,you can observe your neighbors or family members and make a documentary about them.

     Giraffe, by Paige Gress

    Silent no more, by Gordon    Sinclair Jr.

           Mia, by Juste Ciel

 

2.    Keep your theme literal:

We make psychological connections with every picture we take. Every picture has a story, and that story can be about our memories, our pass, our family, our love story, torture, starvation….

          Love story, by Whiz Bang

The hands can tell the story as much as the eyes, Unknown

 

 

3.    The time of shooting:

One of the important trick to have a beautiful picture is the light. You have to choose the timing; the time of a day can affect your picture.

             The largest oasis in Egypt, by Mohamad Hakeem

The timing isn’t just for the hour of the day.

How about visiting the places in a different season?

Your creative eye might sense that autumnal reds and yellows will suit your photograph much better than summery greens.

                       Human Nature, Unknown

 

4.    Change your perspective:

Find a creative new angle. For example, find something to climb on, get as high as you can, and then shoot downwards.

Or, go to the other side of the monument or focal point and photograph it from behind.

You can also perspective when you change the lens that you use, for example a macro lens.One of the key factor in shooting, is to watch where everyone else is standing, and then go and change your place, somewhere different.

Dizzying vertical, by Romain Jacquet-Lagreze

The trust, by Hermin Abramovitch

Forced perspective, by Jill Harness

 

5.    Explore unfamiliar environments:

Change the places that you visit!!

Photographing the same thing over and over again can make you fall into a repetitive pattern, and the photos will lose their freshness.

Head off to industrial areas, schools, fishing ports, new countries,train….

 

              Fly Fishing, Unknown

Industrial area, Anaël Barrière

 

6.     Be inspired by others:

As Picasso once said “Good artists borrow. Great artists steal.” So once a week, I open my laptop and bearing the images of my photographic influencers, absorbing their work to develop my ideas.

Musicians, actors, artists, as well as photographers, all learn and improve by studying the great masters.

For example, I use to take ideas from “Ansel Adams”  for some of my photography.

                by Ansel Adams

     Sentinel Dome, by Ansel Adam

 

This is a short video, how we can take a beautiful picture.

If you have any question don’t hesitate to ask!!

 

By Céline S.M. El-Khoury, Reina Al-Fakih