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German Flash and Lighting Accessory Manufacturer Metz Files for Insolvency

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German electronics manufacturer Metz has officially filed for insolvency. Known by photographers mostly for its lineup of speedlights and other lighting gear, the primarily television manufacturer says production and support will continue, at least for the time being. Read more…

external BBC Wildlife Camera-Trap Competition Winners – In Pictures —The Guardian

The annual BBC Wildlife Camera-Trap Photo of the Year competition is about highlighting the dangerous plight of endangered species and doing what it takes to help the preservation effort. Here are the winning images from this year’s contest.

 
Nov 20, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

Photobomb: A Game About Solving a Crime Through Social Media Photos

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After the Boston Marathon Bombings in April 2014, both law enforcement and the public turned to photos from bystanders and security cameras to find clues about the perpetrators.

Inspired by this concept of using social media photos to solve crime, game programmer Matt Rix decided to create a game called “Photobomb.”
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Incredibly Detailed Diagram Shows an Exploded View of Nikon’s Iconic F3 Camera

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Bellamy Hunt of Japan Camera Hunter recently shared an awesome camera poster with the world that definitely bears sharing with as many photography lovers as possible.

The poster shows an exploded diagram of every single component that went into making Nikon’s iconic F3P 35mm camera. Said to be a reference diagram that a repair shop would use while working on the old camera, the full diagram is mesmerizingly vast and shows where every screw, dial and knob is placed.

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A Winter Not-So-Wonderland: Buffalo Man Unleashes His Drone Into a Massive Snow Storm

Jim Grimaldi lives in West Seneca, NY, a suburb of Buffalo that was hit hard by the massive snowstorm that has left many people trapped inside their homes surrounded by 5+ feet of snow. And while a blizzard might not seem like the ideal time to take your DJI Phantom drone out for a spin, that’s exactly what Grimaldi chose to do.

In the process he captured the 4K video above, which gives you an idea of the conditions in Buffalo from inside the storm on Tuesday, when snow was falling at about 4-inches per hour according to the Washington Post.

(via Laughing Squid)

external Jesse Frohman Speaks On His New Book “KURT COBAIN: The Last Session” —Life + Times

It wasn’t like he was prepped like most celebrities are today for their shoot with their hair and make-up teams and all of that, so the shoot was nice and raw like how a real intimate portrait ought to be.

 
Nov 20, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

Engineering Photography Beautifully Reveals the Intersection of Science and Art

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From images of graphene flowers and foam to a portrait of a self-taught engineer fixing one of his elephant pumps that is providing clean water for a village in Malawi, the winning images and other impressive entrants in the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering’s photography competition beautifully illustrate how art, science, and humanity mesh. Read more…

Fuji Unveils Two X-Series Macro Extension Tubes and a Serious Firmware Upgrade for the X-T1

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Sony might be stealing the show with the announcement of the a7II today, but one other camera company released some gear today too. They’re a little Japanese outfit you might have heard of called Fujifilm, and today they unveiled two new X-Series macro extension tubes and the release date for the huge X-T1 firmware 3.0 update. Read more…

external Unlock Hidden Camera Settings On Your Motorola Device —Lifehacker

XDA developer GodofPsychos released an APK that unlocks advanced settings, giving you way more control of your Motorola stock camera. You can download the app here.

 
Nov 20, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

Lammily Doll With Realistic Measurements Gets a Photoshop Makeover in Powerful Video

The folks at Lammily are sending a powerful message with their latest advertisement. In the sped up, minute-long video above, they transform their signature realistic doll into a taller, slimmer version that looks a lot more like the Barbies of old… before wiping it all away with a few strokes and a hard-hitting tagline. Read more…