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This Bizarre Jacket is Covered with Cameras to Repel and Photograph Attackers

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The “Aposematic Jacket” is not your average piece of men’s apparel. For one thing, it’s covered with camera lenses, front and back. The garment is designed to protect you on the streets by repelling would-be attackers and helping you photograph them if they get too close for comfort.
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Special Printer Brings SnapChat Into the Real World, Spits Out Prints that Burst Into Flames

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If Instagram is the digital version of Polaroid, then SnapChat is the digital version of those Mission Impossible messages that would self-destruct after you listened to them. Of course, one of those only exists in the movies… or we should say ‘existed.’

Thanks to artist Diego Trujillo Pisanty and his project This Tape Will Self-Destruct, there is not a real-world printer that creates self-destructing photos ala. SnapChat. Read more…

external Survey Says Teenagers Prefer Instagram Over Facebook —Forbes

In terms of social media, Instagram’s popularity surged between the spring and fall. The report said that 72% of the surveyed teenagers were active on Facebook as of April, but now it is down to 45%. Instagram usage jumped from 69% to 76%.

 
Oct 15, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Interesting New ‘Donut Selfie’ Technique Makes for Cool Travel-Lapse Videos

Have you ever heard of the ‘donut selfie’? Probably not since it was just ‘debuted’ today, but it’s actually pretty neat. A donut selfie is an interesting take on the video selfie that uses a panoramic technique to create a perpetual, seamless selfie across multiple locations.

We’ve seen similar techniques before, but never anything quite like Karen X. Cheng‘s new ‘donut’ version. Plus, you can create one from start to finish using just a phone. Read more…

The Dunning-Kruger Peak of Photography

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This humorous graphic was created by Lee Hutchinson over at Ars Technica in a recent article comparing the iPhone 6 Plus to a Canon DSLR. It suggests that people who are just starting out in photography commonly experience a period of delusion in which they suddenly think they are much greater at photography than they actually are.
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Miss World Philippines Portraits: Is This Poor Beauty Retouching or a Cultural Preference?

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We received a tip today from a reader who asked us to take a look at the official portraits for the Miss World Philippines 2014 candidates. The tipster had harsh things to say about the images, saying the creator, “must’ve been bored or high when he post-processed these photos.”
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Michael Schumacher’s Ski Accident Brain Injury Said to Be Caused by his GoPro Helmet Cam

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Formula 1 racing legend Michael Schumacher is still making his slow recovery from a serious skiing accident he suffered on December 29th, 2013. While skiing through an unsecured area in the French Alps, Schumacher crashed and slammed his head into a rock.

Doctors credit his helmet with saving his life, saying he likely would have died had he not been wearing one. But this weekend a new fact emerged: the GoPro mounted to his helmet is reportedly what caused the brain damage.
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external Camera phones have become the best defense against big government —NYPost

The Second Amendment was designed to give people the right to the tools to fight back against their government if necessary.

Today we need a new Second Amendment — an express, broad right to film public officials doing public business. Politicians should be made to state a position on the matter.

 
Oct 12, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Director Featured in Canon Ad Says He Used Sony, Tells Canon to Get ‘Its Facts Right’

Update: Canon tells us that “The ‘Director’ spot bears no relation to the individual profiled in this story,” and that it is “a completely fictional character.”


Canon’s big “See Impossible” marketing push has received quite a bit of mockery from the creative community, as people hoped for more from the hyped-up countdown than an ad campaign and a couple of inspirational videos.

There’s also a new development that hurts Canon’s efforts even more: it turns out that one of the two people featured by Canon didn’t actually shoot with Canon, and he’s calling the company out on it.
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French Feminists Say Iconic V-J Day Kiss Photo Shows Sexual Assault, Want Statue Taken Down

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Feminists in France are demanding that a statue based on Alfred Eisenstaedt‘s iconic ‘VJ-day in Times Square’ photo be taken down. They say that the original image it was based on is one that portrays sexual assault.

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