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Crappy Gear, Amazing Photos: Using An Old Canon PowerShot to Capture Dreamy Landscapes

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I didn’t really get into photography until my son was born. Like most new parents, one of the first things I did was go out and buy a camera so I could document every minute. As I started taking more pictures, my vision expanded and I began to start looking at things differently.
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Watch This Bizarre ‘Everything is Awesome’ Parody by Gannett Executives

America’s largest newspaper publisher has laid off a large number of employees in recent days, but things appear to be quite rosy at the top. An internal team-building video has surfaced that’s raising quite a few eyebrows: it’s a parody of the LEGO Movie song “Everything is Awesome,” featuring company CEO Gracia Martore as the band leader.

Jim Romenesko got his hands on the clip, which you can watch above.
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I Captured California’s Drought Problem in Aerial Shots of Lake Tahoe

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I woke up the morning of my 28th birthday last month with one thing on my mind: “What am I going to do today?”

I have always wanted to get an aerial view of my hometown of Lake Tahoe in the summer time, and I was visiting from Arizona. I had also just bought myself a nice new birthday gift: the Nikon D810… so I called up Reno Tahoe Helicopters and made an appointment for a noon flight.
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American Photo Magazine Stops Publishing, Readers Switched to Pop Photo

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American Photo Magazine has sent out its last issue and says that its ceasing publication. This marks the end of the road for a notable photography magazine that spanned decades.
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Portraits of Dogs Before and After Bath Time

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“Dry Dog Wet Dog” is an ongoing project by Brisbane, Australia-based pet photographer Serenah Hodson. It’s a series of side-by-side portraits showing dogs before and after they’re soaked with water.
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12 Reasons Photographers Still Choose to Shoot Film over Digital

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This year will mark forty years since the invention of the first functioning digital camera, and despite it being a measly 0.01 megapixels, it heralded a new age of digital photography and with it came a death cry for film.

Prompted by this incredibly dull article published recently by the BBC, I decided to ask some fellow photographers what reasons they had for still shooting the so-called “outdated” technology. Here’s the list of what they told me…
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The Only Free-Range Herd of Reindeer in Canada

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For the past two years, Canadian photographer Nicolas Dory has documented the annual migration of the country’s only free-range herd of reindeer, which consists of about 3,000 animals.
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One Camera, One Lens, and 20 Presidential Candidates

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After 27 years of shooting daily photo assignments I had found myself at a crossroads in my photojournalism career. At that point I had spent 20 years as a staff photographer at The Boston Herald and 7 years as the Photo Editor of the Lowell Sun. But creatively I felt as if I was in a rut or shooting on autopilot.
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Tourist Captures the Exact Moment Chile’s Calbuco Volcano Erupts

When the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted earlier this week, a number of photographers in the region pulled out their cameras and shot photos and videos of what was going on for the world to see. One particular tourist, on the other hand, managed to snag something quite special: footage of the exact moment the eruption occurred.
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A Homemade TTL Light Meter for an Old Rangefinder

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Photographer and camera hacker Kevin Kadooka recently built a custom through-the-lens (TTL) light meter add-on for his Canon P rangefinder. Instead of carrying around a light meter with the camera, Kadooka can now get accurate readings straight from his modified camera with his impressively designed system.
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