Posts Tagged ‘photos’

2015 Pulitzer Photographers Captured Ebola in Africa and Anger in Ferguson

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The 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced today, and the photographers that were awarded with journalism’s highest honor were freelance photographer Daniel Berehulak of the New York Times and the photography staff of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Photographer Stages Playful Scenes to Bring Everyday Things to Life

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Animated Photography” is an ongoing project by photographer ErAn Croitoru, who stages and shoots creative scenes with everyday objects that turn them into living creatures.
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The Earliest Known Photos of People Smiling

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The following is a collection of some of the earliest known images of people smiling, starting with a pair of soldiers in the Mexican American War in 1847 and up to a group of soldiers near the end of the Civil War.

If early images of people smiling do not come as a surprise to you, there are a few things to note. Among other things, a portrait of a person with a grin of any kind is quite a rare find in the early decades of photography.
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Apple Launches Photos for OS X in Yosemite’s 10.10.3 Update

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After months of teasing and beta testing, Apple has just officially launched Photos for OS X to the general public. This is the single app that replaces both iPhoto and Aperture as Apple’s photo management software. It features a streamlined and simplified design, photo editing tools, cloud storage, syncing photos across your devices, and more.

If you’re a Mac user on OS X Yosemite, you can get the app right now by updating your operating system to version 10.10.3 through the Mac App Store.

Photos of Presidents Throwing the Ceremonial First Pitch Through the Ages

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The first ceremonial first pitch ever thrown was tossed by former Japanese Prime Minister Ōkuma Shigenobu at a baseball game in Koshien, Japan, back in 1908. Two years later, US President William Howard Taft started the tradition in the United States, tossing a pitch (shown above) in Washington DC on the opening day of the Washington Senators’ season. Since then, every US president has thrown at least one ceremonial first pitch, and they have all been documented in photographs.

Here’s a look at some historical photos of US presidents throwing their ceremonial pitches.
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Facebook Launches ‘Scrapbook’ to Help Parents Tag Photos of Their Kids

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Facebook doesn’t allow children under the age of 13 to sign up for the social network, which makes things trickier for parents who wish to organize photos of their kids with tags. Today Facebook launched a new feature called ‘Scrapbook’ that’s designed specifically to allow parents to tag children who don’t have their own accounts.
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SpaceX is Now Publishing Its Photos Into the Public Domain Thanks to a Tweet

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NASA is a government agency, so the photographs it creates are released to the public domain and can be used by anyone for any purpose. Now that private companies such as SpaceX are getting involved in space exploration and collaborating with NASA, the copyright of mission photos becomes a little more murky.

All that cleared up in a big way this past weekend: SpaceX is following NASA’s lead and will now be releasing photos to the public domain.
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Too Hard to Keep: A Collection of Photographs People Couldn’t Bear to Live With

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Photographs help us remember important moments in our lives, but what happens when they capture things we’d rather forget? Sometimes photos are so painful that their owners can’t bear to live with them, and that’s the premise behind photographer Jason Lazarus‘ project THTK, short for “Too Hard to Keep”. Since 2010, Lazarus has been collecting photos that people deem “too painful to live with any longer.”
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Apple Sends Out Reminder of Aperture’s Impending End, Encourages Migration to Photos

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Apple has sent out an email reminder to Aperture owners, reminding them that Aperture will no longer be available for purchase starting this spring after it’s replaced by the new Photos for OS X app. Aperture users can migrate their libraries to the new Photos app, which is now available for anyone to try through the OS X Beta program.
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NASA Creates Movie Parody Posters Featuring Its ISS Expedition Astronauts

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The image above may look like a poster for the upcoming Star Wars movie, but it’s actually a portrait NASA just released of its Expedition 45 crew. It’s a long-standing tradition of the space agency for its crews to pose for a wacky photo shoot for posters that are often parodies of popular Hollywood movies.
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