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external So You Want To Be An Adventure Photographer… —Gizmodo

imageedit_31_7063523981Adventure photographer and filmmaker Chris Brinlee Jr. gives the low-down on gear and supplies to help you prepare for your outdoor adventures. Ocean kayaking, 55 mile hikes and sub-zero temperature explorations, optional.

 
Oct 25, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Camera+ For iPhone is Free Through November 16th; Here’s How to Get It

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Camera+ is one of the most well-liked third party camera apps for iOS devices. It has sold over 10 million copies, and its robust interface and suite of editing tools help set it apart from the stock camera app.

Normally Camera+ would set you back $3 in the app store, but right now there’s a lesser-known promotional offering from Apple that lets you download a copy for free. You just need to know where to look.
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Famous Album Cover Portraits Come to Life in this Creative Music Video

Israeli director Vania Heymann has created a new music video that brings famous artists to life in their album cover photos. Shown above, it’s a video for the beatboxed song “Mayokero” by Israeli artist Roy Kafri. Rather than Kafri beatboxing, however, we’re treated with the wonderfully bizarre sight of the album covers making the music.
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Shot Face: Portraits of People Captured Immediately After Taking a Shot of Booze

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Shots: they’re a staple of college life, avoided like the plague in other stages of life, and have even been the subject of a song or two. And whether it’s a warm rush of Fireball or the licorice flavor of Jägermeister, shots inevitably leave their consumers with an interesting reaction.

It’s this reaction that gave photographer Tim Charles the idea for a clever little photo series that captures the expressions on people’s faces as they down a shot glass full o’ booze.

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Video: The Golden Ratio vs. The Rule of Thirds

There are a lot of debates in the world of photography: Nikon Vs. Canon, DSLR Vs. Mirrorless and Full-Frame Vs. Everything Else just to name a few. But one of the battles that doesn’t get as much air time probably has more impact on your images than any of the previous three. We’re talking about The Rule of Thirds Vs. The Golden Ratio.

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external 5 Storytelling Rules Photographers Should Borrow From Pixar —CreativeLive

In 2011, Pixar’s story artist Emma Coats posted a list of studio rules for storytelling on her Twitter. Since then, creatives from all disciplines have applied the rules to their own art. Here’s what photographers can glean from one of the industry’s best storyteller.

 
Oct 24, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Pixelmater for iPad Offers Up Fast, Streamlined Photo Editing On-The-Go

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Pixelmator has long been around on the desktop, finding its niche as a much more affordable (albeit less-polished) version of Adobe Photoshop. But starting this week, its life as a desktop-only app is over. Now, Pixelmator has officially arrived on the iPad as well.

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Rare Portraits of the Nigerian Royal Court from the Mid-1900s

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Noted Nigerian photographer Chief S.O. Alonge was the very first indigenous photographer of the Royal Court of Benin in Nigeria, and for some five decades, he captured thousands of Kodak glass-plate negatives of the ritual, pageantry and regalia of the Nigerian obas (kings), their wives and retainers.

Now, these rarely seen images and the fascinating world they preserved are being pulled out of the archives of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American Art and shown to the world once more. Read more…

external 5 Ideas For A Great Indoor Macro Photography Session —PictureCorrect

With the advent of winter months come cold, dreary days and unpredictable precipitation. You could brave the elements and shoot the winter wonderland or you can sit back and let your macro creativity flow within your toasty home with these tips.

 
Oct 24, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

The 360fly: A Waterproof, Panoramic Action Cam with a Single 360º Lens

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This little device is the 360fly: a waterproof WiFi and Bluetooth-equipped action camera with an optical claim to fame. You see, its 360º horizontal and 240 degree vertical fisheye lens is, according to creators EyeSee360, the widest on the market.

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