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Fancam Captures Massive 20 Gigapixel Group Photos of Fans at Large Events

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To celebrate the return of LeBron James yesterday, the Cleveland Cavaliers decided to do a massive group photo with all the fans in attendance. Today they released the 360-degree, 20-gigapixel photograph online for fans to find themselves in, tag, and share.

The giant group panorama — and many others like it — was captured by a company called Fancam, which specializes in shooting some of the largest group shots in history.
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Your Future Camera May be Recharged Wirelessly Using an ‘Energy Router’

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Wireless Internet is now commonplace, but one thing that’s generally still wired is electricity. One day, however, you might be juicing up your gadgets with wireless energy routers instead of cables and battery chargers.

Energous Corporation is one company trying to make that vision a reality. It has developed a technology called WattUp that aims to change the way you think about how electronic devices are charged and powered.
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external On the Upbeat – A Conversation With Ben Folds —PDN Pulse

PDN’s Tech Editor Greg Scoblete catches up with multi-platinum singer/songwriter and avid photographer Ben Folds at PhotoPlus Expo 2014 for a short interview. Folds talks about what it means to shoot on the upbeat rather than the downbeat.

 
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Photographer Visits Real Life Haunted Houses Across America

Locals say the owner of Ohio’s Milan Mansion was a practicing witch.

For his book 13: An American Horror Story, photographer Seph Lawless visited a number of real life “haunted houses” across the United States. The houses are crumbling on the outside, and the insides were the stage for some some of the creepiest crimes and incidents throughout history.

The house above is Milan Mansion found in Ohio. The locals claim that the owner was a practicing witch.
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Sony Rumored to Be Working on an 8K Mirrorless Full Frame Camera That Will Arrive by 2016

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The phrase “megapixel war” has been thrown around for quite some time now, but could we be seeing the beginnings of a “K war”? Sony is rumored to be working on a mirrorless full frame camera that captures footage at a staggering 8K resolution.
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This Poster Shows Over 200 Cameras from Between 1839 and 2014

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In early 2013, we shared a print by Pop Chart Lab that showed 100 landmark cameras from the history of photography. Now, the online shop is one-upping itself by releasing a new poster showing over 200 cameras from between 1839 and 2014.
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Here’s What You Can Capture with a Camera Drone in a Major Airport

Drone’s aren’t allowed within a 5-mile radius of medium-to-large-sized airports in the United States. As a result, the Internet isn’t exactly teeming with photographs or videos taken from a drone’s perspective above those areas.

The video above offers a look at what you’d be able to capture if you were allowed to fly your camera drone around in a large airport. It was made in Mexico.
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Warning: Fly Your Camera Drone Near a Big Sports Stadium, Go to Jail

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Earlier this year, we shared an interactive map showing where you aren’t allowed to fly camera drones. The list is generally pretty simple: national parks, military bases, and 5 miles around major airports.

Here’s another item to add to that list: major sport stadiums.
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Behind the Scenes at a Spooky Fairytale Photo Shoot with Joe McNally

Photographer and Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally has released a new video that offers a behind-the-scenes look at a recent shoot. The image is an imaginative fairytale scene that required some tricky lighting and careful attention to detail.

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external Guillermo Cervera: A 300 Mile Conversation About War —American Photo

“For me photography is like therapy,” he tells American Photo. “When I’m with a camera, I’m not thinking about anything else. I’m just focusing and looking around me to see what’s going on. It’s the same whether I’m in the combat zone or in the streets of a city like New York.”

 
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