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A Wedding Photographer Story

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She stands in the front of the church; her face carefully set into a pleasant expression, her breathing slow. The knuckles of her right hand, however, are white with rage as she clutches her camera.
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Photoflex Returns From the Grave, Says It’s Back in Business

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Well-known lighting gear manufacturer Photoflex may live on after all. No, its original April 1st announcement that it was closing shop wasn’t an ill-conceived April Fool’s Joke or a bizarre marketing stunt — the struggling company is reportedly working on a deal that will allow the brand to live on.
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These Animated GIFs Show the Evolution of Cameras Through History

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How have the designs of cameras changed over the past 100 years? The team over at eBay Deals wants to show you. They’ve created a series of animated GIFs showing how the cameras produced by major brands have evolved over the years as styles and technologies changed.
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external The Photographers Who Refuse to Abandon Traditional Film Cameras —BBC News

BBC News takes a look at the state of film photography and the photographers who are dedicated to it.

 
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Video: The Top 5 New Features in Snapseed 2.0

Snapseed has been one of the most popular mobile photo editing apps in recent years, but Google has been pretty slow in updating the app since acquiring the company back in 2012. That changed earlier this month when Google finally released Snapseed 2.0.

Photographer Mark Ryan Sallee of Michromatic just posted this video in which he shares the top 5 new features found in Snapseed 2.0. The 14-minute video covers the bigger view, highlights slider, perspective correction, content aware fill, and edit history.

Policeman Returns Woman’s Smartphone by Posting Photos to Her Facebook Page

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A police officer in Albury, Australia, did some online photo sharing that drew quite a few chuckles last week. After someone turned in a lost iPhone at his police station, the officer found that the phone didn’t have any type of passcode protection. So, to get in touch with the woman who lost it, he started posting humorous photos to her Facebook account.
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Man Who Shot South Carolina Police Shooting Wants $10,000 Per Use

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A white police officer in South Carolina is facing murder charges after shooting an unarmed black man in the back and killing him as he ran away. A bystander named Feidin Santana witnessed the whole incident on April 4th and managed to capture cell phone footage, which then became widely seen around the world and sparked fresh new outrage about police brutality.

Now, nearly two weeks after the shooting, the video is at the center of a new discussion: news outlets are being asked for a $10,000 fee if they wish to share the video.
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Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2: A ‘Dream’ Portrait Lens from China

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ZY Optics, the Chinese company behind Mitakon and Zhongyi lenses and adapters, has announced its new Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens. It’s an ultra-fast, manual-focus portrait lens that gives photographers an f/1.2 aperture without breaking the bank.
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Peter Hurley Shows How He Helps Portrait Subjects Relax in Front of His Camera

PopPhoto recently paid a visit to the New York portrait studio of photographer Peter Hurley, who shared some advice on how to shoot better portraits of people by making them feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera. “Headshots are 10 percent photography and 90 percent communication,” Hurley says.

(via PopPhoto via SLR Lounge]

Photo Scanning Businessman Being Sued for $90M After Making $120K Per Week

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John Rogers was once one of the high flying entrepreneurs in the photo world. After coming up with the brilliant idea of scanning old photos for newspapers and splitting the rights to the digital images, Rogers was on his way to amassing one of the largest photo libraries in the world and was earning a whopping $120,000 per week selling his images on eBay.

Now his empire has come crashing down. Rogers is reportedly being sued for more than $90 million and has lost his business entirely.
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