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Profoto Adds High-Speed Sync to the Popular B1 Off-Camera Flash via a Firmware Update

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Profoto has been teasing the letters HSS over the past week, and today the big announcement finally came: it’s the introduction of High-Speed Sync (HSS) to the company’s popular B1 off-camera flash through a simple firmware update.
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Photographer Upgrades His $1 Dollar Store Camera with DIY Features and Fixes

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The “Special Moments” camera is a cheap plastic 35mm camera that you can pick up at certain dollar stores for just a buck.

Photography enthusiast Daniel Goodale-Porter wanted to make his even more “special,” so he set out to see how much he could improve the design and functionality of the camera, DIY-style.
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Tip: Use the Magical ‘Match Total Exposures’ Feature in Lightroom for a Quick Fix

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If you’re just starting out in Lightroom (or haven’t explored its features much), perhaps you haven’t heard of the powerful “Match Total Exposures” feature. This is a feature that lets you quickly adjust the exposure of multiple photos to match a target photo of your choice.
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Aerial Wallpapers: Beautiful Satellite Photos Turned Into Backgrounds for Your Phone

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Aerial Wallpapers is a website filled with beautiful wallpapers for your mobile device. Each of the images is a 1242×2208 pixel crop of a beautiful satellite photograph.

The project is curated by João Paulo Bernardes, who searches through the Creative Commons archives of NASA and the Airbus Defense and Space.
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How to Find Interesting Photographs When You’re Stuck in ‘Boring’ Locations

Travel photographers get to traverse the world in search of one-of-a-kind photo ops, so finding interesting things to capture usually isn’t a problem for them. But what if you’re limited in terms of mobility and find yourself shooting in the same locations, day after day? Things can quickly start to feel dry and “boring.”

If you’re just starting out in photography and that describes how you feel about where you are, here’s a nice video that may inspire you and jump start your creativity. In it, photography instructor Mike Browne offers some advice on how to take interesting photos in seemingly mundane places.
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A Look at How Dynamichrome Infuses Color Into Old Black and White Photos

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Colorizing old black and white photographs in Photoshop has become quite a trend over the past few years, and communities of retouchers have sprung up in order to share and compare their work.

One particular colorizer named Jordan Lloyd has decided to turn his hobby into a business called Dynamichrome. It specializes “in high fidelity colour reconstruction services in culture, history and entertainment.”
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Video Series Walks Through the Major Photographic Processes Used Throughout History

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Back in 2012, the George Eastman House released a series of six videos showing six photo processes used in the history of photography. This month, the museum re-released those six videos alongside six new ones. It’s a video series that now spans 12 videos showing major processes spanning from the Daguerreotype all the way up through digital photography.
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A Casual Review of the Fujifilm X100T

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For the last 21 days I have been in Japan putting Fujifilm’s new X100T through its paces.

This review will not cover every technical aspect of the X100T, but rather how it feels to shoot with it every day and how it fits in with my workflow.
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This Guy Captured a 100 Clone Selfie in the Cabin of an Airplane

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Check out this crazy self-portrait photo by a guy named Timothy LaBranche. It’s a composite image showing LaBranche posing as all 100 passengers in the cabin of a passenger plane.
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This Just In: Peter Lik’s Record-Breaking Photo Sale May Constitute Torture

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(Newswire, December 13th, Las Vegas) — A group of leading photographers, curators, and general taste arbiters has determined that Peter Lik’s sale of a photograph may constitute torture under the Geneva conventions.

The photograph in question, an open edition of a mundane Southwestern landscape, sold recently for $6.5 million, the largest figure for a photograph in history.
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