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Portraits of American Same-Sex Couples from the 1980s at Home with Themselves

Bill and Ric, with Ric's daughter Kate, San Francisco, 1987.

Bill and Ric, with Ric’s daughter Kate, San Francisco, 1987.

At the height of AIDS hysteria in the 1980s, when some people still wondered if the disease could be passed to others through day-to-day contact, photographer Sage Sohier was going into same-sex couples’ homes and photographing them for a series and photo book that came to be known as At Home With Themselves: Same-Sex Couples in 1980s America.

The project captured an intimate portrait of the gay community that was at odds with the headlines of the day, and made all the more poignant by the backdrop of the AIDS epidemic against which it was created. Read more…

external Have You Started Shooting Yet? A Longterm Project is Finally Complete —Nat Geo | PROOF

At eight years from original proposal to final publication in the November issue, the project should hold the all-time record for the longest time on the schedule at the magazine.

Now don’t blame me entirely, some things came up. I’ve been pulled away for at least six other stories deemed by the editors to be more important. Still, in an attempt to understand why it took so long, I retraced the last eight years in emails from Senior Photo Editor Elizabeth Krist. What follows is a very one-sided account, edited for brevity and to make me look good.

 
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DIY: How to Create an Entire Darkroom In a 3.5×7-Foot Closet

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Do you love the smell of fixer on your fingertips and the ominous red glow of the safety light, but don’t have enough space to build your very own darkroom at home? Well, you might want to reevaluate your definition of “enough.”

Instructables user wackybit recently managed to pack an entire darkroom into a decent-sized closet. And rather than keeping it a secret, he was kind enough to share his entire setup with the rest of us poor darkroom-less mortals.

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BTS: Using Simple IKEA Lighting and Clever Editing to Bring a Short Horror Film to Life

In the above video by filmmaker David Sandberg, we see once again how, as with many things in the creative world, simple is quite often better. The behind-the-scenes video shows how he used nothing more than an IKEA lamp, some existing lights in his house, a coffer, and a bit of clever editing to put together a quality short horror film.

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external Living With Neil The Lion —Mashable

imageedit_3_4648529056Taken in 1971, LIFE photographer Michael Rougier’s incredibly bizarre images capture actress and animal rights activist Tippi Hedren, her daughter actress Melanie Griffith, and her husband Noel Marshall in everyday living with Neil the lion.

 
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The Kúla Bebe Lets You Capture 3D Photos and Video with Almost Any Smartphone

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Just over a year ago we showed you the Kúla Deeper, a DSLR add-on that effectively turns any DSLR into a 3D camera. Now the Kúla team is back, and they wanna do the same thing to your smartphone.

Introducing the Kúla Bebe, an almost identical add-on designed with smartphones in mind.

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The Singh Project: Portraits that Show the Diversity of Sikh Men

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Traditional Sikh men are immediately identifiable by their characteristic beards and turbans, but that doesn’t mean that each Sikh man is the same. With over 30 million Sikhs in the world, there is an incredible amount of diversity within the community, and the Singh portrait project by London-based photographers Amit and Naroop is all about highlighting the diversity of these men who all share a common faith. Read more…

external If You Printed Off All The Instagram Photos Uploaded In A Year… —Photoworld

Photoworld’s creative interactive webpage shows just how out-of-this-world it would be if every uploaded Instagram picture were printed in a year.

 
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Video of the Aurora Borealis in Real Time Shot on the Sony A7s at ISO 25600 with No Noise Reduction

Most Aurora Borealis videos are time-lapses, because cranking the ISO high enough for bright real-time video would normally result in a noisy mess. That, however, was before cameras like the Sony A7s came along. Read more…

Flickr Responds to XKCD Challenge with Site that Tells You if Your Picture Has a Park or Bird in It

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It might not be the most useful website ever designed, but Flickr’s new Park or Bird microsite serves a purpose: namely, it’s the Flickr Vision team’s response to a challenge by the popular webcomic XKCD. Read more…