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‘My Saddest Photo Yet’: Does Astronaut Photo from Space Show Israel and Gaza Burning?

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German astronaut Alexander Gerst sparked quite a discussion online yesterday by uploading the photograph above to Twitter. His caption read: “My saddest photo: from the #ISS , we see explosions and rockets over #Gaza and #Israel.”

Before long, the photograph was retweeted and republished far and wide, with many people and publications commenting on how horrible it is that the fighting is so intense that the rockets and fires can be captured from space… Or can they?
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external 10 Ways To Give Your Business A Personality Customers Will Buy —Financial Post

There’s an old saying in sales: People buy from people they like. A successful entrepreneur, innovative manufacturer, creative marketer, and inspirational leader shares his wisdom on how he makes sure his company is easy to like.

 
Jul 25, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Photographer Turns Her Spam Emails into Imagined Portraits of the Imaginary Senders

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What do you do when you get spam emails from imaginary people that try to separate you from your hard-earned money? If the email is lucky enough to get past spam filters, it’s usually immediately recognized and deleted by the recipient.

If it ends up in the inbox of photographer Christina De Middel, however, it gets turned into a photograph. For her project Poly-Spam, De Middel took her spam, carefully noted the details within, and created fictitious portraits of the imaginary senders.
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Instagram Briefly Teases Its Snapchat Competitor ‘Bolt’… Maybe

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Last night, a number of Android-touting Instagram users noticed a peculiar banner within Instagram that previewed Bolt, a “one tap photo messaging [app].” Just as quickly as it had appeared for many, it disappeared. But not before a number of users captured and shared a screenshot, stirring up plenty of talk in the tech community.

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Throughout the soccer matches in Brazil, Canon broadcast field lenses were utilized to deliver footage of the thrilling tournament. Canon broadcast field lenses represented approximately 90 percent share of all broadcast lenses used.

 
Jul 24, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Curious Coincidence: Photo Shows Same Time and Place as Frame from Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’

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Here’s a pretty fascinating little story of two men with cameras being in the same place at around the same time, over half a century ago. One of the men was Alfred Hitchcock.

The story began over at the vintage photography blog Shorpy, where a member named Ron Yungul submitted the above photograph. It was captured by his late father on the hills of San Francisco in 1957.
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Chicago Skylines and Thick Fog Make For Surreal Urban Landscape Photos

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Photographer Michael Salisbury is a determined Chicagoan with a desire to slow down and capture the world around him in the most vivid and compositional of ways. It was last month, after a string of severe storms, that he had the opportunity to combine his love for the Windy City’s architecture with some surreal fog that coated the beaches and skyscrapers of Chicago like a blanket. The series is titled June Fog, and the results are astounding.
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external Are These Photos Staged? Does It Matter? —Slate

bradleypetersPhotographer Bradley Peters explores grim and morose moments extracted from his own past in this collection of tongue-in-cheek images that are ever so slightly tinged with sadistic emotion.

 
Jul 24, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Sony’s Curved Sensor Set for 2015 Debut In the Xperia Z3X and New Full Frame RX

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With each passing week it seems as though a new piece of information is coming out about Sony’s latest curved sensor technology. First it was the rumor, then the specs for a 2/3” sensor, then the first image captured with said sensor. Finally, the leaks and patterns are starting to align to form the constellation that will likely be the advent of Sony’s curved sensor tech in consumer products.

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Marcus Haney: The Music Photographer Who Made it By Sneaking into the World’s Biggest Shows

If there is a path that music photographers usually take to make it big, it’s not the path Marcus Haney chose. Rather than start at the lowest levels by shooting smaller gigs to build a portfolio and reputation, Haney decided to start things off by sneaking into Coachella as a faux credentialed photographer back in 2010. He was only a junior studying at USC.

The trailer above is for an upcoming documentary titled No Cameras Allowed, which chronicles Haney’s unconventional journey into the world of concert photography.
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