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The 360fly: A Waterproof, Panoramic Action Cam with a Single 360º Lens

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This little device is the 360fly: a waterproof WiFi and Bluetooth-equipped action camera with an optical claim to fame. You see, its 360º horizontal and 240 degree vertical fisheye lens is, according to creators EyeSee360, the widest on the market.

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Street-Style Caricatures Created by Liquifying Studio Portraits in Photoshop

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You know those caricatures you can have street artists draw for you for a small fee? The kind where your facial features are exaggerated to strange proportions? Well, photographer Bert McLendon creates that kind of thing for people, except he uses photos and Photoshop instead of paper and drawing utensils.
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A Rundown of Common ‘Tricks of the Trade’ Professional Product Photographers Use

A few days ago we shared a handy tutorial on how to properly light and capture a professional product shot of bottle, complete with a few neat ‘tricks’ that professional product photographers use to get the right look.

Well, if you were craving more tips and tricks like that, then this video by Tony Roslund is the perfect followup. Read more…

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Vine’s self-professed “best way to see and share life in motion” app has released an update that is optimized for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, including improved sharing and browsing features.

 
Oct 24, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Steampunk Friends for Life: A Little Story About the Power of Networking as a Photographer

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This is a story about networking, giving back, friendship, trust, #sharingiscaring and steampunk.

Before I moved to Cardiff, Wales, I decided that I wanted to do some “pro bono” projects since I’ve noticed that they provide inspiration and sometimes good things you didn’t even expect.
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Artist Sparks Outrage After Using Instagram to Share Her Vandalism of at Least 10 National Parks

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An artist who goes by the username Creepytings but has been identified as one Ms. Casey Nocket has landed herself in serious trouble with the National Park Service. Ms. Nocket, it seems, not only vandalized at least 10 national parks across the United States, she documented the entire thing on her Instagram account. . Read more…

A Photograph of Your Face in a Jar Makes for a Creepy Halloween Prank

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Looking for a personalized photo-related gag to pull for Halloween this year? Look no further than this head-in-a-jar prank. It’s quite easy to pull off and doesn’t require too much time or money.
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More Specs Surface for Sony/Mamiya Medium Format Rangefinders, Might Feature Magnetic Lens Mount

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A few weeks ago we shared the rumor that Sony and Mamiya were teaming up to release two medium format rangerfinder-style cameras in 2015.

Today, we have a few extra details on that exciting rumor as more sources come forward to share some of the specs we will supposedly see if and when these cameras become a reality. Read more…

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imageedit_27_2351012799For 20 years, Diana Walker worked as Time’s White House photographer with a chance to walk alongside Hillary Clinton, who has traversed through Washington D.C. as First Lady, Senator, Presidential Candidate and now, Secretary of State.

 
Oct 24, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Camera-Toting Eagle Released from the Eiffel Tower, Captures Awesome Footage on the Wing

Places like Paris are prime candidates for capturing incredible aerial footage, but where most people would go about this task with a drone (or maybe a replica of the Up! house…) the people at the non-profit FREEDOM took a different approach.

They strapped a Sony Action Cam Mini to the back of a white-tailed eagle named Victor, and let him fly from the observation deck of the Eiffel Tower. Read more…