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Taking Artsy Photos is 7th in List of Sexiest Creative Behaviors, Scientists Find

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Taking artistic photographs is one of the sexiest forms of creativity — at least that’s what scientists are reporting. The activity ranked 7th on a list of most desirable qualities in a partner according to a new research paper that was published recently.
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Uncomfortable Photographs of Sunbathers Sleeping Comfortably on a Beach

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For his project “Comfort Zone,” Lithuanian photographer Tadao Cern visited a public beach and shot photographs of the people sleeping comfortably on the sandy beach. The images were not staged, and none of the subjects were aware that a photograph was being made.
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A Primer on Insuring Your Camera Gear and Making It Recoverable

If you’ve invested any significant amount of money in your camera gear, it’s a good idea to make sure it’s insured against loss or damage. If you’ve never really explored this subject before, here’s a helpful video that can bring you up to speed. It’s a 13-minute overview by the folks over at DSLR Video Shooter on the best services and solutions out there for making sure your gear is insured and recoverable.

Gear Insurance: Best Solutions, Tips and Tools [DSLR Video Shooter]

Picattoo Turns Your Favorite Instagram Photos Into Temporary Tattoos

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Picattoo is a new service by INK361 that turns your Instagram photographs into temporary tattoos that you can decorate your body with.
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Stay Focused: An App That Brings Focus Stacking to Your iPhone Camera

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Stay Focused is a new app that brings focus stacking to the iPhone. By shooting multiple photos at different focus distances and then combining them, the app allows users to capture images with a greater depth of field than a single iPhone snap may allow.
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This ‘Forwards’ Video is Actually ‘Backwards’

This isn’t related to still photography, but we occasionally share some creative ideas from the world of video. The short film above by Eran Amir is titled “This Video is in Reverse.” It may look relatively straightforward at first glance, but get this: everything you see was captured in a single take and then played backwards.
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Renowned Belgian Painter Convicted of Plagiarism After Basing His Portrait on a Photo

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Renowned Belgian artist Luc Tuymans has been found guilty in a plagiarism case after basing one of his paintings on a photo by photojournalist Katrijn Van Giel. Tuymans has been ordered to cease exhibiting and reproducing his painting, and will be fined €500,000 (~$580,000) if he does not comply.
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Animated GIFs Reveal the Retouching That Went Into Composited Photos

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Ashot Gevorkyan is a professional photographer and retoucher based in Kaliningrad, Russia. He recently created a series of animated GIFs that offer a look into how commercial images are composited and retouched from the original photograph to the final delivered image.
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New Atlanta Stadium’s Roof Opens and Closes Like an 8-Blade Camera Lens Aperture

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Here’s something super random that caught our attention: the new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons football team features an innovative roof design that seems to be inspired by the world of photography: it opens and closes like an 8-blade camera lens aperture.
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Head Shots of Hand Models: These Are The People Behind Those Hands in Ads

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You know those hands you see in advertisements and commercials? Those hands belong to people who make a living by offering up their beautiful hands to help companies market their products. Some of those hands are insured for seven figure sums and have helped their owners become “supermodels” in their field.

For their project “Head Shots of Hand Models,” ad executive Alex Holder and photographer Oli Kellett shot portraits of hand models, both their hands and their faces.
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