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Nikon Scores Another DxOMark Hit with the D750, Its 6th Camera to Make the Top 10

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Nikon’s newly-announced D750 has impressed those who have managed to get their hands on it thus far, but to properly put it through its paces, DxOMark ran it through its trusted sensor tests.

As expected, it came out with quite high marks, putting it in 8th place on DxOMark’s overall rankings and making it the 6th Nikon camera to make it into the top 10.

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Portraits of Power: Overlapping Portraits of World Leaders Reveal the Composition of Power

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There is a specific composition to ‘portraits of power.’ Almost without exception — no matter the country or year, even if the medium was paint and not light — every leader stares out of a frame with a look of seriousness on their face, seated just so, emanating the power and authority granted or given them.

It’s these similarities, punctuated by minor cultural differences, that make photographer Alejandro Almaraz‘s Portraits of Power series so engrossing. Read more…

external The Return Of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Decisive Moment —TIME | LightBox

Henri Cartier-Bresson’s quintessential photography book The Decisive Moment is hitting the press for the first time since its only publication in 1952. Lauded as one of the most famous books in photography history, the second edition will be available for purchase in December.

 
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Wedding Photographer Skit Puts a Humorous Twist on Family Formals

Here’s a little bit of wedding photography humor for you as we close in on the end of the week and you pack up your gear for those weddings you have to shoot on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Read more…

Sexism or Political Correctness Gone Wrong? Photo Mag Criticized for ‘Sexist’ Who-to-Follow List

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French photography magazine Selektor recently found itself embroiled in a controversy when it posted a list of 100 photographers to follow on its Tumblr blog — a lineup that included only 8 women.
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external Thomas Sauvin’s Beijing Silvermine —The New Yorker

imageedit_5_2785391248In 2009 French photographer and Beijing resident Thomas Sauvin came across a treasure trove of 35mm negatives at the edge of a recycling plant. Sifting through more than half a million images of post-Cultural Revolution life dating back to 1985, Sauvin has begun sharing the throwback images on his Instagram.

 
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This Single LEGO Brick is a Working Pinhole Camera that Captures Teeny Pictures

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We’ve seen and shared LEGO cameras before, but never before today have we seen a camera made from a single 2×2 stud LEGO brick. That, however, is what a Colorado State student recently managed to create. Read more…

GoPro Vs. Golf Club: See if a Naked GoPro Can Survive a Swing from a 9 Iron

Can a GoPro survive a swift kick in the lens from a 9 Iron? You know what Betteridge’s law of headlines says, ‘any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered with the word no,” but we didn’t put the question in the headline… so you’ll just have to watch the video and see. Read more…

external A Limited View Of Boys From The Bronx —NYTimes | LENS

imageedit_21_8877472192Beginning in 1977 and spanning the next two decades, photographer Stephen Shames immersed himself in the diversity, culture and community of the Bronx youth. Shames sought to capture the hope and camaraderie that transcended a largely misrepresented side of the neighborhood.

 
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Photographer Recreates Cliché Romantic Vacation Photos With Complete Strangers in France

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After being invited to France for an artist residency, London-based photographer Hemya Moran decided to create a new life… in photographs of course.

Inspired by the romantic aura that surrounds the town of Deauville where she was staying, she decided to approach complete strangers and reenact the many cliché romantic stock images she stumbled across when she first Googled the city.

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