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DIY: How to Turn Your Canon T2i Into a Full-Fledged Infrared Camera

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“Until the 20th century, ‘reality’ was everything humans could touch, smell, see and hear. Since the initial publication of the chartered electromagnetic spectrum… humans have learned that what they can touch, smell, see and hear is less than one millionth of reality.” Read more…

external Could The iPhone 6′s Camera Revolutionize Filmmaking? —Indiewire

For some filmmakers, the iPhone 6 with all its improved video technology may push it a little closer to becoming a staple in every cameraman’s pocket. Revolutionize? Not yet, but at least a strong contender for filmmakers devoted to smartphone cinematography.

 
Sep 19, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

The Washington Post Unveils Its New ‘In Sight’ Photo Blog

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Following in the footsteps of the New York Times’ Lens Blog, The Washington Post has launched something called In Sight: a photoblog focused on presenting the world through visual narratives. Read more…

The Unbelievable Case of Teresa Blau Kursman, a Pathological Photo Stealer Who Just Doesn’t Stop

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There are stories of fauxtographers stealing photos and claiming them as their own, and then there is this: the true-but-unbelievable saga of Teresa Blau Kursman, a photographer and designer who went above and beyond any photo stealing case you’re likely to ever come across.
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external Photokina: Nikon Defends Lack Of Large-Sensor CSC —Amateur Photographer

On the other hand it gives us advantages over other systems because, looking at systems that have this size of sensor, sorry to say, they are no longer compact. We have, and always will, bring new technologies to the market, but not at all costs…

 
Sep 19, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · 1 Comment »

Cubee Displays Your Favorite Instagram Photos in a Glowing Photo Cube

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Since its launch in October of 2010, Instagram has inspired many a product meant to help you print, use and interact with the photos you take on the service. And one of the newer, cooler Instagram-related products we recently ran across is Cubee: an illuminating Instagram photo cube.

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This is the World’s Most Valuable Selfie: It Was Taken in the 1850s and Just Sold for $115K

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Photography pioneer Oscar Rjlander captured a self-portrait in the 1850s that is being hailed as yet another ‘first selfie ever.’ But whether or not it really is the first (and that doesn’t seem to be the case) it can probably claim to be the most valuable selfie (based on what we could uncover) after being sold at auction for over $100,000. Read more…

external Apple’s iPhone 6 Has Finally Convinced Me To Ditch My Compact Camera —TechCrunch

From this point on, the question isn’t whether smartphone cameras can catch up to their standalone counterparts, it’s how much better they can get in their own right.

 
Sep 19, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · 1 Comment »

DIY Tip: Using a Shower Curtain as a Diffuser

Sometimes we’re left working with inconsistent or otherwise less-than-ideal light sources. And while we can’t always make bad light good, we can certainly control some of the light quality if we get creative. Showing just how to do that is this clever little DIY Diffusion tip by the guys over at Film Riot.

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Photographs that Challenge the Stereotype of the Absent Black Father

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If you trust the image painted by popular culture and the media at large, it’s easy to come to the assumption that African-American fatherhood is something of an oxymoron. The stereotype depicts black fathers as universally absent, uncaring or otherwise uninvolved.

But as with most stereotypes, it misses the mark. And photographer Zun Lee‘s powerful new book “Father Figure: Exploring Alternate Notions of Black Fatherhood” seeks to show the other side of the coin and challenge this generalization.
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