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Zack Arias Turns 100+ of the Best Q&A’s from His Tumblr Into a Book

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A while back, Atlanta-based editorial and commercial photographer Zack Arias decided to start a Q&A blog that would, in his words, “add signal to an industry filled with far too much noise.” On this Tumblr he’s answered 1,000+ questions ranging from the relevant to the rude about the art and business of photography.

Now he’s decided to take that blog project to another level by compiling 100+ of the best and most common questions he’s gotten into a book called, appropriately enough, Photography Q&A — Real Questions, Real Answers. Read more…

Nat Geo Launches New Tumblr to Breathe New Life into Forgotten Photos

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In celebration of its 125th birthday, National Geographic has launched a new Tumblr focused entirely on sharing long-lost photos buried deep within its archives. The brain-child of Nat Geo’s photo archive curator William Bonner, “Found” already features 13 photos that may never have seen the light of day had it not been for this website — with many more to come. Read more…

Tumblr Launches a Standalone iOS Photo Sharing App Called Photoset

Tumblr jumped into the mobile photo sharing game today by releasing Photoset, a new photo sharing app for the iPhone and the iPad. The app is stupidly simple and is focused on doing one thing well: sharing groups of photos with others.
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Lives of the 1%: Rich Kids of Instagram

Rich Kids of Instagram is a website that collects Instagram photographs taken by young people who “have more money than you”. It’s a filtered look into the lives of people who zip around in private jets and receive Porsches as presents.

Copyright Suit Against Tumblr May Affect All Photo Sharing Sites

Back in 2006, a pornography publishing company named Perfect 10 attempted to sue Google over copyright infringement, claiming that the thumbnails displayed on Google’s image search did not fall under “fair use.” Ultimately, the Supreme Court wouldn’t even hear the case, allowing the ruling that thumbnails are fair use to stand and handing Perfect 10 yet another loss (they’ve sustained many in this area).
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Photos of Famous People With Cameras

Celebrity Camera Club is a collection of photos taken of famous people taking photos.

(via tokyo camera style)

New York Times Launches Tumblr for Historic Photo Archive

The New York Times has launched a new Tumblr site called “The Lively Morgue” to breathe new life into items in the newspaper’s photo archive (nicknamed “The Morgue”). Each week they’ll be sharing several historical photographs found in massive collection. Just how massive?

We don’t know. Our best guess is five million to six million prints and contact sheets (each sheet, of course, representing many discrete images) and 300,000 sacks of negatives, ranging in format size from 35 millimeter to 5 by 7 inches — at least 10 million frames in all. The picture archive also includes 13,500 DVDs, each storing about 4.7 gigabytes worth of imagery. When the Museum of Modern Art set out to exhibit the highlights of the Times archive in 1996, it dispatched four curators. They spent nine months poring over 3,000 subjects, working with two Times editors, one of whom spent a year on the project. In the end, they estimated that they’d seen only one-quarter of the total. [#]

To make the project even more interesting, they’re also publishing an image of the reverse side of each print. This often reveals information such as how often the image was used, notes by the photographer, and the original caption that was chosen.

The Lively Morgue (via NYT)

Classic Album Covers With Dead Band Members Removed

Reminiscent of the Fatescapes series we featured recently, LIVE ! is an ongoing project by Hatim el Hihi and Jean-Marie Delbes in which they post classic album covers that have had deceased band members carefully Photoshopped out of them.
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Famous Photos Seen Through Instagram Filters

What would famous photographs look like if the photographers who created them had been using Instagram? That’s a question that’s answered by Mastergram, a site that takes the work of renowned photographers and passes them through Instagram filters.
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Childhood Photos Reshot in the Present

DEAR PHOTOGRAPH is a neat photo project by Taylor Jones that collects pictures of pictures from the past in the present. These are images that show old photos held up and aligned to the present day location, offering a glimpse into what once was.
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