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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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White House Unhappy After Obama Selfie Turned Into Samsung Ad

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President Obama may want to think twice now before casually approving a selfie with a celebrity. A self-portrait taken with Obama by Red Sox baseball player David Ortiz is being used by Samsung as a promotional pic, and the administration isn’t happy about it.
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Model from Target Photoshop Fail Makes Light of the Blunder on Ellen

The Target Photoshop blunder last month attracted a LOT of bad press for the company. Target was called out in a big way, they had to come out and apologize to the public, and we doubt they’ll ever shop out their Photoshop work en masse for cheap again.

But one questions not a lot of people asked was “how does the model feel about this?” Read more…

The Expendables 3 Promo Posters Feature Pointless Studio Lights that Do Nothing

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Okay, it’s probably safe to say that ONLY photography nerds and photo websites will notice this, but for those of us who fit into those two categories the posters below sit somewhere between amusing and annoying.

You see, the Expendables 3 promo posters revealed recently feature studio lights in the frame because, well, they give the photos a certain ‘star studded’ feel. The problem is, the lights are frequently pointless and sometimes look like they’re lighting up something that is actually in shadow. Read more…

A Roundup of April Fools’ 2014 Jokes in the World of Photography

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As we’ve done for the past couple of years, rather than try our hand at comedy and post something tricky on April Fools, we instead round up all the best photography April Fools’ jokes we can find and post them all in one place.

Buckle up, enjoy the ride, and try to imagine a world where these ideas were actually real. Read more…

Pop Star Lorde Shows Off Her Blemishes on Twitter After Finding ‘Shopped Image


The latest celebrity to speak out against the use of Photoshop — or if not speak out then at least point out the difference between Photoshop and reality — is Grammy-winning pop singer Lorde. In a tweet (seen above) sent out two days ago, the singer showed the difference between a touched up photo and a regular photo of her taken at the exact same show.

To her credit, she didn’t go on an anti-Photoshop tirade or slam the photographer who took the first photo. She simply posted both photos, explained what they were, and added the caption “remember flaws are ok :-)”

(via Huffington Post)

This Simple Flowchart Will Help You Decide if You Should Take that Selfie

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We’ve shared many a flowchart, both serious and silly, in our day, but this one is definitely the most simple and straightforward of them all. Put together by Doghouse Diaries, it’ll help you answer that ever-present question that undoubtedly plagues all of your waking hours and haunts your dreams: should I take this selfie?

(via Gizmodo)

The Latest Instagram Trend is Called ‘Baby Suiting,’ and It’s Actually Kinda Cute

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Are you looking for a creative new way to photograph your newborn at home AND you like to be part of the newest social media trends? Well you’re in luck, because a new thing called “Baby Suiting” is sweeping the Instagram nation right now. Read more…

Humor: Hilariously Accurate Generic Brand Video Put Together from Stock Video Clips

Using only stock video footage from their library, Dissolve Footage took a humor article titled “This Is a Generic Brand Video” by Kendra Eash and turned it into a cliché-filled reality that will either have you laughing or crying… or both. Read more…

Obsessed Teen Tried to Take His Own Life Because He Couldn’t Get a Good Selfie

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Selfies are typically a point of ridicule for us, something to poke fun at or, on occasion, use as a force for good. But for 19-year-old Danny Bowman, the quest for the perfect selfie turned into an obsession that supposedly culminated in a suicide attempt. Read more…