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A Tongue-in-Cheek Take on Camera Test Videos

Chicago-based photographer and videographer Jon Cole made this test video for the Sony FS7 that puts a humorous tongue-in-cheek spin on generic camera test videos. It features a “model’s commentary” voiceover by his wife that imagines what the subjects in these videos are thinking when their friend or family member gets a new camera and asks them to stand in for a “quick test”.

(via Jon Cole via cinema5D)

external How the Camera Doomed Google Glass —The Atlantic

But Google Glass wasn’t just a way to keep a screen in front of your face all the time; it was also a way to record everything going in front of you. And it turns out very few people are willing to be viewed as walking, talking invasions of privacy.

 
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Call of Duty Ad Imagines the Crazy Man Behind the KillCam Camera

A common feature of first person shooter video games is an instant replay that pops up every time your character is killed, showing you exactly how you met your demise. Above is a new ad for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare that features Randal Higgins, the imaginary cameraman behind the game’s “KillCam”. (Warning: There’s some strong language).
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An Outdoor Photo Exhibition Built Into a Giant Snow Camera and Film Sculpture

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Finnish photography student Tomi Rantanen contacted us to tell us about a unique exhibition that he participated in last week. His photography school, Kuusamo College, partnered up with students from the University of Lapland to create an outdoor exhibition out of snow and ice.
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Disabled Photographer Petitioning Canon to Make a DSLR for Left-Handed People

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Throughout the history of photography, cameras have mostly been designed with right handed people in mind. For DSLRs in particular, the shutter button and camera controls are usually on the right side of the camera, making it difficult to operate without using your right hand.

Florida-based photographer Sylvia Cacciatore is on a mission to change that: she’s currently petitioning Canon to consider developing a camera that’s designed specifically for left-handed people.
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Chinese Couples Flocking to South Korea for $4,000 TV Set Engagement Photos

China’s CCTV is reporting that more and more couples in Asia are flocking to South Korea in order to have their engagement photos captured on the sets of Korean drama TV shows. These shoots can cost upwards of $4,000 — at least four times more than the shoots would cost in other countries.
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Taking Artsy Photos is 7th in List of Sexiest Creative Behaviors, Scientists Find

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Taking artistic photographs is one of the sexiest forms of creativity — at least that’s what scientists are reporting. The activity ranked 7th on a list of most desirable qualities in a partner according to a new research paper that was published recently.
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New Atlanta Stadium’s Roof Opens and Closes Like an 8-Blade Camera Lens Aperture

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Here’s something super random that caught our attention: the new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons football team features an innovative roof design that seems to be inspired by the world of photography: it opens and closes like an 8-blade camera lens aperture.
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Leica Has Created Two Single Edition M Rangefinders Designed by Elementary School Kids

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Leica has created two unique M-series rangefinders based on designs by elementary school kids. One is a Leica M (type 240) covered with a rainbow pattern, and the other is a Leica M-E with a dragon and swordsman drawn onto the front of the camera.
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The Importance of Contracts: Wedding Photog in a Dispute Over Album ‘Cover’ Charge

Update: There are new developments in this story. Please see below.


There’s a dispute going on over in Texas that shows the importance of getting your contracts right as a photographer. A pair of Dallas newlyweds are going public with their disagreement with wedding photographer Andrea Polito over an album “cover” charge that Polito is asking for — a charge that doesn’t specifically show up in the contract.
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