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external Save The Animals: Powerful Photographs Of Conservation Efforts —TIME

David Chancellor’s photographs document the work of the Northern Rangelands Trust, a Kenya-based NGO that has helped community conservancies learn to protect the wildlife they live alongside. Sometimes that means protecting people, as when an ornery elephant is relocated to reduce human-animal conflict. But often it’s a hard, dangerous battle against wildlife trafficking. As many as 1,000 park rangers have been killed in battles with poachers over the past decade. On the black market, slaughtering animals will always pay better than preserving them.

 
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Incredible Stop Motion Film Made with Intricate Styrofoam Models and Long-Exposure Light Trickery

If it wasn’t for the very short behind the scenes video we’ve embedded below, we would have a hard time believing that the animation above really was just an incredibly intricate mix of stop-motion and long-exposure lighting effects — it’s beyond impressive. Read more…

Instagram Quietly Releases One-Tap Snapchat Competitor Bolt in a Few Select Countries

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We knew that Instagram was working on a Snapchat competitor of its own, and now that competitor has arrived… sort of… not really. It’s called Bolt, and the ‘sort of’ and ‘not really’ have to do with the fact that the iOS and Android app is currently only available to people in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa. Read more…

external Sony China Teases “Lady-Friendly” Cybershot Camera —Sony Alpha Rumors

Sony China is teasing a new “lady-friendly” camera that is ideal for taking selfies. Apparently the market for “lady-friendly” cameras is growing in China. Interesting…

 
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Video: Inspirational Advice on How to Attain Creativity Through Diligence

It may seem as though creativity is an innate trait, passed down in the genetic code from generation to generation, but that’s just not the case.

It’s been shown over and over again that with the right mindset and ideals, creativity and success can indeed be taught. And in the above video, writer Shawn Blanc shares his insights on the abyss of creativity and how proper time-management, focus and routine lead to creativity and success. Read more…

Rumor: Nikon Planning to Release a Camera Featuring Sony’s 50MP Medium Format CMOS Sensor

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Mirrorless Rumors has caught wind of a strange-but-exciting rumor from a trusted source: namely, that Nikon has a medium format camera based around Sony’s much-lauded 50MP CMOS MF sensor in the works, and could be debuting it as early as this year’s Photokina. Read more…

external Photographer Larry Finks On Why He Shoots —Aperture Foundation

I first started photographing out of an almost pathological curiosity. Photography gave me license to be on the front row of things, to go to where the energy is, to explore places I might not have entered without the camera.

 
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How I Photograph the Milky Way in the Light-Polluted Skies of Singapore

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When it comes to photographing the elusive Milky Way in one of the most light-polluted major cities like Singapore, timing is critical. Most of the faint details will be washed out by the extreme light pollution and if we were to shoot the Milky Way under unfavorable atmospheric conditions, our attempt would be futile.

Unfortunately, most of the tutorials online only work in locations that are at least 2 stops darker than most of the dark locations in Singapore and so, we need to do more in post-processing to unveil the elusive Milky Way and more complex workflow is required if we’re shooting at much brighter locations. Read more…

Mirage App is Ephemeral Photo Messaging from the Creators of Mobli

Today, Mobli, a mobile app maker known for its ridiculous Yo application, has launched a new photo-messaging app called Mirage. Hoping to take away some of the ephemeral messaging marketshare of Snapchat, Mirage takes a minimalistic approach to sending and receiving self-destructing messages.

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external Photographing on the Ground in Gaza —NY Times

Sergey Ponomarev has encountered a war routine in Gaza, documenting the destruction and casualties of the latest conflict.

 
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