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Musician Ryan Adams Stops Show to Yell at Fan Whose Flash Triggers His Ménière’s Disease

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It’s easy to assume that the whole ‘no flash photography’ rule at concerts is ignorable, but as the clip above shows, not only can it distract the performer, in some rare cases it might actually be a health hazard. Read more…

Taylor Swift Crashes Young Fan’s Photo Shoot While Out Jogging in Nashville

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Is it really “crashing” a photo shoot when the person doing the crashing is more than welcome to stick around as much as they like? We’re not sure, but that was certainly the case in Nashville about a week ago when photographer Sarah Bailey had a Christmas family shoot hijacked by a very welcome guest.

Pop star Taylor Swift was jogging in Percy Warner park when she spotted the family and decided to drop in. Read more…

Dubai Photographer Promotes His Photo Course with Wonderful Special Effects

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Dubai-based photographer Muhammad Hassan is coming out with a tutorial series that teaches basic to advanced photography techniques. To promote the course, he has created a very… interesting teaser video that uses special effects to dazzle the eyes and minds of prospective students.
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Photobomb: A Game About Solving a Crime Through Social Media Photos

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After the Boston Marathon Bombings in April 2014, both law enforcement and the public turned to photos from bystanders and security cameras to find clues about the perpetrators.

Inspired by this concept of using social media photos to solve crime, game programmer Matt Rix decided to create a game called “Photobomb.”
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Lammily Doll With Realistic Measurements Gets a Photoshop Makeover in Powerful Video

The folks at Lammily are sending a powerful message with their latest advertisement. In the sped up, minute-long video above, they transform their signature realistic doll into a taller, slimmer version that looks a lot more like the Barbies of old… before wiping it all away with a few strokes and a hard-hitting tagline. Read more…

Humor: Why Guys Hate Being in Pictures

Do guys, in general, hate taking pictures? Comedian Robbie Sherrard thinks so, and in this tongue-in-cheek video that’s currently going viral he breaks down all of the most awkward reasons why that is. Read more…

Leica 35mm Lens Cross Section Diagram Tattoo

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Photographer Rick Satureyes shares this tattoo he recently had inked onto his forearm. Rather than a standard design featuring a camera or lens, he chose to go with a cross-section diagram of a lens.
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This Basement Darkroom from 1975 Was Designed to Look Like the Bridge of a Spaceship

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Photographer Jack Turkel was born at around the same time as NASA, and grew up with a fantasies of space exploration as the modern space age was swinging into high gear.

When he began his photography career in the mid 1970s, Turkel decided to combine his two loves by creating a unique, space-themed darkroom.
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Photographer Spurns $37,000 Photography Prize to Protest Spain’s ‘Pitiful’ Cultural Landscape

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How much are your principles worth? It’s hard to know until you have those principles tested with a dollar figure, and for renowned Catalan photographer Colita, she now has a figure she can hold up: about $37,300.

That’s the amount Colita gave up when she declined the top prize at the 2014 Premio Nacional de Fotografía (National Photography Prize) in an unapologetic letter to Spain’s culture minister about the unpopular policies he’s recently put forth. Read more…

The Guardian: Photos Don’t Belong in Art Galleries

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Does photography deserve a place in art galleries? Jonathan Jones doesn’t think so. The Guardian art columnist has caused quite a stir after writing a piece titled, “Flat, soulless and stupid: why photographs don’t work in art galleries.”

While Jones acknowledges that photographs can be “powerful, beautiful, and capture the immediacy of a moment like nothing else,” he argues that they are, “poor art when hung on a wall like paintings.”
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