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Famous Album Cover Photos Uncropped to Reveal ‘The Bigger Picture’

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What if many of iconic photos featured on famous album covers were actually cropped from much stranger images? That’s the idea behind “The Bigger Picture,” a humorous set of manipulated photographs imagining the “original context” of album cover photos.
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Google Ordered to Pay Woman After Capturing Her Cleavage with Street View Cameras

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A Canadian judge has ordered Google to pay a Montreal woman for the violation of her privacy after she found an embarrassing photograph of herself on Google Street View. Google’s automated cameras had captured the woman sitting on her doorstep, leaning forward with a portion of her cleavage exposed.
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$41,395. That’s How Much Brikk’s 24K Gold Nikon Df Will Cost You

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Back in mid-September, we reported that luxury gadget company Brikk was planning to release a gold covered Nikon Df camera. The camera is now official with more photos and more details.
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This is What a Photographers Protest Looks Like

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A UK-based amateur photographer named Bob Riach was stopped outside a shopping center in East Yorkshire last week by a security guard. Riach was attempting to take some nighttime shots of the complex when the guard confronted him and told him that his photography wasn’t allowed due to the complex, citing concerns of an attack by ISIS.

This week a group of photographers decided to stage a protest in support of Riach and photographers’ rights.
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Suge Knight Faces Up to 30 Years in Jail After Stealing Photographer’s Camera

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Rap mogul Suge Knight could be facing some serious jail time after stealing a photographer’s camera. By “serious,” we mean up to 30 years.
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Comic: The Evolution of the Group Portrait

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Taiwanese illustrator nagee drew this comic showing the evolution of the group portrait from between 1990 and 2014. From simple posed photos taken by a photographer outside the frame to selfies captured with selfie sticks.

(H/T Photoblog.hk)

Adobe Releases a Murder Mystery PSD for Halloween to Test Your Photoshop Skills

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To celebrate Halloween, Adobe has been running an interactive murder mystery event this week. The company has released complex PSD files of photos that hold clues to the fictional mystery. Only those with Photoshop and sleuthing skills will be able to solve the case.
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Stop Taking Selfies with Bears, US Forest Service Says

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This just in: running up to bears and snapping selfies with them is a bad idea. That’s according to a US Forest Service spokesperson who says that tourists are becoming more and more bold with approaching the creature for memorable snapshots.
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Pictures Recovered From Damaged Cameras Reveal Moments Before Volcano’s Eruption

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On September 27th, 2014, Mount Ontake in Japan erupted and began spewing ash. A popular destination for tourists and beginning hikers, several hundred people were reportedly on the volcano at the time. At least 56 of them didn’t make it off.

Now, in the aftermath of the disaster, damaged cameras and phones are yielding photos that offer a glimpse into what things were like on the slopes just moments before the rumbling began.
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This Diptych Timelapse Points Out Some Similarities Between Paris and NYC

Freelance filmmaker Franck Matellini recently created a clever time-lapse that shows the similarities that defy the 3,363 miles separating Paris and New York City. Using diptych video and brilliant editing, Matellini ties the two towns together using the objects and architecture that define both destinations.

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