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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 fiancé 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 clichés 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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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…