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Underwater Photographer Snaps Selfies with Sharks

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Underwater photographer Aaron Gekoski was recently on an outing to photograph one of the largest migrations in the world’s oceans, but the project was hampered by unfavorable conditions. Instead of writing the trip off as a failure, however, Gekoski and his buddy decided to tackle a different photo project instead: selfies with sharks.
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How to Shoot Large Products on a White Background

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London-based interdisciplinary photographer Sean Tucker has created a helpful three-part video tutorial that teaches the basics of shooting larger products in a studio in front of a white background.
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Microsoft OneDrive Gets Photo-Centric Updates That Improve the Image Experience

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There’s a royal rumble going on in the world of cloud storage, and photo storage is one of the battlegrounds upon which the war is being waged. Dropbox launched a photo storage and sharing service in late 2014, and Amazon recently added unlimited photo storage to its Prime membership.

Now Microsoft is getting more serious with photography as well: this past week the company announced updates to its OneDrive service that greatly improve the photo experience.
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Shooting the Streets of SF with Photographer Travis Jensen

Here’s a 4.5-minute profile of street photographer Travis Jensen, a man who documents life on the sidewalks of San Francisco. It’s a look at how Jensen approaches his photography and people on the streets. (Warning: there’s some strong language.)
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Creating a Fake Chilly Look in a Studio for a ‘Fortitude’ Poster Photo Shoot

Here’s a behind-the-scenes video showing a recent photo shoot for the new British psychological thriller TV show Fortitude. It shows how the team went about making the actors look cold and frosty while posing in an ordinary warm photo studio.
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Will the Real Landscape Photography Please Stand Up?

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This post is a curmudgeonly look at the current state of landscape photography.

I was in Munich yesterday, munching on some bratwurst and drinking a beer in a place where a huge TV monitor on the wall was playing a slideshow of landscape photos. I couldn’t keep my eyes away from it, as the photos were really beautiful.

You know the type of photo: amazing locations, wonderful light, colorful sunsets, starry skies, waterfalls, ocean waves, tropical beaches, brilliant colors.
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The Magical Fairy Tale-Inspired Portraits of Ukrainian Photographer Anita Anti

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Anita Anti is a photographer based in Ukraine who uses elaborate costumes, props, and makeup to create magical portraits that are often inspired by fairy tales.

The photograph above is the “Queen of Hearts” from Alice in Wonderland.
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external Head-On Collision: Photography Legends Test Drive Google Glass —Spiegel Online

Google Glass / Bruce Gilden / RundgangRenowned street photographers Elliot Erwitt and Bruce Gilden ditch their Leicas for a day and hit the streets wearing Google Glass. Their test drive with the recently discontinued Glass Explorer version proved to be a clash between old masters and modern technology.

 
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Graph: How the Mirrorless Camera Industry in Japan Changed in 2014

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Want to see how the mirrorless camera war is going over in Japan? Here’s a simple graph that will illuminate the situation. It was published recently by tech industry research company BCN, and shows how market share changed in Japan over the course of 2014.
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Abstract Photographs of Hong Kong’s Neon Signs

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At first glance, photographer Rainer Torrado‘s “Eye Carry the Night” may look to you like a strange grid of lines and colors. They’re actually photos of neon signs.

Instead of photographing the design on the face of the signs, Torrado took his camera directly beneath each one, capturing what the displays look like from an angle that most people ignore.
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