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Photographer Christoph Bangert’s book War Porn is not one to be left out on the coffee table for pleasant perusing. In fact some of the images are so horrifying that the pages are still sealed together to let the viewer prepare himself for the image. It’s not just the blood and gore he’s trying to communicate, but the anger, weakness and emotion of modern warfare that often escapes our attention.

 
Oct 29, 2014 · ↬ Via · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Fuji X20 Survives 3 Months of Rain, Snow, and Bears in the Wild… Still Works

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This poor camera has seen some things. For three months, photographer KB‘s Fuji X20 languished in the Colorado wilderness while rain, hail, snow, and animals took turns saying ungentle hellos. And yet, when KB brought it home and charged it up, the X20 started right up! Read more…

Filmmaker Takes $235K in Phantom Cameras for a Swim to Capture Gorgeous Slow Mo Surfing Footage

If you’ve ever used an underwater housing, you know what it feels like to dunk your several thousand dollar DSLR underwater for the very first time. You know it’s safe, you double checked everything, you probably already tested the seals, but the moment of truth still frays your nerves.

Imagine, then, how filmmaker Chris Bryan felt when he put his $50K Phantom Flex, $45K Phantom Miro M-320S, and $140K Phantom 4K Flex inside his own custom-built underwater housings and took them out into the waves for the first time? Read more…

1,000+ Crowdsourced Instagram Photos Turned Into Timelapse Showing One Day in London

Here’s a neat video that combines the concept of the hyperlapse tour of a city with crowdsourced photography. Put together by filmmaker Lorenzo Antico, London in a day – INSTAGRAM was created by compiling a time-lapse of sorts using public Instagram photos taken by people in London.

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U.S. military drone strikes, so common overseas, are virtually unheard of back on the mainland. The idea catapulted photographer Tomas van Houtryve on a mission to bring the drone war home. Strapping a camera onto his own drone, he sought to take the idea of foreign drone strikes and instead target similar domestic situations.

 
Oct 28, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

This is What Little Puppies Look Like When They’re Shaking Off Water

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There’s a rule of thumb when it comes to viral dog photography: what’s cute with dogs is going to be twice as cute when you shrink your subjects down to puppies.

Photographer Seth Casteel did it with Underwater Dogs and the sequel Underwater Puppies, and we are very happy to inform you that animal photographer Carli Davidson recently decided to take her viral SHAKE photos of dogs and create the photo series and book SHAKE Puppies. Read more…

How I Built a Huge Gigapixel Panoramic Robot

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Today I want to share how I created a few huge, Gigapixel photos, using a DIY panoramic head. Actually, it is not a panoramic head, because it not only goes right and left, but also up and down. Read more…

external Without Curation, There Is No Photography —Thoughts of A Bohemian

Who is a curator? what is a curator ? Why do we need them anyways. The hidden paradox of photography is while it vastly assumed it’s the work of a lonely individual, it is not. In fact, it’s team work.

 
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Microsoft Now Offering Unlimited OneDrive Cloud Storage to Office 365 Customers

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Microsoft has an announcement that will undoubtedly shake up the file storage industry: the company is offering unlimited cloud storage on OneDrive to anyone who subscribes to their Office 365 service.
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Portraits of Wounded Soldiers from the Civil War

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With a death toll estimated somewhere between 600k and 750k, the American Civil War was without a doubt the bloodiest conflict in U.S. history. But even the soldiers who made it out alive didn’t always do so without sustaining serious injuries.

On its Flickr page, the US National Library of Medicine has shared a handful of portraits that depict the war-torn bodies of soldiers who fought through the war. Read more…