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A Mother’s Darkly Humorous Portraits of ‘Domestic Bliss’

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Inspired by a motherhood epiphany and the work of Cindy Sherman, photographer Susan Copich has spent the past four years creating a darkly comedic photo series called Domestic Bliss. In it, she turns the camera on herself and her family, portray a handful of family life scenes that she has meticulously crafted.

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This Small, Portable Flash Cube Can Pump Out 1,500 Lumens of Light for Your GoPro or Smartphone

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One of the biggest weaknesses of mobile cameras is shooting in low-light. The sensor can’t usually handle it very well, and the built-in light sources are usually… well… crap. Here to help with that is Lume Cube, a product currently being funded on Kickstarter that hopes to quite literally light up your smartphone and GoPro imagery. Read more…

Taylor Swift Crashes Young Fan’s Photo Shoot While Out Jogging in Nashville

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Is it really “crashing” a photo shoot when the person doing the crashing is more than welcome to stick around as much as they like? We’re not sure, but that was certainly the case in Nashville about a week ago when photographer Sarah Bailey had a Christmas family shoot hijacked by a very welcome guest.

Pop star Taylor Swift was jogging in Percy Warner park when she spotted the family and decided to drop in. Read more…

external On The Ground In Syria: A Photojournalist’s Perspective —Lens Culture

I’m not just there to take their picture. I’m there to learn about them, and to show their truth in my photos.

 
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Video: How to Properly Fine Tune Autofocus on Your DSLR Through Micro-Adjustments

One pesky issue you may have run into with your DSLR is front-focusing or back-focusing, a problem that, in the past, required that you send your camera into a service center along with any troublesome lenses.

Thankfully, that’s not the case anymore. This problem can now be fixed with the help of microfiches adjustments, which almost all DSLRs have built into them now. And here to show us how to properly do just that is John Greengo in the above CreativeLive tutorial. Read more…

Dubai Photographer Promotes His Photo Course with Wonderful Special Effects

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Dubai-based photographer Muhammad Hassan is coming out with a tutorial series that teaches basic to advanced photography techniques. To promote the course, he has created a very… interesting teaser video that uses special effects to dazzle the eyes and minds of prospective students.
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Aerial Photographs Capture the Aftermath of This Week’s Brutal Snow Storm in Buffalo, NY

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Earlier today, we showed you what the massive snow storm that passed through Buffalo, NY looked like from the inside (courtesy of some brave drone piloting) but even that aerial view really doesn’t do the scope of this storm justice.

So, here to help give us some perspective is Buffalo News Chief Photographer Derek Gee, who took to the skies to capture the aftermath of the storm as people began to try and dig out. Read more…

external An NPR Photographer Looks Ebola In The Eye —NPR | Goats and Soda

I only took a few pictures. I guess I felt sort of … I don’t how to describe it. I felt like I wanted her to not be standing there.

But I also feel like, look, this is what Ebola does to you, and this is something that maybe we need to see. We see survivor pictures. We see the dead. But very rarely do you see someone clearly being affected by Ebola.

 
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Flickr Opens Up 50 Million Creative Commons and Licensed Images for Flickr Wall Art

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A little over a month ago, Yahoo! revealed Flickr Wall Art, a service that lets you turn your images into beautiful prints to hang… well… wherever you want them. Today, they’re kicking that service up a notch by removing that pesky need for these photos to be yours.

No, you can’t steal other people’s photos and use them, but Flickr is opening up its entire Creative Commons library and some hand-selected collections from its licensed artists for your wall-hanging pleasure. Read more…

German Flash and Lighting Accessory Manufacturer Metz Files for Insolvency

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German electronics manufacturer Metz has officially filed for insolvency. Known by photographers mostly for its lineup of speedlights and other lighting gear, the primarily television manufacturer says production and support will continue, at least for the time being. Read more…