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Talented Pinhole Photographer Uses His Craft to Bring Joy to Syrian Child Refugees

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Photographer Zeb Andrews prefers to slow the world down when he captures a photograph. The Portland-based photographer first began shooting with a pinhole camera purely for fun, but little did he know that, within a matter of a few years his work would take him to Turkey where he would share his love of pinhole photography with Syrian child refugees. Read more…

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For four years, Italian photographer Federica Valabrega has photographed the everyday lives of Orthodox Jewish women around the world.

 
Nov 26, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

Report: GoPro Plans to Start Making Its Own Camera Drones Next Year

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DJI better watch out, because the camera that is commonly attached to its most popular line of Drones might soon have a drone of its very own. That’s right, we’re talking about GoPro, and the Wall Street Journal claims the company is planning to release its own line of drones next year. Read more…

This Peel-Away Polaroid Calendar is a Great Gift for Your Instant Photography-Loving Friends

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Here’s a wonderful little gift idea (stocking stuffer perhaps?) that’s sure to impress one of the photography lovers on your list this holiday season. It’s the Poladarium 2015, and it’s a peel-away calendar where each day presents a new Polaroid photograph for you to admire.

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external Photography Duo ‘New York is Killing Me’ Discuss What It Takes to Make It In NYC —Feature Shoot

Photography duo New York Is Killing Me was founded by Kamil Tyebally and Saami Siddiqui as a fun and creative way to share their work with the world. As a side project for the Brooklyn-based roommates, NY Is Killing Me has accrued a portfolio that is both distinctive and multifaceted, with projects spanning the genres of portraiture, landscape, documentary, and commercial photography.

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They spoke to us about their work, what it takes to make it in New York City and why they use a Squarespace online photography portfolio.

 
Nov 26, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

Sony Officially Announces the a7II in the US! Will Ship in Time for Christmas

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The Sony a7II and its impressive 5-axis in-body stabilization has generated a ton of well-deserved buzz since it was officially announced. There’s only one problem: it wasn’t officially announced in the US yet.

The main announcement was made in Japan and no US release date and pricing has been available… until today! The news just dropped, and American Sony fans can enjoy Thanksgiving tomorrow knowing they can have the a7II in time for Christmas. Read more…

This Sports Photographer Missed an Incredible Catch and Got Fired… Except He Didn’t… and He Didn’t

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“I got fired on Twitter last night.” That’s how NJ.com photographer Andrew Mills starts his side of a story that went viral on social media two days ago. Thanks to a photo that seems to show Mills missing what might have been one of the greatest photos of his career, social media tagged him with the tongue in cheek caption “this guy used to be a sports photographer.”

Except that he did get the shot, or at least a shot… and the shot he got is a testament to how good of a sports photographer he really is. Read more…

external Hidden Cameras Reveal the Secret Life of the Serengeti —Nat Geo | PROOF

In 2010, Swanson created a grid of 225 camera traps so that she could see how “different carnivores managed to avoid each other.” But she was quickly overwhelmed by the large number of photos each month. Enter the citizen scientists. Teaming with Zooniverse, Swanson and another graduate student, Margaret Kosmala, asked for help from laypeople to identify the animals photographed by the camera traps. And with that, the Snapshot Serengeti project was born.

 
Nov 26, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

Old Photos Reveal Weird Thanksgiving Traditions from 100 Years Ago

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You might think that Thanksgiving day has always consisted of football, the Macy’s parade, and copious amounts of tryptophan, but as these old photos from deep within the Library of Congress’ archives show, 100 years ago, Thanksgiving was something else entirely. Read more…

Canon Patents a Body Cap that Cleans the Contacts on Your Lens Mount

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Here’s a cool patent that gives new purpose to a camera accessory you don’t hear talked about much: the body cap. Chances are you don’t give your camera’s body cap much thought, but the body cap Canon just patented would serve a dual purpose by not just keeping your sensor protected, but also cleaning the contacts on your lens mount in the process. Read more…