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A Look Back at 100 Years of Leica Cameras

German news broadcaster Deutsche Welle created this short feature on the history of Leica in light of the 100th year anniversary of the brand’s existence. Oskar Barnack created his first functional Leica model back in 1914, and its compact size sparked a revolution in photography.

The video also offers a glimpse into the exhibition in Hamburg titled, “Eyes Wide Open: 100 years of Leica photography” that features 500 works created with Leica gear.

(via Leica Rumors)


P.S. Leica also created its own video in a brilliant ad that recreates 35 of history’s most iconic images. Be sure to check that one out.

This Photographer Has an Interesting Technique for Keeping His Subjects’ Eyes Glued to Him

If you have a hard time making sure everyone’s looking at you when capturing a group photo, perhaps you should take a page out of this photographers book… and go sign up for some dance lessons.

(via Frankie Foto)

Pentax K-S1 Promo Features a Bad Photoshop Job

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Ricoh Imaging added a set of ‘tasty’ new colors to its Pentax K-S1 lineup this past week, but its marketing for the camera appears to be backfiring. Photographers are groaning about a promo for the new camera colors. The ad (shown above) uses a badly Photoshopped stock photo to show off the camera.
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external 4K Products Reportedly Coming From Canon —Canon Rumors

Word on the street is that the Canon EOS line, Cinema EOS line and possibly the VIXIA line will be releasing 4K video capabilities in 2015. With Canon reaching high to be the “A camera”, we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for these updates.

 
Oct 25, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Photography and the Feelings of Others: From Mirroring Emotions to the Theory of Mind

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Photography is powerful because we can place ourselves into the perspective of those we see in an image. Whether it’s street photography, photojournalism or portraiture, we use photography to understand ourselves in relation to people around us.
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3DAround Helps You Easily Capture 360° Views of a Subject with Your Smartphone

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Dacuda, a company known for its camera-related applications, is getting ready to release 3DAround, an intuitive 360-degree interactive photo capturing app.

Designed with simplicity in mind, 3DAround uses a clever interface to help direct you as to how to capture objects with minimal ‘scanning’ of your smartphone’s camera.

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How to Create Glitched Portraits with Your Phone’s Panorama Mode

Almost every smartphone camera comes with a dedicated panorama mode nowadays. Normally, this mode is used to capture large areas in a single image. However, its true abilities are only limited by your imagination.

As YouTubers Sam and Niko show us in the above video, the feature can be used to create glitched panorama portraits that humorously warp and contort subjects.
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external So You Want To Be An Adventure Photographer… —Gizmodo

imageedit_31_7063523981Adventure photographer and filmmaker Chris Brinlee Jr. gives the low-down on gear and supplies to help you prepare for your outdoor adventures. Ocean kayaking, 55 mile hikes and sub-zero temperature explorations, optional.

 
Oct 25, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Camera+ For iPhone is Free Through November 16th; Here’s How to Get It

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Camera+ is one of the most well-liked third party camera apps for iOS devices. It has sold over 10 million copies, and its robust interface and suite of editing tools help set it apart from the stock camera app.

Normally Camera+ would set you back $3 in the app store, but right now there’s a lesser-known promotional offering from Apple that lets you download a copy for free. You just need to know where to look.
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Famous Album Cover Portraits Come to Life in this Creative Music Video

Israeli director Vania Heymann has created a new music video that brings famous artists to life in their album cover photos. Shown above, it’s a video for the beatboxed song “Mayokero” by Israeli artist Roy Kafri. Rather than Kafri beatboxing, however, we’re treated with the wonderfully bizarre sight of the album covers making the music.
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