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Video: Comprehensive Introduction to Macro Photography

Landscape photographer Tim Cooper is a name we just recently shared with you. Today, we’re sharing his work with you again, this time in the form of a presentation he shared at a B&H event earlier this year. In it, he gives a detailed look at the world of macro photography.

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external What Is Public? It’s So Simple, Right? —Medium

There are a lot of behaviors that are not entirely illegal that are profoundly destructive to an individual’s life, or to society’s fabric. Relying on legalistic definitions of “public” would only make sense if our legal system were thoughtful and current in its definition of the concept.

 
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Kayakers Raised Out of the Water by Playful Whale, Capture the Incredible Encounter on Camera

A couple of kayakers, believe to be a father and daughter, had an unbelievable encounter with some playful whales in the waters off the coast of Puerto Madryn, Argentina. They captured the entire thing in a GoPro video that has since gone viral, but the footage has sparked serious criticism from authorities and those who capture professional footage and photos of these gentle giants. Read more…

Free iOS App Makes For Considerate Smartphone Photography at Concerts

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A new camera app for iOS is looking to minimize distractions for concertgoers across the globe. It’s called Kimd and its unique set of features ensure that when you or others are snapping up that perfect Instagram moment, you won’t be taking away the quality of the concert for others.

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external New York Daily News Lays Off Nine Photo Staffers —PDN Pulse

Yet another newspaper has taken steps to budget down by laying off newsroom staff including photographer David Handschuh who has been with the Daily News for 27 years.

 
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Canon 7D Officially Marked ‘Discontinued’ on Amazon

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There are plenty of reliable rumors from trusted sources claiming that the 7D Mark II (if that’s even what it’ll be called) will finally be arriving sometime in early September, but those rumors are now being bolstered by another piece of news. Read more…

The Inspirational Story of How Photography Helped One Man Recover from Paralysis

July 4, 2011 is a day architectural and commercial portrait photographer Kevin Young will never forget. While taking a short break from a plethora of assignments he was working on, he was involved in a swimming accident that broke his C4-C6 vertebre, paralyzing him from the neck down.

In the above video, Young details his recovery, how he used photography as a motivation, and how the entire situation left him with a desires to help others, including the woman who saved his life.

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external 26 Popular Photography Cheat Sheets —Digital Camera World

Digital Camera World has collected all their best cheat sheets ranging from posing guides to optimal aperture settings to home portrait studio set-up.

 
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Nostalgic Photo Series Shows the Evolution of Video Game Controllers

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Photographer Javier Laspiur has long been a fan of video games and their respective consoles. And so, to pay tribute to the consoles of his past and the memories he made with them, he created a series that takes us on a journey through the consoles of Laspiur’s past and gives us a fascinating ‘time-lapse’ look at how much consoles have changed over the decades. Read more…

DJI DropSafe Automatic Parachute Will Try to Save Your Camera if Your Drone Falls Out of the Sky

Drone photography is the next time-lapse (which, incidentally, was the next HDR), but it presents a challenge that the previous two styles never did: safety. In this particular case we don’t mean safety of the people around (or rather below) you, but rather the safety of your gear itself.

As we’ve seen time and again, drones drop from the sky on occasion, and when they do, they rarely survive the journey south… Until now. A new product called DJI DropSafe aims to change all that. Read more…