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external Is Snapchat Really Worth $10 Billion? —Engadget

Snapchat has long been holding out for the big money and if rumors are true, another round of funding through Yahoo-backed Alibaba could value the company at an incredible $10 billion.

 
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Get Taller on Demand with Spring: One of the Quirkiest Apps We’ve Ever Seen

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In portraits, we’re well aware of the role physical proportions play on how a subject looks. Generally speaking, longer legs, an elongated neck, and other such physical attributes dramatically affect the aesthetic quality of portraits for many, be it subconsciously or not. And while ethics are rightfully called into questions when changing these proportions in Photoshop, it’s continuously done.

Looking to take this questionable practice and capitalize on it in the mobile market, developer Kim Taewan has created an application for both Android and iOS called Spring.

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This Guy’s Wife Refused to Take Maternity Photos, So He Posed for Them Instead

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When his wife Meghan refused to have maternity pictures taken, Justin (who goes by DruishPrincess69 on Reddit) decided to take matters into his own hands. And by matters we mean his belly. Since his wife wouldn’t take the photos, he hired a photographer and posed for all the stereotypical maternity shots himself. Read more…

external A Simple SEO Tweak To Get Better Blog Traffic —Black Star Rising

While a blog can certainly provide valuable information and inspiration to existing clients, it’s primary purpose should be to attract new website traffic so you can expose your business to more prospects.

 
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How Much Do Publications Pay for Freelance Work? ‘Wiki’ Shares Names, Fees and More

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Who Pays Photographers? is a Tumblr dedicated to demystifying at least some of the compensation standards held by many editorial clients throughout the world.

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A Letter to My 18 Year Old Self: If I Started Street Photography All Over Again

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Dear Eric,

You are 18 years old. You just got a point and shoot digital camera from Mom as a high school graduation present. You are super excited, as you never had a camera before. A lot of exciting things will happen in your life surrounding photography. I wanted to write this letter to you and give you some advice I wish I knew. This is coming from your 26-year-old-self. Read more…

external Screams, smiles and selfies —DuckRabbit

Truth is, photography’s strength is also its greatest weakness. A photograph can tell you where someone was, it can tell you when they were there, it may reveal what they did, it may show their face (or it may not). But although it – a ‘selfie’ – may appear to make comment, in truth it tells us absolutely nothing about the motives of the person who took it. And perversely these images and our responses to them, actually reveal more about us, and our prejudices, than they do about the taker.

 
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Chinese SWAT Member and Fiancée’s Action-Packed Engagement Photos Go Viral

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As a SWAT officer, Hou Weilin needs to be constantly prepared for any situation that may arise. Thus, when his fiancée, Li Jinyang, wanted to get engagement photographs, he was unable to do so in a studio setting, where he’d be too far distanced from his equipment and gear, should a situation arise.

As a compromise, Weilin and his fiancée used his workplace to their advantage to create some crazy, cinematic engagement photos.

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Sony a7S Astrophotography Review

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As soon as the Sony a7S was announced, I knew I had to try it for astrophotography. With a full frame sensor and ISO 409600, is it the best low light camera out there? Read more…

external Save The Animals: Powerful Photographs Of Conservation Efforts —TIME

David Chancellor’s photographs document the work of the Northern Rangelands Trust, a Kenya-based NGO that has helped community conservancies learn to protect the wildlife they live alongside. Sometimes that means protecting people, as when an ornery elephant is relocated to reduce human-animal conflict. But often it’s a hard, dangerous battle against wildlife trafficking. As many as 1,000 park rangers have been killed in battles with poachers over the past decade. On the black market, slaughtering animals will always pay better than preserving them.

 
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