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Ricoh Imaging Adds Three ‘Flavorful’ Colors to Its Pentax K-S1 Lineup, Shaves $100 Off the Price

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If you prefer your camera to be as fashionable as it is functional, Ricoh Imaging’s newest editions of the LED-laden Pentax K-S1 series are just for you. The three new cameras are part of the ‘Sweets Collection,’ a moniker that accentuates the white bodies and vibrant color accents that each of the new versions flaunts. Read more…

external When Maximum Detail Matters — High Resolution or Long Lens? —Theme

Helping you find the happy medium between high resolution capability and a heavy long focal length lens.

 
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Monopods No Longer Allowed at OU Football Games Because of Lens Crushing Incident

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Last weekend, Tulsa World photojournalist Mike Simons made headlines for all the wrong reasons when Oklahoma football player Sterling Shepard took a painful fall onto Simons’ Canon telephoto lens, snapping it in half.

The incident prompted criticism from OU coach Bob Stoop, a public apology from Simons, and now, a new set of rules for photographers covering football games handed down by the powers that be at OU. Read more…

Weird Tip: Wear Compression Socks to Avoid Leg Fatigue on Long, On-Location Shoots

If you’ve ever been on-location for a shoot from sunrise to sunset (and beyond), you know how fatigued your legs can get by the end of the day. Standing up all day can make it feel like your legs are about to fall off.

But if a comfortable pair of shoes aren’t quite enough to keep you going, this weird tip might just be the best gift you can give your legs the next time you’ve got to be on your feet for extended periods of time. Read more…

external SmugMug’s Completely Revamped App For iPhone and iPad —SmugMug Blog

SmugMug App releases its latest update for iPhone and iPad, bringing greater ease to uploading, accessing and archiving photos online. Other features include offline viewing and displaying other SmugMug user images on the home screen.

 
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Concept Camera Designs for the Panasonic Lumix GM1 Made with 3D Printing

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Panasonic recently collaborated with German design firm WertelOberfell in creating a series of case designs for the Lumix DMC-GM1 mirrorless camera. The cases were created with a 3D printer and were inspired by three “design epochs.”
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Florida Man Shoots Selfie with Phone After Ex-Lover Shoots Him with Gun

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A strange story from over in Florida: the Tampa Bay Times reports that back in August, a 23-year-old man named Andrew Noll (picture above at right) was shot by his former lover.

When the home’s alarm went off and she heard someone coming up the stairs, she grabbed a 9mm Ruger. When the door opened, she fired. A bullet sliced through Noll’s chest and exited his back, piercing a painting on the wall behind him. [...]

As he lay bleeding, Noll raised the phone and snapped a selfie.

Now that’s one “decisive moment” that resulted from some very strange priorities…

(via Boing Boing)


Image credit: Photograph of Simpson and Noll by the Tampa Police Department

This Photo of China’s President in the Rain Just Won the Country’s Equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize

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This photograph of Chinese President Xi Jinping is more than a snapshot captured in the rain: today it was awarded China’s highest photojournalism prize, the National News Award. The award is known as China’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize.
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Google Street View Takes to Tanzania to Retrace the Footsteps of Jane Goodall

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Google has teamed up with the Jane Goodall Institute to bring their Street View Trekker cameras to Gombe National Park in Tanzania, a place made famous by world-famous primatologist Jane Goodall and her research of the local chimpanzees.

Step by step, the Google Street View Trekker camera retraced the steps Goodall took during the 54 years she spent studying the social behavior of chimpanzees. Read more…

How to Capture a Complex 5-Light Beer Bottle Product Shot from Start to Finish

Have you ever wondered how those beautiful beer bottle ads in magazines are shot? Product photography is one of the more complicated genres out there, packed full of neat ‘tricks of the trade’ and lighting techniques. And if you wanna learn a few of them, this beer bottle product photo tutorial is a great place to start. Read more…