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Polish Photographer Shares Her Passion for Pooches with Extraordinary Puppy Portraiture

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Alicja Zmyslowska is a Polish photographer with a passion and a gift for capturing puppies… lots and lots of puppies. From family portraits of pooches and their siblings to sports photos of dogs running through courses, she photographs anything and everything that has to do with man’s best friend, and manages to make her photos stand out from the plethora of dog imagery out there.

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external Inside Gaza with Photographer Peter van Agtmael —TIME | LightBox

Peter van Agtmael spent the last Gaza war taking pictures on the Israeli side. But when the fighting ended he made the surreal journey across the Erez Crossing from Israel into the Strip, home to some 1.8 million Palestinians. What he encountered changed the way he worked.

 
Nov 24, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

What Makes Photographers Click: Inspirational Moments with Iconic Photographers

Editor’s note: Some of the imagery in the video might be considered NSFW, proceed with caution.


Here’s an oldie but really goodie from Pix Channel, who put together a set of short clips of some of photography’s greatest names talking about their craft and what makes them ‘click’. Read more…

6 Black and White Photography Tips for Monochrome Enthusiasts

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Thanks to digital technology, monochrome photography is easier today than ever before. Check out these six black and white photography tips for getting great results. Read more…

external Instants: Master of Landscapes —Nat Geo | PROOF

Looking at Jim Richardson‘s archives, it’s almost impossible to imagine him taking a bad photograph. He’s the quintessential landscape photographer, always finding the best light and mood to make a static landscape come to life.

 
Nov 24, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

Reports Claim The FAA is Going to Require a Full Blown Pilot’s License to Fly Drones Commercially

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The FAA has been working on a set of regulations for commercial drone use for months now, and according to the most recent reports, the results of all that work are some extremely strict rules that include requiring a full-blown pilot’s license if you intend to sell what you’re capturing. Read more…

Rumor: Two 50MP Canon DSLRs in the Works, One With and One Without a Low Pass Filter

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As 2014 draws to a close, the Canon rumor mill is beginning to buzz louder about some potential cameras that are supposedly in the works — foremost among them the high-megapixel DSLR that we’ve been hearing about for over two years.

But according to the most recent rumors, we might not have one, but two new 50MP DSLRs to look forward to. Read more…

external Where to Find the Eight Masterworks That Inspired Jessica Chastain’s Vogue Cover Shoot —Vogue

vogueinspirationVogue tracked down the eight classic works of art that inspired the eight portraits Annie Leibovitz took of Jessica Chastain for the December issue of the storied magazine.

From Ria Munk by Gustav Klimt, to Flaming June by Frederic Leighton, see them all at the link above.

 
Nov 24, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

See Airflow on Camera in This Awesome Harvard Demonstration of Schlieren Optics

Schlieren flow visualization and photography is one of those things that is just too cool. Using an optical trick, it allows a camera to capture, “small changes in the index of refraction in air.” In other words, it can see anything that affects airflow: heat, sound waves, or just plain old air currents themselves.

And the video above, uploaded at the beginning of this year by the Harvard Natural Sciences Lecture Demonstrations YouTube channel, is one of the most fascinating demonstrations of Schlieren optics we’ve ever seen. Read more…

South Korean Government Threatening Selfie Stick Retailers with $27K Fines and Jail Time

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The South Korean government is threatening selfie stick retailers with fines of up to $27K and jail time over some of the group selfie products they’re selling, and it’s all because of electromagnetic radiation. Feeling lost yet? Us too. Read more…