Posts Tagged ‘photos’

Chinese SWAT Member and Fiancée’s Action-Packed Engagement Photos Go Viral

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As a SWAT officer, Hou Weilin needs to be constantly prepared for any situation that may arise. Thus, when his fiancée, Li Jinyang, wanted to get engagement photographs, he was unable to do so in a studio setting, where he’d be too far distanced from his equipment and gear, should a situation arise.

As a compromise, Weilin and his fiancée used his workplace to their advantage to create some crazy, cinematic engagement photos.

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How I Used ‘Grandpa’s Photos’ to Honor My Grandfather’s Memory and Retrace His Steps

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It’s a sad day when your Grandfather needs to go into a ‘nursing home.’ For years my Grandpa, Stephen Clarke, had always been the strongest, smartest, most capable guy in the room. Now, he had been reduced to needing 24-hour care in a place that smells like a hospital.

In an effort to help him, my family and I cleaned out his now empty house. As I was sorting through things and cleaning I found a box of old 35mm slides. Little did I know just how much these slides would change the next half-decade of my life, eventually leading me to create my latest project, Grandpa’s Photos. Read more…

Google+ Photos Update Brings Snapseed-esque Functionality to the Browser

Google’s acquisition of Nik Software some time ago caused quite a stir in the photography community. Creators of a number of plugins, filters and the editing app Snapseed, Nik Software had a lot to offer Google in the world of photography.

And little by little, as Google has continued to improve its photo platform and services, more and more influence and integration from the acquisition is making its way to the end user. Case in point is Google+ Photos’ latest update, which features a number of Snapseed-esque editing tools. Read more…

Apple Confirms 3rd-Party Extensibility and Robust Editing Features in OS X Photos

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Although still far from its public debut, more and more information about the new Photos app for OS X is making its way to the public.

Meant to be the successor to both iPhoto and now Aperture, Photos is said to create a more seamless photography workflow across OS X and iOS devices. And the latest news indicates that the OS X version of Photos will offer some potentially exciting features. Read more…

Purdue Football Team is Crowdsourcing Its Helmet Design Using Photos of Fans


In an effort to increase ticket sales and get fans more involved, Purdue University has announced that they will be designing a new helmet for the football team that involves crowd-sourcing photos of fans to insert into the logo. Read more…

Simple Photoshop Script Imports Multiple Images as Layers in a Single Document

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No matter how many hours you spend in Photoshop each day, it’s inevitable there’s a feature or utility within the app you’re yet to use or are completely unaware of. Such was the case for this neat little tip by Digitalchemy that we just stumbled upon, which shows you how to import a collection of photographs into Photoshop, each as a new layer in the same file. Read more…

Photos from the Early 1900s Prove LOLcats Were Around Long Before the Internet

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If you thought cat photos were something new, you’d not only be greatly mistaken, you’d be stepping all over the life’s work of one Mr. Harry Whittier Frees.

Born in 1879, this American photographer made his fortune taking photographs of cute kittens and puppies dressed up in human clothes and posed in human environments, which he then turned into postcards, calendars and even children’s books. Read more…

Over 400 Photos from 1938 Italy, Including One of Hitler, Found on Film Purchased at a Thrift Shop

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I have a feeling this is something every photographer does or has done at some point in their life. Walking through a flea market or thrift shop, they look around and see an older camera. Not one they have any interest in purchasing, but one they do have interest in. Why? For what could be inside. They are in the search of film… film that isn’t theirs. They hope to find photographs from a time long gone and possibly forgotten.

I’ve done it myself and I’d put good money down that many of you have as well. Usually the cameras come up empty, and even if they don’t, oftentimes the photographs themselves are nothing special. But every so often someone hits the jackpot, and that was the case recently with Matt Ames. Read more…

Getty Gets Into the Print Business, Will Sell Exclusive Wall Art Through Photos.com

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Getty Images caught no end of flack for allowing anyone to embed much of their archives for free, but their business plan going forward doesn’t just include sharing images for free. The company wants to make a more permanent mark on your life as well, and they’re doing it by letting you buy prints of award-winning photographs from their archive through a new service at Photos.com. Read more…

Louie Schwartzberg on Smartphone Pics & How They Offer a Glimpse Into Your Soul

 
In the age of smartphones whose cameras are getting better with each passing day, we tend to snap more photographs now than ever before. But have you ever wondered, looking back at your photos, what they say about you as an individuals?

Well, award-winning filmmaker, time-lapse photographer and incredible TED Talk presenter Louie Schwartzberg has, and in the short clip above, he shares his thoughts on it with Oprah. Read more…