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external Saving Indonesian Rain Forests And Orangutans —NY Times

Photojournalist Sandra Hoyn delivers poignant images of the rapid deforestation of Indonesia that is quickly depleting the Sumatran rain forest and endangering native wildlife including the beloved orangutans.

 
Aug 27, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Gorgeous ‘Trash the Dress’ Wedding Photos Captured on a Stunning Glacier in Alaska

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It takes work to stand out among today’s wedding photographers. After all, you’ve got shots like these from Iceland to compete with, so how do you create photos that will widen eyes and loosen jaws?

Well, if you’re photographer Josh Martinez, you helicopter the couple onto a glacier in Alaska and let nature do the talking while you take some pictures and ruin a wedding dress. Read more…

Please Don’t Be the One to Get Drones Banned

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Photography drones are facing a perilous atmosphere of distrust and legal chaos. In these circumstances, even small mistakes can have big consequences. A shift in public sentiment against private drone usage could easily result in the application of restrictive regulations, or perhaps even conditional bans. Read more…

external On Publishing Photos of a Public Execution by Hamas Fighters —BagNews

As we’ve been asking in instance after instance over many months now, where is the line between news and propaganda? Between reporting and enabling? Between editorial responsibility and corporate self-interest when it comes to publishing such material?

 
Aug 27, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

The New Dropbox Pro Offers 1TB for Only $10/mo, Adds a Ton of New Functionality

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Dropbox is a Go-To for many photographers. Whether they’re storing their photography, sharing albums with clients or, ahem, sending files to the press, more often than not it’s Dropbox they use. And starting today, anybody not using Dropbox’s Pro offering has a whole lot more reason to do so thanks to a steep drop in price, a big jump in storage space, and a bunch of new features and functionality. Read more…

“Indulge Your Curiosity. It’s the Basis of Creativity”: An Interview with Fred Lyon (Part I)

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Editor’s note: In early February Rfotofolio had the pleasure of talking to photographer Fred Lyon. We are honored to share the first of two interviews with this photographic master.
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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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external I Take Photographs To Make Discoveries For Myself —Try Hard Magazine

I am interested in ideas. I am not interested in doing the same thing over and over again. The reason I take photographs is to make discoveries for myself. Always trying to piece together the puzzle, that’s where I get my rush. Once I find the answer I am looking for that’s usually it for a project, the excitement and energy is gone. I move onto something else, or away from that subject matter until I can view it with fresh eyes again.

 
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Location-Based Light Painting Project Creatively Visualizes Every Photo Taken in a Particular Spot

A clever new project called Location-Based Light Painting is putting a new spin on visualizing the number and specific location of photos taken in any particular spot.

Using a custom-built iPhone app, a speedlight, long exposure photography and geolocation data readily available online, the project literally ‘paints’ each location into a separate photo to create haunting orb-covered landscapes. Read more…

$5 DIY Hack Gives Almost Any GorillaPod Magnetic Capabilities

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GorillaPods are an incredible little photography accessory to have in your arsenal. You can pick up a model for cameras as small as a GoPro and as large as a DSLR with a 70–200mm lens attached. Heck, some even come with unique features such as magnets in the feet that allow you to more easily position them onto magnetic surfaces.

As cool as the magnetic ones are though, Instructables user tinstructable realized that Joby’s magnetic options are limited to only the smallest offerings in the GorillaPod lineup. And so, naturally, he came up with a DIY method to turn the larger model into a stronger, more capable magnetic version of his own. Read more…

external The Look Of Funny: How The Onion’s Art Department Works —Fast Company

“Calling them artistic wizards is a disservice to their talents,” managing editor Berkley says. “Really, it’s a travesty that Adobe hasn’t renamed Photoshop after them.”

 
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