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Following the death of a friend and colleague in a mortar attack in Libya in April 2011, filmmaker and author Sebastian Junger founded a nonprofit, Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues, to help journalists working on the front.

 
Nov 21, 2014 · Via · Permalink · Comment

Remotely Control the Direction and Angle of Your Off-Camera Speedlights with the Panlight

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There are times when having an extra hand while on a shoot would be a huge help, especially when you’re dealing with multiple lights that are mounted high up in a stand. Thankfully, a clever contraption is in the works that will rid you of these troubles, making it easier than ever to adjust your speedlights’ positioning on-the-fly whether or not you have an assistant nearby.

It’s called the Panlight and it’s essentially a remote-controlled pan and tilt head designed to be used specifically with speedlights and third party triggering systems.

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Requiem of Ice: A Thought-Provoking, Visually Compelling Ode to a Disappearing Ice Cave

In a decade’s time, the Sandy Glacier Caves — thought to be the largest glacier cave system in the continental United States — might disappear entirely. It was this startling discovery that led filmmaker Ben Canales and his team at Uncage the Soul onto the steep slopes of Mount Hood to film a visually breathtaking short film called Requiem of Ice. Read more…

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Still in beta, but here’s a quick guide to help you set up and try out their new automatic back-up for all your iOS photos and videos in one place on iCloud.com.

 
Nov 21, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

Heirloom Lets You Quickly Digitize Boxes of Old Family Photos Using Just Your Smartphone

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If you’ve got storage containers-worth of old family photos sitting in an attic somewhere, a clever new app wants to help you turn those old, physical photos into digital files without having to get a desktop scanner involved.

The app is called Heirloom, and it’s a clever digitization system that allows you to digitize almost any image with a single snap of your smartphone’s camera.

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Rumor: Nikon to Release Its First 24mm f/1.8 in Early 2015

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Rumblings around the rumor mill lately indicate that Nikon rumors have some new glass to look forward to. Specifically, it seems the camera giant is working on its first 24mm f/1.8 lens. Read more…

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Anna Alexander, senior photo editor at Wired, wanted to execute an image-based project that would capture the theme of the magazine’s most recent issue guest-edited by Interstellar director Christopher Nolan. The idea was simple: capture a single photograph in every time zone at the exact moment of the fall equinox.

 
Nov 21, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

Mesmerizing Cinemagraphs Capture The Monotony of ‘Routine’

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How do you capture ‘routine’ on camera? That was the question that talented cinemagraph creator Julien Douvier (featured before here and here) was asking himself late last year. The answer, when it struck him, was simple: nothing is perhaps more routine than our early morning walk to work.

So he set about capturing that in the only way he knew how: photography with a touch of motion — or videography with a touch of stillness — in order words, cinemagraphs. Read more…

Video: Does Gear 6x the Price Get You a 6x Better Photo? (Spoiler: No)

Maybe the ‘it’s not the gear, it’s the photographer’ is the proverbial dead horse that’s occasionally given a beating, but it’s a message that we never tire of sharing with a gear-loving, often gear-obsessed, photography world.

To that end, the short tutorial video above by our friends at SLR Lounge puts some numbers to this idea. The question they’re asking: Does taking a picture with 6x more expensive gear, get you a 6x better photo? Read more…

A Mother’s Darkly Humorous Portraits of ‘Domestic Bliss’

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Inspired by a motherhood epiphany and the work of Cindy Sherman, photographer Susan Copich has spent the past four years creating a darkly comedic photo series called Domestic Bliss. In it, she turns the camera on herself and her family, portray a handful of family life scenes that she has meticulously crafted.

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