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SmugMug Explores the Boundary Between Photos and Digital Art with Joel Grimes

Joel Grimes‘ photography is fantastic, and I use that word in its most literal form. As Grimes puts it, “photography is not reality,” and so his work is about exploring the border between photography and digital art as he creates portraits that are unlike anything else out there. Read more…

Journey to the Top of the Freedom Tower

The Amazing Story Behind TIME’s Panorama from Atop the One World Trade Center

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— David Walker at PDN

patagonia sheep“The lambs were jumping very high in the air upon release, so I tried to capture a shot of a lamb in mid-air,” he says. He worked at it for several hours, lying all the while on the ground of an outdoor corral. “I finally got the image, and I got very intimate with more than a few sheep droppings.”

 
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Getty Gets Into the Print Business, Will Sell Exclusive Wall Art Through Photos.com

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Getty Images caught no end of flack for allowing anyone to embed much of their archives for free, but their business plan going forward doesn’t just include sharing images for free. The company wants to make a more permanent mark on your life as well, and they’re doing it by letting you buy prints of award-winning photographs from their archive through a new service at Photos.com. Read more…

Facepalm: Someone Stole Photos from the Person Who Runs Photo Stealers

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It was bound to happen eventually, but it still caught us by surprise when it did. Found last night and published earlier today, Photo Stealers’ Corey Ann discovered that one of her images had been used by another ‘photographer’ who is passing off a whole bunch of other photographers’ images as her own. Read more…

external Cheat Sheet: How To Shoot Fast Moving Objects —Digital Camera World

 
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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

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Canon 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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