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Journalist Blames Photographer’s Reckless Behavior for the Kidnapping of Freelancer Steven Sotloff

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It’s unlikely that pointing fingers and placing blame will do anything to help freelance journalist Steven Sotloff, who was kidnapped in 2013 and is currently being held by ISIS, the same militant group who executed photojournalist James Foley on video.

But blame is being placed, and there’s a lesson to be learned from the supposed actions of one Canadian photographer initially identified only as “Alex.” Read more…

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To describe Thomas Allen Harris’s “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People” as a history of African-American photography would be accurate but incomplete. Inspired by the book “Reflections in Black” (2000), Deborah Willis’s groundbreaking and thorough excavation of a vital and neglected photographic tradition, Mr. Harris’s film is a family memoir, a tribute to unsung artists and a lyrical, at times heartbroken, meditation on imagery and identity.

 
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Fly Past Neptune’s Moon Triton in this Video Made from Real Pictures Shot by Voyager 2 in 1989

25 years and two days ago today, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft passed right over Neptune’s largest moon Triton. It’s the only spacecraft to have ever done this, and as behoved the situation, it had its camera snapping photos just as quickly as possible so it could record this momentous occasion.

Now, 25 years later, for the first time ever, NASA has combined these photographs into a time-lapse that shows you what Voyager 2 saw as it rocketed past the Pluto-sized moon at 25 kilometers per second.

Ubersnap Photo Sharing Platform Lets You Combine Music and Photography in Melodic Matrimony

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Whether or not you’re conscious of it when watching a movie, the sounds and soundtrack play as significant of a role as the actual imagery. Sadly, none of the standard photo sharing options allow us still photographers the luxury of framing our visual message with melody… until now.

A fairly new and interesting platform called Ubersnap is looking to change this music-less status quo. Read more…

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The iPhone 6 release is just 2 weeks away and buzzing around the rumor mill hasn’t slowed down. iPhone 6 leaks have already shown us a 4.7″ and 5.5″ screen but what’s unexpected is the protruding camera – breaking away from its long history of flat, unobtrusive design.

 
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Photographers Get Nocturnal for a Week to Capture Impressive Death Valley Motion Time-Lapse

It took a week of sleepless nights and a whole lot of Red Bull and 5-Hour Energy shots, but the duo of photographers behind Tree Speed Photo managed to get through it in order to capture this, dare we say ‘epic,’ motion time-lapse in Death Valley. 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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Italian Film Company Ferrania to Start Making 35mm and 120 Film Again in Mid-September

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Film photographers are used to options slowly fading away, but today we have news of the opposite variety: a film company making a dramatic return to the game. Originally announced via blog post in July of last year, Italian film company FILM Ferrania is finally preparing to start making film again in mid-September. Read more…

external Saving Indonesian Rain Forests And Orangutans —NY Times

Photojournalist Sandra Hoyn delivers poignant images of the rapid deforestation of Indonesia that is quickly depleting the Sumatran rain forest and endangering native wildlife including the beloved orangutans.

 
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Gorgeous ‘Trash the Dress’ Wedding Photos Captured on a Stunning Glacier in Alaska

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It takes work to stand out among today’s wedding photographers. After all, you’ve got shots like these from Iceland to compete with, so how do you create photos that will widen eyes and loosen jaws?

Well, if you’re photographer Josh Martinez, you helicopter the couple onto a glacier in Alaska and let nature do the talking while you take some pictures and ruin a wedding dress. Read more…

Please Don’t Be the One to Get Drones Banned

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Photography drones are facing a perilous atmosphere of distrust and legal chaos. In these circumstances, even small mistakes can have big consequences. A shift in public sentiment against private drone usage could easily result in the application of restrictive regulations, or perhaps even conditional bans. Read more…