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external Joe Biden Makes His Instagram Debut In Style —NY Daily News

bidenVice President Joe Biden made his first appearance on Instagram this Wednesday with shots including a “selfie” with President Obama, earning over 3,600 Likes within the first 27 minutes of posting.

 
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external Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography —NPR

 
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Kid Gets Kicked in the Head Trying to Take a Selfie Too Close to a Moving Train

YouTube user Jared Michael learned a valuable lesson recently when he attempted to take a selfie too close to a moving freight train and received a kick to the head as a reward. Read more…

World Wildlife Fund’s #LastSelfie Campaign Uses Snapchat to Raise Awareness About Endangered Species

In a world filled with more social media platforms than you can shake a stick at, it’s inevitable companies are going to do their best to exploit the social media platforms to their benefit. Oftentimes it’s tacky, but once in a while it’s creative, unique and powerful — as this ad by the World Wildlife Fund in Denmark and Turkey goes to show. Read more…

external “School stabbing victim’s selfie was perfectly fine” —CNN

School stabbing victim Nate Scimio is being criticized for taking a selfie in the hospital immediately after the tragedy, but Mel Robbins of CNN comes to his defense:

Anyone who is criticizing Nate is clearly out of touch with the way teens communicate with one another and the psychological needs of people after a traumatic event. When Nate whipped out his camera, held up his bandaged arm and snapped that photo, he was pulling his best friends into the hospital room to get a view of his perspective and reality.

 
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Seizure-Inducing Website Shares Real-Time Feed of #Selfie Tagged Instagram Photos

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While you can argue that #selfies have nothing to do with photography as an industry, it’s safe to say they’ve become a staple of a generation in which photography is as easily accessible as it’s ever been.

Even if you don’t mind selfies though, we might have come across a resource that will overwhelm even the most diehard selfie-takers. It’s called Selfeed, and it uses the hashtag “#selfie” to stream a real-time feed of the self-portraits shared on Instagram. Read more…

Aaron Huey Uses an Instagram Print Sale to Teach a New Generation the Value of Prints

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National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey made $10K selling prints on Instagram earlier this week, but it wasn’t because he needed the money. The incredibly talented photog wants to bring the joy of prints to a whole new generation because, in his own words, “Prints make the world a better place. Period.” Read more…

Photographer Pokes Fun at Controversial Golf Digest Cover in Hilarious Fashion

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If you’re into Golf, you might have heard about this controversy over the most recent cover of Golf Digest. Apparently, the magazine erred when it decided to put Paulina Gretzky (daughter of famed hockey player Wayne Gretzky and fiancĂ© of pro golfer Dustin Johnson) on the cover instead of an actual… you know… golfer.

But rather than get caught up in all that, Orlando-based photographer Cy Cyr decided to spoof the cover instead. Read more…

Humor: Family Guy’s Peter Griffin Officially Joins Instagram

For the record, we realize that this is only marginally photo related, but we couldn’t help ourselves. Because Family Guy protagonist Peter Griffin has officially joined Instagram, and he’s already taking on some of the photo clichĂ©s that make us cringe. Read more…

Portrait Analysis Reveals That The Human Face Can Express At Least 21 Emotions

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How many human emotions can you capture on camera? According to a study by researchers at Ohio State University, the number is at least 21.
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