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external Master Your Fear & Find Your Voice —Chase Jarvis

You might think a wildly successful author and innovator doesn’t experience fear like a “normal person,” but as Tim [Ferriss] revealed here, it’s exactly that emotion that is at the heart of his success.

 
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The Internet Archive Joins the Commons, Uploads Millions of Historic Images to Flickr

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14 million historic images collected from over half a millennium’s worth of books are currently making their way, million-by-million, onto the Flickr Commons courtesy of a man named Kalev Leetaru and an organization called The Internet Archive. Read more…

500px Launches Groups and Discussions to Build a Community for Its Users

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500px has been working on something special for its users. After months of hammering away at keyboards and staring at screens, the 500px team has officially launched its new Groups and Discussions section, both of which are currently in beta. Read more…

external How the Selfie Stick Is Killing the Selfie Read more: See How the Selfie Stick is Killing the Selfie —TIME

The “selfie stick”—a small, articulated monopod designed for cell phone-wielding photographers—is, by all accounts, more popular than ever. “[Just last month], I’ve seen several around midtown Manhattan, including inside Grand Central Terminal and outside the main branch of the New York Public Library,” says Henry Posner, the director of corporate communications at the popular B&H Photo retail chain.

 
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Dad Captures Embarrassing Video of Daughter Taking Crazy Selfies in the Backseat

What’s the best way to ensure that your latest selfies are on par with the rest of society? Why, you practice them in the backseat of the car while your father takes you across town, of course!

Unfortunately, this poor teen (who was doing just that) didn’t realize her father was recording her hilarious facial expression practice as she enthusiastically captured a range of creative selfies on her phone. Read more…

First Pictures of Zeiss’ Rumored ‘Loxia’ Lenses Leaked, Will Arrive Early Next Week

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Earlier this week we shared the reliable rumor that Zeiss was about to lift the veil on a new ‘Loxia’ lens lineup designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras — at this point limited to the Sony a7, a7r and a7s.

Well, it seems that rumor was true, at least according to these leaked pictures of the 50mm f/2.0 and 35mm f/2.0 Loxia lenses said to be announced next week. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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external Photoshop Mix 1.1: New Features Thanks to Your Feedback —Adobe | Photoshop Blog

The Adobe team has delivered their first update to Photoshop Mix, adding Undo/Redo, Swap Image, Panorama Support, Loval Full-Resolution saving and Dropbox integration.

 
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Curious Flower Fly Photobombs Engagement Ring Photo

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Forget surgery, serendipity is the way to get a great engagement ring photo. Case in point: check out this awesome viral engagement ring shot by Reddit user kitten-little. Read more…

GoPro Rolls Out Field Guide Tutorial Series to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Action Cam

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Really want to get the most out of your new GoPro? You’re in luck, because GoPro recently turned to their own in-house production team and asked them to create a series of tutorials called the GoPro Field Guide.

This collection of videos — made by the same guys who follow some of the top extreme athletes in the world around and film their insane antics — will help you get the hang of that little action cam and really take advantage of everything it can do. Read more…

external How much do you REALLY know about photography? —Digital Camera World

A quick, 16-question quiz that will help you determine “just how much you’ve learned about photography over the years — both technical and historical knowledge.” After all, why should the BuzzFeed readers have all the quiz fun…

 
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