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Woman Pointing Smartphone Camera at Police Has It Snatched and Smashed

Here’s a video that’s causing an uproar among those who care about photographers’ rights. It’s a 53-second clip recorded on on April 19th that shows an encounter one woman had with police officers on a residential sidewalk in South Gate, California. While shooting photos or footage of the assault rifle-equipped officers with her smartphone, one of the men charges her, snatches the camera from her hands, smashes it on the ground, kicks it back at her, and then walks away.

Details are sparse at the moment, and we’ll update you when more info on this emerges.

(via Dee Jay via PINAC)

2015 Pulitzer Photographers Captured Ebola in Africa and Anger in Ferguson

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The 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced today, and the photographers that were awarded with journalism’s highest honor were freelance photographer Daniel Berehulak of the New York Times and the photography staff of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Lightroom CC Will Be Announced Tomorrow

After months of prematurely posted product pages, leaked details, and announcement dates that turned out to be wrong, Adobe will finally be unveiling the next version of Lightroom tomorrow.
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Man Edits His Boring Desk Job Into an Exciting GoPro Camera Commercial

GoPro has found a secret sauce when it comes to creating viral videos of extreme sports that spread like wildfire on the Web. YouTube user Braziliandanny wanted to see what the same style would be like for something more mundane, so he created this brilliant parody by shooting some first-person footage of a boring day at his desk job and then editing the clips together, GoPro commercial-style.

Just hours after the video was published, GoPro left a comment on it, saying: “Every day office HERO! #GoPro”

Kipon Unveils the First Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapter with Autofocus

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Five years ago, the Shanghai, China-based lens adapter company Kipon became the first to offer a Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds adapter with electronic aperture control. The company is now taking its adapter another big step forward: its new Canon EF to MFT adapter is the world’s first to feature autofocus.
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7 Funky Photography Tricks and Ideas to Try Out

Looking for a new photo concept to try your hand at? The Cooperative of Photography just released this short video with 7 different photo tricks and ideas you can do the next time you’re in search of ideas.
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How I Make Money as a Travel Photographer in 2015

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Long gone are the days in which being a travel photographer simply meant you shot photography for a certain travel magazine or newspaper. The world isn’t that simple anymore, and the level of competition in the photography world has never been higher. But still, I’m fairly sure there are more “travel photographers” on the planet now than there ever were — just check your Instagram feeds.

So, if travel photography as a traditional career is dying, than how are these people making their money? Well, I wish I could give you the answer to that question, but I can’t. These days, everyone has a different method of money-making. All I can do is tell you my story, and how I manage to keep from sleeping under a bridge every night — though barely.
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The Revolutionary War Veterans Who Lived Long Enough to Have Their Pictures Taken

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The Revolutionary War ended in 1783 and photography was invented in the 1820s and 1830s, so most of the veterans of the war didn’t live long enough to have their portraits made. A handful of them did.
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How I Built My First Photo Studio Over the Course of Three Months

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When I was 15 years old, I began saving to become a self-employed photographer who owns her own photography studio. After saving $9,000 through working part-time and having an absolutely miserable first year of university, I decided to bite the bullet and pursue my dream now.

In this post, I will share how I built a photo studio for myself over three months using my savings.
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Dog Shoots Marriage Proposal for Her Owner

People often ask friends to secretly capture their proposals on camera. Some ask strangers. Kurt Gies asked his dog, Roo.

When Gies proposed to his girlfriend Amanda Wiseman on a beach earlier this month, he strapped a GoPro camera to Roo’s back using a special camera harness. Roo ended up shooting the proposal better than many humans would have: no vertical video and no camera shake — just some sweet and memorable footage of Gies popping the big question.
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