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Phase One’s Capture One Pro 8 Update Takes Aim at Ex-Aperture Users, Adds Subscription Model

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Phase One is making the most of Photokina by announcing a complete overhaul to its popular Capture One Pro software. Now on version 8.0, the updated program not only improves upon its former self, but also looks to squeeze in more of the market share by enticing ex-Aperture users who are looking for simple migration to a semi-familiar interface. Read more…

external Monaco’s Rare Vintage Photo Collection Dazzles Photography Pros —Examiner

It’s simply a vintage photography enthusiast and curator’s dream! Under the leadership of Prince Albert II of Monaco, curators will take inventory of the royal family’s private photo collection, which amasses to over 1 million images including original negatives. Ranking high in the world of vintage photography collections, the historic archives reveals an intimate side of the Princely family rarely captured in publicity shots.

 
Sep 17, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Puppies Jumping Into Swimming Pools Make for Unbelievably Cute Photos

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If you haven’t smiled yet today, you’re about to. That’s because photographer Seth Casteel — the man behind the NY Times bestseller and viral sensation Underwater Dogs — is back with another installment of his series that promises to be even more adorable than the first.

How could this possibly be, you ask? Well, for this second iteration, Casteel taught 1,500 puppies how to swim, making the resulting photo book so squee-inducing you might just explode from all the cuteness. Read more…

Photo Throwdown Reality Show Pits Photog Against Photog in Fun Photo Challenges with a Twist

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Last week we got an email from photographer Damian Battinelli that really piqued our interest. He told us that he and five of his friends had, in a moment of drunken brilliance in a Las Vegas casino, come up with a fantastic idea for a new online reality show that would pit photographer against photographer in a series of fun photo challenges with a twist.

Thus was born Photo Throwdown, a photography show that just aired the very entertaining and exciting ‘part one’ of its first episode today! Read more…

external 30 Awesome Pinterest Boards To Inspire Every Photographer —Resource Magazine

This collection of Pinterest boards is chock full of inspiration, DIY hacks and tips that is sure to get you out there to create your own masterpieces. You can also follow PetaPixel’s Pinterest boards here.

 
Sep 17, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Trippy Glitch Photographs Blend Manual and Algorithmic ‘Accidents’ to Create Awesome Images

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We’ve showcased glitch photography before, both purposeful and accidental. Blurring the lines between science and art, glitch photography is often like a fingerprint, with each image being unique.

Today we have for you an awesome collection of these photographic fingerprints by artist and freelance photographer Sabato Visconti. Read more…

Canadian Newlyweds Nearly Hit by Train During Bridge Photo Shoot on the Tracks

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One day the stories of photographers being hit or nearly hit by trains while taking photos on the tracks will become so prevalent that people just stop doing it altogether, but today is not that day. Just this last weekend another unidentified photographer and the newlyweds he or she was photographing had an uncomfortably close call. Read more…

external Stop Shoving Big Cameras Into Smartphones —TechRadar

Panasonic just announced at Photokina 2014 their new Lumix DMC-CM1 smartphone that sports a beautiful Leica lens and 1-inch sensor. It’s causing quite a stir and maybe not for the better. When it comes to a great smartphone and an incredible camera, maybe having the best of both worlds isn’t all it’s hyped up to be.

 
Sep 17, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · 1 Comment »

The Canon M4 D Mark II: A Tactical Assault Camera That Isn’t Good for Street Photography

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Say hello to the Canon M4 D Mark II, the assault camera that shoots 10 shots per second and is equipped with a 100-400mm scope. The barrel is able to extend and retract, and offers stabilization features while in use.

This funny little arrangement was created by French photography studio KOEphotography and shared on its Facebook page.
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PSA: Dropbox Can’t Automatically Backup Your Photos in iOS 8 Yet

Update: Dropbox has contacted us to let us know that the issue has been fixed!


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Dropbox users waiting anxiously for iOS 8 to drop so they can take advantage of all the cool new features like manual controls and a more robust photo experience take note: your automatic backup will be temporarily shut off once you update to the new OS and download the newest version of the Dropbox app. Read more…