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external Photographer Larry Finks On Why He Shoots —Aperture Foundation

I first started photographing out of an almost pathological curiosity. Photography gave me license to be on the front row of things, to go to where the energy is, to explore places I might not have entered without the camera.

 
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How I Photograph the Milky Way in the Light-Polluted Skies of Singapore

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When it comes to photographing the elusive Milky Way in one of the most light-polluted major cities like Singapore, timing is critical. Most of the faint details will be washed out by the extreme light pollution and if we were to shoot the Milky Way under unfavorable atmospheric conditions, our attempt would be futile.

Unfortunately, most of the tutorials online only work in locations that are at least 2 stops darker than most of the dark locations in Singapore and so, we need to do more in post-processing to unveil the elusive Milky Way and more complex workflow is required if we’re shooting at much brighter locations. Read more…

Mirage App is Ephemeral Photo Messaging from the Creators of Mobli

Today, Mobli, a mobile app maker known for its ridiculous Yo application, has launched a new photo-messaging app called Mirage. Hoping to take away some of the ephemeral messaging marketshare of Snapchat, Mirage takes a minimalistic approach to sending and receiving self-destructing messages.

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external Photographing on the Ground in Gaza —NY Times

Sergey Ponomarev has encountered a war routine in Gaza, documenting the destruction and casualties of the latest conflict.

 
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Leica’s Kyoto Store Beautifully Blends German Engineering and Japanese Aesthetic

This past March Leica announced the opening of a new flagship store. It sits on Hanamikoji Street in the Gion district of Kyoto, Japan.

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Photographer Captures Ethereal Photographs by First Soaking Her Film in Urine

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Most of us baby our film, making sure it’s kept at the right temperature so that it produces the best possible photos when we finally do use it. Photographer Brigette Bloom takes a different approach: she pees on hers… seriously.

For her series Float On, the Hawaii-based photog produced ethereal imagery by soaking the film in a cup of her own pee before she ever went out to shoot it. Read more…

external Firefox Android Beta Puts Instagram Feeds Straight Into Your Browser —Engadget

Here’s yet another way to browse your Instagram feed. With a new set of APIs, app developers can create a home screen page directly through the browser.

 
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A Detailed Look at the Camera Gear Behind the Historical Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin salutes the United States flag while Neil Armstrong photographs him. A moment caught on 16mm film here.

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin salutes the United States flag while Neil Armstrong photographs him. A moment caught on 16mm film here.

Only NASA could turn photography into literal rocket science. As Reddit user truetofiction points out in a resource-rich post, NASA meticulously decided upon a number of factors that determined the fate of the space-bound Hasselblads and the resulting images.

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Canon Debuts Two New Budget Bridge Cams for Close-Ups on the Cheap

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Not a particularly exciting release, but a camera release nonetheless, Canon earlier today debuted the PowerShot SX520 HS and PowerShot SX400 IS: two new affordable superzooms that will get you really close to the action without emptying your wallet. Read more…

external The Violent Opt-out: Neo-Luddites Attacking Drones And Google Glass —Forbes

A few people thinking a drone is spying on them is one thing, but if you look at how so many people want to use drones–farmers, police, pizza parlors, UPS, etc.–you see that this is really a popular new technology, and will soon be ubiquitous; and we’ll have to adjust to it, as we always do with our heedless acceptance of new technologies.”

 
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