Articles Written by Michael Zhang

Concept Camera Designs for the Panasonic Lumix GM1 Made with 3D Printing

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Panasonic recently collaborated with German design firm WertelOberfell in creating a series of case designs for the Lumix DMC-GM1 mirrorless camera. The cases were created with a 3D printer and were inspired by three “design epochs.”
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Florida Man Shoots Selfie with Phone After Ex-Lover Shoots Him with Gun

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A strange story from over in Florida: the Tampa Bay Times reports that back in August, a 23-year-old man named Andrew Noll (picture above at right) was shot by his former lover.

When the home’s alarm went off and she heard someone coming up the stairs, she grabbed a 9mm Ruger. When the door opened, she fired. A bullet sliced through Noll’s chest and exited his back, piercing a painting on the wall behind him. [...]

As he lay bleeding, Noll raised the phone and snapped a selfie.

Now that’s one “decisive moment” that resulted from some very strange priorities…

(via Boing Boing)


Image credit: Photograph of Simpson and Noll by the Tampa Police Department

This Photo of China’s President in the Rain Just Won the Country’s Equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize

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This photograph of Chinese President Xi Jinping is more than a snapshot captured in the rain: today it was awarded China’s highest photojournalism prize, the National News Award. The award is known as China’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize.
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What Would You Do if the Prime Minister of India Stole Your Photo?

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What would you do if you found your photograph misused, not by a celebrity or a company, but by the head of government of a country? That’s the question facing Cambridge, Massachusetts-based photographer Bimal Nepal.

Nepal, a photojournalist whose work has appeared in National Geographic, recently found his photograph shared without permission by the prime minister of India.
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Photographer’s 100-Year-Old Notebook Discovered in Antarctica After Snow Melts

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A photographer’s notebook from over a century ago has been discovered in Antarctica. It belonged to British explorer and photographer George Murray Levick, who was part of Robert Falcon Scott’s last expedition to the continent from 1910 to 1913.
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Old Faithful: Studio Portraits of Really Old Dogs

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Toronto-based photographer Pete Thorne has been shooting a series of studio portraits of dogs. Not just any dogs, though: Thorne is only accepting subjects that are “really, really old.” The project is titled “Old Faithful,” and now includes over 50 dogs.
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This is What Happens When a Football Player Lands on a $10,499 Canon Lens

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One of the stranger stories that occurred in the world of photography this past weekend was when Oklahoma football player Sterling Shepard crash landed on a Canon telephoto lens, snapping it into two pieces.

Now that the dust is settled, the photographer has come forward with his account of the incident and an apology to the player.
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The ‘Study of Pose': An Encyclopedia of 1,000 Different Poses by Supermodel Coco Rocha

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The Study of Pose is an upcoming book by photographer Steven Sebring and supermodel Coco Rocha, who’s well known for her ability to “freestyle” various poses in rapid succession (some people call her the “Queen of Pose”). The book is packed with 1,000 different black-and-white poses by Rocha displayed on over 2,000 pages and serves as something of an encyclopedia of poses.
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Nicholas Nixon and the Brown Sisters: Four Siblings Photographed Every Year for Forty Years

The Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco recently shared this interview with photographer Nicholas Nixon about his well known project The Brown Sisters.

Since 1975, Nixon has been shooting a portrait of four sisters once a year, every year. This year saw the creation of the fortieth portrait in the series.
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Canon Patent Suggests Feature That Would Choose Between JPEG and RAW For You

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In the future, “Auto” may be an option for choosing between JPEG and RAW on Canon DSLRs. A recently published patent reveals that the company has tinkered with the idea of a feature that could automatically choose which photos to save in RAW and which ones to save as JPEG only.
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