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Iceland from Above: Gorgeous Aerial Photos of Icelandic Landscapes by Lukas Gawenda

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Photographer Lukas Gawenda has been a landscape lover since he was 10 years old. And even though he’s photographed everything from US National Parks, to his home country of Germany, to the tiny worlds of macro photography, none of them quite match the majesty he captures when he takes to the skies over Iceland. Read more…

Google’s 360º Panorama App ‘Photo Sphere’ Now Available On iOS

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Google’s Photo Sphere has been one of the glowing capabilities of Android phones since its release just over a year ago, but the reign of exclusivity is now over for the Android faithful. As of earlier today, Google has officially brought its Photo Sphere capabilities to iOS though the Photo Sphere Camera app. Read more…

external Instagram Photos from Gaza Show the Shift from a Summer Lull to War —Washington Post

At the start of this summer, Instagram feeds of Gazans didn’t look too different from the rest of the world — photos of beaches, selfies and delicious food were filtered according to the appropriate hashtag. In July, everything changed.

 
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Project Uses 360º GoPro Setup to Let You Climb Up a 13,000-Foot Peak in the Alps from Your Couch

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Outdoor brand Mammut recently teamed up with avid climbers Dani Arnold and Stephan Siegrist to document and create an incredible interactive 360º climb up the side of Eiger: a 13,000-foot tall mountain in the Alps. Read more…

Looksee Combines Photo-Sharing and Tinder-Like Matching Into a Photo Friend-Making App

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An interesting new app called Looksee is adding a Tinder-like element to the world of mobile photography. Basically, when two users ‘like’ one another’s photos, their profiles become visible to each other, giving them the option to add the other as a personal connection and get more insight into their work or chat back-and-forth within the app. Read more…

external 5 reasons the Olympus E-M1 will NOT get 4K video! —EOSHD

Sometimes the rumor mill is just so outrageous. I am not talking about the site admins (don’t shoot the messenger) but rather some of the sources who feed absolutely made up information. You may have heard the rumors of the Olympus E-M1 getting a 4K video firmware update, but 4K video on the E-M1 is a technical impossibility and here’s why…

 
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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Meta Mugshot: 19-Year-Old Poses for Mugshot Wearing Shirt Featuring His Last Mugshot

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Nothing like a good T-Shirt to spruce up a mugshot right? Well, maybe not, but in the case of 19-year-old Robert Burt of Pittsfield, Maine the shirt definitely did add something to what would otherwise be your standard booking shot.

That’s because the T-Shirt, you’ll notice if you look closely, features Burt’s previous mugshot from the selfsame Somerset County Jail. Read more…

Nikon Issues Service Advisory for D810: Long Exposures May Result in ‘Bright Spots’

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Nikon just can’t catch a break on the advisories and service issues. Just weeks after it was revealed that they were settling class action lawsuits over the D600 sensor spot issue by handing out free D610s, a fresh service advisory (USA, EU and Japan) has been issued, this time for the recently-released D810. Read more…

external “I Didn’t Expect It to Feel Like War”: Covering Ferguson —News Shooter

The images of heavily militarized police in Ferguson confronting protests over the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by an officer have shocked the world. Even the United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has stepped in, urging law enforcement to respect international standards in dealing with demonstrations.
Journalists at the scene in Missouri have faced a double challenge. The first has been dealing with police hostility – including the arrest of veteran Getty photographer Scott Olsen on Monday.

The second has been covering the underlying story: not just filming the SWAT teams, tear gas grenades and angry exchanges, but capturing the emotions and experiences of residents.

 
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This is What Happens When You Challenge a Photographer to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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If you’ve been on any form of social media recently, you’ve no doubt heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Chances are actually pretty good that you’ve been challenged to do it yourself, and while most people document their challenge in video form, photographer Adrian Murray decided to document his by capturing a burst of 10 photographs that show every cringe-worthy, ‘refreshing’ moment. Read more…