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Iconic Magnum Photographer René Burri Passed Away Today at Age 81

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The world of photography has lost an icon. Press agency Phaidon is reporting that, after a long battle with cancer, Magnum photographer René Burri passed away earlier today at the age of 81. Read more…

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Over the last 3 years, I’ve collected stories of families where justice was not served after the murder of a loved one. This project is a deep investigation into the emotional, physical and spiritual landscape that transpires from unresolved trauma. The photographic representation is a series of family portraits of people seeking justice, which are paired with an image from the murder scene captured around the time of day the crime was committed.

 
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This Free App Turns Your Android Phone into a Universal IR DSLR Remote

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If you’ve been considering buying an IR remote for your DSLR and you own an Android phone, you might want to hold off and try this free app first. Called ShutterBOT, it turns many of the most popular IR-equipped Android phones into DSLR IR remotes that will work with most of the DSLRs out there. Read more…

Couple Imagines Everything that Could Go Wrong while Babysitting in Fun Photoshop Series

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When Swiss designer couple Erica and Hannes were asked by their friends to babysit 6-month-old Alex for a full day and night, they were given an ‘extensive briefing’ about how they should handle things should anything go wrong.

Little did Alex’s parents know just how dangerous this 24 hours would turn out to be! Fortunately, Erica and Hannes sent them hourly updates to show them. Read more…

external A Picture is Worth One Thousand Pounds: The Story of Food Waste —Nat Geo | PROOF

Two vegetarians haul a 47-pound pig, purchased at a deli in New York City’s Chinatown, across a living room in New Jersey. One of those vegetarians is me: I’ve got the the tail end. The other vegetarian is Senior Photo Editor Susan Welchman. She’s got the snout. We swing the pig into place. In adjusting its legs and propping up its head for the camera, we notice how deflated its body looks. This is, of course, because it has been gutted. We grab some plastic bags and stuff them into its body cavity to give it just enough “umph” for the shot.

 
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Canon Patents 10-22mm Lens with Liquid Lens Element Inside

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In what is, to our knowledge, Canon’s third patent of the type, the Japanese camera giant has drawn up yet another lens that features a liquid lens element in between all the glass. Read more…

Watch Limited Edition Fine Art Prints Sawed to Pieces After an Exhibition

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If you love fine art photography, or are a big fan of Alexia Sinclair‘s work, this is definitely not a video for you. After exhibition her wonderful “A Frozen Tale” series, the Skoklosters slott museum did what every museum has to do after exhibition limited edition prints: they hacked them to pieces.

The difference here is that Skoklosters slott attached a camera onto the saw so you could see the horror for yourself. Read more…

The ‘Study of Pose': An Encyclopedia of 1,000 Different Poses by Supermodel Coco Rocha

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The Study of Pose is an upcoming book by photographer Steven Sebring and supermodel Coco Rocha, who’s well known for her ability to “freestyle” various poses in rapid succession (some people call her the “Queen of Pose”). The book is packed with 1,000 different black-and-white poses by Rocha displayed on over 2,000 pages and serves as something of an encyclopedia of poses.
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Nicholas Nixon and the Brown Sisters: Four Siblings Photographed Every Year for Forty Years

The Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco recently shared this interview with photographer Nicholas Nixon about his well known project The Brown Sisters.

Since 1975, Nixon has been shooting a portrait of four sisters once a year, every year. This year saw the creation of the fortieth portrait in the series.
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Canon Patent Suggests Feature That Would Choose Between JPEG and RAW For You

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In the future, “Auto” may be an option for choosing between JPEG and RAW on Canon DSLRs. A recently published patent reveals that the company has tinkered with the idea of a feature that could automatically choose which photos to save in RAW and which ones to save as JPEG only.
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