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external How the Selfie Stick Is Killing the Selfie Read more: See How the Selfie Stick is Killing the Selfie —TIME

The “selfie stick”—a small, articulated monopod designed for cell phone-wielding photographers—is, by all accounts, more popular than ever. “[Just last month], I’ve seen several around midtown Manhattan, including inside Grand Central Terminal and outside the main branch of the New York Public Library,” says Henry Posner, the director of corporate communications at the popular B&H Photo retail chain.

 
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Dad Captures Embarrassing Video of Daughter Taking Crazy Selfies in the Backseat

What’s the best way to ensure that your latest selfies are on par with the rest of society? Why, you practice them in the backseat of the car while your father takes you across town, of course!

Unfortunately, this poor teen (who was doing just that) didn’t realize her father was recording her hilarious facial expression practice as she enthusiastically captured a range of creative selfies on her phone. Read more…

First Pictures of Zeiss’ Rumored ‘Loxia’ Lenses Leaked, Will Arrive Early Next Week

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Earlier this week we shared the reliable rumor that Zeiss was about to lift the veil on a new ‘Loxia’ lens lineup designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras — at this point limited to the Sony a7, a7r and a7s.

Well, it seems that rumor was true, at least according to these leaked pictures of the 50mm f/2.0 and 35mm f/2.0 Loxia lenses said to be announced next week. Read more…

external Photoshop Mix 1.1: New Features Thanks to Your Feedback —Adobe | Photoshop Blog

The Adobe team has delivered their first update to Photoshop Mix, adding Undo/Redo, Swap Image, Panorama Support, Loval Full-Resolution saving and Dropbox integration.

 
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Curious Flower Fly Photobombs Engagement Ring Photo

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Forget surgery, serendipity is the way to get a great engagement ring photo. Case in point: check out this awesome viral engagement ring shot by Reddit user kitten-little. Read more…

GoPro Rolls Out Field Guide Tutorial Series to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Action Cam

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Really want to get the most out of your new GoPro? You’re in luck, because GoPro recently turned to their own in-house production team and asked them to create a series of tutorials called the GoPro Field Guide.

This collection of videos — made by the same guys who follow some of the top extreme athletes in the world around and film their insane antics — will help you get the hang of that little action cam and really take advantage of everything it can do. 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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external How much do you REALLY know about photography? —Digital Camera World

A quick, 16-question quiz that will help you determine “just how much you’ve learned about photography over the years — both technical and historical knowledge.” After all, why should the BuzzFeed readers have all the quiz fun…

 
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Here’s How iPhone Thermal Cameras Can Be Used to Steal Your Pin Codes

There are a lot of great, fun, and interesting things people can do with an iPhone and that FLIR ‘predator vision’ infrared camera case we told you about at the beginning of this year. But, as it turns out, there is also a very bad thing people can do.

Using just an iPhone and the Thermal camera case, people can actually steal your PIN codes, be that for an ATM or that keypad on your car or garage door. Read more…

These Photographs of Parisian Rooftops Look Like Abstract Paintings

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Despite living in one of the most photographed locations on earth, Michael Wolf has never been short of creative, unique ideas. Be it photographing street view scenes or, in this case, showing off his incredible composition skill with photographs of Parisian rooftops that look like two-dimensional, abstract paintings. Read more…

external Musings: Jason Larkin’s Mysterious Ascension Island —National Geographic

“Most large ecosystems like forests take thousands of years to develop and become sustainable. I wanted to know what that feels like to go into a natural space that has been created in a fraction of that time. I wanted to capture the feeling and mood of the place, the tension between the artificial and natural.”

 
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