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Useful Free Lightroom Plugin Shows You What Focus Points Your Camera Used for Each Photo

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There are some Lightroom plugins that make you truly question why the feature isn’t built directly into Lightroom itself, and Show Focus Points is one of those. Just as the name implies, it’s a plugin that lets you see which focus point was used when your camera captured the photograph. Read more…

5 Reasons I Love Rooftopping and Will Do It Until The Day I Die

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The word “rooftopping” first appeared in a book called “Access All Areas” in 2005 by author Jeff Chapman. In this book Jeff refers to this activity as an offshoot of urban exploration. It’s been called skywalking, roofing, and most recently New York Magazine called the people who do this “outlaw Instagrammers.”

Call it what you will, people have been going on roofs for decades (and probably even longer) for their own reasons, from Dan Goodwin‘s stunts to Philippe Petit‘s rope walk across the World Trade Center towers. Exploring rooftops is nothing new. Read more…

external This Is Where The Slick Photos Of Military Jets Come From —Washington Post

 
Sep 19, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

AFP Will No Longer Accept Photos from Freelancers Putting Themselves in Harm’s Way in Syria

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Freelance photojournalists traveling to rebel-held areas in Syria and putting themselves in serious danger of being kidnapped and/or killed will no longer be able to have their work published by Agence France Presse (AFP). Read more…

Photos of Some of the Wackiest Novelty Toy Cameras Made in The Past

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Sometime after George Eastman brought a camera into every home and before Apple put a capable camera into every pocket, the toy camera was born. And the new book “Camera Crazy” by Christopher D. Salyers and Buzz Poole celebrates the rich, colorful, and sometimes silly history of these novelty shooters by introducing you to some of the most iconic of the many that have been released. Read more…

external James Nachtwey: 30 Years In TIME —TIME | LightBox

To celebrate James Nachtwey’s 30 years as a contract photographer for TIME, we have organized an exhibit of 54 layouts that have appeared in the magazine featuring his work from Chechnya to Somalia and from Afghanistan to Burma, along with a series of his powerful, previously unpublished photographs.

 
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Photographer Puts the iPhone 5S, 6 and 6 Plus Through Their Paces in Iceland

While everybody was still speculating and chasing after rumors about the then unofficial iPhone 6, photographer Austin Mann was hopping a plane to Iceland with a 5S, 6 and 6 Plus in tow. His mission was to test these three phones out side-by-side and see if the major tech updates Apple made to the camera translate into real-world results. Read more…

Humor: ‘Creepiest Canon Camera Review EVER’ Parodies Camera Comparisons

Editor’s Note: There is both strong language and a few borderline NSFW scenes in this video. Proceed with caution.


‘Frank Lasagna’ wants to highlight the differences between the Canon 6D and the T5i. He also wants to spy on his neighbor’s wife in the highest possible quality. Fortunately for you if you need a laugh, he does both in this parody review titled, extremely accurately: “The Creepiest Canon Camera Review EVER.” Read more…

Brikk to Release 24K Gold Nikon Df and Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens… Because… Opulence

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If you thought the $2,750 Nikon Df was too expensive as is, you might want to skip this one. Announced a few hours ago via Facebook, it seems the company Brikk is planning to release the 24K gold version you see above. Read more…

external Fashion Photography Is the Art World’s Rising Star —NY Times

“Fashion photographers are the new painters,” Peter Lindbergh said as he prepared the show of his dramatic black-and-white images that opened last week at the Gagosian Gallery in Paris. Who would have guessed in the heady 1980s — when Mr. Lindbergh’s new, natural images of Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford and others created the supermodel — that the art world would lose its disdain for fashion photography’s commercialism?

 
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