Posts Tagged ‘reddit’

State of the Blog Address and a Preview of Coming Attractions in 2014

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First things first: Happy New Year! Whether you’re in Berkeley, CA, Bucharest, Romania or Shanghai, China, it’s now 2014 for everyone, and we want to start off the new year by thanking you all for a phenomenal 2013. You guys and gals are the reason we get up in the morning and stay up nights wracking our brains to figure out how we can make this site the best photo blog in the world.

And so, before we start making that happen and hit 2014 running, we thought we’d take a moment (as we do every year) and deliver our “state of the blog address” in which we let you know where we’re at, and give you a peek at where we’re going. Read more…

Quick Tutorial Takes You Through a Step-by-Step Colorization of a Civil War Photo

Earlier today, we showed you some of the impressive work the Photoshoppers of Reddit’s r/ColorizedHistory community have been putting together. In case you read that post and though “I’d like to try that!” the short tutorial above by 19-year-old r/ColorizedHistory contributor Mads Madsen is a great place to start. Read more…

Video: Photo Restoration and Colorization Demonstrated Through a Time-Lapse

Digital image editing technology — culturally controversial uses aside — has enabled us to do some pretty amazing things. In the past, we shared a video that showed how the Internet came together to restore a WWII veteran’s Navy photo to its former glory.

This time, we get to see the process in action, as Redditor thehatersalad shows us the impressive restoration and colorization work he did on an old photo of user f2ISO100‘s grandmother — time-lapse style. Read more…

Redditors Pitch In to Help Restore an 87-Year-Old Grandfather’s WWII Photo

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Redditor Steven Withey‘s grandfather Derek is an 87-year-old WWII veteran who served in the Royal Navy, and a little while back he showed his grandson a badly damaged Navy photo (of a photo) of himself as a 20-year-old.

He had showed him the photo in the hopes that his technologically savvy grandson could maybe touch it up a bit, but given the massive creases and tears he didn’t have much hope. It turns out he needn’t have worried, because in this particular case, Reddit came to the rescue. Read more…

Portraits of Miss Korea 2013 Contestants Spark Discussion on Plastic Surgery

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The web is abuzz over newly released photographs of Miss Korea 2013 beauty pageant contestants, and not in a way the photographer or the pageant were expecting. The photographs have sparked heated discussion on the topics of plastic surgery and racism.
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Reddit and 4chan Working to ID Boston Bomber Using Available Photos

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We reported yesterday that the FBI has issued an open call for photographs and videos that may help provide clues in the Boston Marathon bombing case. Since that time, investigators have begun circulating photos of two “possible suspects” spotted in images of the scene, suggesting that analyzing crowdsourced images has indeed been useful in this case.

It’s not just government law enforcement that is attempting to use public photographs to identify the attacker, though: the large online communities Reddit and 4chan have also begun carrying out their own crowdsourced photo analysis.
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BuzzFeed and Samsung in Hot Water for Using Photos Without Permission

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The last few days have been rough on BuzzFeed, as a Reddit outcry has gained more and more traction regarding some light painting photos the website used to create ads without seeking permission or giving credit. Read more…

Cheap DIY Open-Top Flash Diffuser a la Home Depot

Flickr user boingr came up with a great idea for those of us who don’t want to spend money on a flash diffuser from a camera shop — head over to Home Depot instead. All he did was buy an Amerimax Home #85208 downspout funnel, shimmy it onto his Canon Speedlite 580EX II, and presto: Open-Top Flash Diffuser.

The diffuser apparently fits snuggly on several of the flashes he has around the house, and for the ones on which it doesn’t, “one of those fat rubber bands that come around broccoli bunches” helped to solve the problem.

(via Reddit)


Image credit: DIY open-top flash diffuser by boingr