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Pictures Recovered From Damaged Cameras Reveal Moments Before Volcano’s Eruption

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On September 27th, 2014, Mount Ontake in Japan erupted and began spewing ash. A popular destination for tourists and beginning hikers, several hundred people were reportedly on the volcano at the time. At least 56 of them didn’t make it off.

Now, in the aftermath of the disaster, damaged cameras and phones are yielding photos that offer a glimpse into what things were like on the slopes just moments before the rumbling began.
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Braces Time-Lapse: Watch 18 Months of Teeth Straightening in 30 Seconds

Time-lapses have the ability to turn some pretty mundane things into really interesting videos. Case in point, ‘watching teeth straighten’ sounds like a joke excuse you’d give for why you don’t want to help that one friend move… again. But this 30 second time-lapse shows just that, and it’s downright fascinating.

Breaking open the wonder of how these metal wires work, this time-lapse video — posted to YouTube by Ernest McCallum half a decade ago — shows how a teenager’s extremely crooked teeth are corrected over eighteen months of gum-rending pain.

(via Laughing Squid)

external Follow The Everyday Lives Of Artists In Kabul —TIME | LightBox

The Little Book of KabulSubmersed within a community of artists in Kabul, photographer Lorenzo Tugnoli and writer Francesca Recchia wanted to portray a real image of the people in their element that contrasted with the outside world’s idea of a battle-ravaged Afghan capitol.

 
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Video: Photojournalists Hit by Rubber Bullets Fired by Israeli Border Police

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During protests this past Sunday in the Israeli town of Silwad, two photojournalists, including one working for The Associated Press, were struck with rubber bullets. They were reportedly fired by an Israeli border officer who stepped out of an armored jeep, aimed at the press, and fired shots. Read more…

The First Hasselblad in Space is Up for Auction, and It Comes with the First ZEISS Lens in Space

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Space camera collectors and space camera admirers grab your bibs and prepare for some serious drooling. Seven months after that Hasselblad that may or may not have gone to the moon and back snagged a whopping $90K at a WestLicht auction, another intriguing but this time very official Hassy is on the auction block again.

The camera and attached ZEISS lens are the very first Hasselblad and ZEISS in space, and RR Auction in Boston has gone to great lengths to prove that these items are legitimate. Read more…

external U.S. Inquiry Sought In Police Treatment Of Press At Ferguson Protests —NYTimes

While agreeing that the blurring line between credentialed journalists and the public poses challenges for the police as they respond to protests, Suzanne Nossel, executive director of the PEN American Center, said that many of those distinctions were beside the point.

“The rights most important to the press are the rights everyone holds — to ask questions, to communicate, to be in a public place if they are acting peacefully,” she said in an interview.

 
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Clever $15 DIY Gear Hack Straps All Your Stray Light Stands Together for Easy Carrying

When it comes to carrying light stands, it’s usually best to use a dedicated case so they don’t get damaged and carrying them is less of a hassle. But there are times when a case isn’t a viable option. This usually leaves you struggling to carry them all at once or making multiple trips to the car just to get your light stands.

Thankfully, Dave Bode from Tuts Plus has come up with a cheap and clever gear-hack that makes carrying several mismatched light stands a lot less awkward.

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Ricoh’s New Theta M15 Lets You Capture 360° Photos and Videos with a Single Touch

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Earlier today, Ricoh announced the Theta M15: the second iteration of its dual-lens 360º camera that first arrived last March. And while this update doesn’t add much to version 2.0 of Ricoh’s Theta lineup, the new camera does bring a few key features to the table. Read more…

external Repping Instagram Photographers – Tinker Street Mobile —A Photo Editor

imageedit_40_8646601561T. Brittain Stone asks Tinker Street Mobile artist rep Jesse Miller how the burgeoning company is able to gather and manage many of Instagram’s most followed talent. It seems the culture of the company is just as pleasant and laid-back as the product-placed images they produce.

 
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8 Legal Cases Every Photographer Should Know

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Understanding your legal rights as a photographer can often be confusing and overwhelming. From copyright infringement to fair use to DMCA, there are a number of legal concepts that every photographer should be familiar with. Here are eight important legal cases that are illustrative of these concepts and the importance of registering your copyright. Read more…