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Old Film Roll from eBay Reveals Photos of Korea from Half a Century Ago

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Photographer Ben Larsen purchased a lot on eBay that included several old rolls of film, one of which was a roll of Kodak Plus-X Pan black and white 35mm film. Not knowing anything about the roll, Larsen tossed it into a tank while processing his own roll of Kodak Tri-X at home. To his surprise, the film emerged from the developer with a large number of old photos of Seoul, South Korea, from five decades ago.
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A First-Person Shooter Called Street Photography

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In my early teenage years I loved nothing more than gaming and going to LAN parties every weekend. Unreal Tournament, Battlefield 1942 and Counter-Strike were my favorites back then. Although I also liked strategy games like Warcraft 3, I spent most of my time playing Counter-Strike with my friends till early in the morning.

I’m not much of a gamer anymore besides an occasional SNES night, but recently a crazy thought crossed my mind. If street photography were a game, it would definitely be a first-person shooter.
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A Portrait in a Portrait in a Portrait in a Portrait…

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Check out this trippy portrait of the sketch comedy duo Hello Generic. It’s a portrait of a portrait of a portrait… 18 levels deep.
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This Experimental Time-Lapse Imagines Life Without Light Pollution

What kind of nighttime time-lapses could you shoot in cities like Los Angeles if light pollution weren’t a problem? A couple of time-lapse photographers want to show you. They’ve created an experimental time-lapse that shows a sky full of stars and star trails over the light-polluted city of Los Angeles.
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Interrupt: A Slow-Motion Audiovisual Experience of Daily Life in Southeast Asia

Earlier this year, filmmaker and musician Paul Wex traveled through a number of countries in Southeast Asia. Instead of using standard photos or video to document his trip, Wex decided to create an “audiovisual neurotic slow-motion experience” of the everyday things he saw. What resulted is the short film above, titled “Interrupt.”
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Short Film Explores the State of Film Photography in Calgary

Canadian freelance photographer Jesse Yardley created this mini documentary about the current state of film photography in Calgary. Worried that analog may be a “dying art,” Yardley did interviews with some notable photographers in the area to find out if film still has a chance.
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The Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 is a Zippy New Wide Angle Prime Lens

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Fujifilm lens announcements aren’t exactly a surprise these days, as the company has been releasing roadmaps to tease the glass that’s in the pipeline. As the roadmap and rumors foretold, there is indeed a new 16mm f/1.4, and that lens was just made official today.
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How to Use a B&W Layer in Photoshop to Adjust the Brightness of Colors In Photos

Travel photographer Jimmy McIntyre created this short 3-minute video tutorial to share a trick for adjusting the brightness of specific colors in your shot without affecting their saturation.
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This is Why You Shouldn’t Check Your Camera Gear In When Flying

It’s often recommended that photographers keep their gear with them when flying rather than checking it in. If the risk of theft and careless baggage handlers aren’t enough to deter you, check out the video above. It shows one particular baggage pusher system that’s used in an international airport to direct bags onto conveyor belts. As you can see, gentle handling isn’t exactly the goal.

(via 01Bowfin via Reddit)

Tinder’s Dating App Now Lets You Judge People’s Instagram Photos Too

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The popular dating app Tinder has announced a new update that throws more photography into the matchmaking mix. In addition to seeing users’ profile pictures, you’ll now be able to browse through Instagram photographs to get to know people — and their photo skills — better before making a decision to connect.
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