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external “School stabbing victim’s selfie was perfectly fine” —CNN

School stabbing victim Nate Scimio is being criticized for taking a selfie in the hospital immediately after the tragedy, but Mel Robbins of CNN comes to his defense:

Anyone who is criticizing Nate is clearly out of touch with the way teens communicate with one another and the psychological needs of people after a traumatic event. When Nate whipped out his camera, held up his bandaged arm and snapped that photo, he was pulling his best friends into the hospital room to get a view of his perspective and reality.

 
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Ages 0 to 14 in Four Minutes: Dad Updates Daughter’s Viral Aging Time-Lapse

Two years ago, Dutch photographer Frans Hofmeester released a time-lapse video that showed his daughter Lotte aging from birth to age 12. It quickly went viral and since 2012 has earned itself almost 7.5 million view on Vimeo alone.

Now, 104 weeks worth of video clips later, he’s decided to update the video and show her continued growth in a time-lapse that now spans ages 0 through 14. Read more…

New Sigma 50mm Gets Full-Time MF, USB Dock Coming to Sony & Pentax Mounts

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In addition to actually announcing the much-praised 50mm f/1.4 Art lens last week, Sigma also revealed a useful unknown feature for the new 50, as well as some hardware updates for their entire glass line-up. Read more…

‘Spirit Photo’ Forgeries Prove Fake Photo Controversies Existed Way Before Adobe

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Spirit photography, a type of photography which claims to capture ghosts and spirits via a photographic process, dates back to the middle of the 19th century. Photographers would act as “mediums” to the spiritual realm and do their best to pull a fast one on unsuspecting customers.

This particular series of images was captured by photographers Craig and George Falconers, a pair of charlatans who worked in the early part of the 20th century. Read more…

HACKxTACK: A Magnetic Lens Cap Holder that Ensures You Never Lose Yours Again

If there’s one thing I lose more than anything else while shooting, it’s lens caps. I’ve never permanently lost one (knock on wood), but I’ve certainly misplaced them for days at a time. And I have a feeling I’m not the only one who’s guilty of this.

Here to help us through our absentmindedness is a new Kickstarter for a product called HACKxTACK. Read more…

external Google Announces Invitation To Glass Explorer Program For A Limited Time —Google

Google is opening up their company to let any adult in the United States become an Explorer by visiting their site and purchasing Glass for $1500 plus tax. The invitation will only be open for a limited time starting at 6:00AM PDT on April 15th but there is no hint to how long the invitation will be open or how many glasses will be made available for purchase. They will be offering new frames and shades developed through feedback from previous Explorers.

 
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Seizure-Inducing Website Shares Real-Time Feed of #Selfie Tagged Instagram Photos

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While you can argue that #selfies have nothing to do with photography as an industry, it’s safe to say they’ve become a staple of a generation in which photography is as easily accessible as it’s ever been.

Even if you don’t mind selfies though, we might have come across a resource that will overwhelm even the most diehard selfie-takers. It’s called Selfeed, and it uses the hashtag “#selfie” to stream a real-time feed of the self-portraits shared on Instagram. Read more…

Walkthrough: How to Create a DIY Studio On a Budget

In a perfect world, we’d all have the studio of our dreams, and it would be filled with all of the best of gear. Unfortunately, we don’t live in such a world, and more often than not we’re constrained by a (sometimes very tight) budget.

Here to help overcome that challenge is Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens, who has put together a video that shows just how easy it can be to build a very viable studio out of fairly cheap materials/products in a spare bedroom. Read more…

Detailed Specs for the Pentax 645z Leaked 24 Hours Ahead of Official Announcement

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The rumor sites are hard at work when it comes to Pentax’s soon-to-be-released medium format shooter, the 645z, and it looks like it paid off. In addition to the leaked photos and details from yesterday, we now have a comprehensive spec list that contains some very interesting tidbits indeed. Read more…

Aaron Huey Uses an Instagram Print Sale to Teach a New Generation the Value of Prints

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National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey made $10K selling prints on Instagram earlier this week, but it wasn’t because he needed the money. The incredibly talented photog wants to bring the joy of prints to a whole new generation because, in his own words, “Prints make the world a better place. Period.” Read more…