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Curious Baby Owls Investigate a Camera Left Near Their Nest, Cuteness Ensues

Here’s a cute little video that shows what happened when As Goprod set up a camera next to the next of an owl family. After the mother flies away, the little baby owls come out to investigate the mysterious object that showed up out of nowhere.
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“My shooting method was once compared to an ancient sword trick in which one slashes his enemy at the same time as he removes the sword from his sheath,” Mr. Suda, 74, said in an interview translated by Miyako Yoshinaga, who has recently curated “Issei Suda: Life In Flower, 1971-1977.

 
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Netflix Looking to Pay Three Instagram Allstars to Travel To Movie Sets and Take Pictures

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If you’re confident in your Instagram photography, enjoy traveling and are looking to like your pockets with an extra $4,000, Netflix has a job opening just for you. The company, is looking to hire three “Grammasters” to take an all-expense-paid trip of a lifetime to different movie sets, take pictures of them, and get paid for doing it.

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The Entrancing Cinemagraph Creations of Julien Douvier

The cinemagraph genre is one of the most exciting to follow because, unlike almost every other type of “photography” (in quotes since you they aren’t photos in the traditional sense of the word), it’s not yet oversaturated with phenomenal work.

Almost everywhere you turn you’ll find a great street photographer, or landscape photographer, or fine art photographer. But when you stumble across a master at creating cinemagraphs, he or she is one of only a handful. Julien Douvier is one such photographer.
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imageedit_33_5968733638Father and photographer Brandon Kidwell uses double exposures to create beautifully haunting and ethereal images that illustrate sage adages such as this: “To find truth sometimes you have to reach into the darkness.” More of his work can be found here.

 
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‘No Ad’ App Replaces NYC Subway Ads With Art From the International Center of Photography

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In every facet of our lives, we’re bombarded by advertisements: online, while driving, on the radio, everywhere. So much so that they become more noise than anything else. So wouldn’t you like to erase some of that noise and replace it with iconic photography? Well, soon you can.

For one month, starting in mid-October, No Ad, an augmented reality application will be overlaying pieces of art from the International Center of Photography over the commercial advertisements seen throughout the New York City subway system.
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FILM Ferrania Needs Your Help Coming Back to Life; Be a Part of the Film Renaissance

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There are only four places left in the world that are capable of producing color film for both cinema and photography, and one of those is asking for your help to properly rise from the ashes and help secure “100 more years of analog film.” Read more…

external Oscar Wilde Photograph From Family Album To Go To Auction —The Guardian

oscar wilde at ashford castle co mayo 1878An unpublished photograph of the young 23-year old Oscar Wilde has been unearthed from the Guinness family album and looks to fetch over $10,000 at an auction in October.

 
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Retouching: You’re Going About it All Wrong

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Retouching problems start well before we sit down in front of the computer and begin pushing pixels around. I know this because as I reflect on my past work, I realize that I’m as guilty of making countless mistakes as much as anyone else.

Rather than talk about techniques like dodging and burning, frequency separation, etc. let’s focus on more high level problems that might be leading you in the wrong direction. Retouching is as much about mindset as it is technical ability so let’s start with the former and ensure that you’ve got some prerequisites in place before you even pull out your stylus.
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The Most Expensive Camera Kits Photographers Can Buy for Each Brand (in 2014)

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What are the most expensive camera and lens combinations you can buy for each manufacturer? Of course you could spend $2.79 million on a historical 1923 Leica or $165,000 on an ultra-rare Canon 1200mm lens, but what about gear that any photographer can purchase through a normal retail outlet?

We decided to do some research into what the priciest camera kits (a body plus a lens) currently available to photographers are in 2014.
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