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Citizen Photojournalism Game Shows That Framing Shots Differently Changes the Story

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More so than ever before, it’s regular citizens with camera phones who are breaking the news… or in some cases shaping the news. And it’s this topic, hot on the heels of the protests in Ferguson, MO, that developer Nicky Case decided to tackle in a powerfully simple game. Read more…

Researchers Find Way to Capture Photos in Almost Pitch Black Using Only 0.2 Photons Per Pixel

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We’ve seen low-light photography before, but what about no light photography. While it seems borderline impossible, researchers have combined a number of techniques to produce photographs in almost complete darkness, where the resulting images are using less than one photon of light per pixel! Read more…

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A simply illuminating, no-nonsense advice piece for those in the market for a camera trigger.

 
Sep 02, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Morning Views from the Tent: A POV Landscape Photo Series That’ll Exacerbate Your Wanderlust

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Photographer Oleg Grigoryev, like many of us, is a man who enjoys traveling, hiking and camping. Unlike many of us, his latest endeavors have taken him through the Fann Mountains of Tajikistan, where he captured a simple yet beautiful series of wanderlust-inducing images aptly titled Morning Views From the Tent. Read more…

Yale Project Makes 170,000 Depression-Era Photos Searchable with Interactive Database

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Dorothea Lange’s iconic Migrant Mother, pictured above, is just one of the roughly 170,000 photographs taken between 1935 and 1945 for a project commissioned by the United State’s Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI).

All of those photos are currently being stored in the Library of Congress, but a dedicated team from Yale University is looking to revitalize this invaluable collection of photographs by organizing them, pairing them up, and explaining how these images and photographers came together to create the most comprehensive looks at America following the Great Depression and into the early years of WWII. Read more…

external Fifty Years Of Famous Faces: David Farrell Shoots The Stars – In Pictures —The Guardian

imageedit_2_3520024053Before his death last year at the age of 93, British photographer David Farrell had spent much of his career photographing our generation’s most iconic artists and musicians. His works are now on display in London.

 
Sep 02, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Portraits of Eight Beautiful Celebrities Morphed into a ‘Perfect’ Composite

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Photoshop and other image manipulation software has become an interesting tool in the quest to define ‘beauty.’ Often used to sculpt and create false beauty, it’s also been used by people like Esther Honig to illustrate how our definitions of beauty change based on culture.

Another project by animator Marius Vibe that is currently making the rounds seeks to answer a different question: If you combined portraits of eight of the most beautiful women in the world (at least according to Maxim) into a single composite, would that composite be even more beautiful than any of the individual parts? Read more…

DPRK 360: Photographer Captures Immersive 360° Panoramas All Over North Korea

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About a year ago, we linked out to what we then believed to be the first 360-degree interactive panorama ever made of Pyongyang, North Korea. That interactive image was shot by photographer Aram Pan, but it was only the beginning.

Since then he’s expanded in a big way, shooting over 40 interactive 360-degree panoramas all over the mysterious country for the DPRK 360 website and Facebook page. Read more…

external Sony’s RX10 camera now shoots higher-quality video at a lower price —Engadget

Sony’s Cyber-shot RX10 is a pretty capable camera, but it still has weaknesses: it doesn’t shoot super high-quality XAVC-S video, and that steep $1,300 price is bound to steer some people toward DSLRs and mirrorless cams. Well, consider both of those problems licked.

 
Sep 02, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Couple Scammed by Fauxtographer Passing Off Stolen Images as His Own

Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon to hear about fauxtographers stealing other photographers work and passing it off as their own. Heck, there’s an entire website dedicated to shaming the scam artists who do this. But despite the distinct possibility that you’ll be caught and have your career destroyed if you do this, it continues to happen.

Case in point is a recent situation involving Lin and Jirsa Photography and the tale of how their images were stolen and used by an unnamed photographer to entice new wedding clients with work that wasn’t his own. Read more…