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Scientists Snap Shots of the World’s Smallest Known Life Forms

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This is a picture of the smallest life form that’s known to exist, an ultra-small bacterial cell. That black bar you see if for scale — it indicates 100 nanometers. To put things into perspective, more than 150,000 of these bacteria could fit onto the top of a human hair.
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How Urban Explorers Are Risking Arrest and Death to Explore NYC With Their Cameras

Here’s a 5-minute video by Seeker Stories about how young urban explorers are connecting through Instagram and teaming up to explore the hidden places of New York City. They risk arrest — and often death — to see and photograph the city from perspectives that ordinary people will never get to experience.
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These Giant Photostrips are Super-Sized Photobooth-style Prints for Your Wall

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If you want photobooth-style prints of your pics, one way to get them is through Social Print Studio’s Photostrips printing service. If you want to super-size your order, there’s now an option for that too. The company has announced a new product called Giant Photostrips. It allows you to turn your photos into giant photobooth-style strips.
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A Photographer’s Review of the Canon 11-24mm f/4L

Editor’s note: This review is by photographer Tim Dodd. You can follow him on Instagram at @timdoddphotography.


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I keep meaning to post reviews about my gear. I’ve been lucky enough to shoot for years with some of the best lenses in the world. I hold strong opinions on them and rarely do those opinions make it beyond my own inner dialogue.

This time I’m doing it right away. This morning, March 3rd, 2015, I got that ever exciting knock on the door from my FedEx guy. In his hands was a much bigger box than I had envisioned. What lies within it was Canon’s newest drool-worthy lens, the 11-24mm F4L.
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World Press Photo Reopens Investigation After New Accusation Emerges

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Things are getting messier and messier for World Press Photo. After investigating a 1st prize winner due to accusations of unethical staging, the prestigious contest defended the photographer this week and stood by its award decision (much to the dismay of many in the photojournalism industry).

There’s a new twist in the story, though: a new accusation is now being made against the photographer, causing WPP to reopen its investigation.
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A Getty Images Photo and an HP Laptop Wallpaper

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If you sell your photography as stock shots with royalty free licenses through services such as Getty Images, you need to be okay with buyers using the images in ways that seem disproportionate to the meager price they paid. That’s a lesson Turkish photographer Murat Koc learned this past week after discovering his photo used as a wallpaper on a newly launched laptop.
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Sony Unleashes Four New FE Lenses: A 28mm, 35mm, 90mm Macro, and 24-240mm

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Sony today announced four new full-frame lenses for its E-mount camera system today, bringing the total number of FE lenses to 11. The new lenses are: the 28mm f/2, 35mm f/1.4, 90mm f/2.8 macro, and 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3.
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Photographs of the Modern and Minimalist Stuttgart City Library in Germany

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This photograph may look like some kind of computer-generated artist rendering of a futuristic space, but it’s actually a high-key architectural photograph of the beautiful public library of the city of Stuttgart, Germany. Called the Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart, the library’s new building features a simple cube-like design and a minimalist white interior, and it opened its doors in 2011.
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Photographer Charles Peterson Captured the Birth of Grunge Music in Seattle

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Charles Peterson is known for being one of the primary photographers on the forefront of the grunge music scene when it emerged from the Seattle underground during the 80s and 90s. He was able to capture images showing the movement from its inception through the days of bands such as Nirvana becoming huge commercial successes in the music industry.
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Fox and Getty Team Up to Promote Movie with Stock Photos Featuring Vince Vaughn and Co.

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20th Century Fox has come up with an unusual way to promote its upcoming film Unfinished Business. Teaming up with Getty Images and its iStock service, the studio has created a series of generic-looking stock photos showing Vince Vaughn and his co-stars in a corporate atmosphere.
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