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Man Has DSLR Stolen by Flight Attendant, Then Finds it on eBay and Gets It Back

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A former Ryanair flight attendant has pleaded guilty to stealing items that passengers left behind on airplanes. He was busted after a man accidentally left his DSLR behind and then later found the same camera for sale on eBay.
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A First-Person Shooter Called Street Photography

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In my early teenage years I loved nothing more than gaming and going to LAN parties every weekend. Unreal Tournament, Battlefield 1942 and Counter-Strike were my favorites back then. Although I also liked strategy games like Warcraft 3, I spent most of my time playing Counter-Strike with my friends till early in the morning.

I’m not much of a gamer anymore besides an occasional SNES night, but recently a crazy thought crossed my mind. If street photography were a game, it would definitely be a first-person shooter.
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Tinder’s Dating App Now Lets You Judge People’s Instagram Photos Too

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The popular dating app Tinder has announced a new update that throws more photography into the matchmaking mix. In addition to seeing users’ profile pictures, you’ll now be able to browse through Instagram photographs to get to know people — and their photo skills — better before making a decision to connect.
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Meet London’s First Bitcoin-Only Photographer

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Abigail Scarlett is a London-based photographer who believes that Bitcoin is the future. Her belief is so strong, in fact, that she’s willing to put her digital currency where her mouth is. For the next half year, Scarlett will only be accepting photo work that is paid in Bitcoin.
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Magic Lantern Pulled ‘Unfunny’ April Fool’s Prank that Put Blue Screen of Death on DSLRs

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Magic Lantern is being slammed online after pulling an “unfunny” April Fool’s Day prank that gave DSLR owners a fake “Blue Screen of Death.” The message on the screen contained phoney technical details and informed users that their camera was “bricked.”
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Selfie with Google Street View Car Shows Up on Street View

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Nasr Bitar took a selfie when a Google Street View car drove behind him last fall, and recently he found a photo of himself taking the selfie on Google Street View.
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This Photographer Built the Ultimate Camera Suit

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This photographer was spotted taking pictures at an anime street festival in Osaka, Japan, with a crazy DIY camera rig that covered his upper body. The kit included three DSLRs, three off camera flashes, multiple action cameras, a smartphone, an external hard drive, and more.
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Wedding Photographer Dies After Hitting Head in Fall at Andy Murray’s Rehearsal

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Wedding photographer Gordon Jack passed away yesterday after a freak accident on Friday at the wedding rehearsal of tennis superstar Andy Murray.
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Texas Bill Limiting the Photography of Cops Dropped After ‘Loud’ Public Outcry

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It was a month ago that a Texas lawmaker sparked a hoopla by proposing a bill that would limit the photography and filming of officers. If passed, anyone caught pointing a camera at an officer from within 25 feet could be charged with breaking the law.

Public outcry was swift and loud, and people even began sending death threats to the representative’s office. Good news today: the bill is now dead.
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‘Photography Woes’ Meme Shares the Cringeworthy Things Photographers Hear

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There’s a new set of photography memes that have generated quite a bit of attention over the past week. “Photography Woes” is a set of meme images featuring true horror stories by professional photographers that are both funny and sad at the same time.
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