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external How One Photographer Took Incredible Close-Ups Of Space Shuttle Launches —Gizmodo

Photographer Dan Winters’ life-long fascination with shuttles led to some wild launch shots of the Discovery, Endeavor, and Atlantis; now published in his book Last Launch: Discovery, Endeavor, Atlantis. He shares an excerpt detailing the process here.

 
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This Bizarre Jacket is Covered with Cameras to Repel and Photograph Attackers

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The “Aposematic Jacket” is not your average piece of men’s apparel. For one thing, it’s covered with camera lenses, front and back. The garment is designed to protect you on the streets by repelling would-be attackers and helping you photograph them if they get too close for comfort.
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Red Giant Software Unveils Offload: A Dead-Simple Application for Transferring and Backing Up Footage

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Red Giant Software has unveiled their latest piece of programming built for videographers of all kinds. It’s called Offload, and it offers a dead simple way to securely and simultaneously transfer and backup your footage from your camera to your computer.

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Photographer Pays Homage to Childhood by Inserting Star Wars Into Real World Snapshots

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If you were like many kids, you probably spent much of your childhood in a hybrid world where reality and imagination fused into an indistinguishable whole. Magical creatures walked the streets, everyday-objects transformed into priceless relics and your favorite movie characters walked down the street opposite you.

For photographer Thomas Dagg, this meant one thing and one thing only: Star Wars. And so for his recent series by the same name, he recreated this imaginary world by creatively inserting Star Wars characters and objects into the real world around him. Read more…

external Photo Blogs Are Proliferating: How Photographers Can Make the Most of Them —PDN

PDN recently did some investigation into the state of photo blogs that feature photographers. Some of the big news companies pay quite handsomely, while other big sites offer career-boosting exposure instead of money.

The New York Times Lens blog, one of the most prestigious photo blogs, was among the first to publish slideshows of projects, and interview and write about photographers. It pays $350 per slideshow. Other sites with cache among photographers include The New Yorker Photo Booth (which pays $250), CNN Photos ($600), and TIME Lightbox ($750).

 
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PhotographyBB Magazine Reopens Its Archives, Lets You Download All 54 Editions for Free

Update: It looks like the original download links are now defunct. They appear to be redirecting visitors to a deal a day website. Apologies.


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After officially ending its run last year, the PDF photography magazine PhotographyBB has reopened its archives by popular demand. Created and edited by Dave Seeram, PhotographyBB published over 50 editions over the course of its four-year existence, and now you can download every single one of them for free. Read more…

Canon Reveals ‘World’s Longest’ 4K Cine Lens: A 50-1000mm Monster that Costs $78K

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If you’ve been craving the ability to go from 50mm to 1000mm all in one lens, Canon has just what you’re looking for. Announced earlier today, the CINE-SERVO 50–1000mm T5.0–8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom lens is being labeled ‘world’s longest 4K ultra-telephoto zoom lens for large-format single-sensor cameras,” and it comes with a price tag that’s as impressive as its zoom range.

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external Nat Geo Photographer Bob Krist Explains Why He Moved To Sony —Sony Alpha Rumors

I didn’t start out looking to jump ship from my favorite line of DSLRs to Sony mirrorless, cameras. It just kind of happened out of necessity.

 
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Apple iOS 8.1 to Bring Back Camera Roll and Add iCloud Photo Library, Debuts Monday

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In case you didn’t know, there’s an Apple event going on right now, and although hardware (new iPads and such) is the focus, it began with some iOS 8.1 news that’s relevant to iPhone photographers. Read more…

Magnum Teams Up with Downton Abbey Creators to Make a TV Drama About Magnum’s Beginnings

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Renowned photography cooperative Magnum Photos has announced that they are currently working with Carnival Films — the same group that created the hit show Downton Abbey — on a television drama series that depicts the lives and work of the photographers who started the cooperative back in 1947. Read more…