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Urbex Photographer Discovers Eerie ‘Train Graveyard’ in North Carolina Forest

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One of the draws of Urban Exploration photography, or Urbex, is the chance that you’ll discover and photograph something truly strange and unique. A building abandoned for so long that nobody realizes the treasures hidden within. Or, in this case, a ‘train graveyard‘ with over 70 dilapidated subways, trains and busses in the middle of a North Carolina forest. Read more…

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A 25 year old miner Mohammad Ismail digs coal in a coal mine underground in Choa Saidan Shah, Punjab provincePhotographer Sara Farid follows Pakistani miners into the dark tunnels to shed light on the deadly working conditions and the hope of a brighter future for their children.

 
Jul 31, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Canon’s 7D Successor to Contain ‘a Lot of 1D X’ in it, Coming Early September

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As the rumor mills continue to churn out their dose of information, more and more information on Canon’s successor to the 7D is coming to light. Earlier rumors have pointed to a brand new, “revolutionary” sensor being in this impending beast, but new rumors have pointed out even more exciting use for those holding out, specifically, that the 7D replacement is going to have “a lot of 1D X” in it.

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Video: Tutorial Shows You Exactly How to Capture the Milky Way in Heavy Light Pollution

A couple of days ago, we republished a short tutorial by talented photographer Justin Ng that explained how he uses the Expose To The Right (ETTR) method to capture milky way photos in the heavy light pollution of Singapore.

But if you’d like a more detailed, video run through, this tutorial by astrophotographer Ian Norman — whose Sony a7S Astrophotography Review, incidentally, appeared on PetaPixel yesterday — shows you exactly how to adjust your images to get the perfect results. Read more…

external Using Instagram For iOS On Public Wi-Fi Poses Risk Of Account Hijack —PC World

Some of those Instagram API calls transmit an unencrypted session cookie, or a data file that lets Instagram know a user is still logged in. By collecting the network traffic, known as a man-in-the-middle attack, the session cookie can be stolen and used by an attacker to gain control of the victim’s account.

 
Jul 31, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · 1 Comment »

Big Name Filmmakers Come to Kodak’s Rescue, Push Deal to Save Motion Picture Film

Quentin Tarantino has been a long-time supporter of motion-picture film, and public critic of digital filmmaking.

One of the last vestiges of the Kodak of old, the one part of its film division not sold off in 2012, is the company’s motion picture film business. But even that is in trouble, and might be taking its dying breaths right now if it wasn’t for some of Hollywood’s biggest filmmakers coming to the rescue. Read more…

Photomicrographer Captures the Stunning, Jagged Landscapes Inside Gemstones

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There is beauty in imperfection. In fact, imperfection might be considered the subject within a subject that photomicrographer Danny Sanchez tirelessly seeks out to create his stunning photography.

Sanchez’s main subjects are gemstones, but the colorful, alien ‘landscapes’ he captures are made up of imperfections called ‘inclusions’ that actually make a gem less valuable. You might say that one gem merchant’s trash is a gem photographer’s treasure. Read more…

external They’re Back: Ilford Inkjet Media Is Coming Back To The U.S. —PDN

After filing for bankruptcy back in 2013, Ilford Inkjet media has partnered with MAC Group and making its return back to the US.

 
Jul 30, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Shooting an Olympic Gold-Medalist Diver with Large Format, Infrared Film

Noted photographer Gregory Heisler has captured hundreds upon hundreds of iconic photographs. But, in the above video, he tells the inspiring and even humorous story behind one particular photo shoot that involved Olympic gold medalist diver, Greg Louganis.

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Soul-Stirring Infrared Time-Lapse Captures a Haunting Portrait of an Endangered Hawaiian Tree

The video above by photographer Gary Yost is remarkable for two reasons. The first is that it was shot in true infrared, with a camera that had a 650 nanometer conversion applied. The second, is that the haunting, stirring quality of the time-lapse serves a greater purpose than simply offering a novel look at the Hawaiian landscape.

The subjects of the video are skeletons of the endangered Māmane trees of Hawaii. “A powerful metaphor,” Yost says, “for how outsiders have crushed the native Hawaiian ecology.” Read more…