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500px iOS App Update Brings Lightroom-Powered Editing and a Built-In Camera

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500px released a major update to its iOS app today. Users can now take advantage of an in-app camera and editing tools powered by Adobe Lightroom technologies.
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Rephotographing Route 66: Animated GIFs Showing 1930-1970 Scenes Compared to Today

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Route 66 is a famous highway that crosses the United States, connecting Santa Monica, California on the west with Chicago, Illinois toward the east. It was one of the original highways of the US Highway System.

The route is also the subject of a project by photographer Natalie Slater, titled “The Mother Road Revisited.” Slater found old photos of the route from decades ago and rephotographed them as they appear today.
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PrintSnap Wants to Bring Back the Instant Picture Using Dirt Cheap Receipt Paper

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Instant photos are fun and were at one time super popular, but they aren’t exactly cheap. Shooting with new Impossible Project film costs about $3 per shot these days. But what if you could shoot casual instant snapshots on a physical medium for less than a penny per shot?

That’s the idea behind the PrintSnap. It’s an instant camera that captures photos on standard receipt paper.
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external 2014 Olympus BioScapes Competition Winners —Olympus BioScapes

Take a look at what happens when you cross serious science and art photography. The BioScapes Competition reveal stunning images of nature through the lens of a microscope – including this year’s winning time-lapse of a developing fruit fly embryo.

 
Dec 18, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

Casio SynchroShot Lets You Use Up to 7 Cameras for Perfectly Synchronized Capture

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Casio has announced a new Android app called SynchroShot that lets photographers perfectly synchronize up to seven of its new Exilim EX-100PRO cameras for photos or video.
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This Guy Used a Photobooth to Capture Photos and a Video of His Proposal

A pair of high school sweethearts named Kevin and Molly got engaged this past week after being together for 7 years. To document his proposal, rather than hire a photographer or task a friend with hiding in the bushes, Kevin chose to take his unsuspecting girlfriend into a photo booth that captures both photos and video. The video above is what resulted.
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Photographer Patrick Rochon Transforms Cars into ‘Moving Light Painting Toolbrushes’

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For a new marketing campaign titled “Inspired Light,” Infiniti invited Canadian professional light painting photographer Patrick Rochon to Dubai to transform three of its cars into “moving light painting brushes.”
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external Eastman Kodak Co.’s Bankruptcy, Finally and Officially, is Over —Democrat & Chronicle

Today Kodak’s business focus is almost solely on printing-related products, services and technologies.

That bankruptcy also came at a high cost. The company spent $245.2 million on attorneys, accountants and other Chapter 11-required expenses. And while it ended 2011 with roughly 5,100 workers locally, it finished out 2013 with 2,300 due to layoffs and spinoffs. Meanwhile, the end-of-2014 headcount to be announced early next year will undoubtedly be even smaller.

 
Dec 18, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

EyeEm Unveils Version 5: Open Edit Feature Lets You See How Others Processed Their Shots

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Photosharing service EyeEm has rolled out version 5 of its popular app. The main new feature to appear is one called Open Edit, which lets you explore the edits other photographers have used on their photos.
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Want to Buy or Sell Camera Gear on Facebook? The Company is Testing Out Group-Based Selling

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eBay and Craigslist are two services photographers often turn to if they’re trying to buy or sell some used camera gear. It looks like Facebook may be gunning for a piece of that pie.

The company is testing a new feature that’s allowing some users to sell goods in Facebook groups with an official new “Sell Something” feature. The new post type creates a simple for sale listing that’s reminiscent of what you might see on Craigslist.
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