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Photographer Shaves Off Half His Beard for a Series of Surreal Self-Portraits

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After spending four months growing out an impressive beard, photographer Adriano Alarcon decided to use his facial hair — well, half of it, anyway — for a series of surreal portraits. He shaved off just one side of the beard and filled in the gap with all kinds of strange things.
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Photog! Transforms Your Offline Pictures Folder Into a Photo Website

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If you’d like to quickly create a custom photography website and are familiar with installing software through a command line interface, there’s a new free and open source program you can check out. It’s called Photog!, and is a simple photography website generator that can turn your pictures directory into a simple yet elegant photo website.
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Every Frame a Photo: Black and White Moments on New York City Streets

What would a black and white street photographer capture if given a cinema camera instead of a still camera? Perhaps something like this.

“Moments” is a short cinematography film that offers a hauntingly beautiful portrait of New York City in carefully framed slow motion shots. Each scene looks like a street photo unfolding before the eyes of a photographer.
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The Closest Color Photo of Pluto Ever Shot

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After a nine year journey towards the outer edge of our solar system, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has beamed back its first color photo of Pluto and its largest moon Charon. The photo above, captured “just” 71 million miles away from the dwarf planet, is the closest color photo ever made of Pluto.
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How an Unknown Photographer Named Carleton E. Watkins Helped Save Yosemite

Did you know that a single unknown photographer helped change the course of history for Yosemite with his photos back in 1861? The video above tells the story of Carleton Watkins, a man whose photos of Yosemite made their way to President Abraham Lincoln and helped influence the decision to turn the area into a National Park.
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Apple Acquires LinX, A Camera Maker That Promises DSLR Performance in Phones

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Apple has acquired LinX, an Israeli camera module company that is trying to revolutionize the mobile photography industry with state-of-the-art cameras that are extremely small yet powerful enough to lead “the way to DSLR performance in slim handsets.”
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Meet London’s First Bitcoin-Only Photographer

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Abigail Scarlett is a London-based photographer who believes that Bitcoin is the future. Her belief is so strong, in fact, that she’s willing to put her digital currency where her mouth is. For the next half year, Scarlett will only be accepting photo work that is paid in Bitcoin.
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Nikon Warns of More Fake DSLRs: D610 and D4S Now on Watch List

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At the end of 2014, Nikon issued a notice saying that fake D800E DSLRs have been discovered during service center repairs. Technicians found that the cameras were actually ordinary D800 DSLRs (a few hundred dollars cheaper) that had their covers replaced with D800E shells.

Nikon issued an update today saying that other models are being faked as well, namely the D610 and D4S.
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These Food Photos Show Junk Food Arranged to Look Like Fine Dining

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One of the hottest food photographers on Instagram in the past couple of months is an anonymous user who goes by the name Chef Jacques LaMerde. It’s not the quality of the photos that’s attracting attention, but rather the subject matter. Each of the shots shows cheap junk food arranged to look like the artistic plates found at high-end restaurants.
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The Original Lytro Light Field Camera is Only $60 for Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day

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Back in 2011, Lytro announced the world’s first light field camera for shooting photos that can be refocused after they’re captured.

If you’ve been dying to own a piece of the new technology but have been put off by the $400 price tag, here’s some great news: the original Lytro camera is Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day. It costs just $60 with free shipping.
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