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Blast from the Past: The Daily Show Slams Camera Phones as a Useless Combination

In 2004, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart took on a burgeoning technology that they saw as a completely nonsensical mix of two things: the camera phone. As Ed Helms puts it in the “digital watch” segment above, the technology “combines the rapid battery depletion of a high-powered digital camera with the image production capability of a phone.” Read more…

Photoshop Experiment: 1 Photograph, 27 Countries, 27 Definitions of ‘Beautiful’

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They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and if journalist Esther Honig has proven anything with her fascinating Photoshop project Before & After, it’s that whoever ‘they’ are (it turns out, Margaret Wolfe Hungerford) is right. Read more…

Uruguay Footballer Accused of Biting Rival Player Claims Photoshop is Involved

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This has got to be one of the stranger Photoshop controversies we’ve ever run across. Usually, Photoshop in the mainstream news means that some model or celebrity has been poorly altered on a magazine cover, but this time around, it’s a football star going after Photoshop, saying it’s being used in a smear campaign against him. Read more…

EyeEm and Uber Team Up: Get a Free Ride, Take Photos, Win More Free Rides

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Crowd-sourced taxi service Uber and photo-sharing service EyeEm announced an interesting partnership today: EyeEm will give you $20 in Uber credits no strings attached via a promo code, but if you’re willing to document your Uber travels using the app, you can win even more credit and keep on traveling around town for free. Read more…

Instagram in Hot Water for Disabling Mom Blogger’s Account Over Innocent Photo

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The big social networks seem to have a hard time determining what is and is not inappropriate, and to their PR detriment, they seem to make the wrong judgement time and again. The latest case in point comes out of the Instagram camp, that this week decided to disable a mommy blogger’s account for posting ‘inappropriate’ photos of her kids that seem completely innocent. Read more…

Convict Becomes Famous Meme After His ‘Beautiful’ Mugshot Goes Viral

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Mugshots aren’t exactly known as the height of beautiful portrait photography, but 30-year-old felon Jeremy Meeks’ mugshot is something else entirely. Within 24 hours of the photo being posted on the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook, Meeks’ glamour shot had received over 23,000 likes and nearly 6,000 comments… as of this writing those numbers are up to over 87,000 likes and over 11,300 comments.

It’s safe to say this image has gone well and truly viral, turning Meeks into a meme and sparking everything from Photoshop spoofs to a ‘Free Jeremy’ Twitter campaign. Read more…

Annie Leibovitz and Kanye West Clear the Air About Seemingly Insulting Comments

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Following up on the story that angered many in the photo world, it seems that Kanye West and Annie Leibovitz have cleared the air after the comments he made earlier in the week during a Cannes Lions panel. Read more…

external Meet ‘Uncle Bob’: The Wedding Photographer’s Friendly Terror —NPR

 
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Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield Creatively Turn the Paparazzi Into a Force for Good

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In the photography hierarchy, the paparazzi are considered by many to be the lowest of the low. Even when they get attacked by less-than-loved celebrities, the reaction from many of our readers is rarely sympathetic. But thanks to some creativity and quick thinking, actor couple Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield have managed to turn the pap into a force for charity. Read more…

Facebook Eases Stance on Breastfeeding Photos

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Facebook doesn’t have it easy when it comes to moderating content; with approximately 1.3 billion active users, it’s inevitable there will be a few mess-ups over time. But one issue Facebook has continually struggled with sorting out is the social network’s wishy-washy policy on breastfeeding photographs. Read more…