A Breathtaking Motion Time-Lapse Tour of Norway

Five months of work, 10,000 miles travelled, several tens of thousands of photographs taken… all of that to create a measly 5 minutes worth of footage. And yet, we would argue it was worth every minute, mile and press of the shutter (or intervalometer, as it were).

Simply titled Norway, the time-lapse above was captured by Morten Rustad of Rustad Media, and it took almost a half-year to get all of the shots he was looking for. Read more…

external You Can Love And Hate Photoshop —Huffington Post

Trimming down a woman’s waist for a magazine cover I find, for lack of a better word, gross. It’s misleading. It’s fake. And it’s done for all the wrong reasons.

But I have to ask, have you ever looked at it from a difference perspective? Manipulating a digital image can also be an expression. Like a painting, a drawing, a song, or even a story.

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New Lens Technology Could Bring Optical Zoom to Even the Thinnest Smartphones by 2016

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Smartphone cameras have improved exponentially since their introduction to the world, but one company still believes there’s plenty of room for improvement. That company is DynaOptics and their latest tech is promising to pack optical zoom into more smartphones without adding any bulk to the phones at all. Read more…

#PictureBelfast Challenges You to Tell the Difference Between a Smartphone Filter and Analog Film

Online content studio Rubber Republic recently created something called #PictureBelfast, a photography-based viral campaign designed to showcase their city on behalf of Tourism Ireland.

But this isn’t just a set of pretty pictures — it’s an interactive challenge that wants to see if you can tell the difference between a film photograph, and a filtered wannabe taken with a smartphone. Read more…

external The Story Behind LUMIX LX100 Development —Panasonic

Panasonic gives us a rare peek into the minds who created the highly anticipated Lumix LX100, set for release in early November. This 4-part series will slowly unveil up until the date of the camera’s debut.

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How to Make a Dirt-Cheap DIY Ring Light from a Frisbee and Some LED Strips

Got $30, a frisbee and some free time this week? Need a ring light? If you answered yes to both of those questions, we’ve got a neat, quick and super simple DIY tutorial that’s perfect for you. Read more…

external NYTimes Photojournalist Reviews the iPhone 6 Camera —NYTimes

The New York Times‘ Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Todd Heisler takes a look at the cameras on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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Adobe Brings Cloud-Based Photoshop Beta to Chromebooks


Adobe has been making moves into the cloud for some time now (it is called Creative Cloud after all), so it doesn’t come as a surprise to hear that the long-awaited Chromebook Photoshop beta is finally live and ready for cloud computing early-adopters to start putting through the ringer. Read more…

external Andrew Quilty: Walking The Perilous Line Between Violence And Harmony —Broadsheet

There’s no doubt that there’s something captivating about conflict for a photographer. Equally as appealing to me is its antithesis – harmony. While harmony comes in many forms, it’s most visceral when observed in the context of conflict.

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Rumor: Samsung Working on a Black-and-White Only ‘NX Achromatic’


Black and white-only digital photography is, at this point, limited to those who own either a Leica M Monochrom or anybody brave enough to (literally) scrape the bayer array off of their digital sensor. But that might not be the case too much longer.

In July, we shared the rumor that Sony was working on a black-and-white sensor/camera, and now, rumors are beginning to swirl that Samsung is doing the same thing. Read more…