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“I wasn’t just photographing horror for horror’s sake,” he said. “I was trying to show the situation people were dealing with day to day.”

 
Oct 21, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Photographer’s 100-Year-Old Notebook Discovered in Antarctica After Snow Melts

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A photographer’s notebook from over a century ago has been discovered in Antarctica. It belonged to British explorer and photographer George Murray Levick, who was part of Robert Falcon Scott’s last expedition to the continent from 1910 to 1913.
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Pronto: An Insanely Fast-Charging Battery Pack That Can Juice Up Your Gear On-The-Go

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No matter how much you prepare for every shoot or vacation you embark upon, it’s inevitable that you will one day find yourself holding a dead camera. It happens to the best of us.

And while there are a number of backup chargers out there than can get the job done, none seem to quite stack up to Pronto: a backup that its creators claim can charge itself up to twelve times faster than conventional power banks. Read more…

Old Faithful: Studio Portraits of Really Old Dogs

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Toronto-based photographer Pete Thorne has been shooting a series of studio portraits of dogs. Not just any dogs, though: Thorne is only accepting subjects that are “really, really old.” The project is titled “Old Faithful,” and now includes over 50 dogs.
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A Partial Solar Eclipse this Thursday Will Turn the Sunset Into Pac-Man for the US

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Less than a month after the total lunar eclipse and blood moon made for some spectacular shooting opportunities all across the US and Asia, the cosmos is treating us to another eclipse. This one, the final eclipse of 2014, will be a partial solar eclipse that will be enjoyed by pretty much everybody in the United States. Read more…

external 12 Exhibitions, 2 Museums And 1 Gallery Change Photography Forever —TIME | LightBox

“The special, crucial thing that affects photography is its special relationship with reality, and for this reason, I think there is a deep, narrative heart to photography. It has its own language, and photo exhibitions are ways of telling stories about reality,” Mauro says.

 
Oct 21, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Halloween Tutorial: How to Carve a Realistic Looking Jack O’ Lantern in Photoshop

Love carving Jack O’ Lanterns? Hate the mess? No problem. We are photographers after all, which means we don’t need to actually go out and DO things like this… we can just ‘fix it in post.’ Jokes aside, this short and simple tutorial will show you how to carve a simple Jack O’ Lantern entirely inside of Photoshop.

No seeds, no sharp objects, no mess, just a bit of digital trickery. Read more…

Tip: Get Super Stable Video by Using Instagram’s Hyperlapse App at Normal Speed

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Do you want steadicam-smooth video out of your smartphone, without the additional bulk or expense? Well, if you have an iOS device and Instagram’s Hyperlapse app, you can pretty much do just that. Read more…

external Dropbox Lightroom Catalog Sync – How To Set It Up —DIY Photography

Here’s a quick walk-through on how to set up your Lightroom catalog to automatically sync across multiple workstations.

 
Oct 21, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

This Free App Uses Your Smartphone’s Camera to Do Your Math Homework for You

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Your smartphone’s camera might fall short of the typical DSLR in just about every respect, but there is one thing it now do that not even your ultra-portable mirrorless camera can handle: your math homework.

No, we’re not talking about shutting down the camera and opening your calculator app, what we’re talking about is PhotoMath, a new app from MicroBLINK that uses your smartphone camera to solve equations for you. Read more…