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external A Picture is Worth One Thousand Pounds: The Story of Food Waste —Nat Geo | PROOF

Two vegetarians haul a 47-pound pig, purchased at a deli in New York City’s Chinatown, across a living room in New Jersey. One of those vegetarians is me: I’ve got the the tail end. The other vegetarian is Senior Photo Editor Susan Welchman. She’s got the snout. We swing the pig into place. In adjusting its legs and propping up its head for the camera, we notice how deflated its body looks. This is, of course, because it has been gutted. We grab some plastic bags and stuff them into its body cavity to give it just enough “umph” for the shot.

 
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Canon Patents 10-22mm Lens with Liquid Lens Element Inside

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In what is, to our knowledge, Canon’s third patent of the type, the Japanese camera giant has drawn up yet another lens that features a liquid lens element in between all the glass. Read more…

Watch Limited Edition Fine Art Prints Sawed to Pieces After an Exhibition

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If you love fine art photography, or are a big fan of Alexia Sinclair‘s work, this is definitely not a video for you. After exhibition her wonderful “A Frozen Tale” series, the Skoklosters slott museum did what every museum has to do after exhibition limited edition prints: they hacked them to pieces.

The difference here is that Skoklosters slott attached a camera onto the saw so you could see the horror for yourself. Read more…

Video: Football Player Falls On and Snaps Canon Telephoto Lens in Half on the Sideline

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While diving for a catch at the back of end zone during today’s game against Kansas State, Oklahoma wide receiver Sterling Shepard landed on something not-so-soft, but oh-so-very-expensive on the sideline: what looks to be a Canon 1DX attached to either a 400mm f/2.8L or a 500mm f/4L.

Shepard, we’re happy to report, is okay. The lens… she’s gone. Read more…

Photographer Alex Teuscher’s Moody Photos of New York City ‘Above as Below’

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When Geneva-based photographer Alex Teuscher found himself in New York City for 10 days this last April, he tried to capture some of the most iconic, tourist-packed locations on the globe from a new angle. It’s a testament to his skill as a photographer that he succeeded to such a great extent.

The resulting shots have been compiled into a series he’s calling “New York City: Above as Below,” and consist of a mix of street (below) and architectural (above) photography that’s best described as ‘moody.’ Read more…

Astronaut Reid Wiseman Uses a Floating Sphere of Water as ‘The Ultimate Fisheye Lens’ on the ISS

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If we asked you to name the ultimate fisheye lens, the comments would probably fill up with many gear suggestions. Some, like this rare Nikon 6mm lens that pops up for sale occasionally, would probably be named more than once, but there’s one suggestion you probably wouldn’t make: a floating sphere of water.

That, however, is ISS astronaut Reid Wiseman‘s entry for the Ultimate Fisheye Lens. Read more…

Buy a One-of-a-Kind Transparent Rolleiflex Prototype Camera for $6,000 Over on eBay

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Camera collectors, unfold your wallets… it’s time for another installment of “cool rare things currently on eBay.” Except in this case ‘rare’ can be replaced with ‘unique,’ as in these cameras are supposedly one-of-a-kind.

What you see above is a prototype, one-or-a-kind transparent Rollei Rolleiflex 6008 AF. Even the serial number is ‘PROTOTYP.’ And the same store is also selling a 6001, 6003, 6008 Integral, and 6008 Integral 2. Read more…

The Flickr iPad App Has Officially Arrived

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In its quest to continue resuscitating Flickr, Yahoo! has finally responded to popular demands and released its first official Flickr for iPad app — a release that coincides very well with Apple’s decision to make the iPad a more capable (if still embarrassing to use) camera. Read more…

Beautiful Black and White Isle of Skye Time-Lapse Breaks with the Genre’s Saturated Status Quo

We’ve seen and shared some pretty great time-lapses. From last week’s unique ‘layer lapse,’ to the ‘flow-motion’ hyperlapse of Pyongyang in August, standing out in the genre has become a matter of doing something new and unique… something that will earn you headline words like ‘breathtaking’ and ‘jaw-dropping.’

But the team at Fourth Dimension Video took a very different approach with their latest landscape time-lapse. Shot this last June at Scotland’s Isle of Skye, it’s done entirely in black and white. Read more…

The [qudos] Action: A Bright and Brawny Action Light for Your Action Shots

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Portable, bright, waterproof and rugged, the [qudos] Action light is an interesting addition to the lighting world that wants to open up a new world of nighttime action cam footage. Read more…