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Anniversary Lets You Share and Relive Life’s Precious Moments Through Photos

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An app called Anniversary is putting a new spin on remembering and reliving the visual moments of the past. Rather than the usual method of instantly sharing an image or video on a social media network, Anniversary lets you share your memories with a friend on a future date of your choosing. The plan, of course, is to surprise the friend it’s being sent to and properly relive the memory.

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external The Hidden World of the Great War: The Lost Underground of World War I —National Geographic

The entrance is a wet hole in the earth little bigger than an animal burrow, obscured by thorny brush in a secluded wood in northeastern France. I’m following Jeff Gusky, a photographer and physician from Texas who has explored dozens of underground spaces like this one…

Here, shortly after the outbreak of the First World War—which began a hundred years ago this summer—German military engineers would take turns sitting in total silence, listening intently for the slightest sound of enemy tunnelers. Muffled voices or the scraping of shovels meant that a hostile mining team might be only yards away, digging an attack tunnel straight toward you.

 
Jul 23, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Arab-American Journalist’s Kiss Photo with Israeli Boyfriend Becomes Viral Symbol of Peace

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As clashes between Hamas and the Israeli armed forces escalate and the death toll climbs with heartbreaking consistency, a photograph of an Arab-American journalist and her Israeli-American boyfriend kissing has gone viral, sparked a Twitter movement, and become a symbol of peace. Read more…

Canon Mentions Rumored High-Megapixel EOS Camera in Recent Interview

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In what we would call a semi-confirmation, Canon recently made mention of the high megapixel EOS camera that we had been hearing so much about the past couple of years before 7D Mark II rumors swept talk of any other Canon camera out of the public eye. Read more…

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Photographer and Editor of The New York Times Lens blog, James Estrin, on how photographers capture heat on camera and the challenges of news photography in sweltering conditions.

 
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This Couple’s Shared Passion for Photography Extended Beyond the Grave

Get the tissues ready, because this one is aiming right for the feels. Tucked away within a documentary on the history of Japanese cameras, this touching story of Yoko and Minoru Tanaka took us completely unawares.

We thought we were watching a mildly interesting and informative documentary… as it turns out, it was much more than that. Read more…

Lytro’s Interactive Light Field Images are Now Viewable in Full Glory on 500px

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One of (if not the) main challenges Lytro faces as it attempts to bring light field photography into the mainstream is the fact that there aren’t a lot of places you can actually experience the ‘living’ images where they’re, to use Lytro’s vernacular, alive.

Most places just don’t support viewing of the interactive images, and while Lytro has taken some steps to remedy this in the past, the company just took what amounts to a giant leap. Read more…

external FLIR ‘Predator Vision’ Smartphone Camera Case Finally Goes on Sale —Gizmodo

Remember that FLIR case that turned your smartphone into a kick-a** thermal camera using the same tech the company sells to military and police? Well, it’s finally going on sale! You can pre-order yours starting today for $350.

 
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Hoya EVO Antistatic Filters Help Keep Dust Off Your Glass and Out of Your Shots

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Sick of wiping and blowing dust off your lens filter? Check out Hoya’s new line of EVO Antistatic lens filters, which actively repel dust particles to keep them from sticking to the glass.
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These Beautiful, High-Contrast, Black & White Street Photos are a Testament to Great Composition

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Oftentimes it’s the simplest elements that make or break a photograph, setting it apart from the rest for either better or worse. Today, we have for you a case of the former in this striking series of black and white street photos by photographer Mahmoud Merjan. Read more…