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Google Street View Now Lets You Go Back in Time, No DeLorean Required

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Get ready for a whole slew of “Then and Now” photo series featuring Street View images, because Google just turned the entire service into a convenient time machine. Read more…

The Story Behind the Late Photojournalist Chris Hondros’ Most Poignant Image

Three years have gone by since the tragic passing of photojournalists Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington. The two photographers lost their lives on April 20th, 2011 during a firefight in Misrata, Libya.

In the video above, Getty’s Vice President/Director of Photography for News, Pancho Bernasconi, talks to TIME about what is arguably the most power photograph Hondros ever took: a photo of a young girl who had just witnessed the death of her parents in a shooting in the city of Tal Afar, Iraq. Read more…

NYPD Launches #myNYPD Photo Contest, Backfires as Badly as You Might Expect

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The NYPD should probably have stopped to think a second before they launched their #myNYPD photo contest on Twitter. Alas, they did not, and what transpired because of this lack of foresight is part social media frenzy and part PR fiasco. Read more…

external Mysterious Canon Teaser for 4/24/14 Unveiling —Canon Watch

canon hkCanon Hong Kong releases a teaser that references an essay about aesthetics titled In Praise of Shadows by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki, an important author of modern Japanese literature, saying “Beauty lies not in objects, but in the interaction between the shadow and light created by objects”.

 
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Jürgen Schadeberg Talks Leica Cameras and South African Photojournalism

Put together by SixOranges, this four-minute video is an interview with renowned photographer Jürgen Schadeberg. In it, he shares the story behind the collection of Leica cameras he has used throughout his career, many of which were responsible for documenting some of the most iconic photographs of former South African President and icon Nelson Mandela throughout Madiba’s life. Read more…

Tour Manager: Concert Photogs Who Want Payment for Social Media Use Can ‘F*** Off’

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One would think that those in the photography and music industries would act as allies — both industries, after all, are built upon the hard work or artists and storytellers who have spent years honing their craft.

However, all too often, they wind up butting heads as was the case with the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus story two days ago and, now, with this Facebook rant from a major band’s tour manager. Read more…

Gorgeous Video Captures a Day in the Life of Wildlife Photographer Asgeir Helgestad

It takes more than nice gear and a healthy dose of luck to be a good wildlife photographer, as Norwegian photographer Asgeir Helgestad knows all too well. “You have got to be a little bit [of an] animal psychologist,” he says, explaining that you have to understand how the animals will act, anticipate what they’re going to do, and know where they’re going to be.

Put together as part of a video series by RED, called RED Collective, this absolutely stunning five-minute video takes a bit of a behind the scenes look at why Helgestad became so enamored with wildlife photography and what it his he tries to share through his imagery. Read more…

NASA Celebrates Earth Day by Asking the World to Take a #GlobalSelfie

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In celebration of Earth Day (that’s today), NASA has announced an interesting initiative called #GlobalSelfie Day where they will create a mosaic image of the iconic Blue Marble photo (seen above) by combining photos taken by anybody who wants to participate. Read more…

LensRentals Announces New Lenscap and Lenscap+ Protection Plans for Rented Gear

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Looking to improve their service and entice more people to rent instead of buy, LensRentals has released a new damage waiver program to help take liability off of you, the customer, in the event your rented gear gets damaged. Read more…

external US Camera Store Growth Restricted —PMA Newsline

“To remain competitive amid heavy competition, industry operators will likely specialize in niche products with a heavy emphasis on customer service and technical expertise,” the firm concludes.

 
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