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NASA Releases a ‘Blood Moon’ Time-Lapse in Case You Missed Last Night’s Show

This year, I was ready. I had gathered the necessary equipment, made sure I scheduled in time for an afternoon nap and did my research so I would be ready for this whole ‘blood moon’ thingy. Then: disaster.

If you were in the Jackson, MS area yesterday you’ll know that the entire day (and in fact the night before) was spent being battered by both a fierce thunderstorm and constant updates from the National Weather Service letting you know that the flash flood warning had been extended… again. Read more…

external “Photography and The Death of Reality”

— Rick Sammon at The Luminous Landscape

Before I go on, I’d like to share a story about Ansel Adams, relayed to me by one of his assistants, the talented John Sexton. Here goes: A man writes Ansel Adams a letter (condensed here): Dear Mr. Adams, I have your books. Your beautiful pictures of Yosemite inspired me to visit this National Park. However, when I got there I was disappointed. The park does not look like that.

 
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Short Tutorial Teaches You a Great Way to Recover Shadow Detail in Photoshop

There are many options for recovering shadow detail in post, but if you still haven’t settled on one or you want a technique that will give you more control, then we have a great tutorial for you. Read more…

external “A Photographic Tour Of America’s Public Libraries” —NPR

 
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Photos Show a Superbike Narrowly Miss a Photographer, But Crush His Gear

Edwards (right) watches as Dean Mulcahy's super bike crashes into the tire barrier where he was standing just moments before.

Edwards (right) watches as Dean Mulcahy’s super bike crashes into the tire barrier where he was standing just moments before.

As we’ve covered before, motorsport photography can be one of the most difficult types of photography to be proficient in. But not only is it one of the most difficult, it’s also one of the most dangerous, as photographer Az Edwards shared with us recently. Read more…

Man Arrested for Flying His Camera Drone Over Crash Site, Allegedly Refused to Land

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There are two sides to every story, but in the case of Ohio copy machine repairman and aerial videography hobbyist Kele Stanley, his side is drastically different from that of the police who arrested him for flying his camera drone over the site of a car crash. Read more…

external Tip: How To Get Started With Astrophotography Using Your Smartphone —Lifehacker

 
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external “Kodak, Shutterfly Resolve No-Compete Lawsuit” —WSJ

 
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‘Bears On Stairs’ Is a Ridiculously Smooth Stop Motion Animated Video

Titled “Bears on Stairs,” this unbelievably smooth stop motion animation of 3D printed pieces was created by DBLG, a creative agency based out of London. Read more…

Samsung Teases Rumored Galaxy K Zoom, Wants You To ‘Kapture The Moment’

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Samsung recently sent out an invite to media regarding an April 29th event. As you can see from the image above, Samsung makes use of a bit of a pun to tease the new device, which has already been leaked, both in pictures and specs. Read more…