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Woman Told She Has to Buy Back Her Stolen Nikon D3200 from Pawn Shop

These days, there are a number of search engines, sites and services that can help you track down your camera if it’s ever stolen from you. Unfortunately, finding the camera is often only half the problem — you still have to get it back, and sometimes that can be pretty tricky.

A woman from Voulsia County, Florida had this problem recently: after locating her camera at a pawn shop, she found out she would have to re-buy it to get it back.
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external On That Over-Processed Times Cover Photo of MA17 Crash Site —BagNewsNotes

retouched “[...] the printed version goes way too far, fundamentally misrepresenting reality. If something happened at night, you can’t turn it into day. It’s the kind of factual misrepresentation — in terms of orienting an event in time — that opens Pandora’s Box. (You’ll notice, by the way, how the alteration also makes the colors freaky — like you’re looking at the scene through a kaleidoscope.)”

 
Jul 20, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Making Up for Having a Small Sensor

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The world of photography is filled with true artists, astounding technology, and experts who can help you become the photographer you want to be. There are photographers who just make you shake your head at the brilliance of their imagery, teachers who give back endlessly to the profession they love, and manufacturers who create tools that help us all produce the pictures we want to make.
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Video: Photographing the ‘Most Beautiful Subway System in the World’

St. Petersburg-born photographer Alexander Dragunov has found his niche in the photography world, photographing the surreal, beautiful — and often empty — subway stations of Sweden’s capital in a project titled Stockholm Metro.

Oftentimes looking like something straight out of a sci-fi film, these caves-turned transportation hubs create mind-bending compositions when lack of commuters and symmetry gets involved.
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external Why You Should Not Take Photos Of The 7 Ugliest Buildings In D.C. —BuzzFeed

Benny Johnson of BuzzFeed visited seven different government buildings in Washington DC and attempted to take pictures from the sidewalks. The Department of Education was the only one at which he didn’t run into issues with security guards.

 
Jul 20, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · 1 Comment »

I Died Today, by Duke Roberts

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I ate a lot of hamburgers. We had a party.
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How Well Can You Learn Photography Without Getting Up Off Your Butt?

Photography is a hobby that generally takes plenty of hands-on experience to nail down. Sure, the basics of photography, such as composition and the exposure triangle can be learned through reading and research, but to truly improve on your photography, you need to get out in the field and just shoot… or do you?
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external Overcoming A Brain Injury Through Photography —NY Times

Though he sees double and his vision is erratic — fluctuating hourly — he still takes pictures. But now he uses a plastic Holga camera to make images that convey how he experiences the world. His hands shake when he holds the camera, but he makes that work for him, though his photos are now blurry.

 
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The 10 Most Watched Videos Posted by the Art of Photography

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One of the rising stars in the world of photography media is the show The Art of Photography, a podcast on iTunes and a channel on YouTube. It was launched by photographer Ted Forbes back in October 2008, and has been growing in popularity quite a bit as of late — so much so that the channel has become a full-time gig for Forbes.
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Kirsty Mitchell Bids a Fond Farewell to Wonderland with Her Most Spectacular Photograph Yet

Five years and 74 truly stunning (not the click-bait type) photographs later, photographer Kirsty Mitchell and the heroine of her story, Katie, are both bidding a fond farewell to Wonderland and everything it has meant to them over the past half-decade.

And while this isn’t the final photograph in the series (two smaller pieces will close out the 5-year labor of love and unmatched artistry) Mitchell describes this photo, dubbed ‘The Fade of Fallen Memories…’, as “the mountaintop I have spent 5 years clawing my way towards.” Read more…