Posts Published in March 2014

Beautiful Portraits of Black Dogs Help these Oft-Overlooked Pets Find a Home

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As the owner of an extremely cute rescue puppy from my local humane society, I can attest to how wonderful it is to be able to rescue a pet whose life was previously in danger for some reason or another.

However, it’s not a happy ending for many of the dogs in shelters. To help with that, Massachusetts-based photographer Fred Levy has started the “Black Dogs Project,” a series that focuses on capturing portraits of black dogs against a black background. Read more…

Philips OneSpace Can Convert Your Entire Ceiling Into a Softbox

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You know those perfectly overcast days, where the clouds just perfectly diffract the sunlight, turning the world into a beautiful, evenly-lit soft box? Imagine if you could have that indoors when trying to shoot a subject.

Now stop imagining, because it’s real. Philips has brought to life the OneSpace, a ceiling made of light, meant to replicate the even light of an overcast day. Read more…

Exclusive: Lenstag Recovers Its First Item, Stolen Lens Returned to Happy Owner

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Stolen gear registration and recovery service Lenstag reached a major milestone last week when they successfully recovered and returned a stolen lens to its rightful owner! Read more…

external University of Cambridge Achieves Funding Goal, Saves Antarctic Negatives —Scott Polar Research Institute

The Polar Museum at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, is proud to announce that it has successfully raised the £275,000 needed to be able to purchase the 113 photographic negatives, thanks to public support. The negatives represent an extraordinary visual record of Scott’s last expedition, but were in danger of being sold abroad.

 
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From Bottles to Wall Art: Adorn Your Walls with Prints Made from Recycled Bottles

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Photography is one of the most powerful ways that ecological messages are transmitted. Photo series of landfills show us the issues we need to address, while beautiful landscape photography shows us what we should strive to preserve. But a UK company called Co2ncience is going a step further.

They’re actually merging eco-friendliness with photography in a very tangible way, by being the world’s first (by their estimation) to turn recycled plastic bottles into wall art. Read more…

The Canon EOS 1 Smartphone, Powered by Android … and Sprinkled With Fairy Dust

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From the looks of a recent rumor over on Canon Rumors, we might soon see a Canon branded smartphone. While there’s no information on what cell phone manufacturer they’re working with, it’s safe to say with Canon entering the market, this device may become the smartphone camera to beat.

What is that, you say? Look at the calendar? OhRead more…

Tutorial: A Quick and Simple Technique for Adding Textures to Images

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When Nick Fancher created his series of 80’s Cyber images, he made use of some textures to add that extra bit of character to the photos. The textures turned out so well that, upon publishing the series, he received multiple inquiries about where he got those textures.

Well, it turns out he created them himself, and he’s decided to share the step-by-step how-to in case you want to duplicate his results. Read more…

external Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: On the Mirrorless Camera Market —The Economist

The shutterbugs who were supposed to flock to [mirrorless] cameras found other ways of taking pictures. A number of serious (“prosumer”) amateurs and even a few professional photographers have become staunch mirrorless fans, especially now they provide almost as much control over shooting conditions as full-sized digital SLRs. But more mainstream consumers have generally shied away from them, at least in America and Europe, though less so in Japan.

 
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This Simple Flowchart Will Help You Decide if You Should Take that Selfie

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We’ve shared many a flowchart, both serious and silly, in our day, but this one is definitely the most simple and straightforward of them all. Put together by Doghouse Diaries, it’ll help you answer that ever-present question that undoubtedly plagues all of your waking hours and haunts your dreams: should I take this selfie?

(via Gizmodo)

Samsung’s Latest Display Options Include a 4K, Billion-Color Model for $700

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In the world of photography, one of the most vital components is the display on which you view and post-process your images. And while many of us are holding out for the day ‘retina’ displays become the norm on a larger scale, it’s not quite the reality, yet.

However, Samsung is giving us a bit of an introduction to it, if you will, with three new display models the company is releasing in the coming weeks. Read more…