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TIME Sends War Photographer to Shoot Zombies in a Video Game

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Conflict photographer Ashley Gilbertson was recently sent into a very different war zone by TIME. Instead of capturing images of human versus human conflict in real life, Gilbertson was told to document the main characters in the video game The Last of Us Remastered.
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Leica Lets Six New Lenses Out of the Bag and Gives Two Others a Silver Paint Job

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After releasing a total of 6 cameras, both digital and analog, at Photokina today, Leica would have been remiss to leave us without a few new pieces of glass. Don’t worry though, they’ve delivered in the form of six all-new lenses and two old lenses that have received a metallic makeover. Read more…

external Ricoh confirms the Pentax full frame camera is coming in 2015 —Photo Rumors

It seems Ricoh has a new full-frame DSLR in the works for 2015 according to some very exciting posts on the Ricoh France Facebook page.

 
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Leica Unveils Fotopark: A Photo Sharing, Cloud Storage and Printing Service for Photographers

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As much as Photokina is about cameras, lenses and accessories, camera companies are certainly not limited to these things where the trade show is concerned. Leica proved that today with their new online platform, Leica Fotopark. Read more…

Leica Debuts Four More Cameras at Photokina, Charges $300 Extra for Rebranded LX100

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Today has been all Leica at Photokina, and we’re not even done yet. Beyond the new big guns in the S-series, the LCD-less digital rangefinder and the all-mechanical M-A film rangefinder, Leica also improved its compact camera lineup with a number of new additions.

Specifically, they announced the Leica X, Leica X-E, Leica D-LUX and Leica V-LUX. Read more…

external We Are a Camera: Experience and memory in the age of GoPro. —The New Yorker

Once the herd was gone, it was as though it’d never been there at all — Sasquatch, E.T., yeti. Pics or it didn’t happen. Still, one doesn’t often find oneself swept up in a stampede of wild animals. Might as well hope to wingsuit through a triple rainbow. So you’d think that, cameras or not, he’d remember the moment with some fondness. But no. “It was hell,” Chase says now.

When the agony of missing the shot trumps the joy of the experience worth shooting, the adventure athlete (climber, surfer, extreme skier) reveals himself to be something else: a filmmaker, a brand, a vessel for the creation of content.

 
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Rumor: Photo of a Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L Lens Pops Up Online

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A photo of a previously-patented ultra-wide angle zoom lens leaked online earlier today, and it has the Canon faithful all atwitter in the hopes that the leaked image is indeed the real thing and not just some hoax playing on their hopes and dreams. Read more…

Artist Photographs His Adorable Bull Terrier Jimmy in Creative, Fun and Silly Situations

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Rafael Mantesso‘s dog, an adorable bull terrier named Jimmy Choo, is taking the Internet by storm today after Mantesso’s creative Instagram photos of Jimmy caught the attention of the world at large.

An artist and editor, Mantesso draws, dresses and otherwise inserts an unbelievably cooperative Jimmy into countless fun adventures on his Instagram account — from a screaming vocal performance, to a day spent with troublemaking cartoon duo Calvin and Hobbes. Read more…

external Printing With Digital Negatives —The Online Photographer

Photographer Carl Weese, expert in making platinum/palladium prints, goes into great technical detail on creating prints with digital negatives.

 
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Polaroid Shows Off Instagram Logo Lookalike ‘Socialmatic’ Camera at Photokina

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The long-awaited Polaroid ‘Socialmatic’ — a square camera that looks like the Instagram app logo (which was, of course, inspired by a Polaroid camera in the first place) — is one step closer to an official release. And now that Polaroid brought some prototypes with them to Photokina, the unwieldy digital instant camera is starting to look more and more like a potential flop. Read more…