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external Chris Ozer: From Instagram Enthusiast To Successful Pro Photog —Huffington Post

In an interview with Huff Post, photographer Chris Ozer talks about his early fascination with Instagram that led to his decisive career change from humdrum desk job to professional gigs with clients including Cole Haan, Evernote, Facebook, Nike and Samsung.

 
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This Is What All The Metal Extracted from a Single Mine Looks Like as a Massive Sphere

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There are precious metals and gems all around us. But have you ever wondered just how much metal comes from the mines we dig to extract the ore from which the final product is made? Maybe not… but one photographer did, and he created the photo series For What It’s Worth to share his findings with you. Read more…

Hilarious Hipster Marketing Video Explains What it Takes to Be ‘Photographer of the Year!’

If you’re wondering how to be the best photographer in the world, look no further than Chris Bauer. He’s been deemed the “Male Photographer of the Year!” — likely by his mother — and he has some tips and inspiration for you

All joking aside though, this little 85 second video is a humorous parody of what it takes to be a hipster photographer in 2014. Give it a watch, be prepared for a few laughs and don’t take it too seriously. Or do. We suppose that last part’s up to you.

Male Photographer of the Year – Chris Bauer [YouTube]

external Using Facebook, Cameras, And Cash, Syrian Refugees Are Trying to Save Each Other —Pulitzer Center

A team of Syrian refugees have taken it upon themselves to fill in the gaps where international aid has faltered by taking advantage of social media; posting photos, case descriptions and needs of individuals on Facebook while receiving not a cent themselves.

 
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Hasselblad’s New H5D-200c Multi-Shot Spits Out Massive 200-Megapixel Files

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Fair warning: your brain’s buffer might have a hard time processing this one. Following in the multi-shot heritage of the old CCD H5D-200MS, Hasselblad has released a CMOS version of the multi-shot behemoth. And like its older brother, it can spit out gargantuan 200MP files thanks to Hassy’s proprietary Multi-Shot technology that combines as many as 6 shots into one. Read more…

Embarrassed to Photograph Ferguson

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I’ve spent the past week down in Ferguson, MO covering the protests and police response. What I never expect was to find myself embarrassed to photograph but it happened on Tuesday 8/19/14. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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external Google Acquires Image-Based City Guides Company Jetpac —Digital Trends

Google seems to be broadening its visual search capabilities with the latest acquisition of iOS app Jetpac. Jetpac uses public information from Instagram photos to create image-driven city maps and guides. The app’s technology can create hangout spots like “hipster hangout” by identifying photos with high numbers of mustaches.

 
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Photographer Shares The Heartbreaking Realities of Living With ALS and Takes the #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Over the past week, the #ALSIceBucketChallenge has gone above and beyond viral, bringing people from all over the world together to support and raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

And one of the individuals who has gotten in on the ice-cold action while defending the movement from detractors is photographer Anthony Carbajal, whose tragic story we’ve shared before. Read more…

Scary/Amazing Cockpit Photograph Shows You What It’s Like to Fly with the Blue Angels

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Ever wonder what it’s like to fly with the Blue Angels? Well, this photograph, taken from inside one of the planes during the Blue Angles’ practice last Thursday in Chicago, should give you some idea. Read more…

external Trying To Contain Ebola In Liberia —NY Times

I learned later that they looted the facility, including highly infectious mattresses. The epidemic deniers had just unwittingly and immensely aided the spread of the Ebola virus in their community. Let’s hope they were right that it is all just a hoax, but I think not.

 
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