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Pranksters Put Up Fake ‘Shot on iPhone 6′ Ads Next to Real Apple Billboards

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Apple recently launched a global advertising campaign touting the camera quality of the iPhone 6. As part of the campaign, the company put up billboards all over the world with its favorite photos captured by iPhone 6 users with the phone.

Two pranksters from the advertising industry recently decided to poke fun at the billboards by putting up their own fake “Shot on iPhone 6″ ads next to them.
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Woman Becomes a Instagram Celebrity by Sharing a Cheerier Side of Somalia

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Somalia is a country that doesn’t often get good press. Most headlines about it seem to focus on things like pirates, violence, and political unrest. With media organizations largely ignoring the happier aspects of the country, one woman is taking it upon herself to do so, becoming something of an Instagram celebrity along the way.
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KitSentry Helps You Manage and Track Your Camera Gear for Peace of Mind

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Photographers who are out and about often have thousands of dollars in camera gear kept inside a camera bag, and keeping an eye on your bag at all times can be taxing and sometimes impossible. KitSentry is a new product that’s designed to keep an eye on your gear so you don’t have to, giving you peace of mind to help you focus on making photos.
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InstantFlex TL70 is a Rolleiflex Twin-Lens Reflex Clone for Instax Instant Photos

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If you’re a fan of both retro cameras and instant photos, you may be delighted to learn of a new camera called the InstantFlex TL70. It’s designed to look like a Rolleiflex twin-lens reflex camera, but it’s a fully functional instant camera that takes Fujifilm Instax film.
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DigitalRev Compares the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II with Its Yongnuo Clone

DigitalRev TV, the Top Gear of photography, is the latest to do a hands-on comparison of the classic Canon 50mm f/1.8 II lens against its new copycat competitor, the YongNuo 50mm f/1.8. In DigitalRev’s typical fashion, Kai offers a humorous yet insightful look at how the two products compare against one another in performance and build. (Note: there’s a bit of strong language).

Here’s the conclusion: “As a lens in itself, it’s alright for the money. It does the job, it takes half decent images, and performs well enough. But as a copy, it is quite a way off.”

Photographing Stunt Biker Danny MacAskill in Front of a Solar Eclipse

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One of the many amazing photographs that emerged after the recent total solar eclipse was this epic shot of stunt biker Danny MacAskill soaring down a hill with the moon eclipsing the sun in the background. Many on the Internet immediately called the shot a “fake,” but it’s far from it.

It took photographer Rutger Pauw quite a bit of planning and a healthy dose of luck to capture the memorable photograph.
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An 8-Bit Instant Camera Made with a Gun, Game Boy, Camera, and Thermal Printer

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Moscow-based artist Dmitry Morozov has created a strange DIY camera unlike any we’ve seen before. It’s an 8-bit instant photo shooter created with an old Game Boy, a camera, a thermal printer, an Arduino board, and a gun.
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Hike-Lapse: Man Walks the 2,600 Miles from Mexico to Canada and Snaps a Selfie Every Mile

A photographer named Andy Davidhazy hiked the 2,600 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. It was both a physical endeavor and a photographic one: every mile he traveled, Davidhazy stopped and took a single selfie. The video above is the time-lapse that he created after his epic journey.
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external Court Rejects Daniel Morel’s $2.5 Million Claim for Legal Fees Against Getty, AFP —PDNOnline

A federal court has rejected photographer Daniel Morel’s motion to recover $2.5 million in legal fees and costs that he says he incurred during his four-year copyright battle with Getty Images and AFP. After a jury trial in 2013, Morel won a $1.2 million award for unauthorized distribution by the two agencies of his images of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. In addition to rejecting Morel’s reimbursement request, the court ruled that Morel owes $164,583 to [his attorney] Barbara Hoffman, the attorney who originally represented him in the case.

“Morel fought a fair fight and won. The fact that this was a close case on the merits, involving novel legal issues, persuades the Court that the purposes of the Copyright Act are not furthered by awarding fees and costs,” Judge Alison J. Nathan [wrote].

We first reported on this legal battle back in 2010 and then again in 2013.

 
Mar 26, 2015 · Permalink · Comment

Testing Out a Rosco Gel Kit for Creative and Colorful Photographic Lighting

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I received a Rosco Gel kit a week ago, and after a few tests I can say I really love using all the awesome colors for my photography.

The kit includes 20 individual 30x48cm square sheets for color corrections (e.g. CTO, CTB, ND) and a range of different colors, all of them contained in a protected and resealable packaging.
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