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Tip: Easily Remove Geotag Data Using Mac’s Preview and Windows’ Properties

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If you’re not comfortable with the idea of uploading photos to the Web with geotag data baked into the file, there are some easy ways you can scrub the data to protect your privacy. Both Mac and Windows computers offer simple solutions for quickly removing sensitive location info from your photo files.
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‘Lightspeed': A Stop Motion Journey Around California Made with 1,000+ Light Painted Photos

Light painting photographer Darren Pearson spent the past year working on the stop motion animation above, titled “Lightspeed.” Each of the 1,000 frames in it is a separate light-painted photograph that was captured in various locations across California.
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Deal Alert: Amazon Prime on Sale for $77, Today Only

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There’s a sweet (and rare) deal going on today that many photographers may find beneficial: Amazon is discounting its Amazon Prime membership for one day only. It costs just $72 today through a special promotion, compared to the ordinary price tag of $99.
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JPEG Voodoo: Or, Does JPEG File Size Matter?

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Would you say the above photograph has any compression artifacts? Compressed too much, not enough, or just right? What exactly is “just right” anyway. This post will explore the concept of compression, why and how do we do it, and how aggressive we should be in either reducing the file size or increasing the image quality.
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Filipino Domestic Worker Earns Prestigious Magnum Fellowship for Her Photography

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For the past 10 years, 27-year-old Xyza Cruz Bacani has been working as a domestic worker for a wealthy Chinese family in Hong Kong. On her days off, she brings her camera onto her city’s sidewalks and captures impressive street photos.

Yesterday, Bacani’s life took a dramatic turn: she was announced as a recipient of the 2015 Human Rights Fellowship by the Magnum Foundation, a prestigious scholarship that will give her the opportunity to study in an intensive, six-week-long program at New York University in NYC.
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Underwater Photographer Finds Himself Engulfed by a Sperm Whale ‘Poopsplosion’

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Underwater photographer Keri Wilk was swimming with sperm whales off the coast of Dominica in March 2014 when found he found himself capturing something rather unexpected: a massive whale “defecation event.”
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Photographer Suing Nike for Ripping Off His Photo for Its Iconic Jordan ‘Jumpman’ Logo

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A photographer has filed a copyright lawsuit against Nike, accusing the global athletic brand of ripping off his photograph of Michael Jordan to create its iconic “Jumpman” logo for Air Jordan merchandise.
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Sports Illustrated Lays Off All Remaining Staff Photographers

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Sports Illustrated has laid off the last of its staff photographers. All six remaining photographers at the magazine were laid off yesterday due to economic circumstances and company restructuring.
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Mother Love: A Photographer’s Journey in the Reborn Subculture of Realistic Dolls

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While pursuing a self-portrait project about motherhood, photographer Jamie Diamond stumbled upon the world of reborn dolls. These are realistic dolls that are made to look like actual babies as much as possible.

An entire subculture exists around this idea: the process of creating these dolls is called “reborning,” and the artists who create them are called “reborners.”
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Shooting the Movie Poster for Step Up All In

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When Summit Entertainment tapped me to shoot the Movie Poster for Step Up All In I was super excited. Combining professional dancers who can pull off moves I didn’t think humanly possible, a water tank, and good creative direction from the agency had this shoot set up to be the perfect storm of photo awesomeness. Add a lot of gear, fast sync speeds and this photo tech head was in heaven.
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