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Venezuela Accidentally Used a Photo of an American Detainee in a Tourism Ad

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Here’s a rather humorous example of why it’s important to source your photographs correctly and carefully. Venezuela’s state run television has taken down a photo after it was discovered that they had been trying to promote tourism with a photo of an American that had been detained.
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Rooftopping Photographer Tom Ryaboi Arrested on a Roof in Toronto

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Three photographers, including rooftopping pioneer Tom Ryaboi, were arrested this past Monday after allegedly breaking into the rooftop observation deck of a downtown building in order to take pictures.
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Pilot Selfies Likely Caused Deadly Plane Crash, NTSB Investigation Concludes

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On May 31st, 2014, a small Cessna plane crashed in a field a few miles away from Denver, killing its pilot and passenger. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) just published a report with findings from its investigation, concluding that the crash was most likely caused by the pilot becoming disoriented while taking selfies of himself.
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It Looks Like Someone’s Solargraphy Camera Just Got Blown Up by an Atlanta Bomb Squad

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If you’re looking to do a solargraphy project by leaving a pinhole camera in a place for months, a bridge above a busy freeway is not a smart location choice.

Someone doing this caused a bomb scare in Virginia back in 2013, and it looks like the exact same thing caused a ridiculously huge commotion in Atlanta, Georgia this morning. A busy freeway was shut down in both directions, and a bomb squad was called out to detonate the device.
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Volunteer Photographer Has Baby Shots for Grieving Parents Stolen with Camera Bag

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A North Carolina-based photographer had her camera bag stolen this past weekend. In addition to losing over $5,000 worth of camera gear, what was more devastating was the loss of photos she had taken for parents who lost their newborn baby shortly after he was born.
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Photographers Complain About Yellow Car Found in Picturesque English Village

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Bibury is a Cotswolds village in England that’s famous for its picturesque stone cottages that are the subject of many a photographer’s photos. Lately, however, photographers are complaining about their photos being ruined by an “ugly, yellow car” that’s often parked in the area — a car owned by one of the residents.
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Photo Walk Broken Up by Police After Being Mistaken for a Rave

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A giant photo walk in Los Angeles was broken up this past week by the Los Angeles Police Department after authorities mistook it for a rave.
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Photographer Brandon Stanton Raises $1 Million+ for Brooklyn School Through Portraits

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Photographer Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York has become one of the most influential photo projects in the world since it launched back in November 2010. Tens of millions of people follow Stanton as he shoots portraits of people on the street and shares the images online with their stories.

Here’s a great example of how powerful his photos have become: a single photo posted earlier this month has raised more than $1 million for a school in Brooklyn to help send students to college.
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‘Cloud Bursting’ Service Can Ensure Sunny Wedding Photos for $150,000

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Want to ensure sunshine for bright and happy outdoor wedding photographs? All you need is $150,000.

A UK-based company has begun offering a “cloud bursting” service that can 100% guarantee fair weather for your wedding day and photographs.
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The Super Bowl is a “No Drone Zone,” Says the FAA

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If you’re anywhere near the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona this Sunday while the Super Bowl is going on, you should keep your camera drone stored away. The FAA is warning the public that the Super Bowl is a “No Drone Zone”: fly your drone anywhere within 30 miles of the stadium during the game and you’re breaking the law.
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