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One Second in Every Country in the World: The Ultimate Selfie Collection

Looks like you’re going to have to up your selfie game once again, because you’ve got nothing on British filmmaker and adventurer Graham Hughes.

Last month, Hughes officially received the Guinness World Record for being the first person to ever travel to every country (at least the ones acknowledged by the UN) on Earth without flying… and to make matters more photographic, he took a one second “selfie video” in every single country on the way. The result is the nifty four-minute video you see above. Read more…

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— Jörg Colberg at Conscientious

For the love of God, please don’t tell me you’re investigating or exploring something with your pictures! You’re not. You’re not a scientist (unless you are literally one, in which case you publish the work in a scientific journal).

There’s really nothing wrong with scientists (after all, I was one for years). But when it comes to your pictures, your art, the last thing you’re probably doing is investigating something. You’re no disinterested observer following widely accepted rules that strive to result in as objective an observation as possible.

 
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Sony has put out a patent touting a translucent mirror that can be flipped to eliminate light loss.

 
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Why You Should Follow ‘Myspace Tom’ on Instagram

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Almost all of us know him. In fact, he was probably our first friend at some point. His name? Tom Anderson — more affectionately referred to as Myspace Tom. As a co-founder of one of the first giants of social networking, Myspace, Anderson has had a hefty pile of cash to play around with since 2005 when he sold Myspace to News Corp. for $580 million.

So, what does he do with his time and funds? Well, as we revealed to you back in 2012, he takes photos… and pretty incredible ones at that. Read more…

Capturing Yosemite Valley with the World’s Largest Wet Plate Collodion Camera

Two years after photographer Ian Ruhter tried to capture photographs of the Yosemite Valley using the world’s largest wet plate collodion camera and suffered a “devastating failure,” he decided to chase this seemingly impossible dream again. Read more…

Cameraman Loses His $15k Quadcopter in the Amazon Rainforest

I don’t know about you, but I cringe when I lose a lens cap. So I can’t imagine how Christ Newman of CineChopper felt when he lost, not a measly lens cap or even a lens, but a $15,000 quadcopter. Read more…

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Kill Your Darlings: 3 Techniques that’ll Help You Honestly Evaluate Your Own Work

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One of the biggest hurdles we must overcome when we begin any creative endeavor is getting past the honeymoon phase of, “look at this awesome thing I created” and on to the more realistic and productive phase of, “just because I created it doesn’t make it awesome.” Read more…

Rumor: Sigma to Announce 24mm f/1.4 Art Series Lens at Photokina

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To put it lightly, Sigma’s Art line has been a massive success — especially now that the impressive 50mm f/1.4 has joined its ranks — and it might be expanding even further before this year is out. Read more…

Take Your Landscape Pics to the Next Level with These Awesome Photoshop Tips

Vacation photos rarely turn out the way you want them to. Even if you’re a more advanced shooter, you might not have brought all your best gear with you on that family trip to the beach or the Grand Canyon and so, when you get home, you find your photos and your memory of what the scene looked like differ significantly.

Fear not, Aaron Nace and Plearn are here to help with a very useful tutorial that will close that gap in a BIG way with a few easy adjustments in Photoshop. Read more…