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Artist Jeff Frost Inches Past Recently Set World Record for Most Expensive Photograph Ever Sold

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Multimedia artist Jeff Frost sold his major masterwork, “Standing in the Circle” in photograph form to a collector for 6.5 million dollars and ten cents last week, exceeding by one single dime the previous world record of 6.5 million recently set by Peter Lik Photography.
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BPG is a New Image Format That Wants to Replace the JPEG with Equal Quality at Half the Size

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JPEG is a remarkably resilient file format. Despite having many upstart formats attempt to dethrone it over the years — including JPEG 2000 and Google’s WebP — the JPEG is still used by nearly 70% of websites and is holding strong in popularity.

Now there’s a new competitor in the ring. It’s called BPG (Better Portable Graphics), and it’s a format designed and advocated by notable French programmer Fabrice Bellard (creator of FFmpeg and QEMU).
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Photographer Sets New World Record by Capturing 9 Whales in One Underwater Photo

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Australian underwater photographer Darren Jew has set a new Guinness world record by capturing 9 whales in a single underwater shot.
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Test Your Perception of Color with this 1000 Piece Puzzle of the CMYK Color Gamut

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How good are your eyes at seeing colors? Over the years, we’ve shared a number of online color matching games that help you test this. 1000 Colours is an offline game for the same thing: it’s a jigsaw puzzle consisting of 1000 pieces that cover the CMYK color gamut.
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Woman Awarded $1.12M After Being Arrested While Taking Photos Outside a Military Base

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A New York woman has been awarded $1.12 million in damages after being arrested back in 2009 while taking photographs outside a military base.
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Stephen Colbert Transformed by Photo Shoot Into Characters from ‘The Hobbit’

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The Colbert Report is coming to an end on TV, and The Hobbit trilogy will soon come to an end in theaters. Knowing that Stephen Colbert is a huge fan of JRR Tolkien (author of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings), Entertainment Weekly invited Colbert to write a cover story about the movies and pose for a series of portraits as characters from the trilogy. He agreed.
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Depict is a Giant and Gorgeous 4K Digital Frame That Does Photos Justice

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Digital picture frames often steal attention away from the photos they display — the quality and resolution on most displays don’t always do photos justice and end up detracting from the viewing experience. Depict is a new frame that wants to revolutionize the experience of displaying and viewing art digitally.

It’s a giant and beautifully made frame that can display high resolution photographs in 4K.
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A Crazy (and Dangerous) Photo Shoot with Models in a Bull Ring

Here’s a behind-the-scenes video in which photographer Nigel Barker talks about one of the craziest photo shoots he has been a part of: capturing models posing with real bulls in a bullring.
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external Photojournalist Michel du Cille Dies On Assignment In Liberia —Washington Post

Michel du Cille, a Washington Post photojournalist who was a three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his dramatic images of human struggle and triumph, and who recently chronicled the plight of Ebola patients and the people who cared for them, died Thursday while on assignment for The Post in Liberia. He was 58.

 
Dec 12, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

Camera Shake Could Be Used to Identify the Person Behind the Camera, Researchers Say

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Camera shake could one day be used to help track down people who record footage anonymously. Researchers say that footage captured by wearable cameras contain a “motion signature” that’s unique to the wearer — a hidden “fingerprint” of sorts.
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