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Two Screenshots that Prove Marissa Mayer is Fulfilling Her Promise to Make Flickr Awesome Again

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Over the weekend, photographer and big Flickr advocate Thomas Hawk posted two revealing screenshots on his blog. The first was taken a couple of months pre-Marissa Mayer and shows the Flickr staff page in April of 2012. The second was shows that same page yesterday. Read more…

Guy Proposes to Five Princesses at Disney World for a Set of Fun, Memorable Photos

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Sick of the standard Disney World pics? Blaine Gibson of Austin-based production studio Rooster Teeth sure was… so he did something about it. During his recent trip to the park, he surprised no less than 5 of the Disney Princesses (and one surprise) there by dropping down on one knee and proffering a fake engagement ring from WalMart while one of his friends capture their reaction. Read more…

external Neil Leifer: The Boxing Photos —Sports Illustrated

In this corner of the ring — in fact, in every corner of the ring — stands Neil Leifer. The undisputed champ of boxing photography, Leifer has delivered some of the sport’s most iconic and memorable images in Sports Illustrated’s 60-year history, none more so than Ali posed over Liston. Like a skilled practitioner in the ring, Leifer brings a variety of skills to bear, adjusting his plan on the fly. Some of his handiwork is predicated on power and force. Other times, he relies on instinct and imagination and subtle nuance, finding openings that only he sees.

 
Aug 18, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

About a Photograph: USA Today Photographer Remembers His Experience Shooting Robin Williams

In their most recent episode of the video series “About a Photograph,” the folks over at Think Tank Photo decided to pay tribute to the late, great Robin Williams in their own way, speaking with a photographer who was fortunate enough to capture the comic genius on film. Read more…

Sony Officially Debuts the a5100, Packs the a6000′s Powerful Guts Inside a Cheaper Body

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It’s official, it’s powerful, it’s lightning quick and it’s exactly what we expected… it’s Sony’s a5100. Leaked yesterday alongside a full (and fully accurate) list of specs, the a5100 got the official announcement treatment from Sony late last night, confirming that the company pretty much decided to pack an a6000 into a cheaper body. Read more…

external Jim Richardson on Standing in Front of Interesting Stuff —National Geographic

Jim Richardson first fell in love with photography on his parent’s wheat and dairy farm in Kansas. Since then, his painterly landscape and portrait photography has taken him worldwide, from the lush green hills of Scotland to the dry desert landscapes of Syria.

 
Aug 18, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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‘Soldiers’ Inventories’ Photo Series Details 1,000 Years of Gear Worn in War

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Thom Atkinson, a U.K. photographer, spent nine months working on an incredibly detailed and interesting project, titled Soldiers’ Inventories. It consists of 13 photographs, each depicting the weapons, clothing, armor, and personal items that British soldiers have worn in battle over time. Read more…

Atlantic City Pro-Casino Group Takes Heat After Full-Page Ad Photoshop Fail

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The Atlantic City Alliance, a non-profit group supported by casinos that attempts to get you to spend more at casinos, is in some hot water after they purchased and published a full-page ad that appeared in the Star-Ledger, WSJ and Philadelphia Inquirer.

Normally, it wouldn’t be a problem. But after some readers took a closer look, the issue was brought to life when it was noticed that the image in the ad was a rather blatant Photoshopping attempt.

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external 15 Hard Core Lighting Setups to Have You Light Like a Ninja —DIY Photography

If you are struggling with your lighting sometimes it is a good idea to drop your camera for a while (ok, not drop, gently put aside) and get some inspiration from photographers who excel at lighting. Japan based photographer Ilko Allexandroff has a strong lighting style and he was kind enough to share 15 of his lighting setups with us.

 
Aug 17, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Photographer Makes Hip Hop Star Literally Hip Hop Around to Create Impressive Hyperlapse Music Video

Time-lapse and hyper-lapse photographer Patrick Cheung finished up his latest project a month ago after deciding to challenge himself to produce something even better than his earlier video, Motorized City. Read more…