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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.

 
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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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Rediscovered Slides Show Victorians Knew How to Get Silly In Front of the Camera

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Funny faces and unusual antics in front of a camera might be more prevalent now than ever before, but if you think our Victorian ancestors didn’t have fun with film every once in a while, you might be pleasantly surprised to see this humorous collection of slides that prove you wrong. Read more…

Video: GoPro Fantasy Versus GoPro Reality

Mike Fry recently bought a GoPro, and like many before and after him that bought or will buy an action cam in the hopes of creating extreme action videos like the ones in the GoPro ads, he quickly came to a grim realization: his life isn’t actually all that exciting.

And so, as a sort of tribute to the 99.99% of us who will never ski off a cliff with a parachute strapped to our back like the guys in the action cam ads, he created the aptly titled video: My Life Vs…GoPro.

Fuji X100T Reviewed at the #OccupyCentral Protest in Hong Kong

The recent #occupycentral pro-democratic election protests in Hong Kong have been all over the news the past few days, and so, when it came time to review the new Fuji X100T, DigitalRev TV decided to take to the protest site. Read more…

The Types of People You Find in a NEW Photographer Facebook Group

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The title kind of says it all, so why don’t we just jump right in? Here are the ten types of people you’ll find in a new photographers Facebook group. Read more…

China Blocks Instagram as Hong Kong Protest Photos Roll In

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In the wake of the pro-democracy Occupy Central protests rocking Hong Kong, the Chinese government has tightened its already short censorship leash, adding photo sharing site Instagram to the list of sites now unusable in mainland China.
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