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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recently by the BBC, I decided to ask some fellow photographers what reasons they had for still shooting the so-called “outdated” technology.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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Photographer Snaps Meteor Leaving a ‘Z’ in the Sky

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A couple of nights ago, Hawick, UK-based photographer Sam Cornwell spent some time in the great outdoors taking pictures of the April Lyrids meteor shower that happens from April 16 to April 26 of each year. Just as he was about to call it quits and return home without a keeper, Cornwell captured the above photo of a huge “fireball” streaking across the night sky.
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102-Year-Old Dancer Looks At Old Imagery of Herself for the First Time

Check out the wonderful power cameras have in helping us relive old memories. The video above shows what happened when a 102-year-old woman named Alice Barker was shown old footage and photos of herself when she was a chorus line dancer during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1930s and 1940s. She danced at clubs such as The Apollo and Cotton Club for legends that included Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, and Bill Robinson.

“Although she danced in numerous movies, commercials and TV shows, she had never seen any of them, and all of her photographs and memorabilia have been lost over the years,” the description says. She had never seen footage of herself dancing prior to what we see in this video.

(via Tenfresh via Reddit)

Recovered Footage Reveals What Transpired Before Officer Smashed Woman’s Phone

Footage that was recorded moments before a US marshal destroyed a woman’s cell phone has now emerged. It turns out the phone was shattered and no longer usable, but the footage was intact in the internal storage, giving us a second point of view into what happened.

In the video above, NBC Los Angeles shares and discusses what transpired in the moments leading up to the police encounter that everyone is talking about now.
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