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external Key Search Phrases To Get The Best Deals On Craigslist —Reddit

Being familiar with certain search phrases can help you score great gear deals on Craigslist. Next time you’re in the market for a new lens, try searching “my wife is making me”.

 
Jul 31, 2014 · ↬ Via · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

A Cautionary Tale: How a Bug in Dropbox Permanently Deleted 8,000 of My Photos

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TL;DR: If you are using Dropbox as a sole backup of your files, think again. Without making a mistake, you might lose your files.

I started using Dropbox back in 2009 and have always loved the service. Over time, I kept moving more and more files to my Dropbox folder and eventually had to upgrade to the Pro plan to keep up with the space requirements. In particular, I moved there all of my photos in order to be able to view/share them online and also to have them backed up.

In April of this year, a hard drive in my laptop was running low on space so I decided to use the Dropbox’s Selective Sync feature to unsync some large directories from the laptop. Because there was never any problem with the service and also because it’s already the year 2014, I thought it might be about time that one can trust a cloud-based storage service and use them as a sole backup of their files. Boy, I was wrong. Read more…

Urbex Photographer Discovers Eerie ‘Train Graveyard’ in North Carolina Forest

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One of the draws of Urban Exploration photography, or Urbex, is the chance that you’ll discover and photograph something truly strange and unique. A building abandoned for so long that nobody realizes the treasures hidden within. Or, in this case, a ‘train graveyard‘ with over 70 dilapidated subways, trains and busses in the middle of a North Carolina forest. Read more…

external Mining The Depths In Punjab —Reuters

A 25 year old miner Mohammad Ismail digs coal in a coal mine underground in Choa Saidan Shah, Punjab provincePhotographer Sara Farid follows Pakistani miners into the dark tunnels to shed light on the deadly working conditions and the hope of a brighter future for their children.

 
Jul 31, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Canon’s 7D Successor to Contain ‘a Lot of 1D X’ in it, Coming Early September

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As the rumor mills continue to churn out their dose of information, more and more information on Canon’s successor to the 7D is coming to light. Earlier rumors have pointed to a brand new, “revolutionary” sensor being in this impending beast, but new rumors have pointed out even more exciting use for those holding out, specifically, that the 7D replacement is going to have “a lot of 1D X” in it.

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Video: Tutorial Shows You Exactly How to Capture the Milky Way in Heavy Light Pollution

A couple of days ago, we republished a short tutorial by talented photographer Justin Ng that explained how he uses the Expose To The Right (ETTR) method to capture milky way photos in the heavy light pollution of Singapore.

But if you’d like a more detailed, video run through, this tutorial by astrophotographer Ian Norman — whose Sony a7S Astrophotography Review, incidentally, appeared on PetaPixel yesterday — shows you exactly how to adjust your images to get the perfect results. Read more…

external Using Instagram For iOS On Public Wi-Fi Poses Risk Of Account Hijack —PC World

Some of those Instagram API calls transmit an unencrypted session cookie, or a data file that lets Instagram know a user is still logged in. By collecting the network traffic, known as a man-in-the-middle attack, the session cookie can be stolen and used by an attacker to gain control of the victim’s account.

 
Jul 31, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · 1 Comment »

Big Name Filmmakers Come to Kodak’s Rescue, Push Deal to Save Motion Picture Film

Quentin Tarantino has been a long-time supporter of motion-picture film, and public critic of digital filmmaking.

One of the last vestiges of the Kodak of old, the one part of its film division not sold off in 2012, is the company’s motion picture film business. But even that is in trouble, and might be taking its dying breaths right now if it wasn’t for some of Hollywood’s biggest filmmakers coming to the rescue. Read more…

Photomicrographer Captures the Stunning, Jagged Landscapes Inside Gemstones

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There is beauty in imperfection. In fact, imperfection might be considered the subject within a subject that photomicrographer Danny Sanchez tirelessly seeks out to create his stunning photography.

Sanchez’s main subjects are gemstones, but the colorful, alien ‘landscapes’ he captures are made up of imperfections called ‘inclusions’ that actually make a gem less valuable. You might say that one gem merchant’s trash is a gem photographer’s treasure. Read more…

external They’re Back: Ilford Inkjet Media Is Coming Back To The U.S. —PDN

After filing for bankruptcy back in 2013, Ilford Inkjet media has partnered with MAC Group and making its return back to the US.

 
Jul 30, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »