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Video of the Aurora Borealis in Real Time Shot on the Sony A7s at ISO 25600 with No Noise Reduction

Most Aurora Borealis videos are time-lapses, because cranking the ISO high enough for bright real-time video would normally result in a noisy mess. That, however, was before cameras like the Sony A7s came along. Read more…

Flickr Responds to XKCD Challenge with Site that Tells You if Your Picture Has a Park or Bird in It

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It might not be the most useful website ever designed, but Flickr’s new Park or Bird microsite serves a purpose: namely, it’s the Flickr Vision team’s response to a challenge by the popular webcomic XKCD. Read more…

This is What Happens When a Football Player Lands on a $10,499 Canon Lens

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One of the stranger stories that occurred in the world of photography this past weekend was when Oklahoma football player Sterling Shepard crash landed on a Canon telephoto lens, snapping it into two pieces.

Now that the dust is settled, the photographer has come forward with his account of the incident and an apology to the player.
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external How One Man Is Going To Restore The Legacy Of Kodak —Adweek

Steven Overman is now the new CMO of Kodak and pinned with the task of a major overhaul of Kodak’s marketing and branding. Now 7 days into the job, Overman shares a bit on how he’s going to turn this has-been camera industry pioneer around.

 
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The Intrepid 4×5 is a Large Format Camera That’s Light On Your Back and Your Wallet

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If you’ve been wanting to get into the large format game, but the financial investment was just too rich for your blood, the Intrepid 4×5 camera might be exactly what you’re looking for.

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One Light Tutorial: How Small Adjustments to Light Position Can Drastically Affects Your Portraits

Whether it’s by necessity or personal decision, sometimes we’re left shooting an image with only a single-light setup. But just because you only have one light, that doesn’t mean you can’t toss in some variety and spice up your image appropriately.

Here to highlight that fact is photographer Joel Grimes, who created the above video to show how experimenting with just a single light can produce some impeccable results.

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Rhino’s Odd 360º Helmet Mount Lets You Capture a 2nd-Person Point of View Without the 2nd Person

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The accessories available for GoPro cameras are as diverse as the adventures people take them on. But while most at least opt for subtlety, Rhino accessories makes its presence known, both in name and aesthetics.

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Inspiration: John Cleese on How to Be Creative

Legendary writer and actor John Cleese is known more for his sense of humor than almost any other attribute. But as he demonstrates brilliantly in the above video, he also has an inspirational outlook and deep interest in the subject of creativity.

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external Why We Take Pictures —The Huffington Post

“Why do you take pictures?” It’s a loaded question that I get asked all the time and there’s definitely more than one answer. My first camera was a purple Le Clic that my parents gave me on my 12th birthday. I dangled it from my wrist like a tiny box that held all of my prized possessions and secrets. That’s what a camera was for me – a diary of sorts that captured everything from my bare feet in the grass to my sister’s favorite toy sitting on her bed to my mother’s briefcase in its usual spot in the dining room. I took pictures because I loved it and at the time it was that simple.

 
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Moving ‘Touchable Memories’ Project Makes Photos Tangible for People Without Vision

Spanish creative agency Lola recently started a moving 3D printer project titled Touchable Memories. The goal: to let those who are blind or nearly blind ‘see’ some of their most cherished photographs once more.

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