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Are You Up For a Challenge? Try ‘The 6 Minute Dirty Edit’

The video above is called The 6 Minute Dirty Edit Challenge, and it’s an interesting project/dare by photographer Jeff Rojas. The goal is simple: how much retouching can you possibly get done in just six minutes time. Read more…

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Trusted source says the new Fujifilm X30 will continue to sport a 2/3-inch rather than the rumored 1-inch.

 
Jul 22, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Surviving in the New Economy

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It’s true. Both Neil Leifer and Walter Iooss worked for free.
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Researchers Use a 480-Camera Dome to More Accurately Capture 3D Motion

Traditional 3D motion capture technologies, amazing though they are, are limited. They only give you a small number of data points to work with, and while they seem to capture a great deal of detail, their abilities are far outpaced by the intricate movements of the human body.

Fortunately, there’s a new technology in development that might just be able to solve this problem by throwing a crap-load of cameras at it. Read more…

Forget Clouds: Man Photographs Cheetos That Look Like Things

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Have you ever looked up and noticed that a particular cloud looks like a face, a dog, a ship, or some other object? It’s a psychological phenomenon known as pareidolia, where the human brain takes randomness and tries to turn it into something significant and known.

Andy Huot’s project Cheese Curl Art revolves around pareidolia, but instead of spotting things in clouds, Huot photographs Cheetos. Recognize the Cheeto above? The photographer captioned it, “Sasquatch.”
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external Will Your Photos Outlast You? —The Online Photographer

One of my ongoing interests—I won’t use the word concerns because that could imply worry or anxiety—is how long my images will last. Given my own impermanence, I lack the hubris to expect that any photographs I’ve produced will last forever. I’d certainly love for later generations to consider my work good enough to be worth maintaining, but that’s up to them to decide, not me. In any event, I won’t be around to enjoy it.

 
Jul 21, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Photographing the Nazca Geoglyphs in Peru: An Interview with Photographer Ed Ranney

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Aroma Valley, Chile, 2006. © Ed Ranney

Edward Ranney has been photographing pre-Columbian sites in Peru for over fifty years. His book Monuments of the Incas was released in 1982, reprinted in paperback in 1990, and re-released in 2010 by Thames and Hudson in an expanded edition, with updated text.

His monograph The Lines, being released in August by Yale University Press, presents pictures of geoglyphs created by the Nazca culture in southern Peru, and other cultures in Chile’s Atacama desert. Read more…

Beautiful Footage of the Prince of Dubai Silhouetted Against the Supermoon Atop the Burj Khalifa

Update: The video has been removed by FilmDubai who originally uploaded it, we’ll get it back up as soon as/if it is republished.


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Admittedly, this is not photography, but there are so many frames that would be worthy of pulling out of this short real-time 4K visual treat that we thought it was certainly worthy of sharing. Read more…

external Instagram’s Kevin Systrom: People Keep Asking If My $1 Billion Was Too Small —Business Insider

“I get asked that a lot. If your goal is to maximize value and you know the future, then you can make your own conclusion,” Systrom told attendees, who chuckled at his response.

But, he says, “I love my coworkers and team. I love the things we work on. I love the impact we have in the world. I never think about that question.”

 
Jul 21, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Canon Patents Impressive 45x Zoom Lens for an Underwater Camera

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The consumer end of underwater photography is tricky. The pros have expensive underwater housings for their expensive DSLRs, but consumers are stuck with semi-affordable compacts that suffer from some glaring limitations, among them the ability to zoom.

Canon, it seems, is keen to fix this limitation with a newly-patented zoom lens for an underwater camera that will offer an impressive 45x optical zoom. Read more…