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Dutch Girl Fakes a 5-Week Vacation to South East Asia by Posting Phoney Photos to Facebook

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Dutch graphic design student Zilla van den Born recently conducted an interesting experiment on the power of phoney and misleading photos on social media. For five weeks, Zilla tricked her family and Facebook friends into thinking that she was on a long and exciting vacation through South East Asia. In reality, she never even set foot outside of her home city of Amsterdam.
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Astronaut Reid Wiseman Offers an Incredible Look at What Lighting Storms Look Like From Space

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NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman has been on the International Space Station since May 2014. Since arriving on the ISS, Wiseman has amassed hundreds of thousands of followers on Twitter and Vine by posting jaw-dropping photos and videos of his views during the mission.

Yesterday he posted a simple six-second video that’s blowing minds around the web. It shows what a lightning storm here on Earth looks like when viewed from high above our planet.
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external Email More Than 5 Photos At Once With Documents For iOS —Lifehacker

One way to get around Apple Mail app’s 5 photo limit is with Readle’s Documents app. Once Documents has access to your Camera Roll, you can select as many photos to send as you like and send them on their way.

 
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Amateur Photographer Experiments with Using a 4K Video Still as its Magazine Cover Photo

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The idea that 4K+ resolution video will soon become a big thing in still photography is one rooted in convenience. While it doesn’t seem video will overtake still photography for good anytime soon, Amateur Photographer wanted to dip their toes in the water.

In a recent experiment, the Amateur Photographer team decided that the September 20th issue of their magazine would feature a cover that uses a still image extracted from video shot at 4K.
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‘Attack of the Giant Fingers’ Pays Tribute to the Digits that Invade Our Photos

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Somewhere deep in the depths of our archives, it’s inevitable that every single one of us has an image with our finger in it. Whether a family portrait gone bad or an accidental misfire by a stranger helping you take a shot, it seems like our fleshly phalanges have a knack for getting in the way.

To honor these accidents, Erik Kessels has created a photo series and accompanying book titled Attack of the Giant Fingers. As the 13th section of his larger, ongoing collection titled In Almost Every Picture, this series sheds light on the darker days of analogue when you couldn’t ‘chimp’ to see if your finger invaded the frame.
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external Apple Used Trick Photography to Make the New iPhones Look Thinner —Quartz

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The iPhone 6 is 9.2% thinner, but this image makes the phone appear 30% thinner, by using different lighting on the new phones and the iPhone 5s. The iPhone 5s is lit from the sides whereas the new iPhones are lit straight on, creating a slimming effect on the rounded edges of the new phones.

 
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BTS Look at ‘The Farmers’ of Western America and the Importance of Faces in Portraiture

Tim Stableford is a fine art photographer who recently spend a few months traveling across the United States, in collaboration with Canon, to create a portrait series and accompanying video titled The Farmers.

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Three Canon Lenses Leak: 24mm Pancake, 24-105mm Zoom, and 400mm DO Telephoto Prime

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The Canon 7D Mark II wasn’t the only upcoming Canon product to be leaked today before its official announcement: we’re getting glimpses of three new lenses as well. Here are the first published images of upcoming Canon 24mm, 24-105mm, and 400mm lenses.
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Renowned Photojournalist Steve McCurry Recounts His Experience Photographing 9/11

On September 11th, 2001, photojournalist Steve McCurry found himself in his hometown of New York City when chaos started unfolding around him. Of course, we all now know of this day for the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centers, but at the time, it was a blur of events that even McCurry’s vast experience as a photojournalist hadn’t necessarily prepared him for.
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external Long Fall: The Most Famous 9/11 Photo Is Still Suspended —Motherboard

Sept. 11 was the most photographed event in history, even if it happened just before the widespread proliferation of cell phone cameras. We were still years away from the true social media revolution, which enables sharing personal information and crowdsourcing efforts to unprecedented degrees. Hell, a lot of people were still tapping AOL through dial-up modems when the arc of history forever changed.

 
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