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Behind the Scenes at a Spooky Fairytale Photo Shoot with Joe McNally

Photographer and Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally has released a new video that offers a behind-the-scenes look at a recent shoot. The image is an imaginative fairytale scene that required some tricky lighting and careful attention to detail.

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external Guillermo Cervera: A 300 Mile Conversation About War —American Photo

“For me photography is like therapy,” he tells American Photo. “When I’m with a camera, I’m not thinking about anything else. I’m just focusing and looking around me to see what’s going on. It’s the same whether I’m in the combat zone or in the streets of a city like New York.”

 
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99 Cent: A Look at the Widespread Confusion Over a Photo Gursky DIDN’T Shoot

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A recent Facebook posting alerted me to this Flickr page, where in 2004 a woman named Lyza Danger uploaded a photograph (shown above) of a local supermarket (a Fred Meyer in Portland).

After posting to Flickr, Danger opened up the image rights to Creative Commons, leading to widespread circulation. The image has been copied and reused many times online, sometimes with permission and sometimes without, often in articles about overconsumption and the food industry. Since 2004 it has received 94,000 page views and hundreds of comments.
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A Durable DIY Remote Shutter Release Inspired by Mechanical Keyboards

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British photographer and graphic designer Jake Howe recently began using a mechanical keyboard, and soon afterward he began wondering whether the same sturdy design could be used for a remote shutter release for his camera.

After some tinkering, Howe ended up making a sturdy and functional remote that features a one-of-a-kind design and a super sturdy build.
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Movie Industry Issues Ban on Google Glass and Other Wearable Cameras Inside Theaters

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The movie industry has officially updated its anti-piracy policies to include the need to turn off ‘wearable devices,’ such as Google Glass and other wearable gadgets with cameras in them (e.g. wearable lifelogging cameras).
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external Proof Of Abundance — Digital Photography Explosion, What For?! —Theme

But because photography is free and foolproof it has become a fixture in our daily lives. We take photos for granted. That’s why we hardly look at them any more, let alone print them, while the pile of photographs keeps ever growing. What for? There are not enough monitors, newspapers and magazines in the world to display a fraction of them all.

 
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Famous Album Cover Photos Uncropped to Reveal ‘The Bigger Picture’

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What if many of iconic photos featured on famous album covers were actually cropped from much stranger images? That’s the idea behind “The Bigger Picture,” a humorous set of manipulated photographs imagining the “original context” of album cover photos.
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VSCO Launches Film 06: Emulate the Look of Pushed, Pulled, and Cross Processed Film

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VSCO has announced the sixth film emulation pack for its VSCO Film lineup. Called VSCO Film 06, the new set is dubbed the Alternative Process Collection and features a wide range of push, pull, and cross processed looks.
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Psyphotology: A Look at Why People Are Afraid to Be In Front of a Camera, and How to Fix That

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Well known headshot photographer Peter Hurley has teamed up with respected psychologist Anna Rowley to develop a way for people to overcome their fear of being in front of a camera.

The pair call this research and application Psyphotology, a clever wordplay on psychology and photography. Their hope is to impact the world by helping us gain self-acceptance rather than focusing on criticism.

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Atomos Power Station Uses Camera Batteries and Offers Hot Swapping

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Camera accessory maker Atomos has just announced Power Station, its new piece of equipment that turns your extra batteries into a clever power pack that’s capable of powering up to three devices while out in the field.
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