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Sexism or Political Correctness Gone Wrong? Photo Mag Criticized for ‘Sexist’ Who-to-Follow List

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French photography magazine Selektor recently found itself embroiled in a controversy when it posted a list of 100 photographers to follow on its Tumblr blog — a lineup that included only 8 women.
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imageedit_5_2785391248In 2009 French photographer and Beijing resident Thomas Sauvin came across a treasure trove of 35mm negatives at the edge of a recycling plant. Sifting through more than half a million images of post-Cultural Revolution life dating back to 1985, Sauvin has begun sharing the throwback images on his Instagram.

 
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This Single LEGO Brick is a Working Pinhole Camera that Captures Teeny Pictures

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We’ve seen and shared LEGO cameras before, but never before today have we seen a camera made from a single 2×2 stud LEGO brick. That, however, is what a Colorado State student recently managed to create. Read more…

GoPro Vs. Golf Club: See if a Naked GoPro Can Survive a Swing from a 9 Iron

Can a GoPro survive a swift kick in the lens from a 9 Iron? You know what Betteridge’s law of headlines says, ‘any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered with the word no,” but we didn’t put the question in the headline… so you’ll just have to watch the video and see. Read more…

external A Limited View Of Boys From The Bronx —NYTimes | LENS

imageedit_21_8877472192Beginning in 1977 and spanning the next two decades, photographer Stephen Shames immersed himself in the diversity, culture and community of the Bronx youth. Shames sought to capture the hope and camaraderie that transcended a largely misrepresented side of the neighborhood.

 
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Photographer Recreates Cliché Romantic Vacation Photos With Complete Strangers in France

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After being invited to France for an artist residency, London-based photographer Hemya Moran decided to create a new life… in photographs of course.

Inspired by the romantic aura that surrounds the town of Deauville where she was staying, she decided to approach complete strangers and reenact the many cliché romantic stock images she stumbled across when she first Googled the city.

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Ricoh Imaging Adds Three ‘Flavorful’ Colors to Its Pentax K-S1 Lineup, Shaves $100 Off the Price

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If you prefer your camera to be as fashionable as it is functional, Ricoh Imaging’s newest editions of the LED-laden Pentax K-S1 series are just for you. The three new cameras are part of the ‘Sweets Collection,’ a moniker that accentuates the white bodies and vibrant color accents that each of the new versions flaunts. Read more…

external When Maximum Detail Matters — High Resolution or Long Lens? —Theme

Helping you find the happy medium between high resolution capability and a heavy long focal length lens.

 
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Monopods No Longer Allowed at OU Football Games Because of Lens Crushing Incident

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Last weekend, Tulsa World photojournalist Mike Simons made headlines for all the wrong reasons when Oklahoma football player Sterling Shepard took a painful fall onto Simons’ Canon telephoto lens, snapping it in half.

The incident prompted criticism from OU coach Bob Stoop, a public apology from Simons, and now, a new set of rules for photographers covering football games handed down by the powers that be at OU. Read more…

Weird Tip: Wear Compression Socks to Avoid Leg Fatigue on Long, On-Location Shoots

If you’ve ever been on-location for a shoot from sunrise to sunset (and beyond), you know how fatigued your legs can get by the end of the day. Standing up all day can make it feel like your legs are about to fall off.

But if a comfortable pair of shoes aren’t quite enough to keep you going, this weird tip might just be the best gift you can give your legs the next time you’ve got to be on your feet for extended periods of time. Read more…