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BTS: Climbing 2,500 Feet to Photograph One of the Most Inaccessible Churches in Africa

There are some things in this world that are impossible to photograph without the willingness to make a little sacrifice and step out of your comfort zone. Such was the case with photographer Philip Lee Harvey, who took it upon himself to photograph what is referred to by some as the ‘world’s most dangerous church.’
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The [qudos] Action: A Bright and Brawny Action Light for Your Action Shots

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Portable, bright, waterproof and rugged, the [qudos] Action light is an interesting addition to the lighting world that wants to open up a new world of nighttime action cam footage. Read more…

Photographer Accidentally Captures a Rare Fireball Explosion in His Night Sky Time-Lapse

Astronomers can wait decades to see or capture what Ben Lewis photographed by accident while shooting a time-lapse Ashton-Wildwood County Park, Iowa very early this morning. Called a ‘bolide fireball,’ what you see in the short time-lapse above is an exceptionally bright meteorite that explodes in a bright flash at its end, leaving behind this strange bright puff of red smoke. Read more…

external Digital Cameras Make A Profitable Comeback For Panasonic —4/3 Rumors

Profitability for Panasonic hasn’t been looking so hot in the last few years but interview from VP Takuya Sugita reveal a 2.5x increase in their 4K camera sales. Also in the works, a stronger investment in luxury compact and interchangeable lens market as well as advancements in their CM1 smartphone-camera hybrid.

 
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This Nighttime Shoot Involved 9,000 Pounds of Gear and Skiers Covered with 7,000 LEDs

The film ‘Afterglow’ by Sweetgrass Productions doesn’t even officially release until October 19th, and yet it’s already being hailed as “one of the most cinematically profound ski movies ever made.” The three-minute teaser above gives you an idea of why. Read more…

Beauty Retouching from the Early 1900s: A Portrait of Actress Joan Crawford That’s ‘Photoshopped’

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Want to see an early example of beauty retouching in photography? Here’s one. The side-by-side images above from the early 1930s show what a glamour portrait looked like before and after manual ‘Photoshopping.’
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external Get Satellite Images From Google In Every New Chrome Tab —Engadget

A beautiful picture of Mother Earth every time you open a new tab might be just what you need to brighten your day. Google Chrome’s new Earth View plug-in does just that, bringing you incredible satellite images of landscapes, mountain regions and cities.

 
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20 Eye-Catching Packaging and Presentation Examples for Photographers

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There are a few ways to deliver images to your clients: on a DVD, on a flash-drive, or through a custom online gallery. The first two ways are the most interesting to me, since they let you creatively wrap up the contents with your logo, add custom-made photo albums, “thank you” cards and a lot of other nice things that will leave a positive impression with the client. This shows that you care about your clients as well as your reputation.

If you’re looking for a good way to deliver your photos to the clients, in today’s showcase I bring together 20 fantastic packaging and presentation ideas for you. Read more…

Sony Just Announced the World’s Highest Sensitivity CMOS Sensor, But It’s for Your Car

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Sony today announced the new IMX224MQV 1/3-inch 1.27MP CMOS sensor, which is said to have the world’s highest level of sensitivity for any sensor in its class. But before you get excited about that night vision point-and-shoot you’ve been wanting, you should know something: it was designed specifically for use in automobile cameras.

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external Inside Lightroom & Photoshop CC Workflow —Canon Professional Network

Since several of Canon’s products including the EOS 6D are packaged with Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography bundle, Canon has published a series of articles to guide the user through getting the most out of the Lightroom and Photoshop CC couplet.

 
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